A Ferrari For Every Man, Woman And Child!

by SAMANTHA QUEEN · March 7, 2008

If ferrariyou caught the premier of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” you would know that, according to Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel anyway, owning a Ferrari is clutch for many a wealthy Manhattanite. And just when we thought that a Birkin bag and some couture were all we needed to be valuable people.  Well, now that we are clear on the necessity of owning luxury sports cars, it’s time for some bargain shopping.  We can’t go for a Corvette, since we are all-too-aware that it is the “poor [wo]man’s Ferrari.”  We also can’t get a bottom-of-the-line Ferrari, since we know how sad it is when people scrimp and save for a Mercedes C-class.  We’re not going to go out like that.  No, what we need is a Fakari.  For one-tenth of full retail (so for €20,000, or approximately $31,000), we too can score a fine rendition of a classic Ferrari.  Sure, our Fakari would be a collage of aftermarket parts, original parts of other automobiles, and original Ferrari parts, but surely they would be nowhere near as conspicuous as the fake handbags (formerly?) sold on Canal.  So tell Bloomberg to keep closing down those handbag peddlers to make room for some Fakari dealers.  What with my $4,000 handbag, heaven knows I don’t have the money to fly to Rome and comb their back alleys for counterfeit goods.