It could charge a fortune to individual a supercar and American media temperament Paris Hilton paid an exorbitant sum of $463,000 ( 3.3 crore approx) for a shiny new 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which she no for a longer time owns. Now, buying a depreciated supercar the moment owned by a superstar would seem desirable but the huge maintenance fees it comes with is just absurd. So significantly so that it could obtain you a foundation Mercedes A-Course.

Just like most supercars from the 2000s, the McLaren SLR depreciated quite significantly and Hilton’s supercar was marketed for only $180,000 (around 1.3 crore) at an on line auction a short while ago, Motor 1 reported. But maintaining this automobile in condition is turning out to be a fiscal disaster for the new proprietor of this unusual supercar. A very little above 2,100 McLaren SLR’s have been assembled by the corporation at its residence facility.

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When the new proprietor despatched the supercar to a licensed repair store for a simple oil change approach, he did not be expecting that the vehicle would be in the require of some really serious upkeep. The mechanic reportedly handed him a extensive list of repairs together with an ‘A Service’ for $2,105, a steering rack for $6,270, a used genuine Mercedes turbine-styled wheel for $1,899 to change the bent a person, and a new electric power steering pump for $2,220.

Which is not all. The checklist further more integrated substitute of aftermarket batteries with fresh new OEM types for $1,350, replacing the brake line mounts for $1,350, new tire stress checking sensors for $1,700 and brake caliper cooling ducts for $1,250.

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Some miscellaneous things that were requested to be changed contain new wipers for $105, a washer nozzle for $500, a tire fit container for $215,gasoline cap tether for $100, and a drain plug substitution for $850. Then there are some factors that don out over time this sort of as the wheel bolts, introducing to excess expenditures. In truth, the brake rotors will also have to be modified in some time for a whopping $20,000.

The supercharged V8 motor supercar that has clocked nearly 33,800 kilometers is in need to have of routine maintenance well worth just about $34,565 ( 25 lakh approx). By paying about $1,000 significantly less, 1 could even invest in a base edition of Mercedes A-Class in the US. But then all over again, an A-Course just isn’t an SLR, is it?