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Lamborghini Aventador: Qatari Royal’s £350k supercar towed in Knightsbridge

LLOOOLLLLL! Great story, thanks John Mueller!

Little cross cultural problem going on . . . no license? No registration? No problem, you know my uncle, right, the Amir of Qatar . . . LOL!

Batman wouldn’t stand for it: Police peer inside the garish car’s doors (Picture: SWNS)

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It’s hard not to notice a bright purple Lamborghini with orange trim. So the driver of this £350,000 supercar was asking for trouble when he went for a spin without a front numberplate.

Police spotted the infringement and impounded the vehicle after its 24-year-old owner – thought to be a member of the Qatari royal family – was unable to produce evidence that he had a driving licence or insurance.

Crowds gathered as the 220mph Aventador was towed away in London’s Knightsbridge.

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Arab playboys descend on the wealthy neighbourhood each summer in costly cars flown from home and often hit trouble for lacking the correct papers.

The mean machines are a draw for petrolheads but the roaring engines annoy residents.

Off we tow: The Lamborghini Aventador is loaded onto a truck (Picture: SWNS)

Dozens of onlookers gathered to photograph the scissor-doored supercar, which has been customised by a Japanese tuning company.

One fan said: ‘It is great when the wealthy foreign tourists come over to London every summer as you always see these amazing supercars.

‘The Lamborghini looked like something out of Tron, it was absolutely stunning.

‘Hopefully there was just some confusion over the correct paperwork and it will be back on the road

UPDATE:

First it was carted off on the back of a truck, then it faced the crusher, now glow-in-the dark Lamborghini is ticketed in Mayfair

  • Police impounded £350k supercar after owner failed to produce documents
  • But he was slapped with ticket just hours after retrieving it from police
  • Purple Lamborghini Aventador customised to glow in the dark
  • Owner believed to be Nasser Al-Thani, 24, of Qatar’s ruling family

By SIMON TOMLINSON

PUBLISHED: 04:49 EST, 5 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:32 EST, 5 July 2013

He was only a hair’s breadth away from seeing his beloved £350,000 supercar crushed to a pulp after it was seized by police for driving offences.

So you might think the owner of this glow-in-the-dark Lamborghini would be a bit more careful next time.

But within hours of retrieving his purple sports car from the Metropolitan Police, he found himself on the wrong side of the law again after being slapped with a parking ticket.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356689/Glow-dark-Lamborghini-Aventador-ticketed-Mayfair.html#ixzz2YDoRiPUh

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June 29, 2013 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Cross Cultural, Cultural, ExPat Life, Humor, Law and Order, Living Conditions, Qatar |

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