is dead: the last one rolled out of the factory earlier this month. (Well, almost dead. The track-only
remains alive, but we're sticking to roadgoing hypercars here).
Volcano Yellow the most popular P1 colour
The P1 is the rarest of a glorious quartet of 'golden era' hypercars, with just 375 examples made. 2015 has seen the demise of the other three big-beast hypercars: the
Porsche 918 Spyder
left production in June (918 units built); the
died in February (450 made); and while the
is still in production (just), every one of the planned 499 units has long since sold out.
Which of these machines is the best? That's a debate I'll leave for now. Truth is, each has its own unique appeal. But you can trust the market to tell you exactly which one is the most highly regarded among the clientele who actually buy them.
Some prices for hypercars might surprise you - both low and high. So let's find out the winners and losers: just how much will you pay today if you've missed the hypercar boat so far?
Average Veyron price was £1.7 million...
Each one of these hypercars, when new, bore not only serious price tags but a severe vetting procedure for buyers, too. McLaren's P1 retailed at £866,000; the Porsche 918 £781,155; the LaFerrari over £1 million; and the priciest of the lot was the Bugatti Veyron - the average price (with options) paid by buyers was £1.7 million.
But every one of these hypercars is now worth much more on the market. Interestingly, the most expensive hypercar when new is now the cheapest. Veyrons start at under the £1m mark - the cheapest in the PH classifieds is £999,995.
But that's for a 2007 car, a 'regular' Veyron at that. Get a high-spec one with no miles and we're talking an awful lot more cash. A Veyron Vitesse 'Transformers' edition (whatever that is) is up for sale at Prindiville for £2,340,000.
It's hard to nail down asking prices for the Porsche 918 Spyder as almost all are 'POA', but there's a 2015 Weissach pack model for sale at the Porsche Centre Colchester for £1,400,000. It's done 5,000 miles, so it's not quite factory fresh, but it does look great in Carrara White.
The last time we reported on McLaren P1 prices around a year ago, premiums of up to £500,000 were being charged. Today, if you want the next best thing to a
brand new P1
- a pre-owned example with pretty much zero mileage - you'll have to stump up two million. Well over double list, in other words.
It's in Volcano Yellow which, I'm surprised to hear, has been the most popular colour of all. A purple P1 with 250 miles is up for slightly less but still a whopping £1.75 million.
What of the LaFerrari? At its peak, prices hit £2.5m. Last year, we reported on one for sale at £1,883,000. The prices for all LaFerraris in our classifieds are 'POA', but we've applied and can tell you that the LaFerrari is now back up beyond £2m - the price being asked for a 1,000-mile example is a full £2.2m, taxes paid.
And for a million pounds more than the Porsche
Away from these four big beasts, your plutocratic wallet might also be tempted by such options as a brand new
- yours for £1,496,000 taxes paid. Just for the record, that buys you 1,500hp and 1,475lb ft of torque.
A couple of examples of the ultra-rare Aston Martin One-77 are up for grabs, too. A white one with an 'interesting' Spicy Red interior and 1,000 miles is priced at £2m, while a 650-mile one will cost you £1,695,000.
It's an old-timer, though, that trumps the lot. A Ferrari Enzo from 2007 whose only road miles have been for its PDI (the odometer reads 137) will cost you all of £2,500,000.