Nigerians confused as Bugatti and other luxury cars are spotted abandoned in compound

  • These luxury cars were found in a compound in Benin City, Nigeria
  • They’re all in bad condition
  • One of these cars appears to be a Bugatti-inspired kit car

Published on May 22, 2024 at 4:06 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on May 24, 2024 at 6:45 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Somebody found a few abandoned cars in the middle of nowhere near Benin City in Nigeria.

The video is going viral, and it is easy to see why.

Everyone’s wondering how these cars even ended up here in the first place.

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Among others, we can spot a white Range Rover, a dark blue Lexus, and what definitely looks like some sort of Bugatti-inspired kit car.

The video of the abandoned cars did the rounds in Nigeria first, and then it also went viral globally, and people are trying to figure out what happened.

The only thing that’s certain is all these cars look like they’ve been sitting here for a very long time.

They’ve got damaged bodywork, deflated tires, and all the kinds of dirt, dents, and bruises you’d expect when a vehicle is left abandoned for months – if not years.

Unfortunately, the gut-clenching truth is this is far from a one-off.

For whatever reason, people seemingly abandon cars of great value all the time.

One of the most famous instances was the Lamborghini Aventador found in the middle of the rainforest.

Somebody apparently drove it all the way there and then just left.

It would be easy to assume some sort of crime may have been involved in that case, but it’s actually just speculation and no one knows for sure.

Then we’ve got the curious case of the abandoned Tesla Roadsters.

This was actually an interesting story, as the company that eventually ended up purchasing the abandoned vehicles explained.

Well over a decade ago, a Chinese EV brand had reportedly purchased brand-new Tesla Roadsters anonymously.

They wanted to drive the cars, test them, and then ‘tear them apart’ and reverse engineer the technology behind them.

The problem is they never actually got around to doing that, because by the time the cars got to China, the start-up had already gone bankrupt.


Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.