Sports cars aren’t enough. The Z06 Stingray is losing it’s flashiness. Rich people want more. So automakers around the world invented the hypercar: the ultimate road legal track car–engineered for performance, whatever the cost.
I’m skipping the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow/Lightening concept because it’s not road legal, and the LaFerrari FXX K and McLaren P1 GTR because they are track cars, not road cars.
9: Lamborghini Veneno and Veneno Roadster
The Veneno, named after a fighting bull like all the other Lambos, is a heavily upgraded Adventador with little room for error. It costs 4.5 million USD.
8: Bugatti Veyron
While it no longer holds the world record for the fastest car ever, 254 mph (409 km/h) was no mean feat in 2013. It cost more or less $1.5 million. Nontheless, the 4044 pound heavyweight is ready for an upgrade, and the Chiron might not be enough.
4: McLaren P1
McLaren’s ultimate series tops the charts in almost every way. The P1 GTR is the brand’s number one racing machine, and its road version does not disappoint. It’s price tag is “only” $1.4 million, which is better than many others on this list.
6: Hennessey Venom F5
Hennessey seems to be trying to beat it’s own record set by the Venom GT. The F5 is estimated to hit 290 mph–a new world record by far. Bugatti’s reign is long over, and the Chiron won’t make a difference. Hennessey plans to keep this monster exclusive by limiting it’s number and increasing it’s price, but the numbers are unknown.
5: Koenigsegg Regera
The newest upgrade from the Agera looks sleek and sporty, but that’s not all. Koenigsegg is confident to shred the road-legal top speed record by over 20 mph, clocking in at over 290.
4: Bugatti Chiron
The brand’s newest upgrade from the Veyron came a long way, but was it wasn’t long enough to retake the world record speed from Hennessey. It costs a jaw-dropping 2.65 million USD, and certainly delivers some good performance. It’s not bad for a heavyweight monster car.
The LaFerrari (not Ferrari LaFerrari; just LaFerrari) came around in 2013 and still is the brands most exclusive supercar. It’s the continuation of the F40 line–F40, F50, Enzo Ferrari, FXX-K, and LaFerrari. Enzo would be proud.
2: Lamborghini Centerario
A Lambo is an unlikely contender for second place, but this one earned it. The company wanted something special for a tribute to it’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and they did it. The Centenario finds the perfect balance sporty and stylish that is hard to find in today’s supercar lineup. Only 20 will be made, costing $1.9 million.
1: Hennessey Venom GT
This car really deserves to be in the top spot. In 2014, the Venom GT set the record for the fastest-two seater ever made at 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h). It’s convertible counterpart clocked in at 265 mph, making it the fastest convertible to date. Only 29 were made, costing “only” 1.2 million USD each.
0: Koenigsegg One:1
There isn’t supposed to be a zero in a top ten list. But the One:1 has to get a place, and first was already taken. This car has precisely one to one horsepower to kilogram of curb weight ratio, a feat previously considered impossible. The legendary ratio has finally been achieved by an out-of-the-way brand only seen in car shows and video games, when even Ferrari failed to get it done. It’s time to up your game, supercar companies.