Geneva Auto Show 2014 unleashes the most ridiculously expensive cars
When money talks, we all listen. Especially when it produces the sound of a throttling engine. The hottest wheels in the Geneva Auto Show this year promise to make your platinum card bleed. The vehicle marketplace that enables customers to easily find or sell their car, motorcycle or commercial vehicle online Carmudi conducted a price check through the exotic car exhibits of the show. Here’s the list of the global aspirational brands that are bound to make you look rich behind the wheel.
Although the obnoxious price in itself creates a lot of value, car brats believe that it’s the exclusivity which provokes so much stir. “I think it’s worth my money if I know that there are only 9 other people on this planet that can own this unique machine,” says a visitor at the show as Lamborghini announces that it plans to build only nine copies of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in 2014.
A car can mean a million different things to people. To some it’s a matter of pride owning an artistically designed marvel and to others it’s sheer horsepower and speed. For instance, the engine in the Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe is a handcrafted V-12 that comes with a signature of the master craftsman who builds it.
On the other hand, the Ferrari F12berlinetta apparently has a top speed of over 355 kmph and reaches 201 kmph in only 8.5 seconds. Now who on this planet would not like to push that accelerator? Stefan Haubold, Global MD of Carmudi says, “An expensive luxurious car is not just a first world epidemic. In the emerging markets, luxury cars are blatantly perceived as status symbols. The bigger the car, the fatter the wallet, it’s believed.”
1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
2. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
3. Porsche 918 Spyder
4. Ferrari F12berlinetta
5. Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
6. Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe