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Falconry sets to handmade clocks: 8 of the craziest optional extras for your luxury car

The most extra extras for your car.

Image: Rolls-Royce Media

WHEN BUYING A new car the optional extras are pretty straightforward; heated seats, sat-nav, sunroof, parking sensors, rear view camera, arm rest etc.

However, for a lucky few the option boxes are a bit more exciting, exotic and downright expensive too.

Here are just some of the extravagant optional extras that await you when your Lotto numbers come up.

1. Porsche colour-matched leather air vents (€1,300)

Source: Porsche Configurator

For a paltry sum of STG£1,173 (€1,337) you can have the air vent slats of your Porsche Panamera covered in leather. Of course, you can choose the colour of this leather – perhaps you want the leather to match your designer handbag, or the colour of your perma-tanned face. Me, jealous? No!

2. Mercedes-Maybach champagne fridge and glasses (€19k)

Source: Newspress

Turn your Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman into a plush private lounge bar by ticking the rear-seat refrigerator option, a cool STG£17,190 (€19,623) and the champagne for four option which includes four silver flutes and slotted anchoring for STG£6,990 (€7,980). Yup, that’s nearly €2,000 per glass!

This is a bargain compared to the STG£522,945 asking price for the luxury limo. Oh and don’t forget to add a billion euro on to that price to import it into Ireland.

3. A watch that matches your Aston Martin (€20k)

Source: Newspress

For a truly James Bond optional extra you can open and unlock the doors to your DBS, DB9 or Rapide with the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder watch.

But of course, the €20,000 watch does more than just open your car, it displays the time and date too. You’d expect some sort of metal cutting laser beam for that price, just saying.

4. Gold-plated Spirit of Ecstasy on your Rolls-Royce bonnet (€14k)

Source: Rolls-Royce media

A Rolls-Royce is more than a motor car. It is a work of art and you can customise your Rolls any way you like.

One popular option is to have the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot plated in 9-carat gold, which, according to the U.S website will set you back $17,233 or just over €14,000.

5. Falconry upgrade to your Bentley Bentayga (€85k)

Source: Newspress

For those of you who participate in ‘The Sport of Kings’ aka falconry, you’ll know just how darn expensive it is keeping up with all those sheiks and oil barons when it comes to having the ultimate in luxury and practicality for your feathered friends.

Thankfully, Mulliner has fitted out the Bentley Bentayga SUV with a perch between the front seats to house your bird of prey. There is also a GPS bird tracking unit, binoculars, hand-crafted leather bird hoods and gauntlets and other tools and tethers.

And a refreshment case with a blanket, face cloths and three metal flasks, which you have to fill yourself. All of this will set you back around €85,000 extra on top of the approx. €340,000 cost of the regular Bentayga.

6. Rolls-Royce ‘Starlight’ Headliner (€11k)

Source: Rolls-Royce Media

Now this is a stunning optional extra and one I would love to have in my car. The ‘Starlight’ Headliner is made of 1340 fibre optic lights which act as a glittering night sky complete with shooting stars.

You can have your Starlight Headliner depict the constellations exactly as they were for any significant life event. This fibre optic option is well worth the €11,000 plus price tag.

7. A warranty extension (!) for your Lamborhini (€18k)

Source: Lamborghini

If you shell out approx. €725,000 to import a new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV into Ireland, you’ll be delighted to know that your supercar comes with a three-year warranty. However, if you want to extend that warranty it is going to cost you an eye-watering €6,240 for the fourth year and €11,988 for the fifth year!

8. Handmade Breitling clock on your dashboard (€183k)

Source: Bentley Media

Time really is money when it comes to the €183,000 optional Breitling clock which can be fitted to the dash of the Bentley Bentayga SUV. Only four of these clocks are offered each year as one single employee makes the clock and it takes three months to complete each timepiece.

The clock’s body is machined from a solid billet of gold and the face can be rendered in black ebony or white mother-of-pearl. The clock also features eight diamond indexes. Fancy.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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