It is said that the mother of all invention is necessity. The second you need something to work, that’s the exact moment that you’ll come up with a plan to make it work. However, sometimes the solutions you come up with, given a lack of resources, is less than optimal. Here is one of those times.
If you'd paid $300,000 for a V12 Ferrari 612 ($100-180K if you bought used), you'd change the tire if you got a flat, right? Not this New Yorker, who drove from Brooklyn to Manhattan on a torn up Pirelli and showed no signs of stopping.
This morning I spotted a suspiciously low Ferrari 612 parked across the street from Jalopnik's top secret Manhattan lair. Since it's not a normal sight, I took a closer look and was horrified by what I saw. The poor car had a giant hole in the sidewall of the right front tire.