February 24, 2006

Smashing a Million Dollar Car

Boing Boing has a post about someone who crashes a Million dollar Ferrai, and splitting it into Half, in Malibu, California.

The red Ferrari Enzo - one of only 400 ever made and worth more than $1 million — broke apart Tuesday when it crested a hill on PCH going 120 mph and slammed into a power pole.

Only 399 Enzos were at first scheduled to be assembled at the factory between 2002 and 2004, each priced at $670,000. But a final car was built and donated to Pope John Paul II and later sold to raise $1,275,000 for charity. Which makes the car not only costly, but also artistically improtant.

Sgt. Phillip Brooks, says that witnesses testify that the Ferrari was racing a Mercedes-Benz SLR along Pacific Coast Highway.

Eriksson, 44, who was arrested, says that he was only a passenger. Officials are trying to determine whether he is the noted Swedish game designer whose firm, perhaps not surprisingly, was involved with car-racing themed video games.


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