London’s summer supercar season gets up and running

London’s summer supercar season gets up and running

London’s supercar season is now truly underway, with a crystal-encrusted £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador, £280,000 Rolls-Royce Dawn and a £140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 among the stunning motors on display.

But the most valuable car spotted over the weekend on the streets of Knightsbridge was a rare 261mph Bugatti Cheyron worth an eye-watering £2.5million – one of only 500 made by the French manufacturer.

There were Aventadors aplenty on display, including the Swarovski crystal-encrusted model owned by Russian model Daria Radionova, which took 700 man hours over two months to apply two million of the crystals.

The 26-year-old, who studied business management in London and now customises fur and leather products for wealthy clients, has previously had a Lamborghini Huracan and Mercedes CLS adapted in similar fashion.

The DAR 11A Aventador owned by Miss Radionova, who lives in Knightsbridge and has hundreds of pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes at home, is one of just 600 Superveloce versions made of the V12 model.

Speaking in 2014, Miss Radionova, who has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram, said: ‘I have a lot of jewellery – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I have them everywhere. I’d like to encrust everything in crystal.’

London’s most exclusive streets are now a showcase for the world’s top supercars each summer, but residents have complained in recent years about the huge noise created by the millionaires driving them around the area.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is now urging the Government to install ‘acoustic cameras’ to identify and deter drivers, many of whom are from the Middle East and import cars with foreign numberplates.

The council has handed out 148 fines of up to £1,000 to noisy motorists over the past four years, but this has not deterred the wealthy owners – and local councillors say the situation in Knightsbridge is reaching ‘crisis point’.

A crystal-encrusted £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador in Knightsbridge, owned by Russian model Daria Radionova

A crystal-encrusted £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador in Knightsbridge, owned by Russian model Daria Radionova

It took 700 man hours over two months to apply the tiny crystals to the eye-catching car owned by Miss Radionova It took 700 man hours over two months to apply the tiny crystals to the eye-catching car owned by Miss Radionova

It took 700 man hours over two months to apply the tiny crystals to the eye-catching car owned by Miss Radionova

Miss Radionova, 26, has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram Miss Radionova, 26, has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram Miss Radionova studied business management in London Miss Radionova studied business management in London

Miss Radionova, 26, has more than 150,000 followers on Instagram and studied business management in London

The DAR 11A Aventador owned by Miss Radionova is one of just 600 Superveloce versions made of the V12 model The DAR 11A Aventador owned by Miss Radionova is one of just 600 Superveloce versions made of the V12 model

The DAR 11A Aventador owned by Miss Radionova is one of just 600 Superveloce versions made of the V12 model

The 26-year-old model has previously had her Lamborghini Huracan and Mercedes CLS cars adapted in similar fashion The 26-year-old model has previously had her Lamborghini Huracan and Mercedes CLS cars adapted in similar fashion

The 26-year-old model has previously had her Lamborghini Huracan and Mercedes CLS cars adapted in similar fashion

Miss Radionova, who lives in Knightsbridge, previously said she has 'a lot of jewellery - diamonds are a girl's best friend' Miss Radionova, who lives in Knightsbridge, previously said she has 'a lot of jewellery - diamonds are a girl's best friend'

Miss Radionova, who lives in Knightsbridge, previously said she has ‘a lot of jewellery – diamonds are a girl’s best friend’

The stunning Aventador has had two million crystals attached to it by a customising body-shop called Cars In Cloaks The stunning Aventador has had two million crystals attached to it by a customising body-shop called Cars In Cloaks

The stunning Aventador has had two million crystals attached to it by a customising body-shop called Cars In Cloaks

The 26-year-old model, pictured filling up the car at a petrol station, customises fur and leather products for wealthy clients The 26-year-old model, pictured filling up the car at a petrol station, customises fur and leather products for wealthy clients

The 26-year-old model, pictured filling up the car at a petrol station, customises fur and leather products for wealthy clients

The Aventador model is an LP 750-4 SV S-A, and the supercar comes with a personalised numberplate of DAR 11A The Aventador model is an LP 750-4 SV S-A, and the supercar comes with a personalised numberplate of DAR 11A

The Aventador model is an LP 750-4 SV S-A, and the supercar comes with a personalised numberplate of DAR 11A

Miss Radionova posts pictures of dinner at Claridge's, bottles of Dom Perignon champagne and shopping trips to Chanel Miss Radionova posts pictures of dinner at Claridge's, bottles of Dom Perignon champagne and shopping trips to Chanel Miss Radionova owns the eye-catching supercar Miss Radionova owns the eye-catching supercar

