Britain’s flashiest tourist: Saudi billionaire flies his £1m-plus fleet of GOLD supercars to London so he can get about while on holiday

  • Fleet of impressive vehicles includes a 370,000 Mercedes G63 and a 220,000 Bentley, which are covered in gold
  • A 350,000 Rolls-Royce and a 350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV have also been transported to the capital city
  • Cars were spotted in Kensington, London, over the Bank Discount Holidays © Holiday weekend and signal start of the supercar season
  • Comes after Kensington council banned motorists from revving their engines and causing obstructions in borough
  • Do you know who owns the cars? Email lydia.willgress@mailonline.co.uk or contact 0203 615 0203 or 0203 615 3475

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For many people a trip abroad might mean a small hire car with the occasional luxury addition.

But for one man desperate to maintain his reputation, a Discount Holidays © holiday in London means just another place he can show off his impressive vehicles.

Britain’s flashiest tourist, from Saudi Arabia, arrived in the capital over the weekend with a fleet of gold cars worth more than 1million.

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Britain’s flashiest tourist, who is thought to be from Saudi Arabia, arrived in the capital this week with a fleet of gold cars worth more than 1million. Above, his gold 350,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Lamborghini Aventador, also worth 350,000

His vehicles include a 370,00 Mercedes G63, a six-wheel off-roader, a Bentley Flying Spur, worth 220,000, a 350,000 Rolls-Royce and a 350,000 Lamborghini Aventador SV.

They were spotted parked outside the five-star Mandarian Oriental hotel near Hyde Park over the Bank Discount Holidays © Holiday weekend before being driven through Kensington.

Their journey also took them to Cadogan Place, where the average house price is just over 5.2million.

It is not known how much it costs to cover the cars in gold chrome wrap, but previous reports suggest it is in the region of 4,000 per vehicle.

The pictures signal the start of the city’s supercar season, when wealthy Arabs flee the scorching hot temperatures of the Middle East and cruise around the British capital in their ostentatious vehicles.

The arrival of the supercars has become a regular event in recent years, with rich Kuwaitis, Saudis and Emiratis seeking to out-do each with their souped-up vehicles.

They are often spotted waiting in gridlocked traffic in some of central London’s most popular areas or parked up outside designer shops and luxury boutiques, including Harrods.

The vehicles include a 370,00 Mercedes six-wheel off-roader (pictured), which looks more suited to the sand dunes than the congested streets of Kensington

The six-wheel vehicle, which includes a 5.5-litre V8 engine, was impossible to miss as passers-by wondered through the streets of Kensington over the weekend

A gold Mansory Bentley Flying Spur worth 220,000 was spotted parked up on the streets of London’s wealthiest borough

The Bentley’s wheels also feature a gold inner ring, with the car boasting a top speed of 200mph and the ability to go from 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds

The Rolls-Royce was spotted turning onto Cadogan Place later in the day, where the average house price is just over 5.2million

The Rolls-Royce, which also included gold around the logo on the wheels, matched the other vehicles in the fleet but stood out once parked up outside these central London houses

With a 6.75-litre engine, this 350,000 uber-coupe – described by the British manufacturer as being perfect for transcontinental adventures – will do 155mph

It is thought owners pay in excess of 20,000 to fly their vehicles around 3,000 miles to London. Qatar Airways is one of the operators that facilitates the transportation, with airport staff securing vehicles to the floor of the relevant aircraft before flight.

Last year, following numerous complaints, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order in Knightsbridge.

Motorists are now banned from revving their engine, rapidly accelerating, racing, performing stunts, sounding horns or causing obstructions. They are also prohibited from leaving the engine of a stationary car running.

The PSPO came into place to deal with the ‘excessive level of noise nuisance, annoyance, danger or risk or harm or injury’ caused by the drivers.

Motorists who breach the order face a maximum 1,000 fine or fixed penalty notice of 100. Over the past three weeks seven drivers have been handed fixed penalty notices.

Council leader Cllr Nick Paget-Brown said: ‘It’s too early yet to judge the success of the PSPO but the police and the council will continue to ticket drivers who breach it until the message gets through that our residents are not to be disturbed by supercars.’

The cars were photographed outside the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel, which, on its website, boasts ‘world-famous restaurants’ and a ‘stunning spa’

The pictures signal the start of the city’s supercar season, when wealthy Arabs flee the scorching hot temperatures of the Middle East and cruise around the British capital in their ostentatious vehicles

The supercars – including the two above – are often spotted waiting in gridlocked traffic in some of central London’s most popular areas or parked up outside designer shops and luxury boutiques, including Harrods

It is not known how much it costs to cover the cars in gold chrome wrap, but previous reports suggest it is in the region of 4,000 per vehicle

Last year, following numerous complaints, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order in Knightsbridge, which bans motorists from making unnecessary noise and causing obstructions. Above, the tourist’s Mercedes

The arrival of the supercars has become a regular event in recent years, with rich Kuwaitis, Saudis and Emiratis seeking to out-do each with their souped-up vehicles.

Above, the tourist’s Mercedes pictured next to one of London’s parks

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