What Swiss business man Ueli Anliker calls the car of his dreams, could very well be the one of your nightmares. He’s taken the classy, exclusive Mercedes McLaren SLR, and created a monster.
Anliker was apparently not satistfied with what the car had to offer, and so set out on a mission to transform it into his vision of the perfect SLR. A team of thirty five people worked on it, spending 30,000 hours and over £ 3.5 million ($5.5 million) . The transformed vehicle is called the Anliker McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream. He’s made changes to the paintwork, wheels, interiors and even the engine. Twenty-five layers of red paint with 5kg of gold dust were used on the body of the car. The wheels, headlights and door sills are all covered in 24 carat gold. The indicators inside the car are jeweled, the seat covers and interiors gold trimmed, and the switchgear is covered in rubies. The power on the existing 5.4 litre engine has been boosted to 999bhp from 640bhp. This has caused the top speed to increase to 210 mph. A total of 600 rubies have been used in re-decorating the exclusive Mercedes.
The modified car is rather jarring to look at, and many aren’t too happy with it. Top Gear is quoted to have called the paintwork as something that “could burn a hole through your eyes and your nightmares.” It isn’t surprising that Anliker has decided to put up the car for sale himself. What is surprising is that he expects anyone to be interested in owning it. Nevertheless, the Red Gold Dream is being quoted as the world’s most expensive vehicle on the open market, as the Swiss businessman is expecting a minimum of £7 million ($11 million) for his dream vehicle. The price of the original vehicle, £300,000 ($470,000), looks like peanuts when compared to this.
Whether the car will ever be sold, is something we’ll just have to wait and see.
via Daily Mail