CREDIT crunch woes haven’t shortened delivery times on the world’s fastest cars.
Super-rich buyers still have to wait up to two years before they can get their hands on some supercars.
Ferrari’s 599GTB Fiorano is the worst offender, with Premiership footballers having to wait up to two years before delivery.
Christiano Ronaldo is also one of the lucky few waiting a year until their Bugatti Veyron – a snip at £872,000 – arrives.
And the Aston Martin DBS, that James Bond (and, soon, editor James Baggott) tools around in? Up to a year is the waiting time there. The findings are from a survey by those running this November’s MPH show, which will feature Clarkson and co in the Top Gear Live event.
A man not known for his patience, JC will probably prefer the Audi A8, McLaren Mercedes SLR Roadster or Lamborghini Gallardo LP560. All of those will be sitting on the drive of his luxury pad within six months.
Of course, you could always see how luxury marques manage the customer experience during such waiting times, by visiting the show. Held at Earls Court on 30 October-2 November, and the NEC between 13-16 November, over 200 fast, swish motors will be on display.
Supercar delivery times
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 2 years
Porsche 911 GT2 12 – 18 months
Aston Martin DBS 12 months
Bugatti Veyron 12 months
Koenigsegg CCX 10 months
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560 7 months
Caparo T1 6 months minimum
McLaren Mercedes SLR Roadster 6 months
Audi R8 6 months