Sept. 18 - A gold-platted replica of the world's most expensive model car, $7.8 million palm-sized solid-gold Lamborghini, is on display in Dubai. Conway G. Gittens reports.
The Daily Digit is $7.8 million. That's a starting price for a solid gold and diamond encrusted model of a mini Lamborghini going up for auction - and you can't even drive it! A gold-platted version is now on display in a showroom in Dubai, that's the first stop ahead of a world tour later in the year. It's also the warm-up act for the real deal which is looking to get into the Guinness World Book of Records, for an interior and exterior that will glitter with $2.9 million worth of precious metals and gems. Manufacturer, Germany's RGE Robert Gulpen Engineering, says it uses it the model to market the actual life-size car, the famous Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, which by the way only has a $400,000 price tag. If it's toy-sized replica is sold, ten percent of the proceeds will go to charity.