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Dubai Displays World's Most Expensive Model Car - A Gold Lamborghini

posted 18 Sept 2013, 08:17 by Mpelembe   [ updated 18 Sept 2013, 08:17 ]

A Lamborghini made of gold and diamonds is set to be the most expensive model car in the world and a triple entrant into the Guinness World Book of Records.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (SEPTEMBER 18, 2013) (REUTERS) -  A prototype of the world's most expensive model car - a gold-plated and diamond encrusted Lamborghini, is on display in a showroom in Dubai on its first stop ahead of a world tour later in the year.

The model Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe is a 22-carat gold-plated replica of the one which RGE Robert Gulpen Engineering in Germany is planning to craft out of solid gold and precious gems valued at 2.9 million USD.

Once completed the 25 inch model - a scale of 1:8 of the real 400,000 USD sports car - will go up for auction at a starting price of 7.8 million USD, according to the showroom in Dubai.

Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

According to the manufacturers the model will scoop three Guinness World Records entries for the most expensive and precious model car in the world, the most luxurious logo, and the world's most secure showcase.

Currently on display at a Lamborghini showroom in Dubai the prototype will also appear at the DubaiMotor Show in November before later going on display in Abu Dhabi.