Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fastest Limo Faces Ferrari Farrago Flap


A man who made the world's fastest limousine is facing the wrath of an automotive giant – because Ferrari want him to stop calling his car a Ferrari. 36-year-old Dan Cawley built the limo by chopping a Ferrari 360 Modena in half and sticking in an extra 3metres of car, hand-built from carbon fibre. But Ferrari are now demanding that he remove all the Ferrari badges and names from the car, and to stop referring to it as a Ferrari, on the grounds that it isn't a Ferrari any more. If he refuses, Cawley faces legal action for infringing Ferrari's trademark. Furthermore, the car giant are demanding that Cawley never modify one of their cars again. A disgruntled Cawley said: 'What kind of precedent does it set when you can't do what you like with your own property? 'The limousine set the new Guinness World Record for the fastest limo six months ago, reaching a speed of 166mph.

1 comment:

Malkolm said...

Greatest car in the world!
This limousine works on the 3,6 liter engine V8 and, in spite of its sizes, to the "hundredth" it is accelerated only in 6 seconds. Between the sawn front and tail ends of former 360 modena is inserted the another part. The persistent transactions on the magic transformation, which were being continued in the course of 8 months, gave the good fruits: limousine entered into the history, namely into the Guinness book of records as the most rapid and longest automobile Ferrari in the world. Its maximum speed - 274 km/h.
I think that it will be unforgettable to use this car as weeding transport, but unfortunately not many limo hire companies offer such vehicle, cause it is a really and really expensive car and it will be expensive to look after it.