An entrepreneur has been awarded £10,000 from a council after a pothole damaged his £150,000 Ferrari 458.
Owner, Scott Nicholas took the case to the small claims court where he received the sizeable pay-out.
He said: “It was a huge pothole.
“It could have knocked someone into the other lane of traffic and caused a crash.
“I was lucky nobody was heading towards me.
“When the airbags go off they go off like an explosive charge.
“It was a good job there was nobody in the passenger seat.
“I was driving along the road at about 10.30pm in May last year, when I hit something on the road.
“The passenger side door air bag went off and I nearly crashed.
“I thought I’d hit something and then I couldn’t believe when it was a pothole.”
The airbag ripped through the leather interior, causing around £6,000 worth of damage and the alloy wheel had to be replaced at a cost of around £3,000.
The suspension had also suffered from the impact.
Scott plans to donate the £10,000 to an accident charity.
He added: “In court I just felt they were obnoxious.
“They threw everything they could to try and get out of paying out.
“They even tried to say a super car shouldn’t be on the road.
“All I claimed for was the damage and the repair costs, nothing else.
“I was very sensible about it.
“It was never about the money, it was the principle.”