Many cars from the 1990s are worth much more today than when they were brand new, and in some cases that value has skyrocketed.
The McLaren F1, once the world’s fastest production car, is powered by the BMW S70/2 V12 engine and had a 0-60 mph time of 3.1.
The McLaren F1 is one of the most prized cars in history, and in 1992 it was selling for £ 540,000 ($707,000). Until 2006, the value of McLaren F1 units did not change, but that changed in late 2008 when it tripled to £ 1.5 million.
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The McLaren F1 was worth £ 5 million in 2014, and famous actor Rowan Atkinson sold his car for £ 8 million a year later even though he had two car accidents.
Then in 2015, one McLaren F1 was sold at auction for $13,750,000 and back then Sotheby’s addendum stated that:”due to California emissions this vehicle will need to be purchased by a dealer or out-of-state resident“. It is also interesting that this car was auctioned “fitted with new tires.”
In 2019, one ultra-rare 1994 McLaren F1 was sold for almost $20,000,000
The value of the supercar has continued to rise, and insurance company Hagerty estimates that today the McLaren F1 is worth around $20,900,000.
But if California emission laws are something that you are not scared of you are probably a proud owner of Tesla Models 3 or even Model S Performance, which comes with a $95,000 price tag.
Here is a reminder that @Tesla will not give up on any opportunity to deceive its customers. There is no Model S that gets a 402 mile EPA estimated range and also does 0-60 in 2.3 seconds. The long range plus does 0-60 in 3.7, while the Performance MS has a 348mi EPA est. pic.twitter.com/IzU5ANtAgC— Scot (@ghost_scot) July 29, 2020
As I already said McLaren F1 zero to-60 time is 3.1 seconds but you do not need to spend the fortune to drive that fast. According to the official specs Model S Performance will take you from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, and $20,000,000 cheaper.