A luxury sports car has been pulled over at Terrey Hills, exceeding the speed limit by 60 km/h.

McCarrs Creek Road is a popular driving route and well-known location for car review video channels on YouTube. It also receives regular complaints relating to speeding vehicles, with residents at the Church Point end of McCarrs Creek Road last year getting speed bumps to reduce the incidence of speeding vehicles.

The area is also very popular with cyclists who ride the route through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and General San Martin Drive, which has seen a number of accidents recently believed to be related to speed.

At 11.30am Saturday, 23 October, police officers from Northern Beaches Highway Patrol were conducting a speed enforcement operation at McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills. They observed a number of high performance cars travelling in a northerly direction at the posted speed limit of 60 km/h.

A short time later, police detected a bright orange Maserati Gran Turismo travelling in a northerly direction at 120 km/h in the signposted 60 km/h zone. The Maserati’s speed dropped to 115 km/h at the conclusion of the speed check.

The 29-year-old male driver was stopped by police, producing a valid NSW driver licence. Asked about his speed, the driver told police, “I was just catching up to the others.”

The driver from Chippendale was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for the offence of ‘Exceed speed – over 45 km/h’, costing the man $2,547 and six demerit points. His driver licence was immediately suspended for six months.

Police seized the registration plates from the vehicle and returned them to the Roads and Maritime Services for a period of three months.

Images: NSW Police

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