Bloke Gets His McLaren 600LT Impounded 10 Minutes After Buying It

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A Canadian bloke has already hit a speed bump in his new love affair with a recently purchased McLaren 600LT, getting it impounded just 10 minutes after driving away from the dealership.

The 600LT (which costs roughly US$256,500 in North America) was snatched by West Vancouver police after the man was allegedly pinged driving at 161km/h in a 90km/h zone. The fire-breathing supercar was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days for excessive speeding, with the 39-year-old driver slapped with a $368 fine.

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"While the officer was conducting the investigation, the driver allegedly stated that they had just left the dealership after purchasing the vehicle, 10 minutes prior," West Vancouver police said in a news release.

The McLaren 600LT, which we drove in Palm Springs last year at the international launch, can do the 0-100km/h squirt in a spritely 2.9 seconds. The driver definitely could have outrun the cops with the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 should he have wanted to go full GTA with his new whip. 

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Mishaps with brand new supercars aren't an uncommon occurrence around the world. Whichcar.com.au wrote about another McLaren cock up last year in which an owner of a Senna hypercar put his wheels into a wall in Germany with no more than 50 kilometres on the odometer. The 43-year-old entrepreneur claims he wasn't speeding when he lost control and caused AU$1.38 million in damages.

In retrospect, it looks as if old mate in the 600LT got off pretty lightly.

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