Dubai residents with a penchant for luxury wheels have had a dream run this month. Showcased at the Dubai Motor Show earlier this month were some of the world’s most exclusive vehicles, including the fleet of Dubai Police supercars (featuring latest entrants Mercedes G63, Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R).
Next came the Dubai Grand Parade, which showcased ultra-luxury and vintage vehicles, including the Champion Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Car, the ZTR Roadster, the McLaren MP4-12C, and many more awe-inspiring supercars and jaw-dropping luxury bikes.
Now, to round up luxury road show, a model of the world’s most expensive car, crafted from a 500kg solid block of gold, will be on display at the Dubai Mall tomorrow, days before its jets out on a global roadshow – unless, of course, if you’re willing to buy it for a neat price-tag of $7.4 million, or Dh27 million tomorrow itself.
Yes, that’s the price that has been set by Lamborghini and Robert Gülpen, the car’s designer for the auction of the world’s most expensive car ever manufactured – the gold Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. For those with a philanthropic bent of mind, rest assured that of the $7.4 million price-tag, $650,000 (Dh2.4 million) will go to charity.
And if you think that the car is all looks and no performance – well, think again. The Aventador boasts of a V12 engine and a massive 700bhp. The Aventador LP700-4 has a seven-speed transmission, and reaches 100kmph in under 3 seconds.
Lamborghini plans to auction the customised and personalised vehicle, but if a buyer wants to side-step the bidding process and buy it now, the maker says it will accept a Dh27 million offer. The buyer will then have the additional advantage of exclusivity and can personalise certain details of the car.
If you’re planning to make the purchase and are concerned about all that gold melting off in Dubai heat in the summers or about its crash-handling ability – don’t sweat. The vehicle is built on a carbon-fiber base which is then covered with solid gold. In addition, the car’s headlights are encrusted with diamonds, and each seat will have 700 precious stones woven into the fabric. The total value of the material is $2.6m and the total weight of the carved gold 25kg.
Besides, it has already made three world records – the most expensive car ever, the car with the most secure showcase made from bulletproof glass, and the car featuring the most luxurious logo.
A prototype of the car will be on display tomorrow at the Bloomingdale Atrium, The Dubai Mall.