They bloody well deserve it!

30 Jul, '10

hahahehahehhahehhahehehahaaaaa! they thought they were back in the Gulf. NOT! 😀

The £1.2 million Koenigsegg CCXR and £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce were parked outside the London department store last week.

Crowds of tourists watched in disbelief as a traffic warden first ticketed then clamped both vehicles – which are custom-made in the royal family’s distinctive “baby blue” colour.

The cars belong to the oil-rich Al-Thani royal family, who own a string of luxury vehicles – including a one-off Pagani Zonda Uno.

Qatar Holding group, which forked out £1.5 billion in April to buy Harrods from Fulham FC owner Mohamed Al Fayed, is led by the Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani.

The 249mph Koenigsegg is one of only six ever made. The custom-built supercar is built from scratch and does a 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, producing a staggering 1,064bhp.

The Lamborghini is one of only 350 ever built, again in the families trademark colour, and has a top speed of 213mph and is capable of 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds.

But both were brought to a standstill when they were clamped – although the owners shouldn’t have too much trouble stumping up the £150 release fee.

The owners could have taken advantage of Harrods’ valet parking service which charges a £8 for the first hour or £40 for 8-9 hours with an additional £50 charge to store a car overnight.

An onlooker said: ”It’s not every day you see cars like this, let alone watch them get clamped.

”Judging by their cars, I shouldn’t think the owners will worry too much about paying a couple of hundred quid to have the clamps taken off.”

The Al Thani family have an estimated wealth in the region of £2.4 billion as well as stakes in dozens of businesses around the world.

A spokesperson for Harrods said: ”You will need to speak to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who deal with parking regulations.”

Telegraph – hat tip: Suad/HelpBahrain Tweet

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  1. Aman says:

    This is so typical of the delusions these people have, they think they are entitled to behave without regard to the law becasue they think they are superior human beings just becasue they have money. They need to evolve. Get the Arabs out of Harrods.

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