Owning a Koenigsegg or Lambo Doesn't Mean You Can Park At Will

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2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

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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 LP640

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

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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 alicegop

parking ticket - flickr user alicegop

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[BBC]

 
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