Uninsured Lamborghini Aventador could be crushed [video]

Far from being a smart idea

This Tron-inspired Lamborghini Aventador's days are numbered as it might end up in the crusher.

24-year-old Nasser Al-Thani from Qatar was pulled over by the London police on Wilton Place in Knightsbridge who discovered the car was being driven without insurance. At the moment, the purple/orange supercar (which allegedly "glows in the dark") simply sits outside New Scotland Yard until the police figures out what to do with the 380,000 USD Italian bull.

The driver was originally pulled over because of missing license plates. It would be an utterly stupid idea and a complete waste to destroy a perfectly good automobile, especially when we are talking about a supercar. If they really have to destroy it, at least the police should give the car to Top Gear UK as they'll take care of the Aventador and destroy it "gracefully".

Source: jalopnik.com
Published Jul 4th, 2013 11:00pm By Adrian Padeanu

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Han Solo Han Solo
What a Stupid Law...if you dont want it just give it to me...
Jul 10th, 2013 6:20am
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NelisvanWieren NelisvanWieren
That's a stupid law. I mean seriously, the guy drives a Lambo. It's not like he need insurance is it? I would crush him however, for what he has done to it because it looks awfull
Jul 9th, 2013 2:41pm
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sub39h sub39h
lose the orange stripes, yes. but that metallic purple is gorgeous
Jul 10th, 2013 12:54pm
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dbudh001 dbudh001
this is the dumbest thing ive ever heard of , impounding the car fine... but to destroy someone's car for no insurance is ridiculous even if its breaking the law. impound it , have them pay a hefty fine and insure the car, then release it....money for the city - as opposed to using tax payers money to PAY to destroy and dispose of the car - guess logic dont make sense in england
Jul 7th, 2013 3:00pm
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sub39h sub39h
as a Brit i have to say that a lot of the time we are fairly logical - but the major exception is traffic law. police here are far more concerned about giving tickets to otherwise relatively innocent motorists and raising revenue for the government than actually stopping dangerous and inconsiderate driving or motoring crime.
Jul 10th, 2013 12:55pm
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atleast these arent rare cars as you can get a new one any time, if it was a one off rare type of car where only a limited number of them are made, i'd be miffed.
Jul 5th, 2013 11:21pm
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iwanttobangaginger iwanttobangaginger
The owner provided insurance details last night and now has the car back, been spotted in mayfair with a parking ticket already!
Jul 5th, 2013 8:03pm
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bert2578 bert2578
They SHOULD leave it to he hands of Clarkson, Hammond, and May
Jul 5th, 2013 5:53pm
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JMac JMac
They should raffle it off and use the proceeds for a good cause.
Jul 5th, 2013 4:13pm
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e36mmm e36mmm
and this is news? neeext!
Jul 5th, 2013 10:54am
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Godfather Godfather
Burn it
Jul 5th, 2013 10:38am
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sheepy_bah_bah1993 sheepy_bah_bah1993
I agree with the Top Gear part, that i would love to see
Jul 5th, 2013 10:08am
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porsche6616 porsche6616
in china, they torch the car without insurance right in front of u if they feel like it..
Jul 5th, 2013 5:21am
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hajimekishi hajimekishi
this could happen. i remember in malaysia (or some asean country) they actually crushed a ferrari 456. and don t forget that cops and governments are often not so smart people.
Jul 5th, 2013 4:20am
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RuleZ RuleZ
I agree with giving it to Top Gear. At least a bunch of petrol heads will be do ing the business!
Jul 5th, 2013 3:39am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
The current uk law is to crush the cars not insured and where no insurance documentation can be provided as proof....probably not expecting an aventador to be a car uninsured
Jul 5th, 2013 12:49am
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EdBacau EdBacau
That's a stupid law. Why not confiscate and then sell them ?
Jul 5th, 2013 8:31am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Why not turning it into a cop car? :)
Jul 5th, 2013 7:44pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
How does Lamborghini let someone buy one of these without even insuring it?!
Jul 5th, 2013 12:36am
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TamRae TamRae
the owner had no insurance for it that what law is broken its no valid for use on public road
Jul 5th, 2013 12:18am
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Madness Madness
They'd more likely sell it at a police auction, or (very unlikely) integrate it into their police fleet. The only cars the uk police crush are those that are only worth their weight in scrap!
Jul 5th, 2013 12:15am
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ddanielcigars ddanielcigars
Thanks for the incomplete story. Where is the connection with an uninsured driver and crushing a super car??? What law was broken to allow destroying this car....a little help please.
Jul 4th, 2013 11:57pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
the author of this article should be fired. this is not journalism, really. this has no place even on something like a mainstream auto blog
Jul 4th, 2013 11:52pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Jul 4th, 2013 11:40pm
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vasgko2 vasgko2
I guess he already has 6 or 7 more, in different colors. So no problem.
Jul 4th, 2013 11:15pm
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