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    Car Shoppers' Guide

    ...what to imagine while driving the wife to the fresh market:

    A $1 Million Car? Here Are 11 of Them
    By Irene Garcia Perez
    (Bloomberg)
    February 15, 2019, 1:01 PM GMT+7

    Once super rare, supercars have multiplied since the global financial crisis, and today there are more crazy-fast crazy-expensive road rockets than ever. With their cutting-edge technology, race-inspired design, and high-end materials, the cars are equal parts engineering and artistry—and as such, frequently spend far more time in collectors’ garages than on roads or tracks. And because they’re often sold before the first metal is bent or screws are turned, prices for secondhand models can be almost twice what they cost new. Here are some currently being made.


    Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation, $1.9 million

    Made in 2018 based on a 1960s model, the new version of what was once Britain’s fastest passenger sports car isn’t street-legal and can be used only on the track.

    • Units: 25
    • Made in: Newport Pagnell, U.K.
    • Acceleration 0-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Top speed: 150 mph


    Source: Aston Martin






    Aston Martin Valkyrie, $3.2 million

    This all carbon-fiber hybrid model has gullwing doors and a removable steering wheel to make it easier to get in and out.

    • Units: 150
    • Made in: Gaydon, U.K.
    • Acceleration 0-62 MPH: 2.5 seconds
    • Cylinders: 12
    • Top speed: 250 mph


    Source: Aston Martin




    Bugatti Chiron, $2.8 million

    Named after racer Louis Chiron, the car features a diamond membrane on its speakers.

    • Units: 500
    • Made in: Molsheim, France
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds
    • Cylinders: 16
    • Top speed: 261 mph


    Source: Bugatti




    Bugatti Veyron 16.4, $1.8 million

    This coupe achieved a land-speed world record for a production series car.

    • Units: 300
    • Made in: Molsheim, France
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds
    • Cylinders: 16
    • Top speed: 258 mph


    Source: Bugatti






    Ferrari Monza SP2 and SP1, $1.8 million

    Inspired by the 1950s Ferrari racing “barchetta” which won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race six times between 1949 and 1962, the models have no roofs—so you'll only want to take them out in fair weather.

    • Units: 499 (combined)
    • Made in: Maranello, Italy
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.5 seconds
    • Cylinders: 12
    • Top speed: 186 mph


    Source: Ferrari




    McLaren Senna, from $965,000

    A tribute to the legendary Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna, this car is street-legal but was designed for the track.

    • Units: 500
    • Made in: Woking, U.K.
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.8 seconds
    • Cylinders: 8
    • Top speed: 208 mph


    Source: McLaren




    Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, $2.6 million

    The model features an eight-speed transmission, a high-performance carbon ceramic braking system, and four electric motors.

    • Units: 275
    • Made in: Affalterbach, Germany and Brixworth and Brackley, U.K.
    • Acceleration 0-124 mph: 6 seconds
    • Cylinders: 6
    • Top speed: 200 mph


    Source: Mercedes






    Pagani Huayra, $1.3 million

    Named after a Quechua wind god, the Huayra features a removable carbon fiber roof and an exposed shifting mechanism.

    • Units: 100
    • Made in: San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 3.2 seconds
    • Cylinders: 12
    • Top speed: 235 mph


    Source: Pagani




    Porsche 918 Spyder, $1 million

    The plug-in hybrid model features an electric motor on each axle.

    • Units: 918
    • Made in: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 2.6 seconds
    • Cylinders: 8
    • Top speed: 214 mph


    Source: Porsche




    Koenigsegg Regera, $2 million

    The latest Koenigsegg model includes proximity sensors to keep its hydraulic doors from striking nearby objects.

    • Units: 80
    • Made in: Angelholm, Sweden
    • Acceleration 0-249 mph: 20 seconds
    • Cylinders: 8
    • Top speed: 249 mph




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    ^The Koenigsegg please, in the colour of the pic with light brown leather interior.

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    driving one of them in patts.will make a big impression on the brawds.

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    Mercedes for me.

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    none of them do anything for me but if pressed to splash the cash I'd be looking at the Brabham BT62.


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    Will take the Pagani or the Chiron, please.

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    both the van and the helicopter need to look like this inside or else they are not fit for purpose

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    Used 2014 Tesla Model S 60, Zero Emissions $60,000 (Canadian)



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    Yugo (America Edition) originally sold for $3,995

    It appears that the car holds the value pretty well. Recently sold for $2,202

    Take that Tesla and BMW!!!!




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    Not the same level but went to look at one of those new BMW i118’s the other day for the wife. Cool little five door things.

    Became a hard no when I worked out they’re close to NZ$100k and sell for less than half that — exported from here — there. Another CRV it is then

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    Or this could be yours, Phase III GTHO:



    Drive it away today, a mere snip at AU$1,400,000.00

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    I think I’d prefer a Honda Jazz. The waste the rest on drink, loose women, and a first class trip to the Singapore Grand Prix..

    Yes I am Eddie Irvine’s alter ego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post

    Drive it away today, a mere snip at AU$1,400,000.00
    Wow!

    I'd rather buy this Aussie vineyard and trouser the extra fifty grand.

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    You and me both... Except I'd put the extra $50k toward an R/T Charger, Pacer, or GTR XU1.

    Then I could sit around getting pissed all day looking at me car.

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    Funny thing, the ad for that GTHO literally says "Drive Away"


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Funny thing, the ad for that GTHO literally says "Drive Away"

    Would not get too concerned about the drive away thing as that aint gunna fetch 1.4 million unless it has proven race pedigree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    You and me both... Except I'd put the extra $50k toward an R/T Charger, Pacer, or GTR XU1.

    Then I could sit around getting pissed all day looking at me car.
    Fukin hell, you'd have to be splashing on Brut Aftershave driving that around.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Would not get too concerned about the drive away thing as that aint gunna fetch 1.4 million unless it has proven race pedigree.
    I think they're mostly marketing it on the one-of-one color and trim combo.

    Though that means fuck all. My Pacer is one-of-one color and trim combo.

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    ^I seriously doubt the 1.4 tag will be met. Maybe in the future, but not now. You probably saw another genuine Phase 3 GTHO advertised a few weeks back in NZ for AUD $500k. That would have got snapped up in heartbeat, assuming there were no issues with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx
    You probably saw another genuine Phase 3 GTHO advertised a few weeks back in NZ for AUD $500k
    Oh yup I did actually. There was some minor controversy over that apparently. The rear spoiler not correct or at the wrong angle or something dumb that only the anoraks notice.

    Mind you that being said if you're spending that sort of money you'd want it to be 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    the wrong shade of blue
    if you are not getting your nuts polished regularly then the shade of blue of your nuts can be a cause of mental issues

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    I'd be boring and go for the 458 Italia as it's the most beautiful supercar ever made.



    Then use the change from the mill to have a weekend like Dill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Then use the change from the mill to have a weekend like Dill
    ...at the fat farm?...

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    Might even have enough to go to one of your lunch spots.

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    ...ask if you need help with shirt selection...

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