As if it weren’t simply a thrill to drive a Porsche or sit behind the wheel of a Lamborghini, exotic car companies are now coming out with amazing gadgets that seem to do the impossible: up the cool factor of driving an exotic vehicle!
Yahoo Autos recently reported on the 10 Most Decadent Options for exotic vehicles:
- Pur Sang Edition of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4
This version of the super-elite sports car actually comes without any paint, allowing owners to have the vehicle custom-painted. Since less than 500 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 exotic cars are being produced, the price tag for the regular edition of the car runs about $1.6 million.
The paintless Pur Sang edition runs another $500,000. For those who love to dress their cars in designer duds, there’s also the Fbg par Hermes. The French fashion label has specially created this edition with brown paint and leather.
- Aston Martin Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch
The Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 DBS Transponder Watch is basically the ultimate spy gadget. The $37, 900 timepiece allows the user to access his or her exotic sports car and unlock the vehicle’s doors. Driving an exotic vehicle and using a watch like this would make anyone cool.
- Granite Interior Trim on the Maybach Landaulet
If you have some cash leftover after you buy an exotic vehicle, why not spring for granite trim? The granite interior trim package for the Maybach Landaulet will set you back about $60,000, and the company offers an even more luxury package than that!
Of course, if you just want to drive an exotic vehicle and don’t have the bankroll to finance that kind of purchase, a good option is exotic car rental.
- Starlight Headliner for the Rolls Royce Phantom
Imagine driving a Rolls Royce at night and then looking up to see 1600 little lights illuminating the roof. The option retails for about $12,000, but the effect is pretty impressive!
- Mercedes-Benz Airscarf
It’s usually a given that convertibles can’t be driven year-round. Even on a beautiful sunny day, air temperatures and wind can make driving a convertible a pretty chilly experience. That’s where this $510 to $3750 package comes in. The Airscarf option provides a vent that blows warm air on your neck when you drive a convertible in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
- Executive Package for the Lexus LS460L
Even though the Lexus LS460L retails for just under $74,000, it might not be enough of a luxury vehicle to suit your tastes. That’s where the Executive Package comes in. This extra-luxurious option gives Lexus owners the ability to recline the rear seats and even provides a leg rest!
- Drive-Dynamic Seats on Some Mercedes Model
It’s already quite an experience to drive a Mercedes S550, but now you can drive an exotic vehicle and get a massage at the same time! The option is an upcharge of about $1820 on the Mercedes S550, and it provides the driver with several massage options. It’s already pretty impressive to drive an exotic car, but imagine the bragging rights this kind of option would give you!
- Designo Interior for the Mercedes Benz
Most people who drive a Mercedes are already pretty happy with the sumptuous leather interior, but if you want your car interior to be even more impressive, the Designo interior might be for you. For an extra $12,015, you even get velour floor mats!
- Leather Everything on Your Porsche
Just getting a chance to drive a Porsche is a lifetime dream for many people; however, if you are in the market for an exotic sports car, it’s nice to know you can get some impressive options on your vehicle. Imagine getting leather-covered vents or a leather-clad coat hook. These options just prove that anything is possible in a Porsche.
- Comfort Access Feature on BMWs
Driving a BMW convertible is a great experience, but it just got even more fun with the Comfort Access feature. The $500 – $1000 option lets drivers operate the convertible top using the key fob. They can also raise and lower the windows and lock and unlock the car. You don’t even need to take the key out of your pocket!
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