Driving a supercar with around 700 horsepower on public roads can be fun. But if you really want to see what they can do, you’ll want to take it to the track.
That’s just what the drivers of these two European exotics were planning. But apparently they couldn’t wait to get to the closed circuit. So they were busted for speeding and had their cars impounded.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (which patrols many of the country’s highways), the drivers of this black McLaren 675LT Spider and blue Lamborghini Aventador SV were clocked on August 2 driving 138 kilometers per hour (86 mph) on a stretch of the Lougheed Highway in British Columbia where the indicated limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). As Motor1 reports, they were headed to a private track event at Mission Raceway, and one was equipped with a radar detector.
Because the cars were deemed to be traveling at “excessive speed,” both were impounded immediately for a minimum of seven days, and their drivers handed $368 fines and three points on their licenses. The drivers were both 22-year-old residents of nearby Barnaby, BC, and have both received “excessive speeding infractions and fines” prior to this incident, which has been referred to the Superintended of Motor Vehicles “for further review.”
“This stretch of Lougheed Highway is our number one problem area when it comes to excessive speed,” said RCMP Traffic Sergeant Bruce McCowan. “No matter the time of year this specific area is plagued with unsafe speeds, 24/7, regardless of the road and weather conditions. We have seen too many tragic outcomes where all the driver needed to do was just slow down.”
Of the 472 speeding tickets handed by the Ridge Mountain RCMP so far this year, over a third (178) occurred on that same stretch of highway between Maple Ridge and Mission, BC.