Most Expensive New Cars in America for 2018

© Bentley Motors, © Ford Motor Company, © Bugatti, © Rolls-Royce Motor CarsExtreme Exclusivity
Some cars are designed simply to get you from point A to point B — these are not those cars. The average purchase price of a new car in the U.S. is around $35,000 — the least expensive car on this list is more than seven times that figure. The following vehicles are extremely exclusive, and in some cases so rare that even if you had the money you couldn’t obtain one. These cars are not your typical daily drivers, although a few buyers will drive them with some regularity — but let’s face it, for those possessing the means to own one of these rarities, they likely have other options in their driveways. So what do you get when you pay more for a car than most will pay for their house? You get extreme power, ultimate performance, lavish amenities and exclusivity. Here’s a look at the cars (and SUVS) at the top of the automotive food chain.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceAston Martin DB11 AMR
Base Price: $241,000
When Aston premiered the DB11 V8, there were attributes that made it a better car to drive than the more powerful V12 version. Now those changes have been applied to the V12, creating the best driving and most powerful production DB11 available — the all-new DB11 AMR. The DB11 V12 AMR derives power from a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 630 horsepower — an increase of 30 horses versus the previous V12. Torque remains at 516 lb-ft; however, peak torque lasts a bit longer with the revised engine. The added power translates into the V12 AMR becoming slightly faster than the outgoing V12, reaching 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and achieving a top speed of 208 mph.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceAston Martin DB11 AMR
The interior of the DB11 is as attractive as the exterior, with sport seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara. Pronounced side bolsters are effective at keeping the driver and front passenger stable during spirited jaunts, but at the same time the seats don’t feel tight. Like the exterior, there are green highlights throughout, including stripes on the seats as well as piping and stitching. The driver can choose from multiple drive modes and suspension settings, changing the car from a comfortable GT cruiser to an extreme sports car.

© Bentley MotorsBentley Flying Spur W12 S
Base Price: $244,600
Bentley has been building cars since the 1920s and has become one of the most widely recognized luxury brands in the world. The W12 S is the flagship of the Flying Spur line, providing an excellent combination of luxury and extreme performance. With a massive 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine generating 626 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque from under its long hood, this is the first 4-door Bentley to have a top speed of more than 200 mph. Facilitating these incredible performance stats are air suspension, optional carbon-ceramic brakes, high-performance tires and all-wheel drive.

© Bentley MotorsBentley Flying Spur W12 S
As much fun as the W12 S is to drive, the back seat is not such a bad place either. With plenty of room to stretch out, rear-seat passengers enjoy big cushions swathed in the finest soft leather that is available in more than 17 different colors. Seats feature 14-way adjustments as well as heat and ventilation. Almost 10 square meters of sustainably-sourced natural wood is used per car in mirror-polished veneers for the fascia panels, consoles, waist rails and picnic tables. A black tint spun aluminum finish also is available, complemented by Piano Black veneer. There also are seven wood veneer and two technical finishes to choose from, including contemporary carbon fiber.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet
$250,900
If you’re looking for ultimate luxury and performance in an open-top car, this could be your ride. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet bolsters the Mercedes V12 lineup, powered by an AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that produces 621 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, teamed with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission — enough power to move this elegant car to 60 mph in 4 seconds with a top speed limited to 186 mph. With the AMG Panamericana grille, side skirts with three-dimensional inlays and 20-inch forged alloy wheels, there will be no mistaking the S65 for any of the lesser S-Class variants.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet
The first open-top 4-seat S-Class since 1971, the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet features all the technology of other S-Class variants, as well as a complete system for top-down warmth and wind control. The sleek, elegant design makes for one of the most exclusive S-Classes ever, with a coupelike profile when the soft-top is closed. The three-layer acoustic fabric soft-top can be lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 35 mph and is available in four colors with a high-quality Nappa leather lining and DINAMICA microfiber.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari 488 Pista
$256,550
The legendary Italian carmaker has taken the already-powerful 488 GTB and turned it into a race-ready machine. The new 488 Pista — which means track in Italian — features several enhancements to bolster performance on the racing circuit. The Pista gets aero improvements that include an S-Duct at the front, new diffusers and a new rear spoiler, resulting in a 20 percent boost in efficiency versus the 488 GTB. In addition to better aerodynamics, the Pista features a lithium battery and new carbon fiber wheels. These tweaks contribute to an overall weight savings of almost 200 pounds.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari 488 Pista
The Pista receives further enhancement via the most powerful V8 engine ever from Ferrari. The standard 660 horsepower in the 488 GTB gets pumped to almost 710 horsepower thanks to the Pista’s 3.9-liter turbocharged V8. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a Formula One-derived 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As expected, performance figures are impressive: 62 mph arrives in 2.85 seconds and 124 mph is eclipsed in 7.6 seconds, with a top speed of more than 210 mph. The interior of this fast Ferrari feels more race car than street machine thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and Alcantara for a purposeful and sporting feel.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
$257,500
One of the most iconic sports cars in the world, the Porsche 911 is available in a number of variations. But the ultimate 911 is the new Turbo S Exclusive Series. With only 500 copies available worldwide, this limited-edition is the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat six pumps out 607 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The resulting performance figures are staggering: zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph comes up in 9.6 seconds and top speed is listed at 205 mph. Porsche Active Suspension Management and the Sport Chrono package are both standard.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
The Turbo S Exclusive Series is offered in an exclusive Golden Yellow Metallic with carbon fiber employed for the front trunk lid, roof and side skirts. The brake calipers for the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system are available in black with the Porsche logo in Golden Yellow Metallic, perfectly matching the 20-inch center-lock wheels painted black with Golden Yellow metallic highlights. Inside, the 18-way adjustable sport seats feature Turbo S lettering in the head restraints and Golden Yellow stitching. Golden Yellow stripes are also integrated into the Alcantara roof lining.

