Shortly after we sold our last project car, the Mercedes C63 AMG, we were immediately on the hunt for another fun car that could push all the right buttons. With over 13k miles in a year put on the C63, our ownership could not have been better, but by following our car buying strategy, we were able to get in and out of the car and practically break even on cost of ownership. Very few vehicles appealed to us for the right price but we kept our options open and looked at several Maserati Gran Turismo’s, BMW E92 M3’s, & a few others. In the end, we found a immaculate 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series for a great deal and immediately scooped it up. If it was anything like our last C63 but on steroids, we are in for a treat!
For under $100,000, the Audi R8 offers exotic car ownership experience at a fraction of the cost. Although prices have not dropped too low that you see college kids driving them around, it is reasonable enough for many first time exotic car buyers and is certainly great value as we have found out personally. After having purchased a 2009 Audi R8 V8 R-Tronic and a 2014 R8 V10 S-Tronic, we have started to get to know the Audi R8 quite well. From its typical shortfalls to which models hold value best, we are about to break down for you all you need to know in our Audi R8 buyers guide. This will cover all model years (2008-2014) and both V8 and V10 models (excluding the V10 plus).
Since our last buyers guide on the Maserati Quattroporte and Aston Martin V8 Vantage, we’ve received a lot of emails asking us to give our take and knowledge on the all mighty Gallardo. Having owned a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo, a 2010 LP560 Spyder, and 2013 LP550 Spyder, it only made sense that we share our thoughts on the Lamborghini that put the brand back on the map.
Having owned two Maserati Quattroporte project cars, including #47/100 Cento Collector’s edition Quattroporte, we are somewhat becoming experts in knowing all there is to know about the 4 Door Maserati that goes 180 MPH. We decided to put together a mini guide for those of you considering this very attractive bargain Exotic.
The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a 50th anniversary racing concept car like no other. Based on the DB4 GT Zagato, the V12 Zagato is produced by hand and includes some an amazing attention to detail. Recently Velocity Automotive Performance provided us a glimpse of one of these limited edition Aston Martins, a stunning Midnight Blue Zagato that was being heavily modified for a client, including a new set of 21” PUR Wheels. Read on to see what it takes to bring this car to the States and view the end result of this amazing project come to life through exclusive photos and video.
After a few days of speculation and rumors, the replacement for the now out of production Lamborghini Gallardo is official. And its called the Huracan. Lamborghini is calling the introduction of the Huracan a new era in the luxury super sports car segment. With their latest in a long line of great drivers cars, they are hoping to re-define what it means to be a luxury exotic by combining “absolute performance with easy-to-drive road behavior with both luxurious and sport-oriented finish.”
Owning your first Lamborghini or Aston Martin is definitely a way to celebrate success and hard work. But for those who want to set themselves apart from the crowd, the price doesn’t stop there. Here is our list of the top 10 most expensive car options ever.