Lambo flames attract police

The owner of a high-end sports car in Victoria has learned it's best to keep the vehicle well maintained to avoid attracting unwanted attention.

Police say a 31-year-old man was at the wheel of his black Lamborghini Gallardo near the downtown core late Saturday when he was pulled over when a patrol officer noticed flames shooting from the exhaust.

The two-seat coupe was fine, but the driver appeared to be impaired and received a 90-day driving prohibition.

The vehicle, which has a top speed of 325 km/h and can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, has also been impounded for 30 days.

In an email, Const. Matthew Rutherford says the two penalties are permitted under the Motor Vehicle Act when a driver's blood alcohol exceeds 0.08.

The Gallardo is one of Lamborghini's more affordable models, with one automotive website listing the price at about $200,000.

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