Cars are becoming an expensive affair these days. To beat that, scale models of the expensive cars are getting more expensive than the actual car itself.
So here is the world's most expansive scale model of a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700- 4, crafted in Germany by Robert Wilhelm Gulpen.
So what makes this car so expensive? It is made up of 500 kg solid block of gold and other precious materials.
Let's take a closer look:
About Robert Wilhelm Gulpen:
Robert Wilhelm Gulpen has been creating such luxury car models out of precious metals and stones for 12 years now. The car also has four Guinness Book of Record entries.
500 kg of gold:
The car is primarily made of gold-500 kg solid block of gold to be exact. The finish product is just 25 kgs of gold.
Other materials used:
Other than gold, Gulpen has used materials like carbon-fibre as the base of the car and other precious stones. The seat of the car alone has 700 precious stones woven into the fabric. The headlights are encrusted with diamonds.
The finished product is valued at USD 7.3 million and the total value of the materials used is USD 2.3 million. If Gulpen does not get an offer good enough, the scale model will be sold at an auction for a minimum of USD 7.5 million and USD 650,000 will go to charity.
Guinness Book of World Records:
The scale model of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has secured four entries into the Guinness Book of World Records. They are:
- Most expensive model car in the world
- Most secure showcase in the world, made out of bulletproof glass
- World's most luxurious logo
- The only car to be built out of 500 kg of solid gold