Just imagine you, all handsome, in your retirement. I bet you’re feeling quite proud of yourself. Worked your way up, with nothing but your bootstraps. Had a career. Family. A retirement home in Boca. Now, a Ferrari. Red. Yeah, that will look good. Until it goes up in flames.
Let me just say that Ferrari burnouts are among the rarest burnouts int he world, so I am extremely happy to see this F430 droptop smoking its rear tires. But there’s just one problem with it.
Earlier this month, we reported on a video that was circulating the internet which showed a young boy driving a Ferrari F430 on a street in India while other children watched and two adults recorded the whole thing. And that was all that we knew at the time. Now, there is more information about the car, the kids and their parents thanks to an article in the Daily Mail. As it turns out, a wealthy businessman let his son drive the Ferrari as a present for his ninth birthday and recorded the whole thing while his six-year-old son was riding shotgun.
According to the report, the father, Muhammad Nizam, faces charges and possibly the seizure of the car for letting his son get behind the wheel. Oddly enough, the video is still up on YouTube, and we have it posted for you below.
Cars and kids. A lot more people out there have both when they should probably have neither, and this is apparent with this latest video coming out of India. While we can’t say for sure who these kids and this car beautiful Ferrari F430 belong to, it’s at least the worst display of adult supervision we’ve seen since last month when two Russian parents let their 8-year-old daughter drive an Audi on snow- and ice-slicked roads.
A young boy who can barely reach the pedals drives up and down the public road with an equally young passenger drive the Ferrari while two adults (Dad of the Year behind the camera?) record the whole event. It seems almost silly to point out, but neither of the juveniles appear to have their seat belts on, as well. As bad as this person’s decision making skills are to let a kid drive a car under these conditions, though, his video recording abilities are even worse. Scroll down to check out the video for yourself.
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