Inside ‘world’s biggest’ supercar graveyard where rich drivers too lazy to sell £165k motors DUMP them in the desert | The Sun

UNDER scorching 40C heat, thousands of supercars stand rotting in a scrapyard after being dumped by wealthy owners too lazy to sell them on.

In scenes that would bring a tear to any supercar fan's eye, the world's most luxurious motors including Lamborghinis worth over £165,000 are left to collect dust out in the desert near Dubai.

Each year, up to 3,000 cars including Lamborghinis and Aston Martins with eyewatering price tags get abandoned in Dubai.

From Rolls Royces and Ferraris to Bentleys and Mercedes – many worth millions of pounds – the once gleaming models are condemned to rot in the scrapyard.

Some have been dumped by high-flying businessmen who hit ruin before fleeing the country to dodge UEA's strict debt laws and potential jail time.

Others are ditched by rich owners with so much cash they are too lazy to sell their cars second-hand.

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In other cases, drivers have crashed their plush cars and decided they would have to splash out more on fixing it – so simply buy a new one and leave the pranged motors stranded.

Shocking photos show row upon row of decaying cars, covered in dust as they stand in the searing desert heat for months on end.

When a supercar is found abandoned, authorities issue a notice and the owner is sent a text message.

If they do not respond within 15 days, the car is seized and dropped at the vast scrapyard.

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Many are left out in the scorching sun – leaving the paintwork to fade and frames to rust.

After being impounded, motorists have half a year to claim their vehicle after paying a fine.

But once those six months are up, many of the lavish motors are auctioned off for a fraction of the price.

Some are even converted into cop cars to make sure officers can keep up with all the supercar drivers filling the streets of Dubai.

The very best motors stranded at the site are often kept out of the sun to be sold off, while others are exposed to the elements around the clock.

Bashed-up vehicles are sometimes taken apart, with premium spares flogged.

Previously, job-seekers have been offered £30,000 a year – plus commission and living costs – to hunt for abandoned supercars in Dubai.

The so-called supercar graveyard hit its peak around ten years ago during the Global Financial Crisis.

Huge numbers of high-end motors were abandoned in UEA as owners could no longer afford repayments.

Strict laws in Dubai at the time saw people who failed to pay a loan at risk of hefty jail terms.

This led to swathes of people fleeing the region with their motor in a bid to escape being chucked behind bars, with many ditched in airport car parks.

Since the cash crisis, laws in Dubai have changed and jail time can no longer be issued simply for loan default.

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But in some cases, authorities seize cars they believe are abandoned, when actually they are just a little dirty.

Following a sandstorm, some cars can look like they have been sitting in the same place for months or even years thanks to a thick coating of dust.

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