A Roadside Gold Heist Took Place An Hour From My House

It may not be as real as Ballaban's Kebab-guy joining ISIS, but an armed roadside gold heist took place earlier this week in Wilson, North Carolina - which is just an hour away from my house. It is, quite literally, highway robbery. » 3/06/15 7:55pm 3/06/15 7:55pm

Porsche marks ten years in China with golden 911 Turbo S

You say there's an opportunity for yet another 997 variant? In China? That's gold, Jerry, gold! We'll take a Turbo S, paint it in gold with black wheels and sell ten of them for an outrageous price! » 5/26/11 1:30pm 5/26/11 1:30pm

How To Wrap Your Nissan GT-R In Gold

As if Godzilla's proportions and alien design didn't already make the car eye-catching enough on the road, someone decided it was about time to cover their Nissan GT-R in a bright gold wrap. Someone shoot the leprechaun. » 1/18/11 9:30am 1/18/11 9:30am

Mercedes Brings Gold SLS AMG To Dubai, Wants Oil Money

Rather than wait for the SLS AMG to get chromed, Mercedes is introducing one at the Dubai Motor Show pre-luxo'd in AMG Desert Gold paint. "Bout to grow a beard dude, so much cake even the money look weird, too." » 12/15/09 1:30pm 12/15/09 1:30pm

Ruby-Covered Red Gold Mercedes SLR: Ronald McDonald's Wet Dream

This very special Mercedes SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream has been adorned with 500 rubies and 14k gold, transforming a once unassuming super car into something truly eye-catching. » 4/28/09 12:30pm 4/28/09 12:30pm

VW Passat CC Gold Coast Concept: Incredibly Sexy

The VW Passat CC Gold Coast concept debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but the Chicago Auto Show is the first time we've seen it. We only have one thing to say, day-um. » 2/12/09 10:30am 2/12/09 10:30am

Gold Leaf "Premium Bond" Aston Martin DB7 Tackier Than Roger Moore

Gold isn’t known to the be the most durable of materials, which is probably why over-the-top tuning firm Alchemist left it off the bumpers and rockers. The 24-carat gold leaf on this Aston Martin DB7 » 10/24/08 6:00pm 10/24/08 6:00pm is actually part platinum for longevity, but we still wouldn’t advise running it through a car wash, especially since…

GT-R Skips Matte Black, Goes Straight To Matte Gold!

This matte gold Nissan GT-R » 10/21/08 4:00pm 10/21/08 4:00pm was spotted in Dubai, where it was possibly turning its custom-painted nose up at the relatively gaudy . This could be a sign that the , as exemplified by the and , is being replaced by a new matte color. If less is more, and matte black is less, matte gold is slightly more than less. …

British Company Offering Gold-Plated Roofs For Stately, Traditional…

Proving that a fool and his money are soon parted, British company Alchemist is offering car owners a chance to get a custom, 24-carat gold leaf finish added to the ride of their choice. For just $20,000 they'll happily take posession of your Bentley, Aston Martin or Escalade and top it with a shimmering gold finish.… » 8/26/08 4:40pm 8/26/08 4:40pm

Think You've Got It All? How About A Gold Porsche?

We were born with an inability to trust salespeople, the fact they're trying to sell something you probably don't need is more than likely the root of this distrust. Fresh from Germany is a perfectly good example of something totally ludicrously ridiculous. The watch, jewelery, and interior decoration company of… » 2/27/08 2:15pm 2/27/08 2:15pm

Buy an $88,000 VW Beetle, Get the Gold for Free

Or maybe it should be buy $88,000 worth of gold and get a 1968 Volkwagen Beetle for free? Regardless, you will be getting the gold with the Beetle or the Beetle with the gold because an 18-karat blend of gold and glass is what this beautiful Beetle is coated in. The monstrosity was shown off at the annual Luxury Show… » 12/12/07 5:00pm 12/12/07 5:00pm

Rolled Gold: Plated Rides Debut in Romania

Some say we're living in a new Gilded Age, wherein a small number of unconscionably wealthy and flamboyant individuals lord their riches over the insolvent, who cower in their presence. Then again, maybe it's just that a few knuckleheads with MasterCards keep throwing off the meters. We may never know. Well, maybe we… » 12/12/06 9:32am 12/12/06 9:32am

It's Money that Matters: 24K Gold Springs

It's said these 24k gold plated springs were originally fashioned for a customer in Dubai, who wanted his Ferrari F430 Spyder to stand out among the emirate's patently ungilded supercars. Now, H&R Springs, which came up with the plating process, is offering the springs for a premium of 2,000 euros over the cost of… » 11/24/06 8:21am 11/24/06 8:21am

The Gold Standard: A 22 Carat Gilded Boxster

CEO of German marketing agency Visualis, Sven Ulrich, commissioned an artist to gild this Porsche Boxster in 22 carat gold — a prelude, if you will, of a limited-edition model yet to be priced. It's not just the exterior that's gotten its bling on (and yes, "bling" truly is the most appropriate term here), but also… » 8/03/06 10:43am 8/03/06 10:43am

Lose the Grill Here's What's Hot in Bling: The Bricklin

Forget what you thought you knew about fashion in da club. Lil' Jon-style goblets? Over. Diamond- encrusted knucks? Can we call you Radio Raheem? Swingin' pendants proclaiming your general steez and/or degree of playatasticness? Okay, Mr. Gordon Gekko of the ghetto. No, what all the kids are gonna be rockin' when… » 7/28/05 2:15am 7/28/05 2:15am