Robert Wilhelm Gulpen, the former engineer of the company Mercedes-Benz, is a famous creator of “precious” cars. For the last 12 years he has been creating luxury cars of the “super-luxury” class with the use of precious metals and stones.
He created a unique model of Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. This exact copy 1:8 of the supercar is made of pure gold, platinum and diamonds! It is called the most expensive layout in the history. The model was created at the personal request of one of the potential buyers. The body of the model was made of carbon; it was covered with a layer 1/1000 mm of real gold. Wheels and interior of the mini Aventador were created using gold, platinum and precious stones. The master used 700 precious stones to decorate each of the chairs.
Mr. Gulpen first exhibited model of the golden car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (Germany) in September 2011. The model was shown in a box of bulletproof glass, with a large logo of Lamborghini Company, also made of precious metals. It took him a year and a half to completely finish the Lamborghini. Its creation was valued 320,000 dollars.
In fact, this model is the prototype of the gold version of the Italian supercar. It is known that the golden Aventador was put up for auction with a price surpassing $7.3 million. The cost of part of the materials – precious metals and precious stones – was estimated by the manufacturer at $ 2.64 million. It claims for four nominations in the Guinness Book of Records, such as – the most expensive car, the most expensive logo, the only golden car in the world of weighing 500 kilograms.
This luxury car will have a 7-speed transmission and a V-shaped 12-cylinder engine rated at 710 horsepower. It will be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 2.9 seconds. The body of the car will be based on a carbon fiber coated with pure gold with a total weight of 500 kilograms and a platinum finish. There will be a significant number of components made of pure gold in the exterior and interior decorations of all-wheel drive vehicle. The headlights and the seat upholstery will be inlaid with 700 diamonds of the highest quality. The car will be also equipped with a golden steering wheel, gearbox and dashboard. You will find diamonds mounted even in the light bulbs inside the car.