Drive Wire: Dubai Police Crack Down On Street Racing

In the real life Fast and Furious world, law enforcement in Dubai have seized 80-plus cars for illegal street racing. Apparently, locals from all walks of incredibly wealthy yet bored life have been staging runs on the long, arrow-straight desert highways. Clearly, the Dubai police department’s Veyron wasn’t much of a deterrent. Dubai’s police chief claims the cars were confiscated when their owners were caught racing or preparing their cars for use in racing. The chief says car owners have 90 days to pay $27,000 fines before their cars are auctioned off, and the operators have been fined another $13,500. Which means, reading between the lines, that some car owners hired drivers for these races.  Dubai – go for the racing action, stay for the police auction.