1) 2014 Lamborghini Veneno
Let the expletives fly, if not for the cool outrageous badass design, then for the price. The Lamborghini Veneno’s styling is about as extreme as you can get outside a Hot Wheels factory, or a boyhood fantasy. But add in the Lamborghini Veneno’s $4,000,000 price tag (not to mention a production run of just three cars), and any childhood-like excitement turns slowly into sobering reality: you will, unfortunately, never get to drive this car.
2) 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
In a game of one upmanship, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 has kept its price—and top speed—at the top through numerous derivatives. The Grand Sport Vitesse is the last of the batch, offering all the power of the record-breaking Super Sport in the open-top Grand Sport. If its two-and-a-quarter-million price tag doesn’t scare you, its 1,200 horsepower and 255-mile-per-hour top speed will.
3) 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
You balked at the Prius in 1997. You snickered at the Tesla in 2008. Now, you’re clamoring for not just a Ferrari but the Ferrari with battery power. The first Ferrari with hybrid technology just happens to be the most provocative — and the most expensive. From its 949-horsepowr, HYbrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System (HY-KERS)-juiced power plant to a 1.3-million-euro asking price, the LaFerrari, along with two other cars
on this list, will make you rethink how you feel about electric motors, and you’re current profession.
4) 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R
Using the higher octane and cooling abilities of E85 biofuel to create 1,140 horsepower, the Koenigsegg Agera R is another supercar that proves that environmentally pleasing technologies can benefit gearheads. It will cost you around $200,000 more for the R. No word on how much for the 2014 Agera S.
5) 2013 Pagani Huayra
The 719-horsepower Pagani Huayra actually went up $200,000 for the new year,
securing its spot as one of the world’s most expensive cars.
6) 2014 McLaren P1
A million-dollar, carbon-fiber-bodied McLaren has aspirations of becoming the best driver’s car in the world. If it feels as though you are suffering from déjà vu, fear not; it’s not 1993 and the supercar-market bubble isn’t about to burst. It just took us 20 years to catch up to the F1’s astronomical price. Luckily, the P1 takes the reins with an advanced combination of twin-turbo and electric power good for 903 ponies.
7) 2013 Hennessey Venom GT
The Hennessey Venom GT may just be the fastest accelerating car in the world, taking home Guinness World Record’s fastest 0–300 km/h record by a production car after hitting 186 miles per hour in just 13.63 seconds. Even at one-million dollars, it sounds like a bargain.
8) 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
Whether you like to hug tree or curves, the Porsche 918 Spyder has you covered. A 500-horsepower V-8 joins a pair of electric motors for blissful performance even while returning amazing miles to the gallon. Its true test rests, however, in the new crop of supercars using electric motors to enhance performance.
9) Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
Compared to the other cars on our list, the last two seem downright affordable. That is, until you remember they are still a few options away from half of a million dollars. The Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB takes the already, ahem, pronounced Phantom and stretches it even farther. The result is a massive limousine that’ll eat 20 feet of parking space.
10) Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
Even hefty price tags can’t stop the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster from raking in 15-months’ worth of orders. Blame its voracious V-12 engine, eye-transfixing styling and, now, the fact that shares its components
with a car costing more than eight times as much. (See the number one car on our list.) That’s one way to make $450,000 feel like a deal.
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