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    A supercar fanatic says he is lucky to be alive after crashing a £328,000 Audi R8 he spent nearly two years waiting to drive.

    Reco Jefferson, 36, was ordered to join the military after racking up 30 driving offences but the former boy racer has left the US Air Force and returned to his first love with deep pockets.

    Having ordered a pimped-out Audi R8 18 months earlier, Reco needed just 12 hours to write it off after losing control of the wheel at 90mph.

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    Reco who has made a fortune from drop-shipping, decided that rather than dwell on the devastating crash near his home in Philadelphia, US, in October, he'd simply splash out again on four more supercars worth around £1million.

    Speaking to Jam Prime, Reco who is originally from Mississippi said: “I was just glad I got out of the wreck alive. I was doing 90mph and the roads were cold so the tyre didn’t grip so I slid into a wall.

    “I had lost complete control and knew I was going to crash. The whole front was smashed up and I knew then and there that it wasn’t repairable."

    Reco's cheered himself up by orderin a java green Audi RSQ8 worth £150,000, a Mexico blue Porsche GT4RS costing £187,000 and a Porsche GT3 RS worth £281,000 in purple.

    A two-tone black and cyan £516,000 McLaren 765 Spider is also on the way.

    The new purchases will take Reco’s supercar collection to ten, including two Lamborghinis.

    One is a yellow Aventador SVJ worth $663,000 and the other is a red Huracan Performante worth £257,000.

    He also owns a silver Nissan Skyline R33 GTR and a brand new black C63 Mercedes G wagon.

    His second Merc is a red GLB 35 but his most treasured motor is a white Mitsubishi Evo 10, he bought when he went to college.

    The Fast and Furious fan said: “I wasn’t really overly-concerned about totalling the R8 as I have other cars and I knew the insurance would take care of it.”

    Reco’s mum worked two jobs to put food on the table when he was a kid growing up in one of the toughest ‘hoods in McComb, Mississippi.

    He later moved to Philadelphia and began indulging his love of fast cars by turning up at notorious late night car meets on the streets of ‘Philly’ and it wasn’t long before he became known to the local police department.

    Eventually ending up in court, after racking up more than 30 driving offences, a judge suggested jail, or a job in the forces.

    Reco took the latter.

    After a spell in the US Air Force, he finally got his act together, graduated from college and landed a job in IT.

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    Starting a drop-shipping business on the side, he ended up making £25,000-a-month from his side-hustle, and now makes millions thanks to Roughnecks eCom Bootcamp (@roughneck_actuai) and other ventures.

    He also began building Amazon automation systems to enable him to sell products, and market his expertise to others.

    Drop–shipping is taking orders on a platform such as Amazon or Shopify, placing orders with suppliers like Walmart Target and having the items delivered directly from the supplier to the customer.

    Reco now charges punters from £14,500 up to £25,000 depending on the package, and vows that clients will make their money back in 12 to 18 months.

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