You just had to be rich in the first place.
Only 106 examples are planned and all were quickly bought. The McLaren Speedtail, a $2 million + three-seat hypercar that had to receive a special exemption in order to be street legal in the US, is not something you see every day on the road or up for sale. Last year, we learned of a Speedtail build slot being sold for nearly $5.5 million and now a completed car is looking for its second owner. Apparently its first owner grew tired of it, or they just wanted a solid early return on their initial investment. Hey, the coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone hard, even the super-rich.
Up for sale on German car sales site Mobile is a McLaren Speedtail and it can be purchased immediately for about $5 million.
Yes, that means that the original owner potentially stands to double their investment in only two years. Unfortunately, no exterior or interior pictures of this specific car are available, but they can be received upon request by reputable potential buyers. The ad does state the hypercar has just 62 miles (delivery mileage) on its clock and is, not surprisingly, accident-free.
Like all Speedtails, power comes from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 connected to a hybrid electrical system for a combined output of 1,035 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 250 mph, the Speedtail blasts to 186 mph in just 12.8 seconds.
This proves, once again, that ultra-rare exotic cars and hypercars can be better short-term investments than the stock market. Going for the long haul investment requires years and not all owners are willing to wait that long to earn back their money and then some. But still, the fact that a pristine McLaren Speedtail is already worth double its initial price says a lot.
If the world's 106 owners are one day willing to part with their cars, it may not be such a bad idea to wait several years. Case in point: the McLaren F1. They only now sell for around $20 million a pop.