Originally Posted by David23
He sold his GT3RS 4.0 for the 599. Said something along the lines of he missed driving them since Ferrari blacklisted him.
Me, I would have kept the GT3RS 4.0. Only 599 exception being a GTO.
I'd have kept the Porsche too, but as much as Harris loves Porsches, he doesn't keep anything
very long, despite being a reviewer and getting a steady diet of new metal for free. I'm impressed he's off the Ferrari blacklist, even though he's worked at getting back in their good graces (somewhat - he's bought two Ferraris since and praised them, but he's still been critical of their antics).
Originally Posted by akatsuki
Ferrari also juices their review cars and dictates the crap out of what the review will look like. Frankly, the reviews are absolute garbage.
This is why
Harris was banned. Other writers have mentioned their tweaking of cars in comparos in passing, but he wrote an entire article (for Jalopnik) criticizing them for the practice.
Tiff Needell was banned for about a decade, but he was pretty unrepentant. And I think he did something to mildly tick them off on his first review. It was a while back, but he was at a launch and got the last car available in the ugliest color.