There's such a fine line between "I'm rich and own a very exclusive product" and "I'm a rich idiot who just got taken." That line is the Tauri 88 smartphone from Tonino Lamborghini, which costs $6,000.
Even if they could, most people would never spend $6,000 on a smartphone. Then again, most people would never spend $200,000 on a car. The difference is that the $200,000 car is awesome and fast, and the $6,000 is just dumb and a waste of money.
But if you're dumb and feel like wasting money, the Tauri 88 is the new phone for you. It's the latest in a line of Tonino Lamborghini-branded smartphones (other companies like Porsche Design do this too) and it costs roughly one-half of a Nissan Versa.
Android Authority reports that the phone has some decent specs on it, including a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a MicroSD card slot, a 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. It's made of leather and steel with hand-embroidered stitching and the Lamborghini logo. Only 1,947 of these will be made.
Okay, so... what's the point? I'm sure it will do the most important function of any smartphone — browsing Facebook when you're bored in line — as well as a $99 iPhone 5S, just for 60 times the cost. I like what Engadget had to say about it:
But it makes us wonder if we'll ever see luxury devices that offer something truly interesting beyond an ostentatious brand name. Wouldn't true opulence be more akin to having a smartphone that lasts for days, when the plebes are fiddling for their chargers? Or perhaps getting access to the fastest processors months before they reach consumer devices?
If someone wants a $6,000 smartphone and can afford it, good for them, but it would be nice if it could do things the $99 iPhone can't. Like browse an even nicer version of Facebook while waiting in an even nicer line.
Do rich people even wait in lines? I don't think they do.
This post has been updated to make clear the phone is made by Tonino Lamborghini, a separate company from the automaker.