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Ferrari FXXK, Already Sold Out – Priced From $2.7+ Million

Ferrari FXXK, Already Sold Out – Priced From $2.7+ Million

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Ferrari’s track-only version of its LaFerrari flagship was revealed earlier this week as the FXXK, where the XX portion of the name confirms the model as the latest ‘experimental’ Ferrari and the K refers to its special kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).

The FXXK was revealed for the first time at the Finali Mondiali event currently taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit. The event is Ferrari’s annual celebration of the end of the motorsport season and brings together all of its separate sporting divisions, including the XX program.

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It is here that Road & Track managed to learn that just 32 examples of the 1,035-horsepower track weapon will be built, each costing at least $2.7 million. However, even if your bank balance is looking a little too rich these days, you won’t be able to buy an FXXK because the car is already sold out.

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Like Ferrari’s previous XX cars, the FXXK was likely offered exclusively to the brand’s most loyal customers. The car forms part of Ferrari’s Corse Clienti customer racing program, which means it will be kept and maintained by Ferrari, with owners flying in to various race tracks around the world for drive events organized by the automaker’s Sporting Activities Department.

Source: Motor Authority

Ferrari LaFerrari-based FXX K in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari LaFerrari-based FXX K in Abu Dhabi

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Ever since Ferrari revealed the latest evolution of its flagship hypercar series with the debut of LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the question on everyone’s mind – aside from how it would stack up against rivals like the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder – is what it would look like in its ultimate, unhinged, track-focused iteration. But now we need wonder no more as the Prancing Horse marque has revealed the new FXX K.

The what-letters-now, you ask? FXX K. The name is drawn from the Enzo-based FXX that kicked off the company’s client development program the better part of a decade ago, but with an extra letter tacked on to signify the KERS hybrid system on board. In the FXX K, that system has been further optimized: the electric motor now delivers 187 horsepower (instead of 160) and the 6.3-liter V12 has been boosted to 848 hp (up from 789) for a total output of 1,035 prancing ponies – a solid increase from the 950 hp in the road-going LaFerrari, but at 664 pound-feet, it’s down in the torque department by 51 lb-ft.

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Of course output isn’t the end of the story, and as you can see the scarlet-clad engineers in Maranello have focused a considerable amount of energy on optimizing the aero package. The front end gets a two-part splitter derived from Ferrari’s victorious GT racing program, with vertical fins along the flanks, side skirts extending between the wheels, a dynamic rear wing, vertical fin and a giant diffuser. All of this and more contributes to as much as 50 percent more downforce, aided by increased mechanical grip from the Pirelli racing slicks, with carbon-ceramic brake discs measuring 15 inches across (plus or minus, front to rear) to keep it all in check.

Unveiled at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali event at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the FXX K also boasts a recalibrated electronic differential, traction control, ABS, Racing SSC (Side Slip Angle Control) and a four-mode Manetinno dial on the center console to switch between levels of electric boost.

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In short, Ferrari has pulled out all the stops, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the FXX K taking the Fiorano lap record for anything this side of an F1 car. The record is currently held by the 333 SP at 1:11, nine seconds ahead of the road-going LaFerrari’s 1:20. That’s roughly the same differential between the FXX and the Enzo on which it was based, or the 599XX Evoluzione and the 599 GTO. We’re looking forward to seeing it try, but just how it stacks up against the P1 GTR which arch-rival McLaren is similarly developing, we may never know, as neither will ever take part in any racing series, bound as they’ll both be by each company’s client track program.

