Did I Make Money On My Brand New 1 of 1 Lamborghini?
This car was by far one of my most favorite I have ever owned.
Not only did I acquire it almost overnight on a fluke chance, but it was the only one of its kind IN THE WORLD at the time of delivery.
Lamborghini has a Ad Persona program that is an option to be used with it’s spec’d to order cars: like my Lamborghini Performante.
You can customize your car in almost any way you can imagine, and lucky for me this car just happened to be the ONLY car spec’d in Blu Glauco that came out of production for almost A YEAR.
Then as you can imagine, after rounds of posting it almost everywhere on social media, other guys caught wind and started ordering Performantes in the same color so come time of sale she was 1 of 3 in the world.
But this car completely changed the way I view Lamborghini’s. After a terrible expierence with the cheaply made and full of plastic Huracan, I had almost sworn off the brand for good, until the Perfs arrived.
Now I am convinced that Lamborghini has created one of the most ultimate driving machines out there, I even sold this coupe to get into a Spyder just to enjoy the driving expierence with the option of having the top down, but that is another case study…
The expierence of owning this Performante I dubbed “Project Medusa” was only made better by the incredible financial situation I was able to find myself in with this car.
Now please remember that this was a BRAND NEW 1 of 1 car at my time of purchase, so when you check out the video and see the numbers for yourself, try to be sitting down…
Buying Short Cuts
2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante: “Blu Glauco” 1st in the WORLD!
MSRP NEW: $322,000
Depreciated Estimated 5 year Retail value: $220,000
Depreciated 5 year Auction value: $195,000
Average Mileage allowance for 6 month ownership: 2,000
Good Mileage for 6 month ownership: Under 3,000
Options Preferred: 5 Lug Mesh Wheels, Ad Persona paint, Comfort Seats, MAG Ride
Nice options (Not mandatory): Dynamic Steering
Warranty: 3year/ Unlimited miles
Purchase price: $318,000
Financing: $50,000 Down. Financed at 4.79% a month/84 months
Total payments: $3,900 X 7 months = $27,300 of actual payments made
Other expenses during 7 months:
- Maintenance: NONE
- ClearBra: $1,000
Total Invested in car through 7 months of ownership: $78,300
Sold Privately with 3,000 miles: for $314,000
Total LOSS of ownership: $5,000
LOSS Divided into Monthly ownership: Lost $715/month driving a BRAND NEW 1 of 1 Performante Coupe and was able to put the entire mileage allowance on the car that a typical 3 year lease would allow for.
This car really relit the flame I had for Lamborghini’s. The flame was put out after I owned a base ass Huracan back in 2016 and completely HATED it. Though the drive was fine, the fact that every single piece on this quarter million dollar car was plastic just left a horrible taste in my mouth for Lamborghini.
But they did more than redeem themselves with this beautiful all forged carbon monster.
Now I have not only sold Blu Glauco, but I also purchased (and now sold as of April 2019) a Spyder version of the Performante right after! Yes that is how much I loved this car, regardless of the fact I lost money on both. It was worth every single dollar being able to fall in love with the brand all over again while I sat behind the wheel of what I think to be the ultimate driving machine: The Lamborghini Huracan Performate.