Canadian Police to sell impounded 2008 Ferrari Scuderia

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 26, 2010

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confiscated a 2008 Ferrari Scuderia from a driver who was racing up Mount Seymour last September at speeds of up to 200 km/h (124 mph). This driver who came from North Vancouver was behind the wheel of the Ferrari special, which is priced at $235,000 (EUR175,000). The provincial government said that the car has been sold already at a local dealership.

This car was racing against a 2008 BMW M6, which will be auctioned on the province’s B.C. Auction website. Since British Columbia’s civil forfeiture legislation was introduced in 2006, the Italian supercar is the most expensive that its police has ever impounded.

About 50% of the money raised from selling the car has been given to a relative of the driver, who is listed as the vehicle’s owner. The reckless driver received 30%, while the government got the remaining 20%.

On the other hand, auction British Columbian authorities will take 70% of the proceeds from the BMW. The Ferrari driver was caught doing 200 km/h (124 mph) in a 60 km/h (37 mph) zone.

What makes this violation worse is the racers narrowly missed a mother walking her two children.

In a statement, solicitor general Rich Coleman said that its laws work to take away the vehicles from reckless drivers before someone is hurt as they are proving that they have no regard for their safety or of others. These drivers will also be banned from driving for 15 days. The Ferrari car is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, and can reach a speed of 198 miles per hour (319 km/h).

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