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Police lock up Ferrari California

Source: http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...lCars/241462/#

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An Australian journalist has been caught driving a Ferrari California at 144mph - prompting the police to impound the car before it could be tested by other members of the media.

The Ferrari California, one of only two in Australia, was being driven by Financial Review motoring writer Rod Easdown.

The car had been brought into Australia by Ateco Automotive and was scheduled for test drives with media outlets last week.

Police said the Ferrari California had been recorded travelling at more than twice the legal limit near Toodyay.

Easdown has been charged with reckless driving and the car has been impounded under so-called 'hoon legislation' for seven days.

A local police spokesman said, "The incident should serve to remind drivers that regardless of a carís capabilities, excessive speed is a contributing factor in about 60 people dying on our roads each year."

A spokesman for Ateco refused to comment.

If any Australian journalists or car enthusiasts want to find out what the Ferrari California is like to drive, just follow the link below.


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60 people dying....and they impound the car during a media event?

must rethink going to downunder.

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60 people dying....and they impound the car during a media event?

must rethink going to downunder.
I go "downunder" all the time and am not in Australia when I "do it".....Mark.
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I go "downunder" all the time and am not in Australia when I "do it".....
Another who has learned how to breathe "under water"!!!!

Makes scents to me.
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I go "downunder" all the time and am not in Australia when I "do it".....Mark.

but do you cause death

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I guess 144 MPH on a public road is quite severe depending on the circumstances and the road in question. However it is not the cars fault, they should have just locked up the guy...

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but do you cause death
No just Heavy Breathing, increased heart rate, spasms, contortions, and outer body experiences....and that's just me alone in the room.....Mark.
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you need a Nurse Nancy. I know she'll know how to help you get down with that

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