Cops impound Audi R8 after slamming the brakes on speedy test drive

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Posted Aug 9, 2017 4:05 pm EDT

Last Updated Aug 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm EDT

The acceleration works fine, but the potential sale of a pricey sports car has been slowed down by at least a week.

That’s how long a 2017 Audi R8 will be impounded after a test drive gone wrong on Highway 427 Wednesday morning.

Police say a 30-year-old man was taking the sleek red sports car for a test spin when he was clocked at 157 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A motorcycle cop pulled the car over near Eva Road with a sheepish salesperson in the passenger seat.

The driver was charged with stunt driving and had his licence suspended for seven days. That’s also how long the vehicle, valued at around $200,000, will be impounded.

“Should have taken it to the track,” police tweeted. “Now we are taking it to the pound.”

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Test driving an Audi R8?

Should have taken it to the track.

Now we are taking it to the pound.

150+ on Hwy 427.

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