If you are shopping for exotic luxury cars, you already know that the prices of these vehicles can sometimes take your breath away. These types of high end automobiles are among the most expensive cars on the road and can easily cost $100,000, $200,000 or even much more. In fact, some people don’t consider an automobile to be a true exotic vehicle unless it has a price tag that makes it affordable only to the most affluent or successful.
There are more exotic car manufacturers now than there have ever been; and, while the global economy may at times show signs of instability, sales of exotic luxury cars seem to be on the rise. However, the increase in the number of exotic car makers over the last 20 years or so is forcing stiff competition in some segments of the super luxury car market that benefits consumers that can afford these vehicles. Simply put, there are a lot more choices in the exotic car market than in years past, and more choices means more opportunities to find value.
Generally speaking, an exotic vehicle is defined as a luxury or sports car that is priced above $100,000. However, some popular exotic luxury cars cost much more. Nevertheless, there are quite a few excellent automobiles that cost less than $100,000 and are actually good values (when compared against some other exotics that often cost 3 or 4 times as much).
For instance, the Lotus Evora is a very popular exotic car that is ultra modern in its appearance and design, offers excellent performance and comes with a host of accessories and features. The Evora is described as being fun to drive, handles corners and turns like a race car and can go from 0 – 60 mph in under 5 seconds. The price of the Evora is roughly $75,000 and is about $50,000 less than many other cars in its class.
One of the most popular exotic cars on the road is the Porsche 911. The 911 is a classic design that has changed little over the years, but is one that is still very popular to this day. While a fully loaded turbo edition of the vehicle will cost you around $140,000, an entry level Porsche 911 Carerra can be purchased for under $80,000. If you want to buy a great looking exotic Porsche, but don’t want to sell your home to get one, this could be an option for you.
If you are one of the fortunate few that can purchase any car you like, then you have a lot of options. You could go with time tested favorites like the Ferrari F430 and spend about $280,000 or perhaps opt for the ultra fast 612 Scaglietti for about $40,000 more. When it comes to exotic sports cars, few can make them like the Italians, and Ferrari is perhaps the most recognized name among the bunch.
While Ferrari makes excellent vehicles to be sure, there are other Italian car makers that offer some outstanding cars. The Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago are two of the most highly rated exotic sports cars on the market and are priced at about $220,000 and $450,000. Both cars are popular in the US among celebrities and the wealthy.
If a Ferrari or Lamborghini is not expensive enough for you, you will need to look to companies like Bugatti or Maybach to satisfy your lust for cars with the highest sticker prices. A Bugatti Veyron 16.4 will cost you about $1,700,000, and a Maybach Landaulet is a little more affordable at a measly 1.3 million dollars. By the way, the Bugatti is the fastest accelerating car in the world and can go from 0 – 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds. It would be hard to sell a car for that much money based on luxury and good looks alone.