Thursday, 25 April 2013
Star Splurge: Chris Brown’s Customized Lamborghini
A Lamborghini Gallardo V10 Chris Brown has had customized to look like a Hot Wheels toy car.
How Much: Approximately $175,000. According to Cedric Davy, marketing director with Lamborghini Newport Beach in Costa Mesa, California, the car is an older model (between 2004 and 2008). Assuming it's a 2008 model, he tells omg!, the vehicle probably cost around $145,000, but once you add the Hot Wheels-themed wrapper, tinted windows, after-market rims and wheels, and the customized interior Brown splurged on, you're looking at a higher price tag. Brown -- who totaled his pricey Porsche in February -- tweeted over the weekend that he had been working with Corona, California-based shop West Coast Customs to create the “insane custom car.”
Why It's Completely Over-the-Top: Because it's a Lamborghini! "This is not a car you have a need for, it's a car you have a desire for," says Davy. "It's a going out to dinner or to the club car." Lamborghinis have a unique Formula 1-style "paddle-shift" gear box located at the steering wheel, to give drivers more of a race car experience. They go from from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds and top out at just over 200 miles per hour.
Why Chris Can Still Change His Mind About that Hot Wheels Look: "Wrappers aren't permanent," Davy explains. "So if, after two months you're over it, you can get it taken off." If only getting rid of some of Chris's neck tattoos were that easy …