He told police his videos are "deceptively edited" to make the car seem faster.
Some supercar owners just can't resist showing off their new ride to the world on social media. But while filming yourself taking your powerful supercar for a performance run on the highway might give you 15 minutes of fame online, there can be consequences later down the line. These videos are often used by police as evidence to catch supercar owners in the act of committing driving offenses.
That's exactly what happened to this Lamborghini Huracan owner, who unwittingly provided evidence of his crimes to police. IndyStar reports that 33-year old Gabriel Sleiman is facing charges of reckless driving after a video uploaded on social media showed him pushing his Lamborghini Huracan hard at over 200 mph on the I-465 highway in Indianapolis.
In a video uploaded on YouTube that has since been removed, Sleiman was seen in his black Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 stopped in the left lane of I-465 near the nine-mile marker. He then rapidly accelerates and passes other vehicles at high speed. At one point, the speedometer showed a speed of 213 mph - nearly four times the legal speed limit of 55 mph on this particular section of highway. After reviewing the video, State Police Crash Reconstructionists estimated the Huracan was traveling at 198 mph while passing another car.
When questioned about the speeding violation in the incriminating video, Sleiman admitted to officers it was his Lamborghini but claimed the car is incapable of reaching 213 mph and his online videos are "deceptively edited" to make the car appear faster.
Officially, Lamborghini claims the AWD Huracan LP610-4, which is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 sending 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, will hit a top speed of 202 mph. He's due to appear in court in April.
It turns out this isn't Sleiman's first speeding offense. State court records show Sleiman has been issued 15 traffic citations related to speeding in the state dating as far back as 2006. A quick visit to his Instagram page also shows Sleiman flooring it in the Huracan on "Mexico streets," providing police with yet more evidence.