Buying a car is a simple process. You go to the dealership, pick out the one you want, and the let the haggling over the doormats and the undercoating commence.The cars on this list, though, are a little different. Take the gorgeous new Ferrari LaFerrari. Even if you do happen to have a spare $1.13 million lying around, don’t bother calling your Ferrari dealer. If Ferrari thinks you deserve of one its 499 masterpieces, it will call and offer the privilege of such a masterpiece to you.
That’s what sets these dream cars apart, and makes this list of the world’s top ten great cars a bit special.Let’s face it; we may never see one of these cars in the flesh – let alone own one – but that’s true of the Mona Lisa, too. And that doesn’t stop people traveling around the world to see her.
These cars are more than just insane pieces of engineering capable of transporting you to 60 mph faster than lightning striking a cheetah; they are cultural treasures.Just a heads up, we’ve excluded classic cars that are being sold at auctions and are widely unavailable. So don’t expect to see Steve McQueen’s Mustang from Bullitt on here.
Price is (US $845,000)
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined sports plug-in hybrid designed by Porsche and first shown as a concept at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. The Spyder is powered by a 4.6 litre V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower (453 kW), with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower (208 kW) for a combined output of 887 horsepower (661 kW). It is the second plug-in hybrid car from Porsche, after the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid.The production version was unveiled at the September 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 918 Spyder is a limited edition supercar, and Porsche plans to manufacture 918 units as a 2014 model year. Production began on September 18, 2013, with deliveries scheduled to begin in December 2013.The starting price is US$845,000.
Price is: $1.15 million
The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid supercar by English automotive manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The concept car debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013.The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013.
It is considered to be the long-awaited McLaren F1 successor utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology. It does not have the same three seat layout as its predecessor. The design of the headlights is also very similar to the shape of the McLaren logo. Just like the McLaren F1 road car of 1992, the McLaren P1 is a rear-wheel drive, mid-engine design that uses a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell used in the current MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider upgrade that came out in early 2012.
Hennessey Venom GT:-
Price is: $1.1Million
The Hennessey Venom GT is an American sports car manufactured by Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering. It was revealed on March 29, 2010.
On January 21, 2013, the Venom GT set an average 0–300 kilometres per hour (0–190 mph) acceleration time of 13.63 seconds. In addition, the car set an unofficial record for 0–200 mph (0–320 km/h) acceleration at 14.51 seconds, beating the Koenigsegg Agera R’s time of 14.53 seconds, making it the unofficial fastest accelerating car in the world.
On April 3, 2013, the Hennessy Venom GT crested 427.6 km/h (265.7 mph) over the course of 2 miles (3.2 km) during testing at United States Naval Air Station Lemoore in Lemoore, California. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers. However, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport still holds the Guinness World Record of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph).
Price is : $1.2Million
Zenvo or Zenvo Automotive is a Danish sports car company located in Præstø on the Danish island of Zealand. It is managed by Jesper Jensen, who is also the founder of Jensen car maker, created the founder and financier, and Troels Vollertsen. The name ‘Zenvo’ is derived from a combination of their names.
Zenvo Automotive was founded in 2004. The prototype was completed in December 2008 and after the final phase of testing, production began in 2009.The designation of the car is Zenvo ST1. Only 15 cars are to be built and will be sold to approved customers.
The Zenvo ST1 is now being sold in the United States with production being limited to only 3 cars per year. Distribution is being handled by a California-based company by the name of Red Sea Distribution. Cost of the U.S. based model is estimated at 1.8 million USD, which includes a free watch valued at $50,000.
Price is : $1.3Million
Monarchs and rappers can rest easy, because this next car may have been designed for them. It’snot as fast as the other cars on this list, but it does come with far more appointments and luxuries.
For $1.3 million dollars, you get a hermetically sealed chauffeur compartment, which will isolate you from the commoner you have employed to drive you about. You also get a fully retractable roof which allows you to wave to your adoring subjects as you drive by.
When you tire of such attention you can open up your refrigerator and pull out a bottle of Crystal or the distilled blood of a pope and relax.
Price is : $1.6Million
The Koenigsegg Agera is a mid-engined sports car made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg as of 2011. It is a successor to the Koenigsegg CCX/CCXR. The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb ‘agera’ which means “to act” or “to take action”.
Apparently, while the Koenigsegg team roars around the circuit, Volvo execs watch from their offices, drink espresso, and remark at how unsafe the Agera R is. We doubt this story is true. But it makes the Agera R that much more appealing. We like to imagine the Koenigsegg horrifying the safety-obsessed Volvo brass.
