Quake shocks for supercar valley

Supercar makers Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini have sent their workers home after a series of earthquakes killed 17 people around Modena in Italy, yesterday.

The three Italian sportscar icons, along with the Bologna-based motorcycle maker, Ducati, have idled their factories for at least 24 hours as the Emilia Romagna region struggles to cope with more than 600 earthquakes or aftershocks in the last eight days.