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Magnificent machine! Very lucky kid!

Then the Ferrari hits a power pole at 200 mph.....

Driver only had some bruising (seat belt)
and 2 small cuts.
-car loss : $1.2 Million dollars!
-waiting list for a new one - 2 years;
-when can I drive Dad's car again - nuclear 1/2 life;
-when will I not be grounded & see the light of day -
same day the polar ice caps melt
-still alive....

Priceless

Car only had 9 miles on it !
















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Rhiandmoi
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I think that is this wreck:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ferrari28feb28,0,3986184.story?coll=la-home-headlines

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Doug4.7
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This has been around. It was some guy from Sweden driving in a "stolen" car here in the US illegally. I swear I read about it HERE on snopes...

Here is a link: Oops

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Ferrari wrecker gets prison and loses mansion

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Doug4.7
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At one point the Swede said that some German guy was driving the car. He was racing some other fast car at the time.

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I was watching this story since it was news. What is amazing is that the passenger(s) walked away from a crash at 162mph. This Ferrari Enzo is designed to have its primary mass (the huge 12-cylinder engine and transaxle located behind the passengers) cleanly break away from the passenger "capsule" in the event of a catastrophic impact. Notice the photo of the "people compartment" completely detached from everything behind it.

The roof shows no signs of a roll-over and the front seems to be mostly there. Because of this, I can't help feeling skeptical of the speed estimated at impact.

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[Frown] !!!!!

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True photos, incorrect description

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James G.
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The saga of the rise and fall of Gizmondo is fairly impressive, with this crash being perhaps the highlight. I'm almost tempted to pick up one of their handhelds for posterity. Theres quite a scene trying to hack them, and there's some interesting tech to play arround with.

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GenYus
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That will buff right out.

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Psihala
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When I (mis)read the topic title, I pictured a mid-air collision between two small winged creatures, and the gruesome aftermath.

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Having a boss who brags around in Ferraris (he's got a few), I can't help but feel a wave of delicious Schadenfreude when I see one of those stupid ego-boosters wrecked.

Scratch one "penis on wheels".

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Hans Off
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I take it you don't "Get" cars then??!

There was another Enzo that crashed in Nice the other week....


Kerimov Crash

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quote:
Originally posted by GenYus:
That will buff right out.

YOMANK!


(Someone actually said that to me when he dinged my car with his door! He offered to buff it out for me. I told him to stay the NFBSK from my car...)

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