© McLaren Automotive LimitedMcLaren 720S
$288,845
The latest offering in the McLaren Super Series is the all-new 720 S. Replacing the 650 S, the 720 S combines a refined, comfortable interior with an extreme level of performance. At the heart of the 720S lurks a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a quick-shifting 7-speed gearbox. Performance stats are quite impressive: 60 mph arrives in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 7.8 seconds and at 21.4 seconds the speedometer will be eclipsing 186 mph. Maximum velocity is listed at 212 mph, and the 720S can blow through a quarter mile in a mere 10.3 seconds.

© McLarenMcLaren 720S
Inside the 720S features a combination of leather, aluminum and carbon fiber providing an elegant yet performance-oriented cockpit. Unique to the 720S is a new driver interface that features a folding instrument readout. The driver has the option of a full display with all information visible, such as the trip computer and engine gauges. But if the driver prefers less distraction, the display can fold to show only the tachometer and speedometer.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 GT2 RS
$293,200
For those seeking the ultimate 911, the GT2 RS sits at the pinnacle of Porsche performance. The fastest and most powerful street-legal production 911 ever, the GT2 RS boasts 700 horsepower while weighing only 3,241 pounds. This favorable power-to-weight ratio results in very quick 2.7-second sprint to 60 mph and a top track speed of 211 mph. Power comes from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine based on the powerplant from the 911 Turbo, but with larger turbochargers and an improved cooling system. The GT2 RS uses a custom 7-speed double clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung — or PDK — gearbox.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 GT2 RS
The Porsche 911 is designed to do more than simply sprint in a straight line — even the most basic model earns kudos as one of the best-handling sports cars on the road. The GT2 RS is no exception — it features a race-bred chassis with rear axle-steering and ultra-high-performance tires. Larger air intakes and a big rear wing provide necessary downforce, and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ensure consistent stopping power. The optional Weissach package reduces weight by nearly 40 pounds, further enhancing the performance of the 911 GT2 RS.

© Jaguar Land RoverLand Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
$295,000
A typical Range Rover starts around $90,000, but this is not your typical Range Rover. Land Rover debuted the limited-edition 2-door Range Rover SV Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. No more than 999 copies of the Range Rover SV Coupe will be built, and customers will be offered extensive personalization options, with extremely high standards for materials and craftsmanship. The Range Rover SV Coupe is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, making it the fastest full-size Range Rover ever produced. According to Land Rover, the Range Rover SV Coupe will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds flat with a top speed of 165 mph.

