Gemballa's Diamond Finish: Sparkle, Sparkle
Gemballa which are known for this and this, have now taken up a somewhat bonkers project. As far as we know, the first of April was a long time ago but, lo and behold, it's the "world's first diamond coating for the interior and exterior finish of vehicles". So there you go. Now you can have soulless Hyundai look like a backstage prop from the Wizzard of Oz. And yes, we are talking about actual diamonds:
"When GEMBALLA speaks of diamonds, we really mean it", explains CEO Andreas Schwarz. "Our complex process uses genuine diamonds as its key ingredient - not metal pigments, glass fragments, or crystals."
We are dumbfounded in the search of what one might gain from that. As an argument, Gemballa suggest that diamonds have the strongest light refraction properties which in layman terms means sparkly. Very sparkly. We hate to think what happens when the car form the oncoming traffic bathes you in high-beams. Also, you wouldn't want to leave your diamond-coated car in front of the grocer's, would you? Of course not, shopping at the grocer's is for mortals. A private helicopter supplies you with organic caviar from Spain.
Gemballa continue on saying that the diamond is one of the hardest naturally occurring substances known to man which is a comforting thought. Knowing that my interior is now seasoned with thousands of pieces of diamond, I would love to scrape off my face on them should an accident occur.
The tuners are confident that that is the right finish for their already carbon fiber abundant cars. We, on the other hand, are not.