The Cost of a Super Car
Written By: Bryan Wolf
There are your everyday cars on the road such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Explorer. These are the kinds of cars that we see as an acceptable expense; we need a car so we look for great mileage, appearance, and longevity in those vehicles. Then there is the world of super cars, and recently hyper cars; these are the cars that have insane amounts of horsepower, extravagant looks, and world class interiors. You see celebrities and car enthusiasts with these super cars and most of the time you are too busy staring in awe of the looks and colors. Have you ever wondered what those cars cost? I am about to tell you that these prices will blow your mind; the prices are above the clouds. A brand new Lamborghini Aventador, fresh from the factory, will cost you a crisp $400,000 and up depending on options included; and get this, the gas mileage is 11 city and 17 on the highway. It is important to note that these cars also need to take premium fuel which is on average 40 cents higher than regular fuel. Maybe a Lamborghini is not quite your taste but something like a Bugatti Veyron is more up your alley; let us talk about that. The current price for a Bugatti Veyron is a respectable $2,400,000; the tires are special too, and will cost you $38,000 every 2,500 miles. Want an oil change for your new Bugatti Veyron? That is only going to set you back $60,000, pocket change… Now let us say you are looking for the best of the best that only a select few have the honor of owning. Look no further, you need to buy the Lamborghini Veneno; it will leave you as 1 out of 15 owners after paying $4,500,000. So what kind of car buyer are you? Is the cost justified based upon your love for the ultimate car? Why do we enjoy these cars so much? For some of us it is the looks and the status that comes with owning such a marvelous piece of engineering. It is similar to that feeling you got back in your childhood when you had a toy nobody else did. Everyone flocked around you no matter if you were the “popular” kid or not; for that moment everyone else wants what you have, which gives you a sort of power if you will. It could be that we start to lose that feeling as we grow and, at a certain point, we start searching for ways to get it back again. There are also the people who buy these cars strictly for raw performance purposes; this is going to be their car they take to the race track on the weekend and blow everyone else away. There is a possibility that they do not take losing, so they will do anything in their power to beat their rival. Then again maybe you are not one of those people; maybe you are the person who sees this car as an investment. Some of these cars will age and their value will only increase as the odometer ticks by again and again. As a car enthusiast, I believe the cost of these cars is justifiable; my love for these started as a child and has only become stronger as I have grown. Some people may see my love for cars as silly and just a lost expense. For those few who are with me and know what it means to be a car enthusiast, we can simply give each other a wave and a thumbs up next time we drive past each other. Enjoy your next drive no matter what car you call your baby!