Dubai can be called as the land of exotic supercars. The city boasts of a large variety of cars from every possible automaker around the world. The people in Dubai leave no stone unturned in their bid to get the rarest of cars for themselves. This is one reason why Dubai cars are famous all around the world and garner much admiration. Supercars which are a seasonal occurrence in some countries are seen everyday driving around the roads of Dubai just like anything.
Some rare cars like the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which is valued at over US$ 60 million have been found on the streets of Dubai. Let’s check out some of the rare cars that have been spotted on the roads of Dubai:
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
A collector’s edition and one of the most sought after classic car, The 250 GTO is a car that still doesn’t fail to amaze. With an initial plan to build 100, only 36 of these cars have been made. It is a much-coveted car and was produced from 1962-1964. When the car was initially sold around the 1960s, Enzo Ferrari vetted the buyers personally. The car has a 3-litre V12 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 250 GTO even though built over 50 years ago still can give the supercars of today some heavy competition with its ability to go from 0-100kmph in just 6.2 seconds. The car has won a few racing awards as well. The car has also found its way on the roads of Dubai and leaves people in awe wherever it goes.
Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DB11 is a successor of its previous offering DB9 and was introduced in the year 2016. The car has a twin turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine along with an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission. The car has been built alongside Daimler AG which worked as the technical partner for developing the car’s technology. The car has auto park assist feature and a 360-degree bird eye view to provide safe maneuvering at slow car speeds that can be managed by the car’s in-built infotainment system. The car is a master of high speeds and can go up to speeds of 322 km/h while 0-100kmph takes only 3.9 seconds.
Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Series
The fastest Rolls-Royce ever built, the Wraith is a mean machine built to rule the roads and make sure that there is no other that can be put in its league. The car’s engine is a turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 that has been paired with an 8-speed automatic shift. A unique feature about the car is how it enables the usage of its automatic transmission with the gearshift being enabled by using a new satellite-guided technology which is based on GPS and pre-selects gears according to the road and traffic. The car has a top speed of 250 km/h, and it does 0-100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds. The Rolls-Royce Wraith has a plethora of other features, and it is a car that is favored by luxury connoisseurs, and where to find them, except in Dubai?
Bentley Mulsanne EWB
The Bentley Mulsanne is a car that is surely a dream for a motorhead with expensive tastes. The car is an amalgamation of luxury and performance of highest accords and packs everything desirable. The sedan has a turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 engine that works in tandem with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The latest version has been upgraded to improved and tuned to give more power and better fuel efficiency. The car is truly a masterpiece and is developed with patience and admiration like a work of art. The car takes 12 weeks to make, and customers can customize a lot of aspects to personalize their Rolls-Royce according to their choice. There is a selection of 114 paint colors, nine wood veneers, 21 carpet colors, and 24 interior leather hides. Some standard features for safety include stability control, ABS, and multiple airbags. The car can go from 0-100kmph in just 4.9 seconds and has a monster beneath the hood that can push the speed to 305km/h.
Events and Shows For Rare Cars
Dubai has been the location of several car fairs and has museums dedicated to classics and rare cars from around the world. Concours d’Elegance, a three-day extravaganza was held in the November 2016, and the display of 50 cars which included world’s rarest and expensive cars from around the world that were mixed with exotic new cars. Some of the attendees at the event were Gilles Villeneuve’s 1982 Ferrari Formula One car, 1970 Citroen DS21 IE, Porsche 550 Spyder by Zagato, 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Speciale, amongst other rare cars.
There are also showrooms solely dedicated to classic and unique cars like Nostalgia Classic Cars that work on buying, selling and restoring rare classics!
Dubai surely has a lot to offer for any car aficionado and caters to keep the car lovers of all ages happy!