© Jaguar Land RoverLand Rover Range Rover SV Coupe
The Range Rover SV Coupe presents a powerful stance on the road but also exhibits elegant touches such as power-close doors with frameless glass. Liquesence, an all-new optional paint finish for Land Rover, offers a liquid metal finish for the first time. The Range Rover SV Coupe is also the first Range Rover offered with a 23-inch wheel option. The enhanced luxury and exquisite craftsmanship continues inside with semi-aniline leather front seats featuring a gradated diamond quilt design unique to the SV Coupe. Owners may choose from four contrasting color combinations for the front and rear seats or a range of single-tone options.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari GTC4 Lusso
$298,000
If you’re looking for a new family car but want extreme performance, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso might be the answer. Like its predecessor the FF, the GTC4 Lusso offers up seating for four, ample cargo space and full-time all-wheel drive. The streamlined shape of the GTC4 Lusso fits well with the large grille, bold fender flares, side louvers, sculpted hood and quad exhaust at the rear. Improved sound insulation keeps the cabin comfortable and quiet, but still allows the alluring sound of that V12 inside for occupant enjoyment. While the GTC4 Lusso’s stats suggest a vehicle along the lines of a crossover, there’s no question that this is still a Ferrari sports car.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari GTC4 Lusso
With a 6.3-liter V12 engine producing 680 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque under the hood, the GTC4Lusso puts that power to the pavement via a 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. Massive brakes, high-performance tires and a new a rear-wheel steering system add to the impressive overall performance. Sixty mph comes up in a bit over 3 seconds and you’re in triple digits well before 10 seconds pass. Top speed is more than 200 mph — a thrill for the entire family.

© Aston MartinAston Martin DBS Superleggera
$304,995
The latest extreme sports car to arrive from this famed British marque is the all-new DBS Superleggera. The DBS Superleggera employs carbon-fiber body panels, a lightweight bonded aluminum chassis and an F1-inspired double diffuser that helps it generate almost 400 pounds of downforce at top speed. And top speed is way up at 211 mph, thanks to the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration is also quite strong — 62 mph arrives in a mere 3.4 seconds, and 3 seconds later the DBS is into triple digit speeds.

© Aston MartinAston Martin DBS Superleggera
Even as the DBS serves up extreme performance, as a GT car it still pampers its passengers. Supple leather and Alcantara upholstery is standard, as is the sport-plus performance seats and steering wheel. The standard equipment list is extensive, including a high-end audio system, 360-degree camera and lightweight 21-inch forged alloy wheels. The driver can also adjust both the powertrain and chassis with a choice of three dynamic modes — GT, Sport and Sport Plus — designed to intensify or relax the DBS Superleggera’s responsiveness.

© Automobili LamborghiniLamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
$308,859
The Lamborghini Huracan is already an amazing exotic sports car, but for those looking for something slightly more extreme, there’s the all-new Performante Spyder. As the name suggests, the Performante takes the already high-performance Huracan Spyder and brings it to a whole new level, accomplished through a combination of weight reduction, active aerodynamics, an enhanced suspension system and — of course — more power.

© Automobili LamborghiniLamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
The Huracan Performante Spyder is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 640 horsepower — a bump of 38 horses over the standard Huracan, which translates into more wind in your hair. The Performante sprints to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph in 9.3 seconds and eventually reaches a top speed of over 200 mph. Like the Performante Coupe, the open-top Spyder uses Lamborghini’s permanent 4WD system as well as a recalibrated stability control system and dynamic steering, all designed to further improve performance. The lightweight soft-top can be opened in 17 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari 812 Superfast
$335,275
The latest V12-powered sports car to emerge from the factory in Maranello, the 812 Superfast replaces the still-outrageous F12 Berlinetta and F12tdf. Coincidentally, the new model also helps Ferrari celebrate its 70th anniversary. Billed as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history, the 812 Superfast boasts a new 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces a mind-boggling 789 horsepower at 8500 rpm. Torque is rated at 530 lb-ft, 80 percent of which is available at a low 3500 rpm. With a quick-shifting dual-clutch gearbox, the front-engine 812 Superfast sprints to 62 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 7.9 seconds. With enough road, this latest V12 Ferrari will top out somewhere north of 211 mph.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari 812 Superfast
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Center, the 812 Superfast presents an updated take on the classic front-engine V12 Ferrari. Full LED headlights are integrated into the design of the sculpted air intakes on the hood, and large wheel arches emphasize all that power under the sexy skin. The silhouette of the 812 Superfast evokes a sleek fastback; Ferrari says it’s reminiscent of the 1969 365 GTB4. At the rear are four round taillights — along with four exhaust outlets — that contribute to the 812’s wide stance. The interior of the 812 Superfast exudes a blend of sportiness and elegance, complete with tasteful leather and contrasting stitching. The new steering wheel features the Superfast’s start button, as well as performance settings that range from Wet to Race.

