The Ferrari 458 Italia is arguably the current favorite in the Horse stable. The 458 offers high-performance tied to the security of the Ferrari badge for an affordable price, with the 2013 model year starting around $230,000. It comes as little surprise that not a single soul bid for a $1.3 million dollar 2011 Ferrari 458 online recently. So why was the asking price so astronomically high? Prepare to be amused.
Would you drop $1.3 million for a 3-year-old Ferrari 458 that could be yours for closer to $200,000 or less?
The million-dollar listing detailed that the Ferrari 458 was worth the price due to special wheels. Yes, wheels. After-market tuner Latitude Wheels of Miami learned the hard way that not every high-performance investment will result in a return! They also absorbed that no one is willing to shell out the cost of a brand new Bugatti for a Ferrari worth a fraction. The company claims that the special wheels are worth $1 million alone–making the asking price a bargain.
The million-dollar wheels:
- Forged Vossen Precision Series wheels
- Mounted on Pirelli rubber
- 21-inch front and 22-inch rear measurements
- Factor in $20,000 Novitec Rosso carbon fiber components
The 2013 Ferrari 458 at a glance:
- 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine kicking out 562 horses at 9,000 rpms.
- Nails the 0-60 mile per hour mark in a blistering 3.3 seconds…without million-dollar wheels.
- Top speed is just over 200 miles per hour—all the makings for an unforgettable day at the track.
Million dollar Ferrari 458
The lesson here is that when it comes time to purchase an exotic sports car, no one, literally no one, cares what was spent in after-market tweaks. If the cost of the vehicle seems unfair to a buyer, they will go elsewhere…unless they are a sheik or Oprah.
The E-Bay auction closed without a single bid for the Ferrari
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