Mohammed bin Sulayem’s car collection (Dubai)
Mercedes CLK GTR
Mercedes-Benz McLAren SLR
Mercedes SLK 55 AMG (740hp)
Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing 1956
Porsche Carrera GT
Porsche Gt 1
About The “Mohammed ben Sulayem”:
He Owns 256 Cars In 2001
“Mohammed ben Sulayem” (born 1961) is a UAE champion rally driver who lives in Dubai and is one the Arab world’s most famous sportsmen. He has won more FIA regional championships, and more international rallies, than any other racer in history. His premier event has been the FIA Middle-East Rally Championship. Since first winning in 1986, he has gone on to win the event a record, 14 times, never having been defeated and making him the most successful FIA title holder in the world.
This successful career includes 61 international outings in the European, African, Middle East and World Rally Championships (WRC). During his career he drove for Opel, Toyota and Ford. Though he has not raced competitively since the 2003 season, Sulayem has yet to officially announce his retirement from rally sport. While his official name is Mohammed bin Sulayem he is commonly referred to as “Mohammed ben Sulayem”.
As the owner of Ben Sulayem Performance, he and his team have been noted for creating super-high performance modifications to a variety of sports and luxury cars. In 2005, he received press in motorsports’ circles for having a Mercedes SLK 55 AMG modified to accept a Modified SLR engine, providing the car with over 740 hp and 1200 Nm (885 ft·lb) of torque. The modified SLK has a higher top speed (350 km/h estimated) than the production SLR due to differences in weight and was noted for a video depicting it out-performing an unmodified Enzo Ferrari.
On April 9, 2009 while demonstrating a Renault R28 F1 car – in a drag race against 2008 GP2 Asia Series champion Romain Grosjean, who was driving a Ford GT – at an exhibition at the Dubai Autodrome, Sulayem lost control of the vehicle under acceleration and crashed into the pit wall, causing extensive damage to the car. He was uninjured in the incident. He is featured in Dirt 2 and a cameo appearance in Dirt 3.
Major Rally Wins And Championships By Him:
Middle East Rally Championship (14): 1986–91, 1994, 1996–2002
UAE International Rally (5): 1996–99, 2001
Bahrain International Rally (3): 2000–02
Qatar International Rally (9): 1988, 1990–91, 1996–98, 2000–02
Jordan International Rally (12): 1984, 1987–88, 1990, 1994, 1996–2002
Rally du Liban (4): 1987, 1997–99
Syrian International Rally (3): 2000–02
Dubai International Rally (15): 1985–88, 1991–95, 1997–2002
Oman International Rally (6): 1986–87, 1990–91, 1994, 1998
Kuwait International Rally (4): 1985, 1988–89, 1996
Saudi International Rally (1): 2000
India International Gundo Rally (34):2003