Money does buy happiness but it can score you a $300,000 Mercedes Benz SL600 coated in diamonds. Yes, that’s what one Saudi Arabian Prince actually drives. And that’s just one example of an over-the-top vehicle you’ll see on the streets of Dubai– we have an entire gallery that you won’t want to miss. From the G63 AMG 6×6 to police hypercars, Dubai never fails to amuse car lovers.
Lamborghini – No Just An Lambo, It’s Made Of Solid Gold!
Finding a car that stands out in a city where half-million-dollar cars are the norm is a difficult task. In Dubai, the wealthy devise new and creative ways to show off their fortune, and this gold Lamborghini is an example of that.
The undisclosed owner of this car bought a block of solid gold weighing 1,100lbs to craft the body panels for this already outrageously expensive car. This Lambo is worth a whopping $7.5 million!
Lykan Hypersport – The Vehicle That Fast and Furious Made Famous
Arguably one of the greatest car scenes of all time was in Fast and Furious when Dominic Toretto drove this Lykan Hypersport, launching it across two skyscrapers in Dubai. This car became famous once the movie was released but reportedly, only seven of these were ever made.
Powered by a flat-6, this car has 780hp at the crank and 708lb-ft of torque. There have been doubts about the legitimacy of this car and even W motors. The company only makes one model! Regardless, the price tag of this vehicle is $3.4 million and you’re most likely to spot one in Dubai.
Lambo Veneno – Starting at $5.4 Million
Only 13 Venenos were ever produced, with five of them being roadsters. Of those five, one was the testing unit, dubbed car number zero, and one was retained by Lamborghini themselves. Three were sold to private buyers at a starting price of $5.4 million.
One of these was spotted on the streets of Dubai. It appears, when you have a bunch of oil under your feet, no car is too expensive or exclusive for you to buy.
Brabus 700 6×6 – For Offroading in the Sand Dunes
Mercedes is a carmaker from Germany, that much is general knowledge. But Brabus is a company that takes extraordinary cars from Mercedes and makes them outright insane, that is car guy knowledge. In 2013, these people lost their minds for some unknown reason and made 100 examples of this monstrosity.
This tank of a truck weighs in at 4 metric tons and is powered by a 700hp twin-turbo V8. For anything weighing as much as an African elephant that goes 0-60 in 7.8 seconds, the price tag needs to be ridiculous. With a $1 million asking price, this vehicle is most commonly seen in Dubai as sand dunes make for the perfect terrain. Plus, you better own an oil well or two if your truck goes through a gallon of gas every 10 miles.
Mercedes SLR Sport – The Paint is Made of White Gold
So, here’s the scenario, you live in a neighborhood where the Mercedes S Class is the typical 18th birthday gift for kids and your next-door neighbor has a collection of gold-plated luxury cars. What would you buy to get noticed by the people living around you? It appears a white gold McLaren-Mercedes SLR might be a good starting point. Let me make it clear, it ain’t gold plated, the sheet metal used to make the shell of this car is actually white gold!
The owner of this one-of-a-kind beauty is anonymous but you guessed it right, he is a Sheikh of Dubai. The starting cost of this unique piece of automotive jewelry was $2.5 million but the actual selling price was never disclosed.
McLaren 650S – You Can Test Drive It For Free in Dubai
I don’t know about you but if someone asks me to test drive a $350,000 McLaren, I’m going to say no because my liability insurance isn’t that good and I don’t want to spend my life savings on fixing a curbed bumper.
But in Dubai, where all kinds of weird things can happen, Uber planned a strange marketing strategy. In 2014, they partnered with McLaren to offer the 650S for a free test drive to random customers. They knew they’d have a better chance of collecting damages from the oil-rich Arabs than poorer Americans.
Bugatti L’Or Blanc – A Confusing Color for Commoners
I don’t want to be responsible for starting the next internet mega-debate on whether this car is silver or blue but the color is confusing. This car was custom-made on the specific request (order) of a UAE-based businessman. Just imagine the amount of wealth you need to control to have a car made specifically to your requirements by Bugatti!
