Not gone in 60 seconds.
Last week we reported on an Australian hooligan that lost his Huracan after racking up 20 serious offenses in less than 700 miles. This was an impressive feat of thuggery, and we thought it would be years before it was matched.
As it turns out, it took less than a week. A Subaru BRZ owner said, "hold my grog (beer) and watch this." Oddly enough, out of all the road-related crimes he committed, driving drunk was not one of them. He did manage to rack up $7,684 in fines in just 11 minutes. The number of speeding violations was 12 in total, which is more than one violation per minute. Way more impressive than 20 violations over 700 miles. Sorry, Lambo Man, but Australia has a new chief hooligan.
We find this phenomenon of hooligan antics on Australian roads extremely odd as the police there don't mess around. The Australian police use Kia Stingers as police cars as well as a a Porsche 911 and an Audi RS4.
Unlike Lambo Man, this driver still has his car. The local government did not confiscate it to sell at an auction. According to the police, he will not be charged for the various offenses. Instead, he has been charged with driving in a speed/manner dangerous to the public.
The Subaru BRZ is not a fast car, but it is fun. Like the Toyota GR 86, it's particularly good at going sideways. Still, exploiting these qualities on a public road is a bad idea, especially when you do it under a police helicopter equipped with a heat-sensing camera.
The all-seeing eye in the sky noticed the BRZ driving erratically and followed him for 11 minutes. As you can see in the images, the BRZ's tires look quite toasty. The driver also appears to a bit hot under the collar, but then again he should be. In a race between a helicopter and a car, the car never comes out on top. In fact, you never win when it comes to police pursuits. Unless the police officer is driving a Tesla and runs out of electricity. And even if the cops don't get you, the cows eventually will.
The police helicopter followed the young man until highway patrol officers successfully intercepted him. How do we know he was young? Well, the police later revealed that the unnamed party handed them an NSW CP1 provisional license. In Australia, getting a full unrestricted license takes a few years. CP1 is one step up from a basic learner's license. At the CP1 level, you can drive by yourself, but you still have a curfew.
We reckon this young man's full license is still a few years away. And if he can get in this much trouble in the previous-generation BRZ, he should probably stay away from the new 220 hp model.