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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Business Extra podcast: Supercars in the UAE - what's driving the trend?

The UAE has become a hotbed for bespoke high-end sportscars and supercars, but how do these manufacturers hope to cash in?

The Zarooq SandRacer 500GT is described by its UAE makers as a supercar for the desert
The Zarooq SandRacer 500GT is described by its UAE makers as a supercar for the desert

In this episode, host Chris Nelson talks to The National’s motoring editor Adam Workman about the rise of the hand-built sports and supercar industry in this country, the latest in automotive tech and how the maker of James Bond’s vehicle of choice, Aston Martin, has engineered a remarkable turnaround.

The UAE has become a hotbed for bespoke high-end sportscars and supercars, such as the Jannerelly Motors’ Design 1 retro-classic two-seater, and the Zarooq Sandracer 500GT – dubbed the first supercar for the desert – not to mention the W Motors Lykan hypercar.

So what is driving this trend and how do these manufacturers hope to cash in?

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