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Old 11th April 2013, 14:11   #46
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^^Why, didn't you see the other kids standing around and riding bicycles on the same road?

Only if it took place on a race track under adult supervision, it will be OK. Not otherwise.
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Yeah,he's a 10 year old kid and he's driving a ferrari.So?Whats to bash the kid or his parents so much for?
If it is being done on a private road where no harm can be done to the public,whats wrong with it?Its his money,his cars so he can do whatever with it,who are we to comment on it?

I bet most of the members here,have learnt driving and have been driving way before the legal age,so if this kid is driving his dad's ferrari on a private road,whats the harm?
Definitely,he must be having some skill at the age of 10 that he has been handed over a F430 to drive.
It does burn many, because one did not have a ferrari to drive when he was 10.

Yes,it is a little unsafe and slightly risky.
But hats off to the kid's skill and courage.It does take a lot to tame the prancing horse.
Sorry, I wrongly thanked the post!

Firstly, this was not a private road. It's an approach road inside a villa/apartment complex. Owning a villa there does not mean that s/he own the road.

And tomorrow if I hand over my car keys to my 5 year old, she will be very happy to try driving. But not sure if that can be termed as her courage or my stupidity.
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This car is not a 430 Scuderia as there is just one and it belongs in Bombay.


However, this is also a former Bombay car sold to someone in Kerala which has Kreissieg exhausts and the Scuderia stripes. Also the wheels are painted black.


Needless to say, it is plain stupidity to hand the keys of a Ferrari to a kid who can barely look over the steering wheel. But when it's done in Europe it's not frowned upon that much is it?

Let's just hope the owner doesn't make this a habit because someday the law will catch up.
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Though the control is good, though it 'may' be in a controlled environment but this is illegal & being an outlaw (even the elders/parents)

If this Ferrari would have had a STICK shift it never would have happened.

This shows the importance of reviving the manual gearboxes !

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However this is India, where the laws and rules are only for the poor and the middle classes. These sorts of characters will always go scot free on account of the money they have. Can money of this level buy breeding and class? Forget it!
+1 to that. IMHO its utterly irresponsible to let anyone below the legal age to drive any motor vehicle - let alone an F430

Forget about the money part of it - I recently met a not-so-rich couple "lamenting" that their 12 year old son insists on driving their car "every single time" they take their new 'Laura' out . Add money to this mix and you have the perfect recipe for disaster.
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who are we to comment on it?
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It does burn many, because one did not have a ferrari to drive when he was 10.
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Yes,it is a little unsafe and slightly risky.
But hats off to the kid's skill and courage.It does take a lot to tame the prancing horse.
I'd like to think of us as law abiding citizens, who understand the dangers of a 10 year old driving a supercar under uncontrolled circumstances, to comment on it.

And that is not a private road. Maybe a gated community, but with a lot of people on the roads.

And if you think this whole thread is about people who are ''burning'' because they dint have Ferrari's to drive when they were 10, I don't think you should be on this thread, to put it very subtly.

Thankfully, you find the act a "little" unsafe and "slightly" risky. And yeah, the kid should be awarded the bravery award during the next republic day ceremony for his "courageous" act.
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I don't know why im thinking that the ferrari should develop a snag and cost the owner a bomb to repair. Atleast it'l be out of that kids hand. Seriously. Even if someone confronts that ferrari owner he can wash his hands away saying "supervision" was there.
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Yeah,he's a 10 year old kid and he's driving a ferrari.So?Whats to bash the kid or his parents so much for?
If it is being done on a private road where no harm can be done to the public,whats wrong with it?Its his money,his cars so he can do whatever with it,who are we to comment on it?

I bet most of the members here,have learnt driving and have been driving way before the legal age,so if this kid is driving his dad's ferrari on a private road,whats the harm?
Definitely,he must be having some skill at the age of 10 that he has been handed over a F430 to drive.
It does burn many, because one did not have a ferrari to drive when he was 10.

Yes,it is a little unsafe and slightly risky.
But hats off to the kid's skill and courage.It does take a lot to tame the prancing horse.
Can you imagine what would have happened if he had pressed the accelerator a little too much and he end up hurting other people. I mean he is a 10 year old kid, their reflexes aren't as sharp. If you make it sound so simple, then why not argue that all kids can get license. There is no need for any restriction.
And I can't believe all the people saying we are 'burned' because is a Ferrari. Dude, even if it was a 800, it would have the same reaction.
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Having kids of his age and less running around and on bicycles, you feel it was 'slightly risky'?

On the statement that one was not able to drive a ferrari at the age of 10, do you think the child enjoyed it more or felt better bcos it was a ferrari and not an auto-santro?

The 'courage' of the child definitely comes from the fact that he doesn't know the seriousness of what he is doing.

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It does burn many, because one did not have a ferrari to drive when he was 10.

Yes,it is a little unsafe and slightly risky.
But hats off to the kid's skill and courage.It does take a lot to tame the prancing horse.
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This has become international news now, a screen shot from an Irish website;

Video: 10 year old kid driving a Ferrari in India-12-year-old.jpg

Source : http://www.joe.ie/motors/motors-news...f430-0036433-1

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The parents must be impressed with the way this lad operates the steering wheel and pedals of his gaming console but it is absurd to hand over the keys of a vehicle (leave aside a supercar) to someone who can barely look over the steering or reach the pedals. If that was not enough the parents were brave enough to allow him to drive independently with another kid riding shotgun completely disregarding the fact that panic left foot braking could be enough to reduce a couple of either/ both their milk-teeth even at a speed as low as 40kmph.

I am sure they love their kids but cannot understand their thought process especially when there are so many people critcising this deed of theirs, wouldn't they have the slightest hesitation as responsible adults to condemn this action?? And what message are they trying to convey by filming it?? What a SHAME!!

On a lighter note I am very jealous of these kids though. Imagine going to school amidst friends and butting in a conversation - kid 1- I bought an evo in Nfs, kid 2- I drove a GT-R in Forza, the rich kid- removes his I-pad n says,"that is my dad filming me driving a Ferrari In Kerala!!!" lol...and in this way he influences his other friends to commit such acts and go to their parents insisting the keys of their respective cars...
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Not even a single adult is present in the car. Btw... is that bolero trying to escort the little boy? I don't understand the purpose of that escort car at all!
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could be enough to reduce a couple of either/ both their milk-teeth

influences his other friends to commit such acts and go to their parents insisting the keys of their respective cars...
Milk teeth are meant to be broken, but doing stuff like playing soccer or basketball. A vehicle accident will leave a lot more broken than just milk teeth.

Friends going to their parents insisting the keys of their cars? I don't know if other parents will be as responsible, though I think most are, but my kids aren't getting my keys (or remote, or whatever device would be around at the time) till they turn 18.
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If gaining attention was the goal, I would say he's accomplished that.

I was the first one to share this video on my Facebook page and now my post itself has close to 400 shares.

The video was uploaded on YouTube late yesterday eve and already has crossed 41,000 views!

Even international websites like Jalopnik has shared it.

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I don't think that kid can drive an Alto given that its a manual.
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