Driver of $39-million Ferrari 250 GTO not all too pleased with AC Cobra inside move.
Earlier today we reported on a dramatic video of an overzealous Jaguar E-Type driver almost taking out a rare 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. As we all know, this Ferrari GTO is worth in the area of $39-million USD and the Jaguar lightweight race car is not inexpensive either, meaning this could have resulted in one pricey crash. Well, as we have uncovered, a crash did eventually happen at the Goodwood Revival: RAF Tourist Trophy race and there is fantastic colourful in-car audio for the video courtesy of the Ferrari 250 GTO driver who is not all too thrilled with a different racing rival this time.
While the first near-crash video we showcased earlier was cringe-worthy, the Ferrari 250 GTO in-car crash video will make you want to jump through the screen to sort out the offending driver. The V12-powered Ferrari 250 GTO video starts off with a range of glorious sights and sounds as the priceless 60's classic carves up the undulating turns around the Goodwood circuit. However, in what appears to be an identical (read: stupid and risky) inside move attempt that the 250 GTO experienced earlier from the Jag, an AC Cobra driver tries the same stunt!
What happens next around the 29:53 mark will make any Tifosi start running for the rosary or possibly a shot of Grappa to ease the pain. The vintage AC Cobra makes contact with the most-expensive-car-in-the-world, spins it around mid-apex, and then crunches into it as they slide into gravel. The delicate aluminum bonnet of the Ferrari 250 GTO, headlight, and foglight are all crunched-in pretty good.
Then rage (and hilarity) ensues when the video turns decidedly NSFW and Ferrari driver Jo Bamford lets loose with the language. Bamford repeats the phrase: "F**king tw*t" repeatedly in total disbelief. We have to give Mr. Banford here top marks for not inflicting bodily harm on the AC Cobra driver, who was clearly in the wrong.
Bamford repeats the phrase: "F**king tw*t" repeatedly in total disbelief. We have to give Mr. Banford here top marks for not inflicting bodily harm on the AC Cobra driver...
At the the 32:45 marker in the video, you can see Bamford head on over to give this hero a few choice words. In true gentleman style though, cooler heads prevail and the altercation seems to end without escalating.
The unfortunate luck of this Ferrari 250 GTO at Goodwood Revival 2016 is staggering, but considering the light damage, the car will live on to see more vintage racing as opposed to gathering dust in a museum.