You’d be forgiven for thinking that because luxury and exotic vehicles have exorbitant price tags, that they’d be fully loaded. Here’s a Top 10 of the most insanely priced optional extras that you might want to add on to your next car purchase.
Ferrari LaFerrari Carbon Fiber Front End – $333,500
The Ferrari LaFerrari costs well more than $1 million, but if you want a carbon fiber front end, you have to pony up another $333,500. That’s almost the price of a Lamborghini Aventador that you can purchase instead, using it as a daily driver.
Bugatti Veyron Carbon Fiber Finish – $300,000
While some cars have insane paint options that cost a second mortgage, Bugatti is the opposite, and charges a premium if you prefer a naked, all carbon fiber finish on the body of the Veyron. Then again, if you were one of the lucky few that managed to get your hands on a Veyron, we’re going to guess $300,000 is a small price to pay to show off that exquisite carbon fiber.
Bentley Bentayga Optional Breathing Dash Clock – $160,000
This might actually be the most insanely priced option from the entire list. The all-new Bentley Bentayga is the world’s fastest, most powerful SUV, but it’s also the most expensive with a starting price of $229,100. If you wanted to up the ante, you could opt for the dash clock from Breitling that costs a cool $160,000. The optional clock is called the Mulliner Tourbillon and if you’re a watch fanatic, you’ll understand why it costs that much. It’s a fully mechanical timepiece that is self-winding and uses an electric motor that rotates the clock every so often to make sure it never runs out of power.
Porsche 918 Spyder Liquid Metal Silver / Liquid Metal Blue Paint – $63,000
The Porsche 918 Spyder may not have hit the million-dollar mark on the market, but buyers could easily creep beyond that point with some of the high-priced extras. For example, wanting to get your hybrid exotic in the German automaker’s Liquid Metal Silver or Liquid Metal Blue paint shade costs you $63,000 additional. Ouch.
Porsche 918 Spyder Magnesium Wheels – $32,500
If that wasn’t enough for the discerning and very wealthy Porsche 918 Spyder buyer, they could also opt for lightweight magnesium wheels with the entire set costing an additional $32,500. The magnesium wheels come as a staggered set 20 inch in the front and 21 inch in the rear and if that wasn’t enough, buyers could spring for a front-axle lift system that costs $10,500.
Aston Martin Transponder Watch – $28,500 to $44,200
Owning an Aston Martin means you get James Bond-like perks, and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s transponder watch fits the bill. There’s a variety of timepieces from the watchmaker ranging from $28,500 to $44,200. Not only is it an exquisite watch for your wrist, but it can also be used to unlock your Aston by pressing down on the left side of the crystal while pressing down on the right side locks the car.
Nissan GT-R NISMO Titanium Exhaust System – $12,900
There isn’t much to say about this option. If you’re in the market for a Nissan GT-R NISMO, you’re already shelling out more than $150,000 for one of Japan’s finest sports cars – if not the finest. But for those who want to go the extra mile, NISMO offers a titanium exhaust system for just $12,900. Featuring polished exhaust finishers, NISMO doesn’t even have much to say about the exhaustsystem itself other than “the lighter the better on a car built to perform.”
Rolls-Royce Starlight Headliner – $12,350
It’s crazy to think that the Rolls-Royce starlight headliner is an option, considering nearly every Rolls-Royce we’ve ever come across has been outfitted with it. It’s one of those options that every Rolls-Royce customers opts to purchase. The brightness of each “star” on the headliner can be adjusted to suit your mood and, according to the British automaker, it typically takes around nine hours to craft or more 17 hours for those who want a personalized pattern.
Audi S8 Dynamic Package – $11,000
Although you’ll find these options on the new Audi S8 plus, those purchasing the standard Audi A8 or S8 will have to shell out $11,000 additional to get their hands on a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, ceramic brakes in the front and the rear as well as a sport exhaust with black finishers. Oh yeah, you can also go a bit faster in your luxury sedan with the package’s top speed limiter raised to 190 miles per hour.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System – $6,400
Although there are many other options that cost significantly more than this one, we figured we should include something more “pedestrian” on the list. Mercedes-Benz S-Class shoppers who want a fulfilling audio experience can pay $6,400 for a Burmester high-end 3D surround sound system. Is it worth the money? We’re going to go with no, but you’ll be surprised how much high-end audio systems can cost from other luxury automakers straight from the factory.
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