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 years Frankfurt Motor Show.
The tiny model is set apart from its larger counterparts by its enormous price tag. Gulpen’s model supercar is going for an outrageous $4.83 million. That compares to a life sized version at 12 times the $379,000 price.
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High quality and precious materials account for a good portion of the price. The interior and rims are made of platinum and solid gold, and a solid gold thread is wrapped around the carbon fibers of the body parts. Bulletproof glass was used for the logo and gems, gold and platinum adorn the showcase.
Between all the materials and the 500 hours spent creating the Lamborghini model, it seems the price is right. An auction will be held in either New York or Dubai starting at $4.3 million, and depending on the final bid, around $690,000 will go to charity.
Refresher: The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 will be powered by a 6.5L V12 engine making 690-hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. Mated to the company’s new ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) 7-speed transmission, 0 to 60 mph will come in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. The Aventador is an all-wheel-drive supercar courtesy of Lamborghini’s Haldex 4-wheel drive system. Prices will start north of $375,000.
– By: Alexandra Koken