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£240,000 Ferrari 458 gets stuck in the sand at Watergate Bay, near Newquay

By CG_News  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

the Ferrari 458 Spyder on Watergate Bay beach

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CAPABLE of reaching nearly 200mph, this is the moment a Ferrari supercar was going nowhere fast.

The stunning Ferrari 458 Spyder, a mid-engined supercar that can go from 0-60mph in just three seconds, got beached on the sands of Watergate Bay, near Newquay.

The sports car was being used by Ferrari magazine for a shoot and had been taken off a trailer when it bogged down in the ruts of a tractor.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm that the Ferrari 458 Spider pictured on the beach at Watergate Bay on Wednesday was on loan from Carrs Ferrari in Exeter and was centre stage in a fashion shoot arranged by and for The Official Ferrari Magazine.

"This fashion shoot was organised with the permission of the Watergate Bay Hotel, which owns this section of the beach, who arranged for a tractor and trailer to transport the Ferrari to the required location on the beach.

"Unfortunately, when the Ferrari 458 Spider was off-loaded from the trailer, the rear wheels bedded-down into the ruts created by the tractor, giving the impression that the car had beached itself.

"The tractor pulled the Ferrari out without any damage. At no point was the car actually driven on the beach."

One on-looker said the £240,000 car was removed later that day.

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  • BobToronto  |  January 24 2014, 4:07PM

    Even in the UK where most cars have small engines, all the cars sold can exceed 70mph. What is Josdaves point? Has he/she a car which is unsafe at 70? My 4.3 Litre van obviously will meet with disapproval

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  • Pink_Diesel  |  January 23 2014, 4:46PM

    Wrong car, wrong tyres. The tyres you need for this are 'ballon' tyres - I used them when I was on Mddle East sand. They have no tread so ride on top of the sand and don't ig in.

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  • DipStick  |  January 23 2014, 4:41PM

    "What's the point of owning a car such as this, when you can't legally go faster than 70, other than a status symbol for posers?". It's called "choice". You're quite free NOT to buy a Ferrari if that's what you want, but why knock those that do? DS

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  • josdave  |  January 23 2014, 2:57PM

    What's the point of owning a car such as this, when you can't legally go faster than 70, other than a status symbol for posers?

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