The owner of a rare Aston Martin sports car in Belgium was caught speeding by police after a video, made by a passenger in his car, was posted on YouTube showing the driver hitting 293 kilometres on the speedometer, which is 182mph.

The Belgium police decided to investigate the incident after footage of the exclusive sports car hitting high speeds on a highway near Flanders in Northern Belgium was being reported about in the media.

Although the video taken by the passenger focuses on the speedometer, and shows the car weaving in and out of moderately heavy traffic on the motorway, the car’s registration plate is never seen in this particular video. However the driver of the Aston Martin gave himself away by describing the vehicle as a “Carbon Black Edition” hand painted of which there are only three of this kind in the whole of Belgium.

Due to the exclusivity of the sports car, and through information captured on videos by other road users who filmed the speeding Aston Martin, the police have been successful in tracking down the driver, and it’s been reported they will be able to prosecute on the basis of the video evidence. If they are successful in bringing charges against the driver he could be hit with a hefty fine and stand to lose his driver’s licence and vehicle licence.