If we can’t afford the real thing, at least we can get ourselves a smaller scale model, right?
Robert Gulpen, current model maker and former Mercedes-Benz engineer, has intensely crafted a 1:8 scale replica of a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 that was reveled at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Leaving aside the tiresome work that went into building the 1:8 scale model, what makes this creation stand out from the crowd is its ridiculous price tag of at least €3.5 million or about US$4.83 million at the current exchange rates; 15 Times More than the Real One
The tyre rims and interior have been cast from solid gold and platinum, while diamonds are found in the seat, headlights and steering wheel. The materials alone cost €2 million, while the work took 500 man hours.
The Lamborghini Aventador is scheduled to be auctioned in December this year, by Sotheby’s, with a starting price of €3.5 million. Or you could buy 12 real Lamborghini Aventador priced at €303,450 each.