London’s most exclusive streets are now a showcase for the world’s top supercars each summer. Residents have complained in recent years about the huge noise created by millionaires driving them around the area, many of whom are from the Middle East.
The most valuable car we spotted on the streets of Knightsbridge during August was a rare 417 kph Bugatti Cheyron worth an eye-watering $3.5million – one of only 500 made by the French manufacturer.
There were Lamborghinis aplenty, including the Swarovski crystalencrusted model owned by Russian model Daria Radionova, which took 700 man hours over two months to apply two million of the crystals.
The 26-year-old, who studied business management in London and has over 150,000 followers on Instagram, now customises fur and leather products for wealthy clients. She has previously had a Lamborghini Huracan and Mercedes CLS adapted in similar fashion.
With the personalized registration plate – DAR 11A, the Aventador owned by Miss Radionova is one of just 600 Superveloce versions made of the V12 model.
The council has handed out 148 fines of up to £1,000 to noisy motorists over the past four years, but this has not deterred the wealthy owners and London’s supercar season continues.