Petrolheads descend on Kensington for undercover car meet

Petrol heads have been captured performing ear-splitting stunts during an undercover car meet featuring dozens of high-performance motors in Kensington. 

Many of London's most exclusive streets become 'race tracks' for the wealthy in the summer as millionaires bring their expensive vehicles out - distressing residents who have to put up with the sound of revving engines. 

Video has emerged showing a black BMW being driven in the shape of a 'doughnut' in the centre of a large crowd.

The meet came just hours before a new law in England, Scotland and Wales made it illegal to gather in groups of more than six.

Police descended on the wealthy London borough before engaging in hot pursuits of supercars as their drivers tried to escape the scene, according to Cobra Emergency on Twitter.

Dozens of cars were parked on the road of the affluent borough of Kensington last night for an undercover meet which went on until the early hours

Dozens of cars were parked on the road of the affluent borough of Kensington last night for an undercover meet which went on until the early hours

Police descended on the wealthy London borough before engaging in hot pursuits of supercars as their drivers tried to escape the scene, according to Cobra Emergency on Twitter

Police descended on the wealthy London borough before engaging in hot pursuits of supercars as their drivers tried to escape the scene, according to Cobra Emergency on Twitter

A post read: 'Illegal gathering in #Kensington just before the new lockdown rules come in tomorrow. Metropolitan Police showed up to disperse the crowd.

'The cars & motorcycles left. Some at speed with traffic units in pursuit.'

Another tweet read: 'A "car meet" involving dozens of high performance cars and motorcycles have descended to #Kensington. 

'In one video a car is seen performing "doughnuts" to a large crowd of onlookers — while in another, two motorcycles are seen riding on the pavement in-between bollards.' 

A second clip showed high-powered motorbikes being ridden at speed through two concrete bollards on a footpath.

Video has emerged showing a black BMW being driven in the shape of a 'doughnut' in the centre of a large crowd

The meet came just hours before a new law in England, Scotland and Wales made it illegal to gather in groups of more than six

Video has emerged showing a black BMW being driven in the shape of a 'doughnut' in the centre of a large crowd. The meet came just hours before a new law in England, Scotland and Wales made it illegal to gather in groups of more than six

A high powered motorcycle was driven in between bollards. A post read: 'Illegal gathering in #Kensington just before the new lockdown rules come in tomorrow. Metropolitan Police showed up to disperse the crowd'

A high powered motorcycle was driven in between bollards. A post read: 'Illegal gathering in #Kensington just before the new lockdown rules come in tomorrow. Metropolitan Police showed up to disperse the crowd'

Supercars were parked along the street as people gathered in the windows and stood on balconies to watch from buildings overlooking the spectacle

Supercars were parked along the street as people gathered in the windows and stood on balconies to watch from buildings overlooking the spectacle

Crowds of spectators gathered round but it is not known exactly how many attended or if any arrests were made over the course of the event

Crowds of spectators gathered round but it is not known exactly how many attended or if any arrests were made over the course of the event

A police officer makes his way down the street towards spectators. High-powered BMWs and supercars were parked along the affluent road

A police officer makes his way down the street towards spectators. High-powered BMWs and supercars were parked along the affluent road

Crowds of spectators gathered round but it is not known exactly how many attended or if any arrests were made.

Supercars were parked along the street as people gathered in the windows and stood on balconies to watch from buildings overlooking the spectacle.

Others stood in the street and filmed with their mobile phones as cars performed stunts. Footage showed a cloud of smoke rising up from the back tyres of one car as it skidded in circles. 

MailOnline has contacted Metropolitan Police for comment.  

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It comes a month after supercars were surrounded by police after drivers raced through wealthy London neighbourhoods past

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