What’s faster up a mountain, a Ferrari 430 Scuderia or a BMW M6? Two British Columbia men were determined to answer this question with a quick, hammer-down drive up British Columbia’s Mount Seymour. As you may have guessed, it didn’t work out quite the way the men expected, especially after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police clocked the cars in excess of 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles per hour) in a 60 kph (37 mph) zone. Worse, the pair narrowly avoided hitting a pedestrian and her two children, and in BC reckless driving is grounds for vehicle forfeiture.
The Ferrari was sold back to the dealership, with the car’s owner receiving 50% of the proceeds, the driver (a relative of the owner) receiving 30% and the British Columbia government keeping the remaining 20%. The BMW M6 goes up for auction in the near future, with 70% of the proceeds going to the BC government and the remainder going to the owner. Which is kind of bizarre, since proceeds from cars forfeited in the U.S. go directly to the police agency, regardless of how much is still owned on the vehicle. In addition to losing the cars, both drivers received 15 day license suspensions, which seems like a lot less of a penalty than you’d get in the States. On second thought, street racing in British Columbia is looking a whole lot more attractive than street racing in the US. I even know where you can get a good deal on a slightly used, Canadian market BMW M6.