Man surprised that police could catch his 2002 Acura during 140 mph chase
Not many of us are brave or stupid enough to take on the actual police in a race because we think our car is faster. But sometimes these things happen and in this case, it did.
This man was stopped on the Indiana highway for driving at 116 mph. At this point on the highway, the speed limit is only 55 mph which means he was travelling at over double the limit. Not only did he not stop, but he carried on going. At some points during the chase he was reaching speeds of up to 140 mph at 2:30am.
The car in question was a 2002 Acura CL, not known for achieving high speeds by any means. The driver himself was a 20 year old man called Lorenzo Gagliano who was from Dyer, Indiana. He later claimed that he was surprised that the police cars could keep up with him. He was under the impression that a police state car has a measly V6, but he would be very much mistaken as they actually have a powerful V8.
What I love the most is that the Indiana State Police said in the report, "A police V8 Hemi can catch a 2002 Acura." If you didn't know, the Acura has a 225 hp V6 which has nothing on the V8 Hemi it was up against.