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Thank God no one was hurt, however I seriously doubt the owner is telling the truth. Also, the Mercedes owner is obviously a jerk - he left after seeing the Enzo lose control?
 

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Opps, I posted a link to this story in another topic as well.

I am shocked at what will happen at only 120 MPH and thank god for keeping me alive while I was sixteen and stupid behind wheel. Althought at 120 an Enzo should be more stable than my car was when I was 16.
 

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I believe the speed was about 200 mph as reports say. The enzo hit the pole while in air. The driver said he was the passenger, and a 'german' men he did not know drove the car and walked away.

The 'passenger' was dronk, he had a 0.9 in his blood and I think 0.1 is legal? He was racing a McLaren CLR, but that car is gone...

The car is owned by Stefan Eriksson.
 

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Also, the Mercedes owner is obviously a jerk

Doesnt that go without saying???
 

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Why can't those guys just go to a racetrack...
I dont think a brain comes into discussion when discussing the person that crashed this car....
 

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Now there is a rumor the car was not registered in the United States. In addition, the lender was trying to take position. My oh my, does this Enzo story get interesting.

I will lay odds, this Enzo, which was cut in half, will grow like a starfish. Each half will grow another half. An Enzo does not die young but multiplies.

In California, the car could end up with a salvage title but who cares since it is an Enzo.

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0.8 is the legal limit. Is this the cameraman for Saraband?

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Why can't those guys just go to a racetrack...
I dont think a brain comes into discussion when discussing the person that crashed this car....
I agree with you guys. If this stupid crashed on a track, there would be less damage, there was no risk in anybody getting hurt (he could have hit a child on a bike or something! :evil: ) and he wouldn't be drunk... (that's the most stupid part!)

I feel nothing for the guys who drive these cars and wreck it after a stupid action....
 

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An update to this crash:


The Plot Thickens in Ferrari Crash - LA Times

A gun's magazine found near the wreckage may be connected to the accident, and a Scottish bank says it might own the destroyed car.

The mystery deepened Monday in the case of the puzzling crash last week of a $1-million Ferrari Enzo on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Sheriff's detectives said Monday that they believe a gun's magazine discovered near the wreckage is connected to the crash, and they plan to interview an unnamed person who they believe was in the car with Swedish game machine entrepreneur Stefan Eriksson.


The crash has also garnered the attention of a leading Scottish bank, which has informed sheriff's investigators that it may own the destroyed car. At the same time, detectives are trying to figure out why another exotic car in Eriksson's extensive collection, a Mercedes SLR, was listed as stolen by Scotland Yard in London, said Sheriff's Sgt. Phil Brooks.

The totaled Ferrari was one of two Enzos that Eriksson brought into the United States from England along with the Mercedes SLR, Brooks said. But detectives concluded that the totaled vehicle did not have appropriate papers and was not "street legal" for driving in California, he said.

Detectives have been trying for nearly a week to sort out what exactly happened last Tuesday morning when Eriksson's Enzo — one of only 400 ever made — smashed into a telephone pole, totaling the car. Eriksson told deputies that he was the passenger and that a man he knew only as "Dietrich" was behind the wheel. But detectives have been openly skeptical of the story, noting that Eriksson had a bloody lip and that the only blood they found in the car was on the driver's-side air bag.

Brooks said detectives have called in Eriksson for another interview. Eriksson has declined through the security guard at his gated Bel-Air estate to comment. An attorney who has previously represented Eriksson in civil matters, Ashley Posner, also declined to comment Monday.

But some city leaders in Malibu, where the crash has been the talk of the town, were less circumspect.

"The guy should have had an IQ test," said Malibu Mayor Pro Tem Ken Kearsley, who has been following the coverage of the crash with a half-grin. The driver's IQ "couldn't come up above 60 if he was doing 120 on PCH," Kearsley said.

But in fact, Brooks said Monday, the car was traveling 162 mph when it crashed, far faster than the 120 mph originally believed. The Ferrari, with just a few inches of undercarriage clearance, hit a bump at a crest in the road, sending the vehicle airborne and into the power pole, Brooks said.

Brooks said they are investigating whether someone else may have been present and are trying to determine whether the recovered gun component is connected to the case. He declined to say more about the find or elaborate on the status of the Scottish bank and Scotland Yard in the case.

The question of whether Eriksson was the driver is key to the case, Brooks said. Eriksson's blood-alcohol level was 0.09%, higher than the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.

Sheriff's officials are still trying to confirm witness reports that the Ferrari might have been drag racing with another car, and officials aren't sure if that's what happened.

Sheriff's officials said Eriksson was an executive with a game company that attempted to take on Sony and Nintendo, but the firm collapsed last year.

In Malibu, officials said they are not sure what to make of the accident.

Kearsley said the stretch of road was not known for drag racing, but for run-of-the-mill speeders. He said the Sheriff's Department has had success for the last year and a half using radar and lasers to catch overzealous drivers. The lasers are not detectable to drivers, he said.

"It's straight as an arrow where the accident was," he said. "You really have to go out of your way to hit a telephone pole."

Carol Moss, a longtime Malibu resident, activist and meditation group leader, said the accident came as no surprise.

"It was horrendous, but Malibu is full of idiots," she said. "There are a lot of wild cars and irresponsible people. The roads are dangerous. You always see people with those sorts of cars. You see some wild behavior."

But, in keeping with her Zen frame of mind, Moss extended an olive branch. "Everyone is welcome to attend the meditation group. Even the drag racer."
 

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Geeze thats rediculous
 

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I do not underastand this people. If I possed an Enzo I would never push it to the limits on public roads. Just Circuits. And in second, there are such circuits like Nordschleife in Nurburgring where U can push Your car to the limits with the only risk - Ur mistake can cost a life, but there in California, the driver's mistake could cost others lifes...... Thats not fair.....

Race on Track! Something like this should be written in high speed autoindustry. Ferrari SpA should think about a PR action to give some education to Ferrari Owners..... Ferrari is not a Porsche, or a Lamborghini. Ferrari is a Ferrari and you can drive it only like a Ferrari! It is something different that other sportscars....

Ferrari Owners, please be also Ferrari Drivers.
 

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What the hell?

I'm sure the sheriff's dept guys responding to the original call thought "oh,well, another drunk/stoned rich guy wastes a car that is clearly beyond his driving skills." Now there are weird paramilitary transit police forces and some sort of very dodgy appearing handicapped bus service? Seriously, WTF is this?

On a lighter note, I don't know if any of you saw the ebay auction for a fuel hose that someone nicked at the scene of the accident. Shameless, really, but some of the questions from potential buyers were hilarious. The best one was a buyer asking if the seller would accommodate a PPI on the hose...
 
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