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    Auctions: Gold-plated Aston Martin DB5 model sells for $90k
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    Classic Aston Martins sell for big bucks at auction. So this news of a DB5 selling for a princely sum hardly comes as a surprise. But the model in question wasn't an actual DB5. It was a scale model. Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary James Bond film Goldfinger, this 1:3 ...

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    Geneva: Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra is a carbon fiber and gold leaf party
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    Koenigsegg took to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to celebrate a milestone in the company's history. The Swedish supercar manufacturer has officially built 100 units over the past ten years, and to mark the occasion, designers whipped up the Agera S Hundra. Swedish for – you guessed it – ...

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    Volkswagen hits Qatar with a pair of special Touaregs
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    Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar (above) and Touareg Gold Edition (below right) Click either image for high-res image gallery
    After three consecutive wins in the famously brutal Dakar Rally, Volkswagen is no stranger to cresting dunes and speeding across desert terrain. And now the German ...

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    Why, yes, that is a Tata Nano covered in pure gold
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    Tata Nano Gold Plus by Titan Industries – Click above for image gallery
    Try to imagine the most basic car on the road, and you'll likely conjure up images of the Tata Nano. The Citroën 2CV of our time, the Nano was conceived as bare-bones, bargain-basement transport for the masses. But ...

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    Bugatti Veyron diamond-and-gold scale model even costlier than the real thing
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    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 ...

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    The Golden Arches: Gilded McMerc spotted in - you guessed it - Dubai
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    Redefining the term "enough is enough", the owner of this car is said to have had his SLR gold-chromed. The strangest part is that, according to reports, this is actually the same Mercedes SLR McLaren that was previously spied in Dubai with a silver-chrome treatment. We're not sure about the ...

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    The Midas Touch: gold-plated Bugatti Veyron delivered to Middle East
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    Bare carbon fiber, chrome, French racing blue...Bugatti's done just about everything to the Veyron but plate it in gold. Oops, look like we spoke to soon, as our favorite Orwelian supercar has proven once again that all Veyrons are special, but some are more special than others.Like the gold-plated ...

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    Alchemist: the company that turns cars gold
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    Click above for more gruesome shots of gold-plated exoticsDo you ever wonder what company actually does the 24-carat gold plating jobs on those gilded exotic and luxury cars that surface on the web from time to time? Perhaps you're looking for someone to do the same to your Camry? Alchemist is the ...

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    Gilded Shame: gold-trimmed Camry spotted in Dubai
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    Click above for gallery of the gold-trimmed Camry Taste: some have it, some don't. Case in point this Toyota Camry spotted in Dubai where the burgeoning middle class apparently wants to roll just like their oil-funded upper class but lack the money to secure a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. While we've ...

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    Golden Oldie: 18-karat Vee-Dub in Bucharest
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    This isn't exactly what the recording industry had in mind when The Beatles went gold for the first time. But then, who would have predicted back then that the Iron Curtain would fall and that Eastern Europe would grow into one of the world's largest markets for tasteless luxury items. This 1968 ...

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    Iced-out Bentley knob
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Have_a_Bentley_Pick_up_a_150_000_shift_knob'; How do you know you've got too much money? When you spend a chunk of it on something like this. The leather Bentley key case is one thing, but this ... this operates on a level all its own. This shift ...

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    Mitsubishi Outlander G-Limited goes for the gold
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    While we were mighty impressed with Mitsubishi's upcoming new Outlander during its debut at the New York auto show, we had no idea Mitsu was planning to pimp it out with gold plating. The Outlander G-Limited features 18-inch aluminum rims, a grille surround and pin stripes that are all colored ...

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