Choosing a supercar is never an easy task. For the super-rich, a Toyota simply isn’t going to cut it when they slip behind the wheel. There is a market for supercars and hypercars out there that travel at speeds beyond the realms of possibility on the freeway, and retail at prices beyond mere mortals until they locate a winning lottery ticket or undiscovered oil supply in their backyard.
When money is no object, however, there is no shortage of selection when it comes to picking out the next supercar to fill a garage.
Got a spare few million sitting pretty in your bank account, or feel that you may be able to rustle up a similar amount by checking your couch cushions?
Read on to discover 50 of the fastest – and costliest – supercars and hypercars on the market. Taking control of any one of these would be enough to send Richard Petty green with envy.
Average Price – $7m
Think supercar and the chances are you think Ferrari. With that mind, when a model calls itself LaFerrari – the definitive article, no less – sit up and pay attention.
The LaFerrari makes 60 mph from a standing start in just 2.4 seconds and tops out at 217 mph, with a 6.3-litre V12 engine that actually releases low emissions, helping the supercar gain road legal status.
You can still take the LaFerrari out on the racetrack though, with hugely responsive power handling – and an impressive engine noise that will make it clear just what you are working with.
The LaFerrari is an intuitive drive that will delight anybody lucky enough to slip behind the wheel – less of a car, and more of a magnificent sensory experience that’s impossible to replicate any other way.
499 of these astonishing hypercars were made – priced at a little over $1m each – and to the surprise of absolutely nobody they sold out at the time, it takes these luxury drives to take a lap.
In late December one of these hypercars sold at auction for an excess of $7m, ensuring that the LaFerrari is surely the ultimate status symbol.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Average Price – $4.8m
We’re off to Sweden for the first of many Koenigsegg models that will make this list – this time it’s the CCXR Trevita that we’re profiling, loosely translated as Three Whites and a limited edition variation on the traditional CCXR.
Just two of these hypercars were built, all of which were pure white (hence the name – three were originally planned, before the complexity of the production reduced the output) and crafted from diamonds that enable the car to sparkle in the sun.
None other than Floyd Mayweather owned one of them, which is somewhat fitting for the man that goes by the nickname of Money; he dropped an eye-boggling $4.8m on the vehicle upon purchase, making it the most expensive street legal hypercar in the world, and has recently placed it up for auction.
It’s hard to imagine what price the supercar will reach, but we’re quietly confident that it’s beyond the reach of most mere mortals with an eBay account.
That price tag did buy the supercar’s new owner an acceleration of 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed in excess of 250 mph, however, all powered by a 4.8-liter twin-supercharged engine.
McLaren P1 GTR
Average Price – $4.2m
F1 specialists McLaren are synonymous with speed. After all, if a motor is good enough for Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda and Lewis Hamilton, then damn it all, it’s good enough for us.
The P1 GTR is your chance to experience the thrills and spills of F1 driving in a street-legal supercar – though seeing as the asking price runs in excess of $4m at the moment, you’ll have to crack open the piggy bank to get your hands on one of the 45 that were made available to purchase.
You’ll certainly be glad that you did so, as the P1 GTR reaches top speeds of 225 mph once it finds its wind, along with acceleration of 0-60 in as little as 2.4 seconds – thanks to a hybrid engine of 986 horsepower.
Once you slip behind the wheel of the P1 GTR you’ll find the cockpit largely designed for track use, but that’s the natural home of this hypercar – handling smoothly and safely, without sacrificing any of the exhilaration of the race day experience, the P1 GTR has to be driven to be believed.
McLaren P1 LM
Average Price – $4m
First came the McLaren P1, a road-legal supercar that the manufacturers intended to be used for the average millionaire on the street. The P1 GTR, a track-only celebration of the popular model, followed.
And now comes the P1 LM, a celebration of the classic F1 LM and limited to just 5 productions models – though with a $4m price tag, there won’t be too many eligible buyers lining up anyway.
It appears that every supercar on the road and track can lay claim to a record-breaking lap time on the Nurburgring, but when it’s McLaren that make such a suggestion it makes sense to sit up and listen, especially when it comes to the P1 LM.
Boasting a twin-turbo V8 engine with horsepower of 986, reaching 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and topping out at around 217 mph.
The performance and handling match the price sticker – this a high performing Formula 1 vehicle in the clothing of a sexy and sporty supercar that’ll turn visitors to a garage green with envy. A dream drive on either road or track, the P1 GT is a rare case of performance matching hype.
Average Price – $4m
There may be faster hypercars on the market than the Lamborghini Veneno, there are none more expensive – or exclusive.
Only three of these supercars were ever built (and all three were snapped up before the cars were even ready to be shipped), one in white, one in red one in green, designed to pay tribute to Lamborghini’s Italian heritage.
In addition, the Veneno was created as a celebration of the manufacturer’s 50th anniversary – somewhat fitting, as the Veneno is the gold standard for luxury motoring.
The A 6.5-liter V-12 engine hosts a motor with 750 kWh, topping out at around 220mph.
You may not be able to pick up an original Lamborghini Veneno, but if you have a spare $4m burning a hole in your pocket you could be able to invest in a topless roadster model with the same specs – though again, only nine of these were produced.
Four exhausts mean that the Veneno will not be popular with any eco-warrior neighbors, but owners need not worry – the car can reach 60 mph from a standing start in just under 3 seconds, ensuring that you can leave any bystander choking on your dust.
W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Average Price – $3.4m
Dubai-based manufacturers W Motors must have believed they were onto a surefire winner when their Lykan Hypersport hypercar featured in the blockbuster movie Furious 7, which is surely the world’s most effective advertising method for car porn.
Despite its billing as Arabia’s first supercar, however, the Lykan Hypersport is struggling to find buyers – something that is particularly notable when we consider that only 7 of them have actually been made.
Maybe it’s the $3.4m price tag that is proving to be off-putting to potential investors, though at least every cent is visible on the car – even the headlights are diamond encrusted.
There’s luxury, and there’s the Lykan Hypersport; and, in truth, it’s deluxe aesthetics that take priority over performance with this hypercar.
