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Valet crashes £1million LaFerrari hypercar after failing to park it in Monaco

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Fer-ARRRRGH-I! Hopeless valet FORCES £1million to LaFerrari after failing to park it in Monaco ‘before the eyes of an irate owner’

  • A horrific incident took place in Monaco’s glitzy center of Monte Carlo
  • Valet parked the hypercar before seemingly forgetting to apply the handbrake
  • The car rolled forward and collided with some mopeds nearby
  • A man believed to be the owner came running and reprimanded the servant
  • The LaFerrari sold for just over £1million in 2013, but the limited production run means the sought-after vehicles are now selling for over £3million

This is when a careless valet crashed into a Ferrari worth more than £1million after apparently leaving it in gear, much to the chagrin of the hypercar’s supposed owner.

The horrific incident took place in Monaco’s glitzy center of Monte Carlo, just yards from the world-famous Casino Square on Avenue des Spélugues.

Carefully bringing the royal blue LaFerrari to a stop beside the sidewalk, the white-washed attendant opened the distinctive butterfly doors and clambered out, leaving the car’s engine grumbling as he waited for the owner to retrieve his monster of 950 braking power.

The hypercar initially remained stationary on the road, but as soon as the attendant closed the car door, the vehicle began to roll forward – presumably the automatic gearbox had been left in the drive.

In a panic, the attendant jerked the door open again and jumped beside the car, trying desperately but in vain to press the brake pedal and avert disaster.

Unfortunately, the prized Ferrari couldn’t be stopped, crashing into a couple of mopeds parked a few yards away, narrowly dodging one of the motor’s riders.

A split second later, a man believed to have owned the car came running across the road in dismay and cursing at the sheepish attendant.

The horrific incident took place in Monaco’s glitzy center of Monte Carlo, just yards from the world-famous Casino Square on Avenue des Spélugues (the LaFerrari is pictured just before the accident)

After the attendant clambered out, the beautiful royal blue Ferrari began to roll forward and the panicked attendant tried desperately to stomp on the brake pedal

After the attendant clambered out, the beautiful royal blue Ferrari began to roll forward and the panicked attendant tried desperately to stomp on the brake pedal

The attendant is pictured desperately clutching the wheel after slamming the car into a moped.  One of the disgruntled moped riders narrowly avoided an injury and looks on displeased

The attendant is pictured desperately clutching the wheel after slamming the car into a moped. One of the disgruntled moped riders narrowly avoided an injury and looks on displeased

A man believed to be the owner of the Ferrari witnessed the accident and came running across the road in horror while shouting swear words.

A man believed to be the owner of the Ferrari witnessed the accident and came running across the road in horror while shouting swear words.

‘Are you damn stupid?! What the hell are you doing?’ the man yelled as he approached the driver’s side door before demanding the valet to get out of the car.

The attendant was seemingly too shocked to react and hung his head in shame as he duly pulled himself out of the damaged hypercar.

More footage showed the LaFerrari rolling through the streets of Monaco the morning after the crash.

It had only suffered some superficial damage, with a few scratches and small dents on the nose of the car and the downforce-generating front splitter.

But the LaFerrari’s rarity and its dazzling price points mean that even minor repairs are likely to cost tens of thousands to make.

Released to huge fanfare in 2013, and with a name that literally translates as ‘The Ferrari’, the hybrid hypercar was marketed as the definitive Ferrari of the modern era from the prestigious Italian automaker.

The cars sold as new nine years ago for between £1m – £1.2m, but the limited production run means the sought-after vehicles are now typically worth between £3m and £5m.

The car only suffered some superficial damage, with the nose and downforce-generating front splitter showing a few scratches and minor dents - but even this minor wear and tear will probably cost a lot to repair

The car only suffered some superficial damage, with the nose and downforce-generating front splitter showing a few scratches and minor dents – but even this minor wear and tear will probably cost a lot to repair

Released in 2013 to huge fanfare and with a name that literally translates as 'The Ferrari', the hybrid hypercar was marketed as the definitive Ferrari.

Released in 2013 to huge fanfare and with a name that literally translates as ‘The Ferrari’, the hybrid hypercar was marketed as the definitive Ferrari.

The cars sold as new nine years ago for between £1m - £1.2m, but the limited production of just 499 chassis means the cars are worth three times as much or more today

The cars sold as new nine years ago for between £1m – £1.2m, but the limited production of just 499 chassis means the cars are worth three times as much or more today

It’s unclear exactly how the attendant managed to crash the car, as it had stood still for a moment before seemingly leaping forward on its own.

Some social media users who watched the video speculated that the attendant may simply not have been able to engage the electronic parking brake, but the car stood still for several seconds on a slight incline and drove forward quite quickly.

Others argued that the attendant left the car in automatic mode and that the handbrake was either faulty or not properly applied, causing the car to shoot forward when he closed the door.

The LaFerrari is considered one of three groundbreaking automotive machines that have harnessed hybrid power to achieve previously unseen levels of performance.

The three incredible cars, released alongside the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder, are dubbed the ‘Holy Trinity’ and have paved the way for a new, electrically charged era of hypercars.

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