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Posted: March 4th, 2011 | By Thomas Falkiner

MTM Audi R8

Are you a Sultan of Bling? Is your palatial mansion fitted with solid gold taps and diamond-studded door handles? Well then you’ll dig the new MTM Audi R8 V10 BiTurbo. Recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this dazzling supercar features a naked aluminum skin that’s been hand-polished for exactly 700 grueling man-hours. The result is a chrome-like sheen that could, in all probability, be seen from the surface of the Moon. Or Mars. Maybe Mercury.

What must surely be the ultimate Emiraty fashion accessory, MTM’s silver surfer also comes equipped with a revised 5.2-litre V10 engine that’s been fitted with no less than two turbochargers. Now while it’s still not quite as quick as that F-4 Phantom jet fighter lurking in the background above, the presence of 571 rampant kilowatts will see it top out at a claimed speed of 350km/h. Impressive. The 0-100km/h dash to pass you by in a scant three seconds. Smooth. Don’t expect all this added presence and performance to come cheap: a MTM R8 will set you back a cool $550 000.

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