Lamborghini releases its own smartphone


If the thought of spending the equivalent of a two-bedroom flat in London on a Lamborghini is a bit steep, how about a smartphone from the Italian automaker instead?

Well, technically the phone is made by the Tonino Lamborghini Group, but the phone still features the iconic raging bull marque.

The Tauri 88 is the latest in an increasingly long line of phones made by high-end car companies. Porsche Design has turned ordinary looking BlackBerrys in to a thing of beauty, and Bentley too has released its own mobile costing a whopping £10,000.

The Raging Bull has also made its fair share of phones, including the gold plated Antares, and devices designed specifically for men and women.

In this case, the £4,000 Tauri 88 is draped in black leather, with bronze coloured steel and screws. Underneath all the glitz is a 5-inch HD display, speedy Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 20MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. That puts it on a par with the latest smartphones, but costing around 30 times more than what you'd find on the highstreet.

There's also a range of colours that look incredibly similar to Apple's iPhone 5C devices. Tonino Lamborghini, which has designed everything from watches, jewellery, home furnishings and even five-star boutique hotels has described the phone as "the world's most expensive selfie".

Only 1,947 of these will be made, which means you're not going to be seeing many of these knocking around the high street. There's no news of a release date, just a teaser video on YouTube but expect great fanfare when the Tauri 88 touches down.

By Matt Hussey