Those of us who live in the real world likely underestimate the capacity of the markets, and of the wealthy, to absorb items that are seemingly - and perhaps, actually - overpriced.
Some may have recently read about some super-yachts for sale in $200M-$300M+ range, or homes and penthouse apartments for $75M-$150M.
While the sale of the first Supra may have also had charity connections: https://www.motor1.com/news/301709/f...supra-auction/
; this story suggest someone may have paid $150k+ for one. https://autoweek.com/article/wait-th...ld-almost-200k
It's not at all impossible to believe that someone
could sell all production of the Evija for the asking price. None of us would be surprised if this was Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, etc.. We can debate whether this is what Lotus should have done, but no one would have paid this much for any conventional Lotus, so the only way, in my opinion, to break through to the top ranks was to do something (almost no one) had previously done. 130 people might not have paid this much for a Lotus
supercar, but 130 people might conceivably pay this much for an electric Lotus
How many households have at least $1M in net work (and you'de need a lot more than this for an Evija)? This site https://dqydj.com/how-many-millionai...aires-america/
says almost 15M.
How much would you need to buy an Evjia? At least $10M? Probably more. But at $10M, there are still almost 1.4M households, so 130 is only .00009. $50M? 84,000 households, which would be .00155.