And what frightens the Volvo folks so? It’s the Agera R’s 5.0-liter, 1,115 hp twin-turbo V8 that creates a king’s ransom in torque – 885 lb-ft to be precise. 60 mph is quickly conquered by the Agera R in 2.9 seconds. And the Swedish wedge of carbon will hit a maximum top speed of 260 mph.
Price is : $1.61Million
The Lamborghini Reventon is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was the most expensive Lamborghini road car until the Lamborghini Veneno was launched, costing two million dollars (~€1.5 million, or ~£840,000).Its top speed was recorded in Dubai, UAE at 221 miles per hour (355.7 km/h). The official press release stated that only 20 vehicles would be sold to the public, with one additional car (marked as 00/20) produced for the Lamborghini Museum. Although early rumors indicated the total number would actually be 100, each Reventón is stamped with its number in the sequence of 20 between the driver’s and passenger’s seats.
Despite the exterior being new, almost all the mechanical elements (including the engine) are sourced directly from the Murcielago LP640. According to the official press release, the Reventón exterior styling was inspired by “the fastest airplanes”.
Aston Martin One-77:-
Price is : $1.8Million
The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupe built by Aston Martin. It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a “Savile Row tailored skirt” throughout the show,before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and deliveries from the beginning of 2011.There was a limited run of 77 cars, giving part of the name of the One-77,and sold for GB£1,150,000.
The British supercar comes packing a 7.3-liter V12 engine that ever so politely doles out 750 hp and 533 lb-ft. Top speed is clocked at 220 mph while a 0-60 sprint takes 3.4 seconds.
The One-77 is the ultimate expression of the refined supercar. This is not for the lead singer of future Metallicas, but for a particularly discrete and tasteful Saudi Prince – or perhaps James Bond.
Yes, $1.8 million is a lot to ask. But when you’re Aston Martin, and only building 77 examples of the car, it’s par for the course.
Bugatti Veyron Legend Meo Constantini:-
Price is : $2.8 Million
The Bugatti Veyron is getting to that point in its life where it can wax reflective and nostalgic. Thats where the Legend Meo Constantini comes in. Built to commemorate friend of Bugatti founder, and two time winner of the Targa Folorio – in a Bugatti 35.
Constantini was just the sort of aristocratic wack job that made early motor racing great, so its appropriate that Bugatti honored him with such a mental car.
Underneath the Legend is a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster. It draws a hyper-godly 1,200 hp from its W16. This is good for a top speed of 254 mph, it might be a bit slower than the Veyron Super Sport, but its much prettier. The carbon fiber is painted French Racing Blue, and the aluminum is left to its own burnished glory. Maps of the Targa Florio and other racing scenes are laser etched in both the exterior and interior. This isn’t just a face melting speed machine, its also a work of art.
Price is : $3.4Million
The Lykan Hypersport is a supercar produced by W Motors, a Lebanese based company founded in 2012. It is the first Lebanese supercar. W Motors plans to only produce seven units of the car. The first production Lykan HyperSport is scheduled to be launched at the International Dubai Motor Show 2013 in November.
it is purportedly good for 245 mph, and a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds. Amazingly, this acceleration comes courtesy of a turbocharged V6, which, compared to some of the mammoth V12s sported by cars on this list, seems positively demure.
If those performance figures don’t jump off the page, don’t worry the Lykan Hypersport has an ace up its sleeve. W Motors didn’t just focus on performance, they have the tech madness and sheer excess side of hypercars covered. Those handsomely aggressive LED lights are covered in diamonds, and the information about how far over the speed limit you are going is conveyed by a holographic display
Price is : $4Million
We should have expected something this mad for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, but somehow we were still surprised. The Veneno is simply jaw-dropping.
It may not be the most beautiful supercar, but it is still one of the coolest. I still have to remind myself that I am actually looking at photos of it rather than a concept drawing or a computer generation.
But the Veneno isn’t all looks and no go. The name is Spanish for “poison” and boy is that appropriate. The naturally aspirated V12 – because turbos are for sissies – hammers out 750 horsepower. This Italian thunderclap will bring to 60 in 2.8 seconds, probably faster than sound can leave your body during a terrified scream.
The big wing on the back is encouraging. Either it will help keep the car on the road or it means that the Veneno is in accordance with FAA regulations, which is good until you realize that means it was designed to fly. Gulp.
It gets better too, because Lambo has recently gone ahead with a convertible version. The “poison” Spyder is just as fast, and even more mental. With speeds approaching 220 mph in an open top car, lets just say you are going to need goggles.
Even the batmobile looks tame in comparison to the Veneno and it probably costs less too.