London has been the hot spot for several years now when it comes to exotic cars. Wealthy tourists from the Middle East visit the European city during the summer months in order to escape desert heat and when these billionaires travel, they like to bring their cars with them along for the ride. The cost to ship over a car from the Gulf is not cheap; it’s around fifteen thousand dollars each way. You’ll find a plethora of exotic cars in the area around Knightsbridge; cars you will be able to spot include Ferrari’s Bentley’s, Maybach and Rolls Royces.
Most of the car owners are from UAE but some are from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and even Iraq. You can spot the cars right away by the foreign license plates. Many of the cars have been modified and are painted in bright colors including gold, silver, pink and yellow. London has surpassed Monte Carlo and Monaco as the exotic car capital of the world. Even though these cars can easily reach speeds of over 200 mph, many end up being driven in first gear due to gridlock traffic.
One of the most rarest cars spotted in London is the Koeningsegg CCX. It is one of the most expensive cars in the world with a price tag of over a million dollars. The CCX made its grand debut at the Geneva Motor Show and has been a sensational hit with automotive enthusiasts ever since. The engine is a V8 4.7 Liter. The CCX can accelerate from 0-60 in just 3.2 seconds which makes it one of the fastest exotic cars in the world. It’s a gorgeous 2-door roadster meant to impress and it is definitely one of the rarest hyper cars in the world. Top speed for the CCX is 245 miles per hour. The CCX actually beat the Mercedes SLR Mclaren in head to head racing competition.
So who do these cars belong to? Some of the owners are businessmen while others are members of various royal families. The majority of cars are from the UAE and a Qatar while a few are from other Middle Eastern countries including Iraq.
Many automotive enthusiasts enjoy admiring these exotic super cars and capturing video footage of them in action. There are many videos online which show these cars driving through the London streets. It looks like London is becoming the hyper car capital of the world.