Sure, it can reach a top speed of 250 mph, boasts an engine horsepower of 770 and reach 60 mph in a little under 3 seconds – stats that rival the Bugatti Veyron – but it’s far from the quietest engine on the block.
Above all though, it’s that price sticker that must be deterring buyers – cutting the same check will pick up two rival supercars of equal or greater performance.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Average Price – $3m
Ever wanted to feel like James Bond? Of course, you have. Now that dream can come one step closer to becoming a reality with this hypercar – provided you have a spare $3m kicking around to spend on the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
You’ll also have to hold fire until 2019 to get your hands on the steering wheel as the vehicle isn’t ready until then, but get yourself on a waiting list if you’re interested.
The two-seater car has been built in conjunction with Red Bull Racing, which explains the purported 250 mph top speed and 2.5-second acceleration from 0 – 60 mph, while F1 similarly inspires the wheel – in addition to the rest of the cockpit.
The Valkyrie promises to be hugely aerodynamic and light to handle, perfect for racing through country roads, and it’ll certainly stand out from the crowd thanks to a unique and bespoke design.
We’ll have to wait and see if the Valkyrie actually lives up to these impressive promises and stats, but given the history of this British giant, the signs are looking positive that it will.
Average Price – $3m
Bugatti describes the Chiron as, “the most powerful, the fastest, the most luxurious and the most exclusive production super sports car,” and while they could potentially be accused of bias, those that can afford it tend not to regret layout out $3m on this hypercar.
The Chiron reaches 60 mph in just over 2 seconds and tops out at 261 mph. Unlike most cars of this ilk, the Chiron is not a hybrid car and instead runs exclusively on fossil fuels, a decision made to avoid adding extra weight to the vehicle.
Don’t mistake this lightness for a lack of size and potency though, as the Chiron boasts an 8.0-liter, W16 engine – despite running as quietly as a mouse – and it really is all about the engine power.
So much so that the Chiron has recently set a new world record for acceleration. Can you honestly say that you wouldn’t like to own a little piece of automobile history?
If the Bugatti Veyron blew your mind, you haven’t seen anything yet – the Chiron takes the potential shown by that previous model to a whole new level and is worth every cent of $3m if you can spare it.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Average Price – $2.9m
You can always rely on Lamborghini to deliver exclusivity with their luxury, and the Sesto Elemento is no exception – only twenty models were initially made in 2013 before two more followed in 2017.
The Sesto Elemento (or Sixth Element in its native Italian) was the world’s most expensive car upon initial production (at a little over $2m – how times have changed), and made its mark through its uncharacteristically light weight.
Tipping the scales at just 2,200lbs thanks to being primarily constructed from carbon fiber, the Sesto Elemento stands apart from a typical Lamborghini model thanks to a unique aesthetic.
What’s under the hood is largely identical though, thanks to an acceleration of 0-60 mph is just 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph.
This makes it somewhat surprising that the Sesto Elemento only comes with six speeds as opposed to the seven that one may associate with a hypercar, but that is not reflected in the performance of the V10 engine.
The vehicle handles with razor-sharp precision, and that bantamweight build – which, for the avoidance of doubt, is lighter than a mini – ensures that the car enjoys a low center of gravity that glides over any surface.
Average Price – $2.9m
The jewel in the crown of Swedish manufacturers Koenigsegg, the One:1 has a unique name designed to represent one-on-one – meaning that one unit of horsepower will be equivalent to one kilo of weight.
This makes the One:1 the most perfectly balanced supercar on the market, a handy marketing niche, but does it really justify an outlay of $2.85m?
Maybe not, but there’s plenty for those with that kind of money to toss around to love about the One:1, not least a unique and sporty design that looks as though it would be at home on a race track as winding through never-ending country roads.
That said, don’t bother checking your credit card limit – only seven One:1 models were built, including the prototype which crashed on the Nurburgring while showcasing its abilities – that must have hurt.
Thankfully it was rebuilt and sold along with the remaining six. Those lucky owners must be delighted with the performance of their investment; the One:1 tops out at an eye-watering 280 mph and can reach 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
Despite this potency – and make no mistake, the One:1 has some of the most powerful acceleration that money can buy – the car is simplicity itself to drive at a conventional speed, engine purring and ticking along without a care in the world, offering plenty of welcome feedback through all seven gear changes.
Some drivers have expressed concerns at the handling of the car once it exceeds 150 mph, but if you’re a speed demon what’s life without a little risk?
Average Price – $2.7m
When Ferrari release a new supercar, the world likes to sit up and pay attention, which explains why the 40 FXX-K models that were built pretty promptly sold out, despite retailing at a cool $2.7m each. With a K standing for Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS, it’s not that hard to see why this model caused such a stir.
The car is clearly designed for racing, with a V12 engine creating horsepower of 848 and twin spoilers that drastically increase downforce – to the tune of 1,200lbs once the car reaches 124 mph.
Boasting top speeds of 217 mph and a 0-60 acceleration of under 3 seconds, this is a track focused hypercar, coming with two years of manufacturer support for that very purpose.
It may not be as comfortable to sit in as the brand’s trademark supercar the LaFerrari, but if speed and performance are a driver’s priority it delivers in absolute spades.
Such power needs to be handled with caution as it comes with a certain degree of danger, but let’s be honest – you won’t be stepping behind the wheel of an FXX-K without a working knowledge of taming such a beast.
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhauss SCG 003S
Average Price – $2.5m
Hollywood mogul Jim Glickenhaus is something of a celebrity in supercar collecting circles thanks to his famous love for fast vehicles, and some time ago he embarked on his most ambitious creative project yet – the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhauss SCG 003S.
Glickenhaus had a simple dream, in the shape of creating a hypercar fit for the racetrack that could perform admirably on street tires – and low and behold, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhauss SCG 003S became the latest in a long line of cars to set a new record on the Nurburgring. Six and a half minutes was the time, and just to re-iterate, that was on street tires.
This car is entirely street legal, despite boasting a V6 engine with 530 horsepower, a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 3 seconds and a top speed of around 217 mph, and will be built upon demand.
