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Gold Lamborghini scale model priced at $7.5 million

Without an engine, this Aventador is the real definition of 'all gold everything.'

By Exhaust Notes Sep 17, 2013 9:31AM
No one in Dubai wants a gold-plated Lamborghini Aventador that costs $7.5 million, at least not yet.

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]

Sep 17, 2013 10:59AM
if anyone wants one i got 5 selling them for $3 million each... just send me a money gram and i promise you will not receive the car :)
Sep 17, 2013 11:17AM
If your going to sell a car for that price, make sure it's a real car. Nobody want's a 7.5 million dollar dust collector. 
Sep 17, 2013 11:42AM
7.5 mill for a model or 9.3 mill for a car that runs. Hmmmm..........
Sep 17, 2013 12:24PM
Some people seem to have way to much money and time on their hands. "T"downs Can F off and Die.
Sep 17, 2013 1:04PM
It seems that if a car is built for speed, weighing it down with gold is counter productive...
Sep 17, 2013 11:52AM
So, this is what people do when there is so much hunger in the world.
Sep 17, 2013 11:41AM
just stupid, just like our government
Sep 17, 2013 11:54AM
LOL.  Oh yeah - I can park it at Walmart while I am shopping.
Sep 17, 2013 11:45AM
A million in gold and 2.64 in platinum and diamonds.  there's not $4 million in work on that toy.  $7.5 million sounds like a price they picked out of a hat
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