The latest development in the ‘street racing’ case we picked up on in Canada is that the Civil Forfeiture Office have announced the sale of the Lamborghini. The Canadian authorities announced that the negotiations had been entered into but refused to comment on the price realised for the supercar. A spokesman has been quoted as saying that disclosing the price “could jeopardize the ongoing forfeiture negotiations.”
The case revolved around 13 seized supercars, stopped back in September last year, suspected of illegal street racing. The list of cars included three Lamborghini Gallardos, three Nissan GT-Rs, two Maserati GranTurismos, an Audi R8, an Aston Martin DB9, a Ferrari 599, a Mercedes SL63 AMG and a Mercedes SLS AMG. Back in September, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed that they had not prosecuted a single driver as the only evidence available was witness testimony.
Despite the lack of criminal convictions, evidence and a lack of proof that any street racing occured, the Canadian Civil Forfeiture Office pressed to have the cars seized. They won their case and five cars were seized from owners, of all of which were foreign nationals, under the age of 21 studying at Canadian colleges. We’re told that three cases are still in dispute and one has been dropped.
We’re just glad that Europe hasn’t adopted these strange rules. Let us know your opinion. Were the Canadian authorities right to seize and sell the supercars?