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 |  Dec 01 2011, 2:00 PM

Remember we told you about that Lamborghini Aventador LP700 model car that is selling for about $4.8 million (15 times more than the real thing)? Well, now there’s a model that’s set to beat that price tag.

The Lamborghini Aventador in question has been gilded in gold. German car model maker Robert Guelpen is in talks with a private collector for this special commission, which will see this model sporting the Midas touch. Guelplen is set to break his old record with this new version. There’s no word what he’ll use this time around to craft the golden model, but we’re guessing platinum, carbon fiber and diamonds will make its way into the mix. Word on the street is that the gold model will boast 700 diamonds studded on each of the two seats inside, a chassis made with solid gold, and accessories like platinum wheel rims.

If you had the money, would you spend it on a gold model or do you think spending so much on a car you can’t even drive is a waste? Let us know in the comments section below.

[Source: Born Rich]

 

 |  Jul 28 2011, 1:30 PM

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Dennis Rodman, known for his outlandish appearance and behavior on and off the NBA court, had a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo customized to fit his style… and possibly his style only. In true Rodman extravagance, he had his Gallardo repainted a unique gold flake finish featuring a rainbow-esque shade depending on how the light hits it. In his defense, this style of paint was probably cool and flashy enough back when he did it to match his style.

Who are we kidding. There’s no way to defend this type of paint job (which costs $15,000, no less) on one of Italy’s finest exotics. Though it’s worth mentioning that the entire exotic isn’t treated to the special shade; the sides of the vehicle are now in a gloss black thanks to a fender bender. As of March it sported only 7,000 miles on the odometer. It’s also worth mentioning that the Gallardo is apparently outfitted with $12,000 custom wheels, but that value might be a tad inflated.

[Source: Jalopnik]