Garage Valet Totals Ferrari 599 GTO In Rome, Confused The Pedals

Anne Sewell

Warning, more sensitive lovers of luxury Italian cars will not like this piece of news. A garage valet has smashed a Ferrari 599 GTO, worth around $445,000, into a store front in Rome, Italy, totally writing it off.

Roberto Cinto, 38, was hospitalized after the accident, but apparently this was more for shock, than physical injury. And who wouldn't be shocked after totaling such a precious vehicle?

Readers may know that sinking feeling when they hear a crunch while trying to park in a difficult spot. Imagine that feeling times about one thousand and you will know how Cinto felt when he wrote off the Ferrari 599 GTO.

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 1, 2015

While the hotel was only a very short distance from the garage, he managed to smash the car into a local store front, almost completely destroying that as well.

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 2, 2015

"I got confused – instead of the brake, I pressed down on the accelerator."

The particular Ferrari 599 GTO that Cinto wrote off is pretty powerful. The car has a 670bhp V12 engine and apparently weighs only 1,495kg.

— Ineke Ligthart (@LigthartIneke12) March 31, 2015

According to the Mirror Online, photos of the hapless Ferrari 599 GTO have since gone viral on the social media and according to the Italian media, the insurance company is "probing the incident."

It seems some Twitter members are rather cruelly calling the incident, "valet parking Italian style."

— syedasad (@dsyedasad) April 1, 2015

The photo below will give you an idea what the car looked like before the crash.

[Image: Ferrari 599 GTO Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Axion23]