A Florida Highway Patrol car was caught on camera trying to race a Lamborghini Aventador.
It lost, naturally.
Florida Highway Patrol is reportedly investigating an incident caught on camera. One of their Dodge Charger patrol cars was spotted apparently lining up with a Lamborghini Aventador on a Florida highway. Then, both cars gun take off in an apparent act of street racing and obviously breaking the legal speed limit.
The video was first posted on Instagram where it quickly went viral. It then went to YouTube, where it caught the attention of NBC news. The video below is there news clip that aired a few days ago.
After the video was widely published, Florida Highway Patrol opened an investigation into the apparent street race with one of their patrol cars. Lieutenant Thomas E. Pikul, acting Chief of Public Affairs with Florida Highway Patrol, released a statement saying, "The Florida Highway Patrol has opened an immediate investigation regarding the incident. The trooper in question will be held accountable upon any finding of misconduct."
Florida Highway Patrol did not reveal where the street race took place.
They also didn’t release the winner of the race, but you don’t need to see the end of the video to know it was the Aventador. There’s really no contest between the two: a stock Aventador has a 6.5-L V10 engine which puts out nearly 700 hp and has a top speed of 217 mph (although Sport Auto Magazine managed to get one going up to 230 mph).
The Dodge Charger, on the other hand, has a 3.5-L V6 engine that has maybe 250 hp on a good day. Even accounting for the additional tuning that a police-spec patrol car would get, the Charger is basically half the car the Lamborghini Aventador is.
The dumb move by that trooper wasn’t getting caught on camera street racing, it was trying to street race a car it would certainly lose to.