McLaren SLR painted with 5 kilos of gold particles

McLaren SLR 999 from the Suisse car-designer Ueli Anliker 09.11.2010
McLaren SLR 999 from the Suisse car-designer Ueli Anliker 09.11.2010

5 kg of gold and and around 600 rubies adorn this McLaren SLR

This car first appeared at the Tuning World Bodensee in May but you may have missed it then. Now, it's headed to the Dortmund MY CAR tuning show this week.

This is the McLaren SLR 999 adorned with a gold-plated finish of more than 5 kg.

The gold-laden McLaren is the work of Swiss auto designer Ueli Anliker, who's been doing this kind of jewelry-encrusting onto cars for 35 years. The "tuning" job also includes 600 rubies, some of which measure up to 35 mm in diameter.

The car's value is estimated by insurers at 5 million Swiss Francs (€3.7 million/$5.2 million) but that doesn't include the more than 30,000 man-hours of work that went into this project, according to Anliker.

The MY CAR tuning show takes place between 11 and 14 of November in Dortmund, Germany.


Source: znpp.de

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benzboy benzboy
Finally somebody out... Uglied, out tackied, out useless, Lorinser. Who would have ever thought that could happen. I sure didnt . God this is beyond ugly and useless.
Nov 13th, 2010 1:47am
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mezimeen mezimeen
I can't believe they made and SLR uglier then a Fiero kit car...and that rear 'wing' may be the worst looking ever.
Nov 10th, 2010 10:56pm
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fred123456 fred123456
As everyone else have asked Y??? But if they want to do good sell the car and give the money to charity if they want to do something good
Nov 10th, 2010 10:02pm
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This is a lesson in how to make your car look properly properly crap!
Nov 10th, 2010 7:48pm
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Mister Stig Mister Stig
Styled by Gerald Ratner!
Nov 10th, 2010 8:20pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
@ najdier, lol
Nov 10th, 2010 5:46pm
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motoriety27 motoriety27
here's what it looked like before going under the knife... #cries http://www.mycarforum.com/uploads/monthly_12_2009/blogentry-59916-1260532502.jpg usually people change their outfit to match the car, not the other way around...
Nov 10th, 2010 5:43pm
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xtravaganzagold xtravaganzagold
maybe the owner is dressed in red and gold , like the last emperor of China
Nov 11th, 2010 2:22pm
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zamzungas zamzungas
I say it once and i say it again: The biggest peace of shit i have ever seen :) Beter dont have slr at all, than have this :)
Nov 10th, 2010 2:14pm
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Hardboy997 Hardboy997
Poor SLR, what did they've done to you :(
Nov 10th, 2010 2:12pm
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Looks like trash.
Nov 10th, 2010 2:11pm
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DeleteThisAccount DeleteThisAccount
The definition of 'Bling' lost in German translation...
Nov 10th, 2010 12:58pm
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inlinesix inlinesix
I'm very surprised that this car has no relation to Dubai.
Nov 10th, 2010 11:29am
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spamme spamme
+1 but I'm pretty sure that the designer is hoping to sell this crap to some stupid arab.
Nov 10th, 2010 1:40pm
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The sort-of-model he (Anliker) sat into his sort-of-car is actually his wife.
Nov 10th, 2010 11:18am
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motoriety27 motoriety27
you know you've got a butt-ugly car when you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel to find a model willing to sit in it.
Nov 10th, 2010 9:06am
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my goodness how vulgar.
Nov 10th, 2010 8:36am
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6spdterror 6spdterror
What an utter waste of time and money to develop this hideous, much slower, poor excuse for an SLR. Please show me the idiot that would buy this?? Oh yeah.....he probably lives in the UAE.
Nov 10th, 2010 7:34am
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Hellbound Hellbound
Hmmm. Sure it's ridiculously vulgar. But a waste of money? Last time I checked gold was an appreciating asset. When they decide to pull this fugly thing apart they'll just pull all the rubies out and melt the gold back into little bars. They will probably cover some of the costs after they sell it all off too.
Nov 10th, 2010 7:30am
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legin21 legin21
Money can never buy taste.
Nov 10th, 2010 6:04am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
you , sir are correct. they need to paint the car black , not red.
Nov 10th, 2010 5:47pm
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mechamynd mechamynd
They should hire a guy to clean vomits around the car.
Nov 10th, 2010 5:23am
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
This is the product when you combine 5 kilos of gold particles, and not one drop of taste. Ive seen higher class acts take place watching Larry the Cable Guy perform stand up comedy.
Nov 10th, 2010 4:42am
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ffrgtm ffrgtm
Dec 4th, 2010 4:58am
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Max_Speed Max_Speed
i think i just barfed a little...
Nov 10th, 2010 4:28am
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bone91 bone91
What's the point in doing this?
Nov 10th, 2010 3:43am
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