A £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador that glows in the dark has been seized by police after its owner was found to be driving without a license. The owner of the eye catching purple supercar is believed to be a 24-year-old Qatari called Nasser Al-Thani who is from Qatar’s ruling family.
Three police on motorbikes stopped the car when they noticed it was missing a front number plate, and it was towed away from Brompton Street after Mr Al-Thani failed to produce a driving licence or necessary insurance documents. When the tow truck arrived, an officer had the precarious job of carefully driving the vehicle onto it, very slowly. It is currently being impounded near world-famous department store Harrod’s in Knightsbridge.
Lots of bystanders and passers-by formed a crowd to stop and take a glance at the lavish and ostentatious purple Aventador with its scissor doors up, and it was described as looking like something from the Futuristic film Tron.
One onlooker 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.”
The car had been customised with the glow-in-the-dark purple paint job by a Japanese tuning company. The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the fastest supercars in the world, and have a top speed of 217mph.
Every summer, wealthy drivers from the Middle East come over to London with their super expensive sports cars. They were the subject of a documentary called Millionaire Boy Racers which featured angry residents complaining that their driving style was ruining the area for locals.
The Al-Thani family are known for their snazzy supercars, and made the headlines when their Koenigseggs and blue Lambo were clamped outside Harrod’s three years ago.