Interesting news out of New Zealand—it appears a portion of the Sultan of Brunei's extensive car collection may be up for sale. A total of 30 cars are on the block; the vast majority are Ferraris, but there are three Lamborghinis, two Porsches and a handful of other, more rare exotics there as well. All the cars are in mint condition; however, they're all right-hand-drive, making them significantly less appealing to those of us in the U.S. And most of the rest of the world.
BMW revealed this week what their don't blog about this website was hiding all along—a production-ready version of their Vision EfficientDynamics concept car. Little was revealed about the car beyond that it would be coming to life sometime in the near future, but judging by the context BMW set the announcement in, we imagine the car will probably make around 330 horsepower from its plug-in hybrid powertrain. Styling has barely changed over the concept car, which should greatly please Bimmerphiles sick of blending into the crowd at their Phillips Exeter class reunions.
La belle du mondial de l'automobile à Paris, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car, may soon be headed to production as well—but in extremely limited numbers. We've heard somewhere between seven and 10 units will be built if the car maker chooses to build the concept, each at a price of around $3.4 million. Lamborghini reportedly has five secure orders already, so between two and five slots remain for any auto-crazy millionaires who hate parking next to an identical car at their Illuminati meetings.
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But you'll probably need about $3.4 million.
Your heart still pumping? Okay, good, because you need to be in decent shape so you can run down to your local Lamborghini dealership and slap down your deposit, as the car maker is talking seriously limited production here. Right now, rumors of between seven and 10 units are being bandied about—and the company reportedly already has five firm orders on the books even without a guarantee the car will be made.
While the Sesto Elemento certainly has panache, we can't imagine blowing more than $3 million on one of them; odds are pretty good the Gallardo of, say, 2016 will offer pretty similar looks and performance and cost about 1/15th the price. So we think we'll just wait until then. (Plus, we won't be scared to death of driving our one-of-10-in-existence-car into a tree.) But hey, maybe that sort of logic is why we're not rich.