Britain’s flashiest tourist has arrived in London with a fleet of gold cars worth more than £1 million. The fleet is believed to be owned by Saudi billionaire Turki Bin Abdullah who is currently touring wealthy parts of west London.
Bin Abdullah’s Instagram account features an array of photos and videos documenting his luxurious lifestyle. He is often pictured with the gold fleet of cars – which he is said to fly around the world at great expense. In one of his social media videos he is seen chasing a camel down a steep desert slope in his £370,00 six-wheel Mercedes G63.
He also has a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, a two-door version of the world’s most desirable limousine.Another clip, posted just a few weeks ago, shows him filming himself as he drives his £350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV in west London, followed by friends in another of his golden vehicles. One photo posted on the social network even shows a cheetah strapped into driving seat of his Mercedes jeep. The super-rich young Saudi recently jetted into the UK with several friends. But instead of taking the Tube or taxis, he has also flown in a number of outlandish cars for travelling around the capital. All of the exotic motors are wrapped in gold vinyl, with a model for every occasion. The maddest-looking motor is a £370,000 Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 – a six-wheel off-roader more suited to the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia than the congested streets of Kensington.
He also has a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe, a two-door version of the world’s most desirable limousine. With a 6.75-litre engine, the £350,000 vehicle – described by the British manufacturer as being perfect for transcontinental adventures – will reach speeds of 155mph.
For outright performance, the young man – believed to be in his 20s – drives a Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce. The supercar, worth around £350,000, has a 6.5-litre V12 engine which accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 217mph. The Saudi petrolhead has also brought along his gold Bentley Flying Spur, which has been customised by Mansory. The four-door £220,000 limousine will hit 200mph. Every year, wealthy luxury owners arrive in London from the Middle East with their collection of flash supercars.
On a number of occasions, the foreign supercars have been driven dangerously around the affluent residential streets, angering locals who are kept awake by the sound of revving engines. 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. 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.”