Occasionally, there are times when being a journalist isnâ€™t so bad. Going for a free Ferrari ride is one such occasion!
A few weeks back now, I was invited to the launch of Acerâ€™s new Ferrari 4000 notebook at its Australian head office and assembly plant in Homebush, Sydney. To celebrate the launch Acer hired a Ferrari (complete with driver, unfortunately) and took a few journos for a well-deserved spin.
Unfortunately, I didnâ€™t get to drive (the 360 Modena has a tricky sequential gear change mechanism) but I did indeed get to ride around the streets of Sydney Olympic Park. Hereâ€™s the proofâ€¦
Yep, thatâ€™s yours truly wishing I could take it home. Well, maybe one day.
Special thanks to Acer for the opportunity and Spectrum Communicationsâ€™ (who are always a pleasure to deal with, seriously) Will McIntyre for taking the photo. Sure youâ€™re doing some professional photography on the side Will?
I could say what speed we reached by that will probably get me into troubleâ€¦ And I could go on and describe the experience, like the feel and smell of the inside, but I wonâ€™t. Go for a ride yourself â€“ I highly recommend it.