Rare Cars and the Dubai Connection
Dubai is extensively known worldwide as the land of exotic supercars as well as rare cars. Boasting of a large variety of vehicles from every possible carmaker around the world, the people that reside in Dubai make a point to not miss out any of the exotic rare cars and hence leave no stone unturned in finding and buying the world’s rarest cars from themselves. This is one particular reason why Dubai cars get so much admiration and are known around the world. While usually, Supercars that are a seasonal occurrence in countries are an everyday driving affair around the Dubai roads just like that.
Some of the world’s rarest cars like the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that is valued at more than US$ 60 million have been found on the streets of Dubai.
Let’s go through these rare cars, which have been spotted in Dubai:
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
One of the most sought-after classic car and a collector’s edition, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO doesn’t cease to amaze. Only 36 of these rare cars have been made, even though the initial plan was to build 100 such cars.
The car is much coveted and was built from 1962-1964. When the 250 GTO was initially being sold around the 1960s each buyer was vetted by Enzo Ferrari personally.
Despite being a 50-year-old car, the 250 GTO packs a large amount of trouble with a 3-litre V12 engine that comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. This lets the car give tough competition to the supercars of today as the car has the ability to go from 0-100kmph in a paltry 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.
The 250 GTO has won a few racing awards as well and leaves people in awe as it moves on the road.
Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin DB11 is a successor of Aston Martin’s previous offering DB9 and had been introduced in 2016. The supercar has twin turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine as well an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission.
The DB11 has been built alongside Daimler AG that worked on the development of the car’s technology as the technical partner.
The car has been armed with auto park assist and 360-degree bird eye view for providing it with safe manoeuvring at slower car speeds, which can be tracked or managed in the car’s in-built infotainment system.
DB11 is a master by all means and can up to a maximum of 322 km/h while taking only 3.9 seconds to go from 0-100kmph.
Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Series
The Wraith is the fastest Rolls-Royce that has ever been built and is a mean machine built solely for the purpose of ruling the roads.
The car has a turbocharged 6.6-litre V12 engine, which is paired with an 8-speed automatic shift.
Wraith has a unique feature in its automatic transmission mechanism due to which the gearshift is enabled by the use of new satellite-guided technology that pre-selects gears based on the traffic and road by the use of GPS. The car is a stunner and has a maximum speed of 250 km/h along with 0-100 kmph in 4.6 seconds.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith has a variety of other features, and a favoured car of luxury connoisseurs, which can knowingly be found in Dubai!
Bentley Mulsanne EWB
The Bentley Mulsanne is a dream come true for any motorhead with expensive tastes.
It is an amalgamation of performance and luxury of the highest accords and packs every desirable feature. The sedan has been given a turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 engine to work in tandem with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Bentley Mulsanne has been upgraded for improved performance, which amounts to tuning for better fuel efficiency and power. Built with a lot of patience and admiration that can only be found in art, the car is truly a world class masterpiece.
Each of these cars requires 12 weeks to make, and allow customers to customize their Rolls-Royce as per their choice. The selection choices range from nine wood veneers, 114 paint colors, 21 carpet colors, as well as 24 interior leather hides. Some of the standard features for safety in the Bently Mulsanne include stability control, multiple airbags and ABS. 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.
The car has the potential to go from 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds while it can go up to a maximum speed of 305 km/h.
Events and Shows For Rare Cars
Dubai has played the host of several car museums and fairs and has museums that are exclusively dedicated to rare cars and classics from different places around the world.
Concours d’Elegance was a three-day extravaganza that was held in Dubai in the month of November 2016 and displayed 50 cars that included world’s most expensive and rarest of rare cars, which were mixed with exotic new cars. Some of the popular attendees at the event were Porsche 550 Spyder by Zagato, Gilles Villeneuve’s 1982 Ferrari Formula One car, 1970 Citroen DS21 IE, and1954 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Speciale, apart from other rare cars.
Additionally, there are showrooms solely dedicated to unique and classic cars, like the Nostalgia Classic Cars, which works to buy, sell and restore rare classics.
Dubai has a lot to offer for any rare cars aficionado and exclusively caters for keeping car lovers of all ages happy!