September 14, 2007 We wuz wrong! We wrote earlier this week about the world's first stretched Ferrari, and we've since had several readers (thanks to Bill Siegfried and Peter Yu) who wrote to inform us of another stretched Ferrari that resides in the USA. It turns out the original world's first stretched Ferrari can be hired for the princely sum of US$400 an hour from Ali Baba Limousines in Philadelphia PA. Ali Baba specializes in exotic limos - the stable includes stretched versions of some serious automotive unobtanium, including Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Range Rover, Hummer, and getting into "oh, how could they" territory a stretched Porsche Cayenne, a stretched Excalibur, and, heaven forbid, a stretched 1952 MG (sob!).
As for our mistake, Confucius say, "the man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on", and in this case we took the word of a well respected London-based publicist. We're not sure if that gives us an out or makes us look doubly silly.
The good news is that if you really want to ride in a stretch Ferrari, you can now do it on both sides of the Atlantic.