Now here's something very much out of the ordinary. This unique black Ferrari 360 Modena carbon fibre stretch limousine will undoubtedly spin heads when it's unveiled at the European Limousine and Chauffeur Show in the UK this month. The fastest limo in the world according to owner Dan Cawley, the 23 feet long, 400bhp vehicle achieves 0-60mph in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 170mph.
Dan, of Style Limousines in Manchester, commissioned Carbonyte UK to build this outlandish vehicle spending over £200,000 on the modifications. Foregoing the mini bars found in other limos, the Ferrari has been equipped with an extra six seats and nine foot gull-wing doors so it can carry eight passengers in total.
Carbonyte UK is the pioneer of HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Technology that was used on the McLaren SLR Supercar.
Among the other extraordinary vehicles on show at the event to be held in Birmingham from 16th -18th September include Europe's biggest stretch Hummer called The Terminator (which has ten wheels and is a staggering 39-and-a-half feet long), a limo version of the legendary 'A' Team van and the World's first right hand drive Chrysler 300 convertible. Lexus will be showing their eagerly awaited LS600H with visitors to the show being amongst the first to preview the £81,000 vehicle prior to its official UK release on 1st October.
Around 100 limousines and luxurious executive cars will be on display along with a collection of American muscle cars and customised cars and motorbikes. Visitors can also enjoy a ride in one of these outrageous vehicles in exchange for a donation for the show's chosen charity, The Make A Wish Foundation.
For further information on the show see www.limoshow.co.uk.
Ed's note: since publication of this article we have been informed that this isn't necessarily the first stretch Ferrari and we're investigating -- stay tuned.