I really hope he can prove that he didn't affix the labels; I'd love to see Ferrari and Audi (if actually involved with the Lambo side) eat shit on this one.
The sad truth is that this poor guy will drown in legal fees even if he wins.
edit: to clarify: VW/Audi (owns Lamborghini) wasn't mentioned in the article as being involved with Ferrari's suit, however they mentioned the guy made Lambo replicas as well.
Kimi supposedly got an apology from Montezemolo  for the way he was treated/forced out of the team AFTER winning the championship for Ferrari, which I think is one of the biggest signs that they're doing ALL they can to win.
I was more implying that the money spent on the lawsuit would be better spent on the brand itself, whose pedigree is driven almost entirely by racing in F1 and GT.
I don't suppose I'd find you poking around /r/formula1?
You definitely would find me on /r/formula1!
jk same username on reddit as here - cmsimike.
Keeps me honest :)
I was so excited for a split second there!
same un on reddit as well :)
However a cop may judge that you are driving recklessly regardless of whether you obey specific traffic laws.
I don't own a Ferrari, but if I had the means for an expensive track car and a trailer (i.e., nobody would even see me driving it on the street) Ferraris would be on the shopping list. I suppose the purist's solution would be a race-prepped 911 GT3 however.
This is the title for the SRC Kit Cars website: "SRC-KIT CARS ferrari lamborghini clasico hot rod piezas replica"
Sure, maintenance may be a bit lower but I can't even begin to imagine the "resale value" of a fake one.
Due to the high volume of production of new Ferrari (compared to before), prices are now free-falling and there are models losing 15K EUR per year. So "fetching" a nice one, with low mileage, for a "reasonable price" (say between 60K and 80K) is not as far-fetched as most people think.
And when it does, your 40k goes \poof\ with it.
Source: been around somebody who owned one of these, he was much happier when he sold it and bought a corvette.
Not just a 'bit' lower but worlds lower, owning a luxury car is rarely about the acquisition cost but the cost to keep and maintain it. You can find Toyota parts any day of the week on just about any street corner, same thing when it comes to a mechanic. Plus Toyotas are built to be daily drivers, not so much Ferraris.
In this case the action was based on badges (a trademark violation)
... sounds like a measured response. Kind of like suing a person for tens of thousands of dollars for downloading a few MP3s.
With 13 employees and 19 cars in waiting, this doesn't sound such a small-scale operation as you seem to imply. How many Ferraris were sold in his area of operation at the time?
People that buy a Ferrari are in it only for the pedigree, otherwise they'd actually buy a good supercar like a Noble or McClaren.
If Warner Bros. had no intention of producing their own Batmobiles, then they were really unfair to fans. Why wouldn't they just ask for royalties from the cars and let him be?