The Civil Guard seize a replica Ferrari in Galicia

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Photo: Guardia Civil

replica car of well-known brands have a problem: the first, resemble designs are patented; the second, to use their emblems and name. A month ago you could see this advertisement in the Website of a dealer in Fene (A Coruña):

“replica Ferrari F 50. Has the engine rear center; rear-wheel drive. Is impeccable. Engine VR6. Exact replica. Comes with the revision freshly made and transferred. Awesome sound. Refrain curious. Color Red”

while the announcement is not intended to deceive, claiming that it is a replica, it’s going a bit far by adding the adjective “exact”. Apparently it has been used a Pontiac Fiero as a base, and a motor VR6 transverse volume source Volkswagen. He enrolled in 2009 and has 48.000 miles. It is probably a native of Poland, according to the Praiseworthy.

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Photo: bandido400 (Forocoches)

Several agents of the Civil Guard, assigned to the Tax Service of la Coruña, initiated the investigation ex officio, and contacted Ferrari. Their representatives could not but authenticate that it is a replica, so filed a complaint.

This car has been seen multiple times in the area of Ferrol, and to the naked eye it is difficult to confuse it with a Ferrari F50. Even so, you have the logos of the Italian brand, which violates the industrial property.

The car was searched and sealed by the Armed Institute on Thursday, is still at the dealership. The case takes a court of guard of A Coruña. Both the manager of the dealership as the current owner, a neighbor of Forcarei, have been arrested.

The investigation is still open, for if to appear more and more cases of sales of replicas illegal.

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Photo: bandido400 (Forocoches)