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The 10 Sickest Cars In Sultan Of Brunei’s Collection

Hassanal Bolkiah is a name that doesn’t sound familiar to most automotive enthusiasts. However, swap the name with the royal title “Sultan of Brunei” and everyone suddenly has an idea. Nonetheless, the two are addressing the same person. His majesty Hassanal Bolkiah is the 29th and current Sultan of Brunei. Born 15 July 1946, Hassanal Bolkiah is the eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Dazu. Notably, Hassanal Bolkiah would later assume the throne as the sultan of Brunei in 1967 after his father abdicated it.

That said, the current sultan of Brunei is well known by automotive enthusiasts simply due to his love for cars and his penchant for acquiring them in great numbers. Also, with an estimated peak net worth of $28 billion, the sultan is ranked highly among the world’s top richest individuals, and about $5 billion of this net worth was reportedly spent acquiring cars. Housed away in different locations, the sultan of Brunei’s car collection is humongous and diverse, and it includes these awe-inspiring examples.

10 Brabus G700

Brabus G700 via: Pinterest

It must be a bit tedious having to decide what car to drive when your garage features thousands of iconic cars. Nonetheless, the Sultan of Brunei doesn’t seem fazed by this “challenge.” Having been captured several times arriving and leaving events behind the wheels of his black Brabus G700, we’ve taken it as a given that the car is one of the monarch’s favorites.

Brabus G700via: Pinterest

An incredible vehicle that can handle any terrain, the Brabus G700 features a 4.0-liter V8 engine with an insane output of 700 horsepower.

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9 Lamborghini Urraco

Lamborghini Urraco via: LamboCars

With only 791 units ever made, the Lamborghini Urraco is one of the several limited-production cars in the sultan’s garage, and it has become even rarer over time. Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, the Urraco is a 2+2 coupe that was in production from 1972 to 1979.

Lamborghini Urracovia: LamboCars

The sultan’s is finished in a unique gray color, and it is estimated at over $81,000. The model’s name “Urraco” was curled from a line of Miura-bred fighting bull, which means “little bull.”

8th Ferrari myth

Ferrari myth via: Flickr

This is another car that portrays the sultan of Brunei as a gearhead in a league of his own. It’s the Ferrari myth, a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive concept car. However, unlike most concept cars, three units of the Mythos were produced.

Ferrari myth via: Twitter

The first stayed with Ferrari as a show car stored at the Pininfarina style center at Cambiano till date, while the other two were sold to the Sultan, making him an exclusive owner of the model. The car has a top speed of 180 mph.

7 BMW Nazca M12

BMW Nazca M12 via: BMW Group

Unveiled in 1991 at the Geneva Motor Show, the BMW Nazca is a concept car that was designed by then-26-year-old Fabrizio Giugiaro, the exceptionally talented son of Italdesign founder and renowned designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.

M12 via: Reddit

Crafted in carbon fiber, the car features a 300 horsepower five-liter 12-cylinder engine sourced from the BMW 750i and 850i production cars. Unfortunately, the M12 never made it to production, but this prototype however made it to the sultan’s garage since whatever the sultan wants, he gets.

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6 Duration 962 Le Mans

Dour 962 Le Mans via: Reddit

For its rarity, value, as well as its automotive significance, the duration 962 Le Mans is surely one of those cars that sets the Sultan of Brunei apart from most enthusiasts. Built by German Jochen Dauer’s Dauer Racing, the car is the road-legal production version of the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning car.

Dour 962 Le Mans via: WallPaper

Estimated at $853,000, the Dauer 962 Le Mans made its debut at the 1993 Frankfurt Auto Show, and only 13 units were made in total.

5 Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40 via: Flickr

The F40 is one of the most iconic Ferrari models ever built. Of the 1,315 total units made, more than 1,000 were sold outside the United States, and the sultan of Brunei acquired several units of those. Styled by Pininfarina and engineered by Nicola Materazzi, the F40 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car, and it was produced from 1987 to 1992.

Ferrari F40 via: Twitter

Notably, the F40 was available only as a 2-door Berlinetta with engine output as high as 477 horsepower. Also, the sports car retailed at approximately $400,000.

4 Rolls Royce Phantom II “Star Of India”

Rolls Royce Phantom II “Star Of India” via: Flickr

Using an improved version of the Phantom I engine, the Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the last of the 40/50 horsepower models, and it replaced the New Phantom in 1929. This particular unit was first commissioned by Thakorsaheb Dharmendrasinhji, the then-Maharaja of Rajkot, and it was named after the “Star of India,” a 563-carat Star Sapphire.

Rolls Royce Phantom II “Star Of India” via: Flickr

The Star of India is considered one of the world’s most expensive cars. Hence, the sultan drove the Star of India on his wedding day and having covered it entirely in gold.

3 LeBlanc Mirabeau

LeBlanc Mirabeau via: Reddit

Amazingly, the LeBlanc Mirabeau is considered a road-legal car, yet it was proposed and designed to FIA/Le Man’s standards. An awesome street-legal supercar, the Mirabeau was produced by the Wysstec GmbH and LeBlanc cars, and it is powered by Koenigsegg’s 4.7-liter supercharged V8 engine.

LeBlanc Mirabeau via: Reddit

Also, the supercar has a mid-engine configuration and its incredible 700 horsepower output earns it a top speed of 230 mph. This car is not for the average Joe as it is estimated at $765,000.

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2 Ferrari F50

Ferrari F50 via: FaceBook

The Sultan of Brunei surely does have a thing for Ferraris, as we also discovered an F50 among his gargantuan fleet of amazing cars. Produced from 1995 to 1997, the F50 is a mid-engine two-door, two-seat Targa top sports car. Also, the powertrain features a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated Tipo F130B 60-valve V12 engine with an output of 514 horsepower, earning it a top speed of 201 mph.

Ferrari F50 via: FaceBook

Notably, the F50’s design is an evolution of the Mythos’, and only 349 units of the car were produced, costing about $480,000 each.

1 McLaren F1

McLaren F1 via: Pinterest

The F1 is an extremely rare sports car produced by McLaren from 1992 to 1998. The brainchild of automotive designer Gordon Murray, F1 is powered by a BMW S70/2 V12 engine, and the car is rated among the top fastest production cars ever produced.

McLaren F1 via: Pinterest

Furthermore, F1 has won several hearts in the automotive sector, with many calling it “the greatest automobile ever created.” Only 106 units of the McLaren F1 were produced, and it could cost between $8 million to $13.5 million, and the sultan has 10.

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