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WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FXX K AT THE FERRARI FINALI MONDIALI IN ABU DHABI
Maranello, 3rd December 2014 – Ferrari’s new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory-car is based on Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.
Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was, in fact, developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test programme over the coming two years.
The car’s enormous potential is attested to by two significant figures: a total power output of 1050 cv (860 cv delivered by its conventional V12 engine and 190 by its electric motor) and maximum torque in excess of 900 Nm.
The FXX K’s 6262 cc V12 features new camshafts and a modified valve train with mechanical rather than hydraulic tappets. The intake manifolds have been redesigned and given a special type of polishing treatment. The exhaust system has been modified as its silencers have been eliminated.
The HY-KERS system has been evolved specifically for pure performance with the result that the driver can control the function logics from the specific 4-setting Manettino on the centre console: Qualify, for maximum performance within a limited number of laps; Long Run to optimise performance consistency; Manual Boost for instant maximum torque delivery; and Fast Charge, for a fast recharge of the car’s battery.
A focus on delivering maximum efficiency at every stage of every track lap has resulted in extensive but integrated work on the entire car body in terms of both active and passive aerodynamics.
The front of the car is dominated by a twin-profile spoiler and a larger splitter, which is 30 mm lower, with a gap in its centre. This design is an application of the concepts developed to improve aero balance in the GT category of the WEC, which Ferrari has won for three consecutive years. Two pairs of vertical elements, an endplate and, externally, a dive plane, together with vertical fins channel the air towards the car’s flanks, generating a longitudinal vortex that creates a localised depression. This in turn sucks the wake from the wheels to the outside of the aerodynamic underbody. Along with the side skirts that extend out from the sills, the vortex helps isolate the airflow from the underbody to boost its efficiency.
The solutions on the rear of the car are highly sophisticated, too. The tail section is now higher and the mobile spoiler extends further for a total increase in extension of 60mm when fully deployed. A vertical fin and a small wing each side of the tail act as guide vanes in the low drag configuration and boost the spoiler’s efficiency in the high downforce one. This system also creates considerable downforce at the rear of the car, allowing the use of an extreme diffusion volume for the rear diffuser which optimises air extraction from the underbody. The section of the flat underbody just ahead of the rear wheels is also exploited to the full to generate downforce thanks to the reduced pressure in the wheel arch guaranteed by the direct connection to the rear of the car by a by-pass duct.
The result is a 50% improvement in downforce in the low drag configuration and a 30% improvement in the more aggressive downforce configuration, resulting in a figure of 540 kg at 200 km/h.
Vehicle dynamics are further improved by the adoption of Pirelli slicks complete with sensors that monitor longitudinal, lateral and radial acceleration, as well as temperature and pressure. This ensures an accurate analysis of the interaction between the tyre and track surface, providing even more vital data to enable the traction control system to guarantee maximum performance.
The intervention level of the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac traction control, Racing SSC (Side Slip Angle Control) – now specially calibrated to suit the car’s slick tyres – and the high-performance ABS can be controlled using the five-position Manettino on the steering wheel.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

KERS system

Total maximum power
1050 cv

Total maximum torque
>900 Nm

V12 maximum power*
860 cv @ 9200 rpm

Maximum revs
9250 rpm

V12 maximum torque
750 Nm @ 6500 rpm

Electric motor output
140 Kw (190 cv)

ICE

Type
65-deg. V12

Bore and stroke
94 x 75.2 mm

Total displacement
6262 cc

Specific power
137 cv/l

Dimensions

Length
4896 mm

Width
2051 mm

Height
1116 mm

Wheelbase
2650 mm

Gearbox

7-speed DCT

Suspension

Front
double wishbones

Rear
multi-link

Tyres (Pirelli P-Zero slicks with sensors)

Front
285/650 – R19 x10.5

Rear
345/725 – R20x13

Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)

Front
398 x 223 x 36 mm

Rear
380 x 253 x 34 mm

Electronic controls

ESC
stability control

High perf ABS/EBD
Performance anti-lock system/electronic brake balance

EF1-Trac
F1 electronic traction control integrated with the hybrid system

E-Diff 3
third generation electronic differential

SCM-E Frs
magnetorheological damping with twin solenoids (Al-Ni tube)

Aerodynamics
active

* with dynamic ram effect

Ferrari F60 America

Ferrari F60 America

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The F60 America
– an exclusive car to mark Ferrari’s 60th year in North America

Maranello, October 10th 2014–To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions -the V12 engine and open-top driving –and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.

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The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great tradition. Just 10 F60Americas will be built as was the case, for example, with the 1967 275 GTS4 NART Spider, the open version of the 275 GTB4 that the importer, Luigi Chinetti, specifically requested from Enzo Ferrari for his US clients.

The F60America is powered by Ferrari’s award-winning mid-front-mounted V12 which enables the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.

Powerfully muscular, the car is clothed in beautifully sculpted and exceptionally balanced volumes, honed, as ever, strictly to aerodynamic requirements in line with the marque’s DNA.

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The F60America’s personality is instantly clear from its flanks which are characterised by an innovative diapason design theme. The front of the car is dominated by the classic Ferrari single front grille with chrome finish and integrated air intakes for the brakes.

