By Mark Hodge @mrhodgey

Qatar is a country drenched in oil wealth - and awash with supercars

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Videographer / Director: David Jeffery
Producer: Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters

A fleet of expensive Ferraris, including a 458 Italia Speciale, get into position at the starting line ready to race

This incredible footage shows the luxury automobile culture which fuels the lifestyle of young rich Qatari men.

 

The sun sets behind a distinctive orange Ford GT

British car enthusiast David Jeffery, 22, has filmed some of the world's most expensive cars, including a one of a kind Bugatti Veyron Vitesse “LangLang”, which costs a bank busting £1.76 million.

Some of the other pricey and powerful vehicles in the video include a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 458 Italia and a McLaren P1, which have a collective price tag of over £1 million.

License to thrill - A beautiful Aston Martin One-77
A fleet of expensive Ferraris, including a 458 Italia Speciale, line up ready to race

David, who has lived in Qatar for most of his life, said that many of the super rich petrol heads like to meet up and flaunt their incredible wealth.

“Supercar owners in Qatar are predominantly young, unmarried men who are yet to settle down and start a family.

A fabulous racing spec Ferrari F12 Berlinetta painted in classic red goes for a desert drive
A beautiful Porsche GT spider parked next to some slightly more affordable cars

“A group was recently set up for supercar owners, under the name Qatar Elite Team, which meets regularly and hosts large public gatherings.

“Aside from that there are a few clubs in Qatar to support fans of car culture, such as Cars and Karak and Mawater.”

A trio of Ferraris parked in a row
Three expensive Lamborghini Aventadors parked alongside a Maserati Quattroporte

The Newcastle-born filmmaker said that exclusive sportscars are more common in the Arab country because of its booming economy and favourable tax laws.

Ready to fly - a yellow McLaren P1 sits with its switchblade doors open
A pair of BMW M5 cars gleaming in the Qatari sun

“Qataris generally have more money to spend on their car hobbies, aside from the fact that lower tax and prices allows them to spend more freely.

“However, Qatar does have stricter laws determining what owners can and can't do to their vehicles.

An Aston Martin glides down the road as the proud driver waves to the camera

“Modifying a car's engine is totally illegal, and changing its colour is a difficult process; both of which can be done easily in the UK, without government involvement.”

Perfect for desert driving and late night cruising - a six wheel drive Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG