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Top 10 most expensive spare wheels

In the quest for fuel efficiency, car manufacturers are increasingly replacing the spare tyre with a much lighter repair kit, relegating the spare to the options list – and forcing car buyers to pay extra for something that was once standard issue. So, here are the 10 cars whose spare tyres will deflate your bank balance most significantly.

We’ve only included those cars that come with a tyre repair kit as standard, so that the only way to get a spare is to buy one optionally. 

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Maserati GranTurismo: £600

The prize for most expensive alternative to the tyre repair kit goes to Maserati, for charging £600 to GranTurismo and GranCabrio owners for a 17-inch or 18-inch spacesaver spare. By comparison the Ghibli’s £295 wheel, which would put it at number five on this list if we’d separated out the individual offerings of manufacturers, is an absolute steal.

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