Moment limited edition Ferrari is towed away in front of stunned onlookers in Mayfair after police seized £500,000 supercar because it wasn’t insured

  • Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, one of only 499 made, seized off Berkeley Square in London on Sunday afternoon
  • The incident attracted 20 to 30 onlookers who watched the £500,000 be towed away by police officers
  • Police said the driver was reported on suspicion of using the vehicle without insurance

This is the moment a rare £500,000 Ferrari was towed away in front of stunned onlookers in Mayfair after police seized it for having no insurance.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, one of only 499 ever made, was stopped just off Berkeley Square in London on Sunday at around 2pm.

The incident attracted a crowd of around 20 or 30 onlookers with people filming the moment the Ferrari was lifted onto a towing vehicle. Police said the driver was reported on suspicion of using the vehicle without insurance.

 

 

 

The Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta, one of only 49 ever made with special right hand-drives, was seized just off Berkeley Square in the capital on Sunday around 2pm

Pictured: The rare vehicle, in a metallic blue hue, was lifted up by a crane and placed onto a recovery truck on Sunday afternoon

 

 

 

 

The car in front of the Ferrari is a silver Porsche 918. It retails at a cool £1.1 million. It was pictured pulling onto the kerb

‘The driver of the Porsche parked and the other man was trying to park the Ferrari behind it.

‘He was blocking the road and police pulled him over. The officer said they couldn’t find the driver’s name on the insurance.’

One eyewitness said: ‘Everyone was shocked as the car was seized. It’s not everyday you see a vehicle worth over half a million pounds – and you definitely don’t expect to see it towed away.’

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘On Sunday 4 February, Westminster Safer Transport Team seized a vehicle on Davies Street, W1 at approximately 14:51hrs for having no insurance.

‘The driver has been reported on suspicion of using the vehicle without insurance.’

Stunned onlookers watched as the Ferrari was scooped up off the street and placed on the back of a recovery truck

The incident attracted a crowd of around 20 or 30 onlookers with people filming the moment the Ferrari was lifted onto the towing vehicle

Towed away: Passersby stopped to take photographs on their phones as the unusual car was transported away

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