Ferrari and Lamborghini among $2 million of supercars seized in B.C. street race
Posted Sep 2nd 2011 12:01AM
Most students in Canada are wondering how they can afford a bus pass or a bike to get them to school at this time of year but not this group of B.C. young'uns. No no, the cheapest mode of transportation they can buy is a lowly Nissan (well, a GT-R) 'cause it only goes up in price from there. We are talking thirteen heavyweights including: a Ferrari 599, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Aston Martin DB9, Maserati Gran Turismo, a trio of Lamborghini Gallardos and more to amount to an estimated $2 million of supercar fury.
Now with power, comes speed and this young clique (all under-21) decided to try and stretch them out to over 200 km/h on a public road. At one point, the group would hang back slowing up traffic so that the leaders could race highway runs in pairs. Highway 99 in Surrey, B.C. was the sight of this multi-cylinder procession that attracted a lot of attention on a clear mid-afternoon... cops included. Other motorists snitched and the authorities closed in to intercept the speeding vehicles before anyone was injured during the looming rush hour.
In a double face-palm moment, some of the mega-hp vehicles were wearing green "N" novice driver decals meaning they probably can't even parallel park let alone handle a 563hp SLS AMG at man's speeds. But for these boys, they had a great excuse because they were headed towards the town of White Rock for a friend's going-away party!? Why even talk, just lawyer-up!
EDIT: The driver of the Audi R8, identified as Matt Zhang has gone on record as saying they were exceeding 200 km/h but obeying the law otherwise. We're not sure what that means but here is the video admission of guilt!
All of the rides have been seized by police for a week while charges are being laid. Hit the jump to watch a video that could make a grown man sob like an old grieving widow!
News Source: Global News