Golfer Ian Poulter risks $5-million La Ferrari for Instagram post
Imagine if this stunt had gone wrong.
Outside of being pretty handy with a golf club, Ian Poulter is known for being mad for cars. His garage includes some of the most sought-after Ferrari models ever made – including the “Big Five” – and he’s such a big fan of Formula 1 that he was invited to take part in the early rounds of the series’ Esports competition back in April.
With golfers now gearing up for the tour to get back underway, practice is on all of their minds. However, when you’ve already been in the sport for over a quarter of a decade and made a fair bit of cash, you may find yourself getting bored of hitting balls into holes. The player who was at one point in time fifth in the world recently chose to practice his accuracy by sending a ball through the cockpit of his Ferrari La Ferrari.
Being a convertible Aperta variation of the La Ferrari means that the car is worth even more than the common hard top we see on a daily basis. With its beautiful black paint, red pinstripes and carbon-fibre roof, the car’s value is estimated to be somewhere in the region of $5 million. As the professional sportsman mentions in the post, flying so close to the risk of chipped paint or a broken windscreen is a great way to adjust to high-pressure situations like the Ryder Cup happening at the end of the month.
This recent post is a copy of a video Poulter posted to his Instagram feed last week. It seems he wasn’t feeling as cock in August as the car used then was a Mercedes AMG GT 63 worth a measly $200,000.
The fact that this has now become a weekly occurrence for the British golfer is somewhat ridiculous. After watching the Ferrari being sacrificed for this week’s video, there are just two questions remaining. What car can he use next and how long until the stunt goes wrong?