Supercar-owning playboy slammed after reckless driving appears on Youtube

June 13, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

An Iraqi playboy has been slammed for his reckless driving after footage of his 200mph supercar being raced around London appeared on Youtube.

Playboy slammed after reckless driving appears on Youtube

The millionaire show-off is seen speeding through a number of wealthy parts of the capital in his turquoise Ferrari 599 without any regard for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists.

Pedestrians are filmed jumping out of the way as the car races through the narrow streets in a plume of tyre smoke.

In one clip the maniac appears to overtake a Mini at high speed – narrowly missing an oncoming bus.

The brash motorist claims to be the first Iraqi playboy to enter the London supercar scene, which sees an annual influx of rich Middle Eastern motorists showing off their unique cars.

He bought the Ferrari from the Qatari Royal Family and has told onlookers he spent £80,000 upgrading the car’s performance.

The footage was shot over a series of weeks by film and TV student Liam Kershaw, 18, who spends his spare time travelling round London looking at flash cars.

Playboy slammed after reckless driving appears on Youtube

He said: ”The guy tells us he has the first Iraqi supercar in London, and by his driving skills he is keen to let everyone know about it – he is one of the craziest drivers ever to come here.

”On my Youtube channel ‘Exoticsoflondon‘ I have received a lot of criticism about how dangerous he is and how much damage he could cause.

”He is driving very fast but this is a car designed to do these sorts of speeds and is safer than most normal cars.

”This doesn’t make it okay so he’s got to be careful.”

A leading road safety charity said it was a ”miracle” that nobody had been injured by the Iraqi playboy speeding around London.

Ben Schofield, of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: ”Glorifying dangerous driving is grossly irresponsible.

”In this busy urban environment it’s a miracle nobody was injured.”

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  1. Anon says:

    Agree it’s wreckless, but so is the reporting…. no pedestrians were “jumping out of the way” and he in no way “narrowly missed an oncoming bus”, it was on the other side of the junction and he had loads of room.

    That doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s a wreckless twat with more money than sense, but sensationlist reporting pisses me off as much.

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