This isn't news to a lot of us, and most exotic car buyers are financially well-off enough that they are undeterred by the cars' total cost of ownership. It is fascinating to see how much some parts go for, though. To that end, here are a few of the prices the Times tossed out for consideration. It should be noted that none of them include labor...
- Lamborghini Murcielago front bumper: £8,206 ($15,620 USD)
- Maserati Quattroporte sideview mirror: £561.93 ($1,069 USD)
- McLaren SLR sideview mirror: £900+ ($1,700+ USD)
- McLaren SLR headlamp assembly: £2,869.28 ($5,461 USD)
In fact, if the parts weren't obscenely expensive, we'd probably be disappointed. Chalk it up to human nature. People are impressed by big numbers, whether they're absurd performance statistics or mind-blowing sticker prices. A $15,000 replacement bumper? It doesn't detract from anything. It only adds to the car's mystique.
[Source: Times Online]