This is not the first time we have come across an expensive car key but it is the first time we see the most expensive car key in the world actually “attached” to a vehicle and not on display.
The Bugatti Chiron is a special car in its own right but this particular car was the show car from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and now the host of the most expensive car key in the world – a cool €500,000.
The jewel-encrusted key is the product of the company Awain, and the one Shmee checks out with the Bugatti is the firm’s ultimate Phantom version (1 of 1). To justify the six-figure price, the firm covers the fob in 34.5 carats of diamonds, 175 grams of 18-carat gold, and assorted other precious gemstones as a final flourish. The centre section is leather.
Other than looking very expensive, the key doesn’t do more than operating the door locks and popping open the storage area. Complete and utter waste of money if you ask us.