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Lamborghini's high-octane 88 Tauri phone for pure fans (photos)

If you need $6,000 Android smartphone to match your sports car, look no further than this 5-inch wallet-buster.

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Racer phone

The Torino Lamborghini 88 Tauri is the latest smartphone from the famous car-maker.

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Colors

The leather and metal handset comes in nine different colors of calfskin and metal.

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Torino Lamborghini

The Android phone is chock-a-block with flashy details.

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Decal

The company's decal is a repeating motif.

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Pretty penny

The Tauri costs a staggering $6,000 in the US and £4,000 in the UK.

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Limited edition

Only 1,947 will ever be made, to commemorate the birthday of the company's founder, Tonino Lamborghini.

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Check out this detail

Luxury phones aren't often up to spec, so it's nice that this one has a healthy Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset; although, for such a silly-high price, Snapdragon 805, or even 810, would be better.

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RAM aplenty

It has a healthy dose of RAM though -- 3GB.

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Extra capacity

You can expand your memory up to 64GB through a microSD card.

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Gold-plating

Yep, that's real gold-plate in this version.

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Battery life

Inside there's a 3,400 mAh battery.

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Revved-up camera

The rear camera shoots 20-megapixel photos.

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Screen size

The screen is a 5-inch 1080p effort.

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Special glass

The 88 Tauri's glass is shatterproof -- the same as is used in the company's windshields.

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Its chassis is angular and boxy, like the company's fearsome cars.

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Personality

This is no daintily detailed phone. It's quite clearly bonded to the Lamborghini brand.

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Music support

DTS-HD is a lossless audio codec -- your tunes should sound epic coming from this monster.

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Unboxing

It comes in this lavish gift case...

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Completing the loop

...which of course looks like the hood of a supercar.

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Dual-SIM

Dual SIM-card slots are ideal for the prolific traveller.

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An icon

There's no surprise here: the phone is an astronomically priced piece of tech. Check out all the Lamborghini 88 Tauri details here.

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