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    Son of China official dies in Ferrari 458 crash

    Though I hate to add to the list of "idiots driving Ferraris" threads, this one is just too high profile to ignore.  It happened back in March but has been covered up by Chinese government officials till now, as the deceased was the son of a high profile official who was an aide to President Hu Jintao.   He severely crashed his 458 on a Beijing highway, at enough speed to leave the car in several pieces.  Two (2!) women were also in the car, and were seriously injured, one paralysed.  

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/09/china-car-crash-scandal.html

    My question is:  Are these high profile playboy / nouveau riche deaths in Ferraris an issue for the company Ferrari and their image, or not?  If so, what should Ferrari do about it?   (Edit: to be clear, I'm talking not about wealth per se as all Ferrari owners by definition have achieved a certain wealth... but the small subset of owners who have not learned to drive well, and who drive irresponsibly on public roads). 

     

    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


    Re: Son of China official dies in Ferrari 458 crash

    R.I.P to the young man who died and let God save the two poor girls life.

    J.Seven


    Re: Son of China official dies in Ferrari 458 crash

    4trac:

    My question is:  Are these high profile playboy / nouveau riche deaths in Ferraris an issue for the company Ferrari and their image, or not?  If so, what should Ferrari do about it?   (Edit: to be clear, I'm talking not about wealth per se as all Ferrari owners by definition have achieved a certain wealth... but the small subset of owners who have not learned to drive well, and who drive irresponsibly on public roads). 

    Such incidents are no more an issue for Ferrari than similar (but lower profile) accidents are for Ford when they involve kids driving home from a club in a Fiesta, and instances involving the latter brand will be far more numerous for obvious reasons. .
    No one drives well under the influence of drink, drugs or even just peer-pressure to show off and it doesn't take a Ferrari to kill or seriously injure those caught up in road accidents. 
    It's always sad for the victims and their families when things like this happen, but I don't see any way that it reflects on the brand of vehicle involved.


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    fritz


    Re: Son of China official dies in Ferrari 458 crash

    This incident became news for a variety of gossipy reasons:

    1. Ferrari crash always attracts attention.
    2. The driver was closely related to a communist goverment Official, on a presumably meagre salary.
    3. Sexual activity in the car, suspected cause of the accident. 

    Beyond that it was just one of the numerous road traffic accidents taking lives every single minute on the planet. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death.

     


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Son of China official dies in Ferrari 458 crash

    It is a shame, but they don't have a clue how to drive , nor understand the responsibility....

    Revvv


     
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