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West Vancouver police impound McLaren supercar minutes after it’s driven off the lot

West Vancouver police impounded this McLaren in June. The driver said they had driven off the lot just 10 minutes prior to being stopped by police. .
West Vancouver police impounded this McLaren in June. The driver said they had driven off the lot just 10 minutes prior to being stopped by police. . West Vancouver police

West Vancouver police impounded a McLaren supercar this month just minutes after its owner drove the vehicle away from the dealership.

According to West Vancouver police, a traffic patrol officer spotted the 2019 McLaren 600LT speeding westbound on Highway 1 near 15th Street on Monday, June 17.

According to Car and Driver magazine, the 2019 600LT retails for more than US$240,000.

Police impounded the vehicle for seven days and gave the driver a ticket for excessive speeding.
Police impounded the vehicle for seven days and gave the driver a ticket for excessive speeding. West Vancouver police

Officers clocked the vehicle travelling at about 161 kilometres per hour in a 90-kilometre-per-hour zone, police said.

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Officers stopped the vehicle near Cypress Bowl Road, where the driver allegedly told the officer he had just left the dealership 10 minutes prior.

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West Vancouver police said the vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days for excessive speeding.

The 39-year-old driver was also issued a $368 violation ticket.

Excessive speeding also comes with three driver penalty points plus a driver risk premium, which translates to a $384 hit on the driver’s insurance.