There are luxurious cars, and then there are super luxurious cars. Here we pick out five luxury cars that have been given the most lavish teak, gold, ruby, diamond, or even porcelain makeovers.
Bugatti's Porcelain Supercar
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Luxury French automobile-maker Bugatti has just unveiled a limited edition model that's even more expensive than its Veyron. The $1.4 million 16.4 Grand Sport 'L'Or Blanc', a one-off sports car, is the only car in the world to have porcelain interiors and exteriors. The car has been designed by Bugatti in partnership with Berlin porcelain manufacture KPM (Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur). Psst… if you can afford it, you can drive it too. Click here to see more pictures.
Aston Martin's Handmade Car
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Aston Martin has launched a limited edition version of its Cygnet city car. The luxury carmaker has gotten together with Colette, Paris' uber-stylish concept store, to create the Cygnet and Colette. Made by Aston Martin's Tailored division, the interiors are bitter chocolate brown, the colour of Colette's brown Labrador mascot Oscar. Other features include engraved door handles, quilted alcantara accents throughout and special branding on the navigation unit. Only 14 cars have been made.
Maybach unveiled a diamond-studded model during the Cannes Film Festival this year. A collaboration between the luxury carmaker and Swiss haute jeweller de Grisigono, the Maybach 62S Saloon is decorated with hundreds of precious-carat diamonds on dashboard counters as well as the rear centre arm rest. The car can be individualised with the addition of diamonds or other gemstones on the steering wheel, shift lever or seats.
Range Rover's Autobiography
Range Rover unveiled its Ultimate Autobiography Edition SUV in February this year. The limited edition car - only 500 SUVs will be built - comes fitted with two Apple iPads, docked to the head rests of the front seats. The insides are designed to resemble a first-class cabin, with four individual bucket seats, separated front and back with a middle console that has aluminum tray tables and a cooler. The rear space had teak wood flooring.
McLaren Goes Ruby and Gold
McLaren Automotive, which also owns a Formula 1 team of the same name, unveiled a gold and ruby-studded McLaren SLR 999 last year. A collaboration with Swiss auto designer Ueli Anliker, the Anliker McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream is plated with more than 5kg of gold and 600 rubies. Gold-painted leather seats, gold or ruby buttons and gold and ruby dollar-style SLR logos on the wheels finish the look. The car is worth about $5.2 million.
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