[PHOTO GALLERY] Mercedes SLR McLaren with rubies and gold is worth $11m image

A unique Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which some might say it’s a kitsch, named the Red Gold Dream SLR, is currently worth 11 million USD.

The unique and extremely bad taste Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR has been made by a Swiss club owner and Thai-food impresario, Ueli Anlicker, and at the time when the project was finished, the supercar was worth around 4.3 million USD, but now Anlicker says that the price went up to 11 million USD. The Red Gold Dream SLR apparently has some prospective buyers too and unsurprisingly they are from the Middle East and China.

The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR has been decorated with 500 rubies and 14-karat gold, making it quite eye-catching and you can look at the bright part of owning this vehicle, if you ever run out of pocket change, you can scrap some gold off the center console. Besides being made extremely ugly and expensive, the Red Gold Dream SLR has also been given a power boost. Ueli Anlicker says that the supercar’s engine is now developing a total output of 700 horsepower, but he wants to bring it close to 1.000 before selling it.

As a reminder, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has been sold from 2003 to 2009, being developed by Mercedes-Benz and the McLaren Group. When it was made, Mercedes owned 40 percent of the McLaren Group. The SLR was being offered in two body styles, two-door coupe and two-door roadster, being powered by a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 engine, generating 617 HP and 780 Nm of torque (580 lb-ft), mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.