If you have some experience in buying cars, you may notice that car manufacturers always show their most glamorous luxury cars at the frontmost of the showroom so customers can feast their eyes and may decide to buy one. But if these best-of-the-brand cars are too expensive, customers only need to walk a few steps to take a look at more affordable models. That's why the sparkling Chevrolet C7 Corvette always stands not very far from the Chevrolet Spark in the dealer showroom. And not only Chevrolet, but almost all other carmakers have adopted this tactic.
As automobiles are getting more and more sophisticated to satisfy complex needs and wants of consumers, automakers are gradually expanding their product portfolio in order to grasp the most customer demand. Nowadays, it's not surprising that a car is priced 10 times more expensive than another car of the same brand. Let us take a look at the 15 mass-produced car brands that have the largest car price difference, and have a feeling of the fantastic experience of buying a car at a showroom of these brands.
Pagani adopted a niche market orientation and only focuses on the most luxurious segment of the market
At the bottom of the list is Pagani, which has the $1.3 Huayra and at the same time, the $2.8 million Zonda Revolucion, which is 2.2 times higher than the Huayra. This is not much of a difference compared to many other brands, because Pagani adopted a niche market orientation and only focuses on the most luxurious segment of the market.
CTS-V Sedan - the most expensive version is 3 times higher than ATS Sedan
Surprisingly, Cadillac is on the lower half of this list. Cadillac ATS Sedan is the lowest priced car of the high-end brand, only at $33,195. However, CTS-V Sedan - the most expensive version - is not too much more expensive, only priced at $ 102,640 and 3 times higher than ATS Sedan.
Compared to other car manufacturers on the market, Jaguar is the big player with a not-so-big price difference
The Jaguar XE is priced at $ 34,900, but the $ 128,095 F-Type R is 3.7 times more expensive. Compared to other car manufacturers on the market, Jaguar is the big player with a not-so-big price difference.
The price difference between BMW's i8 and 2-series is 4.7 times
The BMW is not only famous for its incredible steering system, but also its reasonable price compared to the features it comes with. The 2-Series has a starting price of $ 32,850 without any options. However, to catch up with the high performance hybrid trend, BMW introduced the i8 model and charges $ 154,295 for it, making the i8 the most expensive BMW and surpassing the 7-series sedan. The price difference between i8 and 2-series is 4.7 times.
The Land Cruiser has a price of $ 84,820, which is 5.7 times more expensive than its sibling Yaris
Toyota, as well as other Japanese automakers, are the masters of diversifying their product portfolio to generate sustainable revenue. Toyota Yaris has basic options starting at only $ 14,850. In contrast, the Land Cruiser is not that affordable at all. The car has a price of $ 84,820, which is 5.7 times more expensive than its sibling Yaris.
Audi R8 costs 6.7 times more than the A3
Audi is well known for being an affordable German car brand. In fact, the A3 sedan has a price of $ 30,900, really affordable for such a good car. But her brother R8 is an exception when it costs 6.7 times more, at $ 206,200.
The $ 1.41 million super horse LaFerrari is 7.1 times more expensive than the California T
Quite surprisingly, the famous Ferrari horses appear in the middle of the list. The lowest priced horse is a low-profile model named California T: the classic GT model is priced at $ 198,973. On the contrary, the $ 1.41 million super horse LaFerrari is 7.1 times more expensive than the California T.
The full price of the S65 AMG is $ 254,985, equal to 8 of the $ 32,050 CLA combined
Although Mercedes is known for being an all-high-end brand, it is also listed on our list of the most price-diversified car brands. The full price of the S65 AMG is $ 254,985, equal to 8 of the $ 32,050 CLA combined.
The tailor-made McLaren P1s has an average price of $ 1.6 million, which is 9.7 times higher than the 540C
McLaren has introduced the 540C to the open market at just $ 165,000, which is very low compared to the supercar McLaren P1 (starting price of $ 1.35 million). But that’s not all McLaren has to offer, since many of P1s are tailor-made and manufactured according to customer requirements. These special cars have an average price of $ 1.6 million, which is 9.7 times higher than the 540C.
Chevrolet Spark and Corvette C7-R has a price difference of 9.5 times
Chevrolet Spark is the second cheapest car sold in the US market with a $12,660 starting price. At the same time, Chevy does not hesitate to produce the ‘Bowtie Brand’ style Corvette C7-R, which would cost its buyer $120,515. This creates a price difference of up to 9.5 times.
Lexus LFA at $375,000 creates a price difference of more than 12 times from the CT Hybrid
Lexus is a special case in this list, because both its cheapest and most expensive cars are hybrid. Specifically, the CT Hybrid is priced at $31,250 and the LS 600h L is 4.3 times more expensive - $135,445. This does not seem to be too big of a difference. However, Lexus used to produce the LFA - a very expensive car with a retail price of $375,000 USD plus many options. This enlarges Lexus’ price variation to more than 12 times.
The GT-R costs its buyer $166,560 to own the full set, which is 13.9 times higher than the Versa
Nissan is currently focusing on low-cost economy cars. The Versa is relatively cheap, averaging about $ 11,990 for all variants. But never underestimate the Japanese manufacturer when it comes to luxury cars. Nissan also has the GT-R, which would cost its buyer $166,560 to own the full set, which is 13.9 times higher than the Versa.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has a whopping price of $ 4.5 million, 19 times higher than the Huracan
Huracan is Lamborghini's lowest priced car, at $237,250. However, a legendary luxury brand such as Lamborghini cannot be judged by the mass-produced cars they sell to the open market. When compared the price with supercar models that are built for only 1% of all customers, even the $ 475,000 Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce - the most expensive mass-produced Lambo - is only equal to a piece of the Veneno Roadster. The car is an exclusive model and only available to a few lucky owners at a whopping price of $ 4.5 million, 19 times higher than the Huracan.
2. Aston Martin
Aston Martin V8 Vantage has a retail price of $ 125,290, but the One-77 limited version is priced $ 2.4 million, or 19.2 times higher
It can be astonishing when Aston Martin appears on top of the list. Of course, all of the brands’ products are expensive, but some cars are just so much more expensive than the rest. V8 Vantage has a retail price of $ 125,290. However, the One-77 limited version is priced $ 2.4 million, or 19.2 times higher.
The Porsche Cayman 918 with Weissach Package costs 1.05 million, which is 20 times higher than the Cayman S
The reason behind insane price difference among supercars and casual luxury cars is that the price of exclusive supercars are always pushed to very high, due to the unique materials that are used plus very high research and design costs. Perhaps the most notable example is Porsche. The Porsche Cayman S has a suggested retail price of $ 52,900. However, its big brother 918 with Weissach Package costs 1.05 million, which is 20 times higher than the Cayman S.