Why was this car banned from France?
French police have banned a Ferrari F40 convertible after a video surfaced showing it driving at speeds above 80km/h.
The video, which was shot in the city of Nice, showed a Ferrari driving through a red light and then driving at the speed of 100km/hr before pulling out and speeding off in a straight line.
The F40, which is in French production and is available to purchase in France for around €20,000 ($25,000), is banned from driving in Paris following the video.
A spokesman for the city’s police said that “the video demonstrates that the driver is capable of travelling at speeds exceeding the legal limits”.
He said the driver “is suspected of deliberately driving the car in a dangerous manner, and for that reason we are taking a precautionary measure”.
“The driver was subsequently arrested and the investigation is continuing,” the spokesman said.
The Ferrari F-Type was sold by Ferrari in the UK between 1997 and 2005 and was used in Formula 1 and Formula 3000.