Skip to comments.How vulgar! £1 million 24-carat gold Rolls-Royce is unveiled
Posted on 12/17/2011 5:28:05 PM PST by mandaladon
The Rolls-Royce has always had a history of elegance and class - until now.
That prestigious reputation has been smashed by the world's most vulgar makeover of the company's iconic Ghost model.
An Italian fashion design house has created a gold-covered monstrosity costing more than £1 million
The Fenice Milano 'Diva' has been spray painted in 24-carat gold and the company is so proud of it they have described the model as a 'true.masterpiece.'
It is fitted with the same 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine of the Ghost, giving the saloon more than 560bhp and a top speed of 155mph.
Fenice Milano believes their Rolls-Royce is a 'synonym for class, elegance and style'. many would disagree.
The interior has biscuit leather and 24-carat gold throughout. The standard Ghost costs £220,000 but the Diva is now for sale at £1.05million. Phillip Brooks, a Rolls-Royce historian, described the car as 'bizarre' but also 'spectacular'.
He said: "I think what Fenice is doing with the Ghost is quite interesting. It's certainly a case of gilding the lily, but the gilding job looks pretty good.
'My personal taste doesn't run to something like a Diva, but I think it would be great fun to show up in one. All in all, perhaps a slightly bizarre car, but a very neat one.'
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I don’t think I like the colour.
“Painted” or plated? Either way, it probably wasn’t a hugely expensive piece of the decor. Not much gold is needed for either approach.
Dare them to park this car near Chelsea Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee...
I’ll trade in my Mustang tomorrow.
I’d be a bit miffed, if after traveling down some country road to my estate, that the gold paint chipped off.
I’ll stick with the Bentley.
I'll take it and suffer the criticism........
Mods, change my screen name from Hot Tabasco to Hot T. Pimp Daddy...........
Why do some of those of us who have made it big want to brag about it? It's a disgusting trait.
These cars will be in demand with the rappers and hip hop artists who have made it big.
At the end of the day we went to a mid-town steakhouse. He pulled up, got out and gloated...until a $350k Bentley coupe pulled up behind him...one of the guys with us told him..."Brother, you might as well be driving a Toyota."
I never realized how much the current Rolls sedan resembles a Toyota Camry in front 3/4 view, either. They just don't have the panache that older Rolls sedans had. Plop a goldtone Superfly grille on a Camry SE with similar twenty inch rims and two tone paint ... voila, a knockoff "Diva" for 1/20 the price.
Not in any worse taste, either, for that matter.
holy bling-bling, batnigga.
Sad that such a revered marque would produce an automobile so ugly.
A toy for the 0.000001%?
That will be snapped up by some r*****d sheik in sandlandia.
The only thing I would want, if I did ever make enough money to be classified as rich, is a three bedroom condominium downtown in my city.
I’d be more than happy to live a reasonably frugal and simple life otherwise.
I hear ya.
If I was rich no one would know it LoL
I live below my means now.
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