What a jackass.
When Markus Zahn parked his bright orange McLaren 650S Spider alongside a rural road in Vogelsberg, Germany, the last thing he probably expected to see when he returned was a donkey chomping on his $365,000 sports car. Vitus, a donkey in a nearby enclosure, was caught chewing on the back of the McLaren – and caused some pretty extensive damage to the vehicle.
Gallery: McLaren 650S Spider
"I looked into the rear-view mirror and suddenly saw a pair of fluffy ears! And then I heard a strange sound," he said in an interview with German newspaper Bild. "The sound came from a donkey, who was gnawing at my fender.
According to the report, a German court ordered Vitus’ owner to pony up €5,800 ($6,800) in damages following the incident. The rear portion of the vehicle was said to be chewed up extensively by the donkey, damaging paint and portions of the carbon fiber bodywork, and causing nearly €30,000 ($35,000) worth of damages in total. Most of the damage costs were covered by a local McLaren dealer, but the other €5,800 ($6,800) would be left to Vitus’ owner.
At the time of the indecent, Vitus’ owner reportedly refused to pay for damages, suggesting that Zahn shouldn’t have parked his expensive sports car so close to the enclosure. Since insurance also refused to pay for most of the damages, Zahn was forced to take Vitus’ owner to court.
Police said the donkey must have mistaken it for a giant carrot – and Zahn agrees. "The donkey probably thought the car was a carrot on wheels," said Zahn. "I'm not mad at him." The donkey could not be reached for comment.
Source: Bild via Autoblog