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.