Let this be a lesson to all who would drive without proper documentation.
A $550,000 modified Lamborghini Aventador that looks like it belongs in the movie TRON was impounded by London police when the owner was unable to provide a license or proof of insurance. Police pulled the driver over in Knightsbridge just outside of Harrod’s because it was missing its front license plate. At least it wasn’t parked next to this skyscraper.
That just seems…stupid. Why buy a car for half a million dollars if you’re not going to take care of the paperwork? Although I suppose if the driver was using the car to cross between dimensions, he might not have known about vehicular regulations and red tape. Or maybe he came back from the future, where all cars glow in the dark and have doors that open like scissors. Regardless, he probably should have come up with at least an entertaining explanation for the police. Passersby were plenty entertained.
The driver is reported to be Nasser Al-Thani, a 24-year-old member of Qatar’s ruling family. This Lamborghini is a hell of a lot cooler than the royal baby, but then again, I’m sure William and Kate wouldn’t fail to cross the Ts and dot the Is. The Al-Thanis, who purchased Harrod’s in May of 2010 for 1.5 billion British pounds (~ $2.3 billion) are known for their taste in flashy, customized sportscars. They also own a Lamborghini LI640, a Ferrari 599, a completely unique Pagani Zonda Uno, an Aston Martin DBS, a Koenigsegg CCXR (which can travel 250 mph and is one of only six that exist), and a Lamborghini LP670-4SV. The latter two cars were clamped in July 2010, also parked outside of Harrod’s. You’d think that for 1.5 billion pounds they’d at least get a couple parking spaces, right? Unlike the TRONborghini, their car color of choice is a supercharged baby blue. You can check out their sweet rides here.
The car was customized by a Japanese company called LB Performance, which features lots of close-up shots of the various bodykit customizations, such as bumpers, diffusers, and wings, that customers can order for their Lamborghini Avantadors. They also feature a video of the TRONborghini in motion (below), in which you can see, among other things, the car spewing flames from the back as it prepares to take off. Normally, that would be a bad thing, but for this car, it’s just icing on the cake.
I’m not sure what happens to the car now — presumably, Al-Thani will get it back, but the question is whether he’ll have to take a trip to the DMV.