You can buy a lot of car for $100,000. Think of the possibilities:
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S
Each of these are worth the six figures it takes for the privilege to drive one home, and each will tell the people closest to you that you’ve found success and can drop a cool hundred grand on a car.
There’s a new member of the $100,000 club, though, that’s akin to buying a bag of Cheetos on Rodeo Drive for a hundred bucks.
Some things just don’t make sense.
Lucky for you, the odds of getting one of these cars aren’t good, because the car we reference today is this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Book special edition. Turn to page 42 of the catalog and you’ll find a $95,000 Ford Mustang.
That’s right. Any of us can walk into a local Ford dealer with about 30 grand and drive out with a new Mustang. Yet Neiman Marcus wants to sell you one for nearly a hundred thousand dollars. Granted, this one’s been polished up a bit. Autoweek says:
This limited-edition Mustang is quite the performer, with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 pumping out more than 700 hp, though it comes exclusively with a stick — we’re not sure how that’ll translate to the N-M customer. Neiman Marcus says that the car can rocket from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and the numbers seem to back that up. Power not enough? Well, this fantasy gift packs more goodies than Santa can fit into a stocking: Brembo brakes, custom paint, custom wheels, a special carbon-fiber tonneau cover and a sport-tuned suspension are some of the pieces of this special-edition ‘Stang. Neiman Marcus commissioned the car to have a wide body kit, and apparently to also have Lexan side windows and a Lexan windshield, implying that this pony has more than just street duty in its blood.
Okay, that’s pretty cool. But is it cool enough to justify such a high price? As Neiman Marcus cars tend to do, this one will sell out, and probably within the first 10 minutes of being on sale. As an added bonus your hundred grand also gets you a couple of days at Ford’s racing school.
Care to sign up?
Could you justify spending $95,000 on a Mustang?