Obviously that’s not going to be a feasible investment prospect for most of us but it’s interesting to see how such cars hike up in value in such a bizarre way, isn’t it? This is as most of us stand to lose at least 20% of our new car’s value the moment it’s driven out of the showroom.
Sportscars only tend to appreciate in value when it’s of a certain age and even then it applies to only a select few brands and an even more select few models. Take the Porsche 911 for example – a unit in the shoddiest of conditions will still cost you an arm a leg and it took almost 20 years for the 911’s of the 1990’s and older to see any appreciation in value.
A lucky owner in the UK is set make a cool 1 million pounds (RM 5.6 million) in profit when he sells his “still-new” Bugatti Chiron, supposedly the first “used” model in the UK. The black Chiron has only done 1,000 miles (1,609 km) and is one of the very first examples delivered in the UK.
Apparently the supercar’s value has soared to 3.6 million pounds (RM 20 million), up by 1.1 million pounds (RM 6.1 million) from its asking price of 2.5 million pounds (RM 14 million). What made the deal even sweeter, albeit only for the owner, is that the leather and carbon combination interior option was ticked, then costing 53,000 pounds (RM 297k) and carbon fibre seats, a 16,000 pounds (RM 89k) option.
The dealer in charge of selling the Chiron stated, “Although the Chiron is not yet sold out, if you place an order today you will be waiting at least three or four years before the car could be built and delivered, so we are offering the chance to ‘jump the queue’ but of course there is a hefty premium to pay for this privilege.
Production of the Chiron will take place over the next eight years with around 60 units per year and its rarity speaks for itself. As the successor to the Veyron, it has made headlines ever since it was introduced; churning out 1,500 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque from its 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo engine. 0 to 100 km/h in that bad boy takes just under 2.5 seconds while 0 to 200 km/h is done in under 6.5 seconds.
It’s also a good drinker too – the Chiron is capable of emptying its 100-litre fuel tank in just 9 minutes at its top speed of 420 km/h with a fuel consumption rating of 21.4L/100 km. It also recently made headlines with a 0 to 400 km/h to 0 run in just 42 seconds!