Two street-racing Canadians were caught enjoying a rather brisk run up the challenging Mount Seymour road in British Columbia and lost their supercars as a result.
Racing each other in a Ferrari F430 Scuderia and BMW M6, the guilty drivers managed to clock 200km/h – in a 60km/h zone.
When they narrowly missed a mother walking her two children, authorities were notified and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police apprehended the speedsters.
Both cars were impounded and then auctioned, netting Canadian authorities a neat R2.16m.
A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police clarified the seizure and auction laws. “It works to take vehicles away from reckless drivers before they hurt someone, because they are demonstrating no regard for the safety of themselves or others on our roads.”
The guilty drivers will receive only the outstanding value of the vehicle financing on their supercars from the auction, with the Canadian government keeping the balance.
Last year Canadian authorities prosecuted a teenage BMW M5 driver after he had posted evidence of his speeding online.
[Info from Wheels24]