Johannesburg’s streets recently witnessed a spectacle as Andile Mpisane, the Royal AM chairman, took his custom-made Nissan GT-R, affectionately named “Godzilla,” for a spin. This luxury vehicle, which has undergone extensive modifications by APR Performance, has been a project close to Mpisane’s heart for several months.
However, the car’s debut on the roads was not without controversy. A video, which has since been deleted, showcased Mpisane speeding in “Godzilla.” The video quickly went viral, with many expressing concerns over his driving behavior. While some criticized his speed, others voiced concerns about the potential danger he posed to other road users.
In a twist to the tale, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) pulled over Mpisane during one of his drives. The incident was captured and shared on social media, leading to a flurry of reactions. Some users humorously commented that the JMPD officers were merely curious and wanted a closer look at the custom vehicle. Others, however, raised concerns about road safety and the responsibilities that come with driving such a powerful machine.
Mpisane’s love for luxury cars is well-known. His collection boasts several high-end vehicles, including a Brabus G63 6X6 valued at over R20 million, a Mercedes Benz Onyx G7 worth over R12 million, a sleek black Lamborghini Huracan with a price tag of over R10 million, and a Rolls Royce-Cullinan, which he and his wife, Tamia Mpisane, used to bring their newborn baby, Miaandy, home from the hospital in style.
While Andile Mpisane’s passion for cars is evident, this recent incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving, especially when behind the wheel of such powerful vehicles. As the story continues to trend, it remains to be seen how Mpisane will address the concerns raised by the public.