Police arrested the Lamborghini driver who was going nearly 100 MPH over the limit

A car like the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is full of performance potential. It packs a strong powertrain, active aerodynamics and rear-wheel steering, but unleashing its ferocity on public roads will get you in serious trouble. It happened to a Californian driver who was caught by police speeding nearly 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) over the speed limit.

The horrific speeding resulted in a speeding ticket, which police posted on social media as an example of what not to do. This indicates the driver accepts a charge of reckless driving, a misdemeanor. According to the ticket, officers recorded the Lamborghini as traveling 152 mph (244 kph) in a 55-mph (88-kph) zone.

The California Highway Patrol stops in Santa Barbara County on Highway 154. KTLA described the route as a “winding road” with sharp bends between Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley. Road visibility is limited and some bends are blind, making speeding drivers significantly more dangerous.

CHP’s social media post came with a stark warning in the title for other drivers – “We know how tempting it can be to “open it” when your car is speeding and the weather is nice, but save it for the track!” The agency also noted that it will continue to enforce “Zero Tolerance”, reminding drivers to “Slow down, remove distractions, don’t drive and drive, and wear your seat belt!”

The Aventador SVJ made its debut in 2018, packing a 770 horsepower (566 kilowatt), naturally aspirated V12 engine. That produces 531 pound-feet (720 Newton-meters) of torque, propelling the car to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds. It can reach 124 mph (200 kph) in 8.6 seconds and shoots to a top speed of 216 mph (250 kph).

But just because cars can go that fast doesn’t mean you should do it on public roads. That’s what tracks are for. Based on KTLAIn its report, reckless driving charges can result in fines of up to $1,000 and up to 90 days in prison. Does the punishment match the crime? Should the police impound the driver’s car?

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