Student caught undertaking at 150mph on M25 in ultra-rare Ferrari
A wealthy student has been banned from driving after he was caught undertaking at 150mph on the M25 in an ultra-rare Ferrari.
Police struggled to keep up with Ali Kzar, 25, after he took his £150,000 Ferrari California for a spin on the motorway, near Surrey.
He was spotted performing a ‘dangerous undertaking manoeuvre’ and police only managed to catch up and stop business management student Kzar when traffic forced him to slow down
He was arrested after being hauled over on the M25 in Surrey and later interviewed where he admitted to driving the car.
Kzar lives in a £1million apartment in Marylebone and attends Regents University, one of just two private universities in Britain, charging students £15,000 per year.
The court heard that first year student Kzar, who has no capital wealth of his own and is given a monthly allowance of £1,500 after rent by his family, now ‘relies on Uber’ to get around.
Kzar, who regularly posts pictures of himself on social media posing with expensive jewellery and smoking cigars, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Redhill Magistrates’ Court on Friday, following the incident in March.
Darren Matravers, prosecuting, said: ‘Mr Kzar stated he didn’t know how fast he was driving but as the officer stated, he was doing over 150 mph, so he probably did.
‘When asked if his driving was dangerous, he said he had no opinion on that.’
Mitigating, Fadi Daoud said that Kzar was spooked by the officer and did not realise it was a police car.
Mr Daoud added that Kzar’s father was a well-known businessman in Iraq that was why Kzar was targeted for driving the Ferrari – the only one of its kind in the UK.
Mr Daoud said: ‘He has been targeted. He received threats. He was told he was being followed.
‘There’s only one white Ferrari California in the UK and the threat was that if you’re not respectful there will be consequences.’
He added: ‘That car is no more, he has not driven it since that time and he has avoided anything that will bring attention to him, I think he relies on Uber now.’
Head magistrate Michael Staples said: ‘Mr Kzar, you’re young which is in your favour in this instance.
‘You’ve got no previous record but your driving was extremely dangerous.
‘The simple lane change in front of you might have resulted in the death of not only other people but yourself.’
Kzar was given a four month sentence, suspended for 18 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.
He was also disqualified from driving in the UK for two years and been electronically tagged. Kzar has a home curfew from 7pm until 7am for four months. He was fined £165.