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Czech Police To Chase Down Illegal Street Car Racers With This Ferrari 458 Italia It Seized

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Police In Czech Republic to chase down illegal street car racers with this 202-mph Ferrari 458 Italia that they seized.

It says its normal Skoda Octavia police car can’t keep up with high-performance cars used by some criminals.

Upgrades done to the Ferrari includes a respray from red to silver plus the bright yellow/blue accents, new lights and siren.

Czech police say this Ferrari isn’t the most expensive car in the over 900 it has has confiscated over the past year.





Most of the seized supercars are sold and the proceeds used to compensate those affected by the crimes of the offenders.

Czech Police To Chase Down Illegal Street Car Racers With This Ferrari 458 Italia It Seized - autojosh

A Skoda Octavia is the usual choice of Police in Czech Republic, but the department on Monday announced the newest addition to its fleet – a seized 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia sports car that costs around £150,000 when it was new.

According to the department, trained police officers will use the 202-mph Ferrari 458 to chase down high-performance cars that partake in illegal street racing and traffic violators because their normal cars can’t keep up with some criminals.

The Czech police say this Ferrari 458 isn’t the most expensive car it has confiscated over the past year – a period during which over 900 vehicles were seized.

Czech Police To Chase Down Illegal Street Car Racers With This Ferrari 458 Italia It Seized - autojosh

Most of the seized supercars are sold and the proceeds from the sales are used to compensate those affected by the crimes of the offenders.





Deputy Chief of Police, General Tomáš Kubík, said :

“If I were to mention one of the activities in which we significantly succeed in using legal authorisations, I must mention the securing of assets originating from criminal activities.

Czech Police To Chase Down Illegal Street Car Racers With This Ferrari 458 Italia It Seized - autojosh

Skoda Octavia is the usual choice of Police in Czech Republic.

“Last year alone, we secured assets worth almost CZK 7billion (nearly £240million) in this way, and I am personally convinced that we will be similarly effective in the future.”

Upgrades done to the Ferrari 458 sports car includes a respray from red to silver plus the bright yellow and blue accents, new lights, siren, stickers and other equipments.

Czech Police To Chase Down Illegal Street Car Racers With This Ferrari 458 Italia It Seized - autojosh

Czech police point out that around CZK 340,000 ($14,000) spent on the upgrade was was much less than the cost of the brand new Skoda Octavia police car in its fleet.

In addition, about CZK 130,000 (~$5,400) was also spent to make sure it runs smoothly, as it was last driven by the owner 10 years when it was seized by the authorities.





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