West Vancouver police impound McLaren supercar minutes after it's driven off the lot

West Vancouver police impounded a McLaren supercar this month just minutes after its owner drove the vehicle away from the dealership.

According to West Vancouver police, a traffic patrol officer spotted the 2019 McLaren 600LT speeding westbound on Highway 1 near 15th Street on Monday, June 17.

According to Car and Driver magazine, the 2019 600LT retails for more than US$240,000.

Police impounded the vehicle for seven days and gave the driver a ticket for excessive speeding.

Police impounded the vehicle for seven days and gave the driver a ticket for excessive speeding.

West Vancouver police

Officers clocked the vehicle travelling at about 161 kilometres per hour in a 90-kilometre-per-hour zone, police said.

Officers stopped the vehicle near Cypress Bowl Road, where the driver allegedly told the officer he had just left the dealership 10 minutes prior.

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West Vancouver police said the vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days for excessive speeding.

The 39-year-old driver was also issued a $368 violation ticket.

Excessive speeding also comes with three driver penalty points plus a driver risk premium, which translates to a $384 hit on the driver’s insurance.

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