Sure, your supercar is great for making an entrance. It might even come in handy if you need to outrun the “authorities” (not that we recommend this). But is it a nice place to be when you’re stuck in traffic?
Many high-end sports cars forego amenities like leather and noise-dampening insulation in the name of lightness, or to deliver a more authentic experience. The most hard-core track specials out there even sacrifice their sound systems and air conditioning. The result can make even a grocery run feel like a chore. Road trip? Don’t try it.
There are, however, alternatives to this approach. For one, you could put in a new custom dashboard to spice things up. Anybody can do this on any car for a great look. These next cars though, come with some serious good looks that are standard. Each of these outrageous rides features a bespoke interior that makes a long journey something you’d look forward to. If you can afford to spend sums on your mode of personal transport that would also purchase a house, it makes sense to own a car with features on par with the villa or chateau where you park it.
10 – Porsche 911 Turbo S
The 911 Turbo is the automotive embodiment of Kaizen, the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement. Since its introduction in 1975, the Turbo has evolved from hairy-chested widow-maker into practical GT car with an options list that’s become the stuff of legend.
Sure, you could order a (ahem) “stripper” with no options, but you’d have to suffer through life without such amenities as natural leather, 18-way power adjustable sport seats with memory or the absolute must-have painted air vent slats (the slats, not the vents themselves — they’re $1720). Check all the boxes and you’ll have added a cool 50 grand to the bottom line, but your vents will look fabulous. This car has the speed to back up the looks too. It gets a blistering 580 horsepower. If you have a good $188k to spend even before the add-ons, this car is for you. Just make sure you have somebody to ride along with you so they can appreciate the interior.