Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment the daring duo, a 56-year-old Dutchman and a 46-year-old Belgian, were pursuing one another along the country lanes of Osimo in Ancona when they both took a bend far too quickly. The cars – worth a combined £500,000 – hit a bump and flew through the air before smashing into a nearby villa.
The first Ferrari – a red 296 GTB – rammed head-on into the villa wall and sustained considerable damage. But the other – a blue F12 Berlinetta – sailed even further, bulldozing through the villa fence and almost immediately bursting into flames.
One driver can be seen emerging from the red Ferrari apparently unhurt, but the second painstakingly dragged himself from the smoking blue Ferrari, staggered toward his friend and collapsed. Moments later, orange flames could be seen snaking out from under the bonnet of the F12 and quickly whipped up into a fearsome blaze that consumed the vehicle. Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the crash site on via Molino Basso close to Osimo’s La Coccinella shopping centre. An air ambulance was also scrambled, according to local media, given the extent of the crash. The men were taken to a hospital in the regional capital Ancona, but miraculously suffered only minor injuries.