• May 21, 2008

After the numerous reports we've brought you about the wealth of Bugatti Veyrons to be found in the United Arab Emirates, it should hardly come as any big surprise that when Top Gear magazine turned up in the capital Abu Dhabi, it had no trouble finding one for a photo shoot. In fact it didn't find just one, but three examples of the million-dollar supercar, with reclusive owners willing to hand over the keys to the British magazine.

Nor were these any run-of-the-mill Veyrons, either. Any true gearhead would know that the Veyron typically comes in two-tone paintjobs, but a few have left the factory in Molsheim with monotone tints, like the all-red example we reported on previously. That one, or one just like it, was one of the vehicles which the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority tracked down for TG, along with an all-white example and the extremely exclusive Pur Sang bare-aluminum-and-carbon edition spotted in the emirate previously. It's not every day that you see three Veyrons in the same place – let alone together with The Stig and, reportedly, a Koenigsegg CCX as well – but if it were to happen anywhere, the UAE seems to be the place. Thanks to all who tipped in!

[Source: PassatWorld]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Well I live in Riyadh, another oil wealthy Arab capital, and to see a Veyron or an Enzo or Koenigsegg is not a big deal anymore, they are everywhere here, anyway Oil money or not, I’m just happy that I can see such cars whenever I want, but I have to say that the guys in UAE are doing a much better job on managing the money they have, already Dubai income from tourism is more than oil, and the place is just spectacular in terms of super buildings and also business and entertainment facilities, I mean they have a Ski slope in the middle of the desert for god’s sake , anyway being an Arab country, I can see why some people well come up with some non sense like in some of the posts, I’ll think of you next time I’m in an Enzo while a Veyron pass me by
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't have a problem with UAE. They provide an ample supply of oil, they're getting paid in worthless dollars, they're pegging their currency to US, and really have went out of their way to prop up Western economies.

      You want to point fingers? Point them right at federal reserve. Pointing them elsewhere is absurd.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn´t have time to go through all the comments so hopefuly I´m not reposting - but this Veyron is NOT Pur Sang. It´s a piece sold by prestigecars.com which used to be red/grey silver I think but they got it made up to this to sell it quicker. It don´t even hold the "Pur Sang" sign on the sides... Peace!
      • 6 Years Ago
      There are two Americas: the educated, gentle, sensible worldly-wise one; and the profoundly thick, xenophobic one which hates everyone even slightly different from itself, and wants to kill them.

      I just hope for all our sakes that the former prevails.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There's only one America. There are multiple kinds of people in America though. Just like any other country. Some people sure spend a lot of time trying to act as if all Americans are alike.

        The UK's ultra-right anti-foreigner party won a seat in parliment in the last elections (my British friend tells me), France is on that road too. So the US is not standing alone here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Colin, I protest, all Democrats are not that mean and nasty, unless your referring to how they act to those in their own party who voted for THAT guy over THAT girl.


        rofl
      • 6 Years Ago
      Our petrol money at work, buying oil sheiks their Veyrons. I hope they donate as much money to the ppl's in the low lying countries of the world who will all be homeless within 50 years. I can just see the endless line of Bangladeshi refugees streaming northwards and thanking Buddha that at least a few rich ppl got to drive a Veyron in exchange for them losing their entire country...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the look of the monochrome paint job on the Veyrons. Gives the illusion of the car being lower and wider.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chris,
      What are you doing on a car-related site making ignorant comments about killing innocent people? Go read a book - maybe one about the middle east or Islam.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You guys are lacking a sense of humor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      DUBAI, my hometown....
      • 6 Years Ago
      You are a sick individual. Somehow you went from a car, to gas, to the destruction of an entire people. Its people like you that spread the hate that us Americans always get blamed for having, something in your head should go off that this is not the time or place to be saying something as full of hatred as that. Hopefully Dubai will show the people of the Middle East that capitalism is a good thing, that it can transform whole cities into seeming paradises.
      • 6 Years Ago
      America has enemies because America does not mind it's own business! Iran was a democracy until 1953. Read up on it.
      UAE is a nice place. Peace to all.
      I love cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Remember while you slobber that these were paid for with your money via $130/barrel oil.

      That is all.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah the UAE only produces 2.65 million barrels of crude per day.
        there only making like a 3rd of a billion a day over there.

        some of those guys could just have a veyron for everyday of the year.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @rouse42: Except they aren't making enough for ANYBODY to have one for each day of the year. The run is limited to 300, I believe.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah sure blame them while AMERICAN oil execs pocket billions of YOUR money right here and people like you can't say a thing except for blame the arabs!
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was after the US and UK sucked the oil out for themselves.
        • 6 Years Ago


        you bought the oil

        how can you blame them for supplying?

        typical american point-of-view
        • 6 Years Ago
        Check California for your Veyrons paid for with Canadian oil.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The US gets most of it's oil from Canada, and the last time I was in Calgary, I didn't see a single Veyron.
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