Dubais Love For Gold-Plated Cars

The major cities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are considered to be home to unimaginable wealth. Unfathomable sums of money are at stake in this discussion about the oil business. The metropolis of Dubai, with its indoor ski slopes in malls, air-conditioned bus stations, and traffic jams that look like supercar races. Someone could be cruising around town with a cheetah riding shotgun in the passenger seat. It’s not as often as you may imagine for this to occur.

However, the kinds of cars that can be bought with oil money are of main significance to us; in several cases, the money could have bought the cars, but probably didn’t. Get down to business, because this auction features anything from solid gold cars to the weirdest police cars in the world.

Mercedes-Benz SL600 covered in diamonds.

This enormous symbol of riches, so the story goes, was unveiled to the public for the first time at the 2007 Dubai Auto Show as part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SL550. It is speculated that the purchase was funded by Saudi billionaire Prince (Amir) al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz. He is a member of the Saudi royal family and, in 2008, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The vehicle reportedly cost $4.8 million, is covered in 300,000 diamonds, and Prince Waleed paid people $1,000 to touch it.

Snopes.com confirms it to be a crystal-encrusted SL 600 with an estimated value of $1 million, which debuted in 2008 at the DUB Magazine Custom Auto Show & Concert. We say “reportedly” because a company called Garson USA has confirmed its identity. It’s plausible that Prince Waleed has a car covered in diamonds, but if he does, the car is worth a lot more than $4.8 million because of the jewels.

Lamborghini Aventador encased in solid gold

For $4.8 million in Dubai, what else could you want? Obviously, a car that costs $7.5 million. Robert Gulpen Engineering of Germany created this scale model at a 1:8 ratio. It weighs 500 kilogrammes and is carved from a single block of solid gold, with other precious metals used for the intricate craftsmanship. There is little doubt that it needs a well-supported shelf in order to be displayed correctly, and that a large amount of the revenues from its auction went to charity.

24k Gold-Plated Aventador Lamborghini

Get your car plated in gold if you want to pretend it’s made of the precious metal. However, for someone with Turki Bin Abdullah’s financial resources, that is not very expensive, therefore he had a series of cars, including a Bentley, Ferrari, and Brabus G700, gold plated. In addition, he likes to show off his wealth by having items shipped to him from other countries.

White-Gold Mercedes-Benz SLR for the Racecourse

The claim is that the white gold used in the actual construction of the body precludes any need for gold plating. The price tag is expected to be around $2.5 million, and the promised horsepower gain from the V10 quad turbo is 1,600. The reported quarter-mile time for the vehicle when running on biofuel is 6.89 seconds.

However, we can’t help but feel that we need to use the word affirmed once again. We think it’s either a chrome-like wrap, or it was built using the same paint and polishing technique that was used in 2005 to make it look like Dubai’s Audi was made of solid silver.

24k Gold-Plated Nissan GT-R

Godzilla may be a marvel of performance engineering, but to the average Dubai billionaire, it’s just a small sum of money. It was built in Japan with help from Kuhl Racing, and a master goldsmith named Takahiko Izawa engraved the intricate designs. Inquiries from wealthy individuals looking to buy the car flooded in as soon as it was displayed in Dubai.

Also read about Exploring the Beauty of Dubai Deserts through a Safari

49 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *