Police impound £350,000 supercar after owner fails to produce documents
Purple Lamborghini Aventador customised to 'glow in the dark'
Owner believed to be Nasser Al-Thani, 24, of Qatar's ruling family
By ROSIE TAYLOR
Police seized a 'glow-in-the-dark' supercar from a London street after its wealthy Qatari owner was stopped for not having a licence or the correct insurance.
The £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador - with a paint job that made it look like something out of the sci-fi film Tron - was impounded near Harrod's in Knightsbridge yesterday.
It is understood its owner is 24-year-old Nasser Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family.
Police stopped the car, which was also missing its front number plate, on Brompton Street and had it towed away after Mr Al-Thani failed to produce a licence or the correct insurance.
A crowd gathered around the ostentatious scissor-door car, which has been customised by a Japanese tuning company, as three police officers on motorbikes waited for the tow-truck to arrive.
When a low-loader finally appeared, an officer slowly drove the supercar onto the back before it was transported to a local pound.
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.'
Wealthy Middle-Eastern drivers descend on the capital in their supercars every summer and have even been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, Millionaire Boy Racers, which showed angry residents saying their driving style was ruining the area for locals.
The Al-Thani family are renowned for their wacky supercars and hit the headlines three years ago when their blue Lamborghini and Koenigseggs were clamped outside Harrods.
The Lamborghini Aventador is one of the world’s fastest supercars.
It is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine which gives a 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217mph.