When you’re running down the list of the most expensive cars in the world, chances are you’d have a Rolls Royce in there and maybe a couple of Bugatti Veyrons too. But would you, under any circumstances, write down a Tramontana as one of your top 5?

If you said no, then you’re not alone. And if you didn’t put a Tramontana in there, then you’d be wrong, too.

€2 million. That’s what this custom-made, one-off Spanish Tramontana supercar costs, making it the fourth most expensive car in the world, sharing its spot with an equally rare McLaren F1. The only three cars that are most expensive than this one is the ‘Star of India’ Rolls Royce and a couple of Bugatti Veyrons.

While the car’s performance – it has a twin-turbo V12 engine that can produce as much as 760 horsepower with a 0-100 kmh mark of only 3.6 seconds – more than justifies the enormous price tag, the main reason why it costs so much is because of the precious paint, which was mixed with a number of gems and gold, that was used by Fernando Leal-Audirac – in designing the car.

The effect of mixing paint with gold and gems results in the paint producing an iridescent effect, which makes it change colors when it’s hit by sunlight. Audirac designed the Tramontana in such a way that it takes on the look and feel of a silk fabric.

You rarely come across a car that’s been painted with traces of gold on it so this Tramontana supercar is definitely one for the books. The best part is, if you have €2 million to spare, you can actually buy it and be the envy of all your peers.


Source: Jameslist

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  (708) posted on 02.3.2010

Fast it may be, cheap it may not be. But whatever its stats, this car comes nowhere to approaching the beauty of even the most purpose-built supercars. Send this one back to the factory. Maybe an Arabian prince will buy the prototype so we never have to see it again.

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