Watch 9 Supercars Speed Through Hong Kong In Illegal Road Race

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These Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche owners had their cars seized.

If you're not used to big cities, Hong Kong's densely packed streets with high-rise apartment blocks and many skyscrapers can feel quite stifling the first time you experience them. Maybe that's why a group of supercar owners decided to break free from the packed, congested city streets and indulge in a bout of illegal racing along one of the region's highways. Naturally, it didn't end very well as 10 people were arrested and nine high-performance sports cars were impounded by Hong Kong police. The group of cars included four Lamborghinis along with one each of a Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche.

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According to the South China Morning Post, eight men were charged with partaking in the illegal road race and another two individuals were taken in for aiding and abetting. It's hardly the first time that Hong Kong cops have had their hands full with reckless supercar drivers. The group was aged between 30 and 60 and included a doctor, a property agent, and a number of merchants. The incident took place on January 2 along the Fanling Highway and was recorded via dashcam footage from another vehicle. This highway is around 6.2 miles long - plenty of space for each one of those cars to exceed the speed limit. It's obvious that the drivers were switching lanes recklessly and seriously endangered the lives of other road uses.

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Allegedly, the race actually involved over 17 vehicles but only nine cars were so far seized. Specific models involved included a Lamborghini Huracan and a McLaren 720S. The guilty parties are potentially facing a jail term of up to one year for taking part in the race. Of course, illegal racing is not limited to Hong Kong. We reported last year that the issue had escalated in the US and was buoyed by the pandemic. While we have no problem with owners exploiting the full capabilities of their vehicles, it should either be done in a controlled setting or not at all.

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