Dubai Cybertruck with no.5 license plate becomes ‘world’s most expensive’

  • Unique license plates sell for a lot of money in the United Arab Emirates
  • This license plate on a Dubai Police Cybertruck is no exception
  • It’s estimated to be worth millions

Published on Jun 27, 2024 at 11:06 PM (UTC+4)
by Ben Thompson

Last updated on Jun 28, 2024 at 11:47 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A Cybertruck in Dubai has become the world’s most expensive.

How did it manage that?

By getting a $8.9 million license plate put on it, that’s how.

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Why did this license plate boost the price of the Cybertruck?

It might strike some as odd that a license plate could boost the price of a car.

However, in the United Arab Emirates, unique license plates fetch a high amount when put to auction.

The money raised from the auctions goes towards charitable efforts, such as feeding hungry children or improving infrastructure.

Last year, the ‘P7’ license plate broke the world record for the world’s most expensive.

It snagged a jaw-dropping $15 million at auction.

The plate was reportedly then seen on a Tesla Model X driving around Dubai.

But we have now seen a high-end license plate on a Cybertruck.

And it belongs to the Dubai police force, primarily used for the protection of Dubai’s Crown Prince, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

The truck is currently on display at Dubai Mall and visitors have spotted its Number ‘5’ license plate.

This plate was previously purchased in 2016 by Dubai-based businessman Balwinder Sahni.

He paid a cool $9 million for it at auction.

This makes this police van the most expensive license plate combination for a Cybertruck.

Although some may question the wisdom of a $9 million license plate on a $100,000 vehicle, it’s important to remember that the money will go to charity ultimately.

Observers have also noticed that the Cybertruck in question has had the license plate printed onto the wrap covering the vehicle.

This is a noticeable departure from the usual method of attaching plates – bolting them onto the car.

One thing’s for certain – you’ll be hard-pressed to find a police car this pricey.

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Ben Thompson

Ben got his start in journalism at Kennedy News and Media, writing stories for national newspapers, websites and magazines. Now working as a freelancer, he divides his time between teaching at News Associates and writing for news sites on all subjects.