For some years now, car personalization has been on the rise. Beyond tuning, it now touches manufacturers, generalists as luxurious. They do not hesitate to offer almost infinite possibilities to their customers.
But for some customers, customization rhymes with “bling-bling”. This term refers to the sound of chains worn around the neck comes from the middle of rap. The expression has made its way and refers more generally to some external signs of wealth: clothes, jewelry and even cars! So as everything is good to be noticed, here is our Top 10 most “bling-bling” cars!
It is difficult to count the number of cars that David Beckham had during his career. But once at the Los Angeles Galaxy, it was driving a Rolls-Royce Drop head Coupé noire (resold since) he was often surprised. The No. 23 of his jersey embroidered in the headrests and the hub cover of Savini 24-inch black wheels. A coquetry reproduced on several other models. Discreet, but the devil is in the details!
To mark its participation in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Mercedes had found nothing better than to color its fleet of courtesy vehicles in … golden! CLS, Class S Pullman and other G-Class have donned their range of Palme d’Or. What fascinate the kingdom of rhinestones and glitter! The Renault official was it more discreet…
To be noticed, the leader of the Black Eyed Peas has found nothing better than to launch his own brand of cars. Among his creations, in collaboration with the West Coast Custom garage, a modernized DeLorean and a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle … hard to recognize it at first sight, but seeing it pass is the best way to know who is in it!
You wanted to go unnoticed? It’s missed at the wheel of the Range Rover Mystery, Hamann preparation of the big British SUV. Presented in Geneva in 2014, he exhibited a chromed pink film. But it was also crossed entirely gilded. Whatever its color, get out your sunglasses, you may be dazzled!
It is difficult when speaking about “bling-bling” and not to refer to the Gumball 3000 rally. Notably to this poor Aston Martin One-77, one of the 77 produced, covered by a copper film for the least conspicuous. In any case enough to be stopped by the constabulary during their passage in France!
If the supercars do not run the streets, the W Motors Lykan Hypersport may be even rarer. It must be said that at 2.4 million euros, it is more expensive than a McLaren P1 and Ferrari together. But at that price you can boast of diamonds encrusted in the lighthouses!
When the stars of a British reality TV (The Only Way Is Essex, or TOWIE) take care of the Peugeot RCZ coupe, that’s what it gives: a body covered with 81,000 fake diamonds. It must be said that the program revolves around the lifestyle of “bling-bling” of these well-off young adults!
If it has escaped the “Top 10 ugliest cars” last week, this McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream, just that, had to be on the podium of cars more “bling-bling”. Sponsored by a wealthy Swiss entrepreneur, Ueli Anliker, it combines pre-tasking (more than) dubious design, precious stones and metals with FAB Design. All that is not bright red is golden; all that is golden is in 24 carat gold. 600 rubies adorn the car. Just the preparation, without the car!
Who better than 80,000 fake diamonds (those of the RCZ No. 4) to shine his car? 300,000 Swarovski crystals! This is what covers this Mercedes SL Swarovski, including exhaust cannulas that we owe to a Japanese preparer, Garson, who loves everything that shines. A golden version has also been made!
Is “bling-bling” the prerogative of luxury cars? No! As evidenced by this Tata Nano, which in 2011 was a beauty embarked 80 kilos of gold, 15 pounds of silver … Not to mention precious stones! It is not the Tata Nano Gold Plus is not the weekend car of Ratan Tata (the owner of the eponymous conglomerate) but a unique model designed to pay tribute to the know-how of Indian jewelery. When the cheapest car in the world (100.000 INR or 1.560 €) turns into a coach of 3.4 million euros, hard to do more “bling-bling”!