If cars are considered commodities in your world, then read no more. We are talking about cars as characters; absolutely brash ones that come with all the bling and shimmer in this world. What’s brow-raising is that often the ‘extra’ bling and shimmer can cost more than an average car itself. Carmudi, the international car classifieds, did a little survey into some of the flashiest and most expensive car extras that the ultra-rich are buying to pimp up their rides.
Check out the most expensive car extras below:
Diamond Encrusted Rims: The king of bling Asanti Wheels offers 22 inch wheels studded with diamonds that cost 1,000,000 USD/98,430,000 PKR. Obviously, these beauties come with expensive parking tickets. But the renowned car specialist takes care of this by offering a 24-hour security guard to watch your rims for a whole year. The spokesperson of Asanti commented, “With the response we gathered from the public on these rims, we could confidently affirm that our target market is everyone that appreciates art and the art of dreaming.”
Watch-cum-Car Keys: A pure collaboration of prestige and elegance! Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre teamed up to create the first mechanical watch, the Jaeger LeCoultre AMVOX2 chronograph, developed with the ability to access the car through the use of a built in micro transmitter system. With a high price of 34,000 USD/3,346,652.10 PKR, you can flaunt sapphire crystals with control strapped around your wrist.
Audio System: For a show stopping road experience, add the Rouge Acoustics Audio System RA: 1K to your car. It features an incredible number of 6 unbeatable amplifiers, each reaching 1,000 watts at 8 ohms (bridged) or 500 watts at 4 ohms per channel. With a hefty price tag of up to 300,000 USD/29,529,161 PKR (with added extras), the audio maker ensures that a built in mobile phone is placed to allow technicians to examine the system from any location around the world if a technical error was to arise.
Number 1 License Plate: Anyone who loves their motor, dreams of a customized number plate. We found that the “World’s Most Expensive Number Plate” ‘1’ has sold for a whopping 14,000,000 USD/1,380,897,506 PKR. And this sale represents more than just wealth, status or vanity. It is an investment that quadruples the price of your car the moment it adorns a number plate with a single digit. The lower the number, the higher the status, it seems.
Diamond Encrusted Shift Knob: This royal masterpiece is handcrafted with 30 karat genuine diamonds and costs 150,000 USD/14,795,346 PKR. Shifting gears has never been so pricey. Be careful with the onlookers as you could easily trade several new cars for the price of this single knob. But if this isn’t enough bling for you, there is an even pricey model for the Bentley Continental GT finished in white gold and 30 carats of diamonds for 165,000 USD/16,240,207 PKR.