Gold Lamborghini scale model priced at $7.5 million
Without an engine, this Aventador is the real definition of 'all gold everything.'
The world's most expensive car model, a 1:8 scale Lamborghini honed from carbon fiber and covered in 55 pounds of gold, is making its first appearance outside Europe -- and naturally, that would be in the United Arab Emirates, a place so rich that even the police drive Aventador pursuit cars.
The German model car builder Robert Gülpen wants to sell his model -- which features $2.64 million worth of diamonds and platinum -- at auction and give $650,000 of the purchase price to charity. But even in the land of chromed and gilded Bugattis, there have been no buyers yet, according to CNBC.
Gulpen has made other bejeweled model cars, including a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead dipped in platinum and all-gold Mercedes 300SL Gullwings. His attention to detail, at least from the photos, looks worthy of the price.
But $7.5 million is a pie-in-the-sky price for a car without a real 700-horsepower V12 engine. When a new Bugatti can be had for $2 million and a stock Aventador for just $400,000, what's the point if you can't actually valet it and show off in public?
Maybe Trinidad James, the rapper who penned the hit "All Gold Everything," would take a swipe.
[Source: CNBC; MSN Autos Arabia]
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