The Emirates is known as a land of chic, where you can find a huge number of the most expensive supercars driven by oil magnates, princes, sheikhs and wealthy businessmen. The most expensive cars in the world are often seen in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. And most recently, an oil billionaire in Abu Dhabi exhibited one of the most unique supercars of his collection in a shopping mall. We are talking about the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which is made of pure white gold. This year, Mercedes-Benz released the coolest supercar in the history of the brand, but you should definitely pay attention to this masterpiece from Abu Dhabi, which you can’t see very often.
18 carat white gold bar at 350 km/h
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren itself is not a new supercar. It was released for the first time back in the 2000s, and since then it has been willingly bought by many collectors and just celebrities who like supercars. However, very few white gold models were produced, and the one that guests saw in Abu Dhabi can certainly be called a special masterpiece.
The entire body of the supercar is made not of stainless steel, but of pure 18-carat white gold, which corresponds to 750. It is important to note that this is not at all the same SLR McLaren as the others. An engine was developed and improved for him: now the golden Mercedes has as much as 1600 horsepower instead of the old 914. It accelerates to 100 km/h in 2 seconds, and its maximum speed is 350 km/h. Seeing a gold bar at Formula 1 speeds would be quite interesting. The machine has 4 turbines, turbocharging and weighs almost 2000 kg.
However, of course, the most important thing in it is the design and its appearance. On its own, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has been considered one of the most stylish and desirable supercars over the years, and its white gold edition truly captivates with its brilliance and beauty. It is not known exactly how much such a masterpiece costs: for older golden SLR McLaren paid from 3 to 11 million dollars. Probably, such a sports car costs at least as much.
About the Mercedes-Benz supercar SLR McLaren
As we have already noted, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of the most famous supercars, and many celebrities are willing to buy it. The SLR (Sport Leicht Rennsport in German or Sport Light Racing in English) was developed jointly by Mercedes-Benz and the McLaren Group in 2003. It was released until 2009. A little more than 2 thousand of these cars were produced in total, while the SLR had various modifications and series.
Among the famous people who chose the Mercedez-Benz SLR McLaren, you must first mention Manny Khoshbin. He is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. The American real estate mogul owns more than 2.5 million square feet of space, is a popular YouTuber, and is also known for his unique collection of sports cars. Mercedez-Benz SLR McLaren–one of his undeniable favourites. Khoshbin has as many as 9 SLRs, and, of course, they are all different.
Beyoncé Knowles, an American r'n'b singer and dancer, has been a top celebrity in the world of show business for many years. Over the past few years, she has consistently ranked among the ten highest paid musicians in the world, and most recently performed at the Oscars movie awards ceremony. Beyonce is one of the most famous owners of the SLR McLaren, who bought it at the very beginning of sales. Now she has more than 15 amazing supercars in her collection, but it is the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that she considers her favorite.
Among the famous musicians who love the SLR, it is also worth noting the American rapper, producer and fashion designer Kani Vesta. He chose the Stirling Moss edition with a unique design. Kim Kardashian, Dwyane Wade, Drake, Jay Leno and many other celebrities have also been seen driving the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The supercar is a true celebrity magnet for its design, beauty, speed and safety.
However, white gold models certainly stand apart. The car that Beyonce bought cost about half a million dollars, and exceptional gold supercars can be 10-20 times more expensive. However, in the Emirates you can see something else, because the country is known for its wealth and unique opportunities for big business.