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The Most Precious Cars built

"Mercedes 999 red gold"

Billionaires are plenty and the deeds some of them do usually make the headlines. Then again, there are those who create things that are so ridiculously expensive, you’d probably wonder WTF is going on?

Here is a list of cars that are so precious that if parked anywhere, people might just rip it apart.

Dune Buggy:

At first glance, this might look like a battery operated remote control car. But it is not. This custom made Sidewinder Dune Buggy is one of the most expensive feats of engineering ever built.

The Dune Buggy was essentially built to tackle sandy dunes and beaches. This Sidewinder buggy however, does a lot more than that.

"Dune Buggy"
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Powered by a massive 630 brake horsepower engine and made out of sleek gun-metal the buggy speeds from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. The concept of this buggy and production was done by a Swedish company named Gray Designs. The buggy has a robust suspension along with high-tech chassis that enables passengers to be seated comfortably.

The Sidewinder is most apt for sheikhs who enjoy sand dune racing in luxury.

"Dune Buggy"
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The Interiors of the Sidewinder are that of a sports saloon. The classy OLED screens along with various entertainment options are a perfect blend to keep oneself entertained in a desert.

With a top speed of 93 mph, the sidewinder costs a massive $ 250,000/- :O

 

Nano:

Tata Nano is one of the world’s cheapest cars ever built. But how would you react if the world’s cheapest car joins the league of the most expensive ones?

A part of Tata Motor’s publicity stunt was to team up Titan industry (also owned by Tata) to create the most expensive Nano. The Nano is encrusted with kilograms of precious metals like Gold, Silver and valuable gems.

"Gold Tata Nano"
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The car is built with 80 kilograms of 22-karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver and 10,000 precious and semi-precious stones that include pearls, rubies and emeralds. Waste of money or just another publicity stunt? Either ways, Tata has it all. This car costs a whopping $ 4.6 million. Anybody Interested??

 

Mercedes Mc laren:

Is a Mercedes Mc Laren SLR not expensive enough? You should probably read this.

A Swiss businessman (obviously an eccentric millionare) Ueli Anliker has built his dream car. He converted his Mercedes McLaren SLR into a jewelry box. The Millionaire had a lot of time (and money) in his hands to come with a wacky idea of transform his (apparently) boring SLR into something more.

"Mercedes 999 red gold"
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He assembled a team of 35 people who spent around 30,000 hours and over $ 5.5 million to transform the Mercedes McLaren into the Anliker McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream.

"Ueli Anliker's Mercedes 999 gold"
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By changing the paintwork, wheels, interiors and also the engine, Anliker got his McLaren painted in twenty-five layers of red paint with 5kg of gold dust on the McLaren’s body. The wheels, headlight and the door sills of the car are covered in 24 karat gold.

"Anliker's dream car with red gold"
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The car has gold trimmed seat covers and interiors with ruby covered switch gear. Finally, one sensible thing that Anliker did was convert the 5.4 liter engine’s bhp from 640 to 999. The car speeds up to 210 mph. However, is this car really worth taking on the streets?

The businessman expects a minimum of $11 million for his dream car. Is it going to be sold or will he keep dreaming? Time will tell.

 

Bentley:

Some people are just not satisfied with the luxury they own. They are always on the lookout for something more.

"Beltley diamond bonnet"
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A Swiss company called Luxury Refinish has made this beautiful looking Bentley’s bonnet. The fun fact is that the bonnet costs the same amount as the rest of the car and the car looks beautiful. This Bentley Continental GTC has a bonnet that’s painted in 32 layers of white paint mixed with 32 layers of Diamonds. It adds up to 101 carats.

"Bentlye Diamond Bonnet"
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The diamonds were malleable sized and yet maintain their brilliance and shape. Then a coat of varnish is applied to each diamond filament that measures only 50 micrometers on size. The diamonds are spread evenly. This Bentley easily crosses the $200k mark along with another $ 200k for the bonnet alone.

"Bentley Diamond Bonnet"
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Lamborghini:

"Gold Lamborghini"
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The Lamborghini Aventador is much more than a chic-magnet. Owning one is a pretty challenging thing. But what if you have so much money that you’d make a golden Lamoborghini Aventador?

"Gold Lamborghini"
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This solid gold Aventador was carved from a 1100 pound block of pure gold. This Lambo was spotted on the streets of Paris and is now secure at a showroom in Dubai. The model currently on display is a prototype.

The Lambo on the street sports a 666 number plate (antichrist? May be) and this wicked car features a 6.5- Litre V12 engine that delivers a massive 692 hp.

This car costs $ 7.5 million.

Mercedes:

This Mercedes belongs to a Russian motorist who has attracted plenty of attention while cruising around in a million Swarovski shimmering crystals. The female driver, Daria Radionova who is 21 years old paid around £20,000 for the crystals and employed a couple of people who worked for 12 hours a day for two months on the car.

"Mercedes benz diamonds"
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"Mercedes benz diamonds"
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Ferrari GTO:

Taking home the tag of the most expensive car in the world is this 52 year old Ferrari that was tagged the most expensive car in the world. This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is among the holy grails of the car auction world.

Only 36 of these were ever made and they were very aggressive racing machines in the mid 1960’s. This GTO was sold at an auction by the Bonhams was the 19th unit made by Ferrari and was delivered in 1962 to a French racing driver named Jo Schlesser.

"Most expensive ferrari"
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This car broke the record to be the most expensive car and bagged $ 34.65 million.

Hope you enjoyed this envious review…Stay Tuned for more 🙂

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