Chances are, not many of us will ever be able to afford the luxury of splashing out on one of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars. But if we could, how much would it actually cost to buy a supercar?
The answer isn’t always straightforward. For one thing, each vehicle comes with a selection of upgrades, customisations and requests, which means that the cost is usually different for each buyer.
But even if we just look at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), the amount that you’ll end up paying can vary wildly depending on where in the world you’re buying the car.
To give you an idea of how much it costs to buy a supercar, we’ve compared the cost of a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo S in over 50 countries around the world
The cheapest place in the world to buy a new Porsche 911 Turbo S is Canada, with a price tag of C$231,700, which is the equivalent of £136,703. Admittedly, it’s still a lot of money, but it works out at 81% cheaper than the global average.
The next cheapest country to buy a supercar is Mexico, with a price tag of £139,930 (MXN 3,998,000), which is £107,271 cheaper than the global average and £20,835 cheaper than over the border in the USA.
That’s right, the third-cheapest place in the world to buy a new Porsche 911 Turbo S is right here in the UK, with a base price of £155,970.
The MSRP for a new Turbo S in Argentina stands at $696,000, which is equivalent to an incredible £549,840 – more than double the global average and three-and-a-half times more expensive than here in the UK. This is because of a hefty 50% tax on luxury cars being imported into the country.
Singapore is another country where motorists face steep prices as the government tries to crack down on the number of cars on the road. Here, you’ll have to pay £526,958 for a new 911 Turbo S. And if that isn’t enough, drivers in Singapore also have to pay a charge for a COE (certificate of entitlement) on top of this.
Vietnam is a country where the cost of living is usually extremely low when compared to the UK, but that’s not the case when it comes to supercars. Here the Porsche will cost you 15,430,000,000 ₫ in local currency, which equals £524,620. The price is mainly due to high import tariffs on cars and car parts.
We chose to look at the Porsche 911 Turbo S as one of the more widely available supercars around the world for which pricing details are readily available. Vehicles from other manufacturers aren’t as widely sold around the world and pricing is usually tailored to individual customers, making a global comparison difficult.
We took the MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for a new Porsche 911 Turbo S direct from the Porsche website in each country that the vehicle is sold in, excluding countries where the MSRP was not immediately available via the site.