We’ve had everything from Lamborghini to Ferrari to Aston Martin to Bentley, but no other manufacturer does it better than Porsche. For over 50 years, several generations have gone past but with each year gone by, the 911 as gotten even better and better. There’s a reason why these cars have a cult following and started to increase in value. Porsche has simply perfected the sports car by offering immense performance, incredible reliability, with all the creature comforts you need for everyday usability; a formula unheard of and often resulted in failed attempts by other brands. Since adding the Porsche 991 Turbo S to our garage, we’ve referred to it as the best exotic car money can buy under $500k which was a pretty bold statement to make, but in today’s review and intro to Project Sin you are about to find out why.
Having seen, driven, and owned almost every exotic car out there makes it difficult to get excited about any new car that we acquire at Secret Entourage and Exotic Car Hacks. However, things changed recently when we got the opportunity to get our latest project, which we later chose to call “Unicorn” due to its very rare nature and the fact that it was white (which is also extremely rare). This unicorn is the limited production Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, a car that was released in 2009 as a one-time production run of 175 units of which only 18 were made in white, and the only one Designo white on white. It had been awhile since we were this excited about an exotic car arriving on the delivery truck.
Having been exposed to Range Rovers for the past decade, we noticed how much the SUV has changed both from a design standpoint but also from a reliability standpoint. While its far from perfect, there is something that screams status when you get in a Range Rover. For this latest project car, we decided to focus on a unique car rather than the latest and greatest. We chose to work on a car that eliminated the most common issues and flaws known to Range Rovers, but yet still looked new rather than dated in design. As we teach in Exotic Car Hacks, the Range Rover is a great vehicle to buy, drive, and sell without losing money.
Update: Since we had a lot of comments and questions about this posts, we decided to make an exclusive presentation on how we managed to get a Lamborghini at such a short age. You can see it by clicking here. Having owned my first Lamborghini by the age of 24 and consecutively another five different versions of them to date,…
It’s no surprise that we love Aston Martins at Secret Entourage. All you have to do is look back and notice that we have had four project cars that were all Aston Martins, but really none as incredible as the latest Project Hammerhead. Our latest project is finally done, and all we can say is that we built the world’s nicest Aston DBS both internally and externally. This was our second DBS and our favorite exotic to date, which you can see based on last months buyers guide of what we believe to be the ultimate Aston. Here are the specs on our latest project:
In the last decade there has truly been only one car to spearhead the luxury GT cruiser market and it didn’t come from Germany but rather across the water in neighboring England, where Bentley Motors launched what would be their best selling car ever with the introduction of the Bentley Continental GT. This car catapulted into the mainstream with stunning looks, extreme comfort, state of the art technology, raw power, and everything else you’d expect from a bespoke hand-crafted car. As a result of the success of the Bentley Continental GT, Bentley was able to bounce back from consecutive years of financial losses. With the car approaching the end of its life cycle, we thought we would share our experiences after buying a Supersports edition in our comprehensive Bentley Continental GT buyers guide.
In all my past articles, I always write about the current best cars in different segments so that others can enjoy some of today’s nicest exotics without any costs for a year or two. However, I do, from time to time, receive emails from readers that say they love what they buy way too much to get rid of it in a year. For those of you who like to hold on to a car more than 5 years and don’t want to drop over a million dollars on a Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari LaFerrari, or McLaren P1, here are a few examples of some of the nicest exotics that have hit rock bottom and that will continuing to appreciate. These are what I call modern classics.