Welcome to the luxurious lifestyles of the rich and the famous, where some optional car features cost more than an average person’s home. While the rest of us are heavily debating whether or not to add on that Vienna Leather trim in our cars for an extra $50 a month, the elite are dropping up to six figures at dealerships to customize their rides.
Ultra-luxury sedans are all about prestige. Rich people will always be willing to spend unfathomable amounts of money on cars and pay a premium for exclusivity, higher quality, better performance and brands that show off their wealth. Beyond that desire to show off their riches, some people truly appreciate innovative design and are willing to pay a premium for features that most people wouldn’t even come to realize. Whether it’s an increase in performance or upgraded interior, some optional car features will go unnoticed to the onlooker. Regardless, these upgrades are reserved for the upper class of society. Here is a list of the 10 Most Expensive Car Options Money Can Buy.
11 Tesla Ludicrous Mode $10,000
The Tesla Model S was released in 2012 to rave reviews and has been dubbed an electric dream car by many. Its unseen before, high tech features like Autopilot, have helped place the Model S into a category of its own. Its 12.3 inch liquid display instrument panel was a first in the auto industry, bridging the gap between cars and technology, and completely changing the driving experience for anybody who has had the chance to sit in one of these cars.
Not only is the Tesla Model S a technological marvel, the car is also extremely fast. It is the first 4-door production car to crack the 3 second, 0-to-60-mph threshold. Adding the optional Ludicrous Mode feature will set the buyer back $10,000 and give the car the ability to hit 0-to-60 in an astonishing 2.8 seconds.
9 Gold Plated Spirit of Ecstasy $10,000
The famous flying lady by Rolls Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy, is known throughout the world as a symbol of luxury. There have been many variations of the Spirit of Ecstasy since its origins dating back to the early 1900s. The modern day version that we have all come to know was introduced in 2003. Due to the ornament being so fragile, it is designed to retract into the radiator shell if ever it is struck. The emblem can also be controlled inside of the vehicle by the press of a button. Car owners will usually lower the emblem when parking their car to avoid it being broken or stolen. The Spirit of Ecstasy is made from a highly polished stainless steel but can be plated in 24-carat gold for an additional $10,000.
8 Rolls-Royce Phantom Starlight Roof $12,350
Anyone who follows Dj Khaled on Snapchat will have noticed him riding around in his Rolls Royce from time to time. If you pay even closer attention, you’ll notice the Starlight Roof above his head.
The Rolls Royce Phantom comes with an optional Starlight Roof package, dubbed ‘Under The Stars’, that costs an insane $12,350. Rolls Royce claims that each constellation is completely unique and can take up to 17 hours to complete. 1,340 fiber optic lights are manually installed one by one in the headliner by a craftsperson for a truly unique aesthetic that no other car company could match.
The epitome of tailored luxury.
7 Lexus LS Reclining Rear Seats $16,400
The Lexus LS definitely flies under the radar when it comes to luxury sedans. The car is often overlooked by buyers for other cars like the Maybach. Still, the LS is known for being a really good, comfortable and quiet luxury cruiser.
Due to its limousine-type feel, most people who opt for this car tend to use a driver or chauffeur to drive them around. The back seats of the Lexus feel like a mini limo and offer the car owner a place to relax or get work done. This car is also no stranger to high priced options. The Reclining Rear Executive Seats cost $16,400 and add an extra level of luxury to the already prestigious car.
6 BMW i8 Custom Louis Vuitton Luggage Set $20,000
The i8 started off as a concept car and turned into a production model in 2013. This car is the first plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by the German automaker. Looking like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie, the i8 has been praised for both its unique design and incredible performance.
The truth of the matter is that the BMW i8 suffers from the all famous sports car syndrome; not enough storage space. To combat this all-too-common-occurrence, BMW collaborated with Louis Vuitton on an exclusive luggage set to help you store your stuff with a lot of class. The carbon black custom Louis Vuitton 5-Piece Luggage Set option costs $20,000.
5 2 Year Extended Lamborghini Warranty $33,800
The Aventador was launched by Lamborghini on February 28th, 2011, as a replacement for the flagship Murciélago. The base price of the Aventador sits right around $400,000, with different trim options or special additions running up to 2.8 million dollars.
Kind of strange when you think about it, but adding an extended warranty on a Lamborghini Aventador will cost as much as a starter luxury car. The Aventador comes with a standard three year warranty. A fourth year will set you back $11,600 and a fifth year will cost you an additional $22,200, for a total of $33,800.
4 Maybach Granite Interior $60,000
The apex of ultra-luxury, the Maybach offers its customers a wide array of options and features to truly customize and make the car their own. The Maybach is proof on wheels that whoever is driving that car (or being chauffeured in it) is part of the elite upper echelon of society.
The base model Maybach starts at around 200k but can significantly increase in price once custom features are added to it. The granite trim interior will set the buyer back $60,000. And yes, that is 60k for a car trim, not a full-fledged kitchen counter.
3 Porsche 918 Spyder Liquid Metal Paint $63,000
Porsche is one of the few car companies in the world whose list of optional features seem endless. Any fully modified Porsche model will send the car’s price tag way beyond its initial MSRP. The Porsche 918 Spyder is living proof of this.
The hybrid super car retails for right around $850,000. If you can manage to get your hands on one (and have 850k to spare), get ready to dish out an insane amount of money on its optional features. Features like Carbon Fiber Interior cost 10k and the optional Authentic Leather Interior costs 26k. But here’s the real zinger. The Porsche 918’s Liquid Metal Silver Paint option costs a whopping $63,000. That’s basically the price of a Porsche Boxster… but for paint.
2 Bentley Bentayga Breitling Clock $160,000
Bentley’s first luxury SUV, the Bentayga, began production in November of 2015. The SUV starts at a base price of $232,000, with a myriad of options that will skyrocket the retail price beyond belief. The 2017 special edition that included a Breitling watch, sold out its 608 unit run extremely quickly. Due to the positive reception of the collaboration, Bentley has decided to offer a Breitling clock as an optional feature on the dashboard.
The Breitling for Bentley Tourbillion optional feature is priced at $160,000. The dashboard clock features the most complex watch mechanisms, comes plated in solid rose or white gold, and includes a mechanism that spins the clock at regular intervals to keep it wound, since the car owner cannot remove the clock from the dashboard.
1 Bugatti Veyron Carbon Finish $300,000
Hey, Ace Hood, you 'Woke Up In A New Bugatti'. We get it. You said it a thousand times last year. But did it have the carbon finish? If not then we're not impressed.
How do you make a 2 million dollar car even more epic? You add a custom carbon finish option, that’s how. Fully decking out the exterior of a Bugatti Veyron with Carbon Finish costs an incredible $300,000. With optional features worth as much as a small home and an engine producing an insane 1200hp, it leaves one to wonder if this is even a car or some type of rocket ship.