It should not come as a surprise that the priciest supercars and luxury vehicles boast the most expensive options in the automotive industry. The clients who can afford these wonders-on-wheels will often spare no expense in adding several personalized touches to create something truly unique.
The marque brands realize this and have smartly positioned themselves to take advantage of this. Many of them have specialized departments set up just for this purpose; think McLaren’s Special Operations, Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur, or Bentley’s Mulliner division. These names and a few more in the automobile industry are responsible for an endless list of options to help that wealthy client in pursuit of a truly bespoke automobile. Budget is not a concern in these cases and because of that, some of these options come with outrageously expensive price tags – enough to buy a new supercar…or a house!
Rolls Royce Phantom’s Immersive Rear Seating ($15,000)
The eight-generation Phantom is arguably one of the most luxurious sedans on the market; with a road presence, unlike any other car. At nearly half a million dollars, it’s also one of the most expensive production sedans. Rolls Royce also offers clients several options to create a custom vehicle with various personal touches and details.
There’s almost no limit to what the brand will do if the client is willing to pay. The car comes with a bench seat as standard in the rear compartment but for about $15,000, clients can get what’s known as an immersive rear seating layout that transforms the Phantom into a 4-seater with a fixed center console. That $15,000 bill is just the base range and one that can rapidly climb higher depending on factors like the choice of materials.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS’s Magnesium Wheels ($20,000)
The 911 GT2 RS is all about hardcore performance and every bit of the car is engineered for that singular purpose. The magnesium wheels come as an option for the German supercar and are about 25 pounds lighter than the regular wheels.
That’s a big difference and it sure translates to a better track performance which is why most customers will tick off this option when placing their orders. It’s not cheap though. A listing on a website shows that a complete set will cost about $20,000 and can even be higher depending on the type of finish selected.
Ferrari 488 Pista’s Carbon Wheels ($41,400)
‘Pista’ is an Italian word that translates to track in English and is indicative of the capabilities of the car even in stock form, whether on public roads or out at the race track. However, those craving even more performance can opt for the carbon fiber wheels option.
This sheds as much as 6 pounds of unsprung weight from each corner of the vehicle thus improving the car’s overall handling. You’ll want to watch out for the curbs though as you whip the car around corners. Those wheels cost over $40,000 and are not easy to replace.
Ferrari SF90 Stradale’s Assetto Fiorano Package ($56, 240)
Ferrari completely rewrote the form book with the debut of its new hypercar. The SF90 was not only the most powerful production Ferrari road car, it was also the first one that could move completely under battery power. In stock form, the car can rocket to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds but even that level of performance is not enough for some.
That’s where the Assetto Fiorano package comes in. This option shaves at least 60 pounds off the weight of the standard car and adds options like the carbon fiber rear wing and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires for more downforce and enhanced grip. Be warned though, the Assetto Fiorano Package can be way higher than the quoted $56,000 price depending on the add-ons.
Mercedes Maybach’s Granite Trim ($60,600)
Mercedes offers this unusual trim for customers with a flair for the dramatic; those who find the leather and wood interior trimmings a bit too boring. As the name implies, the trim makes use of real granite to touch up various parts of the car’s interior including the dashboard, console, and even door panels.
It’s a part of the Mercedes Designo bespoke program and can cost up to $60,000, depending on the quantity used, selected pattern, and areas covered.
Porsche 911 S Exclusive’s Python Green Chromaflair Paint Option ($98,000)
This limited series Porsche 911 Turbo S only had a production run of 500 units, each with a base price of about $235,000. Although that price can climb rapidly, especially if you get sucked into the money pit that’s the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur division, a unit that will help you customize your vehicle in almost any way you want.
Check out this Python Green paint option, a unique paint job that gives your Porsche a sort of Chameleon aura thanks to the use of some special pigment. The $98,000 option is about the price of a base 911 Carrera coupe and we have to ask, is it really worth it?
McLaren Speedtail’s MSO Contour Paint Effect ($110,000)
The McLaren Speedtail may not be the direct F1 successor but it can be seen as the reimagination of the legendary hypercar for the 21st century. Only 106 units will be produced, a direct nod to the production run of the ’90s McLaren F1.
The lucky customers who were able to secure allocations were treated like royalty, kicking off the process with a trip to McLaren Headquarters where they are presented with a seemingly endless options list, courtesy of McLaren Special Operations. They are all special but this one, the MSO Contour Paint effect is one of the standouts with a hefty price tag north of $100,000.
Bentley Bentayga’s Mulliner Tourbillon Clock ($170,000)
The exquisite Tourbillion Clock is priced at a whopping $170,000 and is the most expensive option currently available for the Luxury SUV. To put this in better perspective, the cheapest Bentayga on the market today, the Bentayga Hybrid, costs roughly $180,000!
As expected, this is no ordinary timepiece but one that was custom-made for the car by Breitling. It is fully mechanical save for a small electric motor that rotates the clock every so often to ensure it never runs out of power.
Bugatti Chiron’s Exposed Carbon Fibre Body ($300,000)
The base Bugatti Chiron costs north of $2 million but it’s highly unlikely that you will find any example without at least a few thousand dollars worth of options tacked on. Then there are the highly specced ones with extras that cost more than a new supercar.
Take this exposed carbon fiber body which is one of the exterior options offered by the French carmaker. For about $300,000, you can finish your Chiron with a naked carbon fiber body that really showcases each individual weave and pattern.
Koenigsegg Jesko’s Naked Carbon Body ($443,400)
This particular one is just borderline insanity but don’t be surprised that there are people who will really go for this option. That’s why Koenigsegg added it in the first place. It is a price that reflects the uniqueness of the Koenigsegg Naked Carbon (KNC) material and the amount of effort that would go into the process but still, that’s a lot of money on top of a car that already costs about $3 million.
While this is the most expensive option for the Jesko, other body options are not too far behind. A green carbon fiber tint will set you back by $346,100 and there’s a ‘clear’ carbon body priced at $292,000.
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