Posted speed limit: 65 mph.
With great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes. This very much applies to high-performance and extremely powerful vehicles, ranging from supercars and sedans to high-power SUVs. The Audi RS7 is one perfect example. With 591 horsepower on tap, all sorts of things are possible, like, you know, leading the cops on a wild high-speed chase. A guy named Ayaz Naeem Ansari would know.
The 39-year-old Ansari, according to WRAL news station, led a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper on a high-speed chase that reached a maximum speed of 187 mph. For the record, the RS7's top speed is 190 mph. According to Ansari, he was simply trying to show off his new RS7 as he headed down I-95 towards Myrtle Beach. But according to the police report, he was trafficking drugs.
It all started when the trooper spotted Ansari speeding through a work zone with 65 mph speed limit. Once Ansari noticed the blue lights flashing behind him, he hit the gas and sped towards his future jail time. He soon attempted to exit the interstate near Four Oaks, North Carolina and was still traveling at around 100 mph. Needless to say, it all ended in disaster when he soon crashed into the bushes along the side of the road while attempting to avoid the stop sticks backup troopers placed at the exit.
On the plus side, he successfully managed to avoid puncturing his tires, but the rest of the car wasn't so fortunate.
What didn't go so well for him was his subsequent arrest. No one was injured during the high-speed chase or the crash itself, including Ansari. According to Ansari, he had just purchased the Audi a few days prior. Too bad he won't be driving it anymore. He's since been charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, plus speeding in a work zone, failure to stop for police, and fleeing to avoid arrest.
As for the RS7, it actually looks like it can be salvaged based on a single photo taken post-crash.