A man has lost a $400,000 Lamborghini just hours after purchasing it.
The man, an Iraqi citizen resident in Norway who was not identified, was caught on Thursday driving at 236km/h in his Lamborghini Huracan on a stretch of highway where the top speed is 130km/h between Germany and Norway.
Unfortunately for him, under Danish law police are allowed to seize the vehicles of reckless drivers and auction them off, with the money going into Danish coffers.
The Nordjyske newspaper said the man had bought the car hours earlier in Germany for about A$420,000.
Jess Falberg, the on-duty officer with the northern Denmark police, told Nordjyske that the owner was “a little annoyed” when the car was seized.
Adding to the man’s anguish he can also expect a fine for speeding.
Queensland man's Lamborghini seized and auctioned off
A Queensland man, who also owned a Lamborghini, learned the hard way about speeding too with police also seizing his supercar to auction off after he compiled more than 20 traffic-related offences.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Ray Rohweder said on two occasions the Lamborghini owner, a 28-year-old Sunshine Coast man, accelerated from police at 200km/h.
He was sentenced to four years' imprisonment and was disqualified from driving on February 19.
The driver's Lamborghini was confiscated under the owner onus deeming provisions for hooning laws in Queensland, where penalties for hooning are the toughest in the nation.
"My message is pretty simple, you can ride but you can't hide," Acting Assistant Commissioner Roweder told 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."
with The Associated Press
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