Lamborghini Aventador scale model is more expensive than the real thing

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 19, 2011

One would think that a model Lamborghini Aventador would be more affordable than the real one but the one that Robert Gülpen built is actually much more expensive and is 12 times its price. It will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s this December in either Dubai or New York. The model car has a starting price of $4.7 million while the real Lambo has an average price of $200,000-$300,000. In particular, the Lamborghini Aventador is priced from $400,000.

Robert Gülpen, who is a former mechanical engineer, is a highly experienced model car crafter. He finished building the model only after 500 hours. Gülpen made a 1:8 scale model of the bigger 2011 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 version. Additional factors that added to the high price are its full carbon fiber body and its nearly $3 million in diamond seats, as well as steering wheel and headlights and gold and platinum rims.

The seam down the middle of the car model shows where the carbon fiber panels are matched up in contrasting directions, making a triangular pattern. A carbon fiber monocoque is used on the drivable version to boost its strength and be more flexible.

The baby Lamborghini can be viewed at the Frankfurt Auto Show until September 25, but it will be protected by some bulletproof glass and several electronic safeguards. But of course, if you can’t wait for the auction to start, you could always buy the model straight from Gülpen for $6 million.

Lamborghini has once again proven why the brand is known for its beauty, power and elegance. There is something about the new Aventador that’s undeniably charming. Lamborghini’s perennial classic design language is expressed in every detail, proportions, surfaces and lines found at the new Aventador model.

The Centro Stile Lamborghini designers came up with the most intricate design to bring out Aventador’s true identity. As a result, the new Lamborghini Aventador is an expression of art with its flawlessly designed front end, low roofline and even with its unique air diffuser. In other words, every portion is useful but it can’t hide the fact that there is a high performance machine under its hood.

The Lamborghini Aventador measures 188.19 inches long and 88.98 inches wide. The extensively low 44.72-inch height is more enhanced with a pair of exterior mirrors on both sides.

The supercar also looks fabulous on the inside with its Italian-made interior trims and latest technological equipment. Lamborghini offers an optional “see-through” bonnet to show off its highly impressive 12-cylinder engine.

A push-start red button is placed perfectly at the centre console to start the super fabulous mean machine. The Aventador’s amazing dashboard is similar to that of an aeroplane with TFT display LCD screen with another screen next to it specifically designed for navigation and multimedia system.

Another impressive feature is of course, the carbon-monocoque doors that flip upwards inspired by Lamborghini’s iconic Murciélago and Diablo V12 models. At the very least, the electronically managed air intake is also a reminder of the aerodynamic efficient Murciélago. However, the extraordinary fibre monocoque door design is taken primarily from the highly epic Lamborghini Countach from yesteryears. Who would have thought that after all this time, Lamborghini never ceases to amaze us with its charm.

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