The idea of owning a hypercar like a Lamborghini is an exciting one, until you consider the cost of ownership and all the work that goes into keeping these extreme machines running. They’re designed to go as fast as possible, and made for enthusiasts that don’t mind laying down a wad of cash on their vehicles. For that reason most companies aren’t too worried about things like maintenance schedules or cost of ownership, which is something that any buyer should be considering. The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is a perfect example of that. It’s a sexy vehicle to be sure, and the turbocharged V6 engine could offer drivers over 1,000 HP, but it will come at a significant cost.
1 Million Plus
The purchase price of the vehicle alone is expected to exceed a million dollars. If that’s not enough for you, it’s important to consider how much it’s also going to cost to keep the vehicle running. Mercedes claims that the vehicle will need a serious engine overhaul at around 31,000 miles. We can only imagine just how much such a service would cost on a state-of-the-art engine like the one in the AMG.
Consider all the Costs of a Vehicle
While it’s fun to dream about a hypercar, it’s important to consider all the costs of the vehicle before making a purchase. Vehicles like the AMG are probably out of reach for most buyers, but other like the M-Class vehicles are much more affordable and easier to maintain. It’s just important to remember that just because you can afford the price tag of a vehicle, doesn’t mean that you can afford to maintain them as well.
Before you make your next vehicle purchase, take the time to find out how much maintenance costs are for it. You’ll probably find that some vehicles are significantly more affordable than others, and you’ll likely find yourself getting a more reasonable Mercedes, over something like an AMG or Maybach.