• Mar 18, 2007

The motorsport press thought it was a big deal when Ferrari made their F1 car longer than last season's by a couple of inches. Well, some nutjobs in a chop-shop somewhere have taken things a step further by hacking a perfectly good Ferrari in two and adding a few seats, turning out a gran turismo even longer than the 612 Scaglietti.

To make matters worse, this wasn't some 80's-era $30k Ferrari, either: they've chopped up a previous-generation 360 Modena, arguably among the most beautiful of modern road-going Ferraris.

Although we hate to admit it, logistically speaking, stretching out a mid-engine car with rear-wheel-drive technically makes more sense than running a long driveshaft from a front-engined limo all the way to the rear axle (as Top Gear's Richard Hammond reckoned with his stretched MGF). But that's where our sense of charity ends and our sense of outrage kicks back in. This is the automotive equivalent of painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.

If you can bear it, there's a video after the jump.

[Source: Bilfeber]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      It's just a car.
      But then again, it is (was?) a Ferrari.
      Oh, the hell you can raise with a sawzall and a mig welder......
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just threw up a little in my mouth.
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      It will be pretty damn impressive if they pull it off with these numbers:

      "Conclusion:"

      "The anticipated weight increase of the 2700mm structure is 150kg which will be
      equivalent to two passengers, and the overall stiffness of the original vehicle will be
      maintained through correct engineering principles and correct manufacturing placement
      of the carbon fibre reinforcement.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's pretty slick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very sad. I think Hummer limos are stupid but this...painful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What kind of mechanics listen to Dream Academy?

      Oh yea...the kind that chop up Ferraris.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From this video it looks as to me that this is done by british garage. in the video you may see a flag that looks I think like the flag of britain. (you british have strenge sometime stupid also ideas )
      • 7 Years Ago
      After re-reading it again, I see you were implying that Richard was agreeing with "mid-engined is better" approach. A little dicey wording, there.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can the garage be tried for war crimes?

      • 7 Years Ago
      Ghastly - and I'm not even going to bother with the video.
      • 7 Years Ago

      Barrett-Jackson sued a customer for defamation, Ferrari ought to sue...and BIG TIME, any idiot who does something like this to one of it's products.
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