When we first laid eyes upon Mercedes-Benz-engineer-turned-craftsman Robert Gülpen’s solid gold 1:18 scale Bugatti Veyron model three years ago, we were in awe. The details inside and out looked just as accurate as the ones on a conventional Veyron model, except they were, you know, replicated in gold, platinum and precious gems. Naturally, it was quite expensive; like more-than-twice-the-price-of-the-real-thing expensive.
And last year, we caught wind of 1:8 scale Lamborghini Aventador model made of solid gold. Conceptually, it’s the same, but because it’s larger, it contains more precious metal and gemstones. So it’s worth more money. A lot more. And now it’s for sale!