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The Porsche covered in crushed diamonds

 German Porsche-tuner Gemballa has created one of the most over-the-top cars in history - a car encrusted head to toe in diamonds.
But before every rapper in the world rushes for their AmEx, this is just a demo model - real, driveable versions would have to have compromises such as windshields you can actually see through.
‘When Gemballa peaks of diamonds, we really mean it’, explains CEO Andreas Schwarz. ‘Our complex process uses genuine diamonds as its key ingredient - not metal pigments, glass fragments, or crystals.’

The paint is made from diamonds ground down to a dust that still sparkles, so it can be applied to cars like a paint. The German company claims that the sheer number of tiny diamonds in the coating leads to an 'incomparable' shine.
As yet, Gemballa has not released a price for the paint - or for the carbon-fibre supercars it intends to spray with it.
Gemballa makes tuned-up supercars based on Porsche and McLaren models.
'Apart from having the strongest light refraction properties of all the precious stones, which explains their seductive twinkle, diamonds are one of the hardest naturally occurring substances known to man,' says the company.

The requirement that the coating had to be applied like paint defined the dimensional limit of each individual gemstone.
'The challenge,' says a company spokeperson, 'was to grind the diamonds into a size small enough for their intended purpose, without losing their brilliance. Since a diamond reflects light according to the number of facets showing, this actually turned out to be an advantage.'

'The greater the number of stones present in a given area, the greater the refractive surface, so the thousands of facets reflecting the light through the innovative process creates an incomparable shine.'
With a company philosophy that has always been focused on the ultimate and the best, this new diamond finish fits the Gemballa portfolio perfectly. And as diamonds are a form of carbon formed under extreme heat and pressure, they are the perfect finishing touch for the carbon-fibre bodywork of Gemballa's ultra-exclusive cars.'

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