16 Most Popular Exotic Cars

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1. BUGATTI VEYRON HYPERCAR “LA FINALE”

Price: Estimated more than $2.6 million

La Finale.

The final Bugatti Veyron Hypercar was put on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show for the first time. Dubbed the “La Finale” due to it being the 450th and final Veyron to be produced, the auto was reported to have been sold to a Middle East Collector for a significant sum of money. Bugatti used the original Veyron to inspire the design of the final model to include a two-tone paint finish made of red exposed and conventional black carbon fiber. The auto includes a turbocharged, 8.0 liter W-16 engine and rates a ridiculous 1,183 horsepower along with 1,106 pound-feet of torque. La Finale can go from zero to 61 in 2.5 seconds and boasts the top speed for all open-top production cars in the world of 254 MPH.

2. ASTON MARTIN VULCAN HYPERCAR

Price: $2,300,000

Aston Martin Vulcan 01

The Aston Martin Vulcan Hypercar is an exotic car fan’s dream. The auto features a V12 track special engine rated at 800+ horsepower, 7.0 liter engine. The manufacturer designed the auto around a carbon fiber tub and uses a number of lightweight, exotic materials in the construction of the vehicle. The vehicle was first demoed by the company at the Le Mans 24 Hours race, and the focus of the design is to enhance performance on the track. The company includes a driver program that helps the owner maximize performance of the vehicle to include both instructional and technical support. The auto is rear wheel drive that uses an Xtrac six-speed gear box that is based on the Vantage GTE race car. The car is capable of achieving speeds in excess of 200 MPH.

3. MCLAREN 675 LT SUPERCAR

Price: Estimated $600,000

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The McLaren 675 LT Supercar recently debuted and its design was inspired by the company’s exotic 1997 F1 GTR race car. The new 675LT; however, features a significantly upgraded 3.8 liter, V-8 engine. The car features a Long Tail similar to the 1997 race car and it is only available as a coupe. The total power output for the 675 LT is presented in PS at 666 bhp. The company also put a big focus on optimizing the aerodynamics of the car and increased the overall power of the vehicle. This has helped make the auto one the most focused on the track in the company’s Super Series and it has a power-to-weight ratio that is unmatched by equivalent, exotic automobiles.

4. LAMBORGHINI SUPERVELOCE (SV)

Price: $493,000

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce

The Lamborghini SuperVeloce is the latest variant of the Aventador vehicle. The company has focused on performance in this version of their exotic automobile, and It is powered by the Lamborghini V-12 engine. The car’s engine is 6.5 liters with a big power increase over past editions of the company’s autos. The engine is rated at 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque and exceeds that of the Lamborghini Aventador. The max speed of the exotic car is approximately 217 MPH, and it can go from zero to 62 MPH in 2.8 seconds. Although the SuperVeloce is targeted towards running on the track, it is street legal and continues to build on past Lamborghini successes in the luxury sports car market.

5. FERRARI FF

Price: $300,000

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF is one of the first cars that enthusiasts think of when it comes to exotic vehicles on the road throughout the world. The FF is powered by a 6.3 liter, V-12 engine that is rated at 651 horsepower, and it is capable of going from zero to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. The FF also features all-wheel drive and can actually fit more than two people in the cabin of the vehicle unlike many other auto models in a similar class. The designers of the FF target a small niche in the market vertical of consumers who have children or desire to have additional storage space in the auto while driving around the local area.

6. ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH

Price: $294,000

Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most powerful automobile made by the company that is street legal. The car is powered by a 6.6 liter, V-12 engine that is rated at 624 horsepower. The Wraith can go from zero to 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, and does a great job at blending modern perks and technology into one of the industry’s classic autos. The auto’s design is based on the Ghost sedan but is a shorted version with hints of the BMW 7 series platform throughout the overall auto design. The top speed of the car is 155 MPH and it will not disappoint fans of the brand to drive the automobile. The designers also went to great efforts to ensure that the interior cabin of the car is made to maximize the driver and passenger comfort making it one of the more popular exotic cars on the market today.

7. FERRARI 488 GTB

Price: $275,000

Ferrari 488 GTB

The Ferrari 488 GTB is the company’s replacement for the 458 Italia  exotic car, and is powered by a turbocharged V8, 3.8 liter engine. This marks the first time that the company has incorporated a turbocharged engine into their car. The 488 GTB sees a whopping 660 horsepower that helps it go from zero to 60 in three seconds. Despite using a turbocharged engine, the auto is able to enjoy more than 200 HP than its predecessor, the F40. The auto does weight 1,000 pounds more than the F40, but comes in slightly less than the 458 Speciale. The performance of the 488 GTB makes it one of the best performing vehicles produced to date by the company.

8. MCLAREN 650S COUPE

Price: $265,500

McLaren 650S Coupe

The McLaren 650S Coupe is the predecessor to the 675 LT Supercar. The auto is powered by a 3.8 liter, twin-turbo V-6 engine which is rated at 641 horsepower. The 650S can get up and move going from zero to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds, and the vehicle has a high end speed of 207 MPH. When McClaren designed the 650S, the company made the decision to revise the styling seen on the 12C, and the overall car body tub is significantly lighter. Although the 675 LT is designed to have more power than the 650S, car enthusiasts will note that the 650 holds its own when comparing the vehicles head-to-head . The 650S also includes a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic and is available in a spider version for those who want a change from the coupe.

9. PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS

Price: $176,985

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

One cannot discuss exotic cars without having the Porsche brand in the conversation. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the company’s latest entry into the sports / exotic car market, and has a 4.0 liter V-6 engine that is rated at 500 horsepower and 338 lb-ft of torque. The company has avoided including a turbocharged engine in this model, and the auto features a seven-speed manual transmission. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 3.1 seconds and the maximum speed of the vehicle is 193 MPH. Porsche has made some tweaks to the 911 design allowing the GT3 RS to get off quicker from the line when running the quarter mile or needing better acceleration, and the auto looks to be another in a great line of exotic automobiles produced by Porsche.

10. ACURA / HONDA NSX SUPERCAR

Price: $151,500

2016 Acura NSX

The Acura / Honda NSX Supercar is finally here. It took the company just shy of four years to finally go from concept car to reality for this exotic automobile. The vehicle features a hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain that is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The company takes this further by mating the engine to a nine-speed, dual-clutch transmission that is subsequently connected to three electric motors in the automobile. One of the few exotic cars that is a hybrid, the Supercar uses one of the motors to power the rear wheels while the other two provide power to the front wheels. The company will not release additional performance metrics until the auto is officially released, but it is expected that the Supercar will see some decent numbers for those into exotic hybrid autos.

11. BENTLEY EXP10 SPEED 6 COUPE

Price: Estimate$150,000

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

The Bentley car brand stands for luxury and status. The recently unveiled EXP10 Speed 6 Coupe is one of the most exotic offerings by the company during its history. The vehicle represents the company’s continued progressive design ideologies combining ultra-modern auto design with the best construction materials and performance technology available on the market today. The cabin of the vehicle features two-metal 3D texturing as well as a 12” touchscreen to cap off the luxury cabin of the Coupe. The vehicle’s appearance is capped off with copper elements that are included on both interior and exterior features to go along with the new, advanced powertrain planned for the automobile.

12. MERCEDES AMG GT S

Price: $150,000

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

The Mercedes AMG GT S is a significant upgrade to the legacy SLS model of the automobile. The exotic car contains a new, turbocharged 4.0 liter, V-8 engine that generates 503 horsepower and is capable of going from zero to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds. The car is powered by a 4.0 liter, twin tubocharged V-8 engine rated at 503 horsepower.  The AMG GT S is a lighter auto than the SLS model that it has replaced. With the bodyweight of the AMG GT S being located low on the auto body, the auto is very sharp on the corners and the auto delivers a more dynamic performance than many other exotic sports cars on the market.

13. AUDI R8 SUPERCAR

Price: $117,500

Audi R8

The Audi R8 Supercar was recently unveiled in Geneva. It is the second generation of the Supercar for Audi, and it does not disappoint fans of exotic cars. The company intends to sell the auto with the option of either a V-10 engine or an e-tron hybrid. Audi has made a number of upgrades to the body of the vehicle compared to the original R8. The company now uses the MSS architecture that is mostly aluminum with a carbon fiber for the transmission tunnel, firewall, and B-pillars. These changes make the car significantly lighter than the original as well as up to 13% stiffer in the body. For those who don’t want the power of the V-10, the company is also offering a 4.2 liter, V-8 engine that can still get one 444 bhp while the V-10 sees approximately 542 bhp. Consumers will also have the option to add a heads-up display on the auto for the first time with the second generation model.

14. JAGUAR F-TYPE R

Price: $99,000

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

For more than two decades, owning a Jaguar has been synonymous with exotic cars. The company’s latest offering is the F-Type R sports car that features a supercharged, 5.0 liter, V8 engine rated at 550 horsepower with quicker acceleration than found in past models produced by the company. Starting in 2015, the F-Type R also comes in an all-wheel drive version for car enthusiasts who demand greater control of the vehicle and also includes faster acceleration. The F-Type R can go from zero to 60 in 4.0 seconds and gets respectable gas mileage for an exotic car at 16 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. Jaguar carries its standard four year or 50,000 mile basic and powertrain warranties on the auto which just looks cool to drive.

15. LOTUS EVORA 400

Price: $92,530

Lotus Evora 400

Lotus is typically not the first exotic car brand that auto enthusiasts think of when it comes to autos. The Evora 400 changes this and features a 400 horsepower, supercharged 3.5 liter, V6 engine. The auto was introduced into the U.S. market after the company took a year off, and is a lighter but more powerful version of the Evora brand that was produced in past years. The engine is rated at 400 horsepower and can produce 302 lb-ft of torque. The manufacturer also worked to reduce the weight in both the manual and automatic transmissions of the car to help reduce the zero to 60 MPH times of the vehicle to 4.1 seconds. The Evora 400 also sports a top speed of 186 MPH making it the fastest Lotus model produced for the public in the history of the company.

16. ALFA ROMEO OPEN-TOP 4C SPIDER

Price: $83,000

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Open Top 4C Spider is the latest exotic car offering by Alfa Romeo. Despite changes to the composition of the chassis, the performance of the auto is similar to its predecessor. Featuring a 1742cc turbo four, the car can go from zero to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. The Open-Top handles similar to the coupe and the auto sees a whopping fuel efficiency of 47 MPG on the highway. Engine torque is rated at 258 at 2100 engine RPM and 240 horsepower at 6000 RPM. The Open-top 4C Spider is fun to drive, and for consumers who can afford the price tag is still one of the more affordable exotic automobiles on the market today.

(carophile.com)

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