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'Shark Tank' Star

Oops, I WRECKED My Ferrari

... at 130 MPH

5/2/2012 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Robert Herjavec -- one of the deep-pocketed investors on "Shark Tank" -- slammed his ultra-fast $350K Ferrari into a wall at 130 MPH ... and TMZ has the glass-shattering dash cam footage.

It all went down this weekend during the Ferrari Challenge at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA ... where Robert was racing his 2011 Ferrari 458 against other rich guys in really expensive cars.

Herjavec tells TMZ,  "I crashed in qualifying -- bad and hard hit."



"I was having an amazing lap very fast, just off the course record, and then just thought I could go a little faster (what race car driver doesn’t?)."

Herjavec -- who's reportedly worth more than $100 MILLION -- lost control and crashed into a wall ... crushing the front of his car like a soda can.

But Herjavec -- who miraculously didn't suffer any serious injuries -- didn't pull out of the race. Instead, he got ANOTHER Ferrari and pressed on.

"After the crash I went out and borrowed a friend’s car (good to have friends that lend you a $ 350K car) and 2 hours later I started in 29th and finished 5th. The next day, in the borrowed car, I got on the podium and finished 3rd ! Still leading in the points for the season."

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16.

Mark    

Not exactly 130, more like 50 mph.

904 days ago
17.

*78    

$350,000 is 0.0035% of his worth. To somebody with a net value of $250,000, that is like crashing a car worth less than $900. So obviously he doesn't care. At least he is supporting the Italian craftsmen who build those beautiful cars.

904 days ago
18.

JD    

This is news? Shouldn't every single Nascar, F1, IRL, etc. wreck be posted then?

904 days ago
19.

TDC    

If you race much you listen for things, it sounds like something broke in the rear end of the car upon entering the corner right before he started skidding. You can hear two or three pops, then maybe one or both of the rear tires lock up, and then he hits the brakes.

904 days ago
20.

campy    

Good! That as*hole really bugs the hell out of me. I hope his insurance SKY ROCKETS!!!

904 days ago
21.

Simone    

Once again TMZ shows its stupidity as just by looking at the pic you can easily tell that is not 130mph damage.

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There would be no front end left if that car had crashed at 130mph.

904 days ago
22.

starcravingmad    

"I WRECKED My Ferrari ... at 130 MPH" makes a better headline than "I WRECKED My Ferrari ... at 30 - 50 MPH"!!

904 days ago
23.

Ann    

diagnosis - small penisitis

904 days ago
24.

KW    

Umm....am I missing something? When he hit the wall he was doing 30 MPH.

904 days ago
25.

F1Fan    

You say 130 MPH ... How about 30 MPH.
You say he's worth 100 million ...He sold his company for about 40 million
Obviously he sent you the tape, and the story, to be on the show, as it is the in car video ! Was there any reporting ? Are his 15 minutes up yet ?

904 days ago
26.

Jim Bean    

And I thought he didn't drink! *LMAO* He be so drunk he can't see!

904 days ago
27.

Alvin Law    

That was fun!

904 days ago
28.

VOUDOU    

Totally repairable you can see the car is still straight framed. You can hear something break before he loses control. Good for him making millions and enjoying it instead of playing it safe and having a heart attack with a unused bank account.

904 days ago
29.

AARON    

If he was going 130, he'd more than likely be in the hospital.

903 days ago
30.

Kitty    

Watch the video its 50MPH whgen he hits not even close to 130MPH!!!!!!!!!!

902 days ago
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