Supercar collector pays premium to own Lamborghini Aventador

And he's only 22
Nov 30, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - 22-year old supercar collector pays premium to be first Saudi Arabian to own a Lamborghini Aventador

It's been just over a year since we last heard about Dhiaa Al-Essa, the 21-year old Saudi Arabian student who happens to have a supercar collection that includes a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, a Koenigsegg Agera and, most recently, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M and a Ferrari SA Aperta. Well, he is now 22 and he's back in the news for reportedly paying a £45,000 (over P3 million) premium to skip the waiting list and be the first person in his country to own a Lamborghini Aventador.

According to SWNS.com, Dhiaa Al-Essa wasn't keen on putting a deposit for Lamborghini's latest supercar and wait 18 months to get his Aventador. Instead, Al-Essa reportedly got in touch with Shaun Williams, managing director for BestPriceCarBuyers.com, to help him get his hand on one.

"Some people have the money and the interest but are too busy to keep an eye on the market. The problem is that by the time someone sees a new car debut at a motor show it is too late," Williams said. "They will then have to contact a dealer or the manufacturer and register their interest or put a deposit down and they'll find themselves way down the waiting list."

Using his connections in the premium used car market, Williams managed to secure for Al-Essa a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador for £290,000 (over P19.794 million), £45,000 more over its £245,000 (over P16.722 million) sticker price in the United Kingdom. Based on the report, Williams takes home from a supercar deal anywhere from £2,000 (nearly P137,000) to £10,000 (over P682,600) depending on the rarity and cost of the vehicle.

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Thanks to Williams' efforts, Al-Essa is now enjoying his status as the first Saudi Arabian to own a Lamborghini Aventador in his home country.

"It's amazing the Lamborghini has arrived--I wanted to be the first in Saudi Arabia to get the Aventador. Of course there is competition but for me personally it is not a competition, I just love cars--and if you want to be first you have to work hard and pay more," Al-Essa said.

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