A one-off prototype convertible, valued at £2million, was stolen yesterday in Fulham. The pre-production Delfino Feroce was left outside a flat by Delfino chairman and founder Allard Marx; he parked it there for just 45 minutes.
The Delfino Feroce ("fierce dolphin" in Italian) is based upon the running gear and powertrain of the Subaru Impreza WRX STi (276 bhp, 256 lb ft torque), but has its own unique composite-fibre monocoque body and cabin. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, to a top speed of 150 mph. Planned to go into production next year, it will cost around £55,000.
The stolen Feroce is a black convertible with the personalised numberplate M1 NMD. As the only one in existence, it will prove difficult to sell on - and easy to recognise. Anyone with information is asked to call Kensington Police on 0208 246 0816.
The car in question was featured on Top Gear a few months back and at the time wasn't running top whack so don't know if they finished the engine . See a post in a Cruisers site so heres the link to the picks of the car .
The missing Delfino Feroce prototype, reported stolen earlier this week (see News Archive) has been found. The one-and-only example of this Impreza-based two-seater, which will cost around £55,000 when it goes into production next year, went missing from outside a property in Fulham. It has now turned up - in a police compound where illegally-parked cars are taken when towed away.
Delfino chairman Allard Marx claimed that he had checked with police three times that it had not been towed away before reporting it stolen. He said today "I don't feel shamefaced, just relieved it's been found. Ironically, it's probably worked out cheaper than leaving it in the long-term car park at Heathrow". He had to pay a £200 fine for the car's release - a small price to pay for all the publicity the "theft" has brought in for his car and his company.
I remeber reading about that in the "Sun" come on what are they gonna do with it, its not as if you can sell it to anyone, there was just no point if your gonna steal it and keep it o_O?
I mean, what would be the point at all.
And i sure as hell wouldn't take a one off sports car out in fullham lol
And then they found it lol shamefaced lol
I just wouldn't let him of taken that car anywhere even if he does own the company ^_^
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