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 |  Sep 07 2010, 9:22 PM


We could spend hours on how jealous we are about this 21-year-old, or how spoiled he is and how he’ll never know what it’s like to have a tough life. But we just have to respect his pure taste in supercars and the fact that he actually pursued an education rather than sitting back, driving his fine collection of cars and living off his (clearly affluent) father.

Forget the American dream, Dhiaa Al-Essa out of Saudi Arabia is living the quintessential automotive enthusiast’s dream. Let’s start by spelling out just what’s in his current collection – if you can keep up: Rolls-Royce Coupe, Phantom; a pair of Range Rovers; Mercedes McLaren SLR; Lamborghini Gallardo, Gallardo Superleggera, Murcielago LP640; Ferrari F430, 599, 458 Italia (now burnt), California, Novitec Rosso F430; Porsche 997 Turbo, 997 GT3 RS, 997 Turbo Spyder, Cayenne Turbo, Panamera Turbo; Bentley Continental GT; Mercedes S65 AMG, G55 AMG, E63 AMG, CL65 AMG; BMW M5, X6 M, X5 M, 760Li; Audi R8, A8; Lexus LS 460; and Maybach 62.

Now if that wasn’t enough, Al-Essa currently has a Ferrari 599 GTO, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and Koenigsegg Agera on order. And even though this is an absolutely fine collection of supercars, we’re a little confused on why there isn’t a Pagani on the list or on order.

And as we mentioned before, Al-Essa is grabbing himself a degree in engineering over in Riyadh, his home city. In fact, the Koenigsegg Agera is a present from his father for completing his Engineering degree.

Apparently Al-Essa has fine company to indulge in his supercar enthusiasm. He is just one of many rich youngsters in the Middle East that travel out to Europe and America each summer to enjoy their vehicles and to get away from the heat.

Oh and we guess it’s worth mentioning that Al-Essa was one of those unfortunate ones who’s Ferrari 458 Italia caught fire – but it’s not quite what you think. A warehouse blaze at Heathrow Airport caused the 458 Italia’s demise. No worry though, Al-Essa has that 599 GTO Roadster to replace it.

With a collection like that, we wonder how Al-Essa chooses which car to drive.

GALLERY: 21 Year Old Student Luxury Supercar Collector

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[Source: Small World News Service]