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Offline kailin


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POLICE have seized a $400,000 dollar Maserati after an Unley Park man was clocked doing more than 100 km/h in the CBD in June.
The 41-year-old was snapped twice by traffic cameras in his Granturismo S Coupe doing 73 km/h and 108 km/h in a 50kmh zone on Sturt St between 4pm and 4.20pm on June 17.

The high-powered car will be impounded for seven days. The man is expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.




Offline kailin


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could me start a new topic on siezed/impounded/stolen luxury cars



Offline kailin


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Police have impounded the supercar for seven days.

And that could mean a number of his colleagues who were waiting to review the car this week will be forced to miss out.

But it is understood the review car is much in demand and it is unlikely test drives can be rescheduled.

Easdown was driving the car on the first of three days of test drives arranged by Ferrari dealer Ateco Automotive for a a select group of West Australian motoring journalists when he was stopped by police yesterday.

He has been charged with reckless driving.

Ateco, which does not wish to comment on the incident, has two of the Ferraris - one in a police pound, the other in Auckland.

Another four are due to be delivered to dealers across the country, with the waiting list of Australian buyers standing at 200. The first customer delivery is expected this week to a Ferrari enthusiast in Queensland.

So what is the car like to drive?

It is a "civilised, pampering" experience, "the perfect way to enjoy" a drive through the Australian countryside, wrote The Age's Andrew Heasley after testing the car last month.

"Nothing can prepare you for the metallic rasp that leaps from the four pipes stacked in two clusters when blipped at idle. `It's shattering."

And shattered is what The West Australian's Steve Lague and the Sunday Times' Neil Dowling, may feel as the car sits in a WA police pound as their test dates pass by.

"I'd definitely been looking forward to it," said Lague, who was due to test the car tomorrow.

"I'm sure Ferrari will try and look after us ... hopefully it's just a delay of a couple of days."

Lague said his first reaction to hearing there had been an "incident" involving the Ferrari yesterday was to hope motoring colleague Easdown was OK.

He said motoring writers understood they followed the same road rules as everyone else, and said yesterday's alleged speeding may have been only a small "slip of concentration".

"To get to 230km/h in a Ferrari you're probably looking at 8-10 seconds, and that's from zero.

"If you're already doing 110km/h, in 4-5 seconds you could be doing those sorts of speeds.

"He may have just put his foot down momentarily to see what the acceleration is like. Five minutes later you're sitting on the side of the road being booked ... it can happen really quickly."



Offline kailin


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Defence lawyer Paul Jansen told Melbourne Magistrates Court this afternoon that Ramsay had driven a delivery van to Crown Casino but approached the valet for "the red car" about 1.30am after he realised the van’s keys were locked inside the vehicle.

When he couldn’t produce a parking ticket for the Ferrari, Ramsay was asked to fill out a form, on which he gave his real details, the court was told.

He then paid a parking fee before he was given the keys, Mr Jansen said.

"He was always going to get caught," he said.

Magistrate Peter Couzens said it was "shoddy beyond belief" that it was possible to extract a $350,000 car from Crown’s carpark with no more identification than a name and address.

Crown Casino spokesman Gary O’Neill said earlier today the incident was a first for the casino.

He said patrons using valet parking were given a ticket to be returned to the parking attendant when collecting the car.

"It has happened in the past from time to time that people lose their tickets, and in these circumstances we ask for proof of identification and a valid driver’s licence. Those procedures were followed on this occasion," he said.

Ramsay was remanded to reappear next Tuesday.



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Defence lawyer Paul Jansen told Melbourne Magistrates Court this afternoon that Ramsay had driven a delivery van to Crown Casino but approached the valet for "the red car" about 1.30am after he realised the van’s keys were locked inside the vehicle.

When he couldn’t produce a parking ticket for the Ferrari, Ramsay was asked to fill out a form, on which he gave his real details, the court was told.

He then paid a parking fee before he was given the keys, Mr Jansen said.

"He was always going to get caught," he said.

Magistrate Peter Couzens said it was "shoddy beyond belief" that it was possible to extract a $350,000 car from Crown’s carpark with no more identification than a name and address.

Crown Casino spokesman Gary O’Neill said earlier today the incident was a first for the casino.

He said patrons using valet parking were given a ticket to be returned to the parking attendant when collecting the car.

"It has happened in the past from time to time that people lose their tickets, and in these circumstances we ask for proof of identification and a valid driver’s licence. Those procedures were followed on this occasion," he said.

Ramsay was remanded to reappear next Tuesday.



Offline kailin


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could me start a new topic on siezed/impounded/stolen luxury cars

could we i mean



Offline kailin


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A $600,000 Ferrari which was stolen from a South Perth home just after midday on Tuesday has been found in Ascot.

The red 2008 convertible was later spotted in Mt Pleasant and Applecross about 2.40pm, but police were able track down the sports car to a location in Ascot.

Stacey Turner told Radio 6PR she arrived home just after 9pm on Tuesday to find the car parked in her driveway.

Advertisement: Story continues belowIt did not register at first that the car was a Ferrari - "I was more concerned there were people in my house", she said.

The person she was with immediately recognised the car having read about the theft on Twitter.

Police inspected the vehicle shortly after and told Ms Turner there was blood on the seats, and that the vehicle was believed to have been used in house burglaries around the city.

The car had some damage to its wheel rims.

"I was a bit freaked out (at first)... in hindsight it's a laugh," Ms Turner said.

It is understood the stolen Ferrari is a 2008 F430 Spider.

No charges have been laid over the stolen car.




Offline TomE


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POLICE have seized a $400,000 dollar Maserati after an Unley Park man was clocked doing more than 100 km/h in the CBD in June.
The 41-year-old was snapped twice by traffic cameras in his Granturismo S Coupe doing 73 km/h and 108 km/h in a 50kmh zone on Sturt St between 4pm and 4.20pm on June 17.

The high-powered car will be impounded for seven days. The man is expected to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.

Sturt Street, Adelaide?

Fark! couple schools, car parking on both sides, and a lot of lane ways feeding into Sturt Street.



"There's too many self-Indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money! Now, if I was driving a 1967 275 GTB four-cam... "



Offline Wattens

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Sturt Street, Adelaide?

Fark! couple schools, car parking on both sides, and a lot of lane ways feeding into Sturt Street.

could be worse, could have been a VL commo doing those speeds (when they clearly can't handle the legal speed limmit let alone those speeds lol)
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline ferrarista2


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could be worse, could have been a VL commo doing those speeds (when they clearly can't handle the legal speed limmit let alone those speeds lol)
all depends on who is driving it, not always the car you have!
Everything looks better in carbon fibre



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