This news pains our Top Gear-loving souls.
Police in Vancouver say they hauled away 13 sports cars worth $2 million after a dangerous street race that witnesses say reached speeds of 125 mph (200 kph).
Facing off on a busy highway on Wednesday afternoon, the 13 drivers were easily picked up by police. That’s because they were driving cars many of us could never afford. “The majority of them had personalized plates as well and were souped-up, so they’re fairly distinguished,” Inspector Bryon Massie of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told the CBC.
All told, the haul-away consisted of a Ferrari, three Lamborghinis, three Nissans, two Maseratis, two Mercedes, an Audi and an Aston Martin, together totaling more than $2 million.
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Surely the drivers can afford their impound fees and ticket costs given their luxury wheels, right? But it turns out many might be hitting up their parents for the cash. That’s because none of the drivers was older than 21, and six of them were brand new drivers, still sporting British Columbia’s mandatory “N” decal denoting a novice driver who’s been learning for fewer than two years.
Police, though, say the fines won’t be as exorbitant as they would have hoped, since no actual cops caught the speeders. “We have to really depend on third-party individuals who had called in,” RCMP Superintendant Norm Gaumont told the Vancouver Sun. Because of the current lack of evidence, the 13 drivers face a ticket of only $196, charged with “driving without due consideration for others.”
Police say the young drivers will face hurdles in getting their full licenses. If they need a lift, NewsFeed will gladly help out – assuming we can drive their cars.
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