A company melted a $ 58,000 Tesla into an Elon Musk bust, and we regret to inform you that it looks absolutely nothing like Elon Musk
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A Russian luxury accessories brand melted Tesla car parts into a bust of Elon Musk.
The sculptures – which look nothing like Musk – are sold for $ 3,220 each on the Caviar Global website.
The company also sells iPhone models made from Tesla parts at a starting price of $ 5,600.
A Russian-based luxury accessories company sells eight-inch-tall busts of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which it claims are made from the melted parts of a Tesla electric car.
The sculptures, however, bear little resemblance to the richest man in the world.
The Caviar brand typically manufactures luxury smartphones. In a press release, the company said it has made 27 busts of Musk as part of a limited edition set. Each is worth $ 2,700, Caviar said, although its website lists the bust at $ 3,220.
“These new items embody the soul of Elon Musk and, therefore, they will bring to their owners the success and creativity of this exceptional individual,” company founder Sergey Kitov wrote in the statement.
The material for the bust comes from the metal of a blue Tesla Model 3 (which starts at around $ 58,000 in Russia), chief marketing officer Dmitrey Stoliarov told Insider.
Stoliarov said the sculpture’s resemblance to Musk was designed by a 3D artist hired by Caviar. “We did not download it from the Internet,” he said.
Asked about the discrepancies between the bust design and Musk’s appearance, Stoliarov said: “Our artist did not pursue the goal of creating photographic precision. He created an image of the inventor in which all of his achievements and inventions are reflected. “
As for the number of busts sold so far, Stoliarov said sales have just started.
The company also sells iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Max models made from Tesla parts, starting at $ 5,600 apiece, he said. The designs feature a portrait of Musk in the upper right corner, with an engraving made from copper from a Tesla battery.
Only 99 of these phones will be available globally, Caviar said.
The phone designs and statues are part of his Visionaries collection, which also includes (more recognizable) busts of Alibaba founder Jack Ma and the late Apple mogul Steve Jobs, which sell for $ 1,990 and $ 1,680 respectively. These busts are in nickel-plated brass.
“We want our customers to look at Elon Musk or Steve Jobs desktop bust and their personalized iPhone and be inspired by their example every day and build their own future,” Stoliarov said.
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