Flipping rare cars for profit isn't cool.
Car flippers really suck. These are the people that get in line to buy the latest limited edition car using their vast wealth and limitless connections, only to then sell the car quickly after getting it just to increase their already vast wealth. We've got something to say to people like this; "go invest in the stock market and let enthusiasts that like to drive buy these cars!" This practice really makes us angry, and this latest display of car flipping is so crazy that it makes us question why life is so unfair. Someone is already selling a build slot for the AMG Project One.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is one of the three insane cars that will likely make up the next generation of the hypercar holy trinity, along with a McLaren and the Aston Martin Valkyrie, which has restrictions against selling build slots. Obviously, Mercedes did not place any rules against flipping build slots because a dealership in Germany is selling one for a whopping 4.51 million Euros ($5.23 million). The actual selling price of the car is $2.63 million, so some rich jerk is going to double their money just from being lucky enough to receive an allocation. The seller of the slot claims that the car is set to be delivered in Q2 of 2019. Only 275 examples will be built and they are all sold.
We can't believe that there are people out there who would take such advantage of this situation. We understand that there is probably a huge demand for such a car, but the seller hasn't driven the car or even seen the full production version. If someone has enough money to spend over $2 million on a car, we can't understand why they would care about making money flipping a build spot. We wish that companies like Mercedes would find a way to sell to people who actually wanted the cars, like Ford did with its GT allocations.