"Undercover Brother's good at karate ... but the brother can't drive," the comic says

By People Staff
Updated March 27, 2007 01:10 PM

Comedian Eddie Griffin crashed a $1.5 million Ferrari Enzo while practicing for a charity race to promote his new movie, Redline, on Monday.

Griffin, 38, was not injured when he ran into a concrete barrier at California’s Irwindale Speedway, but the car fared much worse: It was totaled.

“Undercover Brother’s good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can’t drive,” Griffin told the Associated Press after the accident, referring to his 2002 movie. (He has also starred in Norbit, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and its sequel, and Date Movie.)

“He walked away completely unscratched, but probably a little shaken,” said the film’s publicist, Wendy Zocks.

Redline executive producer Daniel Sadek, who owned the rare Enzo, was also shaken by the accident.

“I’m glad Eddie came out of the crash okay, but my dream car got destroyed,” Sadek said. “I went to my trailer for about 15 minutes and I thought, ‘There’s people dying every day. A lot of worse things are happening in the world.’ ”

Sadek has an exotic car collection, which is featured in the movie. Only 400 Ferrari Enzos were produced, all between 2002 and 2004.