Samuel Huist

[VIDEO] Ferrari LaFerrari Races Porsche 911 Through Beverly Hills Suburb, Driver Claims Diplomatic Immunity

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

UPDATE (9/17/15): Porsche and LaFerrari Street Racers Lied About Diplomatic Immunity

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: two knuckleheads racing down the block in sports cars while your kids are outside playing.

That’s exactly what happened in a suburb of Beverly Hills on September 12th, as a Ferrari LaFerrari sideswiped a Porsche 911 at high speeds in a residential neighborhood, but nobody was charged with a crime and the reason why may blow your mind.

Video: Porsche 911 Races Ferrari LaFerrari in Suburbs

America’s Favorite Muscle Car: Check out this model overview of the 2016 Ford Mustang

When police officers arrived at the scene, the owner of both vehicles told them he had diplomatic immunity and also denied that he was speeding or ran any stop signs.

The license plate on the LaFerrari belonged to the Middle-Eastern country of Qatar, and the house where the vehicle was parked is valued at $10 million and is currently being rented.

The two vehicles only stopped racing after the LaFerrari’s engine overheated.

Jacob Rogers, a video journalist, filmed the street race and reportedly exchanged words with the driver, but claimed he was physically assaulted by the man’s bodyguards.

“He told me, verbatim, ‘I could have you killed and get away with it,'” Rogers said to NBC Los Angeles.

Police later issued a news release explaining they could not arrest the drivers because they did not witness any illegal activity themselves.

NBC Los Angeles also reported that police have contacted the United States State Department regarding the man’s diplomatic status.

More Videos: Funny “fence” commercial begins Hyundai’s NFL campaign


News Sources: NBC Los Angeles, NY Daily News

  • Samuel HuistEditor

    Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.

  • Morality_Mortality

    Diplomatic immunity can be revoked with a phone call. Officers at the scene could have requested a liaison officer from the Qatar embassy to review the scene and address any illegality that was perpetrated by the accused. I think the video itself is damming enough to have the Qatar embassy convene an official investigation.