• Nov 22, 2006
Yeah, this is somewhat of a repost, but the first time around, we didn't have a product shot. Billed by H&R as "extravagant," these gold springs are available for all makes and models, as H&R has come up with a process -- this part is more interesting than the bling-fromage springs themselves -- that allows the gold plating to stay on despite the load changes the springs will bear through the course of regular driving.

An unnamed Ferrari driver in Dubai can be thanked for ordering the first set of these things, which drove H&R to offer the gold plating as an option on all its springs. The cost for the "most luxurious suspension components of all time" (ugh...) is 2,000 Euros over and above the price of the springs themselves. Alas, good taste, for some, is unavailable at any price.

(Press release after the jump)

[Source: H&R]

PRESS RELEASE:
World Debut at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 2006

H&R GOLD
24-Carat Gold Suspension Springs

The first order came from the owner of a Ferrari 430 Spider from Dubai. H&R GOLD: In a world debut H&R presents sport springs with genuine 24-carat hard gold coating at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 2006. Now the most luxurious suspension components of all time are also available for all other car makes and models.

This debut of the especially exclusive kind combines the typical H&R attributes of sporty handling, optimized active safety and highest quality with extravagant looks.

To make the gold plating permanent despite the constant load changes on the spring the H&R engineers and technicians have developed a special plating process.

That enables H&R to offer all available H&R sport springs plated with exclusive 24-carat hard gold - regardless of whether they're intended for a subcompact car like the smart, for a sports car such as a Ferrari or Porsche or for a luxury sedan like a BMW 7-series model.

The GOLD option is available for all H&R sport springs for an additional charge of around 2,000 Euros for the set, depending on the size of the springs.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd rather have em in a gunmetal or stainless grey.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sweet
      • 8 Years Ago
      Definetly in the top 10 of most retarded car things ever.

      Soon, gold will be the new carbonfiber... watch for gold plated hoods, wings and roofs. Who cares about weight and performance... IT'S GOLD!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Real extravagance would be if they were valve springs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Once you install the see through valve covers, these would be great. What's the price of those?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Would this protect from corrosion at all?
      • 8 Years Ago
      WOW! "Lord Of The Spring And The Strut Towers"? One spring to rule them all!