Costly supercar maker Koenigsegg joins list of Apple CarPlay backers

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  • Reply 21 of 38
    _rick_v__rick_v_ Posts: 142member
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    So when it needs an oil change do you air lift it back to Sweden? 


     

    Not sure about this car, but I remember reading that if you bought a McLaren, a factory technician would fly to you and perform any maintenance or repairs.  The reasoning, they said, was that when you spend this much money on an automobile, this class of clientele expects this level of service.

     

    Ah, to be rich...

  • Reply 22 of 38
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    Hey, not all of us look like Brad Pitt, alright. We need a car with a crappy ride to get the hot chicks, so speak only for yourself. :lol:

    I think you could look like Brad's armpit (see what I did there?) and still get hot, shallow chicks if you have a Rolls Royce or a Maybach.
  • Reply 23 of 38
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    So when it needs an oil change do you air lift it back to Sweden? 




    No, they airlift a crew out to your location. Just like when your suits need an adjustment.

  • Reply 24 of 38
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    So when it needs an oil change do you air lift it back to Sweden? 




    No, they airlift a crew out to your location. Just like when your suits need an adjustment.




    No I meant it as a joke but in a way I was serious. I would rather they did the work at the factory service center so they have everything they need, like an auto lift and access to any part and a nice big work area where they can take off the wheels to inspect the brakes, etc.

     

    At the very least, I would rather they do an oil change at a local professional garage, not my garage, just like the tailor takes your suits back to his studio. He doesn't usually bring his sewing machine and ironing board to your house... I don't think, although I wouldn't know obviously.

  • Reply 25 of 38
    From Sweden?
  • Reply 26 of 38
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    No I meant it as a joke but in a way I was serious. I would rather they did the work at the factory service center so they have everything they need, like an auto lift and access to any part and a nice big work area where they can take off the wheels to inspect the brakes, etc.

     

    At the very least, I would rather they do an oil change at a local professional garage, not my garage, just like the tailor takes your suits back to his studio. He doesn't usually bring his sewing machine and ironing board to your house... I don't think, although I wouldn't know obviously.




    Figured as much. But it would depend on the size of the plane. Like some home mechanicals people bring a complete workshop in a truck on every job. For big work they could take it back, but an oil change is sort of like taking up a cuff: that's on-site trivial. 

     

    I do have empathy for your overall concern; as I've an old dive watch that needs service and I'm taking the trouble to wait until I'm in NYC and I'll walk it in to the main service center rather than relying on a "certified" dealer service.

  • Reply 27 of 38
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,319member

    Oh Thank God. Was waiting for carplay support before I bought this car. 

  • Reply 28 of 38
    konqerrorkonqerror Posts: 685member
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    As I age (mid-40s) though, I find myself wondering about cars that cost $100Ks (Rolls Royce, $400ks), when so many people barely survive.

     

    I'm no 99%er and don't feel at all we should lynch the Rich, but there is something obscene about the mega-million cars and yachts.  For some reason, mansions and estates and property don't really bother me, but the "toys" do.....a little (even while I love reading about them).


     

    The secret is that the car itself isn't worth much. The cost is in the one-time engineering and tooling. The number for a modern car is about $1 Billion for a mass-market model, and $6 Billion for a platform. So, imagine they only sold 1,000 Ford Focuses (and associated models).. that would be a $6 Million car.

     

    I'd bet Honda, for example, spent more money designing the transmission in a Civic the cost of all of these cars combined.

  • Reply 29 of 38
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

    There is always this handy accessory if you want to take it camping.

     


     

    I would. I mean, why not? Pull up to the Yosemite campgrounds and park between the 1973 Winnebagos. If I’m that rich, of course I’m going to be known for absolutely ludicrous things.

  • Reply 30 of 38
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

    There is always this handy accessory if you want to take it camping.

     


     

    I would. I mean, why not? Pull up to the Yosemite campgrounds and park between the 1973 Winnebagos. If I’m that rich, of course I’m going to be known for absolutely ludicrous things.




    For the last 9 years Warren Buffet has driven a 2006 Cadillac.

     

    Last month he auctioned it off for charity.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102410571

     

    The vehicle he had before that I believe was a pickup truck.

  • Reply 31 of 38
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    mstone wrote: »

    For the last 9 years Warren Buffet has driven a 2006 Cadillac.

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="56136" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/56136/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 197px">

    Last month he auctioned it off for charity.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102410571

    The vehicle he had before that I believe was a pickup truck.

    On the one hand it's honorable to live a comparativley austere life to your wealth because it shows a lack of insecurity in that individual, but I wonder what's the point of all that money if you will do nothing with it. Does he have stated plans for it after his death?
  • Reply 32 of 38
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,820member

    ^ Buffett has pledged to give everything (or most?) to charity hasn't he?  With a pile going to the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation.

     

    Just from memory, may not be entirely correct.

  • Reply 33 of 38
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    On the one hand it's honorable to live a comparativley austere life to your wealth because it shows a lack of insecurity in that individual, but I wonder what's the point of all that money if you will do nothing with it. Does he have stated plans for it after his death?



    I've known any number of very well off people who just viewed automobiles as transportation and nothing else. After reliability and comfort had been satisfied they had no interest at all, just interchangeable transport. Buffet might easily be one of those. Meanwhile having every square inch of his walls covered with Picasso's....

     

    Though I understand what he mostly collects are corporations...

