My Brief, Fast Ride In An E3 Ferrari

My Brief, Fast Ride In An E3 Ferrari
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Kotaku Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.


I got an email over the weekend from Microsoft public relations: “I have some sweet rides available to take you to the Halo Showcase, courtesy of ‘Forza Horizon’ if you’re interested. We’re going to have four cars around for E3: a Ferrari California, a Lamborghini Gallardo, an Audi R8 V10 and a BMW 6 Series.”

Crazy, right?

The cars would be parked outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, and I needed to go to that Halo event anyway, so… could they spare a second car for Tina Amini? Maybe one for Jason Schreier?

Sure they could.

I took the Ferrari. Passenger seat, of course. My driver was a well-tattooed race car driver.

I messed up, though. I was too slow on the draw with my phone, so I failed to catch the spectacle of a man at the Convention centre literally holding a gate over his head so Tina’s car could drive under it.


You can see a brief glimpse of him doing it here.


Unfortunately, as fun as the ride was and as unflappable as I tend to be at things like E3, I realise now I was far too self-conscious about shooting video while my driver gunned it to traffic lights. You don’t get a good feel for the speed.

Gunning it through the streets of LA? I should have shot more!

I’m sure I’ll be in a Ferrari again. Some day.

Log in to comment on this story!