A McLAREN supercar was caught speeding at more than 100mph on the Great Western Way. 

The orange 540c motor – worth £130,000 – was clocked at 107mph in a 50mph zone close to the Mannington Roundabout on Sunday.

Its 29-year-old driver is set to appear in court.

As part of a police crackdown on speeders, a 25-year-old man was caught driving a Mercedes E220 at 88mph in a 40mph zone in Thamesdown Drive on Saturday.

On the same day, a Honda Civic driver, 53, was caught driving at 66mph on the same road, while 12 motorists were warned for driving up to 46mph in a 40mph zone. 

The following day male drivers of a Peugeot 308 (70mph) and a Ford C-Max (64mph) were both snared by on Thamesdown Drive. Both were issued with traffic offence reports.

Sergeant Connor Crespin from Swindon Police CPT said: “These speed checks over the weekend highlight the importance of the work we are doing to educate drivers about the need to drive safely. 

“The speed limits are there for a reason – to keep us all safe and ultimately save lives – and I know the vast majority of people will be very supportive of these operations. 

“We have received numerous reports people concerned about speeding in certain areas or repeat offending by certain drivers, so I hope this shows our communities that we are listening, and we are taking action.”

Inspector Al Lumley added: “We have seen increased complaints regarding speeding motorists who seem to be taking advantage of the quieter roads. 

“These speed checks will pop-up sporadically across the whole of Swindon and Wiltshire in an effort to keep our roads safe and remind the public that float the law and put other road users in danger that the speed limits still apply – pandemic or not.”