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22-Year-Old Saudi Pays $71k To Skip Aventador Waiting List


If you live in Saudi Arabia and decide to buy a new Lamborghini Aventador, patience had best be one of your strong points. The current wait for delivery of the carbon-composite supercar is 18 months, which means you won’t be rolling in Riyadh in your raging bull until May of 2013.

Unless, of course, money really isn’t a concern. Dhiaa Al-Essa, like most 22-year-old males, loves cars. Unlike most 22-year-olds, Al-Essa isn’t scrambling to come up with a down payment for a Volkswagen Jetta GLI; instead, the recent engineering school graduate spent $71,000 for the privilege of owning the first Lamborghini Aventador in Saudi Arabia.

That’s on top of the Aventador’s sticker price of $387,000, which pegs the cost of Al-Essa’s newest Lamborghini at $458,000. We’re guessing that depreciation isn’t a big concern for the Saudi man or his family, who has a reported net worth of some $2.3 billion.

As the duPont Registry points out, Al-Essa owns a few other cars as well, including a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, a Koenigsegg Agera, a Maybach 62, two Rolls-Royces, three Mercedes-Benzes, four Ferraris, two other Lamborghinis, two Porsches and a host of other bits and pieces worth some $12 million.

We’re sure Al-Essa will enjoy his new Aventador, but whether or not it will supplant his 2010 Ferrari 599 GTO as his favorite remains to be seen.
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