  • Reply 34 of 38
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    jfc1138 wrote: »

    I've known any number of very well off people who just viewed automobiles as transportation and nothing else. After reliability and comfort had been satisfied they had no interest at all, just interchangeable transport. Buffet might easily be one of those. Meanwhile having every square inch of his walls covered with Picasso's....

    Though I understand what he mostly collects are corporations...

    I'm that way. As much as I love cars — Top Gear is hands down my favourite show on TV, bar none — the amount of time I spend in them along with the depreciation just doesn't seem to warrant the expense. I have no problem with those that do, but for me, I just can't stand it. In fact, I just bought a new utility van for my part time work, and despite getting the highest end model with the technology package I opted not to get the painted bumpers that cost more. They look nicer than the black plastic but a slight scrap will pull that paint off which I just hate seeing. I can't even imagine what I'd do if I came back from shopping and saw a scratch or ding in a $100k+ car.

    Now when it comes to CE, the prices are minuscule compared to a car to even an inexpensive car so I usually buy the higher end there. At least in brand and certain performance areas. For example, SATA over HDD (although no longer an issue) and RAM, but not usually the processor since heavy processing isn't something I need constantly. I mention computers because I assume most of here appreciate our Macs and know people that would buy things we would consider very expensive and then cheap out on a computer, often using the excuse, "A $500 Windows PC is fine for me because I don't do much on a computer." While that may be true, in my experience, as soon as people get a Mac they tend to do a lot more with their "PC" because of the ease of use, additional resources available to the user's needs, and lack of tweaking and correcting oft needed with Windows. I used to use taking a screenshot and putting it on the desktop as an example of how Mac OS X is more thought-out for the user.
  • Reply 35 of 38
    yuck9yuck9 Posts: 112member

    Or the yacht that Steve Jobs built before his death. Saw a video where it's still parked in it's slip and has not been used. 

  • Reply 36 of 38
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    solipsismy wrote: »
    I'm that way. As much as I love cars — Top Gear is hands down my favourite show on TV, bar none — the amount of time I spend in them along with the depreciation just doesn't seem to warrant the expense. I have no problem with those that do, but for me, I just can't stand it. In fact, I just bought a new utility van for my part time work, and despite getting the highest end model with the technology package I opted not to get the painted bumpers that cost more. They look nicer than the black plastic but a slight scrap will pull that paint off which I just hate seeing. I can't even imagine what I'd do if I came back from shopping and saw a scratch or ding in a $100k+ car.

    Now when it comes to CE, the prices are minuscule compared to a car to even an inexpensive car so I usually buy the higher end there. At least in brand and certain performance areas. For example, SATA over HDD (although no longer an issue) and RAM, but not usually the processor since heavy processing isn't something I need constantly. I mention computers because I assume most of here appreciate our Macs and know people that would buy things we would consider very expensive and then cheap out on a computer, often using the excuse, "A $500 Windows PC is fine for me because I don't do much on a computer." While that may be true, in my experience, as soon as people get a Mac they tend to do a lot more with their "PC" because of the ease of use, additional resources available to the user's needs, and lack of tweaking and correcting oft needed with Windows. I used to use taking a screenshot and putting it on the desktop as an example of how Mac OS X is more thought-out for the user.

    Personally, I'd not indulge in a high-end sportscar unless I had a closed course with no one else around. I'm a pretty good driver, even at high speeds, it's the other people on the road I have a problem with.
  • Reply 37 of 38
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Or the yacht that Steve Jobs built before his death. Saw a video where it's still parked in it's slip and has not been used. 


    It seems to be active. PUBLISHED: 21:07 EST, 25 February 2015 UPDATED: 12:24 EST, 28 February 2015



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2969708/Moment-Steve-Jobs-120million-super-yacht-slips-Simpson-Bay-Bridge-Caribbean-without-scratch.html#ixzz3TcuUp3LJ 

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    Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs currently owns the ship, which has been seen in Montanegro, Palma, Gibraltar and Horta Azores according to Shipspotting.com.

    The ship was recently underway west of Saba, another Dutch island in the Caribbean, according to Marine Traffic."





    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2969708/Moment-Steve-Jobs-120million-super-yacht-slips-Simpson-Bay-Bridge-Caribbean-without-scratch.html#ixzz3TcuKAIIY 

     

  • Reply 38 of 38
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    Personally, I'd not indulge in a high-end sportscar unless I had a closed course with no one else around. I'm a pretty good driver, even at high speeds, it's the other people on the road I have a problem with.

    1) I bought a new car in 2013. Within a month after a I got a tiny rock flew up and created a small hole in the windshield right in front of my field of view. I got it repaired per my insurance where they send someone out to fill and seal the hole so it doesn't get worst, but you can see it. I would hope a decent race track wouldn't have such partials on the tracks to cause that issue.

    2) There have at least a couple episodes of Top Gear where they test a car that isn't road legal but still for sale to the average customer by a "supercar" maker. In at least one of them the car is kept by the maker and you schedule time to drive it around a closed track.

    3) This may sound sad but there is really only one reason I wish I was both really famous -and- a multi-billionaire... so I could be the 'star in a reasonably priced car' on Top Gear, but only after I send a team to secretly measure every aspect of their track, get the car and then practice driving until I can drive that track in that car as well as the professional drivers on that show. And because it's often wet that would include having sprinklers designed to spray the track with varying levels of water so that can be tested. Crazy reason to want to be rich and famous, huh? The heart wants what the heart wants. :smokey:
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