The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhauss SCG 003S will cost any interested parties a cool $2.5m, but when you consider that the tail lights alone come with a value of $224,000 that’s hardly surprising.
Ultimately, this is a track car that, in the words of Glickenhaus himself, “will be cool to drive in New York.” You can’t say much fairer than that.
Pagani Huayra BC
Average Price – $2.5m
Pagani has been generating buzz with supercar fans through their Huayra models for a while now, and the latest incarnation, the Huayra BC, has been blowing the competition out of the water.
With top speeds of 238 mph and a 0-60 acceleration of 2.8 seconds, the performance of this hypercar is matched only by its exclusivity – only 20 have been built, though a roadster model is in the offing.
The most powerful vehicle yet produced by Pagani (no mean feat in itself for a manufacturer that prides itself on complex machinery), the Huayra BC is a track racing hypercar in street vehicle’s clothing – luxurious leather interiors and all.
The engine, a turbocharged 6-litre twin V12, is the same as the traditional Huayra model though this supercar comes packaged with 739 horsepower – and every effort has been made to spare weight and increase aerodynamics.
The Huayra BC weighs in at 2,685lbs, which is substantially lighter than most rival supercars. Taking the name BC in tribute to Benny Caiola, a good friend of Pagani founder Horacio, there are few finer ways of honoring a friend than slipping behind the wheel of this masterpiece of engineering.
Mercedes AMG Project One
Average Price – $2.5m
The newest supercar on the block, the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar can reach 124 mph in less than six seconds thanks to a hybrid F1-sponsored V6 engine – one that’s endorsed by Lewis Hamilton, no less. With credentials like that, you better believe that it’ll set you back over $2.5 million.
Building a car that’s even faster than the Bugatti Chiron will lead to such a price tag, though the good news is that the vehicle will not be available until 2019, leaving plenty of time for aspiring speedsters to save up.
With a top speed of 217 mph driver will be able to cruise at a rate of knots, aided all the while by the 1.6-liter engine, and we have already discussed the jaw-dropping acceleration stats – so impressive that Mercedes have not even bothered themselves with releasing information on the Project One’s 0-60 speed.
The hybrid model that was unveiled at 2017’s Frankfurt Motor Show remains a prototype, but the German giant manufacturers reassure any interested parties that the finished hypercar will be virtually identical; essentially an F1 car that can be legally driven on the streets.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Average Price – $2.3m
The Aston Martin Vulcan may not have been named after everybody’s favorite pointy-eared Star Trek race, but it’s still only logical that any thrillseekers attempt to get behind the wheel of this track-only hypercar.
Few vehicles could even dream of matching the slick and glorious look of this astonishing car, and only 24 of them have been built by the legendary British manufacturer – all of which have been snapped up by eager motorists.
The Vulcan is lower to the ground than an average Aston Martin, with downforce levels that rival those of a professional racing vehicle; expect to see Aston Martin put in a string showing at Le Mans again in the near future.
The car certainly isn’t quiet – prepare your ears for upward of 118dB when the V12-power 7-liter engine of the Vulcan truly opens up – though that will pale into consideration when the performance of this car is taken into consideration.
A top speed of 224 mph and 0-60 acceleration of under 3 seconds will be enough to tempt anybody with a couple of million to spare, and for good reason – the Vulcan is the pinnacle for anybody looking to own a personal hypercar with a racer’s heart.
Average Price – $2.2m
The third and final entry from Lamborghini into our guide, the Centenario is another hypercar borne of celebration. This time, the design was forged to mark what would have been the 100th birthday of the manufacturer’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini – hence the name, which translates as Centurion in its native Italian.
The Centenario has awe-inspiring statistics, reaching 60 mph from a standing start in less than 3 seconds before reaching a hugely impressive top speed of 217 mph.
40 Centenarios have been made, half of which are coupes and the other half being roadsters, though you can probably guess the rest of that tale – all 40 have been snapped up at a speed becoming of this supercar. As far as statements of intent go, you’ll struggle to find something more pronounced than the Centenario.
It may make an unholy racket when it pulls away, three exhausts billowing fumes (as the head of R&D puts it himself, “customers feel that other Aventadors are not loud enough”), but this isn’t a supercar for shrinking violets.
The Centenario is designed to be spun at high velocity with nary a thought for your surroundings, and it’s the perfect vehicle for just that.
Average Price – $2.1m
With a name like Inferno, you’d better believe this Mexican supercar is something of a dynamo – if the specs are to believed and it rolls off the production line as planned, we could be looking at the most extreme hypercar we’ll ever clap eyes upon. Seriously, just look at it!
The Inferno Exotic Car (to use the vehicle’s genuine full name) promises a jaw-dropping horsepower of 1,400, a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 245 mph – all of which tips the scales at under 2,646 lbs.
Obviously this a car built for the racetrack, and to that end the Inferno even has safety in mind – constructed from silver, zinc and aluminum, the materials used will offer protection from any crash impact – a unique addition to supercar production.
Eleven models have been commissioned for the first run of Inferno hypercars, on which production is scheduled for later in 2017, and only eight have already been accounted for. If you’re looking to become owner number nine, start digging around under your sofa cushions – this model will cost a cool $2.1m upon release.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Average Cost – $2m
The Koenigsegg Agera R is a very special supercar, arguably the biggest rival to Bugatti for the title of premier speed demon for the discerning driver. How did the Swedish manufacturers improve on what many would describe as perfection? By adding more power, of course – meet the Agera RS.
With horsepower of 1,160 from a 5.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine, acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph, Koenigsegg has come up trumps once again. This is an astonishing racetrack hypercar that will drop jaws, not least because, at, 3,120 lbs it’s even lighter than the already famously aerodynamic Agera R.
Only 25 lucky patrons will be able to experience the power of the Agera RS for themselves, each of whom will have paid a cool $2m for the privilege, but keep on picking up lottery tickets; at the time of writing, there are 10 models unaccounted for.
Of course, Koenigsegg have no intention of resting on their laurels with this – while many people would consider the Agera RS to be the pinnacle of the supercar experience, the Agera RS Gryphon will follow later this year.
