How does a replica Bugatti Veyron end up costing twice as much as the real thing?
There’s nothing more ridiculous than paying double the price for a 1/18th scale replica of a car that already comes with a price tag of $1.7 million. Unless, of course, that mini replica is made completely of solid gold and platinum. Oh, and it’s got diamonds, too. Lots and lots of diamonds.
Co-created by British jeweler Stuart Hughes and Swiss model car maker Robert Gulpen, this extremely limited Diamond Edition Bugatti Veyron scale model is without question, one of the most expensive - and rarest - scale model replicas you’ll ever come across. Made of solid 24-carat gold and platinum with a single cut 7.2-carat diamond found in the Veyron’s grille, this 7-kilo piece of art will only be limited to three models at about $3 million a piece. Apart from the eye-popping exterior, this replica also comes with a steering that actually turns and operates the wheels of the car plus an operational convertible hood that’s completely similar to a real life-size Veyron.
While it seems completely absurd for anyone to purchase this replica knowing that with that money, you can buy two of the real things, some people - yeah, those obscenely rich folks that use hundred-dollar bills as centerpieces in their dining table - won’t have any problem forking over that kind of money if it means having one of these gold and diamond-studded Veyrons sitting proudly on their desks.
Source: Stuart Hughes