Are today’s supercars immune to depreciation?


Historically, supercars and exotics have depreciated about as quickly a used wedding dress. The typical 1980s and ’90s buyer simply wanted the newest, fastest, and best car out there, and as soon as that mantle passed from one to another, resale prices on the former plummeted like a stone. Not much has changed when it comes to buyers, and there’s still (and always will be) a mad dash to be first.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/26/modern-supercars-immune-to-depreciation


I have the perception that most modern supercar production is a situation where demand outstrips production. Buyers can no longer wait to purchase the latest and greatest because it will sell out.

The examples highlighted at the end of the article are examples that either were produced for a long run (Bugatti Veyron especially) or have a reputation for being difficult to drive (Porsche Carrera GT.)