upercar possession within the UK reached a file excessive in 2021 as millionaires caught in lockdowns used pent-up financial savings to deal with themselves to a brand new Ferrari or Lambo.
Over 18,000 supercars have been added to the UK’s roads in 2021, a rise of 19% on the earlier 12 months, with Ferraris being the preferred autos after nearly 12,000 have been bought, in keeping with knowledge from accountancy agency Hacker Younger.
Lamborghini gross sales jumped nearly 60% to three,849 autos. It’s believed the hike in gross sales is all the way down to the supercar’s reputation with crypto traders, with the “The place Lambo?” meme of an ape being repeatedly shared amongst Bitcoin fanatics.
UHY Hacker Younger associate David Kendrick stated: “The wash of cash from the federal government and central banks into the economic system has inadvertently helped supercar gross sales in sudden methods comparable to ‘in a single day’ cryptocurrency millionaires and very low price finance for supercars.”
“Ferrari stays the most important promoting supercar, however Lamborghini is rapidly turning into the supercar of alternative amongst crypto traders.”
London’s swanky districts of Mayfair and Belgravia got here high within the UK for supercar possession with a mixed 553 automobiles, intently adopted by Kensington and Chelsea with 507 of the luxurious autos.
The typical supercar bought for £770,000 within the UK, whereas costs for a brand new Bugatti begin at a staggering £1.4 million. The typical worth for a brand new automobile is £42,054, in keeping with What Automotive? knowledge, whereas costs begin at £18,385 for the UK’s hottest automobile, the Ford Fiesta.
The UK’s supercar market is poised for a downturn within the coming months, nevertheless, as rising inflation and rate of interest rises make investing within the luxurious autos much less enticing. Crypto traders could also be much less eager – or certainly in a position – to buy a brand new Lambo extra lately, as the value of Bitcoin has fallen nearly 50% for the reason that begin of the 12 months.