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A mega-wealthy car nut has amassed one of the world’s greatest collection of supercars worth £4.5million – at the age of just 21.
Student Dhiaa Al-Essa has 30 luxury motors in his garage including five Ferraris, five Porsches, three Lamborghinis, two Rolls Royces and a McLaren Mercedes.
Incredibly, the value of his collection will nearly DOUBLE next year when he takes delivery of a Koenigsegg Agera as his 22nd birthday present and a Bugatti Veyron – worth £1.6million EACH.

All his cars have a personalised number plate featuring the figures 070 – which set him back around £100,000 every time he buys a new car.
The international playboy – son of a super-rich Saudi businessman – has spent the summer flying his cars around the globe to take part in driving tours with his wealthy mates.
But Dhiaa was devastated when his brand new Ferrari 458 Italia fell victim to the model’s notorious ‘curse’ and was gutted by fire in a warehouse blaze at Heathrow Airport earlier this month.
Speaking from his mansion in New York, he said: ”I love speed, but the limit in Saudi Arabia is 75mph so I’m pretty limited.
”When the Bugatti arrives I hope to take it to Germany where you can drive as fast as you can on parts of the autobahn.
”The Mercedes McLaren SLR is my favourite. I love the way it looks and drives and it’s also been reliable for a car out in the 50 degree temperature. With a top speed of 205mph it’s also very fast.”
Dhiaa – whose father’s business empire spans everything from property to stock markets – is currently studying for a degree in engineering in Riyadh, his home city.
He is one of many rich youngsters from the Middle East who descend on Europe and America every summer to escape the scorching desert temperatures.
His summer tour this year includes jaunts to London, Montreal, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.
The playboys have infuriated residents in Knightsbridge by turning the posh area into a multi-million pound race track.
But Dhiaa was not one of the guilty culprits because his new Ferrari 458 – which he’d only had for two weeks – was destroyed in an enormous blaze at Heathrow Airport.
The car cost him £300,000 and was decked out with a £50,000 Dolce and Gabbana interior.
”I was devastated by it,” he said. ”I flew back to Riyadh for a week before returning to London where I drove a Mercedes and used the underground – I actually love travelling on public transport.”
Dhiaa was planning to drive the 458 from London to Paris and then on to Cannes, Monaco – where his family’s 180ft yacht is docked – Milan and Geneva before heading back to London via the French capital.
”I won’t be getting another Ferrari 458 Italia,” he said. ”I think it was an unlucky car as I had to take it back to the dealer because of heating problems.”
Dhiaa is considering legal action against Emirates and warehouse owner Servisair over the episode after he was offered just £30,000 compensation for the £250,000 car.
Speaking shortly before heading off to Los Angeles, he added: ”I’m disgusted by what happened and will never, ever use Emirates again.
”If they were the only airline left I’d travel by horse. They ruined by summer.”
But Dhiaa’s torment will be short-lived as he is replacing the wrecked 458 with the new Ferrari 599 Roadster, production number 70 of 70.
And next year he will take delivery of the new Koenigsegg Agera, a Swedish hypercar looking to topple the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 267mph world record top speed.
The car will feature a diamond-laced leather interior with Dhiaa’s signature stitched into the seats and a special key made out of GOLD.
Dhiaa’s father is buying the £1.6 million Agera as a joint present for turning 22 and completing his engineering degree.
And as if that weren’t enough, Dhiaa also has a £1.6 million Bugatti on order.
Stuart Milne, deputy web editor of motoring website Auto Trader, said: ”Just owning one of these cars would make any car enthusiast very happy indeed, so what it must be like for a imagine having 30 of them?
”The running costs must be enormous, but if you’ve got the world’s fastest car - a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – on order, that’s not going to be a problem.”



Make & Model, Price, Top Speed – TOTAL CURRENT VALUE £4.5million

Rolls-Royce Coupe, £350,000, 150mph

Rolls-Royce Phantom, £270,000, 150mph

Range Rover x 2, £140,000, 150mph

Mercedes McLaren SLR, £350,000, 207mph

Lamborghini Gallardo, £130,000, 202mph

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, £175,000, 202mph

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, £220,000, 212mph

Ferrari F430, £130,000, 196mph

Ferrari 599, £207,000, 205mph

Ferrari 458 Italia, £170,000, 202mph

Ferrari California, £145,000, 193mph

Ferrari F430 Novitec Rosso, £300,000, 218mph

Porsche 997 Turbo, £101,000, 193mph

Porsche 997 GT3 RS, £104,000, 190mph

Porsche 997 Turbo Spyder, £113,000, 193mph

Porsche Cayenne Turbo, £85,000, 172mph

Porsche Panamera Turbo, £100,000, 188mph

Bentley Continental GT, £130,000, 195mph

Mercedes S65 AMG, £110,000, 155mph

Mercedes G55 AMG, £100,000, 155mph

Mercedes E63 AMG, £75,000, 155mph

Mercedes CL65 AMG, £155,000, 155mph

BMW M5, £67,000, 155mph

BMW X6M, £80,000, 171mph

BMW X5M, £80,000 171mph

BMW 760LI, £100,000, 155mph

Audi R8, £80,000, 187mph

Audi A8, £80,000, 155mph

Lexus LS460, £80,000, 155mph

Maybach 62, £330,000, 155mph


Ferrari 599 GTO Roadster, £300,000, 208mph

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, £1.6 million, 268mph

Koenigsegg Agera, £1.6 million, Unknown top speed

Total Value with new additions: £8million

Offline scud

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good for him. we'd all have that collection and more if we were in the same boat.

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good for him. we'd all have that collection and more if we were in the same boat.

At this level its not a boat, its a freakn cargo ship he's in!

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Mohammed Al Essa

There’s nothing like raising a little cash. In 2005, Al Essa sold his 94 percent stake in the Saudi Construction Company, which he founded in the early 1970s — and pocketed a couple of billion dollars for his troubles.

The money didn’t sit idle for long. Al Essa is today the second largest shareholder of Saudi Arabia’s Savola Group, with an 11.9 percent stake worth close to $400m. Of similar value is Al Essa’s shareholding in Bank Saudi Fransi, the Kingdom’s fourth-largest lender by market value. But both are dwarfed by the 9.9 percent stake he holds in Riyad Bank, worth over $950m and placing Al Essa among the biggest individual players on the Saudi Stock Exchange, the Tadawul.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Al Essa and Sons (MASC), a holding company created by its founder more than 35 years ago, is active in the financial, industrial, food and real estate sectors. It recently entered the hospitality business and Al Essa has taken a strategic decision to invest directly in several hotels in the Saudi market and internationally.

MASC today has a string of five and four-star hotels on its drawing board, some of which have already started construction and some of which will soon be in operation. These include collaborations with the Kempinski group of hotels, and the Rocco Forte Collection.

Talk about diversity.

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And he still decided to finish his uni degree even though his future children for 500 generations will never have to use one..... thats pretty good going. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered with uni but he did, he isn't your every day rich arrab from SA, he is probably the only one who isn't a knob (if there is such a thing).

Good on the bloke
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i like the list of orders :0
if your car feels safe, your not going fast enough

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Offline Mr Enzo

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I think we'd all have a list as long if we were in his D&G shoe's.

Althought he's say's his favourite is the SLR  :doh:
Batti il ferro quando è caldo.
Strike when the iron is hot.

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Hope he never has to work for a living poor bastard will starve.

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