© BMW AGRoll-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
$339,775
It’s hard to think of anything Rolls-Royce as being “entry level” — almost a contradiction in terms — but the Ghost is likely what you’ll buy when you’re ready for your first Rolls-Royce sedan. Rolls-Royce has long been the benchmark for luxury automobiles, and this still holds true for the Ghost. The hand-built sedan is swathed in five coats of paint that take seven days to apply, with an additional five hours of hand polishing. Inside, wood veneers match perfectly and the leather seats are hand stitched. Rear seats are designed to ensures absolute comfort — with the optional ‘Lounge seat’ configuration, the seats are gently angled towards each other to create a more intimate setting, allowing passengers to communicate more easily.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRoll-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase
The Ghost EWB’s twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine provides more than adequate power and the intelligent air suspension delivers an impressively smooth, quiet ride. Acceleration is quite strong for such a large car — 60 mph can be attained from a standstill in a scant 4.7 seconds. its Satellite Aided Transmission uses GPS data to allow the car to see beyond what the driver sees, adjusting performance and suspension based on upcoming road conditions such as winding turns or steep climbs.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Dawn
$341,125
The Dawn is the latest ultra-luxury 4-seat convertible joining the Rolls-Royce lineup. Perhaps Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, describes the Dawn best: “Quite simply, it is the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.” The new Dawn convertible top operates silently, and can be opened or closed in 22 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. Rolls-Royce engineers refer to the operation as a “silent ballet.” Many 4-seat convertibles accommodate just two people, given their limited rear-seat space. The Dawn makes no compromises — it carries four occupants in the utmost comfort.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Dawn
Powered by Rolls-Royce’s twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine producing 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque at a low 1500 rpm, Dawn is Rolls-Royce’s most powerful full 4-seat drophead offered to date. Adding to the predictably smooth ride, the Dawn employs satellite-aided transmission technology that uses GPS data to see beyond what the driver can see on the road ahead, selecting the appropriate gear for the 8-speed ZF transmission based on location and driving style. Most Dawns will be individually ordered, and Rolls-Royce Bespoke allows owners to customize virtually every aspect of the car from paint, trim and wheels for the exterior to materials, patterns, textures and colors on the inside.

© Bentley MotorsBentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase
$361,500
Bentley debuted the next-generation Mulsanne in Geneva last year and for the first time is offering an extended-wheelbase version of the marque’s flagship sedan. The ultra-luxurious Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase can be equipped with airplane-style extended legrests for the rear seats, a rear sunroof and focuses on the comfort of rear-seat passengers with 10 inches of additional rear-seat legroom. The new Mulsanne features a more prominent grille, new front fenders, a new hood, floating all-LED headlights and a revised one-piece bumper — all integrated to give the Mulsanne a fresh, modern appearance.

© Bentley MotorsBentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase
As wonderful as it would be to ride in that luxurious rear seat, Bentley makes cars to be driven. Under the hood of the Mulsanne is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 505 horsepower and prodigious 752 lb-ft of torque at just 1,750 rpm. That’s enough grunt to move this very large luxury automobile to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 184 mph. The Mulsanne EWB can be designed with 24 standard leather colors, 12 standard veneer options and almost 100 different paint colors available.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge
$368,000
No other brand exemplifies luxury more than Rolls-Royce, and the Wraith embodies a unique offering from the legendary British marque. Rather than the stately sedan we’re accustomed to seeing from Rolls, the Wraith is a fastback with sleek lines and the most powerful Rolls-Royce engine ever offered. Rolls-Royces have always been advertised as having “adequate” power — the 624 horsepower produced by the Wraith’s V12 is clearly more than adequate. For those looking for a bit more performance, the Black Badge Wraith gets a boost in torque as well as an upgraded 8-speed automatic transmission and a redesigned air suspension providing more agile drive.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge
Rear-hinged coach doors allow for easy entry and exit, and upon ingress you’ll find an innovative aerospace-grade aluminum-threaded carbon fiber composite material which is hand-polished to a mirror finish. Black leather upholstery is combined with Cobalto Blue trim for an edgier appearance. Air vents are darkened and a Black Badge clock with orange-tipped hands gets added to the dash with the ‘Unlimited’ rating infinity logo on the face; the logo is also embroidered on the upholstery. A unique feature to Rolls-Royce is the Starlight Headliner — 1,340 fiber-optic lamps are hand-woven into the roof lining to give the impression of a glittering, starry night sky. The Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is finished in high-gloss black, and all chrome surfaces are turned dark. New composite carbon fiber and alloy wheels adorn each Black Badge Wraith.

© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT
$450,000
Many brands have a halo car that sells in small numbers but attracts immense attention to the brand — for Ford that cars is the new GT. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford’s 1966 victory at Le Mans, Ford introduced the extreme GT ultra-high-performance supercar as a showcase for the company’s application of race technology, use of lightweight materials, aerodynamics and EcoBoost power. The mid-engine 2-seat coupe has the most powerful production EcoBoost engine ever: a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 producing 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

© Ford Motor CompanyFord GT
The sleek body incorporates active aerodynamics such as a deployable rear spoiler, and the GT uses lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes provide appropriate stopping power. Even before the Ford GT went into production late in 2016, Ford returned to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a GT race car based on the new Ford GT, winning the LMGTE Pro class 50 years after that first Ford GT win. Due to high demand for this American supercar, Ford accepted applications from interested buyers to determine who would be permitted to purchase this exquisite specimen of American muscle.

© Automobili LamborghiniLamborghini Aventador S Roadster
$460,247
At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini debuted its latest extreme open-top car, the Aventador S Roadster. A futuristic design that has creases and angles in myriad directions, the S Roadster clearly makes a bold statement. The engine cover has two windows so passersby can gawk at the massive V12 engine. The 2-seater offers a variety of interior treatments including leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber trim.

© Automobili LamborghiniLamborghini Aventador S Roadster
As with any Lamborghini, the Aventador S Roadster is as powerful as it looks. Lurking behind the passenger cabin is a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels via a “robotized” 7-speed gearbox that performs gear changes as quickly as 50 milliseconds. With the quick transmission and powerful engine, the Aventador S will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 3 seconds. In 6 more seconds 124 mph will flash by. With the driver’s right foot planted on the floor, this Aventador will eventually reach 217 mph.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
$530,000
If there is a bar against which all luxury cars are judged, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is well above it. The legendary British marque has introduced an all-new eighth-generation Phantom that has been completely redesigned from the ground up. The elegant rear seat is accessed through larger rear-hinged doors that can be softly closed with the push of a button. The gamut of standard features is too long to list here, but it includes the latest in advanced safety technology, the highest-quality materials and just about any level of customization a customer could desire.

© Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLCRolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
A Rolls-Royce V12 engine is inherently smooth by design, and this new 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 unit that powers the new Phantom combines refinement and high output, with a focus on low-end power for smooth, quiet operation. Producing 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque starting at 1700 rpm, the powerful V12 is teamed with an 8-speed ZF transmission. In addition to the added stiffness of a new aluminum spaceframe, the Phantom features Rolls-Royce’s “Magic Carpet Ride,” which can adjust the air suspension continuously for the smoothest of rides. The system uses a camera to look at road conditions and adjusts proactively to rough road surfaces.

© McLarenMcLaren Senna
$837,000
Named for late Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna, the Senna is the newest exotic from McLaren, designed to be the ultimate performance car for both street and track. The Senna uses the company’s most powerful internal combustion engine it has ever put into a road car, which is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a mind-boggling 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. At the heart of the Senna is the strongest carbon-fiber monocoque ever put in a McLaren road car. Body panels are also carbon fiber, making them extremely lightweight as well as being up to the challenge of maintaining structural rigidity while subjected to the strong aerodynamic forces generated on a racetrack. The carbon fiber body panels weigh 132 pounds.

© McLarenMcLaren Senna
Weighing in at a mere 2,641 pounds, the Senna is the lightest road car from McLaren since the legendary F1. The light weight and enormous power make for some impressive stats. The new McLaren Senna can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds and can complete a quarter mile in a mere 9.9 seconds. Top speed is listed at 211 mph. But the Senna is about more than just straightline speed — it’s designed to provide excellent handling on the road or track. The design of the new Senna is rather complex, because styling is more about performance than appearance. Every line and angle is about directing airflow, either for ventilating the engine or brakes, or for providing stability at speed. The Senna uses active aero front and rear which — when combined with the double-element carbon fiber rear wing — can generate up to 1,763 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.

© KoenigseggKoenigsegg Regera
$1,890,000
Designed to offer more luxury than the typical extreme offering from Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg, the Regera features memory-foam power seats, a 9-inch display screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, Apple CarPlay and ambient lighting. But no matter how this car is appointed, the Agera is all about performance.

