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The Most Expensive Car Wash in History?

It may well go down in history as the most expensive car wash of all time.

Earlier this week, former Italy and current Genoa goalkeeper Federico Marchetti decided to get his car professionally cleaned after heavy rain in the surrounding area had left it dirty.

He drove the car to a local car wash, and then asked them to deliver it to the Genoa training ground after they had finished its spruce-up.

This though was no ordinary car, but his pride and joy, a Ferrari 812 Super Car, one of the most powerful in the world, capable of reaching a top speed of 210 mph. They retail at around $300,000 a week.

Unfortunately, after it had been cleaned, the employee tasked with delivering it to the training ground lost control of it on a slippery road, and it hit five parked cars, and then smashed into a barrier, crumpling the front of the car, and wrecking the suspension.

The car is a write-off.

Luckily, the driver of the car was unhurt, although photos posted on social media showed the emergency services clearing up the debris and preparing for it to be towed away. The local police have launched an investigation.

Marchetti was training with the rest of his Genoa teammates when the incident occurred and only found out about it when he got back to the changing room afterwards. He took the loss in his stride, however, and says the most important thing is that nobody was hurt. The car was insured.

The 37-year-old, who has 11 international caps for Italy, joined Genoa from Lazio in 2018, and is used to facing difficult situations. His team narrowly avoided relegation this season and are just two points clear of the drop zone this time round.

Suneer chowdhary
Sports Pundit staff writer @suneerchowdhary
ICC-accredited cricket journalist, covers Team India through their cricketing journey around the world

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