You’d want your shoes, gloves, and audio speakers to come in pairs. But, supercars?
The seller says the stunning combo are “both obviously the limited production and track focused editions” and “are only to be sold as a pair and are not available individually.”
That’s an expensive sum, but can be seen as a bargain considering what each costs separately. Here the 458 Speciale cost $550,000 new, but good luck finding one under $700K second-hand. Right now the 675LT costs $616,250 before on-roads.
Another reminder: “Possibly the only opportunity to purchase a matching pair of these already legendary machines, one the first of its type, the other possibly the last of its naturally-aspirated type.”
In other words, if you don’t want to drive ’em, they’re a solid investment. McLaren only produced 500 units of its 497kW/700Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged supercar that pinched carbonfibre and suspension components from the hypercar P1 to shed 100kg and achieve a 2.9sec 0-100km/h.
Ferrari belted out a few more of its 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 grand finale, with 445kW (at 9000rpm!) and 540Nm making the 458 Speciale the brand’s most powerful non-turbo engine of its cylinder count ever, helping the rear-drive coupe achieve a 3sec 0-100km/h.
Both models use a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, both are built in 2015, the Bianco White Ferrari has 1590 miles (2559km), the Pearl White McLaren 292mi (470km).
The ‘his and hers’ pair also include carbonfibre racing seats, with the 675LT draping the lightweight material over the mirror caps, sills and cabin. The 458 Speciale gets Nart Blue mirrors, racing stripe and Scuderia wing shield.
In this Continental comparison test, we get the feeling the only winner is the buyer.
Pics: Alastair Bols