Sunday, March 09, 2014

Gold Car Introduced

(Geneva, Switzerland)
For lovers of luxury and bling-bling, German tuning specialist Carlsson is offering an eyeful at the Geneva International Motor Show this week, displaying the world's first gold-covered car.

Several thousand sheets of gold leaf were needed to cover the Versailles-inspired special edition Mercedes S-class presented at the show, which opened to the public on Thursday.

Carlsson said it is only planning to produce 25 of the over-the-top luxury vehicles, each customized to fit the tastes of their buyers.

Ten of the Carlsson CS50 Versailles — named after the extravagant gold and mirror-decked palace on the outskirts of Paris — have already been reserved, said the company, which is targeting in particular ultra-rich buyers in Asia and the Middle East.

About half of the car's exterior is covered in pure gold, and the precious metal is also omnipresent inside the vehicle, covering the steering wheel, part of the dashboard and a range of knobs, buttons and details.
The car is priced around $500K.


Wireless.Phil said...

There have been a lot of claims from the Middle East about gold cars and the emails get passed all around.
But people don't think!

If they were solid gold, they would be too heavy to move.

At least you made the propped notation of "Gold Covered"!

Doom said...

Oh, you could figure out how to be mobile in a solid gold-paneled vehicle, couldn't be solid gold, the engine... would be heck. And the suspension would be heck too, among other things. The thing is you would need a convoy of tanks to keep it safe. And forget about parking it with the windows down to run in and grab some... what... caviar?

At $500k, I would venture to bet you could buy the gold leaf and do it yourself for a fraction of that cost.


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