Two leather-trimmed roll-hoops are backed by carbon-fibre-trimmed flying buttresses which stretch from behind the cockpit to the rear, imbuing the elegant harmonious forms of the tail with a sense of movement.

The F60America can be closed with a light fabric top usable at speeds of up to 120 km/h.

The cabin’s asymmetrical design highlights the driver’s area with sporty red trim, while the passenger side is black, inspired by the historic Ferrari competition cars. The cabin trim is exclusive with the dash, tunnel and door panels on the driver’s side all swathed in composite materials. The racing seats also feature a stylised American flag motif on the centre of each seat and backrest.

The F60America’s bodywork adopts the classic North American Racing Team livery, and the special Ferrari 60th anniversary Prancing Horse badge on the wheelarches also appears on the tunnel in the cabin.

The wonderfully elegant and unique F60America has entranced US collectors and all 10 examples are already spoken for.

FOR SALE: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari just $3.4 Million

FOR SALE: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari just $3.4 Million

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Ferrari has promised to build just 499 examples of its flagship LaFerrari supercar, despite the company receiving more than a thousand orders for the car just days after its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Clearly there are plenty of unsatisfied millionaires out there, and because of this any LaFerrari owner could easily flip their car for a handsome profit.

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To try and prevent this, Ferrari vetted each and every order for the car, with chairman Luca di Montezemolo getting the final say. It’s alleged that just to be eligible a customer needed to have already been in possession of five other Ferraris.
Nevertheless, LaFerraris have still turned up on the used car market. The latest is this black example which is listed on Dubai classifieds site dubizzle. The car has a price tag of 12,500,000 Emirati dirham (approximately $3.4 million) and, incredibly, its previous owner never drove it: the seller says there are zero miles on the clock.

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The asking price is roughly $2 million more than what the LaFerrari is believed to have originally cost, but this is likely to be chump change for buyers in this segment. Perhaps with di Montezemolo finally calling it quits and Ferrari likely to become a less exclusive brand by substantially increasing its sales in the future, loyalties will start to wane and more LaFerraris come onto the market. Only time will tell.

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SOURCE:Motorauthority.com

Ferrari Sergio By Pininfarina production ready with windows?

Ferrari Sergio By Pininfarina production ready with windows?

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UPDATE: We’ve received confirmation from Ferrari on certain details of the Sergio’s production, and have updated the text below accordingly.

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Pininfarina unveiled the Sergio at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and now Ferrari is putting it into production – albeit with a few modifications.

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The Pininfarina Sergio, for those who don’t recall, was a wildly modified Ferrari 458 Spider with no roof, no windscreen and no glass to speak of whatsoever. Just a completely open top and a forward-canted roll bar that looked like it belonged as much on a speedboat as it would on a car. It was created to pay homage to the late Sergio Pininfarina, and shortly after its debut, reports already started surfacing of its potential production, however limited. Now those plans are going through.

Speaking exclusively with Autoblog, Ferrari has confirmed it is building six examples of the Sergio for private customers. “This extreme limited and exclusive series,” said spokesman Matteo Torre, “celebrates 60 years of collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina.”

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To get it on the road, however, it seems that Ferrari has had to make some concessions to reality. Borrowing more heavily from the 458 Spider, the Sergio appears to have gained a proper windscreen as well as side glass. The headlight strip has apparently moved from the edge of the nose further up the hood, and those sculpted side vents seem to be sitting more flush along the flank, with vents opened up in the B-pillar instead. The seats inside the cockpit also appear to have been swapped out for stock, though the wheels look fairly similar to the showcar’s.

In the end, if the photos circulating around are anything to go by, it seems the production Sergio is quite different from the concept – a sort of mid-point between it and the 458 on which it’s based – but you can bet either way that those six customers have paid a handsome premium for the privilege.

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Source: Autoblog  via The Supercar Kids

FAIL: Porsche 911 Turbo S – Crazy Expensive at $210,620

FAIL: Porsche 911 Turbo S – Crazy Expensive at $210,620

PORSCHE NEW PRICE FAIL

We think Porsche bit off their foot by expecting buyers to pay over 200k on a car that hasn’t been updated in 10 years or so.

They always exclude themselves but this time they are totally off base.

Oh yes, we love the look and feel of the Porsche but it was hard to look at over $150,000.00  and that’s just for the 911 Turbo.

