The unwritten first rule of auto journalism is “thou shalt not stack a pre-production exotic car”. It’s never a good idea to stack a press fleet car, mind you, but most manufacturers are forgiving about things like this, especially when the other driver is at fault. CAR magazine writer Jethro Bovingdon, on the other hand, didn’t get hit by another car; instead, he drove a yet-to-be-released Ferrari FF into a curb at rather high speed, destroying both right side wheels and undoubtedly making for some spirited dinner conversation. Bovingdon alleges that the curb wasn’t there at the start of the corner, and in his defense he’s used to driving on the wrong side of the road. We all make mistakes, but now would be a good time to point out that neither Mike nor I have ever had to make that dreaded side-of-the-road phone call. Keep that in mind, Ferrari, next time you’re handing out press launch invitations.
Source: CAR Magazine