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 |  Sep 16 2011, 11:15 AM

If you thought a real Lamborghini was expensive, just wait until you see the price tag of one that you can pick up with one hand. The world’s most expensive model car has just been unveiled for a cool $4.8 million and it’s only one-eighth the size of the life-sized Lamborghini.

Taking a love of miniatures to the extreme, the special edition of the Lamborghini Aventador costs 15 times more that the luxury car it’s based on (a full-sized version comes in at an affordable $379,000). Designed by German model maker Robert Gulpen, the model Aventador follows closely in the footsteps of the original. Not only is it spun and milled from carbon fiber, it is also laced with gold thread. Accounting for about $2.7 million of the asking price are the diamonds that adorn the seats, steering wheel and headlights.  “This is a high-tech work of art,” said Gulpen. “I wanted to do something unique, something that has not existed until now.”

The model limited edition Lamborghini Aventador took 500 hours to create, using computer data shared by Lamborghini. It will be auctioned by Southeby’s in December, but if you’ve just got to have it right now, you can buy it for set price of $6.2 million. You can watch a video of the model being shown off at the Frankfurt Motor Show this past week after the jump.

[Source: Jalopnik]

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