13:30 03 March 2005
Paris Hilton has been taking motor racing lessons in a bid to outwit paparazzi photographers chasing her.
The 'Simple Life' star, who drives a £200,000 Ferrari, has been on a racing course while in Grand Prix city, Monaco, last year to learn how to make a getaway from persistent shutterbugs.
She is quoted by Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "I took lessons in Monaco with real racing cars. I love fast cars."
The 24-year-old beauty claims she has already put her new skills into action.
The blonde babe says that she speeds along Los Angeles' residential roads late at night - and is so good that she has never been caught or had a crash.
She said: "I've driven on the streets at 140 miles an hour when no-one's around. I've never had an accident."
Last week, the hotel heiress was left red-faced when topless pictures of her in a lesbian clinch were posted on the internet after hoaxers hacked into her mobile phone account.
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