Authorities in Vancouver have impounded a total of 13 exotic cars valued at more than $2 million after the drivers were spotted reportedly street racing. Amongst others, the collection included a pair of Maserati models and a pair of Mercedes-Benz coupes, a few examples of the mighty Nissan GT-R, an Audi R8, one Ferrari and a stack of Lamborghini models. Here's the full list:
The vehicles were spotted rolling along at around 125 miles per hour with two drivers holding up traffic to give the other exotics some space to stretch their legs. Police eventually cornered the racers and began impounding their vehicles. Each driver was cited for driving without due consideration of others.

If all of this weren't strange enough for you, The Vancouver Sun reports that all of the cited drivers were under 20 years old, with most displaying N, or Novice licenses. Summer jobs must pay considerably more than they used to. The vehicles will all be impounded for seven days and the drivers will face a fine of $196 each. Check out our image gallery, then head over to TheProvince.com for a look at a gallery of the cars being towed off into the sunset.


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      Vasya Pupkin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chinese industrialists feel that their kids are unsafe in China, they could get kidnapped or god knows what else. So they send them off to Canada - which recently turned into this organized safe house for the rich from all over the world. Chinese in BC, South Asians in Toronto and so on. After kids settle down in Canada, parents start sending them truck loads of money. Sure, it might seem that it is great for our economy, but consider this - the finances which they get were not generated according to Canadian laws, they were "made" in China according to Chinese laws. Sometimes it feels like we are being sold out by our own government. Try competing with that - you local Canadian businessmen!
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vasya Pupkin
        Fair enough but our laws can't govern their ways of doing things. They will take that money somewhere else anyway. We do business with the US, who use war as a way to accumulate assets. Aren't you going to stand up to that as well. Like I said, nitpicking is futile.
          Vasya Pupkin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          We cannot blame these kids for being born into these families, but we sure as hell can blame the government for selling out. It is just too easy for them to immigrate and become Canadians. There are plenty of highly intelligent, educated and hard working people around the world who wait in queues for years to get into Canada, and here all you have to do is pay. Even if it costs a 6 digit figure - not a great expense for a Chinese manufacturing tycoon.
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Vasya Pupkin
        Who cares how the money was made. If anyone were to nitpick about 'gray money'; there are way worse cases. Anyway, to emigrate to Canada and bypass the naturalized citizenship status(which takes 3-7 years) each applicant pays a 6-figure amount and must buy property for living or business. They are also subjected to the higher tax bracket. All in all, when someone hands you money, you don't refuse.
          Vasya Pupkin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          Right, even when that money comes through bribery, oppression of the masses, child labor and complete disregard for any sorts of environmental regulations? It's all about the money is not it, eh?
      NissanGTR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey atleast street racing is more productive than riots.
      frackinmad
      • 3 Years Ago
      they should be sentenced to work 200 hours at McDonalds,and I dont meen workin the cash, I meen scrubbin the john and cleanin the grease trap.
      Jeff Barnerd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well if they are looking for any anonymous donors for those cars to keep them out of those irresponsible hands I will gladly take that R8 you know for safe keeping no more street racing haha
      Georgie Porgie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah home town hijinx. First off, there is no track in western BC for people with such vehicular tastes to exercise their passions. We have Mission raceways, but it is a poor surface, that is according to some, very dangerous in its setup and safety barriers. Not to mention restrictively expensive, by any standard. On occasion local enthusiast clubs will get time on an airport pylon track, but its a far cry from any serious track experience. Now these guys had dough, they should have taken it down to Portland International Raceway, got their kicks down there. But for the rest of us enthusiasts living in the lower mainland, who can't afford to casually jaunt down to Portland, there is no where really save to do an italian tuneup. Money is here, people with performance autos are everywhere. The local municipalities need to pull their heads out of their puritan over-legislative asses and get with local enthusiast organizations and developers and build something to keep people from doing their shenanigans on the street where they endanger innocents. It is extremely narrow-minded to think that just stricter laws and enforcement is going to solve this problem.
        evilzibob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georgie Porgie
        I don't care if there isn't a track 3000 miles from where you are or if the track is ****. There's NO excuse for driving 125mph on public roads no matter what car you're in.
          Georgie Porgie
          • 3 Years Ago
          @evilzibob
          In no way do I condone their actions. Nowhere in my post do i try make an excuse for their behaviour. They deserve everything they get and more in terms of fines and penalties. I just think its absurd for the local bylaws and regulations to make it impossible for anyone to setup a track, and then not to expect these sorts of acts of idiocy when you have a wealthy population that enjoys high performance automobiles.
          Devin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @evilzibob
          Tell that to the Germans. I'd much rather have someone driving 125mph in an exotic than someone doing 95mph in a run down Dodge Intrepid like they do where I live.
          Karl T
          • 3 Years Ago
          @evilzibob
          Exactly evilzbob. Having worked SCCBC events at Mission, I'll agree it's a rough surface, and pretty boring drag-strip based layout, but that's no excuse. Street racing has been happening for years, but it seems the modern level of arrogance and ignorance is quickly growing.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      XDTW
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a direct result of Canada's 'Landed Citizenship' program. http://www.immigration.ca/permres-business-overview.asp Come to Canada with a suitcase of money, invest a certain amount in the country, and you get an instant citizenship. In most cases the breadwinner returns home (usually mainland China, Singapore or Hong Kong), leaving the children, wife and maybe a mistress in the country. Kids get nice sports car as well. Proximity to the east has been great for Vancouver, but has killed the cost of housing for locals. These kids were from an exclusive boarding school in or close to Richmond (pop 188,000, 60% immigrant, 50% of that asian). With the good comes the bad...
        ch3n02junkie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @XDTW
        the us should adopt that policy!! help pay down some of obamas debt.
      hkingkong
      • 3 Years Ago
      probably they cant drive stick. just paddle shifter they learn from their ps3.
      StevinSayWhat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I understand their cars were impounded and getting them back is a considerable fine in itself, however, I got a speeding ticket in Oklahoma for going 86 in a 70 on a Wednesday afternoon in the middle of nowhere, and the ticket was $250. It drives me nuts when I hear other people getting tickets for doing far more dangerous things and the tickets are half as much. I'm just bitter, I suppose. Lol.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @StevinSayWhat
        Yeah but you aren't a rich Asian kid.
        Mike Pulsifer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @StevinSayWhat
        What blows my mind is how tickets seem to be for speeds that are magically 11, 16, or some other n*5+1 variant. I call shenanigans!
        kmanning83
        • 3 Years Ago
        @StevinSayWhat
        Last fall I got caught rolling through a red light on a right turn with no on-coming traffic to the tune of $450. I live in a gang-infested part of California and appreciate the police presence, but I'll be damned if I didn't silently scream "F**k you!" to every cop I saw on the road for the six months following the ticket.
      Aki. I
      • 3 Years Ago
      I did a face palm so hard my head hit the wall when i read the part about how long they will be impounded and the fee. i think i need to move to Canada.
      SPcamert
      • 3 Years Ago
      $196 for 125 mph and only a seven day impound?! *Moving to canada*
      Michael S
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least the Chinese Vancouverites didn't partake in torching down THEIR OWN CITY after losing a hockey game.
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