Ferrari stopped by the police – insurance not paid

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In North Rhine-Westphalia, the police took a €300,000 Ferrari out of circulation: the owner had not paid the insurance.

Langenfeld: A Ferrari is still something very special for most car fans, but very few can afford such a car. Some simply build a replica or rent a vehicle from the brand, which recently did not end well for a 31-year-old from Euskirchen. In addition to the exorbitant purchase price of sports cars in this league, there are usually also huge maintenance costs, which some may underestimate. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the police have taken a Ferrari out of circulation. The reason: the car insurance of 300,000 euros was not paid, according to 24auto.de.

This Ferrari F8 Tributo was stopped by the police; insurance was not paid. © Police Mettmann

The police stop a Ferrari of 300,000 euros because the owner does not pay the insurance

At Langenfeld, officials checked out a yellow Ferrari F8 Tributo. The mid-engined athlete is the successor to the Ferrari 488 and was launched in 2019. Its V8 delivers 530 kW (720 hp) and accelerates the rear-wheel drive vehicle to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 340 km/h Of course, such an Italian jewel has its price: according to the police, the Ferrari was worth around 300,000 euros.

Police stop a €300,000 Ferrari – Bolide first registered in January 2022

According to police reports, officials were “shocked” when they found that the insurance coverage for the vehicle, which was first registered in late January 2022, had expired. As the investigation revealed, the 32-year-old owner had not paid the monthly insurance sum due at the end of March. Driving without insurance is generally not a good idea in the event of an accident: a man recently crashed his Ferrari 488 GTB just three kilometers after leaving the dealer’s yard. And in Japan, a Ferrari F12tdf crashed into a wall.

The police stop a Ferrari of 300,000 euros: the owner tows it home

Realizing this, the yellow car’s evening drive was over. According to police, the license plates of the Ferraris were stamped on the spot and the registration certificate was secured. However, the 32-year-old owner did not feel safe enough at the police checkpoint to leave his F8 Tributo there. He hired a tow truck — “at his own expense,” police say — to bring his Ferrari to his house.

The comments were not long in coming under the police Facebook post: “Driving a fancy car, but no money for insurance. Priorities in the wrong place…” says one writer. Another user says: “Ferrari and no money for insurance, how stupid is that?” *24auto.de is an offer of IPPEN.MEDIA.

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