Average Price – $2m
Built in Morocco, the Epitome was limited to nine models upon manufacture and release, announced to much fanfare in 2013 – at a cool $2m, this was to be the most expensive hypercar available at the time.
Those that reserved their models certainly got their money’s worth, however, with a lightweight carbon fiber body hosting twin engines that reach a top speed of 205 mph and a 0-60 acceleration of 3.5 seconds thanks to horsepower of 1,750 over six speeds.
Surprisingly for such a vehicle, however, the Epitome did not sell out, with models still available today. Perhaps it is the fact that the engine is actually borrowed from a C6 Corvette V8 that deters buyers, or Laraki’s novice status in the luxury vehicle realm.
There is also the fact that it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing supercar considering it’s so expensive, with some enthusiasts declaring the Epitome to be somewhat tacky and a bad impression of what a supercar should look like.
Rest assured, however, the Epitome has it where it counts – and it certainly stands out from the crowd.
Average Price – $1.9m
Swedish manufacturers Koenigsegg have already made something of a splash earlier in our list with the One:1, but the Regera, aka To Reign, offers something a little different for the discerning motorist.
Unleashed at 2017’s Geneva Motor Show, this is more akin to a sports car that shares the engine power of a hypercar – aesthetically pleasing, luxurious to a fault once a driver is seated inside (Koenigsegg describe the Regera as the world’s first “fully-robotized” car), and oh so very fast.
The 2017 model of the Regera offers an astonishing top speed of 255 mph and can reach 60 in around 2.8 seconds thanks to an F1-appropriate engine – a velocity that will surely be matched in pre-orders, with the Regera being limited to 80 models once ready for release to the public.
Perhaps more importantly though, the Regera is a smooth and relaxing ride even at more moderate speeds, with handling akin to the high-end Tesla electric car that has motorists in a tizzy.
With a horsepower of 1,500, and a sleek, sexy look, expect to see more than one Regera speeding around the world’s millionaire playgrounds in the coming years.
Average Cost – $1.85m
The number of supercars being produced and released from within Dubai is steadily on the up – hardly surprising, given the amount of disposable income to be found when in the territory – and W Motors’ Fenryr SuperSport is the latest to catch the eye.
Part of that is down to the price, which is $1.85m for a hypercar of this ilk is comparatively reasonable – especially when the promised performance of the impending Fenryr SuperSport is taken into consideration.
Described by W themselves as an ‘entry level’ supercar, the Supersport still kicks out horsepower to the tune of 900 from a 4.0L twin-turbocharged Flat-6 engine, leading to a top speed of 245 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 2.7 seconds. It’s a sleek looking thing too, and carbon-neutral.
The environmentally conscious technicians at W Motors have devised revolutionary techniques for fuelling alongside electric car manufacturers Quimera, and the result is a street-legal supercar that will move at a rate of knots without leaving a hole in the ozone layer.
The SuperSport is yet to roll off the production line, but when it does it will be limited to just 25 units.
Zenvo TS1 GT
Average Price – $1.8m
Built to celebrate ten years of the Danish manufacturer Zenvo, this supercar is equipped with a 5.9-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine capable of reaching a top speed of 233 mph through 1,163 horsepower – along with acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Now that’s how to mark a birthday.
Zenvo has always built their hypercars to perform exactly as such, and this is no exception; street legal though this vehicle may be, it’s really designed to be used on the track.
Thankfully the ST1 has come a long way since an early model infamously caught fire on Top Gear, and this supercar handles like a dream once you have managed to get to grips with the steering.
If you have a spare $1.8m burning a hole in your pocket and the wherewithal to locate one of the just 3 models available in the USA, your luck is in – the ST1 GT has finally arrived on American soil. Alternatively, you could attempt to track down one of the original 15 models and import one from Europe.
Spania GTA Spano
Average Price – $1.8m
First released in 2010, the GTA Spano hybrid supercar is a sleek looking vehicle, which is presumably why it has become a pop culture stalwart in various driving-based video games. Now on its second incarnation, which is considerably amped up from its predecessor, the Spano utilizes an 8-liter Viper-sourced V-10 engine, with 925 horsepower.
Two turbochargers are also thrown into the mix, however, which enable the Spano to hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds and reach a very impressive top speed of 230 mph – a vast improvement on the previous model.
Above all, though, the Spano is a rare beast indeed – hence the asking price of around $1.8m, which is more than double the cost of the latest model when it was initially unveiled in 2015.
Valencia’s only supercar has seemingly developed quite a fanbase since its initial unveiling, perhaps due to the fact that it handles surprisingly gently for such a powerful vehicle. The Spano is a blend of high performing supercar and luxury drive, and if one can be sourced – and afforded – it remains hugely worthy of the attention of any automobile aficionado.
Average Price – $1.8m
Denmark may not be synonymous with supercars, but Zenvo are seemingly determined to change that with the ST1; the latest attempt from a small manufacturer to build a vehicle that serves as both a day-to-day luxury drive and a track-ready racing car.
Fifteen ST1’s have been built and each one accounted for, so keep an eye out for the unique design of this hypercar should you see one pass.
You’ll need pretty impressive vision, however, as blink and you may well miss it – thanks to a 6.6-liter twin-charged v8 engine, the ST1 can reach a top speed of 233 mph (and even that is electronically limited as a safety feature), and boasts a 0-60 acceleration of a little over 3 seconds.
The ST1 also comes with three driving settings – labeled Track, Wet, and Street – the latter of which reduces the traditional 1,104 horsepower to a more manageable 750. Maybe this was due to the fact that the ST1 caught fire during a test drive by the Top Gear team, which led to a scathing review (since fiercely condemned by Zenvo), but either way, the unique look of this hypercar will help it stand out even if the performance is comparatively sketchy.
Bugatti Veyron SuperSport
Average Price – $1.7m
The Bugatti Veyron is often referred to as the fastest car in the world thanks to a world record achieved – leading to the generation of a World Record Edition of the supercar. Guinness later stripped the manufacturer of their world record for speed once it came to light that safety cap on the speedometer had been deactivated on race day, but the Veyron SuperSport is certainly a must-drive for any speed demon.
