Seven Cars That Are More Expensive than the Average Family Home
Given the recent economic downturn, it seems unlikely that anyone would be able to afford a car that costs more than the average family home, but some people can afford these impressive luxury vehicles. Many of these cars can reach truly incredible speeds, are made with exceptional quality materials and are simply superior in design and construction to most of what's available on the market. Though some of the price tags are justified, others leave us in amazement and wondering! Let us examine seven vehicles with prices exceeding the price of the average family home.
The 2012 Mayback Landaulet is far more expensive than the average home. In fact, it is the price of many millionaires' homes. The four-door and four-seat convertible is equipped with a six-litre and 12-cylinder engine. In the city, the vehicle can travel 10 miles per gallon (MPG), and on the motorway, the vehicle travels 16 miles per gallon (MPG). The automatic transmission is standard. This vehicle is impressive and costs more than a million dollar home.
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe Standard and Convertible
The 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a four-seater convertible with two doors and a standard 6.8 litre, 12-cylinder engine. In the city, the vehicle can travel 11 miles per gallon (MPG), and on the motorway, it travels 18 miles per gallon (MPG). The car features an automatic transmission and is available in standard hardtop or convertible. For the cost of a Rolls Royce Phantom, a moderate size home with some luxury features could be purchased. In many areas where the cost of living is low, this will purchase a nice home with many upgraded amenities.
The 2012 Maybach 57 features four-doors and four-seats in a conventional style design. The S Trim is the more expensive than the standard Maybach 57s. The vehicle features a six-litre and 12-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. In the city, it can travel 10 miles per gallon (MPG) and on motorways this increases to 16 miles per gallon (MPG).
Lamborghini's Murcielago was released in 2007, but it is impressive nonetheless. The V-12 engine is what provides the power from this impressive supercar. Exotic in appearance, it delivers the speed you'd expect from a Lamborghini. And the eye-catching looks.
In 2012, the Maybach 62 was released with an automatic transmission and a standard 5.5-litre, 12-cylinder engine. The Maybach 62 is available in two finishes: Standard trim and S trim with the standard trim costing considerably less than the S-trim. In town, it goes for 10 miles per gallon (MPG) and on the open road you'll get 16 miles per gallon (MPG).
Rolls Royce Phantom
The 2012 Roll Royce Phantom is a four-door, five-seater with two different trim styles available. It comes equipped with a 6.8-litre and 12-cylinder engine that ekes out 11 miles per gallon (MPG) when driving in built-up areas and 18 miles per gallon (MPG) when driving on the motorway. The automatic transmission is standard.
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse reaches speeds of 255 miles per hour with the roof on and 233 miles per hour with the roof off. It accelerates hideously quickly, taking you from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds. The vehicle is so powerful that the first gear alone will take drivers to 65 miles per hour. The second gear reaches 92 miles per hour, and the third gear reaches 122 miles per hour.
The Bugatti Veyron could very well be the source of why there is so much envy in the world. For the price of a single Bugatti Veyron, you could fund your own small property portfolio!
Andy Boyd is Co-Founder of FinanceChoices.co.uk, an up-and-coming comparison website for UK consumers.
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