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10 Expensive Cars That Are Too Nice To Take Out Of The Garage

Some expensive cars are so good that they shouldn't be allowed in the streets.

Gearheads will never understand "the other people." You know, the friends you have who just don't get it. For them, a car is what takes you from A to B. They don't care if it's red, white, brown, or covered in spots. As long as it works, it's good.

The six-figure car is the most irritating one. When it's a $1.4 million Ferrari, you will forever be gawking. Even the Lamborghini Aventador, at $400,000 is way beyond the realms of reality. No one is expecting you to ever quite manage the $100,000 purchase, but let's face it, it isn't impossible. Social media influencers and overnight reality stars are racking up the cash in lighting speed, and you never know – you could be next. At the same time, wherever you are in your career, it's not impossible that one day, you could be looking at a $100,000-a-year salary. It's a stretch, but it happens.

If anyone clicked on this, though, chances are they care about those wheels. Are they following people on social media just to get glimpses of their cars? Does watching an expensive car get scratched up make them wince (on behalf of the car)? Until you get that $100,000, though, here are 10 cars worth that amount that need to be taken off the streets.

MERCEDES-BENZ G-CLASS: $119,900

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Luxury SUVs are something that motorheads can rave about all day. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a boxy, boulder-crushing, off-roading car that totally earns its luxury SUV status – but there's a price tag to match. Pricing ranges from around $120,000 to upwards of $218,000.

Celeb owners include Kylie Jenner, Iggy Azalea , Sylvester Stallone, T.I., and Kim K.

Its got a rugged feelv– the lack of driver-assisted technologies is marked, but owners love the authentic feel. It also offers a mammoth 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

BMW I8: $140,700

BMW I8

You can't say that BMW doesn't know how to make a beautiful car. The BMW I8 is somewhat of a plug-in hybrid model – BMW designed it to compete against the Porsche 911. Ultimately, they were aiming for packaging up all the coolest tech while still delivering a seamless driving experience. The result was a sweeping silhouette, a long wheelbase, short overhangs, and scissor doors– those doors. Amazingly, this eco-efficient model is pretty planet-friendly (as sports cars go). It'll cost you $140,700, so... wish-list material, clearly.

RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED: $103,195

Range Rover Supercharged

The Range Rover started out as an off-road vehicle for practical uses – the Queen drives one around her Sandringham estate. Now that 007 James Bond is putting things right one Range Rover at a time, the car is a statement. Every celeb in Hollywood owns one. Although, to be fair, they can afford the $103,195 price tag – the starting price for the Supercharged model. This SUV is super sleek inside, glitzy outside, and the engines have a serious surplus of power.

DODGE VIPER GTS: $107,995

Dodge Viper GTS

Tiny, low, and super fast, the Dodge Viper GTS might have been overshadowed by Dodge's Hellcat vehicles, but it's still on a lot of wish-lists. It's also the closest thing to a Shelby Cobra you can buy new. You're looking at a 645 horsepower, corner-gripping, eye-catching little number that is part of the Viper's four trims. Don't kid yourself that the others are much cheaper than this $107,995 model. The GTS and ACR are the most expensive– no chance of getting either of those for under $100,000.

MERCEDES-BENZ AMG CLS63: $108,900

Mercedes-Benz CLS

The Mercedes-Benz CLS was a $68,000 car... until AMG got ahold of it. The CLS comes in five trim packages – four of them are actually under $80,000, but this upscale model will cost you $108,900.

Mercedes-Benz was named after the Austrian diplomat car enthusiast who raced DMG automobiles under the pseudonym of his daughter, Mercedes Jellinek.

What's the extra $30,000 buying you? 577 horsepower (versus 402), performance suspension and breaks, plus all the state-of-the-art tech goodies Mercedes-Benz has to offer.

AUDI A8 L W12: $137,900

Audi A8 L W12

German cars are built like rocks. You see it in BMW, Volkswagen, and Audi. This auto company has been upping its game on the style front, though. The Audi A8 L W12 comes with a domineering grille snout – the ultimate status badge. This model clocks in at $137,900. Behind the saloon exterior, there's a mammoth 6.3-liter engine, 500 horsepower, and a range of 18-inch alloy wheels that can be customized into the middle of next week. For that much power, this car is also surprisingly quiet.

PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S COUPE: $103,400

The Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

Gone are the days when a Porsche was a car "the rich guy you know" drives. The Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe is now $103,400 (and then some). The specs on the latest models are amazing. 6 piston-firing cylinders and electromechanical power-assisted steering come with variable steering ratio and pulse generator. Turbo-charging hasn't ruined the Carrera – if anything, it's made the iconic car more beautiful. An Evo reviewer called the overall grip of the car "staggering." So is the 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4: $100,000

Porsche Cayman GT4

Sneaky, sneaky. At exactly $100,000 this luxury sports car is making a statement. $100,000 is the minimum that Porsche will accept for their iconic Cayman GT4 model, although customization will cost you way more. This car was built by the motorsports team over at Porsche. It's got the 386 horsepower, the 3.8-liter flat six from the Carrera S, the suspension from the GT3, and an old-school gearbox option that's a 6-speed stick shift. For some reason, yellow models seem to sell better than any other color.

BMW ALPINA B6 GRAN COUPE: $122,500

BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

This BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe was snapped on the streets of Zagreb, Croatia. Unfortunately, it costs just as much there as it does over in the US. Much like the Audi 7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS, this BMW is not a $100,000 car in its base form. The 6 series offers a pretty wide variety of trim packages that lift up the base price of $77,600. Before you know it, though, you've reached $100,000. 600 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds pretty nice.

ACURA NSX: $156,000

Acura NSX

A beauty inside and out, the Acura NSX is probably the closest thing you can get to a Porsche 918. This car shines for being a super-technical and super-thrilling supercar that fans are still going nuts about. It has three motors joining the mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 engine sending power to all four wheels.

The Acura NSX reaches 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds.

This car is complicated. The electric motors drive the front wheels and each operates independently. Probably why it costs $156,000.