• Feb 4, 2010
St. Louis Motorsports high-speed test drive – Click above to watch the video after the jump

People... people! How many times do we have to tell you not to brag about your illegal activities on the Internet? The latest to run afoul of this bit of common-sense is an employee at St. Louis Motorsports, an exotic car dealership. The offense? Driving dealer-owned Lamborghini and Ferrari models at speeds of up to 150 mph on public roads. In the slow lane. As you can already predict, the local Chesterfield police didn't pull over the Italian exotic-driving dealer employee – he incriminated himself by recording his high-speed escapades and posting them on YouTube. Genius.

Equally predictably, the city's local Fox affiliate went to St. Louis Motorsports owner Jim Mills to ask him if he knew that his driver had been speeding. His explanation? He says that the offending driver was a rogue employee and that he has since been reprimanded. Mills also said he was not aware that the driver was driving at a high rate of speed – even though the dealership was aware of the videos. Sounds a bit like horse dung to us. We're not altogether sure what Mills means by "reprimanded," but if it was one of our employees caught driving one of our $200,000 vehicles, they'd be kicked to the curb with a quickness. If that employee's actions later led to a visit from the Fox affiliate, well, we'd fire them twice. Hit the jump to watch the Fox 2 News footage.

[Source: Fox 2]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      The roads and highways where I live are so crappy, doing more than 75mph is a suicide mission.
      William Impellizzeri
      • 4 Years Ago
      When i was a young guy i drove a a dodge charger with a 440 two four barrels carbs at speeds close to 165 it was very scarey, telelphone poles where going by so fast they looked like toothpicks. very stupid thing to do looking back but seemed to be the thing to do at the time!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      He could have picked an empty road to do this on, it's still illegal, but a lot safer for everyone on the road. Can see the cops just giving the dealer some lip service if this was the case, after all, the dealership is helping the local economy.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Whats the point of supercars if you are not speeding? Buy a Smart instead..
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you can afford a supercar, you can afford to take it to a track. There's speeding and then there's 150mph in a car that's not yours.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How do you know if you want the Ferrari or the Lambo unless you see what they can do? When I test drive a car, I gun it to gauge the power. This is just a test drive of a more powerful car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      But....was it worth it? ...most likely.
        • 4 Years Ago
        OH crap. I once took a Pontiac GTO out on the highway (West of Texarkana to be specific) and ran it up to 140 and held it for a few minutes to the next ramp (New Boston) and turned around and ran it up to 140 again. Brought the car back to the dealer and it wasn't even breathing hard. These cars are MADE to go fast and there is virtually no wear on them at that speed (other than tires of course).

        OTOH, I tried it with a Jag XKE down in Florida one year out of Pensacola and brought the Jag back steaming and overheating...told the dealer the (used) car had overheat problems. LOL!

        Statute of limitations has since expired, BTW!
        • 4 Years Ago
        So remember kids, the moral of this story... wait a year until the statute of limitations runs out before you post your videos.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Meh. This is me doing 125. Bring it authorities. Oh wait, what state was it in? What location? What date? Darn, guess you can't do anything.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdFYsl8AMps
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think that we are all rushing to judgment. This could be a faulty accelerator pedal sticking open.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hrm, you may be on to something, considering who owns Lambo.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      So glad that the writer used the phrase "with a quickness". This article gets 5 stars from me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's WRONG! Period!
      Go to the tracks and play responsibly. Forget the comments on those idiots that are making fun of doing the right thing.

      Grow up and get lives!!!!
      RaymichaeI
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would figure that the slow lane would be the empty one ....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sombody didn't get a kiss this morning......
      • 4 Years Ago
      LAMBO? Never heard them called LAMBOS ! Always heard them called LAMBS.
      LAMBOS ?????
      • 4 Years Ago
      OHHH BOOOO WHOOOO

      Theres hundreds upon thousands of videos of people speeding....

      Get over it. Sure its wrong but did it have to make news? The people in the video are dumb for showing their faces anywho.
        • 4 Years Ago
        it's fox, what were you expecting?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RadicalxEdward

        Two midgets and a topless chick in the passenger seat, actually.
        • 4 Years Ago
        RadicalxEdward - And over on CNN thousands mourn as their messiah (aka the Prius) is crucified in public...
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