Brand New Ferrari 812 GTS Goes For An Unplanned Swim In Italian Lake

A brand new Ferrari 812 GTS was found swimming in the Lake of Garda in Italy yesterday, not literally. The car wasn’t parked properly and slipped into the lake. Perhaps it was the driver’s fault who was unable to understand the complex parking method of the car or just a simple mishap. Either way, the car owner must be going bonkers right now.

Nobody was hurt during the accident besides the car. It was found one foot deep in the water yesterday. The amount of damage suffered by the car is unclear but since it went into the lake, it could be major. Here are more details on the matter:

How did The Ferrari 812 GTS end up in the Lake?

According to local media, the Italian supercar was parked along the Via Achille Grandi highway in Sirmione, Brescia, in the country’s north.

According to Formula Passion, the Ferrari was left in neutral without a handbrake. Although most cars, particularly those with traditional handbrakes will find this easier, it is more difficult for those with electronic handbrakes. However, leaving a Ferrari 812 GTS in neutral without an emergency brake is not very common.

To engage neutral in the Ferrari 812 GTS, the driver must pull both paddle shifters, but after releasing the brake, the car automatically engages Park Lock to prevent the vehicle from moving. Carwash mode activates neutral, switches off the vehicle, and flips on the accessory mode in three seconds, allowing the driver to leave the car in neutral without activating the handbrake.

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When compared to the traditional approach, this is a fairly complicated procedure. It’s unclear if the Ferrari 812 GTS driver did the same. Whatever the reason, the Ferrari slid into the river and was submerged in about a foot of water.

There has been no news about how much damage was caused to the car because of the accident but it was reported that the car was towed out of the Lake. The good thing is nobody was hurt during the incident (besides the pocket of the car owner) and the engine wasn’t hydro locked either.

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