There is no denying the appeal and desirability of luxury sports cars. From their attractive looks to their impressive performance and sumptuous interiors, these cars offer it all. Unsurprisingly, these cars come with a high price tag, unattainable to many. Consequently, the average person views owners of these cars as being very wealthy.
Unfortunately for owners of these vehicles, depreciation is as fast as their performance. Cars of this caliber very rarely hold their value and work out very expensive over their lifetime. The upside of this is that they can make a compelling used buy. Second-hand buyers can give the impression of being far wealthier than they actually are. Here are some extremely depreciated examples.
10 2008 Maserati GranTurismo
Produced between 2007 and 2019, the Maserati GranTurismo was a luxury Italian grand tourer. One of the car’s main selling features was its Ferrari derived 4.2-liter V8 engine. The unit produced 399 hp and could take the car from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a 177-mph top speed.
2008 model year cars can currently be bought for around $30-40,000. Here is an example that has done 65,571 miles, is in Alfieri Grey Metallic and can be had for just under $30,000.
9 2007 Jaguar XK
The Jaguar XK was produced between 2006 and 2015. The car had a very classy and understated design. The car was more focussed on providing a luxurious ride than out-and-out performance. One of the engine options was a 385-hp 5.0-liter V8 enabling 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds.
The car remains a great looker today, and gives off a real old money vibe. A 2007 car like this can be bought for around $15,885.
8 2006 Maserati Quattroporte
The brutish and imposing fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte was built between 2003 and 2012. The car’s name was Italian for “four doors”, this was a sports car capable of carrying backseat passengers.
The car’s 395-hp 4.2-liter V8 engine was produced in conjunction with Ferrari. The car had a 171-mph top speed and could go from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. This 2006 example with just under 50,000 miles is available for $12,000.
7 2011 Ferrari FF
The shooting brake style Ferrari FF entered production in 2011 and 2,291 examples were made during its manufacturing run. The car had an ample 208-mph top speed, with 0-60-mph taking just 3.7 seconds. The FF was the first four-wheel drive vehicle Ferrari had ever produced. As well as enhancing traction, the four-wheel drive system made the car ideal for arriving in style for a ski trip. Under the hood was a 650-hp 6.3-liter V12.
According to Hagerty.com, a 2011 model in good condition has a value of $124,000. While this is not exactly what could be described as “cheap”, given that the car cost around $300,000 when new, it represents great value for money.
6 2006 Aston Martin DB9
Like many Aston Martin cars of this design era, the DB9 has a real James Bond look. The car exudes British class and refinement. Produced between 2004 and 2016, the car was fitted with a 5.9-liter V12.
0-60 mph took just 4.7 seconds, and the car could go on to reach a 186-mph top speed. This 2006 convertible Volante has just under 30,000 miles o the clock and is listed for $39,998.
5 2009 Audi S5
The Audi S5 is a bit of a sleeper, even in convertible guise. Produced between 2007 and 2017, the car was powered by a supercharged 359 hp 3.0-liter V6 engine. 0-60 mph took 5.1 seconds, and the S5 had a 155-mph top speed.
Higher mileage 2009 examples can be bought for around $13,000.
4 2003 Bentley Continental GT
At launch, the Continental GT received a mixed reaction to its looks. In many ways, the car was before its time, and the model has aged gracefully. The first generation was produced between 2003 and 2011. The car came equipped with a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter W12 producing 552 hp.
0-60 mph took 4.8 seconds, and the car had a 198-mph top speed. A good condition 2003 model is valued by Hagerty.com at $25,300.
3 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena
Now considered a classic, the Ferrari 360 Modena was produced between 1999 and 2005. During its production run, 8,800 example were produced. Under the hood was a 395-hp 3.6-liter V8. The car was available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed “F1” automatic. The F1 box was very primitive by today’s standards, and buyers today should probably search for a manual example.
According to Hagerty.com, a 2000 model year example in good condition can be picked up for $73,700.
2 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550
The fifth generation Mercedes-Benz SL was produced between 2001 and 2011. The original was released back in 1954 as the iconic 300 SL Gullwing. The powerful SL550 was produced exclusively for North America from 2006 onwards and was fitted with a 5.5-liter, 382-hp V8.
The car featured a “Vario Roof”, which was essentially a folding hardtop roof. A good condition 2007 model is valued by Hagerty.com at $28,200.
1 2014 Jaguar F-Type
This beautifully styled spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type was first released in 2013, as a convertible. A coupe version followed in 2014, followed on by a rapid SVR variant in 2016. The base model was fitted with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 335 hp. 0-60 mph took 5.1 seconds, and the car had a 161-mph top speed.
A 2014 F-Type S can now be picked up for around $45-50,000. This white example is listed $48,999 and has done just under 40,000 miles.
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