Alleged impounded street racing car sold under B.C. forfeiture act

A Lamborghini impounded by police last year after being involved in an alleged street race on August 31 2011 on Highways 99 along with 12 other high-end performance and luxury cars has been sold under the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Act.

The Lamborghini with an estimated price of up to $200,000 is one of four high end vehicles the provincial government is aiming to seize in the civil court. The other vehicles are still under dispute.

A spokesperson for the Civil Forfeiture Office, Wednesday said the car was sold with the consent of the owner.

The original suit filed in B.C. Supreme Court last September listed five vehicles, whose drivers were said to of conspired to race from Richmond to South Surrey with speeds in excess of 180 to 200 km/h.

The cars named in the forfeiture action are all expensive and very fast high performance vehicles including a 2005 Aston Martin owned by Dan Na Zhu; 2010 Nissan GTR owned by Xiu Bo Wang; a 2011 Mercedes SLS owned by Yin Chung Wang; a 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo owned by Zhang Hong Ma and another Lamborghini owned by a minor who cannot be named. No criminal charges were laid against any of the drivers.