The Duesenberg straight-8 engine was enlarged considerably, and a supercharger was offered as well. It also made the Model A look cheap by comparison. Just the chassis cost $8,500 ($112,600 today) with the body often costing at least as much on top of that. Completed cars could be ordered from the factory, but as was the custom with luxury cars at the time, bodies were often built by third-party coachbuilders. The price for some of these reached $25,000 ($331,000), but most weren’t quite that much. Unfortunately, 1928 was not a great year to be rolling out a new hugely expensive car. However, those at the very top of the price spectrum often fared better than more mainstream cars.