Jealousy aside, this car cost the unidentified buyer $2.4 million. Apart from the flashy appearance, this thing is based on the fastest and the most powerful production car of its time. Next time you are in Dubai, step out of your rented Camry and ask them what they do for a living.
Bugatti Veyron – As a Cab
There is a Bugatti Veyron on the streets of Dubai that works as a full-time Uber. If you are in Dubai and order a ride, your driver might show up in a 1000hp supercar that costs a shade under $2 million. If that happens, I suggest you ask the driver to be gentle on the gas as you are not trained to pull the g’s a 1000hp car can subject your body to.
While it would be great to have a Bugatti’s interior to post snaps having a buddy with you would be a bit of a buzz kill. See, these things only have two seats and judging from the price of this car, they won’t let you take it for a spin.
McLaren F1 – For a High Ranking Police Officer?
When you are providing your police with some of the best cars in the world, why not throw a McLaren into the mix while you’re at it? Of all the insane things that you can experience in your life, being pulled over by a McLaren while you are going 30 in a 20 in your Camry ranks pretty high.
You don’t need to know the stats of this car. You just need to know to behave on the road and pull over to the side the moment you see a green and white McLaren in the rearview mirror.
Nissan GTR – GOLD
The GT-R at $85,000 is a pretty expensive car for the average Joe but not for ‘an unidentified buyer from UAE.’ These people have a habit of taking the most expensive thing in the world and making it even more expensive.
What you are looking at here is a GT-R that is plated with solid gold. We all know gold is a little expensive so this car cost the buyer something like a million dollars. That price is justified considering you’ll leave most drivers in the dust and all of them in awe.
A Diamond-Covered Mercedes SL 600
We’re starting this list off with a bang. This diamond-covered Mercedes SL 600 belongs to al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, a Prince who also owns a Boeing 747!
The Prince purchased this car for himself on his 38th birthday. The cost of this thing is a shade under $5 million. For those who will never be able to afford a vehicle like this for ourselves, you can pay $1,000 for a chance to touch it!
Rolls-Royce Phantom – Designed With 446 Diamonds
You’d have heard the phrase “imagination has no limits,” but that is false. Imagination is limited by finance. However, once you make finance unlimited, imagination is truly unlimited. There is a feature offered in Rolls Royce called starlight. Costing $12,000, this feature can replicate any celestial formation on the ceiling of your car.
However, if you have unlimited wealth, the $12,000 roof is not what you want. You want a diamond, not an optical fiber, to represent every single star, 446 of them to be exact. If you are saving for a diamond for your engagement ring, just think how hard it would have been for this man to save all the money for 446 diamonds.
Gold Plated Rolls Phantom Coupe – Luxury Even For Onlookers
If you think all of the owners of crazy expensive cars always keep their identity hidden, you might be wrong. Turki Bin Abdullah, a Saudi royal, is not one of them. He owns countless cars but the most notable of them are the five gold-plated luxury cars. Starting with this Phantom.
This car costs $450,000 from the dealership but that was not enough for the Arab tycoon, no. He spent what can be very carefully assumed as a crazy large amount of money to get this car plated with gold. Think of it as a really, really expensive car wrap.
Ferrari Limo – Because Why Not?
Having a 2-seater Ferrari and 7 friends is a difficult position to be in. It looks like someone from Dubai was in such a situation. While our imagination is limited by finances, that is not a problem for most people in Dubai.
So the owner of this car decided to make place for his 7 friends in the Ferrari by making the vehicle longer. Under the skin, this is a Modena 360 with 400hp 3.6-L V8. This thing was spotted somewhere in Dubai and the owner is not yet known. It’s reported that there are more examples of what looks like an out-of-proportion Ferrari.
Range Rover – With 57,000 Coins on It
When your friend has a gold-plated hypercar and the boomer next door drives a Rolls Royce with a thousand diamonds infused into the paint, you need to get creative. That creativity is offered in Dubai by a company called “Cars Coin.” Instead of adding a coating of gold or platinum to the car, these guys cover it in coins.
One of their creations is this Range Rover. This car is covered in 57,000 coins. Every single one of these 57,000 coins is polished by hand and then pasted onto the car. You don’t have to mind carrying an extra 170kg of weight in spare change when you literally provide gas to half the world.
