By Andrew Liszewski
To get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records you usually have to do something pretty over-the-top. Tightrope walk across Niagara Falls, wear a beard made out of bees, grow your fingernails to some asinine length or built a model car with over $2.7million dollars worth of precious stones and metals. And given I can’t see Robert Gülpen’s fingernails in this photo, I’m assuming he’s making his Guinness attempt with that last one.
This 1:8 scale replica of the Lamborghini Aventador took Robert 500 hours to create, and besides a body made from carbon fiber, it also features pointless details like diamonds in the rims, seats, steering wheel and headlights. Interestingly enough, the real Aventador, which went on sale this Summer, will cost you $379,700. Robert’s version, which lacks a working engine and most certainly doesn’t come with a stereo or air conditioning, will go on the auction block at Sotheby’s with a starting price of €3.5 million, or $4,789,000+. And while it’s not confirmed, Robert’s next effort will be a Hot Wheels-sized model of the McLaren MP4-12C that will sell for just over $1 billion.