What kinds of luxury cars can you buy in Houston?

May 19, 2013 9:30:51 PM PDT
The average car costs 15 to 30 grand, so imagine spending a few hundred thousand, even a million on one car. We take you along for an exclusive ride and show you what that kind of money gets you in Houston.

Welcome to the life of a Houston high roller!

"This is 2013 Lamborghini Aventador, LP 700," said Kelly Wolf with Lamborghini Houston.

Wolf says for $459,000, this can be yours.

Seriously?! Who's buying these?

"These are executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, super stars," Wolf said.

This bad-boy comes with a 12-cylinder engine, full carbon fiber body and a push rod suspension, meaning it's built like a Formula 1 race car.

"Once they drive it, sit in it and feel the acceleration that it gives them, it's hard to walk away from it," said Wolf.

This Lamborghini has 700 horsepower. That's zero to 60 in just 2.9 seconds.

So how fast could you make it around the 610 Loop?

"Top speed of 214mph; it will be pretty quick," Wolf said.

OK, so speed's not your thing? Go luxury!

"This is the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheel Base," Michael Berray with Post Oak Motor Cars. "Very, very limited production. We have the only black-on-black one in the country for sale right now."

Berray says the Rolls comes with a personal bottle cooler, individual screens for DVD's or game consoles, seven exterior camera and privacy curtains. Even the floor mats feel like fur.

"Carpets in the car are made of a mutton lambs wool. A lot of people mistake it for fur coat quality," Berray said.

The price tag is a cool $497,000 -- which can be a nice down payment for our final ride.

"It's just like buying a piece of art that you put on your wall. The only difference is you can get out and drive it and enjoy it every now and then," said Karl Stomberg with Crave Luxury in The Woodlands.

Stomberg is selling a 2003 Ferrari eEnzo for just over -- brace yourself -- $1.6 million!

"It's considered one of the holy grails of the super cars that Ferrari's designed," Stomberg said.

Only 400 were made. And because it's yellow, it's even more rare and more valuable.

"Anytime you have less of something, it drives the price up. These cars actually trade hands at different amounts depending on what color they are," said Stomberg. "There's not a lot of things you can do with a pile of money, but if you put it into a car, then at least you got a weekend to smile in."

So smile, Houston, because we can all just keep dreaming!

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