The ambitious project took over 1,000 hours to complete.
Owning an exotic supercar will automatically make you stand out from the crowd, but there will always be someone who wants to make their car look like no other and attract as much attention as possible. Take this matte black Lamborghini Aventador SV, for example, which is the world’s first car to be covered in two million Swarovski crystals.
It’s owned by Russian entrepreneur and Instagram model Daria Radionova, who had the pimped-up supercar commissioned by London-based auto body shop Cars in Cloaks. The sparkly supercar was recently presented at a supercar parade in London, where it attracted a huge crowd of surprised onlookers and held up traffic.
While the crystal-covered Lamborghini is an acquired taste, you have to admire the insane amount of work and craftsmanship that went into this ambitious project. Cars in Cloaks tells us the unique project took over 1,000 hours to complete. First, the car was wrapped in a gloss black vinyl to protect the paint. The painstaking process of applying each of the two million crystals by hand then took over 700 hours.
A team of up to eight people worked on the project. If you think this is sacrilegious and ruins the supercar’s aerodynamics and performance, don’t worry - the process is completely reversible.
"I’ve always dreamed of working on Lamborghinis and now not only that dream has come true, we actually managed to create a one of one Lamborghini SV,” said Amir Chauhan, owner of Cars in Cloaks. "It was an absolute pleasure to work with Daria - she is actually the complete opposite of what people may think of her. She is a lovely, and very hard-working girl and she totally deserves this and much more. We will happily do this type of project again.”
Cars and Cloaks won’t say how much Radionova paid to give her latest supercar the Swarovski treatment, but the Lamborghini Aventador SV started at $493,069 when it went on sale. This isn’t the first time the Instagram model has turned a supercar into a piece of automotive jewelry, either. Before the Aventador SV, she had her Mercedes-Benz CLS covered in one million crystals and 1.3 million crystals applied to a Lamborghini Huracan.