Brand new Lamborghini ticketed and towed for excessive speeding
Speeding driver was "shocked" to see police after being caught speeding in residential zone
The driver of a new Lamborghini worth $275,000 will have to shell out $368 for a speeding ticket after police caught him driving over twice the speed limit.
Vancouver police tweeted out a picture Tuesday of the vehicle being loaded on to the back of a tow truck after the driver was tagged with a laser going 102 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
Constable Brian Montague, the VPD's spokesman and the officer who ticketed the speeder, said the driver was "very shocked" to see the police when he was flagged down on Cambie Street near 54th Avenue.
The 30-year-old driver received a $368 speeding ticket and three demerit points on his licence. The vehicle, which had dealer licence plates, was impounded for seven days.
Police confirmed the vehicle is owned by a dealership, but would not identify the driver.
The vehicle is a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan which was just released a few weeks ago. One of its top-selling features is the company's claim it can go from a dead stop to 100 kilometres an hour in just over 2.5 seconds — a report that was independently confirmed by Car and Driver under actual test conditions.
With files from Max Haberstroh