There are few grand tourers in this world as gorgeous and perfectly engineered for hitting the open road as the Ferrari Roma. “Open” being the operative word here. Which begs the question: of all the goddamn places in the world, with all the spare funds you’d have to afford a V8 supercar of this calibre… why in the fuck would you choose to tour a narrow Italian alley where your Ferrari Roma was always destined to become stuck?
The viral footage above was uploaded to YouTube via SupercarNews, depicting exactly what has been described. As noted by Motor1, the Roma isn’t exactly a compact car, either, raising further questions about what the driver was thinking before they sent it. Measuring up to 1.974 metres wide and 4.656 metres long, the dimensions of your average backstreet in Italy obviously measures up to slightly less than the aforementioned figures.
Given how deeply wedged the Roma appears, it’s safe to say some equally deep scratches and potentially a dent would have been the not-so-shiny prize for this local Darwin Award contender (as well as whatever ridiculous bill it’d incur). Let’s just say you won’t be able to buff this shit out.
So what have we learned from today’s lesson, kids? To recap:
- Money doesn’t buy sense.
- Always remember to renew your insurance policy.
- And for the love of God, just follow Google Maps (you don’t know a good shortcut).
Somewhere in a brightly lit design studio, Flavio Manzoni is shedding a tear.
Watch an unidentified dingus get their Ferrari Roma stuck in a narrow Italian alley above.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, revisit that time Italian police used a Lamborghini Huracan to transport a single donor kidney 480 kilometres across the country in just two hours here.