The owner only enjoyed his brand new Lamborghini Huracan for a short time – because the horsepower body went through properly.
Copenhagen (Denmark) – Since March 31, anyone who drives too fast in Denmark has to expect not only a fine, but also the fact that the police will unceremoniously confiscate the car. An Iraqi living in Norway now felt this.
In the middle of the week the man in Germany had bought a brand new Lamborghini Huracan (list price around 190,000 euros without extras) and was on his way home with it.
20 kilometers from the ferry that was supposed to bring him and his luxury sleigh from Hirtshals in Denmark to Norway, he stepped on the accelerator too hard. Instead of the permitted 130 km / h, it hissed at 236 km / h on the E39 motorway – and was slowed down without further ado!
“It was stopped at 7:25 pm and the car was confiscated. That was sad for him and he couldn’t quite understand it, “said police spokesman Jess Falberg from the North Jutland police station to the newspaper” Nordjyske “about the” mad ride “.
What is a mad ride?
In the spring, the “mad ride” became a legal term in Denmark. This means all speeding exceedances that are more than 100 percent. Anyone who drives 100 km / h on a 50 km / h route is already risking their car. Anyone who drives faster than 200 km / h is also committing a “mad ride”, just like everyone who sits behind the wheel with more than two per thousand.
Anyone who is stopped on such a journey immediately loses their vehicle. This also happens if you’ve only borrowed, leased or rented the car.
In addition, the driver must also waive his driver’s license for at least three years. A car race can also result in jail.
In the first six months since the law came into force on March 31, police have already confiscated 510 cars and motorcycles. Around 40 percent of the vehicles did not even belong to the driver himself. Anyone who lends their car to a friend in Denmark should therefore think twice about who to let behind the wheel. The same applies to companies that provide company cars.
The confiscated vehicles will later be auctioned. The proceeds go to the state treasury. There is one exception: if the car was financed through a loan, the proceeds from the auction go to the creditor.