Dubai: A prototype of the super model Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has dazzled the UAE.
If ordered, the full-sized car will cost Dh26.75 million — which will make it the most expensive car in the country.
The innovative German model carmaker, Robert Wilhelm Gulpen, told Gulf News he has provided a prototype of his super model in the showrooms of Lamborghini in Dubai and it will arrive in Abu Dhabi in a month’s time.
Almost ten per cent of the proceeds from the sale will go to charity.
The car will be auctioned to the public. If a buyer wishes to make a bid upfront, Gulpen will accept any figure over Dh26.75 million. Otherwise, it will be sold for at least $7.5 million (Dh27.5 million) at a well-known auction house.
Gulpen has been creating luxury car models from precious metals and stones for the past 12 years at his company ‘RGE Robert Gulpen Engineering’.
“There is a unique factor about the model prototype in the UAE which is only exclusive for the UAE. There is the option to customise the model into an ‘Emirates gold’ colour, which no other country in the world will have,” said Gulpen.
25kg of gold is used to make the real car. There are 700 diamonds encrusted on each seat inside the car; and quality clear diamonds on the rear and headlights. In total precious stones worth Dh5m are used.
“We use the prototype to market the real car model and if a buyer shows interest and arranges a deal, then the real car model will be made and customised to suit the buyer’s desires,” said Gulpen.
To emphasise exclusivity, a 1/1000mm thin thread of solid gold is wrapped around the carbon fibres; and the rims and interior are cast from gold and platinum.
The project will secure three entries into the Guinness World Records: for being the most expensive and most precious model car in the world; made from bullet-proof glass; and with the most precious Lamborghini logo ever made.
It was presented to the international community for the first time at the International Motor Show, in Frankfurt, Germany in September 2011.
According to Gulpen, it took one and a half years and only ten engineers to make the model.
Dh2.37 million of the price is reserved for charity — either the “Little Smile” children’s village in Sri Lanka or another recognised organisation chosen by Lamborghini.
The super model is based on the infamous Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, which has seven-speed transmission, and reaches 96.5km/h in 2.9 seconds.
RGE have also produced super models for companies such as Rolls-Royce and Mercedes- Benz.
- Elisar Sasso is an intern at Gulf News