© Koenigsegg AGKoenigsegg Regera
Powering this supercar is a twin-turbo V8 engine teamed with two electric motors via a unique direct-drive system. With more than 700 horsepower from the electric motors alone, combined output exceeds 1500 horsepower and 1475 lb-ft of torque. Weighing just 3,500 pounds, the Regera will reach 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and — even more impressive — almost 250 mph in less than 20 seconds. According to the carmaker, the direct-drive transmission delivers extreme performance while offering an impressively smooth driving experience. It is also possible to drive the Regera in complete silence in EV mode.

© KoenigseggKoenigsegg Agera RS
$2,100,000
The Swedish car company Koenigsegg has developed a reputation for building extreme sports cars, and the new Agera RS certainly falls into that category. The RS outperforms the Agera R with advanced lightweight sound insulation, an all-new front splitter optimized for the track, front winglets, side skirts, an advanced dynamic underbody flap system and a dynamically active rear spoiler. The hardtop is lightweight and removable.

© KoenigseggKoenigsegg Agera RS
The Koenigsegg’s twin-turbo aluminum 5.0-liter V8 engine generates a massive 1160 horsepower, with a top speed well in excess of 200 mph. Massive ventilated ceramic brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and four in the rear provide much-needed stopping power. The Agera RS rides on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires fitted to Aircore Super light hollow carbon fiber wheels. For added stability, the rear spoiler can generate almost 1,000 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari LaFerrari Aperta
$2,000,000 (est.)
Ever since Ferrari took the wraps off the extreme LaFerrari, there have been rumors that an open-top version was in the works. No longer a rumor, the LaFerrari Aperta made its official debut last fall in Paris. The open-top hypercar maintains the same torsional rigidity as the hardtop and utilizes the same V12 hybrid powerplant that produces an astounding 949 horsepower.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari LaFerrari Aperta
Drivers and passengers will need to hold onto their hats in the Aperta convertible — 60 mph arrives in under 3 seconds, 120 mph in less than 7 ticks and top speed is close to 220 mph. Only 209 Apertas will be built — 200 for customers and nine that will be kept by Ferrari for shows and other promotional opportunities. Don’t fret too much about the hefty price tag: Ferrari says that all 200 have been sold.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePagani Huayra Roadster
$2,400,000
The Pagani Huayra is one of the most extreme, exclusive vehicles on the road, and the roadster promises to be even more unique. The Huayra gets fitted with an incredibly light hardtop made of carbon and glass. Pagani pundits say the top is very easy to install; however, check the weather before heading out — there’s no place to store the top in the car. A fabric and carbon cover stows on board and can be used in case of emergency.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperiencePagani Huayra Roadster
Lighter and stiffer than the coupe, the roadster exhibits the same incredible performance, thanks to its Mercedes-AMG V12 engine tuned to produce 764 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. That’s considerable thrust for a vehicle that weighs less than 3,000 pounds. Power gets sent to the rear wheels, and helping control all those horses are Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires fitted to forged aluminum alloy monolithic wheels — 20-inchers in front, 21 at the rear. Pagani plans to build 100 Huayra roadsters.

© BugattiBugatti Chiron Sport
$3,260,000
The new Bugatti Chiron is already one of the most extreme sports cars available, but now the company has revealed an even higher-performance Chiron — the Chiron Sport. The Sport gets the same powerplant as the “regular” Chiron: an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine producing 1500 horsepower and an insane 1180 lb-ft of torque, available as low as 2000 rpm. The Sport features a dynamic handling package that provides a stiffer suspension and torque vectoring while reducing weight by around 40 pounds. In an effort to reduce weight to every last ounce, the Chiron Sport has carbon fiber windshield wipers — the first time carbon fiber has been used on wipers for a production car.

© BugattiBugatti Chiron Sport
Acceleration figures haven’t changed from the original Chiron — the Chiron Sport still sprints to 62 mph in less than 2.5 seconds and 124 mph comes up in around 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 261 mph. The primary advantage of the Sport is improved handling and much greater agility. According to Bugatti, the Chiron Sport was able to complete a lap of the Nardo handling circuit 5 seconds faster than the standard Chiron. Chiron Sport also gets new wheels and a new four-pipe exhaust deflector. Deliveries of the new Chiron Sport are expected to start at the end of this year.

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