January 19, 2021

Audi Petrol-Head clocking 308 km/h on the N1

A screenshot of the Audi’s speedometer reading 308 km/h

A video shared on social media by Yusuf Abramjee shows an Audi Driver clocking 308 km/h on the N1 in Johannesburg. 

The 25-second clip shows the Audi accelerating from 243 km/h to 308 km/h. After seeimg the video, social media users believe that the is an Audi TTS. The standard model of an Audi TTS is restricted to 250 km/h. The one appearing on the video has been modified.

JMPD vows to prosecute speedster

Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, said that the JMPD condemns this kind of driving on a public road and views this case in a serious light. 

He added that if the car went through a speed camera, the driver would receive a notice to appear in court, and if the motorist failed to do so, a warrant of arrest would be issued. Any driver who exceeds 160km/h in a 120km/h zone is required to appear in court and there is no standard fine for these excessive speeds as the court views each case on its merit, Minnaar said. Courts have previously imposed fines of between R20 000 and R40 000 for speeds in the region of 200km/h. 

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