Ferrari F50 Crashed by Magnate's Son

One less Ferrari on the road, and a rare one at that, just one of the 349 ever built. The Italian manufacturer is in mourning today after a 1995 Ferrari F50 was crashed by South African magnate's Johann Rupert son, Anton Rupert.

The 22 year-old boy decided to go for a little joy ride and what better car than his daddy's F50 Ferrari, a car that still turns heads on the road today after more than 10 years since it's gone out of production. The car was his dad's, and was part of his Franschhoek Car Museum.

It would seem that Anton wanted to show his friend who was riding in the car just how fast the car could go and floored it. He went off the road round a corner on the Helshoogte Pass between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch (that's somewhere in South Africa, hence the spelling).

Don't worry, both people in the car are OK, it's the Ferrari that's taken most of the beating, meaning that it was wrecked. Anton's family have confirmed that it was indeed he who was driving at the time of the crash, but that luckily, no one got hurt.

In case you're wondering where his daddy got the money for the now-totaled ride, Johann Peter Rupert is the chairman of the Richemont company that sells luxury-goods and he's also got his fingers in some other pies as well. Plenty of money to buy cars that his son can destroy. The man does have a car museum after all.

The last wrecked Ferrari by a celebrity was an Enzo that actor Eddie Griffin managed to total back in 2007. Back then Eddie took the 1.5 million dollar car round the racetrack for a charity event and managed to turn it into scrap metal. Later, he said jokingly about the incident: “Undercover Brother's good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can't drive” referring to himself.

One less Ferrari on the road today and man, your Prius has just got a lot safer all of a sudden, hasn't it?
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