When does an auto loan become a mortgage? When you start purchasing cars like these.
This list of supercars puts my Toyota Prius to shame in every way. Let’s be honest–even if I took out a mortgage to build my dream home, I don’t think the cost would come close to the value of these supercars.
For the sake of simplicity, I left out the classic cars in this list, and this list is by no means exhaustive. So get ready to go on a fantasy joyride with ten cars that are worth as much as your dream home.
Supercar #10: The McLaren P1 ($1.1 Million)
McLaren is an auto manufacturer that requires no introduction. The same brand that brought you the legendary McLaren F1, the first production car to reach the speed of 230mph, has now introduced their newest model, the McLaren P1.
The P1 aims to be the best driver’s car in the world, and is well on its way to earning that title. The design is extremely aerodynamic, with every inch of the automobile “designed by air.” Although the P1 may not reach the same top speed that the F1 could, its acceleration takes the cake. The P1 can hit 0-60 in less than three seconds, and hits over 180mph in under 17 seconds – significantly faster than its predecessor and many of its competitors.
How does it do this? With a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, coupled to a single electric motor, combining for an astonishing 903 horsepower. The P1 is also designed to be more efficient, allowing the driver to travel over 6 miles in electric-only mode.
Supercar #9: Hennessey Venom GT ($1.2 Million)
The Hennessey Venom GT is the pride of U.S. manufacturers Hennessey Performance, based in Texas. By packing a mind-blowing 1261 horsepower engine, the Venom GT can reach top speeds of 278mph, and hits 253mph within a mile of acceleration.
The only problem is, even if you happen to have $1.2 million laying around, you might have to wait a while before you can buy the Venom GT. Hennessey only sold 29 units worldwide last year, and each car takes over six months to build. Better take out that $1.2 million mortgage now!
Supercar #8: The Maybach 62 S Landaulet Convertible ($1.3 Million)
The Mercedes Landaulet was made for rappers. In fact, a famous rapper recently purchased one. According to TMZ, hip hop artist and rap star, Tyga, recently bought himself this $1.3 million beauty then added another $1 million worth of improvements to it. Other notable rappers and hip hop artists to own the 62 S include Jay Z and Bird Man.
And why not? The horsepower and torque of the 62 S puts even the best pickup trucks to shame. The 62 S Landaulet features twin-turbo Mercedes V-12 with 612hp and 738 ft-lbs of torque at 2000 rpm. Compare that to the Ford F-150, which boasts 411hp and 434 ft-lbs of torque at 4500 rpm.
The 62 S Landaulet isn’t like most supercars, though. This car’s front section is designed for a chauffer, and features a removable divider for privacy. The convertible only opens in the back, specifically designed with the passenger in mind.
Supercar #7: Ferrari LaFerrari ($1.3Million)
As you can tell, Ferrari is much more innovative with their car designs than they are with their car names. The Ferrari LaFerrari (translated to The Ferrari The Ferrari) is one of the innovators behind the hybrid supercar trend.
The LaFerrari’s V12 and electric motor combine for an astonishing 963 horsepower, and can still power you from 0-60mph in under three seconds. Pretty impressive for a hybrid, huh?
Ferrari planned total production of just 499 LaFerraris in 2014.
Supercar #6: The Koenigsegg Agera R ($1.6 Million)
In the words of Koenigsegg, “The Agera R is the result of Koenigsegg’s endless pursuit of perfection.” This is no understatement, as the Agera R has hit top speeds of 273mph. The Agera R offers a whopping 1140 horsepower, and is the only roadster hypercar to have a detachable and stowable hardtop, allowing the driver to have the best of both worlds.
Often compared to the Bughatti Veyron Super Sport, the Agera R can accelerate from 0-200mph in just 17.68 seconds.
Supercar #5: Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster ($1.8 Million)
If you are interested in buying a Zonda Cinque Roadster, you may want to consider using the $1.8 Million to buy a house. Pagani only built five of them for 2014, making the Zonda Cinque Roadster the rarest car on this list.
The Zonda Cinque Roadster is made of some of the finest materials known to man. This supercar has a carbon fiber body and magnesium titanium adjustable suspension. This lightweight design allows the Zonda Cinque Roadster to rocket 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds, then to 125mph in an additional 6.2 seconds until eventually topping out at a brain-blasting 217mph. Good luck withstanding those winds without a roof!
Supercar #4: The Aston Martin One-77 ($1.8 Million)
The Aston Martin One-77’s 7.3-litre Cosworth-fettled V12 engine is most powerful naturally aspirated production engine in the world. Surprisingly, the One-77 is also widely considered the easiest supercar to drive. Although this car possesses enough power to pull your cheeks back when you accelerate, the One-77 drives very smoothly, and doesn’t seem to operate with an overt need to showcase the incredible power that it possesses.
Compared to the other supercars on this list, the One-77 accelerates at a much steadier pace. This results in a slightly lower 0-60mph acceleration of 3.7 seconds, but favors luxury over strict performance. The sleek exterior design allows this “modest” car to reach top speeds of up to 220mph, and boy does the One-77 look great while doing so.
Aston Martin made 77 of the One-77s (get it!), and they sold like wildfire. If you are financially fortunate enough to purchase one of these works of art, you better start looking in the used car market.
Supercar #3: Bughatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ($2.5 Million)
Bughatti has made headlines over the past few years, and the Grand Sport Vitesse is no exception. This $2.5 million supercar boasts a 0-60mph speed of 2.6 seconds, making it the fastest 0-60mph car on this list. The Grand Sport Vitesse has been clocked at top speeds of 255+mph, but with the top off, the car is limited to 233mph. You better be wearing goggles if you hit that speed with the top down.
To put the acceleration of the Grand Sport Vitesse in perspective, the Mercedes C250 coupe accelerates from 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds. In that same amount of time, the Bughatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse will have already reached 124mph.
Supercar #2: The W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4 Million)
Welcome to the pride of Lebanon, the Lykan Hypersport. The first thing you will notice about this car is the sharp carbon composite exterior of the car. The exterior is impressive, but not as impressive as what’s under the hood. The Hypersport chose to break the convention of V8 and V12 supercars, and stuck with a turbocharged V6 engine. Sound inferior? Well that V6 powers the Hypersport to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 245mph.
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Oh, and how could we forget… The Hypersport is the first production car ever made with an interactive holographic display that responds to motions and gestures. Ladies and gentlemen, the future is finally here.
Supercar #1: The Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5 Million)
Well, we’ve finally reached the most valuable car on our list, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. This car is an auto manufacturing masterpiece, but production will be limited to only nine units in all of 2014. The Veneno Roadster features an exterior design that could only be rivaled in movies. The exterior is made almost entirely out of carbon fiber, and features a large aerodynamic front with Y-shaped angular headlights. The back features four large exhaust pipes, huge side vents, and a rear wing that can be adjusted to three different positions.
The inside is just as incredible with lightweight bucket seats made partially out of Lamborghini’s patented Forged Composite, and carbon fiber composite everywhere. The surfaces of the cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner are made from CarbonSkin carbon fiber, which keeps the vehicle lightweight and contributes to its incredible acceleration and top speed.
The $4.5 Million pricetag makes the Veneno Roadster one of the most expensive cars in the world.