One of the sheikhs of the UAE surpassed all autobloggers at once — you have never seen such amazing cars in any collection in the world.
Today you will hardly surprise anyone with a personal vehicle fleet. Each media personality considers himself obliged to somehow stand out from the crowd. But one of the sheikhs of the UAE — Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan — has more than just a car fleet, he collects rare cars and creates amazing new models, which are then brought to life by car companies. And today we will tell you about it.
Just because. The Sheikh is one of the richest people on the planet and he can afford anything. For example, order a car that no one else has.
The Sheikh’s car fleet numbers over 200 copies, and you will not find mass models among them. Exclusively exclusive in top-end or custom-tailored configurations.
The sheikh got the nickname «rainbow» because of his love for bright colors. He also gave his wife seven Mercedes, and each one was painted in one of the colors of the rainbow. Since then, when people say «rainbow sheikh», they mean the ruler of one of the Arab Emirates, Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan.
Most of the auto giants are in the Emirates National Automobile Museum. Anyone can admire them. Well, for those who have never been to the UAE, it remains to look at the photos of monster cars and be surprised at the pretentiousness of the imagination of one of the rulers of the UAE.
This is a giant replica of a Dodge pickup truck. And yes, she drives. In its back and cockpit there is a real house with four bedrooms, a bathroom, a balcony, and a kitchen.
Everywhere a comfortable atmosphere for living is maintained — the heating and air conditioning systems are autonomous, a huge supply of water is provided. Compared to this mobile home, ordinary trailers seem squalid and dull cans.
Another giant, next to which a person seems to be an insect. And he, too, can move independently — the driver’s seat is located behind the radiator grille. The car was designed by Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, who is also a Colonel of the United Arab Emirates Army. This miracle weighs 4.5 tons. The Sheikh planned to ride such a Willis in the desert.
The chassis is from a RAM pickup truck, the body is from a 1920s car. What happened in the end — see for yourself. The car causes a mixed reaction — on the one hand, unusual and unusual, on the other — well, it’s not a Mustang, whatever one may say.
Collected the «beast» for 7 months. A 6,4-liter Hemi V8 engine with 532 horses was installed under the hood, and the body was stretched, adding new front fenders. It is impossible to find out any more detailed information about the car — a secret.
The Sheikh did not stop at the giant Willis and continued his developments in the design of giant cars. In 2019, his new brainchild was released. The car was assembled by a car company from Dubai, which one is not specified.
This miracle of technology weighs 24 tons, built on the basis of the Oshkosh M1075 — this is an American military tractor. The length of the giant is almost 11 m. Under the hood, a Caterpillar engine with a volume of 15.2 liters is installed, producing as many as 600 horses.
The design is more than strange. The car seems to be assembled from spare parts from other cars:
Have you ever seen twin cars? We are sure not. There are two such models in the collection of the Sheikh of the United Arab Emirates. Why he needed them is unknown. Moreover, driving them on the roads is simply inconvenient — they occupy two lanes.
Well, and finally, one more miracle — a giant spider (The Giant Spider). There are two of them in the Sheikh’s fleet. Black looks extravagant with an abundance of chrome — he even appeared on the Instagram of Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan. The model, which is no longer surprising, is a kind of hybrid. The car was assembled on the basis of the 550th Ford, the body was received from Jeep Wrangler. There are 394 horses under the hood. The rims are unique — made in the form of a spider’s web.
Is it convenient to drive such cars? Unlikely. But to look at them and be amazed at the wealth of human imagination is definitely worth it.
Photos are taken from open sources.
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