• Oct 22, 2008


Click above for more of the chromed Mercedes SLR McLaren in Dubai

When the McLaren-Mercedes team rolled out their chrome F1 cars, everyone stood up and took notice. Pretty cool idea, even fans (and members) of other teams had to admit. No wonder then that with their own supercar out on the roads – one of only two teams with that claim – somebody has finally done the same with his own SLR. And of course, like the gold-trimmed Camry, that somebody lives in the United Arab Emirates, the sand-swept Kingdom of Bling on the shores of the Persian Gulf.

The shiny McLaren was spotted outside one of the world's largest shopping centers, the Mall of the Emirates, in Dubai, which looks to be the same place where the Pegaso edition Bugatti Veyron was spotted. The mall is currently the largest in the Middle East, at least until construction is completed on the two larger ones also being built in Dubai. We're sure it won't be long until someone parks chrome McLaren P11s, Mercedes SL63 Blacks or AMG Gullwings in front of those, too.

[Source: GlobalMotors.net]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      so how much weight would this add? If the guy was actually smart he would go pay to have the entire body refabricated into carbon fiber and paint it silver. apparently the desert rots your brain.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tres sheik
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saudi = epitome of human decadence
      • 6 Years Ago
      Forget the Car! Guys wearing black suits in stifling Dubai heat. Now that's impressive!
        • 6 Years Ago
        sniff... sniff.... ewwww
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually its pretty nice at nights now... def. not hot.

        Car looks to be from Abu Dhabi .... though this looks like the entrance to the Mall of The Emirates in Dubai.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My oil dollars being put to good use!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Would this even be legal in the US? I'd imagine it'd be one hell of an eyesore in the sun for other drivers. Looks like the driver of the SLR would be safe, though, with chromed windows.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The best comment from Jalop:
        "See, this is what happens when the money from Middle Eastern oil doesn't go to fund terrorism."
        • 6 Years Ago
        He's double parked.
        He could get a ticket.
        • 6 Years Ago
        With all that shiny bling reflecting the hot Dubai desert sun...no nead for A/C!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      When is halloween in Dubai? I see a lot of guys in ghost costumes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      try driving that when the sun is up...
      • 6 Years Ago
      If i had to guess, its not actually chromed. Its likely been painted with Alsa Corp's Chrome FX paint:
      http://www.alsacorp.com/products/chromefx/chromefx_prodinfo.htm
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would like to view the stepbystep process. As an ol
      bodyman/customizer, some of the details would be very interesting, I,m sure. Anybody??
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a special paint, used on the chrome lambo. It's made by ALSA. Look it up on google, buy some. It's pricey though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      License plate should read...

      SML PNS INSD
        • 6 Years Ago
        SMILE PENS INSIDE ????
      • 6 Years Ago
      Worst Chrome Job Ever... Even 50's Chromed Lambo looked nicer than that...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if the chrome paint job helps keep the overall vehicle cooler on those truly hot days since the exterior is highly reflective.
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