Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bling to the max!


This gold Lamborghini Aventador with Saudi Arabian license plates has been swanning around the streets of Paris lately.  Some sources claim the finish is real gold leaf that's been layered on to the car;  others say it's merely paint (although I don't know how gold paint could be made to look so metallic and highly polished).  Whatever it is, it sure looks expensive!





Talk about conspicuous consumption . . . From a driver's point of view, I wouldn't want to drive an Aventador in Paris.  There's no way to take advantage of its performance on those narrow streets.  Of course, if all you want to do is look flashy to the locals . . .

Peter

5 comments:

bruce said...

likely film

Will said...

IIRC, you can beat out an ounce of gold to cover an acre.
I wonder if it could be sprayed with clearcoat after coating the metal body?

Paul said...

If you want to impress the hoi polli you could do worse. Money to burn.

Quentin said...

There was an article I read somewhere about this. It's called skinning and that gold is an overlay over the real paint and can be peeled off. It's a glorified version of the logos on vans etc.

Kirkster said...

This is most likely how it was done.

It is a paint on process with a gold tone then applied...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAgT1huicqI