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The way I like it

Frederica Elbourne
Saturday, December 22, 2012

FIRST came the iPod, the iPhone, then came the iPad.

And now, after Evan's cyclonic eye has passed, we hear something about the iCar. OK almost, at least.

With only 12 of these Dartz Mercedes G Class iTempter made so far for the market, the cushy ride features gold and wood finishes. The iTempter—so called for its excessive use of Apple iPads in the cabin, is expected to be launched this month, www.carbuzz.com said.

The vehicle is a standard 4x4, which has received several exterior gold touches as well as an updated interior, www.zercustoms.com said.

"Most of the golden parts you see at the exterior of Dartz's Mercedes G Class are actually gold plated. These include the 24-inch alloys, and the various front-end trim parts. At the interior, the Dartz G Class comes with a quilted leather headliner, as well as various wood trim parts. The "i" in iTempter comes from the three iPads integrated into the roof of the car," www.zercustoms.com said.

Dartz does not mention whether their new Mercedes G Class features any power or performance upgrades.

The price of these modifications has not been disclosed yet, but Dartz says it will build only 12 of them, www.zercustoms.com said.

The interior spots a diamond motiff, says www.worldcarfans. com. No doubt priced in the high six figures, the cynics on www.worldcarfans,com, some initial renderings of the black and gold G-Wagen looking typically excessive.

Not that we will be seeing this line of cars on Fiji roads anytime soon. But who knows.