• Jun 14, 2010
1:18 scale Bugatti Veyron replica in solid gold – Click above for image gallery

How do you make the Bugatti Veyron – widely touted as the most expensive new production car in the world – even more costly? By miniaturizing it and forming it completely out of 24 karat gold and 7.2 carats worth of diamonds, naturally. Apparently, this pint-sized Bugatti replica is the work of Robert Gulpen of Munich & Stuart Hughes of Liverpool, and the result is a 1:18 scale Veyron that costs a reported £2 million ($2.93 million at today's exchange rates). Only three will be made.

Now, we don't want you to think we don't appreciate the engineering and detail that went into making this ultimate tribute to the diecast car, especially since this one comes complete with working hoods and steering, but if we were going to be spending that kind of coin on a Veyron, it would definitely be on a real one from the factory floor in Molsheim. That said, this golden supercar would look pretty darn great on our nightstand...



[Source: Stuart Hughes via Born Rich, Luxury and Lifestyles Ltd.]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is absurd.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually this is Bugatti, absurd was left long ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      2.93 mil and tacky as hell.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If this proves only one thing, it is that rich people don't have enough things to do with their money.

      I'm not critiquing the whole world's most expensive car replica thing, but if I had three million and a Veyron I'd want a scale model of it that could do something that was actually cool, rather than just looking gaudy on my bookshelf.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The strakes in the vents up front indicate that this is a model of the pre-production show car. That leads me to believe that this is just a copied mold of AutoArt's first 1:18 Veyron model. Lame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Something about a fool and his money comes to mind...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, a working hood and steering?!

      That's as detailed as a $20 die-cast! Even uses the same cheap plastic for windows
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you have the money to buy a Veyron I'm also sure you have the money to buy this as well without batting an eye.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        ..and could pay off all my debt just with the sales tax
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        "If you have the money to buy a Veyron I'm also sure you have the money to buy this as well without batting an eye."

        You can then place it on the front dash as a decoration.

        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        By the way, the Veyron had a Pur Sang edition. Now it has this Pur Or edition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Too bad the 3 people that buy this won't have enough money to buy enough good taste to not get crappy looking (though expensive) trinkets.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it would be one thing if it was a beautiful car like a Muira or something... but this toad?
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, toad huh... I may never see the Veyron the same again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      there's just something about polished gold that says, "i don't know the meaning of classy".
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm no metallurgist but it seems to me that 24K gold would be so soft that some of the parts would not hold their shapes. It certainly would be easy to damage.

      There's a reason why most gold jewelry is 14K. To increase strength other metals are added to the alloy. Pure gold is very soft. Remember in old westerns and pirate movies how people would bite a coin to check if it was real?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking. That's very easily bendble. 22 carat would've been much better. Even those with enough tastelessess to buy this would feel annoyed when it eventually goes out of shape.

        Don't drop it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stupid people are stupid.
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