There have been many books published on Lamborghini over the last decades, some real encyclopedia-style overviews with lots of details and stunning photos, others more of a simple look into these amazing cars, and while some of the older books have become rather valuable today, there is a new book that became the most expensive Lamborghini book in the world right from the start.
At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show Automobili Lamborghini SpA's own Katia Bassi and Dino Salvatore Giorgio, publisher of the D'ORO Collection, unveiled DNA Lamborghini, the latest factory official book, an instant collector's edition that is limited and numbered, edited by Antonio Ghini, DNA Lamborghini features all the Lamborghini models and prototypes from 1963 right up to 2019.
Naturally, this large, 309-page book comes as a hardback, but not a regular one as the cover is made from Forged Composite carbon, the same material we've seen on the latest Lamborghini cars, and hence the very nature of Forged Composite, each book will have a slightly different cover, making it even more exclusive.
But that's not all, take a look at the large, 3D Raging Bull crest on the cover ... that is 24-carat gold plated bronze, the binding of the DNA Lamborghini book uses silk and leather in Arancio Leonis, a shade you can specify for the interior of your real Lamborghini, and the lettering is hot-stamped using 24-carat gold sheets ... this isn't a book anymore, this is a priceless work of art.
Inside you'll find many, absolutely stunning photos, but also original sketches from Mitja Borkert ... and these aren't printed on normal paper, this is hand-sewn cotton paper and the images are printed using a special silk-screen procedure, making this book a precious piece of jewelry.
And a jewel comes inside a box, in this case, a box made from raw silk with an opening in the center to allow you to admire that stunning, gold-plated badge. Also note this book comes complete with a set of white gloves and a pure cashmere cloth ... this is luxury for your library.
At the 2019 GIMS the price was listed at €9,900, and the book would be available from D'ORO Collection and in the Automobili Lamborghini SpA store ... a quick check in the online store today lists the book as a pre-order for €13,056 ... excluding shipment.