Revealed: How Arab playboys fly their supercars into London on chartered cargo jets

Revealed: How Arab playboys fly their supercars into London on chartered cargo jets

Supercars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis take to the skies each year as rich Arab playboys bring their vehicles from the Middle East to London, usually for just a few weeks over summer.

The car owners, many of them from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait, will happily pay a small fortune – in excess of £20,000 for a return journey – for their metal marvels to be flown around 3,000 miles, and often leave them parked up on the streets of Knightsbridge.


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Qatar Airways is one such airline that ships the luxury cars from Doha to Heathrow. Secured to the floor of one of their Airbus A330s, the precious cargo can either be accommodated in a single row or in a side-by-side configuration.

Using their main and lower deck, the airline offers 31 positions on each flight.

Daniel Hallworth, managing director of Dan Car Logistics, which specialises in air freight, told MailOnline: ‘The Arabs often use agents to arrange their cars to be flown to the UK – and some of these guys can have two or three cars that they bring over for just one month.


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‘Once here, they can legally drive it for up to two months. A lot of them tour – so they may come to London for a bit and then truck their vehicle to much sunnier places like Marbella to extend their fun.’

Mr Hallworth, whose company is based in Manchester, said that a car such as a Ferrari or McLaren can cost up to £5,000 to transport each way, while a Bugatti Veyron would be about £6,000 per journey.

Revealed: How Arab playboys fly their supercars into London on chartered cargo jets

Revealed: How Arab playboys fly their supercars into London on chartered cargo jets

Source: Daily Mail

Lamborghini Speeds at 220mph on UK Motorway

Lamborghini Speeds at 220mph on UK Motorway

A Lamborghini has been caught on camera dangerously speeding at 226MPH on a UK road. Another driver captured the lime green supercar zooming down a 70mph motorway at break-neck speed in the east of England.

The Aventador LP760, which costs £440,000, was driven on the outside lane by an unknown driver going three times the speed limit – faster than the Japanese bullet trains that cut through countrysides at 200mph!

The spectacular blink-and-you’ll-miss-it show was criticised by road safety campaigners after the video was posted online.


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Gary Rae, senior campaigner for Brake, said: “This is an appalling case of dangerous driving. Speed is one of the biggest killers on our roads, even at much lower speeds than this selfish driver.

“Every day, five people lose their lives on UK roads. Through the support we provided to victims’ families, we see the devastation caused in the lives of the loved-ones left behind. Limits are there for a reason and drivers should stay well within them.”

Source: Daily Star

India’s Top Five Luxury Infinity Pools

Infinity pools are synonymous with luxury and beauty. As they merge with the horizon, these pools are one of the best ways to relax and enjoy magnificent views. has drawn up this list of five beautiful infinity pools in hotels across India where you can enjoy some spectacular views…

5. Taj Malabar, Kochi, Kerala: It gives you the illusion of merging with the waters of the magnificent Kochi harbor.

Taj Malabar, Kochi, Kerala

4. Alila Diwa, Goa: One can enjoy soaking in the lush green paddy fields of Goa here.

Alila Diwa, Goa

3. Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: At 8,250 feet above sea level, the infinity pool here extends into the magnificent Himalayan mountain ranges.

Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

2. Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala: It merges with the Vembanad Lake here.

Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala

1. Kurumba Village Resort, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu: The infinity pool stretches out to the lush green valley in the Nilgiris.

Kurumba Village Resort, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Which is your favourite? We’d love to hear from you if you’ve ever been to one of these paradisaical spots or are planning to go!


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BMW App For i3 Virtual Test Drive

BMW i3 Virtual Test Drive App

If you ever needed proof that the car industry is leading the way in technology, here it is. BMW has launched a smartphone and tablet app for virtually test driving the new i3, to fill the time gap before it is available to test drive on the dealership forecourts.

The ‘BMW i3: Become Electric’ app is available now on the Apple App Store, and from 26 September 2013 on Google Play. It has a ‘show-your-friends’ feature with 360-degree interactivity, and using the accelerometer in your device, you control the viewing aspect by tilting and turning your phone or tablet.


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Probably the most exciting feature of the app is that you get to act as the leading role in a pretend Hollywood film. According to BMW you ‘head through the streets of a foreign city in a race against time, as you test out the car’s features and become the star of a film’. Here’s the trailer:

According to BMW UK Marketing Director Chris Brownridge, the new i3 virtual test drive is a culmination of film, advertising, gaming and digital marketing: “Become Electric allows consumers to experience the future of mobility in a revolutionary and exciting new way. You are at the wheel of the new BMW i3 electric car for almost the entire film all while being immersed in a big Hollywood-style movie.”


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Obviously the app doesn’t come close to driving the real car. It’s also fair to say that anyone genuinely interested in buying the model will probably still test drive the real deal anyway, but as it’s free no doubt the app fans amongst you will enjoy having a go and as a novelty app it’s…well, pretty cool.

The new BMW i3 will go on sale in the UK in late 2013, but if you want to know how many hours, minutes and seconds, there’s a countdown clock on the official website –