Shmee150 is back at it again, as if anything the man does surprises us anymore. We honestly don’t know how he does it, but every time there’s a gathering of supercars in any part of the world, Shmee150 is immediately on the scene. Does he have some kind of device that transports him to any location on the planet where there are supercars? Does he get an alert on his phone every time an event is about to go down so he can hop inside his teleportation device and jump to where the event is taking place? We ask these questions because of the recent Desert Run, which featured a roster of high-priced exotics partaking in a joyride from Dubai to Oman, included 50 supercars, and guess who else was there. Shmee150! Seriously, what’s your secret, man?
All joking and jealousy-induced barbs aside, the Desert Run featured a litany of supercars that had us furiously trying to name all of them as they appeared on the 10-minute video. We spotted a McLaren P1, a Koenigsegg Agera, a Ford GT, and a handful of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and McLarens to make us wonder what we have to do to own one of these supercars. Is it really that hard to win the lottery? At one point, a flame-spitting McLaren 12C even made a startling cameo. Goodness gracious.
The video did come with a few humorous moments, including the sight of seeing all these supercars trying to navigate around Dubai traffic. No matter how fast or powerful your are, you’re still subjected to the laws of the stoplight! But what really got us snickering happened later in the video when according to Shmee, all 50 cars that made the joy ride were pulled over simultaneously as they approached the border to the United Arab Emirates. Shmee did say that everything was smoothed over and all 50 cars eventually found their way into their destination in Jebel Hafeet.
In the end, the man looked pretty exhausted after the epic road trip, which might suggest that he’s still human after all.
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.
McLaren will make just 375 examples of the P1 hypercar and each one of them is sold. Now that there are none left, one would have to wait for a P1 to pop up on the used-car market. Almost certainly, it won’t come cheap, as the standard car costs over a million dollars and given that 73 percent of the 375 units have been ordered with various options and personalized interiors, finding a basic, used McLaren P1 would be pretty difficult.
Having said that, if you do happen to have $2 million in spare cash lying around and have the urge to buy one for yourself, then you’re in luck. A dealership in Dubai is offering a used McLaren P1 for sale. Keep in mind that the term "used" is more of a technicality than anything, as it actually has zero miles on the odometer. The dealership bought the car direct from McLaren, which technically makes it a used car. This is currently the only known McLaren P1 for sale.
This specific example of the McLaren P1 has a yellow exterior with carbon-fiber trims and a black interior. You can checkout the car here.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 McLaren P1