In March, a young, male driver crashed a Ferrari in snowy conditions, killing himself and wounding the two female passengers. The Beijing Evening News posted a short story, complete with a picture of the wrecked car, but deleted it a short time later
. A new story was put up a short time later, apparently without the picture of the wrecked car, but terms related to the crash were blocked from the micro-blogging site Sina Weibo
(blocking on Weibo, previously
). The news of the crash, and the subsequent (partial) cover-up were further marks against the Rich2G, the second generation of China’s moneyed class
. More recently, Ferrari held an event to celebrate twenty years of the luxury car maker in China, spending $12,670 to rent a section (and drive a special edition "Marco Polo Red" 458 Italia)
on top of the City Wall of Nanjing
. The driver was caught on film driving tight circles on the ancient wall
, leaving tire marks and further souring the public against Ferrari in specific, and the wealthy at large
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on May 10, 2012 -
"Flashy sports cars valued at as much as $4 million became a mangled mess in a matter of minutes on Sunday when a Ferrari leading a pack of exotic sports cars on a trip from Japan’s southern island of Kyushu to Hiroshima skidded as it tried to change lanes.
posted by woodblock100
on Dec 4, 2011 -
What do you do if you like the sound of a Ferrari, but you can't afford to buy one?
Pierre Scerri of Avignon, France loved the sound of the Ferrari 312PB
, but he couldn't afford to purchase one. Pierre did what all of us would do, he started to build it, from scratch, from raw materials...
Fifteen years and 20,000 hours later, he had this.
If I was short, really, really short, I would want this car!
posted by HuronBob
on Oct 17, 2009 -
Fast cars, elderly terrorists, the swedish mafia, and video games.
Remember the Gizmondo
? So, let's just say that the swedish mafia decided to scam a bunch of investors by creating a largely imaginary game device. Pretty good plan, eh? Well, it is until you crash your rare, $1million Ferrari
into the side of the road. But, don't worry, the anti-terrorist branch of your local elderly transport service will save
you! Confused? Here's the flow chart.
posted by JZig
on Mar 12, 2006 -
Students shape Ferrari's future
- The 4 winners of the Ferrari design competition have been announced. If these designs are anything to go by, there are exciting times ahead.
Now if I could only win the lottery so I could afford one of these...
posted by SharQ
on Nov 21, 2005 -
"The beauty of an exotic is felt most when they are spotted on the streets, side-by-side with regular cars. . .Unfortunately, spotting an exotic is a rare occurrence. That's why this site brings together hundreds of exotic sightings from all over the world."
[via mediareport posting on metachat]
posted by mlis
on May 29, 2005 -
The pinacle of automobile racing now provides technology for your feet. Pininfarina
designed Scuderia Ferrari replica shoe
based on their Formula One cars, made by Fila is here. "The 3 Action system provides superior cushioning and the Speed Tech shank offers maximum responsiveness, stability and torsion control. And, so that you may choose your path, the racing tire-inspired outsole provides maximum traction on every surface."
posted by riffola
on Mar 31, 2002 -