Ready for Takeoff! Driver Caught Doing 199 MPH in His Dad's Chevrolet Camaro

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We all know what the Camaro can do. However, it doesn't mean that we are allowed to test its abilities on public roads unlike this driver who was caught doing 199 mph in his Chevrolet performance car. The adults on board were reportedly shooting a video that they were planning to upload on social media.
The Florida Highway Patrol pulled over a car speeding in a Chevrolet Camaro on the Florida Turnpike in Orlando, doing 199 mph (320 kph) in a 70 mph (113 kph) area.

Two young adults were on board the car and were reportedly street racing. They were noticed by the police around 01:00 AM in the Lake Mary area. The driver eventually turned south on the Florida Turnpike.

The police identified the driver of the Camaro as being 20-year-old Luis Alejandro Lozano-Figueroa. He was arrested on a charge of racing on a highway. The car he was driving was his father’s, as reported by USA Today. When searching the car, the cops found a video camera installed on the rear window. The occupants of the car were supposedly using it to capture videos and upload them on social media.

He was in the company of Mario Alberto Paz-Gil. The 19-year-old was also arrested for knowingly riding as a passenger during street racing.

“Guess where they went next: JAIL!” the police representatives wrote on the institution's X account. Both were booked into the Osceola County jail.

There was also a 16-year-old passenger on board the Camaro, who was later returned to their mother.

The car they were riding in was a 2016 Chevy Camaro, which was likely modified. The top-of-the-line Camaro ZL1 can hit 195 mph (314 kph) after it does the 0 to 60 (0 to 97 kph) mph run in 3.5 seconds.

The model comes with a 6.2-liter V8, which generates 650 horsepower (659 metric horsepower) and 650 pound-feet (881 Newton meters) of torque. Therefore, a Camaro hitting 199 mph (320 kph) must have gained some extra oomph along the way.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports 157 arrests in relation to overspending and street racing in 2023. The police officers also issued 1,290 citations and seized 54 vehicles. The authorities say that there is zero tolerance when it comes to such practices in Orange County.

Chevy Camaros are some of the cars that seem to encourage drivers to go street racing and overspending, along with Ford Mustangs and Dodge Chargers. These are the three models that were recently restricted from participating in coffee and cars type of events after several drivers did burnouts on the street.

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