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 one of 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 from 0 to 60 faster than lightning striking a cheetah; indeed, 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.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your checkbooks…
5. Koenigsegg One:1. $2.0M
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.
In short, there might be more luxurious cars on this list, but there is none that can hold a candle in raw performance.
4. Ferrari F60 America. $3.2M
Built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in America, the F60 – get it? – is perhaps the most insane Ferrari Roadster ever. The F60 is based on the F12 Berlinetta, a car so crazy it left noted ‘POWEEEEERRRR’ enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson scared.
In addition to that insanity, this bad boy sports blue and white paint in honor of Ferrari’s North American Racing Team, and a cloth soft top that can be raised at speeds of up to 75 mph.
That is a good thing, too, because, at full tilt, the F60 will get to that speed awfully quickly. The F60’s 740-hp V12 will propel the the car to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of around 200 mph. Hopefully one of the ten people lucky enough to get their hands on the F60 America will test that out and let us know how fast it really goes.