Viral Video: $1.5 Million Ferrari Races Porsche On Beverly Hills Street

  • by: Alan Duke
Viral Video: $1.5 Million Ferrari Races Porsche On Beverly Hills Street

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Beverly Hills cops are investigating a viral video of a Ferrari LaFerrari -- valued at about $1.5 million -- racing a Porsche GT3 on an otherwise quiet residential street on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

The probe involves the U.S. State Department since the driver claims he has diplomatic immunity from prosecution. The yellow supercar -- which can accelerate from a dead stop to 60 mph in 3 seconds -- is registered in the middle eastern country Qatar.

The two cars ran a stop sign and nearly crashed into other cars at one point in the video.

"The kids were terrified and the neighbors were out and this woman was screaming 'cause her husband almost got run over," neighbor Roya Levian told Los Angeles TV station NBC4.

The Ferrari's rear engine was smoking after the race when it pulled into the driveway of a home that apparently was its home base.

Odd aspects of the video which indicate the race was well planned include the black SUVs following the racers and the presence of several spectators with cameras ready before the speeders go by.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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