Ferrari 458 rams Fiat in rage
HIGH-END HEADBUTT: Despite being (probably) the world’s most desirable car right now, a driver from Rome found his 458 makes a pretty good road rage ramming machine.
Commuters on Rome’s ring road highway were stunned by an extreme incidence of road rage – involving two polar opposite icons of the Italian automotive industry.
Eye witnesses called police to intervene after the driver and passenger of a Ferrari 458 were in the process of severely beating a Fiat 600 driver, after first having rammed the smaller car off the road.
Allegedly the Fiat driver’s refusal to give way to the Ferrari’s desire to overtake was cause for the assault.
As the 458 driver’s road rage got the better of his judgement (who rams a Fiat 600 with a 458, really?), he managed to force the Fiat off the road. The situation then escalated alarmingly – with the Ferrari driver and his passenger smashing the 600’s window and beating its driver.
Police finally managed to contain the situation, arresting the 32-year old 458 driver and his passenger for assault, criminal damage and resisting arrest.
Interestingly after searching the 458’s cabin police retrieved R240 000 in cash, a rather princely sum of money to be ferrying about for a Sunday afternoon drive…
Colonel Mauro Conte, of Rome's paramilitary carabinieri police, has confirmed both the 458’s driver and passenger remain in custody, with authorities having taken a keen interest in establishing the origins of the cash found in the Ferrari’s cabin.