A couple of weeks ago I was in London for a week. The one takeaway I had from that trip, (apart from that the RMT railworkers union are a bunch of dicks) was that there aren't a lot of signs of austerity, lack of wealth or recession in London. Especially when you get to the area around Knightsbridge. In the 6 days I was there I saw more expensive, luxury, and hypercars than I've seen at some of the world's better motor shows. A Rolls Royce Wraith (not on sale yet), a McLaren P1 and a Porsche 918 Spyder. Dozens of Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Maseratis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. One of the Ferraris was gold plated - I would say gold paint but given the excess in that area it wouldn't surprise me if it actually was gold plate. I also spotted Tamara Ecclestone's entourage (Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's daughter) three times - a black Lambo, two blacked out Range Rover Sports and two blacked-out LWB Rolls Royce Ghosts, all with custom numberplates of course. Anyway, I put a photo set up on Flickr so you can see just how ridiculous the excess is in this area of London.
Knightsbridge Car Porn