When we compare apples with apples, the price doesn’t match up.

Consider what you could buy for that range – it doesn’t compare – if you just look at the technology in the Mercedes Benz SLS the Porsche can’t compete. 

· Ferrari 458 Speciale

· Ferrari California

· Lamborghini Hurricane

· McLaren 650S

· Rolls-Royce Wraith

· Bentley Continental GTC

· Any Aston Martin including the Vanquish

· Any Maserati

· Almost Qty 2 Audi R8

· Any BMW

· Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Please understand that we have nothing against Porsche, but we do believe in fairness and Porsche is crazy with what they believed their car is worth. It’s not the 80’s, you have to push out new and better things, not pull the wool over our eyes and try to sell us the same thing for more money. That’s just not right.

So I guess we won’t be buying a Porsche anytime soon. The Lamborghini Hurricane looks like a much better deal on our side. “Sorry Porsche”

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The Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 – One Bad Ass looking Ferrari

The Liberty Walk Ferrari 458  – One Bad Ass looking Ferrari

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You must say, “This is One Bad Ass Ferrari” – and it will definitely  turn heads in every direction .

I came across this article from Stance Works back in 2013 and I still haven’t seen anything Bas ass as The Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 –  look at the additional photos under the article .

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Liberty Walk Ferrari 458

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Kato’s Low Riding 458 Challenge!!

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Original Article

REFINED IRREVERENCE : THE LIBERTY WALK FERRARI 458

By MIKE BURROUGHS
STANCEWORKS
http://www.stanceworks.com/

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Italy is a country known for design. From the fashion runways to industrial design houses, it’s one of the leaders that forge ahead, setting trends and developing new styles.  Since the days of Ancient Roman Art, the Italian aesthetic is one that has been infatuated with ornamentation and decoration. Following the often overly-ornate periods of Baroque and Rococo art, Italy’s focus on nature’s beauty led back to classically styled art and design that is elegant in its simplicity. The automotive embodiment of Italy’s rich artistic roots, are the polished lines that arc and curve over the beautiful red panels that make up Ferrari’s corral.

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Ferrari’s cars have a certain elegance that blends the soft lines of beauty and form with the strong lines of a performance car; the bodywork carefully sculpted by famous coachbuilders such as Zagato, Bertone, and Pininfarina. The Ferrari’s lines flow over its figure, gently rounding over the flares that house the lightweight wheels and performance brakes. The low slung stance and wedge silhouette hint at the performance that lies beneath, but a Ferrari carries itself with a graceful demeanor fit for the fashion runway.  It’s a refined balance of form and function that can only come from the streets of Italy.

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Enter Liberty Walk, a Japanese tuning house recently gaining notoriety for their wild wide-body builds. Having already made a splash with their M3 and Lamborghini kits, they set their sights on a Ferrari 458. With a certain sense of irreverence, they have introduced extravagance to the elegant form of the Italian supercar.  Widened fenders pull on the organic lines, giving strength to the already broad shoulders and hips of the Italia. The exposed hardware clashes with the previous refinement that once graced the car, introducing a menacing rawness to the car’s character.

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It was mere days before SEMA that the team at LTMW in El Monte, California, got their hands on the stock Ferrari. Under the same roof sat an F30, an E91, a Rocket Bunny FRS, another 458, and the first Liberty Walk GTR as well – all due for the same big weekend: the team had their work cut out for them. With care and precision, the fenders and quarter panels were cut away from the car, giving someone the chance to walk away from the build with unique experience of running a cutoff wheel through the skin of an F-Car.

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Panels were lined up, lines were drawn, and clearances were checked before a drill was taken to each corner of the car for the mounting tabs, throwing the car’s rapidly diminishing resale value out the window with a beautiful sense of apathy. With the holes drilled, the panels were mounted, fitted, trued, and squared. The kit’s lines draw from the 458’s flawlessly, bringing the car into a realm few to which Ferraris have ever ventured. The Liberty Walk kit is a finely tailored suit, albeit one of an aggressive nature.

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The nose of the car has been sharpened and simplified – the factory organic splitter veins are gone in favor of a wider, gaping mouth. The lower edge is traced by an aggressive splitter, which is carried from the front down the sides of the car. Under the tail end of the LB Performance 458 is a custom rear diffuser, which adds to the race-inspired aggression of the car. And lastly, to complete the tail end, a tall duckbill spoiler is perched atop the car’s engine cover.

