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Have it Your Way: Top 10 Priciest Sports Car Add-Ons

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/23/2015 Nate Martinez

Imagine this scenario: The time has come to place an order for that fancy new sports car you've always wanted. You've amassed a nice chunk of change specifically for this purchase, so you're looking at all your options -- think Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chevrolet, Nissan, Jaguar, Maserati, or Dodge.

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You've got the color nailed down, but what about options? In this realm, options are aplenty. And as you can imagine, they're also not all that cheap. A lot are cool. Some are just silly.

We've compiled a list of options and accessories you can expect to see on your imaginary sports car's build sheet. From a $63,000 paint job to a $550 illuminated badge, you'll be shocked and awed by some of the priciest accoutrements on the market today.

1. Porsche 918 Spyder Magnesium Wheels: $32,500

Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype These exclusive shoes are derived from those used by racing machines, which means they’re extremely rigid, extraordinarily lightweight, and, yes, prohibitively expensive.

2. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Z07 Performance Package: $7,995

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Package© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Performance Package Tauter suspension, gargantuan Brembo brakes, and highly functional race-car-esque aerodynamics. Menacing? You’d better believe it.

3. Nissan GT-R Premium Sport Floor Mats with Carbon Fiber inserts: $1,075

Nissan GT R Premium Sport Floor Mat Carbon Fiber© Provided by MotorTrend Nissan GT R Premium Sport Floor Mat Carbon Fiber When you’re cruising in one of Japan’s most capable performance cars, your feet should rest upon mats of an equal caliber. These optional mud catchers include carbon-fiber inserts.

4. Jaguar F-Type R Carbon-Ceramic Brake Pack: $12,000

Jaguar F Type R Carbon Ceramic Brake Pack© Provided by MotorTrend Jaguar F Type R Carbon Ceramic Brake Pack To stop one very powerful Brit, one needs very powerful brakes. The six-piston front, four-piston rear calipers bite into 15.7-inch carbon-ceramic-matrix rotors (15-inch rear), so stopping from insane speeds confidently won’t be an issue.

5. Audi R8 Carbon-Fiber Engine Overlays: $3,600

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Need that extra somethin’ somethin’? Throw a few carbon-fiber coverings atop your 4.2-liter V-8 (the V10 Plus model is shown above). Have a towel ready. People will be drooling.

6. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Illuminated Star: $550

2014 Mercedes Benz E Class© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Mercedes Benz E Class Day or night, let it be known that you’re driving a 550-horsepower autobahn-stormer made by Mercedes-Benz.

7. Porsche 911 GT3 Lightweight Bucket Seats: $4,730

2014 Porsche 911 GT3© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 With a fixed backrest, large bolsters, and elevated thigh support, these thrones are capable of holding passengers’ bodies erect during the gravitational trauma of spirited driving. Also, they look awesome.

8. Maserati Gran Turismo MC Exterior Carbon Package: $8,300

2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC© Provided by MotorTrend 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC The trendy obsession with carbon fiber doesn’t end in the cabin. Check this option box to have the pricey composite dress up that Pininfarina exterior, as well.

9. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Satin Black Aluminum Hood: $995

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Add a pinch more spice to the already-tasty Hellcat dish. The vents are fully functional, so cooling all that Hemi hotness won’t be a problem.

10. Porsche 918 Spyder Liquid Metal Paint: $63,000

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Now, this is crazy. Ten layers of paint (not the usual four) are applied to its carbon-fiber body panels. A light sanding is done between each layer to ensure bonding is up to snuff. Then a thicker-than-usual clearcoat is applied for the ultimate shimmer.

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