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The Real Cost of Owning and Running a Supercar

The world’s most likable automotive vlogger, Tim Burton. Or Shmee150, as he is better know, gives an insight into what it’s really like to live with a supercar, and just how much it costs to run, maintain and look after these exquisite pieces of machinery.

White McLaren 12c in studio setting

Shmee has always allowed a very candid and down to eath insight into the life of supercar ownership, having run a fleet of unbelievable vehicles for almost a decade now. If you were wondering, Shmee’s motoring CV is as follows:

  • Bentley Continental Supersport
  • BMW M4
  • BMW X6 M50d
  • Audi RS6 ABT Performance
  • BMW M5
  • Audi S5 Convertible
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
  • Morgan 3 Wheeler
  • McLaren 12C Coupe
  • Mclaren 650S Spider
  • Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
  • Ferrai FF
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Ford Focus RS Red Edition
  • Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • McLaren 675LT Spider (Current)
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT8 (Current)
  • Mercedes-AMG GT R (Current)
  • 2019 Ford GT (Current)
  • McLaren Senna (Current)
  • Mercedes-AMG G63 (Current)
  • Ferrari GTC4Lusso (Current)

And, that’s not all. Shmee’s  portfolio is due to change very soon, with the following vehicles on the way:

  • 2020 Toyota GR Supra
  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
  • BMW M8 Competition
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S
  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  • TVR Griffith
2020 Toyota Supra in hazy sunshine
Now that we’ve had time to kerb our jealousy envy. What’s it really like to live with these beautiful machines every day?
Tim (Shmee) was keen to highlight some of the costs associated with supercar ownership, some of which you may not normally factor into your purchasing decision. With bespoke, highly tuned machines, comes bespoke, highly inflated prices for parts and maintenance. One way to make these costs more predictable is through warranties, this one time cost will then cover you for any unforeseen issues for the cover period, eliminating any nasty surprises. Recently Tim took his McLaren 675LT Spider for a warranty extension, and for the princely sum of £7,800 walked out with 2 years of cover. Bargain.

“The price to renew from three years to five years was £7,800, so basically just under £4,000 a year. Remember it’s already £3,000 for insurance, £3,000 for storage, £500 for road tax, and £1,500 for the service. That’s £8k off the top of my head,”

Check out the recent Shmee video on the subject “The Hidden Costs of Supercars REVEALED” for more information.

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