Saudi Arabia, like so many Middle Eastern countries, is a deeply misunderstood place. More than an area that deals with war, sand or oil, Saudi Arabia is a country filled with culture, history and car enthusiasts.
Drive had gotten word that this amazing place also held one of the greatest driving roads in the world, and they wanted to investigate. They gave a rang to McLaren to see if they could snag some 12C’s for the journey. They also contacted a local; Faisal Bin Laden, a professional driver and the owner of the Saudi Falcons race team. McLaren gave the team a 12C Coupe and a 12C Spyder and they set about on their epic adventure.
The resulting trip has been documented in a nine-minute video. It’s full of exotic metal, true gearheads and astonishing scenery. I don’t want to spoil the video, but all of the Drive team’s well-laid plans were for naught.
If you enjoy seeing exotic metal parading around exotic locations, you owe it to yourself to hit that play button. It’s a trip you won’t soon forget watching.