A Lamborghini worth around £400,000 was among the vehicles seized by police during a crackdown on uninsured cars.
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.
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.
It was one of over 180 vehicles seized as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Cubo yesterday.
37 arrests were made for vehicle-related crime, including drink driving, driving without insurance and robbery.
Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor 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.”
Siwan Hayward, Head of TfL’s Transport Policing, added: “The successful results gained by the Safer Transport Command through their day of action sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate uninsured drivers on our roads.
“We will continue to work with our policing partners to push for the toughest penalties on those who disregard the law and pose a serious 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.