Capable of reaching speeds of 258 mph with an 8-liter engine equipped with turbo-quads and 1,200 horsepower, the Veyron is surely the hypercar of choice for anybody that feels the need for speed and has a spare $1.7m; the fact that it’s designed like a traditional sleek and sexy sports car is just a bonus.
With speeds such as those available to the Veyron, it’s highly unlikely that owners have any interest in driving on the streets, but that’s equally possible thanks to firm and steady handling akin to that of a traditional Lexus, though the engine is far from quiet.
Overall, the Veyron is surely considered a status symbol supercar. The black-and-orange bodywork is distinctive, and the face-melting speeds that are possible by slipping behind the wheel must be experienced to be believed.
Koenigsegg Agera R
Average Price – $1.7m
The third and final entry from Swedish supercar manufacturers Koenigsegg, it’s now the turn of the Agera R to go under the microscope. The Agera is simply all about the speed, thanks to an acceleration that sees the car shoot from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 273 mph.
Build for racing but resembling a sports car, it’s a struggle to find something not to love about Koenigsegg’s Agera R – for a start, it’s seriously ballsy for such a small manufacturer to take the fight to the likes of Bugatti in at the attempt at building the world’s fastest supercar.
It’s considerably lighter than most vehicles of its ilk, tipping the scales at a little over 3,000lbs, which makes drift maneuvers and sharp braking feel considerably safer, and reliability is not something that any Koenigsegg owner has to concern themselves with – these hypercars are built by hand with love and passion, and thus never let their owners down by the side of the road.
Make no mistake though, the Agera R was primarily designed for use on the race track. Once in its natural habitat, this supercar will leave competitors choking on its fumes.
Average Price – $1.5m
A hybrid supercar with 2,080 horsepower, the Arash AF10 is a serious piece of driving machinery. The sleek jet-black design sets it apart from similar vehicles that tend to run in brighter colors, but this hypercar stands apart thanks to its performance – with a top speed of over 200 mph and a 0-60 acceleration of 2.8 seconds, there’s little to fault with the stats of this British hypercar.
The 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine is lifted straight from a C7 Corvette Z06, but this remains a unique driving experience; the car comes with no less than five ‘warp drive units’, each of which has their own gearbox. This means that the AF10 is the only supercar on the market that comes with a shelf stick.
The inside of the vehicle is also suitably luxurious, loaded with exposed carbon to demonstrate just how why an owner has splashed so much money on this boutique model.
Considering that countless major manufacturers have built hypercars at lower costs and equivalent performance, the purchase of an AF10 is something of a statement – though that statement is one that surely remains worth making thanks to the bespoke features afforded by this supercar.
Pagani Zonda R
Average Price – $1.5m
The Pagani Zonda R is essentially a rich boy’s toy. It’s not street legal, meaning that it cannot be used outside of a race track, and it’s not really designed for racking either – despite racking up some hugely impressive lap performances on a number of test drives around celebrated tracks.
So, what’s the point of the Zonda, other than looking and feeling amazing to play with for a few hours? There isn’t one. Which is just fine, as anybody that can spare the $1.5m it would cost to invest in this supercar will have about as much fun as is possible with their clothes on.
The Zonda R is louder than a thunderstorm once the V12 engine – designed by Mercedes – guns and opens up, but the hypercar will reach a top speed of 217 mph in no time at all, in addition to boasting acceleration of 0-60 within 2.8 seconds.
Best of all, it’s just bags of fun to drive, designed especially for those keen to engage in a little madness in their luxury motoring. Celebrate the sheer craziness of the Zonda R – it’s the closest thing to a real-life Batmobile than money can buy.
Emerson Fittipaldi EF7
Average Price – $1.5m
As a two-time champion of F1, Indy 500 and winner of CART, Brazilian racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi knows a thing or two about fast cars. Using that knowledge and experience he has designed his own dream drive, with the EF7 the result.
And what a result it is – few supercars are quite as hotly anticipated as this particular yellow peril.
As you can probably imagine given Fittipaldi’s history, the EF7 is designed exclusively for use on the racetrack – and if that makes you nervous, maybe the fact that the man himself will teach owners how to handle the hypercar will settle any butterflies.
You may need those lessons, as the EF7 enjoys a 4.8-litre V8 engine with 600 horsepower.
Announcements are yet to be made as to acceleration to 60 mph or eventual top speed – though expect impressive states, as the carbon fiber build of the EF7 weighs in at just 2,200 lbs.
39 units are slated for production, each priced at $1.5m, so keep an eye open for further developments. Many millionaires will surely be living our their Gran Turismo dreams with the EF7 in the years to come.
Hennessy Venom F5
Average Price – $1.5m
The Hennessey Venom F5 was the hypercar that claimed the crown of the Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest, unleashing a special model to celebrate this landmark achievement (don’t look for it in Guinness however, elaborate rules prevent it from being listed).
Clearly the Texan manufacturers have no interest in resting on their laurels, however, as improvements to the existing Venom F5 are now planned; a car that promises to increase the current model’s top speed of 290 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 2 seconds through a 1,500 horsepower engine.
This is a supercar that has earned the right to take the name of the infamous F5 tornado. The body of the F5 is constructed from carbon fiber, which helps keep the weight down in an attempt to reaching those ludicrous speeds, while the interiors are deceptively comfortable – you’d be forgiven for thinking you were driving a luxury sports car over a lean, mean speed machine.
Will the Venom F5 truly become the first supercar to break a top speed of 300 mph? We won’t know until it’s released, but it should be a barrelful of fun finding out.
Average Price – $1.3m
If you’re looking for potent acceleration from your supercar, then the SSC Tuatara – successor to the hugely popular Ultimate Aero – is the way to go.
Thanks to a 6.9-liter V8 engine that will boast horsepower of at least 1,350. Toss in a 0-60 rate of 2.5 seconds and a rumored top speed of 276 mph and you will have an insight into why this is arguably the most anticipated hypercar of them all.
