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4 Ridiculous Luxury Car Mods

Posted on: June 17, 2014 by Platinum Direct

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Some people are just never satisfied with having the stock standard model, even when it comes to owning a luxury car such as Ferrari or Mercedes. Indeed, some people modify cars right and others just take it to a vulgar extreme. Here are some of the more full-on luxury car mods that we found:

Justin Bieber’s Cadillac CTS-V coupe ‘Batmobile’

We can only imagine the conversation had between Justin Bieber’s people and the well-known American auto-designers, West Coast Customs, when it was announced that the Canadian pop star wanted his Cadillac CTS-V coupe to look like the Batmobile.

“The Batmobile?”

“Yes, Mr Bieber wants to sing by day and fight crime by night, but don’t tell anybody! His identity is a secret!”

In a car makeover fitting for a celebrity missing his childhood, Justin Bieber’s Cadillac CTS-V was redesigned with black matt paint, a ‘Batman’ logo on the front and custom rear hinged doors for that ‘suicide door’ look.

Justin Bieber Cadillac Batmobile

Source: celebritycarz.com

Ferrari Stretch Limousine

Unveiled at the European Limousine and Chauffeur Show in 2007, the world’s first Ferrari stretch limousine definitely turned heads. Said to be the world’s fastest limousine with a top speed of 170mp/h, the modified Ferrari 360 Modena stretches 23 feet in length and features nine-foot long gull-wing doors and an extra six seats.

The owner of this monstrosity, Dan Crawley, has been threatened with legal action by Ferrari after he spent over $400,000 cutting the supercar in half and rebuilding it. Known as the world’s longest Ferrari, the Italian supercar manufacturers legally argue that after all the modifications, the car is no longer a Ferrari. One gets the sense they feel the Ferrari name has been tarnished by the work.

Ferrari Stretch Limousine

Ferrari 458 Italia – Car with the world’s most expensive list of modifications

One doesn’t have to ponder long on the reasons Ferrari pursed legal action over a modified Ferrari limousine when you consider what Ferrari themselves charge for their own modifications. Indeed, when it comes to car modifications direct from the factory floor, Ferrari are not shy of charging a pretty penny for their exclusive parts.

In this video below the guys at FortyOneSix.com suggest that the price tag of owning a standard Ferrari 458 Italia, at $300,000, is nothing compared to the additional cost to have it fully modified with Ferrari’s official parts. With a modification price tag totalling a whopping $420,000 (not including the cost of the actual car), this modified Ferrari 458 Italia surely has to be the world’s most expensive modified vehicle. Indeed, the owner probably would have needed to do his sums on a car finance calculator just to ensure that the numbers were correct.

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 by Brabus

German modification company, Brabus, have taken one of the beasts of the Mercedes range and turned the dial up to eleven with its modifications. Displayed at the Frankfurt Motorshow last year, the modified Merc G63 AMG 6×6 showcased all new front spoiler edges as well as a custom radiator grill. In addition the 6-wheeler sported sleek carbon-fibre scoops, a mirror-polished under-ride guard and Xenon headlights.

Inside, Brabus added its trademark red and black finishings, as well as stainless steel scuff plates and aluminium pedals and door lock pins. The modifiers also added in two BARBUS turbo chargers and a larger compressor unit resulting in a massive 700 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque.

Brabus Mercedes Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Source: highsnobiety.com

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