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Police reject plea to release speeding Ferrari

Police inspect a $450,000 Ferrari California, one of only 2 in Australia after arriving from Toodyay on a flat bed truck.

Police have rejected a plea from the importer of a $472,000 Ferrari to release the vehicle after it was caught yesterday allegedly traveling at 231kmh - more than twice the legal limit.

The car, which belongs to European Automotive Importers, was brought to WA by Ateco Automotive for media test drives.

It was allegedly being driven by motoring writer Rod Easdown when it was caught speeding on a country road near Toodyay.

Police seized the vehicle under anti-hoon laws and have impounded it for seven days.

EAI asked for the car to be released early today, claiming the confiscation would prevent other journalists and potential buyers test driving the car.

Police Acting Commissioner Chris Dawson said high-speed offenses were a worry for all other road users.

“Public roads are not a place to test high-speed performance vehicles,” he said.

Picture: Bill Hatto


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Added: Jul-14-2009 Occurred On: Jul-13-2009
By: wet501
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