Starry sky and luxury watchHere are the 10 most expensive luxury car options
Heated steering wheel, sunroof or elegant stitching? Odds and ends for high-end automakers who go all out in terms of options.
Luxury cars are already expensive in themselves, but some manufacturers of supercars and high-end sedans do not hesitate to offer their customers a wide range of options and extra packages to personalize their vehicle. Options not always very useful, but when you love, you don’t count!
The British car brand Rolls-Royce embodies luxury on four wheels. The list of possibilities reads like a Who’s Who of abundance. Starting with the legendary starry Rolls-Royce Wraith. The roof covering is composed of thousands of hand-stitched LEDs, and the roof covering can be customized upon request. Rolls-Royce is admittedly careful not to reveal its prices, but rumor has it that the roof lining would cost between 10,000 and 15,000 francs. The umbrellas hidden in the doors are also legendary. They cost almost 700 francs, umbrella heater included.
With the BMW i8, the car manufacturer already sent a strong signal in 2013 for the future of its electric sports cars. The i8 may not have been the most powerful engine-wise, but it was one of a kind. At almost 150,000 francs, the electric car equipped with the optional Range Extender was far from a bargain. Those who still had a little money to spend could also order a set of bespoke Louis Vuitton luggage for the tidy sum of 20,000 francs.
Porsche 918 Spyder
If you’re looking for a rare Porsche to complete your collection, you can’t miss the 918 Spyder, limited to just 918 units. To stand out even more from the others, it is possible to decorate the super sports car with liquid metallic paint for the tidy sum of 25,000 francs.
The British aren’t the only ones who know how to build luxury on four wheels. In Germany too, Mercedes-Maybach manages to give its premium sedans the ultimate touch. The S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach’s current flagship, costs almost 220,000 francs with the basic equipment – at this price we are entitled to a certain luxury, to noble materials and to a flawless finish. But those who ultimately want to make their mobile cocoon even more comfortable will quickly find what they are looking for in the list of options. For another 1,500 francs they get the right to a cold room and for 2,400 francs to a collapsible shelf. Camping equipment in the spacious luggage compartment is also available as an option.
With the 2016 Bentley Bentayga, the British car brand wanted to mark its presence in the booming SUV market, where the famous options were part of the Bentley line, it goes without saying. In addition to the precious materials and advanced sound system, Bentley also offered an optional Breitling watch worth 180,000 francs integrated into the dashboard. For comparison: when it was launched on the market, the starting price of the Bentley Bentayga was around 200,000 francs.
From the start, the Bugatti Veyron was not only designed to break records, but was also one of the most expensive and exclusive supercars in the world. And to top it off, Bugatti offered a unique carbon fiber finish as an option for around 300,000 francs. For that price, we were entitled to tons of carbon fiber, inside and outside the vehicle, making the two million franc luxury sports car even lighter and more agile.
From day one, the Ferrari LaFerrari has been an icon among supercars. The Italian diva was already exclusive enough in itself considering its limited number of 499 examples. But those with the means could make the super sports car even more exclusive. In addition to the many purely aesthetic options, it was possible to obtain a 100% carbon fiber front end for the tidy sum of 330,000 francs.