Video: This Is Only For & Nbsp; Me: 8 Strange Options For Customizing Cars
The endless lists of options make it harder to find two identical cars in the modern world than a dinosaur. But if you want the car to just scream about its individuality, then you need to look into the premium segment. After all, it is there that you can "sew" the car completely for yourself. And here are the tools used for this.
ToyotCentury and lace curtains
The Century limousine remains the permanent choice of the Japanese imperial family, so everything is done to the highest standard in it. This is one of the few cars that uses natural wool in the finishing. This is a car that is covered with seven coats of paint. But it has one really interesting feature that can hardly be found anywhere else.
Since the Century exudes conservatism in all its appearance, it does not use black mesh curtains, which can be found in most premium sedans, to ensure the privacy of the rear passengers, but white lace curtains, embroidered by hand - which are very popular in Japan. Toyota has several lace options to choose from, and if the buyer does not like them, he can offer his own.
Considering prices for the Century, which start at 19,962,963 yen (that is, 13.7 million rubles at the current exchange rate), this attention to detail is not surprising. The only pity is that the charismatic limousine is sold only in his native Japan.
Dartz Prombron and trim
The outrageous Dartz SUVs, which you could see in the equally outrageous comedy "The Dictator", are known for their almost limitless customization possibilities. They are equipped with an engine for a thousand horsepower, reinforced with armor … But the main thing is that the interior of an exclusive jeep can be sheathed and decorated with anything at all.
Young buffalo skin? Alligator? Too simple - Dartz almost built an SUV that uses leather from a whale's penis in the finish. However, under pressure from the public, this option was canceled - at least officially. It is possible that the SUV was still built, but handed over to the customer without much ado.
In addition to leather, the interior of Dartz SUVs can be adorned with rubies, diamonds, gold and other jewelry, which will surely complicate the insurance process.
Bentley Bentayg and trunk with drawers
It's no secret that Bentley and Rolls-Royce cars are created taking into account any customer's preferences. Therefore, if you ever decide to buy yourself a brand new Bentayga, Bentley will politely ask you what your hobbies are. But not in order to inform the tax police about unscrupulous clients. And only for the purpose of offering a personalized package from the Mulliner atelier. It can include special compartments in the trunk, where the utensils necessary for travel will be stored.
Let's say a customer loves falconry - Mulliner will offer him a Falconry package that includes GPS bird tracking devices, hoods, ruffles, and a picnic set. Fishing fan? Please, here are the folding chairs and the bait compartment. Of course, the trunk capacity of the Bentayg will deteriorate after such options, but hardly anyone buys a Bentley to carry potatoes or bags from Auchan there.
Other personalization options offered by Bentley and Mulliner are not to be forgotten - two-tone body paint, exclusive interior trims and an infinite number of options and materials.
Rolls-Royce Phantom and personal art gallery
When Rolls-Royce announced the premiere of the new Phantom, the public wondered: what will the British surprise this time? As it turned out, in addition to a new platform, a new engine and new technologies, Rolls-Royce intends to win over customers with a desire for beauty.
For this, there is a "Gallery" on the dashboard of the limousine.This is a special space opposite the passenger seat, where a painting, abstract or any other work of art can be placed. Rolls-Royce is already working with a number of artists who are ready to help decorate the Gallery, but if the customer is loyal to another creator, it doesn't matter, Rolls-Royce's modeling specialists will help bring any art object to the Phantom. Even if it is an unpretentious drawing of a child.
By this time, the Chinese painter Lian Yang Wei, as well as designers Helen Amy Murray and Torsten Frank, had already worked on the "Gallery" of Phantoms - leaf through the pictures in our gallery over this text.
Rolls-Royce and the starry sky
However, there is another option in the rolls-Royce stubs that has not lost its wow effect over the years - this is a ceiling with the effect of a starry sky. It can be as enchanting as a panoramic roof on a cloudless night - tested!
Do not think that the essence of this option is reduced to a chaotic scattering of LEDs. Fiber optic bulbs, like stars, have different sizes, intensities and shades of light. And, of course, they are arranged in a certain order, and the customer is free to choose which part of the starry sky will be reproduced on the ceiling.
However, the ceiling may not be a constellation, but any other drawing: one of the company's customers, for example, ordered a glowing outline in the form of a racing helmet; another - decoding your own DNA.
Naturally, Rolls-Royce models are personalized with embroideries on the seats and special leathers and woods. You can even use centuries-old wood growing on the territory of the family estate, or a tree from the deck of a long-sunken ship. That's what Rolls-Royce is all about - nothing is impossible.
Porsche 911 and fingerprint
An unusual addition to the Porsche 911 options list offered by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur division. For 7,500 euros, the boot lid of the 911 can now be printed with a fingerprint. Stylish, of course. But is it safe?
As the Germans assure, it is quite - the enlarged image of the fingerprint is protected from copying. Moreover, the owner does not need to worry that over time the drawing may wear off or fade - it is applied to the trunk lid according to the principle of an inkjet printer, and then varnished.
So far, the interesting option is only available for the 911, but should be available for other Porsche models over time. I wonder if anyone would dare to individualize Panamera or Cayenne in this way?
McLaren and tricolor
In general, the MSO (McLaren Special Operations) division can do whatever you want with McLaren cars: turn an old F1 into an F1 LM, design a P1 in the style of a James Hunt helmet … For a lot of money - even build a completely new, exclusive car like the McLaren X-1 …
Among the latest interesting options for MSO is the three-color paint scheme offered for the McLaren GT coupe. Of course, this is not the first time that automakers have pampered us with multicolor (remember at least the chameleon paint for TVR models in the early 2000s). But for the first time, we see a matte gradient applied using all the factory technologies. As MSO admits, it took 430 man-hours of work to paint the car.
In addition, in MSO you can order special rims for any McLaren model, a special interior trim … In general, there would be money, but there will be options.
Ferrari and exclusive cars
What distinguishes a manufacturer of expensive cars from a manufacturer of a real exclusive? The fact that exclusive manufacturers will fulfill any customer's order. Even if he wants a unique car that no one else will have.
Ferrari has had the Ferrari One-Off program for over 10 years. With its help, loyal customers of the company can order one-off cars that will fully reflect the individuality of the owner. For example, famous musician Eric Clapton ordered a Ferrari SP12 EC for himself, which resembles the classic 512BB - Clapton's favorite car.Another client wanted a modern take on the Ferrari F40 - and voila, the Ferrari SP 38 is ready.
Of course, these machines cost a lot of money. On average, one copy of the One-Off program costs $ 3 million. But on the other hand, if you want something truly unique, does the amount really matter?
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