This pimped-out superjet is the ultimate extravagance
Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia splashed out a whopping US $500m for the world’s biggest, most expensive and most insanely luxurious private jet: the Airbus A380 Grand Palace. His A380 was so huge and extravagant it made Donald Trump’s private jet, which is worth around $100m, look like a scale model of a commercial carrier.
The plane cost $300m off the factory floor, but Prince Talal considered it too subtle so he opted to carry out a $200m remodelling of the interior that featured more gold than Tutankhamun’s tomb.
There’s a parking spot for his Rolls Royce, a concert hall with a capacity of 10 that comes complete with a stage and a grand piano, and a steam room, spa and the ‘magic carpet’ of flat-screen TVs built into the floor which project what the plane is flying over and mimics a glass floor. It also features four king bedroom suites, a dining room for 14, and a prayer room. There’s even an elevator.
But here’s the thing: no one’s ever seen it, just the renderings. Apparently Talal offloaded it to another billionaire – name undisclosed – and photos are yet to surface of the finished product. Oh well, in the meantime he’ll have to settle for his $220m Boeing 747-400, which features a lot of the same luxuries as the mysterious A380.