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4 supercars that will make you look rich for the same price as a normal car

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:42

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the average price of a new car in America rising to $39,000 for an ‘everyday’ Toyota or Ford, there are several supercars and sports cars that now look like a bargain. More importantly, they will make you look rich without breaking the bank.

Of course ‘cheap’ is relative; Compared to the price of a brand new car, these iconic supercars look like a bargain as they have dropped so much from the original dealer prices. Servicing and repair costs are also not included in the price, meaning you would have to set aside money for upkeep.

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With that said, however, when a brand-new Toyota sedan is only a few thousand dollars cheaper than a high-performance supercar, these vehicles suddenly look very, very good value indeed.

Audi R8 V8 Manual
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The R8 manual is one of the best bargains in the supercar market

The supercar: Audi R8 V8 Manual

Made famous by Tony Stark in the Iron Man films, the first-generation Audi R8 is one of the biggest bargains on this list. For supercar looks and performance without the supercar price tag, the Audi R8 is a sure-fire way to look rich without splashing too much cash.

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Originally retailing for well over $100,000 you can now find the original Audi R8 for less than $45,000; That’s cheaper than a new Ford Explorer Limited. With 430hp on tap and a gorgeous gated transmission, the R8 is the cream of the cheap supercar crop.

The practical option: Bentley Continental GT

When the now-iconic Bentley Continental GT launched back in 2003, prices started at $135,000. With four seats, celebrity status and luxury everywhere you look, the Bentley Continental GT is the practical option on this list.

Depreciation hasn’t been kind to the Conti GT, but that does mean that examples are now available for around $30-35,000 for early models. A Bentley that’s cheaper than the average new family car in the US? Yep, you read that correctly.

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The suave option: Aston Martin Vantage

It’s impossible to think of Aston Martin without thinking of James Bond. If that’s the effect you want to have on people that see you; You’ll be overjoyed to hear that the 2006/07 Aston Martin Vantage is now an affordable everyday car.

Despite its age, the Vantage still looks every bit as crisp and stylish as the day it was released. With a sumptuous interior, drop-dead gorgeous styling and a glorious 430hp V8 engine; The 06/07 Aston Martin Vantage seems a steal at only $35,000.

2008 Maserati Granturismo
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With its Ferrari V8 and its gorgeous styling, the Maserati Granturismo has aged like a fine wine

The Italian Stallion: Maserati Granturismo

Maserati may not be the first name that comes to mind when thinking of luxury cars, but the Maserati Granturismo is certainly worthy of its place on this list.

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Originally costing ~$115,000 when new, this luxurious GT car is powered by a Ferrari-sourced 4.2l V8 engine with over 400hp. As you can probably imagine, it sounds absolutely glorious, which, backed up by its stunning styling, makes it an ideal luxury car for those who want to look rich on a budget.

With examples available for as little as $31,000, the Granturismo is a supercar thoroughbred with a city car price tag.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.