Brabus Rocket 900 – Desert Gold Edition
We’ve talked about Brabus earlier. It’s a company committed to making Mercedes cars insane. This one is a Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. This is a pretty impressive car to start with. It has a twin-turbo V12 and costs over $320,000. What you are seeing here is a bumped-up version of the car.
Brabus has gone so far as to give this car 888hp and 885lb-ft of torque. On top of that is the Desert Gold edition, probably made to camouflage it in the sand of Dubai. Good luck sneaking that thing in the streets of Dubai though. With a price tag of more than half a million dollars, the most likely buyers are the Beduin chiefs who want to take the desert with them when they go to the city.
G Wagon – Longer Than A Semi
If you want to rent a Limo in America, you have a lot of options but not nearly as insane ones as you’d have in Dubai. This is not the stretched picture of a G Wagon but a real Limousine made from a G Wagon.
To give you an idea of its cost, a normal G-Wagon Limo from the Canadian company INKAS costs $1.2 million and is half as long as this one. What this German luxury house on wheels might have cost the owner… I’ll leave that to your imagination.
Devel Sixteen – Is This Even Street Legal?
If you think you have seen all the crazy cars Dubai has to offer, think again! This is the Devel Sixteen, which was unveiled at the 2013 Dubai Auto Show. Brace yourself for the stats of this car. It has a 5,000hp V16 engine, and the top speed is rumored to be at 560km/h.
This car is probably designed for people who want to race a flying fighter jet. You can tell from the stats that this devil will cost as much as your city block once it goes for sale. Dubai can be the only logical place where someone can afford to buy this insane monstrosity.
Batmobile – To Guard the Realms of Men
There is a company in Dubai called “Team Galag” that has made a real-life replica of the batmobile. This thing is a bit different from the one in the movies as it is adapted from the video game. As impressive as this car might look, it still does not have the firepower Bruce Wayne’s Batmobile wielded.
It might not be true to say that this is the strangest thing to be seen on the streets of Dubai but you ain’t gonna see an American Billionaire pull up in the parking lot of a diner in the Batmobile.
Gold Plated G63 AMG 6X6 – Had Some Money Lying Around
While a $100,000 LX570 is the definition of a luxury off-roader for many, it ain’t for the Royals of the Gulf. The monstrosity of a truck you are seeing here costs $1 million, without the gold plating. This automotive jewelry is owned by a Saudi Prince and can be seen roaming around in the streets of Dubai.
You might see a lot of G Wagons and other expensive off-road cars on the streets of LA or in the Australian outback but a gold-plated G63 AMG 6×6 is something you can only see in Dubai. These guys are turning black gold into real gold and sticking it on cars, genius!
Gold Plated Bentley Flying Spur – Don’t Even Ask the Price
To say that the Bentley Flying Spur with a buttery smooth W12 under the hood and all the luxuries you can imagine is the perfect luxury car would not be an overstatement. This drawing-room on wheels has a hefty $250,000 but the people of Dubai have a habit of making expensive things even more expensive.
The car you are looking at is plated in 24K gold. I am no goldsmith but coating a full-size luxury car with gold would be quite an expensive undertaking, to say the least. People in other parts of the world also have the money to do such things but you’ll only see this in Dubai.
Icona Vulcano – Shares Materials With the SR-71
The Icona Vulcano was made with the same materials as one of the fastest aircraft of all time, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Titanium is a very light and strong metal and you guessed it right, it is pretty expensive too. The rumors that a supercar was being made from titanium were confirmed when the Vulcano appeared at the Dubai International Auto Show.
The car reportedly has a 6.2-L V8 that produces 1200hp with a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds. The performance stats and the use of an expensive metal translate to a hefty price tag. But nothing is too expensive if you are a notable man in Dubai. That explains why the car was revealed in Dubai of all places.
Gold Plated Lamborghini Aventador SV – To Race in Style
Money can’t buy happiness? Well, cruise in the streets of London in a gold-plated Aventador SV and then tell me. If that is an expensive proposition, ask the owner of this car who is a rich Saudi Royal. He doesn’t only own the car but takes it to other countries when he’s on holiday.
