The NYPD is looking to treat a speed demon who raced around Manhattan in a souped-up BMW in 26 minutes the way it does drug dealers.
Cops want to seize the 2006 BMW Z4 roadster that Adam Tang used to complete a record-fast predawn lap around the borough this past August.
The NYPD filed a lawsuit against the 30-year-old day trader on Monday asking the court to force him to surrender the sports car because it was used to “further the commission of a crime.
Casey W. Raskob, a veteran Traffic Court attorney, called the forfeiture motion “very rare” for a motorist not tangled up in drug dealing or driving under the influence.
Tang, who posted a video of the stunt on YouTube, was charged in September with reckless driving and endangerment.
At the time, police impounded the $50,000 ride.
Raskob said the reckless-endangerment charge allows police to make their case for the vehicle’s surrender.
“I think they’re doing it to make an example out of him, because the last thing they want people doing is blowing around the ring road of Manhattan trying to beat that time,” Raskob said.
The Canadian-born leadfoot said he pulled the 4 a.m. stunt on a whim, according to court papers.
“I was out for a drive, and I wanted to see how quickly I could drive around Manhattan,” Tang explained.
“I took the entire ride of 24 miles in 26 minutes. I was exceeding the speed limit, although I did not hit 100 mph,” he bragged.
“I did go through one red light, although it was not at an intersection, it was only at a pedestrian walk.”
The court papers say Tang reached 60 mph in the blue BMW.
The YouTube video “depicts the subject vehicle driving up on slower moving cars, driving within a couple feet of the rear bumper of these cars, driving through a steady red light, and crossing over a double solid white line in the Battery Park Underpass,” the suit says.
Tang encircled the island by starting south on FDR Drive, heading north up the West Side Highway and going east on the Cross-Bronx Expressway to Harlem River Drive, according to the legal documents.
The East Harlem resident is due back in Criminal Court in December.
Tang’s lawyer, Greg Gomez, insisted that the suit is a “normal everyday procedure that the Police Department takes.”
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