A Lamborghini driver was pulled over and ticketed for reckless driving after allegedly speeding at nearly three times the posted limit on a winding roadway in California’s Santa Barbara County. The unidentified driver was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers Sunday on Highway 154.
The Aventador SVJ debuted in 2018, packing a 770-horsepower (566-kilowatt), naturally aspirated V12 engine. It makes 531 pound-feet (720 Newton-meters) of torque, propelling the car to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 2.8 seconds. It can reach 124 mph (200 kph) in 8.6 seconds and blast to a top speed of 216 mph (250 kph).
Photos shared by CHP Buellton showed a black Lamborghini on the side of the road and a portion of the written ticket, which indicates the driver was clocked at 152 mph. Highway 154 has a posted speed limit of 55 mph.
Highway 154 is a twisting, narrow highway that takes motorists through tight turns between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. At one end, single-lane traffic takes riders up a steep incline, with the ocean on one side and mountains on the other. On the other side, the road meanders along Lake Cachuma, with limited visibility on both sides of the road and several blind corners.
“We know how tempting it can be to open it when your car is fast and the weather is nice, but save it for the track,” CHP wrote on social media. With heavy traffic expected during the holiday season, the CHP is urging motorists to do their part by slowing down, eliminating distractions, and never interfering with driving.
According to California law, reckless driving violations can result in up to 90 days in prison and a fine of up to $1,000. The CHP did not say what penalties the Lamborghini driver faces.