What Cars You Could Buy With £184m EuroMillions Win?!
Last week, Jess and Joe Thwaite became Britain's biggest ever Euromillions winners, scooping an eyewatering £184,262,899. Yes, that is over £184m. Now, it is safe to say that they could afford any car they so desired, from ultra-rare classics to hyper cars. To avoid writing an endless post on every single car they could buy, we have whittled it down to the Top 5 that the team at Pendle Lease would buy if one of us were lucky enough to win the Euromillions.
So, in no particular order:
1. Tesla Model S Plaid - Going Green
With all the holidays and private jets, you may want to going green with your choice of car to offset your carbon footprint. If that is the case, then what better choice is there than the world's fastest production car? The Tesla Model S Plaid set the record on the quarter mile at Maryland International Raceway. Hitting 125.10 MPH and completing the run in 8.944 seconds, the Model S Plaid set a record.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is arguably the pinnacle of engineering when it comes to electric cars and you would struggle to find anything better. Boasting 1020 horsepower and a 0-60 MPH speed of 1.99 seconds, you will leaving many super and hyper cars in your rear view mirror.
Starting at £129,990 before you start adding optional extras, you could actually afford 1417 Tesla Model S Plaids if you really wanted, giving you a different one to drive every day for nearly four years. Of course, that is probably the most ridiculous way to spend your winnings but a fun fact nonetheless.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire - Most Expensive Bugatti
Ask any child or car enthusiast what car they would buy if they had the money and you will more than likely hear Bugatti come up. We all remember in the early 2000's when Volkswagen famously made the Bugatti Veyron at a loss to prove that 250+ MPH was possible. We have come along way since then and so has Bugatti.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire (translated from French meaning 'the black car') is the the most expensive Bugatti ever made; costing $13.4 million (or £10.7m) the La Voiture Noire produces 1479 BHP using the same 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine as the Chiron.
BUT, despite costing nearly £11m, it is highly likely that this will cost anyone looking to own it a lot, lot more. This car is a one-of-one and will never be made again. It is already owned so a pretty hefty offer would have to be made, if there was even price.
3. Rolls Royce Boat Tail - World's most expensive (and one of the rarest)
Rolls Royce is synonymous with luxury, style and hefty price tags. Evidence to this is the fact that Rolls Royce has the accolade for the most expensive car in the world. Recently in the news for its latest feat, Rolls Royce have announced the second series of Boat Tails.
Exclusivity drives up price, and Rolls Royce have limited the production of these Boat Tails to just three cars... ever! We could easily right a whole piece on the features of this car, but put it this way: it comes with a built-in picnic area. If your car can turn into a picnic table, it is safe to say the spec is pretty solid.
If you are lucky enough to secure a one of three Rolls Royce Boat Tail, it will set you back $28m (or £22.4m), making it the most expensive car in the world.
4. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO - most expensive car ever sold
If classic cars are more your thing, then winning £184m could definitely secure you a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. In 2018 at a RM Sotheby's auction, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO set the record as the most expensive car ever sold. Even to a Euromillions millionaire, this car is expensive: a staggering $48.4m (or £38.7m) was splashed out on this classic. This particular car topped the previous record set in 2014 at Bonham's auction, where a different 250 GTO sold for $38.1m (or £30.5m).
While in theory you could afford to buy this car with £184m, it is debatable whether you would spend over 20% of your winnings on a single car!!
5. Range Rover Sentinel - protection at its finest
Being richer than Adele might earn you a few enemies or find you under attack from people after your riches. So what better way to protect yourself than a Range Rover Sentinel. I can already hear you asking: "what on Earth is a Range Rover Sentinel?"
Designed for the ultra-high net worth individuals, Royalty and politicians, the Range Rover Sentinel is the "first luxury armoured vehicle" fully designed and engineered by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team.
Complete with escape systems, optional under floor and under bonnet fire fighting foam, blue lights and sirens (not available to the public) and 340PS 3.0L V6 Supercharged petrol engine, the Range Rover Sentinel offers all round defence and escape capabilities. Range Rover describe this car as a "mobile fortress", capable of stopping multiple hits and penetration from "7.62mm high velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets [and] protection against up to 15kg [of] TNT blasts and defences against DM51 grenade explosions from both beneath the floor and above the roof."
Pricing has never really been confirm by Land Rover for the Sentinel, but has been estimated to be between £400-500K.
So, if you are planning on spending your winnings on a trip to a warzone, then the Range Rover Sentinel will provide comfort, luxury and ultimate protection.
That concludes our personal list. What would your garage of cars look like?
Well, if you haven't one the Euromillions but you looking for a brand new car on a budget to suit you, then make sure you browse our latest offers to find your perfect car. The Pendle Lease team are ready to guide you through the process and find the best deal to you. Speak to a member our team today!