We’re going to guess the subject of the following tale got rich gambling, playing the stock market or through some other high risk endeavour, he seems like a bit of a risk-taker.
According to South African news agency Fin 24, a Cape Town man tried to smuggle his LaFerrari into the country when he first purchased in 2014, but the South African Revenue Service impounded it, with the owner unable to pay the likely significant import tax owed on it. He recently submitted an export declaration to have the car moved to the Republic of Congo, which was approved, but he then tried to smuggle the super back into the country through the exact same port a day later.
The vehicle has now been detained and could be headed to the crusher if the owner is unable to pay the tax owed on it. We imagine they won’t be trusting him to have it exported again. On the bright side, just about every LaFerrari owner in the world will get a tad bit richer if it does crushed, with their limited edition 1 of 499 supercars becoming just a bit more exclusive. Not that LaFerrari prices hadn’t already reached a ridiculous level.