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To drop the car, custom Liberty Walk springs were fitted to the factory Ferrari suspension. Under the widened arches is a set of Rotiform LVS wheels built specifically for the project, measuring out to 20×9 et0 in the front and 20×12 et-33 at the back end. Nitto INVOs wrap all four corners, with 245/30/20s resting under the front fenders, and 295/30/20 squeezed under the tail.

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The car as a whole is a sight to behold, and for those attending the SEMA show, it’s one you truly shouldn’t miss. Perhaps cliche, but this is a car that looks fantastic in photos, but has an truly special presence in person. The Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 will be found in the Nitto Tire booth alongside some other impressive builds as Nitto continues to celebrate and support the enthusiast and stance community.

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Source: Stanceworks.com

 

 

http://www.libertywalk-usa.com/#!ferrari-458-italia-body-kit/c1k9g

 

The top 10 most expensive cars in the world

 

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The top 10 most expensive cars in the world

By Peter Braun 

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.

 

 

10. Porsche 918 Spyder $845,000

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At just shy of one million dollars, the Porsche 918 Spyder would rarely be considered cheap – even relatively speaking. But on this list, it’s a bargain.

What makes the 918 special, though, is not the price, it’s that the 918 Spyder comes from the future. That’s right. It’s a hybrid.  Don’t for a second think the 918 Spyder is a poor sad Prius hobbling along in the right lane, because this bad boy has 887 horsepower, which is good for 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

For comparison, that’s faster than the money you’ll have to plunk down for this thing can leave your bank account.
But don’t worry; you will save on gas; because this Teutonic thunderbolt can go 18 miles on the lightning in its batteries alone – and still pull 82 mpg in hybrid mode. That is, as long as your commute doesn’t take you around the Nürburgring. Which it should, by the way.

9. McLaren P1 $1.1M

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From the same manufacturer as the legendary F1, the P1 might just live up the insane legacy of the first 230 mph production car.

Lurking underneath the carbon fiber is a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 which when paired with the onboard electric motor is good for 903 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The right way to think about this isn’t even as a hybrid, but like a roadgoing Formula 1 car with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System. This will help you get over the fact that you can only get 9 miles on the battery.

Straight ahead speed isn’t quite as lunatic as it was on the F1, with the top speed limited to a measly 217 mph. But it will get you to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and make it from 0-182 in 16.5 seconds, twice as fast as Ferrari 458 Italia. It will  also grip and brake like the amazing Spiderman on PEDs.

McLaren has gone all out on the quality control, when engineers test the waterproof seals the car  is doused in nearly 4,000 gallons of water.

If you want one, act now because they just went into production and most of the 375 are spoken for.

9. Hennessey Venom GT $1.1M

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The engineers over at Hennessey may need a little less testosterone and a little more Thorazine. That hasn’t stopped them, though, from achieving something that most physicists consider impossible. This little company has produced the fastest ever production car, capable of 271 mph.

They say everything is bigger in Texas and the Lone Star State-based tuning house is happy to that statement correct.

The Venom GT is filled with enough horsepower to stretch across the Lone Star State itself, packing a mind-blowing 1,500 horsepower mined from a poisonous 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. 0-60 is pegged at two seconds. The riotous acceleration doesn’t end there, though, the Venom claims a top speed of 287 mph.
If the CERN particle accelerator keeps having trouble they might just think about driving a Venom GT around it instead.

At just $1.1 million this car is almost a bargain considering it can out strip everything on this list, except maybe: the mighty Koenigsegg One:1.

8. Zenvo ST1 $1.2M

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Denmark may only be known for its massive butter consumption and as the setting of Hamlet. But the Zenovo ST1 is definitely ‘to be.’

Well, only three of them will actually ‘be.’ Apparently because they need to be hand carved from adamantium and Thor’s hammer.

The results though are impressive, the ST1 is propelled by a turbo supercharged 7.0-liter V8, which might have been nicked off of a P-38 Lightning. This monster powerplant is good for a top speed of 233 mph and a 0-60 time south of three seconds.

Unfortunately for the mighty Dane, its initial exhibitions have not gone well. It nearly killed Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear by setting him on fire and then didn’t even go that fast.
No wonder it looks so angry. Don’t count the ST1 out yet though, because Zenvo is hard at work.

