Ferrari 458 becomes the most expensive prize in 'Price is Right' history

April 26, 2013 12:00 AM

If you've ever watched "The Price is Right" - and let's face it, you probably have - you're likely familiar with the big prize reveal before each individual game. Contestants get to see what they're playing for, often trying to guess the price value as they go along. While prizes normally encompass things like dining room sets or trips, one lucky gamer got the opportunity of a lifetime when the announcer introduced a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider - the most expensive prize ever featured on the show. 

AutoBlog reports that the contestant had to play the game "Three Strikes." To win, she would have had to pull numbers at random and try to guess the price of the vehicle, which wound up being $285,716. Eventually, the contestant used up her three strikes and missed out on the black, 570-horsepower car. 

This isn't an entirely new action for "The Price is Right," Yahoo Autos reports. Just three years ago the show gave away a Tesla Roadster, which at the time was the most valuable car it ever gave away. 

At the end of the day, it may be for the best she didn't win the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. The taxes, maintenance and even things like an automotive oil change may have all had to be carefully tended to or customized, which is probably better suited for an automobile fanatic to deal with. 

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