Sadly, it remains to be seen if this vehicle will ever see the light of day – after successful prototype displays at a number of car shows and several delays, units were expected to ship in 2016, but no updates have been received from SSC since.
Hope springs eternal however, as these statistics coupled with a glorious aesthetic ensures that, should it ever make its way into the streets or the racetrack, the Tuatara will set up home the hearts of supercar enthusiasts at a speed befitting such a powerful piece of equipment.
Hennessy Venom GT WFE (World’s Fastest Edition)
Average Price – $1.25m
Not content with rocking the supercar world like a hurricane with the Venom F5, Hennessey celebrated their word record-shattering achievement with the World’s Fastest Edition.
An extremely limited run of three hypercars (all of which were snapped up in advance of completion), the World’s Fastest Edition of the F5 marked the fast that the original overtook the Bugatti Veyron as the world’s most rapid supercar.
Much like its parent vehicle, the WFE of the F5 moves at warp speed; reaching 186 mph in just 13.6 seconds (that’s 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, in case you needed reminding), thanks in no small part to the twin-turbo 7-liter V8 engine that kicks out a horsepower of 1,244. Aside from the color scheme however, where the WFE really differs from a traditional F5 is in the top speed.
The original topped out at a comparatively snail-like 270 mph, but the engine of this enhanced addition has been tinkered with to manage 278.
When you’re dropping $1.5 million bucks on a supercar and playing in this world, 8 mph could make all the difference on the racetrack.
Mazzanti Evantra V8
Average Price – $1.2m
You have to admire the ambition of any new Italian manufacturer turning their hand to the supercar business given the stiff competition. Mazzanti are responding to this by producing a maximum of five models of the Evantra each year, all of which are completely handmade upon commission within around eight months and personalized to the buyer.
The Evantra boasts a 7-liter V8 engine, lifted from the Corvette Z06 like rival supercars, and an impressive top speed of 225 mph – complemented by a 0-60 acceleration of 3.2 seconds.
With many of the team involved in assembling the Evantra having experience in F1 there is no doubting their credentials, and the design is hugely aerodynamic, perfectly blending classic and modern into one appealing package.
The Evantra isn’t the highest-profile supercar out there, but it’s certainly a great all-rounder that’s perfect for anybody looking for a bespoke drive that defines his or her unique personality traits.
Average Price – $1.2m
Looking for an environmentally conscious supercar? Look no further – the Nio EP9 is the world’s fastest electric vehicle, boasting a staggering top speed of 194 mph and acceleration of 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. This makes the EP9 the fastest street car to make a lap on the Nurburgring, thanks in no small part to the downforce speed of over 150 mph.
What’s more, this hypercar has a range of 265 miles before it needs to be recharged – which takes just 45 minutes – making it ideal for use outside of the racing circuit. Over a million bucks may be pretty costly to drop on an electric car, but with stats like these, there’s no denying that the EP9 is worth the investment.
Luxurious carbon fiber interiors – complete with multiple consoles – complete a hugely appealing package.
The only downside of the Nio EP9 is that only six have been built thus far and earmarked for investors, though ten more are planned to be made available to the general public.
Regardless of who gets their hands on these eco-friendly supercars, it’s encouraging that such potency is now available on the electric market. Long may this continue!
Average Cost – $1.1m
A little over a million sounds like a comparative bargain for a McLaren car (look, it’s all relative when you’re playing with the big boys, and you can expect to pay a lot more if you’re on the lookout now – the model is long since sold out). That goes double for a model as celebrated as the P1.
Designed as an F1 performance vehicle that can be driven on conventional roads, the P1 proudly plays host to a V8 3.8-liter engine that kicks out 727 horsepower. The supercar’s top speed is around 217 mph, complemented by acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds.
The McLaren P1 – as well as its successors, the P1 GT and the P1 LM – is not a car to be taken lightly, but for experienced handlers of hypercars it’s an experience that cannot be paralleled – especially if you hit the track and engage race mode.
Average Price – $1m or more
Electric cars are rarely associated with extreme speeds, but the Vanda Dendrobium is the latest eco-friendly hypercar to challenge this stereotype.
With a 0-60 mph acceleration of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of around 200 mph, the release date of this latest supercar can’t come soon enough for many drivers.
Produced in conjunction with British F1 giants Williams, and taking its name from the dendrobium flower celebrated in Vanda’s native Singapore (to the point that the door opening mechanism is modeled upon the petals opening up), this will be a powerful but lightweight vehicle.
The finished article is expected to weight something in the vicinity of 3,600 with an engine horsepower of 1,000, and a driving range before a recharge is yet to be determined.
The Dendrobium is still awaiting production, though work is finally set to begin after several delays over the years – in the words of Vanda CEO Larissa Tan, “we were waiting for technology to catch up with the design, for the time to be right. We decided now that the time is right to realize it.” Watch this space for future developments, though expect to part with at least seven figures for a Dendrobium to call your own.
Average Price – $1m
We haven’t covered a Porsche yet, but this is as close as we’ve come so far – German manufacturers 9FF have taken inspiration from the popular 911 model for their GT9-R supercar, using the 997 as a platform to build upon.
Let’s deal with an unpopular element of the GT9-R before we go any further – this hypercar will be left eating dust when it comes to acceleration, taking a comparatively whopping 5.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start.
Once it truly finds its stride, however, this car is a different story – topping out at a jaw-dropping 257 mph at 1,120 horsepower, it’s true that all good things come to those who wait.
These are the stats that made the GT9-R formerly the world’s fastest street legal car. 150 of these six-speed supercars were built, with only 20 of these containing the powerful engine that we have waxed lyrical about.
The asking price has more than doubled since release thanks to this rarity, so while the GT9-R may no longer be the fastest kid on the block, it clearly remains one of the most desirable.
Average Price – $1m
German manufacturers Gumpert filed for insolvency in 2012, taking their high-powered supercar the Apollo with them. However, they have staged a comeback under the name of Apollo, and the Arrow hypercar is set to be the result; a vehicle powerful enough to match the McLaren P1 GTR with 1,000 horsepower, and a predicted top speed of 224 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 2.9 seconds.
