How much do kidneys go for these days?
McLaren builds some of the most extreme performance cars in the world and ever since it released the legendary F1, people from around the world have taken notice of this small British manufacturer. These days McLaren offers a wide range of cars, both in terms of performance and price, with the 570S representing the entry point into this exclusive club. At the top end of its lineup are cars such as the McLaren Senna, and the gorgeous Speedtail, the latter being one of the most exclusive offered by the brand. Only 106 of these cars will ever be built, and as we reported in July of 2020, these cars are already hitting record prices. How much do they go for you ask? A recent listing on auction house James Edition shows one selling for just under $5 million.
This 2020 example is listed in Wentorf bei Hamburg, Germany by James Edition, and while there are no details regarding its features, what we do know is that it shows only 78 miles on the odometer, which means this car was definitely bought as an investment, rather than a fun toy. Sales representative Hamid Mossadegh notes that interested parties can apply for a detailed options list, and has listed the car for an astonishing €3,439,655 ($4,180,522). For that amount of money, you could buy over twenty McLaren 570S Coupes.
There's a reasonable argument for why this car is so expensive: with so few being built, the Speedtail is already an exclusive car, but it is the engineering behind this car that also contributes to its gargantuan price tag. Powered by an evolution of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the 720S, mixed with some hybrid wizardry, the Speedtail punches out 1,035 horsepower and 848 lb-ft of torque, and even features "Titanium Deposition Carbon Fiber" which is thinner, lighter, and stronger than the regular stuff. With a top speed of 250 mph, and bespoke luggage, who wouldn't want to pay a medium-sized fortune for one of these?