London’s streets have reached a whole new level of extravagance this week as a Saudi-owned gold-plated Range Rover, with a “666” number plate, joined other similar supercars already roaming the city’s roads.
The spectacle is nothing new. According to CNBC, wealthy visitors from the Middle East bring their cars over to London to show off their wares every summer.
The Rover’s normal design has been replaced with a customized body-kit, which includes oversized bumpers and a bonnet vent. It is also fitted with fitted with 23-inch alloy wheels and customized black and gold wrap.
The first time cars like this arrived in London was in 2010. The dubbed “summer invasion of Arab supercars” included a $2 million Bugatti Veyron and a $843,000 Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR, both chrome-finished with Middle Eastern plates spotted outside a hotel in Knightsbridge.
Some of the cars spotted around the city include Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugattis, which have attracted crowds of camera-carrying youngsters, also known as Carparazzi.