A Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is priced at $445,300, which is quite a lot for most people. But what if we would tell you that you can get it for "free?" Well, maybe not totaly free, as you will have to buy a penthouse in Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street, which starts at about $2 million. This offer comes as part of the 2014 Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promotion.
Company official said "Customers buying a penthouse in Damac Maison, the Dubai Mall Street during DSF will be given a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador roadster with their purchase."
Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street is Damac’s first service hotel apartment project and was designed by German architects Koschany & Zimmer. Seems like a good deal to us.
The same company announced that buyers of other properties will get either a BMW or a Mini Cooper, depending on the size of the house bought.
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When it comes to the supercars in the Dubai, we have heard just about every crazy story that we can think of. The latest one includes this new record-breaking Lamborghini Aventador, made out of gold and gems.
This shiny Aventador features 55 pounds of gold, and is currently on auction at a price of $7.5 million, with $650,000 of tht money earmarked for charity. With that massive price, this is set to be the most expensive Lamborghini in the world.
We are talking of course about a 1:18 scale model, carved from a 1,100-pound block of solid gold. The model is currently on display in a Dubai showroom, and for security reasons, it is currently just a prototype made from a less-expensive material. The fortunate winner of the bid will have the opportunity to customize the scale model according to his personal desire.
Despite not being a road-ready model, this Aventador is already listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive model car.
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First Lindsay Lohan dominated the TopSpeed pages and now The Bieb-man himself, Justin Bieber, is set to tackle our pages. This time around, however, he wasn’t driving like an ass to get away from paparazzi; nope, this time he was driving like an ass simply because… he enjoys driving like an ass – at least that’s what we can make of it.
Over in the United Arab Emirates, even Justin Bieber can’t weasel his way into renting a car because he is just shy of the minimum age requirement. So, what does a millionaire pop sensation teeny bopper do in this instance? Well, borrow an Aventador from a “friend,” of course.
But, that’s not what gets him on our front page. What gets him here is the fact that he was caught breaking driving laws in Dubai via six different traffic cameras. According to reports, the teen idol was driving excessively fast and when the recently supercar’d out Dubai police department tried to stop him, he simply kept on going.
The report of the police trying to pull The Bieb over and him failing to yield leaves a massive hole in the story that has yet to be filled. We still don’t know why he was driving so fast and we are really wondering why in the world he didn’t pull over when the police attempted to stop him. There are reports that he was late to a few shows in the area, so he may have been speeding to get to those, but we highly doubt he would drive himself to his shows.
We’re sure that more details will emerge as time goes on, so stay tuned for more.
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There’s something to be said for a country that doesn’t lack in wealthy people to have a police department with a patrol car like this.
In yet another example of Dubai’s fascination for high-priced exotic cars, the country’s police department has taken delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Now, understand. Supercar’s aren’t that uncommon in Dubai so it might be a good idea for the police to go after these exotics with an exotic of its own. You know, to “level the playing the field.”
But that doesn’t take away from the bombastic nature of having a 700-horsepower Italian supercar with a six-figure price tag serving as a law enforcement vehicle. It’s not out of the stretch of the imagination that these Aventador will be mostly a "display" police car and won’t be used in official duty.
But still, there’s a level of unrest seeing car like this in your rearview mirror with its lights flashing.
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It’s hard for rival automakers to find a consensus on topics regarding the industry, but every now and then, you’ll find that these companies are in agreement over a certain issue. The mass exodus from Iran appears to be one of them.
Last year, a number of automakers, including Porsche, Hyundai and Toyota, all announced their pullout from the Iranian market. Now, after mounting pressure from the group United Against Nuclear Iran, Italian supercar makers Lamborghini and Maserati have pulled also out of the country.
The decision to leave Iran was a response from calls made by the UANI during a press conference last October that outed the two automakers as still in business in the country. As soon as the conference ended, Lamborghini announced its departure with Maserati following suit. Maserati’s case, in particular, seemed to catch a lot of people by surprise, including the automaker itself, particularly because its parent company, Fiat, had already announced it was ending their business in the country a few months earlier.
It’s no coincidence why these automakers are all pulling out of the country. Rising economic tensions are at the forefront of the move, and it’s easy to understand why the massive automotive pullout was being done to support anti-nuclear efforts.
The cool thing about being famous, wealthy, or both, is that you can have pretty much whatever you want in this world. That includes one-off custom supercars from one of the world’s most highly regarded aftermarket companies.
That’s exactly the case for Nasser Al-Thani of the Qatar Royal family. With just about anything at his disposal, Al-Thani decided to get a Lamborghini Aventador. However, he didn’t want any old Aventador, he wanted the LP760 version from Oakley Design.
More importantly, he wanted one so unique that he commissioned the tuning company to build him one that’s as unique as they come. Originally finished in an Arancio Argos color, Oakley Design repainted the supercar with a Pearl Green finish, but that’s not the end of it. During the first coat of lacquer, Oakley Design used 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes that were supplied by none other than Nasser Al-Thani himself. Nine more coats of lacquer were used, making the body look absolutely stunning.
From there, Oakley Design used plenty of carbon fiber components on the Aventador, including a longer central front chin spoiler. The side sill intakes were opened up to improve airflow and cooling, and larger rear bumper vents were used to extract more hot air out of the car. The top air box on the supercar was also opened to increase ram-air effect on the engine. Even the diffuser now has extended vanes, thus improving the Aventador’s stability when it’s running at high speeds. Finally, the rear spoiler was set at 15 degrees to improve the top speed while also optimizing the downforce-to-drag ratio.
The exact performance numbers for this bespoke Aventador have yet to be released, but we expect it to be in the neighborhood of 760 horsepower. Whatever output this unique, one-off Aventador carries, those 18-carat gold leaf metal flakes used on the paint of the supercar is the true show stopper of the program.
Are you surprised? We’re not! Especially after we have reported that Shelby Supercars has managed to sell an impressive 10 Tuatara during the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show. Compared to that the Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale is a bargain.
The first unit from the 150 to be produced found its way home. And what a home! The first unit was bout by the Galadari family in Dubai. And if you don’t know them, don’t worry. But you really need to know what other cars you will see in their garage: a Lamborghini Aventador recently bought, a one-off Gemballa MIG-U1 Enzo, one-off Brabus Stealth and a Jaguar XJ220. Among many others of course.
Refresher: this special Gallardo is powered by a V10 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP and a peak torque 398 lbs-ft at 6500 rpm. It will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.4 seconds and will go up to a top speed of 198 mph.