The Arrow is arguably the sleekest-looking car this side of a Ferrari, and comes equipped with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that has been sourced from Audi.
Construction on the supercar is still underway, with 100 models anticipated being available for purchase when the time comes – with a price point believed to be around $1m.
If rumors that the finished article will tip the scales at just 2,800lbs are to be believed, expect a race worthy street legal supercar that’s lighter than almost anything else on the market.
Average Price – $1m
The Devel Sixteen, manufactured in Dubai, has been generating a lot of buzz amongst fans of supercars – and unfortunately not all of it has been overwhelmingly positive. Cynics doubt whether this hypercar will ever actually see the light of day, but if it does, brace yourselves for 4,500 horsepower on a quad-turbo V16 engine.
Yep, you read that right. Devel claim that this automobile will hit 60 mph from a standing start in just 1.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 348 mph.
It sounds a little pie in the sky, but just try to imagine being in control of that much power – if you dare.
It makes us dizzy just thinking about it, and for that reason alone, we sincerely hope that the ambition displayed by Devel comes to pass – for the look of the hypercar if nothing else, which is something from a comic book.
Rimac Concept One
Average Price – $1m
The Concept One, created by Croatian manufacturers Rimac, is another all-electric hypercar; great news for drivers that love to hit high velocities without harming the environment. The Concept One can hit 221 mph once it has opened up, and the acceleration is also impressive by reaching 60 mph in just 2.6.
Throw in a 200-mile range before a recharge is required (though obviously that is based upon considerably more sedate speeds) and a sleek, sexy look and you have the makings of a fantastic addition to the hypercar market.
Eight of these electric cars have been built, and at the time of writing only six have been snapped up, proving that perhaps an air of cynicism still surrounds electric supercars – or perhaps blame could be levied at the interior of the Concept One, which is admittedly a little cramped in comparison to a hybrid vehicle with a similar price sticker.
As Mate Rimac himself explained, however, this automobile was not designed to be an electric supercar – rather, an attempt at making the supercar better in every way, and dragging the technology into the 21st Century.
Reports vary on how successful that attempt has been so far, but it’s undeniable that Rimac have made a superb start with this vehicle.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Average Price – $900,000
A Porsche hypercar available at a price point below $1m? Surely this is witchcraft? Thankfully not – the Porsche 918 Spyder, considered the third point of a supercar holy trinity alongside the LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 GTR.
While the Spyder is substantially cheaper (that’s cheaper, not cheap – when you’re shopping in the supercar market it’s all relative), this is in no way reflected in the performance of the motor. In some respects, this is actually the most impressive selection of the three.
A plug-in hybrid, the 918 Spyder provides a top speed of 211 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 2.6 seconds. It’s certainly heavier than the LaFerrari and the P1 GRT, but that does not impact on the performance of the 918 Spyder; this automobile handles like a dream.
One thing to note about the 918 Spyder, however – the supercar halted production back in 2015 and obviously sold out, meaning that any interested parties will have to buy used at a higher cost.
Also be aware, some early models were forced into recalls due to technical issues – check the service history carefully before stepping behind the wheel for a unique experience.
Gumpert Apollo Sport
Average Price – $865,000
Hold on now – haven’t we recently claimed that Gumpert are out of business and rebranded as Apollo? That’s correct, but it doesn’t change the fact that these German manufacturers created a highly memorable supercar at the tail end of the previous century in the form of the Apollo Sport.
This supercar thrust its way to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and hit top speeds of roughly 224 mph.
We’re talking in the past tense, but it’s still possible to pick up a Gumpert Apollo if you scour the used market – and you’ll receive change from a million, too, which is rare indeed for such a powerfully-performing supercar.
The Apollo Sport provides the perfect marriage of high velocities and comfort and pleasure in driving, and offers an extremely unique look that will help any owner to stand out from the crowd.
The incoming Apollo Arrow may supersede the Apollo Sport in years to come, but there’s still plenty to love about this design classic.
SSC Ultimate Aero XT
Average Price – $850,000
The Ultimate Aero XT was the last hurrah of SSC’s Ultimate Aero supercar, which formerly held any number of records of speed and performance until the arrival of Bugatti’s Veyron.
It certainly went out with a bang with this model, which has a V8 engine with 1,300 horsepower – enabling an astonishing top speed of 273 mph while reaching 60 mph in 2.7 seconds from a standing start.
It would be impossible to miss the Ultimate Aero XT thanks to its visually appealing two-tone black and red design (it’s a little bit 90s, but some designs are considered classics for a reason), but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a regular spot; an extremely low number of these cars were manufactured, intended primarily as a celebration of the long-standing Aero model.
The Ultimate Aero XT has largely been superseded by SSC’s latest model, the Tuatara, but this triumph in engineering deserves to be remembered and honored.
Average Price – $450,000
Ford may be best known for the reliable family cars, but never forget their heritage in the supercar market. Ever since the manufacturer drubbed Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s – a company that Henry Ford unsuccessfully attempted to buy – the Ford GT has been a flagship hypercar for the manufacturing giants.
Happily, the 2017 model is the most impressive yet – which explains why the allocation of 500 has already sold out, though Ford has announced that 500 more will go into production.
It’s not hard to see why so many are clamoring for a GT, as the latest model boasts a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 647 horsepower. This allows for a top speed of 216 mph and a 0-60 acceleration of a little less than 3 seconds, making this street legal supercar perfectly suitable for the racetrack.
A great deal of attention has also been lavished on the weight-to-power ratio of the vehicle, ensuring that it handles like an absolute dream, and with five driving modes there is plenty to delight any driver. Bridging the gap perfectly between a luxury sports vehicle and racing hypercar, the Ford GT sets a gold standard for affordable supercars.
Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO
Average Price – $295,000
Lamborghini are at it again, having recently announced yet another deluxe supercar to swell their ranks – the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO, and upgrade to the popular existing Huracán Super Trofeo that is tearing up race tracks around the globe.
The EVO will weigh just 2,799 lbs in an attempt at increasing the aerodynamics of its parent model.
