New Lamborghini owner could lose £200k car after doing 146mph on first drive

A man who was on his way from picking up his new luxury Lamborghini could now see it go up for auction after police caught him in Denmark.

The man, who was reportedly from Iraq, had been in Germany to collect the £200,000 supercar and was heading back to Norway, where he was currently residing.

According to the Nordjyske newspaper, the happy new owner was looking to test the car's capabilities but picked the wrong country to try it.

Just hours after purchasing the car, police caught him doing 146mph in an 80mph zone.

He may have thought he would be given a fine or possibly taken to court over the offence but new laws in Denmark actually allow police to confiscate and auction off the new Lamborghini.

Police seized the vehicle following the speeding offence on October 7 at around 7:25pm.

Speaking to the Nordjyske, Jess Falberg, duty officer at North Jutland Police, said: "It was a little sad for him. Now the car has been confiscated, and he was a little tired of that."

The power to confiscate vehicles has only recently been added to the Danish Traffic Act.

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From March 31 this year, police are now to seize vehicles in case of reckless or dangerous driving.

The legislation applies to all roadworthy vehicles and can be taken whether the driver owns the vehicle or not.

It is not known when the car will be auctioned but the man will face a speeding charge as well.

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Denmark is not the only country to impose an auction of vehicles as Australia also puts cars it confiscates under the hammer.

In June this year, Queensland police auctioned off a rare Lamborghini after the driver tried to evade police for speeding and drug driving offences.

According to News.com.au, The vehicle was sold for over £210,000 through an online auction.

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