It cost the Royal $30,000 to transport his gold-plated cars from Dubai to London but if you can afford to get five of the most expensive cars in the world plated in gold, you can probably afford to transport them to the moon, too.
Lagonda Taraf – Designed for Middle East
After all that you have seen, it would come as no surprise that the most expensive production Sedan has an Arabic name. Lagonda is a brand owned by Aston Martin and Taraf is Arabic for “Ultimate Luxury.” When you pay a million bucks for a sedan, it better be luxurious!
This car has a V12 and some interesting performance stats but that is not relevant here. What’s relevant is that only 120 Lagonda Tarafs were ever made with most of them being sold to select individuals from the Gulf. The most probable place you can spot one of these is, of course, Dubai.
Abdandoned Supercars – Poor Financial Decisions
It breaks my heart to tell you that there are hundreds of supercars worth millions of dollars rotting away in the sand in Dubai. These cars can be found on the highways and scrapyards and many of them hardly have a thousand miles on them.
Why? If you have a job in Dubai and can afford to lease a supercar, you’d get one. However, if you can’t pay the money to the bank, you’d have no option other than to abandon the car and go back home. That’s the story of these cars and this only happens in Dubai. The government is now implementing a new law that prevents you from leaving Dubai even if you owe $10 in credit card payments
Gold Plated Lambo Huracan – It’s Getting Out of Control
For car guys like me and you, seeing a Huracan on the road makes our day. I mean, this is a piece of Italian art with four wheels. Then there is the sick sound of the 5.2L V10 strapped to this car. The only way you can make this car any better is by plating it with gold.
That’s exactly what someone did in Dubai. This gold-platted Huracan can be seen cruising on the roads of Dubai as a normal thing. It’s not about having a lot of money, but how creatively you spend it in Dubai.
Posche Spyder – Gold Chromed
You need to get more creative (and expensive) when every second person you know has a car or two plated in gold. This is chassis number 222 out of the 918 Porsche 918 Spyders made. It was spotted outside a hotel in Dubai in 2015.
The only places you don’t see gold on this car are the bits made of carbon fiber, a material equally, if not more, expensive than gold. The owner of this car is not known but seeing this thing on the highway in the middle of the desert with the sun setting in the background might be one of the most beautiful things a car lover can see.
McLaren P1 – The Flashiest McLaren
No other title than “The Perfect Hypercar” can do justice with the McLaren P1. It has a top speed of 217mph, a 0-60 time of 2.8s, and a price tag of $1.2 million. While that is a hefty price to pay for a car, it is not too much for a car with only 375 units made and the word “hypercar” in its description.
What we are looking at here is the flashiest P1. It was also spotted in Dubai like all the other insane cars on this list. To say that such a McLaren can only be seen in Dubai would be wrong but how often do you see these vehicles in downtown LA?
Ferrari FF – A Cop Car
When the police are tasked with making a city safe where the average car is a supercar, they better have a fast fleet of cars. It comes as no surprise that Dubai Police has some of the most insane cars of any law enforcement agency in the world.
The main four-seater car this police operates is a Ferrari FF. How often have you seen your local police driving a 650hp car that costs half a million dollars? Never. This is made to chase the gold-plated Lambo’s in Dubai.
Lambo Aventador – Even More Jaw-Dropping
How can you make a Lambo even more jaw-dropping if you don’t want to go golden? Well, this blue chrome wrap might be a good starting point. This car isn’t the most expensive one on this list, not by a long shot, but it does stand out. You might see a Lambo on the street and forget it, but this one will stick.
This masterpiece is wrapped this way by a company called WrapStyle. We don’t know who owns one of these, but we’re sure the folks that do have pretty awesome taste in customizing cars.
Bugatti Veyron – Another Cop Car
If the citizens of Dubai drive some of the fastest cars in the world, why not the police? The 1000hp W16 Bugatti Veyron with its $1.2 million price tag is not a rare thing in Dubai but the one with a couple of officers inside might qualify as one.
I don’t know about you but I am willing to surrender my career, goals, and ambitions and go to Dubai and start distributing speeding tickets. Just imagine the level of adrenaline in the officers’ blood while chasing someone in a car that does 253 miles in an hour.
