2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Mohammed Ben Sulayem – Dubai

By Auto News Log • January 28th, 2012

Mohammed ben Sulayem is a UAE champion rally driver who lives in Dubai. He has won more FIA regional championships, and more international rallies, than any other racer in history. His premier event was the FIA Middle-East Rally Championship. Since first winning in 1986, he has gone on to win the event 14 times, never having been defeated.

Mohammed ben Sulayem currently FIA Vice President for Sport, is President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) and as such has been appointed by the FIA and FIM as the official representative to oversee all motorsports events in the UAE. He is also Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, formerly the UAE Desert Challenge, and a race that he launched in 1991. The event has since become the first round of the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup.

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.

The excitement is building in the collector car and auto enthusiast world with the upcoming Kuwait Concours d’Elegance taking place February 15th – 18th, 2012.

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours: http://www.kuwait-concours.com


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