Gallery: meet the supercars of London
If you’re in our fine capital for the Olympics, there’s more to see than Big Ben...
Posted: 17 Jul 2012
If you want to see almost all of the most exclusive cars in the world, you don't need to go to an expensive dealership like this in Dubai. Just get an Oyster card (neither edible, nor a weird bi-valve molluscs loyalty card, international fans) and head to Zone 1 of our nation's capital.
In the last decade, helped by an international invasion of the mega-rich, London has become a magnet for priceless metal. One evening stroll through Kensington and Knightsbridge and you'll see the daily flood of hypercars descend on the town to scrape speed humps, kerb wheels and merrily ignore traffic wardens.
And one man has made it his mission to keep a record of what's in town. He's 18-year-old Alex Penfold. Like the less salubrious paparazzi haunting our capital in search of a starlet falling out of a cab, he loiters around the most exclusive parts of town hunting cars like the Bugatti Veyron L'Or Blanc, Koenigsegg Agera R, and Bugatti Veyron Centenaire. Here are his findings.
Choose your favourite from these...