A car being pushed through the streets of London would not have garnered much attention. However when it was a Bugatti Veyron, owned by an Arab playboy, it certainly got the attention it deserved. The luxurious car was snapped while being pushed by kids, while the driver, a rich Arab playboy was seen struggling at the wheel to get it in motion.
This was not the only attention that the cream and maroon coloured Bugatti Veyron received. The car was also in the news a few days earlier, when it was spotted receiving a parking ticket by a warden for resting on double yellow lines.
The Bugatti Veyron can reach top speed of 407 kmph while the Super Sport variant, which has received mention in the Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world, can reach top speed of 431 kmph.
London has seen a surge in the number of expensive cars recently as many Middle Eastern owners, escaping the summer heat in their country, head to London. They not only pay expensive import duty, but also keep the same number plate. It is specially in areas of Central London that these superfast cars take over the streets.
It is this influx that is causing Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster councils to sit up and take note of the nuisance it causes to locals while they plan ways of tackling the situation. Many such models have received parking fines for blatantly flouting rules and regulations. Parking fines handed out to these cars have more than doubled in the past three years with fines worth £57,060 totted up in the last year from £31,780 in 2011-12.