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Ferrari meets phone pole at 162mph
February 28, 2006 6:27 PM   Subscribe

Scratch one Enzo Ferrari. Dodgy Swedish game-maker kisses Malibu telephone phone at 162mph.
posted by soiled cowboy (44 comments total)

 
How is ATA Airlines relate to the Sweedish Mafia Enzo hit?
posted by b1tr0t at 6:35 PM on February 28, 2006


[fixed link]
posted by jessamyn at 6:39 PM on February 28, 2006


Um, The Farrari Enzo is a car, like a Toyota Camery. Enzo Farrari is a man, who founded Farrari. Also, I can't belive this isn't a dupe, as it's been everywhere already.

Anyway, Stefan Eriksson claimed that someone else had been driving the car.
posted by delmoi at 6:43 PM on February 28, 2006


More links and rampant speculation at Ferrari Chat. (you have to register for an account to see their pictures)
posted by b1tr0t at 6:43 PM on February 28, 2006


Oh, my mistake the car is actualy a Ferrari Enzo Ferrari. Hrhm.
posted by delmoi at 6:44 PM on February 28, 2006


The new developments from the first link are kind of interesting, even though this is a week old.
posted by smackfu at 6:48 PM on February 28, 2006


And as a bonus, here's a crashed brand-new Ford GT.
posted by smackfu at 6:50 PM on February 28, 2006


Plenty more crashed cars at Wrecked Exotics.
posted by b1tr0t at 6:57 PM on February 28, 2006


I eagerly await the police tracking down this German fellow, Dietrich.

What an incredibly lame cover story that was.
posted by teece at 6:57 PM on February 28, 2006


Good riddance. What a jackass.
posted by fandango_matt at 7:11 PM on February 28, 2006


telephone phone
posted by wakko at 7:12 PM on February 28, 2006


More Pics.
posted by jba at 7:23 PM on February 28, 2006


To fast, to furious, too fuckin' rich. Too bad.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:23 PM on February 28, 2006


To bad grammar! Cheers!
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:24 PM on February 28, 2006


Telephone phone, indeed. Apologies for that, and the crap link (now fixed) and the tardiness.
posted by soiled cowboy at 7:27 PM on February 28, 2006


Wow. I actually saw that comment complaining about "telephone phone", compared it to the original post, saw they were the same and wondered what the heck he was complaining about. Can't trust this mind of mine.
posted by smackfu at 7:39 PM on February 28, 2006


Has anyone seen the engine or is it still going?
posted by wfrgms at 7:40 PM on February 28, 2006


It would have been better if he died.
posted by puke & cry at 7:40 PM on February 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


That first link didn't use to require registration, did it?
posted by smackfu at 7:44 PM on February 28, 2006


From the first link:
A gun's magazine found near the wreckage may be connected to the accident, and a Scottish bank says it might own the destroyed car.

Is it just me, or is "gun's magazine" really awkward construction?
posted by crank at 7:51 PM on February 28, 2006


The word 'schaedenfreud' comes to mind.
posted by marvin at 7:53 PM on February 28, 2006


"Might" own? Hell maybe I "own" it, who knows?

And from a company that's given us some of the world's most gorgeous cars, the Enzo is one damn ugly Ferrari.
posted by jalexei at 8:03 PM on February 28, 2006


Dietrich crashed my hotrod.
posted by bardic at 8:09 PM on February 28, 2006


Is it just me, or is "gun's magazine" really awkward construction?

I think it usefully distinguishes that kind of magazine from the kind you read, or from a kind-you-read magazine about guns.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:11 PM on February 28, 2006


Regarding the crashed Ford GT linked above:

One man located in Kansas City (Mission Hills/Prairie Village) waited 2 years for this $200,000 car.

He had this car only two days and had only put 9 miles on it.


9 miles???

HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAAHHAHAHAAHA

*breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Stupid wanker.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:14 PM on February 28, 2006


The swedish guy apparently has a spare Enzo, so don't feel too bad for him. Remember - if you're gonna buy a million dollar car, you might as well get an extra one, just in case.
posted by bashos_frog at 8:39 PM on February 28, 2006


Dietrich had no choice but to run away. He is also wanted for killing Nicole Brown. They'd lock him up forever.
posted by redteam at 8:50 PM on February 28, 2006


SCowboy, I think you're about a week late and a paycheque short on this one. GYOBFW, indeed.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:59 PM on February 28, 2006


Ferrari Enzo, more like, LeCar.
posted by obeygiant at 9:10 PM on February 28, 2006


So, Enzos literally break in two when they hit something? yikes!
posted by clevershark at 9:20 PM on February 28, 2006


If he was really doing 162mph, the car held up exceedingly well. The important part is the cabin area, not the fact that the tail end seems to have run off somewhere.
posted by knave at 9:30 PM on February 28, 2006


So are you telling that if you had not one, but two Enzos that you would not get shit faced at a Malibu party and then let loose? I mean he's only human. On the bright side, for the Enzo owners, their car value just went up.
posted by geoff. at 9:32 PM on February 28, 2006


Another car split in half. (A poor man's Ferrari, in fact.)
posted by knave at 9:39 PM on February 28, 2006


I had a poor man's ferrari for a few years. the tail did have a tendency to run off. t-tops. heh.

and yes, what a jackass.

there is this place around the corner from my tire shop that does body work on exotics and it always strikes me how these cars with the best braking systems always manage to have sustained massive front end damage. they almost never have rear end damage. I know I give exotics extra braking space when I'm following, same as motorcycles. I'm guessing the jackass effect explains the rest.
posted by lazymonster at 12:18 AM on March 1, 2006


Has anyone seen the engine or is it still going?

I think it's in there somewhere.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:02 AM on March 1, 2006


"For a million dollars, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and apparently, in this case, it did work," Brooks said.
posted by OmieWise at 6:16 AM on March 1, 2006


So, Enzos literally break in two when they hit something? yikes!

It's actually a feature. No, really. The heavy part with the engine separates and runs amok. It leaves the light passenger compartment with a lot less energy and it's less likely to roll or go flying and kill the passengers.
posted by smackfu at 6:21 AM on March 1, 2006


Smart car saves stupid driver. Film at 11.
posted by NewBornHippy at 7:12 AM on March 1, 2006


I wonder if it was insured.

The phrase "Swedish Mafia" is funnier than that walkman on a zipline posted upstream.
posted by mecran01 at 8:00 AM on March 1, 2006


Gonna make you a meatball you can't refuse.
Bork! Bork! Bork!
posted by bashos_frog at 8:50 AM on March 1, 2006


Boy, what a Darwin Award that would have been.... *sigh*

I think he's used up his full quotient of luck there.
posted by zoogleplex at 12:55 PM on March 1, 2006


Opinions about the driver aside, this is just another example of the prowess of F1 technology (which still makes NASA engineers envious). It saved this guy's life.

--
posted by wfc123 at 8:08 PM on March 1, 2006


And there's more.
posted by rdr at 9:15 PM on March 2, 2006


[wcf123] gets it. The carbon fiber tub, refined through Ferrari's F1 racing experience, is the only hero in this mess.
posted by bz at 9:20 AM on March 13, 2006


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