Fribourg, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – A Swedish driver was arrested and his Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG impounded after pushing the 570-horsepower engine to 290 kilometers per hour on a Swiss highway.
The 37-year-old Swede traveling on A12 from Bern to Lausanne, was spotted by Vaud cantonal police at around 13:00, arrested and turned over to the police in the western canton of Fribourg on Friday 6 August.
The driver, whose license was seized, could face a CHF1 million fine.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show, is a luxury grand touring car and reaches a top speed of 317 km/hr.
The car is well known among video-game fans for being featured in a new PlaySyation 3 racing game.
Vehicle sales began only recently in Europe. Its base sticker price is CHF245,000.