7. Maybach Landaulet $1.25M

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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.

Presumably the button that says, “guards seize him” is an optional extra.  

6. Ferrari La Ferrari $1.3M

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Italian for ‘the Ferrari,” the Ferrari the Ferrari’s name might be a bit silly. But the everything else is absolutely spectacular.

In true Italian fashion, at the heart of this stallion is a V12. By itself, this mighty heart pumps out 789 horsepower. But if you hit the defibrillator and electrocute that sucker, with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), you can get up to 950 hp.

Because this thing weighs rather a lot less than your average Ford Focus, the tidal wave of power will drive you to 120 mph in less than seven seconds; faster than most cars can get you to 60 mph.

If Ferrari hasn’t already called to offer you one of the 499 LaFerraris it has built, you are out luck. You are just going to have to look for one secondhand on the Dubai Craigslist.

6. Pagani Huayra $1.3M

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Welcome to the best car that no one can pronounce. Named for the Incan “God of Winds,” the Huayra’s (why-rah) offers performance that a deity would be envious of.
Powered by an AMG 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers, the Huayra is good for 230 mph. And at 740 lb-ft, more torque than your average pantheon.

Styling is very Pagani. The car boasts gullwing doors, the patented Pagani antenna/side mirrors and some of the best leatherwork you will ever see.

For the low, low price of $1.3 million, this car is such a bargain you might want to buy two.

5. Lamborghini Reventon $1.61M

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The Reventon is truly a stealth fighter for the road, even if those looks would attract more attention than Kate Upton wandering into a middle school.
This Lambo’s name and personality both come from a famed Spanish fighting bull that killed an equally legendary bullfighter.
Drivers might be in just as much trouble when they strap into this 650 hp rocket. It has purportedly topped 220 mph in Dubai and will do 0-60 in 3.4 seconds. Oley!
Along with all this performance, you get one of the coolest supercar interiors out there. If it weren’t for the Lamborghini badges, you would be convinced that you are in an F-22 Raptor.
At $1.6 million the Reventon is the second most expensive Lamborghini behind the ultra-rare Veneno, not including the track-only Sesto Elemento ($2.2M) and the concept Aventador J ($2.8M).

4. Aston Martin One-77 $1.8M

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$1.8 million can get you a lot of stuff. You could buy a couple of nice houses or 450,000 pounds of bacon. But it can also get you exactly one Aston Martin One-77.
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.

4. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster $1.8M

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Unfortunately, the Aston Martin One-77 has to share fourth place with another car. Fortunately, that car is the Zonda Cinque Roadster, made by Italian boutique automaker Pagani.

So why should you pay half a million more for a Zonda than Pagani’s newer car the Huyara? For starters, the Zonda Cinque is made out of the most awesome materials known to man: carbon fiber and titanium. This makes it stronger and lighter than Delta Force. Seriously, it weighs less than a Mini Cooper but has an AMG V12 that produces 678 hp.
That makes this cabrio capable of 210+ mph and eye-popping – perhaps literally – track speeds.

Oh, and Pagani only built five of them, so happy hunting.

4. Koenigsegg One:1. $2.0M

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When it comes to the car world, Koenigsegg has been the crazy uncle off in the corner doing its own thing. Well that business model has really paid off because it has just achieved a very impressive automotive first, a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio in a road car.

This insane machine weighs just 1,340 kilograms and puts out 1,340 horsepower. And that weight includes a full complement of fluids and an average driver. This should make the One:1 the fastest accelerating car – and possibly plane – that money can buy. What do I mean? I mean 0 to 250 mph in under twenty seconds and a claimed potential top speed of 273 mph or more.

In short, there might be more luxurious cars on this list, but there is none that can hold a candle in raw performance. 

2. Mansory Vivre: Bugatti Veyron. $3.4M

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The Bugatti Veyron is getting to that point in its life where it can wax reflective and nostalgic. That’s 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 whack-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 it’s 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.

2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport $3.4M

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Didn’t know that Lebanon had a car industry? Then you are missing out, because the W Motors’ Lykan Hypersport is one of the most impressive things on four wheels.
Not many details are out about this car yet, but 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.
All I can say is, “Help me Lykan Hypersport, you are my only hope.”

