• Dec 15, 2008

You all remember Eddie Griffin, the celebrity gent who recently hopped in a borrowed Enzo and decided to test his theories on speed vs. coefficient of friction, vector change, and impact absorption? Well, like a proud papa whose kid blows up the chemistry class but gets on the front page of the local paper, the team behind his new movie, Redline, has decided to share the results of Eddie's physics experiment with the public: the And-There-Went-Another-Enzo is on display at Graumans' Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in advance of the movie's Thursday premiere.

It is entirely possible that Griffin was trying to show people at the Irwindale Speedway a scene from the film, which, based on the trailer, looks like 90210-meets-the-Gumball-Rally-meets-demolition-derby. Apparently people who go to movies bursting with multimillion dollar machines want to see them run into every solid object possible. A movie spokesperson, who said the car would be lying "in state," added that

[Source: SFGate via Jalopnik]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Griffin's crash has gotten this movie a ton of press and exposure with their target audience: automotive enthusiasts.

      I bet he destroyed it on purpose.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Griffin's a friggin' tool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yep, using a crashed vehicle to promote a movie means that the jerk movie producer gets to write off the wreck as a cost of doing business. His insurance won't even get dinged. A-hole. Let's go egg his house.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The engine was also smoking, probably busted some parts, so it's going need a new radiator, or at worse, a whole rebuild.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So they are using one colossal waste of money to showcase another one? Genius!
      • 7 Years Ago
      talk about adding insult to ingory, to enzo fans
      • 7 Years Ago
      @ #6

      The Carrera GT was purposely crashed for a scene in the movie. It was also one of the producers cars. He allowed it to be used for this because he owns 2 of them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it wasn't a stunt but they are making the best out of a bad situation. If they claim the thing was a set-up, it doesn't make their star look like such an idiot (which he is), and the fact that people are debating it, leads to more publicity.
      • 7 Years Ago
      a million bucks never bought so much publicity. this was a stunt pure and simple.

      i doubt the enzo was totalled either. those front structures are sacrificial. it's hard to believe he was going fast enough to crack the tub.