29 Sep 2017

Carrot-coloured car damaged by hungry donkey

10:52 am on 29 September 2017

A German luxury sports car driver has won his case against a hungry donkey's owners.

McLaren Spider, fancy car, flash car

A McLaren Spider (file photo) Photo: 123RF

On 15 September last year, Markus Zahn left his bright orange McLaren Spider in a car park bordering a paddock in Vogelsberg, a district in Hesse state.

A donkey called Vitus then chomped on the back of his car, he said. The court found Vitus's owners liable for €5800 of paintwork damage.

Police said Vitus may have confused the car with a carrot.

The donkey's owners could still appeal.

The owners argued that Vitus may not have been the culprit and that Mr Zahn should not have parked his car - reportedly worth €310,000 - next to the paddock.

The court case drew national media attention.