Queensland has some of the toughest hooning laws in Australia. Just ask this serial speed pest who’s had his Lamborghini Huracan confiscated by the police. He now faces 4-years in prison after committing over 20 traffic-related offences. Adding fuel to the fire, his pride and joy Lamborghini Huracan Performante (which retails for around AU$600, 000) is being auctioned off by Queensland Police with bidding starting at a modest AU$390,000.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Performante 2D Coupé
Engine: 5.2-litre V10
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch auto, all-wheel drive
Price: $483,866 plus ORCs
Acting Assistant Commissioner Ray Rohweder said the Lamborghini owner, a 28-year-old Sunshine Coast man, attempted to run from police on two separate occasions. Reaching speeds in excess of 200km/h, a surprisingly stupid idea that takes the Performante a mere 9 seconds from a standstill. The Lamborghini was confiscated under the owner onus deeming provisions for hooning laws in Queensland, because after all “you can ride but you can’t hide,” as commissioner Roweder put it to reporters.
“People want to taunt the police, they want to drive at excessive speeds – we’ll take our time, we’ll use our investigative powers and the legislation and we’ll find you, we’ll prosecute you and we’ll take your car,” said commissioner Rohweder.
You’re probably wondering where the money will end up… The commissioner added that the money from the auction would be returned to the state. Also, verbally committing to a zero-tolerance policy to this type of behaviour, “No matter how powerful your vehicle may be, the law will catch up to you and you will be held accountable for foolish behaviour, If you have a need for speed, take your car to a race track – it’s as simple as that. ” he said.
There’s only one other Lamborghini Huracan Performante publically for sale in the country. So for those looking for a steal on a second-hand model with great spec, this is one to look out for. This particular version is optioned in the desirable purple with gold wheels, and with only 1000kms on the clock, it presents a bargain with bidding starting at a mere AU$390,000. The car will be auctioned online from June 17 through Manheim Auctions.
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