The toy-Lamborghini costs 15 times more than the Aventador it’s based on

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The latest Lamborghini, ‘Aventador’, which costs 379,000 US $ has already been put to the second spot as there’s a new model to top it off. One that costs 4.8 million US $ and that also makes it the most expensive scale model car. It’s a one-eighth size scale model — that may end up being sold for 15 times the cost of the real Lamborghini it’s based on.

Lamborghini’s love of special editions may be getting out of hand. Built by German model maker Robert Gulpen, the model Aventador was spun and milled from carbon fiber just like the original, but laced with gold thread. The seats, steering wheel and headlights are finished with diamonds, but the precious metals and jewels alone account for $2.7 million of the car’s asking price.

The car which took about 500 hours to being completely built using the computer data shared by Lamborghini, the mini-Aventador will be auctioned by Southeby’s in December and if you just can’t wait that long, the auction house has helpfully taken a cue from eBay and set a buy-it-now price of just $6.2 million.

“This is a high-tech work of art,” said its creator. “I wanted to do something unique, something that has not existed until now.”

Here’s video of the incredible Lamborghini scale model being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week.

Baber K. Khan

An auto enthusiast trying to bring car media mainstream.

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