There are a few fortunate beings amongst us who buy ultra-expensive cars and then accessorize these with accessories that usually cost as much as a less-impressive but still functional hatchback. These accessories are meant to make cars that are rare, luxurious and fast stand out even more from the crowd and stay a step ahead of their peers. Here’s a look at some of the most outrageously priced and flamboyant accessories you can pick from store-shelves for your four-wheeled beloved.
9. What’s a Porsche without leather?
A mild-mannered attempt at being a true German hero perhaps! Which is why, Porsche offers additional leather-clad interior parts for its cars. Obviously, each of these upgrades costs a stack of bills; for example, the leather sun visors costs about $740, the doorsill guards come for $2920 while the leather air-vent slats alone cost $2505!
8. More seats for the Tesla Model S
Tesla is all about practicality, and the accessories offered for these cars are just as sensible. Priced at $3,000, these additional seats are perfect to ferry your children around in. They’re comfortable, extremely safe and comes factory fitted from Tesla. The reason we’ve added this to the list is the fact that these seats cost nearly as much as a larger battery pack for the car, which makes it a pretty indulgent accessory!
7. Sliding load floors for the Range Rover SV Autobiography
Given the fact that a Range Rover is meant to carry oodles of luggage in style, the manufacturer now offers practical sliding load floors that are ergonomic and a treat to the eye! These floors, available for $5100, come in “Figured Maccasser” or “Shadow Walnut” wood, perfectly blending practicality with style.
6. Suiting up the Range Rover SV Autobiography
Now that we’re speaking about the SV Autobiography, let’s also have a peep at a luxurious exterior upgrade on offer from Range Rover. Those who aren’t satisfied with the “premium” paintjob that costs about $1800 can now opt for a special DuoTone color scheme for $14,500! Apart from this, Range Rover also offers equally expensive paintjobs like the Chromaflair color-shifting paint or the Mica paint, for those looking for an extra dash of uniqueness.
5. A starry sky for the Rolls Royce Wraith
While fancy headliners for cars might seem like an old party trick, Rolls Royce has taken it a step ahead with its special offering for the Rolls Royce Wraith. This headliner comes with 1,340 fiberoptic lights that twinkle and give the roof of the Wraith a celestial touch. Installing this takes the folks at Rolls Royce roughly about 17 hours, since it requires specialists to poke more than a thousand holes in the car’s headliner leather. The price? Just $14,700!
4. Louis Vuitton bags for the BMW i8
Let’s face it; the BMW i8 seriously lacks luggage space. But that surely won’t stop owners from travelling longer distances in the car, right? Owing to that, BMW joined hands with Louis Vuitton to create bags that fit perfectly inside the car’s nearly non-existent trunk. This set, priced at $20,000, includes a business case, a garment bag and two travel bags, all clad in a mighty black shade!
3. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox2 wristwatch that unlocks the Aston Martin DB9
You read that right. There comes a time when a simple key isn’t fancy enough to unlock an Aston Martin DB9, which is when you settle for a watch as magnificent as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Amvox2. By tapping the open position of the watch’s sapphire crystal glass, a user can unlock the doors of the car. A user can also trigger the car’s headlights by tapping on the glass of the watch, allowing a person to locate his/her car in a packed parking lot with ease. This watch comes with a price tag of $24,400.
2. Wrapping the Pagani Huayra in carbon fiber
The Pagani Huayra certainly deserves more than a thousand dollar paintjob, which is why, the Italian manufacturer now offers the car molded completely from carbon fiber. For a price of around $152,000, Pagani will have the Huayra built completely out of carbon fiber, with the lightweight weave visible to the naked eye. While this certainly will make the car lighter and even faster, it’s a visual treat too!
1. The Mulliner Tourbillon timepiece for the Bentley Bentayga
The most expensive accessory for a car on our list is also the most striking of them all. Called the Mulliner Tourbillon, this timepiece by Breitling was created especially for the Bentley Bentayga. Sporting a 28mm case made from 18-carat gold, this timepiece is crafted to fit onto the car’s dashboard. Available in rose or white, the watch comes with a dial sporting 12 diamonds. The 22-carat gold oscillator adds to the charm of it all. The Mulliner Tourbillon by Breitling for the Bentley Bentayga is priced at a whopping $170,000!
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