Audi R8 V10 – Cop Halo Car
When Audi Released the R8 V10, they had no idea Dubai Police would use one of their examples as a cop car. It was not confirmed by anyone in Dubai Police but it looks like they have specific cars to use based on the vehicle they’re after. If the criminal is in an Italian car, send the Ferrari, if they are in a German car, send the Audi.
Whatever the case might be, this Audi is an awesome car, and seeing it pulling cars over for speeding might break the hearts of enthusiasts. But the Dubai Police are rich and they can use any car.
Blacked Out Phantom – The Classy Gangster
Spotted in Dubai, this was the car that inspired Rolls Royce to start the Black Badge trim of their cars. When it is about getting noticed and dropping jaws, it is not always about money. A genius approach can make a difference.
The owner of this car has totally blacked out this Phantom with wrapping and that has only added to the looks of this luxury car. It might not have cost the owner as much as a gold chrome or diamond infusion, but this car does make a statement.
Brabus 700 – Cops Need to Go Off-Road Too
Dubai has a large desert and there’s nothing that can stop criminals from escaping to the wasteland when being chased by the police. It was necessary to make the police capable enough to tackle such a situation. As crazy as Dubai is, the definition of making the police capable was nothing less than giving them this $250,000 SUV.
This is a 700hp off-road machine with three locking differentials. Unless someone has the $1 million Brabus 6X6, the chances of someone running from this patrol car in the desert are next to zero.
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG – Police Cruiser
The name alone will give goosebumps to any car enthusiast in the world. The SLS AMG is one of the best cars to come from Germany. Dubai Police happens to have at least one of them in their fleet and for good reason.
If you are driving around in a multi-million-dollar car, it would be an insult to be pulled over by a Prius, right? That’s probably the reason such cool cars are given to the police to match the status and speed of the law offenders in Dubai.
Nissan GT-R – Another Cop Car
Don’t pretend that you are surprised. It looks like Dubai Police has everything but a fighter jet in their fleet. The GT-R is given to the police for a very specific reason. A lot of Japanese businessmen come to Dubai for business (and partying) and the Japanese are a very honorable nation.
How bad would a Japanese billionaire feel if they are pulled over by a German car? They might just ask their driver to floor their Toyota Crown and outrun the SLS AMG. That’s the only explanation we could think of why the GT-R is a part of the Dubai Police force.
Custom Amphibious Cars – Bought By Resort Owner
When you have an insane amount of money in the bank and don’t know how to spend it, some get creative. But what the guys at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, did cannot be rationally explained in words. In November 2015, these people lost their minds and got two amphibious cars made for them.
These are not production vehicles or prototypes. The resort owner probably felt like having a unique attraction for the visitors and came up with this idea. If you own a resort in Dubai, you are rich enough to bring any idea to reality.
Aston Martin One-77 – For the Detectives Apparently
If James Bond can drive an Aston Martin, why not the detectives in Dubai Police? The cops at Dubai have to pull the same stunts as 007, so they deserve the same car too!
There’s no confirmation whether this car is used by the detectives or not, but this is a part of the fleet of Dubai Police. I’m not sure why this car is a part of the fleet but the most educated guess I can make is that if the Queen drives into Dubai in Shah Faisal’s G Wagon, this English beauty will probably be used to pull her over.
Lambo Aventador – For Real Life NFS Hot Pursuit
Why not add an Aventador to the police fleet, just because you can? It would just not be appropriate to have some cars roaming around in supercars while others have Toyotas. I won’t say this is the most capable car on the list of Dubai’s police cars but it is one very potent vehicle in itself.
I am not going to bore you with the stats of this car but you need to be aware of the fact that there are not many cars in the world that can outrun a determined cop driving a 690hp V12 Lambo.
BMW i8 – For Eco-Conscious Cops
Not all cops want a gas-guzzling V12 vehicle as their squad car. Some actually care for the environment. But the ones in Dubai ain’t gonna settle for a Prius – they want serious performance. Before Tesla was a big thing, the i8 was one of the best performance cars with low emissions so it was added to the arsenal of Dubai Police.
Apparently, if you are a cop in Dubai and want to be gentle on the planet and be cool while you are at it, you patrol the streets in a BMW i8.