Expensive Arab-owned supercars – many of which have been expensively customised – have been spotted all over London’s most upmarket streets, and their drivers don’t think twice about parking on double yellow lines.
Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugattis are among the cars seen cruising around west and central London this summer as rich Qataris, Saudis, Emiratis and Kuwaitis move to Britain to escape the Middle East’s baking mid-summer months.
Among the supercars spotted include a £2.5million premium LaFerrari, £2million Bugatti Veyron and £700,000 McLaren seen parallel parked on double yellow lines outside five-star Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge last night.
Gary Tolson, sales manager at luxury car dealership, Tom Hartley, said: ‘It is extremely unusual seeing four of the most expensive cars in the world all parked next to each other. Many of the supercars you see around central London at the moment have been modified with paint jobs costing anything up to £30,000. A lot of them have also been given different wheels.’
A £350,000 Rolls Royce Phantom, customised with a £30,000 chrome paint job and expensive wheels, was also seen outside The Dorchester in Mayfair. Mr Tolson said: ‘This one has been really pumped up with huge wheels and paintwork which would have cost thousands.’
It was parked next to a bright orange £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador and a £270,000 Rolls Royce Ghost. The luxury cars are flown distances of around 3,000 miles in planes such as the Qatar Airways Airbus A330.
Source: Mail Online