An FBI agent assigned to move a rare Ferrari wrecked it during a short drive in Kentucky, and its owner is now suing the U.S. Justice Department, which has refused to pay $750,000 for the car.
For practical purposes, that's really the whole story.
But there is this very tantalizing detail:
...FBI agent Fred Kingston was to move the Ferrari from a garage in May 2009. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson said Kingston invited him on a "short ride."
"Just a few seconds after we left the parking lot, we went around a curve and the rear of the car began sliding," Thompson said in an email released to Motors Insurance Co., the dealer's insurer."The agent tried to regain control but the car fishtailed and slid sideways up onto the curb.
How fast does the F50 go from zero to 100MPH?
I'll bet it's in "just a few seconds."