The 88 Tauri smartphone – grab the bull by the horns

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Fancy owning something from Lamborghini, but don’t want to fork out for a Gallardo?

For the low price of $6,000* you can get your hands on the new 88 Tauri smartphone from Tonino Lamborghini. And we thought the iPhone was expensive.

It actually seems like the 88 Tauri has some decent specs. According to Hi Tech Mail, a Russian technology site, it will come with a 5-inch 1080p screen, two cameras (20 and 8 megapixels respectively, not to mention a 3,400 mAh battery.

Made from handcrafted leather and stainless steel, and featuring Gorilla glass, only 1,947 of these luxurious phones will be made, so obviously you should act fast and place your order. On the other hand, it has been described by Tonino as being capable of creating “the most luxurious selfie in the world”, so perhaps that’s the best reason to avoid it like the plague. And judging by the teaser video and the price tag, it’s not aimed towards anyone with less than six zeros on the end of their annual paycheck

Despite sharing a logo, Tonino Lamborghini isn’t the same division as that which churns out some fantastic cars. It’s a fashion brand which makes watches, sunglasses and other expensive accessories, named after the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Italian industrialist who created Automobili Lamborghini in 1963.

Lamborghini aren’t the first sports car company to be associated with high-end phones, however. Earlier this year, Bentley announced they were teaming up with luxury smartphone designer Vertus to create a smartphone with a price tag of €12,500 – for this you’ll get tan calf leather, a forged metal Bentley badge (how would you make your friends jealous if they didn’t know this was from Bentley?) and detailed screws.

Or if Porsche is your favourite brand, you could fork out around £1,400 (€1,760) for the Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone, a Blackberry which features a sapphire glass camera lens, forged stainless steel and, the most expensive item on the phone, the Porsche name.

We suppose that when you’re that wealthy, money becomes something of a more meaningless commodity, and you wouldn’t even notice dropping between up to $20k on a smartphone. But it just goes to show – money may bring you happiness, but it won’t give you sense.

*Not so low, really

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