Miss Radionova posts pictures of dinner at Claridge’s, bottles of Dom Perignon champagne and shopping trips to Chanel

There have been concerns that placing two million crystals on the bodywork will likely impact the car's performance figures There have been concerns that placing two million crystals on the bodywork will likely impact the car's performance figures

There have been concerns that placing two million crystals on the bodywork will likely impact the car’s performance figures

The engine on the Aventador can see it hit 60mph in just 2.8 seconds, while 120mph can be achieved within just 8.5 seconds The engine on the Aventador can see it hit 60mph in just 2.8 seconds, while 120mph can be achieved within just 8.5 seconds

The engine on the Aventador can see it hit 60mph in just 2.8 seconds, while 120mph can be achieved within just 8.5 seconds

The Aventador can be seen around Knightsbridge, which is now a showcase for the world’s top supercars each summer The Aventador can be seen around Knightsbridge, which is now a showcase for the world’s top supercars each summer

The Aventador can be seen around Knightsbridge, which is now a showcase for the world’s top supercars each summer

This jet black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can also be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer This jet black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can also be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer

This jet black Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster can also be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer

Residents have complained about the noise created by millionaires driving souped-up cars like these around Knightsbridge Residents have complained about the noise created by millionaires driving souped-up cars like these around Knightsbridge

Residents have complained about the noise created by millionaires driving souped-up cars like these around Knightsbridge

The most valuable car over the weekend on the streets of Knightsbridge was a 261mph Bugatti Cheyron worth £2.5million The most valuable car over the weekend on the streets of Knightsbridge was a 261mph Bugatti Cheyron worth £2.5million

The most valuable car over the weekend on the streets of Knightsbridge was a 261mph Bugatti Cheyron worth £2.5million

A gold Range Rover parked on the streets of Knightsbridge over the weekend. The cars can cost upwards of £80,000 A gold Range Rover parked on the streets of Knightsbridge over the weekend. The cars can cost upwards of £80,000

A gold Range Rover parked on the streets of Knightsbridge over the weekend. The cars can cost upwards of £80,000

A Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota supercar owned by Jassim Bin Nasser Al-Thani costing at least £350,000 A Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota supercar owned by Jassim Bin Nasser Al-Thani costing at least £350,000

A Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Jota supercar owned by Jassim Bin Nasser Al-Thani costing at least £350,000

A £140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spotted on the streets of Knightsbridge as London's supercar season gets underway A £140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spotted on the streets of Knightsbridge as London's supercar season gets underway

A £140,000 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spotted on the streets of Knightsbridge as London’s supercar season gets underway

This white Ferrari supercar is among the exclusive models that can be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer This white Ferrari supercar is among the exclusive models that can be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer

This white Ferrari supercar is among the exclusive models that can be seen on the streets of Knightsbridge this summer

A stunning blue Rolls-Royce Dawn worth £280,000 is parked outside the private car park entrance to Harrods A stunning blue Rolls-Royce Dawn worth £280,000 is parked outside the private car park entrance to Harrods

A stunning blue Rolls-Royce Dawn worth £280,000 is parked outside the private car park entrance to Harrods

The local council is urging the Government to install "acoustic cameras" to identify and deter any noisy drivers in the area The local council is urging the Government to install "acoustic cameras" to identify and deter any noisy drivers in the area

The local council is urging the Government to install ‘acoustic cameras’ to identify and deter any noisy drivers in the area

This Mercedes-Benz G500 car is worth at least £95,000 and is parked well outside the parking bay lines in Knightsbridge This Mercedes-Benz G500 car is worth at least £95,000 and is parked well outside the parking bay lines in Knightsbridge

This Mercedes-Benz G500 car is worth at least £95,000 and is parked well outside the parking bay lines in Knightsbridge

A Mercedes G500 is parked outside the likes of Prada and Giorgio Armani - shops the owner can no doubt afford to buy from A Mercedes G500 is parked outside the likes of Prada and Giorgio Armani - shops the owner can no doubt afford to buy from

A Mercedes G500 is parked outside the likes of Prada and Giorgio Armani – shops the owner can no doubt afford to buy from

This supercar is parked outside the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge - former home of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange This supercar is parked outside the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge - former home of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

This supercar is parked outside the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge – former home of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Many of the owners of the supercars are from the Middle East and import their cars with foreign numberplates Many of the owners of the supercars are from the Middle East and import their cars with foreign numberplates
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