You may remember the Skoda Fabia advert on TV, where a team of presumably highly specialist bakers/engineers manufactured an entire Skoda Fabia from cake and icing – complete with golden syrup for oil.
We can only imagine how hard it would be to buy insurance for it but it did get us to thinking – what other unusual things have people made cars from? The answers are mostly very expensive sounding! Take a look at five of the most remarkable.
Bugatti released a one off version of the Veyron, valued at $2.5 million. The exterior of the car was manufactured from the usual mix of carbon fibre and aluminium but sections of the car, including wheel trims, were made from porcelain. Not a material you would usually associate with a supercar but it is an arguably successful attempt to carry on founder Etorre Bugatti’s love of experimenting with new materials!
The Tata Nano, a family car originally marketed as “the people’s car” due to its affordability, became a lot less affordable in 2011. The Goldplus Nano, something of a slightly upgraded model, was released covered in £3 million worth of precious metal and jewels. Its unveiling showcased no less than 80kg of 22-carat gold, 15kg of silver and a staggering 10,000 semi-precious stones and gems.
Something slightly less bling-y with this car, but no less impressive, stripped entirely of its outer shell and reconstructed from thousands of pieces of oak. A Ukrainian man spent two years creating his half-modern, half-retro dream car – as well as an unspecified amount of money!
Swarovski Crystal Car
Back to the sparkle with this Swarovski encrusted Mercedes SL600, one of two cars modified in this way, covered in over 300,000 crystals.
Again, not really one that could be driven anywhere, but this amazing ‘car’ is made up of 17 men and women and painted specifically to look like a real car – including number plate and alloy wheels. The design was intended to make the car look as if it had been involved in a collision – let’s hope they’ve got GAP insurance!
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