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03/10/2013 05:27 BST

Lamborghini Worth £400,000 Seized By Scotland Yard In Insurance Crackdown

A £400,000 lurid orange Lamborghini has been seized by police during a crackdown on uninsured cars.

The Lamborghini Aventador - which does 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217mph - was seized when police discovered the driver's insurance policy did not cover him to get behind the wheel of the luxury motor.

The orange supercar was initially stopped by officers in Newham, east London as it had no front number plate, and further checks revealed the driver was not the registered owner.

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The supercar was initially stopped by officers in Newham, east London as it had no front number plate

Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor of the Met's safer transport command said: "The STC works to keep the travelling public safe and part of our duty includes carrying out operations such as Cubo which help to keep uninsured and dangerous drivers off London's roads.

"The STC has achieved some outstanding results through these operations by seizing a large number of uninsured and unroadworthy vehicles that pose a risk on London's roads."

Some 11,576 vehicles have been seized during 22 one-day operations since the launch of Cubo in October 2012.

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The Lamborghini was one of over 180 vehicles seized as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Cubo yesterday.

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The Lamborghini Aventador - which does 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217mph - was seized by police

Thirty-seven arrests were made for vehicle-related crime, including drink driving, driving without insurance and robbery.

And if you haven't felt enough schadenfreude seeing this £400,000 bit of kit be towed to the pound, check the video below, of a Lamborghini being split in clean in two, after a speeding crash with a Mazda.