But they're more than happy to make a profit off them.
The Bugatti Centodieci is set to become one of the French automaker's most exclusive vehicles ever, with just ten examples to be produced at a base price of $9 million. The first example was just delivered to its new owner last month, and the owners of the other nine are surely eager to get their examples too. Cristiano Ronaldo is among those looking forward to the delivery of their Centodieci, but one of the other eight owners seems to have lost interest in the car. Despite the fact that the car hasn't even been delivered, one of the lucky buyers has already decided that it's time to move on, listing the car's order slot for sale on German classifieds website Mobile.de.
The listing states that the car will be delivered sometime after the 15th of January 2023, but for the privilege of owning the limited-edition hypercar after Bugatti filled its order books, you'll need to fork out considerably more than Molsheim demanded. In fact, you'll have to pay about $4 million more, with the order slot advertised for €12,999,000, or a little less than $13.1 million. We presume that the car has already been specified, so you won't have any control over what color the car is painted, what type of leather you get in the cabin, or any of the other details. Not that we think anyone would be too perturbed by such restrictions.
Interestingly, this is not the first time we have come across a listing for a Centodieci build slot, with a dealer in Tokyo advertising one for sale in February of this year at a cost of around $14 million. That means that at least 20% of Centodieci buyers won't even see the car they were lucky enough to be offered. In these circles, financial troubles are unlikely but not unheard of. The Centodieci was revealed in 2019 and was supposed to see deliveries commence last year. The pandemic and other issues have meant that this goal was delayed, so perhaps these two individuals can no longer justify such an expense. A more likely scenario is that these individuals always intended to sell their cars for profit, and we can't argue with a return of over $4 million.