Motorist jailed for British speeding record
Tim Brady, 33, from Harrow in north-west London, became the fastest person ever caught by a British speed camera for his spin in a 98,000-pound (198,000-dollar, 141,000-euro) 3.6-litre Porsche 911 Turbo in January.
He was clocked by a random speed check near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, southern England, Oxford Crown Court heard. Brady pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving.
His speed beat the previous record of 156 mph (251 kph) set by a car dealer in Scotland in 2003.
"Your driving was criminally self-indulgent and utterly thoughtless of the danger you might be creating for the innocent," judge David Morton Jack told Brady.
Besides his jail term, Brady was banned from driving for three years and ordered to pay 474 pounds in costs.
He resigned his job as a delivery driver for a luxury hire car firm following his arrest. He had taken the Porsche from his workplace without permission.