Flipping supercars, for those that don't know, is where a person gets an allocated build slot and instantly sells for a profit once delivered. It irks me something chronic, but do you agree with it or not?
A prime example of this is with the Porsche 911 R. In the world of automatic gearboxes we are entering, Porsche decided to listen to the purists and stuck a manual gearbox in what is essentially a GT3 with a manual gearbox and a GT3 RS 4.0-litre engine. It's obvious that these will only appreciate and due to that reason, flippers pounced on it.
When brand new they demanded a price of £140,000 - a fair price. Once the first deliveries started they began to pop up for sale online for £200,000 by flippers which instantly raised the average price. If you want one in 2017 you'll be looking at over £500,000 with some for sale at almost £1 million meaning genuinely interested owners can't have one unless they have a huge disposable income.
They're no longer seen as a vehicle, but an asset.
We recently wrote about Aston Martin threatening buyers of their new hypercar, the Valkyrie that if they flip it for a profit they will be banned from any new special cars. You can read more about that by clicking the link below.