1. Lamborghini Veneno $4M

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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.
Want one? That’s a silly question. Of course you do. Unfortunately, the three hard tops are already spoken for, but there will be nine roadsters. They may cost an extra half million dollars, but for something like this thats almost a bargain.

And hey we can all dream. After all, that’s the point of this list.

Honorable Mentions:

Rolls-Royce Celestial: Price Unknown

Rolls-Royce Celestial

A regular Rolls-Royce Phantom might be a bit declasse for this list, but the one of Celestial is a a bit more special. Why you ask? It has 446 diamonds inset into its interior. Also the headliner lights up with thousands of hand woven fiber optics to recreate the night sky from the moment the first Phantom was delivered. This breathtaking display of opulence and excess was designed for the Dubai International Motor Show, and isn’t for sale yet so thats why it doesn’t make the list.
However, any car that features enough diamonds to start an African civil war – honestly we hope these aren’t blood diamonds – isn’t likely to be cheap.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento $2.2M

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Italian for “sixth element” the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento isn’t even out yet and of the 20 being made, all are already spoken for. Sorry.
The other bad news: it’s not street legal in the U.S., meaning those folks in ‘Merica who were fortunate enough to front the $2.2M bill can only enjoy them on the track. Oh, too bad!

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO $52M

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for $52 million
With its recent sale price of $52 million, it seems like the 1963 Ferarri 250 GTO ought to top out on this list. But it winds up as an honorable mention because you can’t actually buy one; it’s not just that you can’t afford it; there are none for sale.
So how does this 50-year-old Italian stallion come to cost more than some countries? Well, for starters there are only 39 of them. So they are quite rare.
Also each one is a bit different. They are handcrafted – and not in the modern sense in that some technician carefully screwed together some 3D-printed componentslBut rather in the sense of an actual florid Italian hand hammering the gorgeous aluminum bodywork.
They say that the Ferrari godfather, Enzo, had these built in response to the sublime Jaguar E-type. And while he may not have beat jag on production, $52 million might just be enough to buy all the Jaguar E-types left in the world.

LIMITED EDITION FERRARI CALIFORNIA FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

  LIMITED EDITION FERRARI CALIFORNIA FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

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When the Ferrari California was launched, Officine Panerai introduced this limited edition watch to match the styling and characteristics of the car. The watch case is made of polished steel with brushed edges, and has a 45 mm diameter imposing dial. Other designing elements include the 12 o’ clock to 3 o’ clock time spots which resemble in design to the instrumentation of the tachometer, and the California logo on the dial that connects the two luxury items. The elaborate dial of the watch is protected by a special sapphire crystal screen which is scratch proof and has been given an anti-reflective treatment. The sides adorned with machine crafted crown and pushables with a neat finish. The total number of this 100 m water resistant Ferrari timepiece, is 400 which would cost its buyers $13,650.

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Ferrari California T unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

 

Ferrari California T unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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The Ferrari California might technically be the Prancing Horse’s entry-level model, but there is nothing basic about the latest upgrade for the California T. Showing its face to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, it is now propelled by a 3.9-liter, turbocharged V8 with 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque, which equates to an extra 70 hp and a 49 percent increase in torque over the previous engine.

The forced induction mill is enough to accelerate it to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds. Also not that many Ferrari buyers are going to care, but the switch also means a 15 percent improvement in fuel economy. Oh, and based on the video preview below, it sounds pretty good, too.

While the new engine is certainly the headline grabber, there are other upgrades as well: a top that closes in 14 seconds, new steering box, improved magnetic dampers and an upgraded traction control system. Pininfarina also reshaped the nose to make it more look like Ferraris of the 1960s.

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Ferrari California T to be unveiled at Geneva: elegance, sportiness and technology

New V8: intense sound and vivid acceleration across the rev range for the first time from a turbo-charged engine

Torque up by 49% and fuel consumption down 15%

Maranello, 12th February 2014 – The Ferrari California T epitomizes elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.

The California T boasts striking standards of innovation while retaining signature features such as the successful 2+ concept, a refined cabin and, of course, the retractable hard top (RHT) which transforms it from a chic coupe into a sleekly sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds.

The model brings with a host of new solutions, not the least of which is its 8-cylinder turbo engine. Maranello’s engineers have created an entirely new power unit which delivers absolutely superb levels of performance, blistering pick-up and the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded.

