It's not just a 1950s Ferrari — it's a one-of-a-kind 1950s Ferrari. And you can expect this 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe Vignale ($TBA; auction) to fetch a one-of-a-kind price when it's put up at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction in August. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti for Vignale, this coach built car recently underwent a painstaking restoration, and remains correct in every detail, down to its tobacco and burnt sienna livery. Produced at the very beginning of Ferrari's legendary 250 model range, it'd be a crown jewel of any aficionado's collection.
As if driving a normal Aventador wasn't exclusive enough, now you can up your supercar cred by placing an order for the Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50th Anniversary Edition ($TBA). Limited to just 200 units — 100 coupes and 100 roadsters — this is more than just a fancy paint job, with horsepower increased to 720 and a new performance-oriented front and rear end design that includes larger front air intakes and splitter, small side flaps, and an all-new rear end with a larger diffuser and new meshwork that improves ventilation. The result is a 50% increase in aerodynamic efficiency, a 0-62 time of just 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 217 mph.
Been kicking yourself ever since you missed out on the chance to own a brand new Enzo? Here's your chance to make up for it. The awkwardly-named Ferrari LaFerrari ($TBA) is the company's new limited-series flagship, offering F1-level technology in a stunning road-legal package. Apart from the unique, instant-classic looks, it features a new HY-KERS drivetrain system that pairs a 789hp, 6.3L V12 to a 160hp electric motor and a 7-speed DCT gearbox for a total of 949hp, a 0-62 time of under three seconds, a 0-124 time of under seven seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph. Helping things along is the highest degree of aerodynamic efficiency ever achieved with any road car, a chassis made from no less than four different types of hand-laminated carbon fiber to achieve an ideal 41/59 weight distribution, and an advanced Brembo braking system to get the thing stopped. Let's hope you were already on the waiting list at your local dealer, as only 499 are being built.
If Lambo's most recent designs have been a bit too conservative for your taste, say hello to the Lamborghini Veneno ($4.6 million). Created for the supercar maker's 50th anniversary, it's reportedly based on the Aventador platform, with a 740 horsepower 6.5 liter V12, a seven-speed transmission, a top speed of 220 mph, and a 0-62 time under three seconds. Outside, however, it's totally new, with a hyper-aggressive design that has more fins, flaps, and wings than a fighter jet. The only problem, apart from the price? Only three are being made, and they're all already accounted for.
If you've been longing for an open-air Aventador but didn't want to go Bam and Billy Idol-style on the roof of the coupe, your ride has arrived. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster (€300,000; roughly $380,000) adds a two-piece removable carbon fiber roof to the already lust-worthy racer, while retaining the best features from the coupe. Features like a seven-speed gearbox, a 6.5L V12 pumping out 700hp, a 0-62 time of just 3 seconds, and a top speed of 217 mph.
If we tried to sell you a car that's missing both its roof and its front windshield, you probably wouldn't be too enthusiastic — until we told you where it came from. The Lamborghini Aventador J ($TBA) is a street legal open-air racer, with two small wind deflectors in place of a normal windshield, and other weight-reducing, speed-increasing features like the lack of an audio, navigation, or HVAC system, Forged Composite seats with inserts made from "Carbonskin" — a new carbon fiber fabric — the same 700-hp 6.5-liter V12 as its standard stablemate, and copious use of lightweight materials throughout. Oh, and there's only one in existence — so good luck getting your hands on the keys.
Yes, it's gorgeous — but it's a Ferrari, so you already knew that. What you didn't know is that you're looking at the fastest Ferrari ever built. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta ($TBA) is powered by a 6262cc V12 pumping out an insane 740 hp, which is enough to propel the Rosso Berlinetta rocket to 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds, hitting 104 in just 8.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of over 210 mph. Other features — as if they matter — include an all-new spaceframe chassis and body shell made using 12 different kinds of alloys, Active Brake Cooling for keeping those carbon-ceramic brakes in check, the latest version of the magnetorheological suspension control system, and, of course, an F1 dual-clutch transmission. Don't forget to wipe the drool off the screen when you're done.
It's not easy to make one of the world's most desirable cars even more so, but the Ferrari California Handling Speciale ($TBA) succeeds anyway. Boasting a 490hp GDI V8 — 30 more hp than its predecessor — the new California goes from 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds, while the Handling Speciale package adds Magnetorheological (!) dampers controlled by an even faster ECU running patented Ferrari software for precise handling, stiffer springs for more precise body control, and a new steering box with a 10 percent quicker steering ratio to make tackling those tight corners even more fun.
They're well known for taking vintage vehicles and transforming them into modern marvels, but ICON's The Derelicts ($TBA) line forgoes the upgraded exterior to create something truly unique. On the outside of each one-off vehicle, you'll find the same worn, vintage exterior that you might see on a junkyard specimen, but upgraded underneath with new interiors, modern chassis, electrical components and power trains. The example above is a 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Man's coupe, which has been tricked out with an Art Morrison powder-coated chassis, ABS brakes, a 430hp Camaro 6.2 LS3 engine, and exotic interior materials; expect others, including models based on a 1939 Nash and a 1967 Rolls Royce, to make an appearance in the coming months.
It's one thing to take a classic car and make it look modern — but it's quite another to take a new car and make it look classic. That's the idea behind the Ferrari 340 Competizione ($TBA). Built to pay homage to the 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico — which was limited to just three examples — the Competizione is a one-off that began life as a Ferrari 456 GT, and kept its 470hp, 5.4L V12 and six-speed manual while gaining new aerodynamics, suspension, brakes, an interior that recalls the 340 Mexico while retaining some modern niceties, and, of course, new aluminum bodywork.
Yes, it has a super-long, funny-sounding name, but one step on the accelerator and you won't care a bit. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale ($TBA) sits atop the Gallardo stable thanks to a weight reduction program that trims over 150 lbs. off the already svelte LP 560-4 by adding details like a carbon composite spoiler and hood, a 570hp V10, all-wheel-drive, and a robotized egear six-speed transmission with paddle shifters, all of which help to propel the car from 0-62 in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of just under 199 mph. If you're wanting one, you'd best cash in those lottery tickets now, as just 150 units will be available worldwide.
In the relatively short history of ultra-luxury supercars, the Maybach Exelero ($8 million) is quite an interesting footnote. Based on the Maybach 57, this one-off coupe was created by the tiremaker Fulda to show off its latest and greatest rubber, and features a turbocharged V12 good for 700 horses and a top speed of 218. It was supposed to be purchased by the rapper Birdman, but apparently Birdman is a little bird-brained with his cash, so if you want it, it's likely yours for the taking.