The sign of an apocalypse is when people watch youtube videos as any type of indication of cars or decision making.100% agree. I owned a 720s coupe and 720s Spider. I was shocked at how much the depreciate and how quickly. But more importantly, at least for me, is the build quality. My Ferraris have been way more reliable. And I am not some Ferrari troll on the McLaren forums - I have a P1 and a Senna and have my fingers crossed they will be more reliable than my others have been. I had a 765LT allocation but backed out. At the time I had the two 720s and just felt like it was too similar. Plus I didn't feel like I needed another track-focused car. Now I am glad I backed out as the reliability/devaluation scares the heck out of me. Don't watch the video podcast of the guy Behind the Glass on Mclaren if you are soft like me . TBH I really don't think the Pista is all that special compared to others, but in the right paint color it is stunning. And for now at least, the S duct is also attention grabbing. But long term, I don't see the Pista keeping up with Speciale values. I just sold my Speciale coupe as part of a 918 purchase and I got just about MSRP for the Speciale. No way any of these newer "limited" track cars will do that five years down the road.
An entire industry has cropped up to discuss road cars on social media. It's almost an extension of arguing/discussing Formula 1 but they bring it down to road cars, freaking road cars. What could one actually discuss on social media/youtube about road cars. The soup du jour is currently reliability . Could you imagine if people just interviewed mechanics and asked them to discuss recalls, cost of items, service bulletins, how long it takes to get parts, etc., It would be endless across all marques and one would never ever buy a car.
These videos is now just youtube people trying to remain relevant and talk about something/anything because there isn't much to really talk about road cars.
it doesn't escape me that the person being interviewed is a third party re-seller who has other cars for sale that he needs to indirectly pump up. (this is basically social media and comments in a nutshell. (trying to remain relevant and come up with topics and hidden agendas by people who are directly/indirectly in the business to create a narrative or keep a narrative going which helps them on their financial side of things).
Regarding re-sale value and speciale. Mine is $372K MSRP. Straight out buy from a wholesaler was $295K and that was two years ago. I'll get more in a trade if I overpay for the car that I'm buying (One of the reasons that dealers/re-sellers, etc., can sell cars at higher prices if a person is trying to trade in a car). I'll get much more for my speciale if I want to trade it in for another perhaps over-priced car. Its just moving money from one bucket to another.