You might have seen an exotic car on the road while going to work and, like a moth to a flame, you were immediately drawn to its awesome look, unique features! However, it may be difficult to pinpoint what is it about these exotic cars that make them so great. While it’s hard to list all the amazing features of an exotic car, below are some of the qualities that make them particularly desirable and eye-catching.
7 Defining Qualities of an Exotic Car
1. Limited and Exclusive
Some exotic cars are very limited in number and are accessible only to a few. This can be because manufacturers decided to limit their supply. Additionally, the number of units of some cars still existing have simply diminished over time. Consequently, people want them all the more.
For example, here are some extremely limited-edition cars:
- 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster — Only six units ever made
- Tramontana — Produced only 12 times per year
- Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang — Only five existing models in the world
- 1962 Studebaker Hawk
2. “Exotic” Price Tags
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Undeniably, exotic cars come with pretty exotic price tags too. You can expect a price tag of anywhere from $100,000 up to millions of dollars! Therefore, these cars are clearly marketed to the elite and very rich.
Case in point:
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita — $4.8 million
- Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere — $3.4 million
- Pagani Huayra BC — $2.6 million
- W Motors Lykan Hypersport — $3.4 million
3. Head-turning Designs
While it’s difficult to explain, you simply know one when you see one. Most exotic cars stand out among other cars because of their sophisticated, almost out-of-this-world, designs. For example, some have vertical doors. Some sport futuristic aesthetics. Others really just look just finer and sleeker than cars we see on the road every day.
Some really good-looking picks:
- Koenigsegg Agera R
- Lamborghini Aventador SV
- Aston Martin DB10
- Ford GT Concept
4. Customized Design
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Sometimes, through serious modification and customization, cars can cross over from being a normal car to being exotic. Additionally, we can also consider some cars made of unconventional materials as exotic cars, like these cars made from wood.
5. High-end Features
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With their whopping price tags, exotic cars are known to have first-rate features too. To name a few, The Mercedes S550 offers a scent system for a customized experience. A Rolls Royce’s offers The Starlight Headliner, a bespoke customized star-lit ceiling made from fiber-optics and leather.
6. State-of-the-art Interior
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Exotic cars are gorgeous inside and out! A few of these cars’ qualities in contrast to normal cars are their plush leather upholstery and their state-of-the-art, stylish interiors.
For example, some models you can easily drool over are:
- The Bentley Flying Spur
- The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman
- The Bentley Bentayga
- The BMW 740i
7. Bigger and Stronger Power Train
While we’ve been focusing a lot on their aesthetics, exotic cars aren’t just about the looks. Their engine capabilities are as robust as they are aesthetically enticing. Compared to normal cars, they’re incredibly advanced and capable. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V Base, for example, is equipped with a 6.2L V-8 640hp intercooled supercharger engine and 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This baby can go as fast as 200 mph!
Here are some other cars worth mentioning:
- 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe – 0-60 MPH in 3.4 sec, 592 hp
- 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith Base – 155 mph top speed, 625 hp
- Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 AMG S65 RWD Coupe – 0-60 MPH in 4 sec, 621 hp
- Aston Martin Rapide S Base – 190 mph top speed, 550 hp
Watch this video from I Love Luxury Cars for the qualities of a true exotic car:
Whether you want to admit it or not, owning an exotic car comes with some status. From their head-turning designs, to their outstanding engines, they express a sense of prestige. Therefore, it’s little wonder that so many of us yearn to own one!
What is your favorite exotic car? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
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