7. Chrome Audi A8
The vehicle is frequently and incorrectly called the .999 Silver Car, when in actuality, the owner of this Audi A8 from Dubai commissioned MTM, an automotive customization shop in Wettstetten, Germany to polish the nude metal body of the vehicle which gives it the silver-like finish.
The MTM website discusses the process used in shoddy English, “In Dubai the MTM Audi A8 polished was the eye-catcher. The car was analyzed and in many studies the enamel varnish of the aluminum car body was removed.
Furthermore the car was cleaned. After that, the car body was polished with fine abrasive paper as well as special polishes to high gloss. The blank dress must not have any defects, because of the fact that retouching was not possible. Finally the car was protected with special clear varnish against environmental impacts.”
“Because of the fact that it is impossible to polish plastic parts like front – and rear spoiler, mirror house, side sillboard or also fuel tank cap, they were enameled in a complex way to get a chrome effect. Finally they were polished with clear varnish.”
6. 50 Cent’s Chrome Lamborghini Murcielago
50 Centâ€™s chrome Lamborghini Murcielago was sold with just over 1000 miles on ebay for $310,000 in August of 2007.
The vehicle features black leather with gray stitching, black carpet, E-gear and unlike the Chrome A8, the vehicle is painted with a chrome style paint called MirraChrome produced by the finishing company Asla Corp.
It’s whereabouts are unknown.
5. Gold Porsche 911 Cabriolet
While not a lot is known about the origins of this golden Porsche 911 Cab, we do know that the car is garaged in Russia and that it sports roughly 40 lbs. of solid gold in its finish.
4. Chrome Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
3. Gold Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Hamann
Ferrari 599 GTB, modified by German tuner Hamann.
More photos here.
2&1. Swarovski Crystal Gold SL600 & Silver SL600 by DAD
Easily two of the most excessively modified cars on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 were the Gaudy-Luxury Crystal Benzâ€™s. EachÂ Mercedes-Benz SL600 was studded with a few hundred-thousand Swarovski crystals and covered every inch of their exteriors in addition to accentuating their interiors.
Gold or Silver? Take your pick.
Both vehicles were modified by Garson/D.A.D.