A rich Arab paid $47,000 to have the oil changed on his Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
To make sure the maintenance was performed right, he had his luxury oil change done in London. He sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile round trip from Qatar to Britain just for the oil change !
The supercar which is the same model as the one driven by Batman in The Dark Knight and costs about $380,000.
The Sun reported that his black-and-gold supercar costs Â£3,552 ($7,000) to service at an approved dealer – on top of the Â£20,000 ($40,000) to freight from Qatar to Britain.
Evans, of pressure group Plane Stupid, said: “This horrifies me. It is another example of how rich people exploit and pollute the planet because of their money.”
But David Price, of Lamborghini Club UK, said: “If an owner wants to service his car in that way, it is his choice. I’m not surprised. Thankfully the age of excess in some areas continues.”
Copyright : The Sun / 2008 News Group Newspapers Lt
Mercer has just released its top 50 most expensive cities in the world based on cost of living.
Mercer’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2008 is used to help multinational companies and governments determine living costs for their expatriate employees, who usually demand a relatively high quality of life.
Mercer’s survey covers 253 cities across six continents and measured the relative cost of over 200 items in each place, including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment.
London department store Selfridges in London has unveiled their luxurious new Christmas offerings which will go on sale starting next month.
The limited edition bear, which will be part of the store’s first ever toy collection, is thought to be the most expensive in the UK.
This Â£43,000 ($85,000) teddy has eyes made of emerald and diamonds, a nose of solid 24-carat gold and the bear’s fur is entwined with Gold Leaf.
London’s Southbank will feature a new landmark building following the approval of a planning application to redevelop York House.
The new design was initiated after a four-year planning period for the original, smaller design which, by the time planning was granted, had become obsolete.
And Sheppard Robson have eventually designed a bold but beautiful glazed-design which reflects the sun beams in rainbow colors which will create a crystal effect.
The epitome of luxury! Updown Court is situated only 25 miles from London, and through a pair of large sophisticated iron gates, one can see a palatial construction of immense scale and beauty.
Updown Court, a newly built mansion for sale outside of London, offers plenty of lavish amenities: five swimming pools, an eight-limousine garage, and mosaic floor made of 24-karat gold leaf in the downstairs study.
The property, however, is best known for its price tag: more than 85 million British pounds (+$150 million USD).
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First unveiled in Tokyo during a fashion show in June 2007, the diamond-encrusted platinum handbag will go on display at jewellery shops around London to mark the inaugural London Jewellery Week which runs from 11-15 June, celebrating the work of established designers as well as new talent.
Valued at Â£1m ($2 million dollar) and created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, the bag has been set with more than 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats.
The organisers of the event say the handbag will be available for sale.