This is also the first time virtually zero turbo lag has achieved on an engine of this type, guaranteeing instantaneous response to commands and, as with naturally-aspirated power units, a torque curve that increases constantly across the rev range thanks to Variable Boost Management.

The direct-injection, 3885 cc turbo 8-cylinder is mounted very low in the chassis in a mid-front position and delivers 560 cv at 7500 rpm, which translates into a specific power output of 145 cv/l – the highest in its category – as along with maximum torque of 755 Nm. Figures that give the California T extraordinary acceleration over the 0 to 100 km/h sprint which it covers in just 3.6 seconds.

As in Formula 1 this season, a turbo is used to cut fuel consumption and C02 emissions. Compared to the outgoing model, fuel consumption is down by 15 per cent despite 70 cv more power and a 49 per cent increase in torque. Emissions are down to 250 g/km over the combined cycle which equates to a 20 per cent reduction in the C02/cv ration (0.44g/cv). The California T’s engine also benefits from several other solutions used on the single-seater, not least compact, very low inertia twin-scroll turbines to ensure ultra-sharp throttle response. The Scuderia’s methodologies and plant are also used for certain phases of its production, particularly at the casting stage.

One major challenge involved in the design of the California T was to guarantee it a typically intense, exhilarating Ferrari engine sound. This was achieved through meticulous design work and the use of special manufacturing techniques for essential components, such as the flat-plant crankshaft and the three-piece cast exhaust manifold and turbo housing. The engine produces a powerful, engaging sound during both the intake and exhaust phases, becoming even more potent as engine speed increases. This the first time a result of this kind has ever been achieved with a turbo engine.

The California T delivers true sports car dynamics too, thanks to reduced steering wheel activity and improved steering response to driver input, courtesy of a new steering box and suspension set-up. New springs and latest-generation Magnaride dampers (which respond 50 per cent faster), combined with body motion accelerometers, reduce roll and pitch for more precise handling whilst still guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride.

The California T also has the latest evolution of the F1-Trac traction control system for maximum acceleration of corners, thereby underscoring the sportier side of its personality.

The California T’s architecture, controls and new 8-cyklider engine ensure consistently intense driving pleasure in challenging driving conditions as well as making the car fun to drive even in more relaxed situations, very much in the Grand Tourer tradition.

The carbon-ceramic braking system is also extremely efficient with new composite discs and pads. The brakes are integrated with the ESP 8.0 which controls the high performance ABS for a short 100 to 0 km/h braking distance of just 34 meters.

Considerable attention was paid to the design, maintaining the outgoing model’s overall dimensions while ensuring that the California T has a new, individual personality. The sleek proportions were penned by the Ferrari Styling Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina and are very much in keeping with the Ferrari front-engined ethos. The shape of the California T’s flanks is inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling, with the front wing line stretching back towards the compact, muscular rear, bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and movement to the sides. The rear benefits from meticulous aerodynamic research resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser.

The California T’s cabin was designed to be as ergonomic as possible and exudes a sense of warmth and craftsmanship, with luxurious Frau semi-aniline leather trim. The interior space is flexible so that owners can make the most efficient use of the boot capacity even with the top down, thanks to the opening between luggage compartment and rear seats.

The human-machine interface encompasses the Ferrari steering wheel with integrated controls while the Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE) takes pride of place between the two air vents in the centre of the dash. The TPE display boasts a capacitive (touch-sensitive) surround to scroll through screens with information on making the most of the new engine’s performance. The California T also features a new infotainment system with an extremely intuitive high-resolution 6.5″ screen featuring both tough-screen and conventional controls.

The California T will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, but from today can be admired online at www.ferarri.com in its two launch colours: Rosso California, an intense, deep new red inspired by classic Ferraris, and Blu California, which underscores the versatility and elegance of this new model.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE
Type: direct-injection 90° V8
Total displacement: 3,855 cc
Maximum power*: 412 kW (560 cv) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque*: 755 Nm (77 kgm) at 4750 rpm

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length: 4570 mm
Width: 1910 mm
Height: 1322 mm
Dry weight**: 1625 kg
Weight distribution: 47% front – 53% rear

PERFORMANCE
Top speed: 316 kn/h
0-100 km/h: 3.6 s

FUEL CONSUMPTION***
1.5l/100 km

CO2 EMISSIONS***
250 g/km

* With 98 octane fuel
** With lightweight optional equipment
*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) with HELE system