Maintenance expenditures for most super-expensive sports cars will burn a huge hole in your wallet every year…but certain exceptions exist. A high-priced sports automobile will almost always have recurrent charges that are a significant portion of its original cost.
Basic maintenance checks, small repairs, and wear and tear will all contribute to the financial burden in the long run.
Take note of this crucial phrase: “more often than not.” It’s not impossible to have a quick sports car that’s also easy to maintain; it’s just uncommon. With this in mind, we set out to discover the best specimens of these automobiles.
2020 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
The history of British automobile manufacturers is tumultuous. Companies like Aston Martin and Jaguar have had their ups and downs, leaning more one way than the other at times. Thankfully, the new Aston Martin, the 2020 V8 Vantage, is one of the best models the company has ever produced.
A new V8 Vantage, which starts at $152,599, will be affordable to maintain over the course of a few years. “Annual upkeep will cost you roughly $1,500,” according to those who have used the Vantage. Fortunately, aside from the annual maintenance, not much should appear.
The 2020 Vantage, according to the same source, is “a highly reliable supercar.”Whether you choose the older model or the more contemporary model, they are both well-made and have few flaws.”
2020 Acura NSX
The old Acura NSX was panned for its below-average performance (in comparison to other sports cars in that price bracket), but the new one is a beautifully constructed, lightning-fast supercar. Acura is simply an American rebadging of Honda, which is an offshoot, so you can anticipate the same level of engine quality, ride, and reliability that Honda has been known for for decades.
BMW M8 Coupe
We were ecstatic to learn about the BMW M8 when it was introduced earlier this year. However, as a middle-class family, the concept of being able to finance and maintain such a vehicle seemed nearly unattainable.
Surprisingly, the new BMW M8’s MSRP of roughly $133,000 appears to be the most expensive component. “The estimated cost to maintain and repair a BMW M8 ranges from $80 to $308, with an average cost of $104”, according to Your Mechanic’s recent post on the M8. That’s not bad for a high-end sports car.
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
If you’re familiar with Nissan’s R35 GT-R, you’ll understand why this car is on our list. It’s not only a ‘supercar killer’ at a fraction of the price, but it’s also handcrafted (by hand) by Nissan NISMO engineers who are passionate about their work.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO represents the pinnacle of their powers, offering a sports car capable of dominating on and off the track against practically any adversary. The best part is that it’s still a Nissan, so you won’t be paying Ferrari or Lamborghini prices for routine maintenance.
Despite the fact that the Audi RS7 is far more expensive than your average daily driver, it is still an Audi, which means it will survive as long as you treat it well. After all, the Germans know how to build a nice automobile.
Typically, the Audi A7 is thought to be a well-built vehicle with few flaws. Add in the high-quality RS-trim pieces, upgraded components, and a sleeker design, and you’ve got a serious sports sedan
When it comes to Japanese supercars and sports cars, the Lexus LFA deserves a special mention for being both pricey and reliable. Lexus had to (finally) kill the model after incurring a loss on production costs.
It was quite a spectacle while the LFA was being built! The LFA wowed spectators with its powerful engine tone, which was powered by a Yamaha V10 ‘1LR-GUE’. The LFA’s Toyota x Yamaha build quality, however, was the greatest. The LFA would last a long time if you treated it well, thanks to Toyota’s influence (and abundance of parts).
Dodge Viper (Gen. III)
Finally, we have the Dodge Viper, which has been a childhood passion of ours for quite some time. No, not the first or second generation, but the third (2003 to 2007). The Dodge Viper, like the Lexus LFA, has always had a rather massive V10 engine under the hood.
These SRT-tuned power sources are extremely durable, even if they can be harmful at times. After all, these were the same engines used in Dodge’s legendary Ram SRT-10 truck, which was a tank!
Even if you have a problem, repairing a Viper won’t cost you a fortune. If you’re in the United States.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
While everyone is enthralled by the new Chevrolet Corvette C8, this is a good moment to reflect on what has come before. The 2019 Corvette C7 ZR1 in particular. Yes, we know the new C8 is faster than the more expensive ZR1. It isn’t quite as track-ready as the ZR1, though. In addition, the 2019 C7 ZR1 included an ancient Chevy classic: the LT5 engine!
The LS/LT series of engines have become a fixture of the modern automotive world due to their dependability, affordability, and capabilities. Any car you can think of has most certainly had an LS engine switched into it. It’s understandable, given that they’re excellent power units.
2019 McLaren 570s
Okay, we understand what you’re thinking: “A McLaren that is simple to maintain and dependable?! I’m going to eat what he’s eating!” Although it may sound far-fetched, it is accurate, as shown by models like their new 570s.
McLaren’s reliability record has improved steadily since the launch of their first mass-market supercar, the MP4-12C. It’s now come to a head with the ‘cheaper’ (relatively) 570s/570GT variants.
Porsche 911 Carrera S (991)
After driving a Porsche 911 Carrera (4S and basic Carrera) for a while, it may come as a surprise to learn that a 911 is not as tough to maintain as one may think.
A Porsche 911, contrary to popular opinion, is surprisingly simple to maintain. The flat-six engine is (essentially) the same as it has been for a long time, and everything is rather easy to reach; as long as you can fit into the cramped engine bay.
Just remember one thing: don’t take it to a dealer; they’ll only overcharge you. However, this only pertains to older models; newer versions are likely to outperform them as well.