Cost of owning a supercar

Most of us only dream about owning a supercar, we see them drive past once in a while, and you can tell by the look on the driver's face that something is going right in their life. For those of us who appriciate cars, owning the likes of a Ferrari or Lamborghini are a dream come true.
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Nevertheless, the problem with buying a supercar isn't so much the initial $300,000-$700,000 depriciating-investment but more so having to continue to sink considerable amounts of money to get parts and problems fixed. The Times Online published a report detailing the "supercar nightmare". I suppose most of us would think that if we had the spare $700,000 to sink into a Ferrari, we would also be willing to foot the 2 thousand dollar bill to replace the side mirror.

So just how much do SuperCar parts cost?

  1. Lamborghini Murcielago front bumper: $20300 AUD ($15,620 USD)
  2. Maserati Quattroporte sideview mirror: $1389 AUD ($1,069 USD)
  3. McLaren SLR sideview mirror: $2210 AUD plus fitting ($1,700+ USD)
  4. McLaren SLR headlamp assembly: $7099 AUD ($5,461 USD)
  5. Rolls-Royce Phantom Tyre : $1810 AUD / each
  6. Maybach Headlamp : $4900 / each

So if your Murcielago's front bumper costs $20,000, you'd be keen to park your car in a secured car park so no 4WD will reverse into it. Or if you drive a Phantom, you'd be keen not to get a Punctured tyre, because at $1,800, tyres have never been so expensive!

So what about Fuel? At $1.40 a litre for BP Ultimate, the Lamborghini Murcielago uses $40 of fuel to go 100km.. so 29Litres/100km.. and thats when you drive it conservatively!
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