Arab sheikh and his five strange collectible carsJuly 8, 2019
Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan’s collection has more than 400 different cars. And here are five of them that amaze the imagination with its dimensions and absurdity.
Dhabiyan. A huge ten-wheeled SUV, based on the Oshkosh M1075 military tractor, is almost 11 meters long. This miracle of technology weighs 24 tons and there is no other such in the world. To set it in motion, engineers installed a 600 hp Caterpillar engine with a volume of 15.2 liters.
Dodge Power Wagon. Another huge car, next to which the standard model looks like a toy. Inside the 50-ton pickup fit four rooms, four bathrooms and four air conditioners. The engine is the usual diesel “six” with a capacity of 300 hp. But interestingly, the wheels got from the transporter of oil rigs, and wipers from the ocean liner. Moreover, the car is registered for the roads of Abu Dhabi, although it cannot drive on them because of its size.
The Giant Spider. Not the largest representative of the list, but it at least fits on the road. Built on the basis of the Ford F-550, has a body from the Jeep Wrangler, Whitewall tires, and on rotating discs we can see the figure in the form of a web. The engine is a V8 engine with a return of 394 hp.
Willys. Army jeep, which is increased so four times, weighs about 4.5 tons. One of the favorites of the sheikh and it is quite possible to ride. The driver’s seat, however, had to be moved to the grille.
And now get ready for, perhaps, the strangest exhibit of the collection – dual Jeep Wrangler. Machines are connected to the side and on the road occupy one and a half lane. It is good that there is no rudder on the right, it would cause even more questions.
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