Florida Highway Patrol Officer Caught Racing (and losing to) a Lamborghini Aventador on the Highway!
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A state trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol is in hot water after being caught — on film — racing a Lamborghini Aventador on a public highway. In the footage, the state trooper can be seen driving a Dodge Charger Pursuit and lining up side by side with the Aventador before both cars engage in a drag race in the middle of the day.
The Florida Highway Patrol is already investigating the incident, though it’s looking like someone’s going to get more than a slap on the wrist
Well, someone’s in trouble. The clip itself first popped up on Instagram over the weekend. Since then, it’s been viewed tens of thousands of times. It’s also been featured in local newscasts, damning evidence that the state trooper driving the Charger Pursuit will have to answer for breaking laws that he was supposed to uphold. The Florida Highway Patrol is already investigating the incident, though it’s looking like someone’s going to get more than a slap on the wrist. "The Florida Highway Patrol has opened an immediate investigation about this incident,” Lt. Thomas Pikul told NBC2. “The trooper in question will be held accountable upon any findings of misconduct."
The race itself wasn’t really a race. The two cars line up and then speed off, though it becomes clear early on that the Charger Pursuit was no match for the Aventador. The trooper eventually decides to throw in the white flag and give the win to the mighty Italian supercar.
Before anybody forgets, the Aventador can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before setting off to a 217-mph top speed
The result wasn’t a surprise considering that the Charger Pursuit’s two powertrain options are still no match to the one powering the Aventador. Supposing the engine under that police car’s hood is the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, it still produces just 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Combine that with its burly weight — 4,522 pounds (2,051 kilos) — and you can see why it can’t keep up to a supercar that features a 6.5-liter V-12 with at least 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Before anybody forgets, the Aventador can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before setting off to a 217-mph top speed. Unless that Charger Pursuit happened to be a Decepticon, it’s not going to do well in a drag race against a Lamborghini.
Unfortunately for the state trooper, he not only got shamed by the Aventador, he’s also now in the crosshairs of a police investigation that could lead to him losing his job.
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