Italian luxury car maker Lamborghini is known for some wacky designs and out-of-this-world supercars. The company pushes the boundaries with each model and has inspired some of the world’s most talented designers to create and augment Lamborghini parts for various purposes. One particular piece of Lamborghini design that has fascinated the world since its inception is the golden Lamborghini. This car is exactly what you call it – it’s a Lamborghini masterpiece that has turned to gold. Not even King Midas could have created something so spectacular, but this custom Lamborghini surely fits a king. Let’s take a closer look at what this golden car is.
There are some Lamborghinis that have become extremely iconic. Some of them have improved or improved the automobile industry over the years. Some of these names include 350 GT, Miura, and Countach. While the Aventador is more of a modern invention, it is slowly climbing the ranks as one of Lamborghini’s finest creations. The Aventador is probably most famous for its ultra-violent shifting. This feature is a total departure from the usual Lamborghini mechanics. In the Aventador, Lamborghini uses a completely new gearbox, which uses independent shift rods or ISRs. This replaces the dual-clutch machine that Lamborghini had been using before the Aventador days. The Aventador is also known for its modern and progressive exterior design. It took cues from the Reventador and the Estoque to become the magnificent work of industrial art that the Aventador is today. At $ 400,000 each, the Aventador is a slice of luxury reserved only for the most luxurious. Most would think that there was no way to make the Aventador even more opulent, and most people were completely wrong about it.
The Lamborghini Aventador model used for the golden car was the LP700-4. This model was the first iteration of the Aventador, and was produced from 2011 to 2016. Designed to replace the Murcielago, the Lamborghini Aventador was first introduced to the world in late 2010 when it was unveiled at Sant’Agata Bolognese. It was still called LB834 at the time. Five months later, the Aventador LP700-4 was officially launched at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
Filippo Perini, Lamborghini’s director of brand and design at the time, designed the original Aventador. Considered one of the most iconic car designers of all time, Perini has worked with the world’s leading luxury car brands, including Alfa Romeo. He was Lamborghini’s chief designer from 2006 to 2016, following the end of Aventador production. Perini has since gone on to work with other brands, but this work with Lamborghini continues to be an influence on the brand.
Lamborghini originally pegged Aventador production at 4,000 units. At the end of production in 2016, a total of 5,000 units were manufactured. Interestingly, there is another Aventador unit that was created before production ended, and that became the gold Lamborghini.
German designer Robert Gulpen is not new to the recreation of luxury supercars. In 2010, Gulpen designed and created a Bugatti Veyron with solid gold and diamond accents. But here’s the catch: it was a 1/18 scale model of reality. This Bugatti Veyron was basically a $ 2.93 million toy, and it even cost more than the real Bugatti.
So Gulpen struck again with the Lamborghini Aventador. The scale model builder created what would later become known as the golden Lamborghini. It is a 1/8 scale model of what was still a new LP700-4. The Aventador model project was made with precious metals, precious gems and carbon fiber. The end result was an immaculate recreation of an incredible car. Gulpen cast the wheels in platinum. The body panels were made of carbon fiber and carved from 500 kg of solid gold. The cast model was inlaid with over 2,000 diamonds weighing around 75kg, an incredible addition to the already impressive model. The gems in this model alone total $ 2.64 million. Gulpen also added a nice and fun detail: 700 diamonds of the 2,000 are placed on the Aventador’s seats, and those 700 represent Lamborghini’s particular model: the LP700-4.
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