Nothing seems to be new.
A good buddy of mine once ran from the police in his Dodge Charger so that ticket in hand, he could prove to his buddies his Charger would reach 150 mph. (He was cited for 138 mph incidentially.)
Well now, in the canton of Vaud, a young Swiss dude videoed himself running at 320 kn/hour (around 200 mph) in his buzzed-out luxury car. Ah, the wonders of youth.
The video is being used by the prosecutor in order to convict the young man for such speed on the A1 Autobahn. 🙂 And yes, the machinery was German.