THE NO.1 ROAD IN THE UAE | JEBEL JAIS | RAS AL-KHAIMAH
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Oli is always on the hunt for the ultimate driving experience and it looks as though he might have found one of the top contenders in Jebel Jais. Journeying to the UAE in January 2017 for the iconic Dubai 24hr race he took a slight detour and decided to put a few more of the world’s top performance supercars to the test on an exciting and unique stretch of road.
Oli had heard rumour of an epic route nestled in the Hajjar mountain range of Ras al-Khaimah, one of the United Arab Emirates neighbouring Dubai. The highest peak in the Hajjar’s is called Jebel Jais (Elevation: 1,934 m) and to get close to it, you have to drive through 20km of perfect blacktop. An added bonus – it has some of the most stunning sunsets you can witness in the Gulf.
Now, it’s understood that some people appreciate driving alone for a bit of down time to clear the head, but roads like these can only be enjoyed to the full when you’re in good company. So, Oli met up with vlogger and fellow supercar enthusiast Mr JWW to spread to word about Ras al-Khaimah. The pair partnered with Visit Ras al-Khaimah, the local tourist board, and decided there was only one way tackle the Hajjars and take in the sights. Yes you guested it, it involved insanely powerful machines, whose baritone purrs sound as sweet as the dulcet tones of Adele herself.
Ferrari 488 Spider
Engine V8, 3902cc, petrol
Power 660bhp at 8000rpm
Torque 560lb ft at 3000rpm
Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch
Kerb weight 1525kg
Top speed 203mph
Economy 25mpg (combined)
CO2/tax band 260g/km, 37%
McLaren 650S Spider
Engine capacity (cc) 3,799
Format 90° V8
Technology Twin turbo, dry sump
Max rpm 8,500
Power 650 PS (641 bhp) (478 kW) @ 7,250 rpm
Torque 678 Nm (500 lb ft) @ 6,000 rpm (95% @ 3000-7000 rpm)
Transmission 7- speed Seamless Shift dual clutch Gearbox (SSG)
Maximum Speed: 329 kph (204 mph)
0-60 mph 2.9 s
Fuel Consumption (combined) 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100 km) CO2 275 g/km
To get the full story watch the video Oli and Mr JWW created in partnership with Visit Ras al-Khaimah, Supercar Driver, Pure Automotive, Uber, Red Bull, TC Media, and Blacklist.
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Ras al-Khaimah Tourism Board
Red Bull UAE