A $140,000 diamond-encrusted hot wheel car is just too outlandish to be real but our friends at Bornrich have discovered it. This isn’t for some serious racing games but to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels at the 105th American International Toy Fair, Mattel has unveiled this most expensive diamond-encrusted 1:64 scaled hot wheel car. Designed by celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, it is cast in 18k white gold and includes more than 2,700 diamonds that weigh nearly 23 Carats total. Most part of the vehicle is detailed with micro pave-set brilliant blue diamonds, mimicking the Hot Wheels Spectraflame blue paint. The engine showcases additional white and black diamonds and the logo is lined with diamonds as well. Red rubies are set as the taillights, while black diamonds and red enamel create the “red line” tires.
The custom-made case that houses the jewel-encrusted vehicle also holds 40 individual white diamonds, signifying each year in the legacy of Hot Wheels. Unveiled by multi-platinum recording artist and car enthusiast, Nick Lachey, who grew up playing with the die-cast car line, this bejeweled toy-vehicle will be auctioned off to benefit Lachey’s charity of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters by the end of this year.