The Mega-Rich Of London Might Be Arrested For Posing In Their Loud Supercars

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To be fair, that’s loud engine noise and loud music from car stereos. Particular areas of the city are rife with wealthy residents that seem to have a penchant with annoying their fellow Londoner, particularly along the streets of Kensington and Chelsea.

According to the London Evening Standard, the local councils are consulting the authorities on how to crack down on these wasteful and disruptive practices, which they say has “a detrimental effect to the local community’s quality of life".

These supercar owners tend to congregate through certain parts of the London’s most affluent areas to show off their vehicles, usually at night. Some foreign residents would even ship their cars from the Middle East during the summer months.

Should their concerns be turned into a full ruling, it would become a criminal offence for drivers to rev their engines, play loud music and/or rapidly accelerate. Under the possible ruling, driving in a convoy will also be prohibited, as will running the car while stationary.

Councillor Tim Ahern, the council's cabinet member for environment, environmental health and leisure, said: “I know there has been a lot of coverage of expensive cars racing around Knightsbridge and also parking up and revving their engines. We want to take steps to discourage these drivers from their antisocial behaviour.”

Retired teacher Angela Stone, 55, who lives near Harrods, said: “They just go round and round hoping to be looked at. They get out their diamond studded cars and pose in them.

"It’s like an expensive Spanish resort without the sun. It is irritating and completely unnecessary. I do understand how they upset residents.”



Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.

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