Gold Lexus LX 570 at Dubai Auto Show


Gold Lexus LX 570

Al-Futtaim Motors, the company that distributes Lexus in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that they will be applying 40,000 gold leaves to a Lexus LX 570 as part of their display at the Dubai International Motor Show this week:

At the end of the process, the vehicle will be finished off with varnish before being sold, making it the first commercial 24-carat gold car in the UAE. The transformation will be completed by four craftsmen from French company Goldemotion, which works on conservation projects at the Louvre in Paris and other sites in France.

If I hadn’t already seen a gold LX from the UAE (pictured above), I might be more surprised—though I don’t believe that was actual gold. Not exactly Lexus-subtle, in any case.

Looking forward to seeing some photos from the auto show at the very least.

[Source: The Independent]

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  1. that wouldn’t be too fun driving in extreme sunlight…

  2. Dubai is sinking (financially), but at least in golden vehicles cool

  3. @Pond: aha, and the gold just recently dropped too. I wonder how much they lost in the investment of the Gold LX.

  4. I would hate to be in an accident or someone dings your door….

  5. Bling bling LOL

  6. Lexus should do something with the LFA… hopefully something more unique than this SLS AMG.

  7. @WorldofLuxury: Saw that SLS, nice paint job. I’m such a sucker for matte finishes.

  8. Here is one more piece of gold http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=37620
    LOL

  9. Waaooo, that’s extreme in uniqueness, but definitely a good one.