UK police seize luxury supercar for having no tax


Police in the UK have confiscated a Lamborghini Aventador after it was alleged the driver hadn't paid any tax on the supercar. The car, worth $530,000, was stopped by highway officers on the St George's Way, Newport, on the Isle of Wight on Saturday night.A roadside check confirmed the registered owner hadn't paid tax on the supercar since August 2020.READ MORE: Perth tradie's supercar impounded three times in eight monthsAccording to current UK road rules, drivers must pay a tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty, the cost of which depends on how much Co2 your car emits.It is a significant source of revenue for the UK government, bringing in billions of pounds each year.Isle of Wight Police posted photos of the supercar on their Facebook page with a warning everyone must pay road tax to be driving on UK roads."Even £300k Supercars require road tax to be driven on our roads," the post read."The driver of a Lamborghini Aventador saw his car recovered in Newport this evening as the tax had expired in August 2020."Drivers who wreck their luxury carsView GallerySome of the comments underneath the post suggested that considering the price tag of the luxury supercar, the owner should have no problem paying his tax to have it released from impound.


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