Upon ordering or configuring that new car it can be tempting to tick off those options boxes. On most cars, you’ll need to add that moonroof, the navigation system, or perhaps that drivers-assistance package to help out with safety. Most of the time, you’ll see a modest price increase – but for a few select makes and models you may end up with real sticker shock at just how much those additional options and features can cost. We’ve highlighted 8 examples where those additional tick-boxes can effectively double the price of the car.
(1) Porsche Cayenne
- Base MSRP: $60,600
- Optional Extras: $92,410 (152% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $153,010
The Porsche “charge for everything” formula is taken to an extreme with the Cayenne. Adding painted everything, custom colors, and then the Premium Plus Package (9.1k), Sport Package (5.6k), and Ceramic Brakes (8.8k) help escalate the base Cayenne’s price by $92k to $153,010.
(2) Porsche 718 Boxster
- Base MSRP: $57,400
- Optional Extras: $70,290 (122% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $127,690
Through getting a random assortment of sport packages, custom exterior and interior colors, and painting every badge crest, or stitch – we’ve managed to add over $70,000 to a vehicle that costs $58,400 when delivered new. The options list totals more than 2 pages, and rest-assured almost none of it is performance enhancing enough to merit spending $128,000 on a base level Porsche Boxster.
(3) Bentley Bentayga
- Base MSRP: $229,100
- Optional Extras: $265,955 (115% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $495,055
The Bentley takes the fewest clicks to escalate to ridiculously priced options. With just one quick swing – the $160,000 Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon Clock and the $28,000 Linley Hamper Package, we’ve nearly eclipsed the MSRP. Adding special paint and wheel packages, as well as rear entertainment and picnic tables quickly escalate the pricing beyond the price of the original car.
(4) Mini Cooper
- Base MSRP: $20,950
- Optional Extras: $20,985 (100% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $41,935
I bet you expected another luxury car? Not in this case. With custom colors, the system, and stripes and trinkets, a standard Mini Cooper can balloon by its own MSRP.
(5) Porsche 911
- Base MSRP: $91,100
- Optional Extras: $87,670 (96% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $178,770
The same Porsche formula (we promise this is the last Porsche we cover) can just be reapplied to the base model 911. Add ceramic brakes (8.5k), paint to sample (6.9k), and the Burmester Sound System (5.3k) as well as every painted and leather surface Porsche makes available.
(6) Ford F-150 XL
- Base MSRP: $27,110
- Optional Extras: $24,975 (92% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $52,085
Take a base model XL F-150 and add every available option. Best engine, 4×4, Crew Cab – then add every side-sill, bed-cover, and entertainment package available. After enough stickers and unnecessary appendages you’re left with a base model truck with every item in the pep-boys catalog tacked on to make this truck balloon 92% over its original MSRP.
(7) Ferrari 488 GTB
- Base MSRP: $245,400
- Optional Extras: $219,656 (89% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $465,056
While the Ferrari doesn’t quite top its own price – by generously adding carbon fiber throughout the cabin and exterior, special ordering sport seats and passenger side gauges you can dial up the price of an already expensive car into astronomical levels.
(8) Mercedes C300
- Base MSRP: $39,500
- Optional Extras: $35,265 (89% of MSRP)
- Total Optioned to Price: $74,765
The pathway from Mercedes to get ULTRA-high options is a bit more convoluted than dealing with Porsche. Not only do you add the typical sports packages, wheels and tires, and designo pack – but Mercedes offers a huge array of cargo-mats, customized hangers and desks, and storage crates specialized to the C300.