A miniature replica of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 was recently revealed along with its enormous price tag – a staggering US$4.83-million.
Former Mercedes-Benz engineer and German model maker Robert Gulpen used the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the replica which took 500 hours of work, 1/1000mm thin thread of solid gold around the carbon fibres that form the body of the car and solid gold and platinum for the rims and entire interior. According to Gulpen, the Lamborghini logo on the bulletproof showcase background is made from gold, platinum and precious gems. All in all, Gulpen says that the materials used for the construction US$2.8-million. The real Lamborghini Aventador is currently selling at US$379 000.
The mini Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 will go up for auction at Sotherby’s or Chrystie’s in New York or Dubai with a starting bid of US$4.83-million, of which at least US$690 000 will be given to charity.