World's most expensive car heading for UAE

Setting its mysterious owner back a cool $2.4 million, the Bugatti L'Or Blanc is the world's most expensive car.
Setting its mysterious owner back a cool $2.4 million, and with options including a porcelain caviar tray, the Bugatti L'Or Blanc is the world's most expensive car. John MacDougall / AFP photo
Setting its mysterious owner back a cool $2.4 million, and with options including a porcelain caviar tray, the Bugatti L'Or Blanc is the world's most expensive car. John MacDougall / AFP photo
ABU DHABI // Forget on-board DVD players and Swarovski crystal licence plate frames. The latest must-have accessories for one luxury car - custom-made for an unidentified UAE-based businessman - include a porcelain caviar tray.

Setting back its mysterious owner a cool US$2.4 million (Dh8.8m), the Bugatti L'Or Blanc is the world's most expensive car, according to Bloomberg News.

Bugatti, which makes the world's fastest car, teamed up with the German-based porcelain maker, KPM, and introduced the car last week in Berlin.

The streamlined vehicle, which has a white exterior with royal blue lines, has also been fitted with porcelain wheel badges, fuel caps and oil caps.

Stefan Brungs, Bugatti's sales chief, said the unique additions to the car's design showed the brand's willingness to adapt.

"Installing porcelain in the world's fastest convertible car seems like a pretty odd idea ... but Bugatti has made a name for itself by not shying away from extravagant ideas," he said.

While the manufacturer has been keen to describe its every detail, little is known about the owner, aside from the fact that he owns roughly 800 cars, a fact revealed by Bugatti last week.

Bought by Volkswagen AG in 1998, the brand previously made headlines for creating the Bugatti 300 Veyron 16.4s, which held the previous record for most expensive car at $1.74m.

The last of the 300 cars produced was sold last week.

zalhassani@thenational.ae

Published: July 4, 2011 04:00 AM

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