Technology · June 24, 2022

Police helicopter chasing Porsche on the Autobahn

A tourist taking his turbocharged sports car on the ultimate test drive got more than he bargained for when a helicopter gave chase.

Spanish police have released wild footage of a chase between a helicopter and a speeding Porsche.

Authorities said the helicopter was monitoring traffic on a highway northwest of Madrid when it spotted a sports car traveling at high speed.

The helicopter followed the Porsche and used speed-tracking devices to track its speed.

Police picked up the car, which was traveling at 285 km/h in a 120 km/h zone on a sunny day in June.

The car appears to be the latest 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S, a twin-turbocharged sports car capable of exceeding 300 km/h in the right circumstances.

Which is not a public road.

Motorway Police officers stopped the car further down the road and accused its owner, an Irish tourist, of dangerous driving.

Road travel website Speeding Europe claims the penalty for exceeding 200km/h on Spanish motorways is three to six months in prison or a fine of six to 12 months of the driver’s salary and a license suspension of up to four years.

Police said the region where the driver was speeding has seen 28 road accidents this year, leaving two dead and 11 seriously injured.

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