A gold Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe worth £350k and a Lamborghini Aventador SV £350k are seen in London – two of four gold coloured cars which have been seen in the captial all belonging to the same wealthy motorist. See SWNS story SWGOLD; See SWNS story SWGOLD; Britainís flashiest tourist has arrived in London with a fleet of GOLD cars worth more than £1 million. The young man recently flew into the UK from Saudi Arabia with a number of his friends. But instead of taking the tube or taxis, he decided to fly a number of outlandish cars across for travelling around the capital. All of the exotic motors are wrapped in gold with a car for every occasion. The maddest-looking motor is his £370,000 Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 – a six-wheel off-roader which is more suited to the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia than the congested streets of Kensington.
For many people a trip abroad might mean a small hire car with the occasional luxury addition.
But for one man desperate to maintain his reputation, a holiday in London means just another place he can show off his impressive vehicles.
Britain’s flashiest tourist, from Saudi Arabia, arrived in the capital over the weekend with a fleet of gold cars worth more than £1million.
His vehicles include a £370,00 Mercedes G63, a six-wheel off-roader, a Bentley Flying Spur, worth £220,000, a £350,000 Rolls-Royce and a £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV.
They were spotted parked outside the five-star Mandarian Oriental hotel near Hyde Park over the Bank Holiday weekend before being driven through Kensington. Their journey also took them to Cadogan Place, where the average house price is just over £5.2million.
It is not known how much it costs to cover the cars in gold chrome wrap, but previous reports suggest it is in the region of £4,000 per vehicle.
The pictures signal the start of the city’s supercar season, when wealthy Arabs flee the scorching hot temperatures of the Middle East and cruise around the British capital in their ostentatious vehicles.
The arrival of the supercars has become a regular event in recent years, with rich Kuwaitis, Saudis and Emiratis seeking to out-do each with their souped-up vehicles.
They are often spotted waiting in gridlocked traffic in some of central London’s most popular areas or parked up outside designer shops and luxury boutiques, including Harrods.
It is thought owners pay in excess of £20,000 to fly their vehicles around 3,000 miles to London. Qatar Airways is one of the operators that facilitates the transportation, with airport staff securing vehicles to the floor of the relevant aircraft before flight.
Last year, following numerous complaints, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order in Knightsbridge.
Motorists are now banned from revving their engine, rapidly accelerating, racing, performing stunts, sounding horns or causing obstructions. They are also prohibited from leaving the engine of a stationary car running.
The PSPO came into place to deal with the ‘excessive level of noise nuisance, annoyance, danger or risk or harm or injury’ caused by the drivers.
Motorists who breach the order face a maximum £1,000 fine or fixed penalty notice of £100. Over the past three weeks seven drivers have been handed fixed penalty notices.
Council leader Cllr Nick Paget-Brown said: ‘It’s too early yet to judge the success of the PSPO but the police and the council will continue to ticket drivers who breach it until the message gets through that our residents are not to be disturbed by supercars.’
Source: Daily Mail