Minnesota – land of exotic cars and street racing. Huh?
When you think of Minnesota, those two things usually don’t come to mind. However, maybe they should!
Last weekend, state police officers in Minnesota were pretty busy writing tickets. Yet, this wasn’t your typical highway patrol. These officers were pulling over members of an exotic car club named MN Exotics and Supercars (MNE&S).
MNE&S joy-riders were cruising Interstate 394 in excess of speeds of 100 miles per hour with cars you would expect to see in a Vin Diesel movie. Unfortunately for them, state police pulled over 12 members of their entourage, who must now appear in court to explain their leisurely ride.
What makes MNE&S so interesting though is its exclusivity. It’s an invitation only club for people who own exotic cars. Let’s take a look at some of the exotic cars preferred by members of MNE&S.
Being the founder of MNE&S, you need to have a pretty unique car. If you expect to recruit other members to your exclusive car club than you have to drive a beastly vehicle. Well MNE&S’s founder was pulled over in his 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, according to police reports.
Named after a particularly tough bull in bullfighting circles from Spain, the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador comes with a 700 horsepower, V-12 engine capable of reaching over 200 miles per hour. The Aventador certainly qualifies as distinctive enough for the founder of an exotic car club.
Another MNE&S member was ticketed driving a 2016 McLaren 675LT.
The 2016 version of the McLaren 675LT will set you back at least $345,000, but comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter, V-8 engine that can get you up to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. That should be good enough to keep him competitive with the rest of the MNE&S crew when racing the mean streets of Minnesota.
A particularly cocky MNE&S member, who was driving a 2011 Nissan GT-R, told police that one of his fellow car enthusiast could not have been violating the speed limit since that guy’s 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo seemed to be stuck in park compared to the other members.
While his confidence his commendable, his statement seems laughable since the 2011 Nissan GT-R (twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter, V-8, 485 horsepower engine) and the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo (DOHC 40-valve, V-10, 552 horsepower engine) are both fully capable of speeds far in excess of the speed limit. I doubt either car owner was just on their daily commute to work that day.
So if you happen to be in Minnesota, own an exotic sports car, and have extra cash to burn on speeding tickets, then you may want to consider how you can get an invite to the next MNE&S rally. You’re sure to see some remarkable cars and probably the police as well.