(PRWEB UK) 26 February 2013
A wealthy driver has created what could be the most expensively decorated - and certainly the most unique - car in the world.
Footage uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube showed an unknown UK-based man driving a Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, one of only 4,099 cars of its type ever made.
But what made the video - and the car - truly stand out was the presence of 15,000 genuine Swarovski crystals all over the gauge cluster and air vents.
The extraordinary display, making an already rare car a complete one-off, appeared to use Swarovski buttons to achieve the finish.
Exquisitely cut crystal elements like these are normally used by dressmakers, couture houses, stylists and designers, and the unusual placement on a car dashboard is probably a first.
The car attracted considerable interest when it was put up for sale on eBay and a picture was liked thousands of times when it appeared on Facebook.
And one of the UK's most significant stockists of Swarovski Elements,Crystal Parade, says the car does at least show how versatile crystal elements can be.
A spokesperson said: "Our range of Swarovski Elements showcases an unbelievable array of colours, effects, shapes and sizes, and we have seen them used on everything from an ice-skater’s outfit to a pair of football boots.
"We were certainly surprised to hear they had been used to decorate a car dashboard, but it does demonstrate that there is literally nothing a designer cannot do with Swarovski Elements.
“It also serves to show the continuing power and exclusivity of the Swarovski brand.”
Crystal Parade has a huge on-site stock of Swarovski Elements that acts as a global design resource for artists, fashion designers, theatre production teams and many more, not to mention individual hobbyists. Crystal Parade staff are on hand to provide creative inspiration.
And while car dashboards rarely provide the canvas to work on, elements such as Swarovski No Hotfix Flatback Crystals, also known as Swarovski Rhinestones, are frequently used to supply a shimmering finish to mobile phones, iPods, mirrors and wedding stationery.