A man just lost his parents’ $630k Lamborghini to the government because he used it for an illegal race

Photo: Richard / Flickr
Photo: Richard / Flickr

Welp, that’s $630,000 down the drain. But really, this rich young brat only had himself to blame.

For the offence of driving his Lamborghini in an illegal race with his friend in 2015, 24-year-old Kevin Pratama Chandra will have his sports car forfeited to the state, according to a court order made yesterday. Scratch that thought — the car wasn’t really his because it was bought under the name of his parents’ company, according to The Straits Times. Whoops?

On the night of May 8, 2015, the Indonesian man had been hanging out with 37-year-old Koo Kwok En and a group of friends in Seletar Link when the two agreed to race each other. Koo had been using his wife’s Nissan GT-R that evening.

What they didn’t know was that traffic police officers were conducting an operation to detect illegal racing activities that same night. The cops quickly arrested the pair after they raced each other once. Investigations revealed that both cars were zooming at speeds of around 219kmh, way exceeding the speed limit of 60kmh, ST reported.

Koo already served two weeks in jail and paid a $2,500 fine in April this year after he pleaded guilty to taking part in an illegal race, driving at a speed dangerous to the public, and driving without insurance. He was banned from driving for 18 months, and the Nissan GT-R he drove was forfeited earlier this year. So yeah, Koo’s probably still in deep, deep trouble with his wife.

The same penalties applied for Chandra, who was also jailed for two weeks and disqualified from driving for 18 months, on top of a $1,500 fine. The Lamborghini, however, will be handed over to the government — a court decision that Chandra’s parents were reportedly disappointed with.

They’ll have the chance to get the car back, if they’re lucky. Cars forfeited to the state are usually either auctioned off… or scrapped.

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