$2.93 Million Bugatti Veyron Toy Costs More Than Real Car

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This is a solid-gold, diamond-accented, 1/18th-scale Bugatti Veyron built by Robert Gulpen and Stuart Hughes. It costs $2.93 million. An actual Veyron costs around $1.7 million. This is the dumbest product in the history of consumerism.

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The gold and diamond Bugatti Veyron toy is meant to demonstrate the extremes of luxury craftsmanship and, at $2.93 million, the extremes of crazy luxury pricing. If you check out the toy car's website, you'll find this detached-from-reality (and unnecessarily capitalized) description:

The Bugatti Veyron Diamond Edition
The world's most Luxurious and expensive model car. This unique project was a fusion between Robert Gulpen of Munich & Stuart Hughes of Liverpool both who both are well respected in the individual fields of Bespoke luxury Designs. This mammoth and very intricate job took 2 months to finish

Type: Bugatti Veyron Diamond Ltd Edition
Scale: 1:18
Materials: Solid 24ct Gold and Platinum with 7.2ct single cut Flawless Diamond
Extras: Steering functioned, all hoods operational, engine and all parts very detailed
Weight: approx 7kg
Included: Certification of authenticity, glass house, aluminium case, photo documentation of the manufacturing process
Available as a ltd edition of only 3 to be made

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Well, with only three made we figured we'd be fools not to buy one. Good thing the website is so convenient we can just buy online. Wonder how Wert's going to feel about that $2.93 million line item on this month's expense report...

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[Stuart Hughes via BornRich via Autoblog]

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Gimmi-Sagan-Om-Draken

That is just stupid wasteful, I would slap the guy who bough that, it would have to be someone with a Veyron or it would be even stupider if thats possible...hopefully Simon C....

This miniature model of a classic car made of gold and encrusted with 695 diamonds is worth 1.2 million yuan ($154,309). It is currently on display at an exhibition in Hangzhou, China. More than 200 luxurious artworks by 11 well known Chinese craftsmen are showcased in this exhibition.