• Gold-plated McLaren SLR 999 blinds Dortmund MY Show

There are cars that are blinged-up and there are cars that are absolutely, totally, incredibly blinged-up. Care to venture a guess where this McLaren SLR falls?

While you struggle to comprehend the absurdity of this shiny piece of metal, we’re going to give you all the details. This is the McLaren SLR, a car that has been given a gold-plated finish that weighs over 5kg and is adorned by over 600 rubies with some measuring over 35mm in diameter. And here we thought cars like these only came in scale models.

The car that comes with more jewelry than Mr. T is the work of Suisse designer Ueli Anliker and is scheduled to make an appearance at the Dortmund MY CAR tuning event today at Dortmund, Germany where it is expected to be the show’s crown jewel – no pun intended. Anliker specializes in jewelry-encrusting vehicles with this latest project taking over 30,000 man-hours to finish. We don’t know if the car is going to be for sale, but insurers have estimated the car – with all that gold and rubies – to be worth somewhere around $5.2 million.

If this car does end up being for sale, we don’t know anybody who’d be willing to fork over that much money for one car, especially one that’s going to attract quite a lot of attention - and that’s putting it lightly.


Source: ZNPP

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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  (743) posted on 11.22.2010

I am truly dazzled. The vehicle is decorated with a gold plated finish more than 5 kg that makes it unquestionably costly.

  (858) posted on 11.11.2010

He should put diamond instead of rubies..cause diamond is a girl’s best friend...haha

  (206) posted on 11.11.2010

Take the ugliest supercar, then beat it with the ugly stick. Ta da! Here you go.

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