• Dec 19th 2006 at 4:24PM
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Why do bad things happen to good cars? It seems to us that Ferraris are getting crashed left, right and center, and we're here to say they don't deserve this. We're speaking up for the little red-headed sportscars that can't speak for themselves (except in indiscernible revs and exhaust notes... and in Pixar movies).

The latest, at least, was not an Enzo. The world supply of those rare supercars is being rapidly and dangerously depleted by ostensibly careless drivers who seem to be routinely writing them off. No, this one was "just" a Modena, a 360 Spider to be precise, crashed into a lamp post at an intersection in Perth, Australia. By the looks of things, it was just the front end that was wrapped around the pole, while the rest of the car looks fine. But there's bound to be some structural damage to the 360's aluminum frame, and you can try to fix that, but she'll never be the same.

In response to this latest assault on the Ferrari community, we're marching to the UN to drum up support for a new bill to be passed that mandates the death sentence for anyone who acts so carelessly as to kill an innocent Ferrari. Exceptions will be legislated for official factory drivers, but everyone else is hereby put on notice.

[Source: Le Blog Auto – French]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Almost all of these exotic kill stories are the same -- rich guy buys an exotic, rich guy has no talent, rich guy crashes his exotic in conditions under which he would not have crashed a Camry, turns out rich guy was driving like a jackhole.

      News flash: these exotics are being consumed by the same thing that consumes their owners -- wanton disregard for common sense. There is no other possible outcome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A hit like tat will for sure have some frame damage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ugh. It's a 360 Modena--the ugliest car out of Italy since the Countach.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I used to feel bad that these ferraris were being destroyed. When I saw the autoblog post on ferrari maintenance, I realized that these cars are high priced pieces of $#!^. What good is an exotic if it can't even be driven reliably? I wish Honda was really into the super car thing. In the meantime, give me an Ariel Atom.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Proof positive that money can't buy you skill.
      • 8 Years Ago
      it doesn't look very bad. I think it hasn't to fast.

      • 8 Years Ago
      This story is awesome.

      Happened in my home town few days ago, and its spread like wildfire across the internet!

      The guy was a douche anyway.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A video of a similar crash is here http://youtube.com/watch?v=FcQLj8z2JdY (starts about 30 seconds in.)

      1) Driver punches gas
      2) Car gets sideways
      3) Driver lifts off gas
      4) Car regains traction
      5) Car goes exactly where it is pointed!

      • 8 Years Ago
      I seem to recall Chrysler used to have some rule where they could not sell a Viper to someone unless they had proof of taking a driving course -- or that Chrysler included the course in the price of the Viper. Something like that. A very good idea, because people with this much cash to put into a car prove the concept that stupid people get rich -- perhaps because they are more easily currupted.

      So I wish they would learn to drive their toys correctly so that we could all go back to being jealous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      IT'S A CONSPIRACY!! Some form of optic ray, ego overbooster, or electromagnetic pulse generation is being employed to for these beautiful beasts into inanimate objects.

      Who's profitting from this? Besides, exotic car body shops, I'd say someone who has a warehouse full and ready to auction off as soon as the number dwindle.

      Worst yet, they hold on to their ladies in red and deprive the masses (of super wealthy folks) from ever driving these machines ever again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Boo hoo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The driver has been arrestyed and charged for Driving Under the Influence. He had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.244, nearly five times the legal limit of 0.05.

      I'm surprised the guy could walk to his car...
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