By William Stolerman
The new owners of Harrods might be the Qatari Royal Family, own a set of spectacular cars and perhaps the world's most iconic department store – but it didn't stop local parking attendants clamping two of their vehicles sitting outside which worth $1.6 million.
Painted in turquoise like the rest of the Royal Family's luxury fleet; the two cars in question were a Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce (valued at £350,000) and a bespoke specification Koenigsegg CCXR. The latter is one of only six in the world and worth £1.2million.
Potential buyers are flown to the company's headquarters at an airbase in Sweden where boss Christian Von Koenigsegg takes them for a drive. Such is his faith in the supercar's stability, he accelerates to 200mph before hitting the brakes - without putting his hands on the steering wheel.
Reports suggest the Qatari version of the vehicle generates 1,064bhp, does 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 249mph.
To satisfy another royal institution, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Qatari royal family had to pay a release fee of £70, pay a fine between £40 - £120 and complete a set of paperwork to release each car.