2010 Koenigsegg CCXR TrevitaEnlarge Photo
Ah, supercar owners. The very wealthy amongst us, the ones who drive the toys we crave. Especially through the cities we live in.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640Enlarge Photo
Even owning a supercar, though, doesn't exempt you from abiding by the laws of the land. Including, ummmmmm, parking regulations. As two London drivers learned the hard way last week.
A Koenigsegg CCXR, one of only six made, was parked nose-to-tail with a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce outside Harrods department store, in the ultra-pricey Knightsbridge neighborhood.
And both were clamped by London's ever-zealous parking enforcement officers (the British love their parking clamps and use them with great glee).
The cars were later released for £70 (roughly $110) each. Which isn't even pocket change for someone who pays almost $1.9 million to own a Koenigsegg CCXR. The Murcielago is econobox-cheap in comparison, costing a mere $550,000.
The rich. They're different from you and me. They have more money.
parking ticket - flickr user alicegopEnlarge Photo