ERJ staff report (DS)
Nanjing - Numerous reports from China and online videos appear to confirm that Ferrari has been forced to apologise to Nanjing authorities after a local Ferrari dealership allowed one of its employees to perform tyre-screaming stunts on a 600-year-old monument, leaving severe tyre marks on the white stonework, but no other reported damage.
The videos show a 458 Italia 20th Anniversary Special Edition - one of just 20 to be made for the Chinese market - performing burnouts on top of the wall, creating black tyre marks.
Ferrari said in a statement, â€œFerrari SpA has unreservedly apologised to the Chinese authorities and local community for any damage and offence caused, and has promised to work with the necessary officials to repair any damage caused by the negligence of this individual.â€
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