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Old 12-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I really dont get the lotus owning venom haters. Heres a guy that made the elige platform do 230 muther f*cking miles per hour. Who cares if he had to ripoff a few hundred viper owners to do it.
Would you pay 1 million dollars for a very fast Lotus Exige?
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I didn't think so, There's your answer!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I cant afford it, but thats not the point.
Isnt gucci overpriced? What isnt overpriced?

Because RENDERMAN cant afford it, it shouldnt exist
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #44 (permalink)
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OK let me put it in perspective for you, if I was a trillionare like OBAMA I'd spend 2 Million on a Veyron but not 1 million on lavish Lotus, a Veyron is an investment while that Haagen Dazs limousine will be worth about $60K in 10 years, don't listen to Steve Tyler he's a crack head!! once he gets sober he'll sell the car...
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I cant afford it, but thats not the point.
Isnt gucci overpriced? What isnt overpriced?

Because RENDERMAN cant afford it, it shouldnt exist
It's overpriced FOR WHAT IT IS. Its a stretched Exige.

To do so, one must compare it to the other cars at this price point - specifically the Veyron, Pagani and Koenissegg.

Take the interiors of the Venom and a Zonda. The Venom (which I saw in person if you look at the first page of this thread) is literally a stock Elige interior with some TrimShop style enhancements. Some alcantara and yellow stitching. It's something that any capable auto upholstery shop could execute in 3 days with $3K. The Zonda interior is a work of art. Hand laid and weave-mated carbon fibre everywhere. Bespoke titanium components inlaid with the Pagani logo. EVERY fastener made of titanium. The finest leathers known to man. This is expense, engineering and quality.

That is the difference.

And Renderman is right - yes, billionaires do CARE. Sure, some 'enthusiasts' or 'crazy car' guys might buy this, but NOT at $1M. The Veyron, Koenissegg and Paganis will all appreciate in value. They will be work squillions of dollars in 20 years. They represent the current pinnacle of hypercar performance, rarity and status (and collectibility).

The Venom is a car from a shady firm in Texas that injected a rattly $50K 'purists' sports car with steroids.

Hell, even the name is cheesy. 'Venom' sounds like a muscle car limited edition thingie ala the Raptor. It's not a million dollar name. Would be like an exclusive fine dining celebrity chef foodie molecular gastronomy restaurant being called 'The Bacon Shack'
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Steven Tyler got a million+ dollars worth of publicity by buying this car, think of it more as a pr move than motoring enthusiasm.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #47 (permalink)
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The Veyron, Koenissegg and Paganis will all appreciate in value. They will be work squillions of dollars in 20 years. They represent the current pinnacle of hypercar performance, rarity and status (and collectibility).
I don't know about that since a friend of mine bought a Koenigsegg CCR from the owner who sold it at about 75% of what he bought it for brand-new. And now my friend is selling it for about 50%.... and still hasn't been sold.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I don't know about that since a friend of mine bought a Koenigsegg CCR from the owner who sold it at about 75% of what he bought it for brand-new. And now my friend is selling it for about 50%.... and still hasn't been sold.
There is a simple explanation, if your friend had done some research or spoken to me before spending that kind of money he would have known the Koenigsegg CCR is a gadget car AKA an Android, no matter how much you guys want to argue a Galaxy III will never be an Iphone!! The Veyron is the greatest achievement in automotive history and in 20 years should surpass the $6 Million mark, of course borrow the world won't end next Friday...
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If you think the world is going to end next Friday, you should beg, borrow or steal a Veyron and enjoy it while you can, since it won't matter soon.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #50 (permalink)
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That's crazy money for that car and if I had crazy money to spend on a car, I'd just get one of these:

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...and keep $750,000 in my pocket! My money says the Venom GT couldn't touch the Riley MK XXII on a track.
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Look i don't care what Hennessey says, Tyler didn't buy that car for 1m. He's not a dumb ass, he probably got it for free for the publicity, or paid under $200k, (what the car is worth).
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Shouldn't we be happy about this? Now we can get our car mistaken for a 1 million dollar car now. That should raise up the value at least a few dollars right?
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Renderman, I really like to read your post.
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Just having fun brother, hope you guys don't take me serious....
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There is a simple explanation, if your friend had done some research or spoken to me before spending that kind of money he would have known the Koenigsegg CCR is a gadget car AKA an Android, no matter how much you guys want to argue a Galaxy III will never be an Iphone!! The Veyron is the greatest achievement in automotive history and in 20 years should surpass the $6 Million mark, of course borrow the world won't end next Friday...
The main reason for him buying one is exclusivity. There are Veyrons here already so it's about having 'the only' one that attracts certain people....
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