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Old 16th September 2011, 18:48   #1
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A handcrafted carbon-fiber Aventador 1:18 scale model to be sold for $4.8 Million, this feat of insanity goes way above and over the 2 Million Veyron (1:18 Veyron for twice the price of a 1:1 Veyron - ₤2 million). The one-off piece which is to be auctioned off at Sotheby's this December, and if you just can't wait, it can be yours at an online auction which tips the scale at $6.2 Million, roughly the price of 15 real Aventadors!
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Toy Lamborghini costs 15 times more than real Lamborghini
Even as the Lamborghini Aventador just begins to hit the world's fenceposts, there's already a new model to top it — one that, at $4.8 million, may be the most expensive car in the world. Well, most expensive scale model car anyway. Yes, that's right, it's a one-eighth size scale model — that may end up being sold for 15 times the cost of the real Lamborghini it's based on.
Lamborghini's love of special editions may be getting out of hand. Built by German model maker Robert Gulpen, the model Aventador was spun and milled from carbon fiber just like the original, but laced with gold thread. The seats, steering wheel and headlights are finished with diamonds, but the precious metals and jewels alone account for $2.7 million of the car's asking price.

"This is a high-tech work of art," said its creator. "I wanted to do something unique, something that has not existed until now." That's certainly true — I doubt anyone's done anything like this before.

After taking about 500 hours to build the model — using computer data shared by Lamborghini — the mini-bull will be auctioned by Southeby's in December. If you just can't wait that long, the auction house has helpfully taken a cue from eBay and set a buy-it-now price of just $6.2 million, or roughly enough to buy 15 actual Aventadors which can make their own vroom-vroom noises.
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Old 16th September 2011, 18:54   #2
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What utter stupidity. the price is just not justifiable by even the most extreme standards.

I bet you some arab kid is gonna buy it.
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Old 16th September 2011, 18:58   #3
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INSANITY! So the model car maker actually had $3 million to make this! As GordonGekko said, no doubt some arab kid will buy it.
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Old 16th September 2011, 20:17   #4
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Absolutely defies every logic. Who cares about the god dam CF ??? Its a scale model after all.
Why not just buy the real thing ?
World really runs on no logic at all.lol

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Old 16th September 2011, 21:29   #5
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Hmpf!!! this is nothing but being a sophisticated Rakhi Sawant. Act bizzare, make a big joke out of yourself, seek attention...the works.

"Ignore kar, Ignore kar." - R.Madhavan from 3 idiots.

PS: this comment has been written after just having read the headline and seeing the pic.
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*facepalm*

I simply don't understand some people these days. Their idea of logic goes right beyond me. When you can buy the real deal, why would you pay 15 times the price for the same thing, and that too when it's 18 times smaller?
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why would you pay 15 times the price for the same thing, and that too when it's 18 times smaller?
This will obviously be bought in social circles where people have already bought the real car (maybe more than 1 !) and have garages where most other supercars already reside. For them, this is a unique one off. Some of them may also be avid scale model collectors.
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I wish people splurging money on such illogical objects, could use it to help the needy and poor and help change the society. Very sad to read something like this.
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Stuart little may buy one. he'll still need someone to push it around though.
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Would be good to know who actually bought it if the buyers identity is revealed.
Some middle east Arab would but it for his children as a new year gift till he gets the real one when he is 18 yrs.
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