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Friday, December 21, 2007

It's the Ferrari's, Stupid!

Britain's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir David King:

"I was asked at a lecture by a young woman about what she could do and I told her to stop admiring young men in Ferraris," he said.

"What I was saying is that you have got to admire people who are conserving energy and not those wilfully using it."

Sir David, who persuaded the Government to start using the Toyota Prius, a hybrid car that claims to have lower emissions than most conventional cars, added: "Government has so many levers that it can pull - when it comes to the business sector it is quite effective.

"As soon as you come to the individual, however, they will buy a Ferrari, not because it is cheap to run or has low carbon dioxide emissions, but because young women think it is sexy to see men driving Ferraris. That is the area where a culture change is needed."

I couldn't possibly agree more and would invite those guilty of such gross ecological abuse to donate their offending Italian sports car to me so that I might dispose of them accordingly. You know where to reach me.


Adrian said...

Women should still admire men in Tesla Roadsters though. Clean and sexy!

Jay@Soob said...

Damn, that is a fine looking ride. 0-60 in less than 4 seconds puts on par with the Enzo. But a high end sportscar without growl, that'd take some getting used to.

Adrian said...

It'd have a scream instead of a growl.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

He he. Just promise to be humane and gentle with the Ferraris when you put them down, please...