The changes are primarily aesthetic, meaning that owners of the Huracán Super Trofeo will be invited to upgrade their existing drive with the new body kit – though anybody looking to make an outright purchase of this new model will be expected to hand over $295,000 in the spring of 2018, when this new model is expected to make its track debut.
The announcement of the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO is hot from the presses, meaning that vital statistics have yet to be revealed, but expect it to boast the same impressive speed as the Huracán Super Trofeo, topping out at 205 mph and accelerating to 60 mph from a standing start within 3 seconds thanks to a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 611 horsepower.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Average Price – $275,000
The latest – and greatest? – model to emerge from the Lamborghini production line, the Huracan Performante is an upgrade on the Huracan LP610-4, which was hardly shabby in the first instance.
The horsepower quota has been increased to 631, and the car reaches a top speed of 202 mph after a 0-60 acceleration burst of 2.9 seconds. The upshot is that, as is the standard brag for any new supercar that looks to establish its racetrack credentials, records have been set on the Nurburgring.
Maybe that’s down to the carbon fiber construction materials, making this vehicle much lighter than many of its competitors. That fact that the color scheme is bright orange will simply add to the eye-catching nature of this supercar.
If there is a downside to the Huracan Performante it’s that it’s hardly comfortable to sit within thanks to its narrow seats, cramped legroom and a low roof.
Naturally, however, that won’t be an issue while you’re whizzing around the track at a rate of knots – street legal though it may be, this is not a supercar that you’ll be using to zip to the supermarket and back. Doing so would be a criminal waste of its potential.
Average Price – $270,000
Utilizing a B8444S V8 engine taken from a Yamaha-built Volvo, the Noble M600 is a labor of love crafted by a workforce of twenty in a small English town.
That may raise an eyebrow when coupled with the asking price of almost $300,000, but the 650 horsepower of the M600 belies some truly astonishing capabilities – this supercar can reach top speeds of 223 mph and accelerate to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.
The M600 can also be used in a number of settings too, with three drive modes – road, track and race. Naturally it’s the latter that allows the supercar to really cut loose, allowing drivers to unleash speeds hitherto untapped outside of the likes of a Bugatti.
The handcrafted touch really comes into its own when you sit inside the M600 though, with glorious stitching and interiors.
Couple these aesthetic touches with speed that rivals the hypercars of Ferrari and McLaren – along with handling and turning capability that many competitors could only dream of – and you have the makings of a future gold standard if the vehicle can somehow enter mass production.
Mosler MT900 GTR
Average Price – $250,000
The Mosler MT900 GTR is one of the older cars on our list, but it’s also one of the most demented and powerful options available to supercar enthusiasts. It took fifteen years for the MT900 GTR to see the light of day and only did so thanks to the singular and determined vision of William Mosler, and the result is (just about) street legal, though perfectly suited to spin around a track.
It’s louder than hell, but the responsive steering more than makes that up for this discrepancy. This is due to the extremely light overall weight of the car, which provides the name – the 900 relates to 900 kg, which translates as just 1,984 lbs.
The speed stats are also hugely impressive for a one-off design; a top speed of 211 mph and 0-60 acceleration of 3 seconds, powered by a 7-liter V8 engine lifted from the Chevrolet LS7. The look of the MT900 GTR is also unique, with a sleek and low-to-ground, it’s sure to turn heads wherever it spins its wheels.
For something a little different from a supercar, all eyes should point towards the Mosler MT900 GTR.
Nissan GTR Nismo
Average Price – $200,000
The very name of this supercar is a little misleading – this is not another Nissan GT-R. The Nismo moniker relates the sub-division of the Japanese giants that produced the vehicle, with Nismo short for Nissan Motorsport.
That should give you some kind of idea as to what you have on your hands with this hypercar, which boasts an acceleration of 0-6-0 in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph thanks to a 3.8-liter V6 engine with 600 horsepower.
At 3,800 lbs-plus, Nissan GTR Nismo is a heavy piece of kit but it handles well – it’s ultimately a similar driving experience to a traditional Nissan coupe, but with a whole lot more power to play with.
Unlike many supercars, which are arguably designed for the track but permit owners to drive them home afterward, this is very much a street legal vehicle that can more than hold its own in competition.
Whether these qualities actually make the vehicle worthy of the $200,000 asking price is questionable (a large part of that may be down to the rarity of this particular supercar – it’ll be hard to track one down should you be so inclined) but since when was direct value for money a concern for customers shopping in this market?
2017 Dodge Viper ACR
Average Price – $120,000
Sometimes only an American classic will do, and the Dodge Viper ACR – hand-built in the motor city of Detroit – is as much a part of the nation’s culture as Apple Pie and fireworks on July 4th.
Sprinting in 60 mph in around 3 seconds, and hosting a 645 horsepower, 8.4-liter V-10 engine, this Viper is a true beast on the race track, conquering records set by the likes of Porsche and standing tall as the fastest American drive on the celebrated Nurburgring.
Not bad for a vehicle that with an asking price of around £200,000, especially when we consider that the top speed of this supercar is a comparatively sedate 177 mph.
That’s slower than a traditional Viper, as eagle-eyed supercar enthusiasts will know, but this motor has it all where it counts.
Of course such speed comes at a cost when it comes to noise, as the engine of this Viper roars rather than hisses and will wake any neighbors in the vicinity, but at least that’s an option – while the handling of this supercar will take a little while to adjust to, the Viper ACR is street legal.
Wrapping it up
As you will now see, supercars are not exclusively the preserve of oil barons and sporting stars – there is a lower end of the scale that could appeal to more conventional enthusiasts who are looking to spend a savings account on a powerful motor.
Whether you’re looking for a street legal ride to drop jaws whilst heading from A to B or getting to the race track and opening a full throttle engine, there will be multiple supercars and hypercars that are fit for purpose – and every time a model goes out of production, a replacement will arise to take its place.
Perhaps the biggest take home from this guide will be that anybody interested in owning a supercar might have to act quickly – these vehicles are almost always subject to a waiting list, sometimes personalized and practically never short on interested parties.
Supercars are no longer the future – they are now firmly a part of the ever evolving present.