• Sep 17, 2011
When it comes to objects of automotive lust, few tip the scales further than the Lamborghini Aventador. Naturally, most mere mortals (like us) can't come up with nearly enough expendable income to ever fulfill the dream of owning an actual, drivable toy like that.

If we can't afford the real thing, at least we can get ourselves a smaller scale model, right? Well, maybe... unless the 1:8 scale Aventador you've got your eye on comes with seats, headlights and steering wheel made from diamonds, wheels fashioned from gold and platinum and a perfectly scaled copy of the body crafted from carbon fiber.

Just how much would such a fancy bauble cost? We hope you're sitting down: at least $4.7 million. Yes, in dollars. Auction house Sotheby's plans to sell the wee Lambo to the highest bidder in December with the lofty starting price just quoted, but if you just can't wait to get your hands on it, you can buy it from Robert Gülpen, the modeler, for a cool $6 mil.

Or, you could buy a dozen actual Aventadors for that price, which may be far more satisfying. Check out our exclusive photos of the model taken by photographer David Kaiser, and follow the jump for a video of the model on display behind bulletproof glass at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.



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      bonamana
      • 3 Years Ago
      who ever buy this at that cost.....is idiot of the human era.
      Moe Khan
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is just absurd. I honestly wish no one would buy the damn thing.
      thecomedian
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't care if those diamonds are real, they look tacky as hell. Love the craftsmanship all over the model but those diamonds are retarded.
      dragonrage1191
      • 3 Years Ago
      4.7 - 6 million? I know, what goes in here is fine craftsmanship, but I can think of sooo many different things to buy for the same money. Hell you get a lambo and a racetrack with guidelines given by The Stig with that money.
      Svartorn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lifestyles of the rich and tasteless.
      Thunderbuck
      • 3 Years Ago
      You think maybe they'd throw one of the real ones as an incentive?
      joejoe509
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow... if the rich have this much trouble spending their money, they can send a little bit of it my way. I mean... really... how does this make any sense other than to blow a few million for the sake of spending it? Do you think this will appreciate in price? Probably not much. I can't help but think this would be worth a lot less if it weren't for the jewels inside. I love the idea of a miniture carbon fiber model worth a lot of money - even a couple hundred thousand. But for this to be worth $5-6million is just laughable. For goodness sake... you could buy a couple Veyrons or a really nice mansion in the mountains. So stupid.
      Cain Gray
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think I would use that money to buy the car...and a couple of other things...house, student loans, etc...
      hans moleman
      • 3 Years Ago
      diamond encrusted seats in the tiny car? the rich are some tacky a$$ phuckers
      fulredy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some things are just absurd, and this is one of them.
      KEITH
      • 3 Years Ago
      rather have an Enzo
      Steve Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can I get THIS one with a stick?
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