• May 5, 2008
Somewhere, a father in Melbourne weeps. There were 16 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradales imported to Australia and New Zealand. There are now 15. A proud dad gave his son the keys to his so-rare-it's-almost-extinct Ferrari, and his son got a little too frisky with the audacious redhead. She didn't appreciate his advances, he lost control of the situation, and that little redhead introduced him to a pole... at a high rate of speed by the looks of it.

And as if that didn't beat all, the kid had to call home. While news crews watched. And filmed. Only to have newspapers and blogs spread the story around the world. No word on what his father said, but it probably rhymed with "Why I oughta @#!"

Police say the driver was speeding, which means he must not have seen these commercials. But now, at least, he has a theme song, so sing along: "To you other kids all across the land, take it from me, parents just don't understand..." Thanks for the tip, Patrick!

[Source: Sydney Morning Herald]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 104 Comments
      arms18
      • 6 Years Ago
      what dad would give his "stupid, immature, mentally vacant, irresponsible, hormone saturated son the keys to a irreplaceable Ferrari????? I would not let me son, whose is 34 and getting his degree in psychology, the keys to any of my collector cars. I do not have a Ferrari, but I do have a 58 Chevy Impala convertible and a hardtop; and a 59 Chevy Impala convertible and a hardtop. I am looking for a 58 thru 61 Vette. But, even though I trust my son, there are some things a father just does not trust his children with having.
      skooter
      • 6 Years Ago
      My sister lives in calif. and she said that rich people outhere sometimes give there spoiled kids fast cars before the life insurance runs out !
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice bracelet, Poindexter.
      Kali
      • 6 Years Ago
      That will buff right out
      • 6 Years Ago
      John B @ May 5th 2008 1:51PM
      Well, a Toyota Yaris maybe.

      I'm glad no one was seriously injured but I'm seriously fed up with idiots who think they have the skills to tame cars like this. I hope his father takes him to Aussie equivalent of the wood shed for a good beating.
      ****
      WHY? The kid's father was STUPID in handing the keys over to him....just goes to show you that being rich doesn't make you SMART.

      I thought I would also add that the "redhead" that the writer is referring to is the car, not another passenger.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The price of your car is usally relevant to your income. So and expensive car wrecked by a rich kid has the same relevence as a middle class kid wrecking a cheap car.
      Good news; the value of the other 15 just went up!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a rule - I do not loan my car to anyone. I am selfish, but the rule has worked fine so far - no one has called to tell me they just totaled my car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I go by that rule too but I have a second rule I also go by and that is to never drive anyone else's cars. I have turned down a lot of offers to drive some crazy cars. Example: 1100HP Ford GT. It is a fast way to screw up a friendship.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably stole the keys when the dad wasn't looking. What dad is going to let their kid drive that by themselves? Its so Ferris Bueller.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I bet you didn't share your building blocks either. I too have never received the "i crashed your car" phone call either yet i have loaned out my truck countless times to friends who need to pick something up, I even let my friend use my XJR because he wanted to impress a date.

        The moral of the story here isn't to be a selfish bastard, its to be smart. If my 18 y/o brother asked to borrow my Jaguar to take to the prom i'd laugh and hang up on him. If my 30y/o brother called and asked to use the truck to pick up mulch, i'd throw him the keys.

        Is dad an idiot for letting his borrow his car? We don't know. Perhaps the kid has a M3 as his daily driver.

        We should all simply mourn the loss of a beautiful and rare(er) car, and simultaneously say a small prayer in thanks that no one was injured or killed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, a Toyota Yaris maybe.

        I'm glad no one was seriously injured but I'm seriously fed up with idiots who think they have the skills to tame cars like this. I hope his father takes him to Aussie equivalent of the wood shed for a good beating. Lucky the kid and passenger didn't suffer the same fate as Danny Heatley. I do like the location though:

        "the spectacular accident, which took place on Batman Avenue."
      • 6 Years Ago
      One word... ouch!

      Glad the kid is alive... now its time for a beating!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dietrich is in Australia now??
      charlie
      • 6 Years Ago
      showing off for the hoes!
      i dont think there impressed!

      lol a.s.s!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So much jealousy posted here. If ya got it spend it as you see fit and loan the darn car if you want, it's only a car it's insured. You can't take it with you. Been doing it since I made it and will continue to do so.
      L
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who in thier right mind would hand a car like that over to a kid? Most adults with years and years of driving experience cannot handle that kind of car! Thank heaven's no one was hurt!
    • Load More Comments