Famous architect Rem Koolhaas created a “low-res” Lamborghini that looks more like a UFO than a car. And someone just bought the bizarre vehicle at an auction for $111,111.
Peterson Automotive Museum auctioned the custom car on the Bring A Trailer website. The funds went to the museum’s current collection and an organization called Energy Independence Now that helps develop hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The strange futuristic model was based on a low-resolution photo of Lamborghini’s classic Countach, which the company stopped producing in 1990. The auctioned vehicle was one of four low-res cars made by Koolhaas’s shoe brand United Nude as a promotional stunt. And apparently, a few automotive enthusiasts were impressed.
Engineers used 12 tinted polycarbonate panels to make the electric-powered vehicle. And they added a space-age touch by putting a sleek light bar on the front and back of the shiny silver creation. United Nude also stamped its logo on each car.
But as intriguing as the car looks, there are a few drawbacks. For one, the fully functional vehicle is not street-legal. So you won’t be able to cruise around town to show off your strange new wheels. Also, it only fits two people, and the max speed tops out at 31 mph. Still, if you have an extra hundred grand lying around, the low-res car would definitely make for an interesting conversation piece.
MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Buys Lamborghini Yacht
Lamborghini recently came out with a yacht and retired MMA fighter Conor McGregor ordered one. The limited-edition model should be completed by next summer.
“I am honored to secure the No. 12 edition of just 63 to be made. 1963 being the year Lamborghini first began, and 12 being, well you know Twelve! Proper f—ing Twelve baby.” McGregor announced.
For those of you who don’t know, McGregor’s owns Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey. So nabbing the 12th yacht was kismet.
According to TMZ Sports, the Lamborghini 63 Yacht by Tecnomar is 63 feet long and weighs 24 tons. The boat also boasts a 4,000 horsepower engine. And McGregor can use it to cruise the high seas at 70 mph. But the most jaw-dropping stat may be the Yacht’s price. The flashy boat starts at $3.9 million.
Once McGregor dropped his news on Twitter, people were less than supportive. Followers believed the price tag was obnoxious. And they weren’t scared to tell McGregor that they thought buying the yacht was a bad choice.
“Screw helping your fellow man! Awesome use of your money, dude!” one person wrote.
“He’ll be bankrupt in five years,” commented another.