Diamond Covered Mercedes - BenzTHE CAR COSTS $4.8 MILLION
AND IF YOU WANT TO TOUCH IT, YOU HAVE TO PAY $1000.
IT BELONGS TO PRINCE WALEED FROM SAUDI ARABIA.
Diamond Covered Mercedes.
Spotted at one of the Middle Eastern country's many auto shows, the Mercedes SL in question comes complete with a diamond encrusted paint scheme (or so it appears), chrome wheels, and of course, white fur-lined seating.
Prince Waleed's Million Dollar Car : Diamond Studded Mercedes Benz SL600
Invented and patented by Daniel Swarovski in 1892, the precision-cut crystal glasses made through the energy-intensive grinding process have been applied into many ranges of products including crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewelry and couture, home d�cor and chandeliers. In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, SWAROVSKI AG of Wattens, Austria � the company founded in 1895 by Armand Kosman and Franz Weis � coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings.
One of the most popular coatings is Aurora Borealis or �AB� which gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado. A new copyrighted cut, released in 2004, Xilion is able to optimize the brilliance of Roses (crystal components with flat backs) and Chatons (diamond cut).
To decorate the gullwing (upward-opening doors) roadster, the artisans have shaped each Swarovsky crystal into a diamond and then glued it onto the exterior and interior of the car. It took 3 months to complete each �bling-bling� Mercedez-Benz worth JP� 40,000,000 (approximately USD 442,311.52).
Silver Swarovski Mercedes Benz Dashboard - crystal studded
* Seat cover: Premium lounge seat cover - wild urban edition; Fur: white color; Leather: vega silver color
Mat: D.A.D design velour mat; Mouton Type: White
Front Table: D.A.D exe table
Drink Holder: Luxury drink holder �Galuchat�
Shift Knob: Luxury shift knob, type: glitter
Mirror: Original silver mirror; cover: white mink; crystal: gold chain
Switch: Luxury seat switch
Door Lock Knob: Executive door lock knob
Steering: Luxury steering; crystal plate
Louver: A/C Louver line stone
Manufactured since 1954, MERCEDES-BENZ SL is considered one of the world�s safest sport vehicles. The Sport Leicht (German words for Sport Light) automobile also won �European Best Interior Design� in 2001 as well as �Most Technologically Advanced Car of the Year� and coveted �Best Designed Car of the Year� Award from AutoCar Magazine and CNBC TV.
Technical Specification of Mercedes Benz SL600, first released in 2005:
Active Body Control suspension
Sensotronic Brake Control with enlarged front and rear disks
Heated and ventilated multicontour seats
Twin turbocharged 5.5 L (5513 cc) 36-valve V12 engine 493 hp
(367 kW) at 5,000 rpm, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 4.6 s