The most expensive car key ever made costs more than a McLaren 570S
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Coming soon to a Rich Kids of Instagram account near you: a car key that costs the same as the average UK house.
That's right, billionaire supercar owners will soon be able to get their hands on the most expensive car key ever. It costs a whopping £211,550, or NZ$406,500.
The British-made diamond-studded wrist-worn gadget is claimed to be made from a 4.9 billion-year-old shooting star and can be used to unlock and start whatever supercar or luxury vehicle you have in your garage, be it a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Rolls-Royce.
It's called the Senturion Key S177 Full Meteorite and is the most expensive car key of all time.
It's the latest in the range of inexplicably expensive wrist-worn gadgets crafted from asteroids produced by the UK company.
Just 177 will be made with a retail price of over $400,000 when it goes on sale in June 2019.
While the S177 Full Meteorite is the first to be entirely manufactured from a shooting star, it's one of a range from the exclusive supercar-key maker.
In fact, all other versions made using ancient meteorites have sold out - suggesting their is a demand for such incredibly expensive gadgets.
High profile individuals already have theirs, with the Sultan of Brunei, Liverpool footballer Daniel Sturridge, Prince Albert of Monaco and the world's fastest sprinter Usain Bolt all purchasing one of the pieces of jewelry that can unlock their motors.
Chelsea footballer David Luiz also famously bought 30 of the wrist keys (of which the cheapest costs £16,000) for his teammates and team owner Roman Abramovic after winning the Premiership title in 2017.
Each one is is made by the Mayfair-based brand using ancient meteorites which fell to earth and landed in Africa.
They're crafted from more than 1,000 unique components - and those made of meteorite are spark-eroded with computer numerical control precision.
It takes over 70 hours to assemble each one by hand, according to the manufacturer.
Every piece will be capable of syncing with supercars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and McLaren.
It can replace the standard-issue key, so you no longer have to carry that one with you.
A spokesman for Senturion said: "This is a unique opportunity for someone to strap a shooting star to their wrist and have it open and start their supercar.
"This is our most exclusive Senturion range to go on general release and the first to be fashioned entirely from meteorite.
"The pattern seen on the meteorite is a result of the fusion of nickel and iron which is created as a star dies and then leaves the metal to cool for billions of years in space. This truly is a unique item and something that will give many years of pride in ownership."
The exclusive new model will be available from June and can be viewed by appointment only at the Senturion showroom in London's Mayfair. We're unsure if it can be synced with a Ford Fiesta.
There's also no guarantee that it criminal gangs using remote technology to steal keyless cars won't be able to hack its signal.
That means there is the danger that thieves could pinch your luxury car from your driveway while you're asleep with a $406,50 piece of meteorite jewellery strapped to your wrist.
- Daily Mail