A chopped up coupe, this is not. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster actually improves upon its hard-topped counterpart with a power upgrade of 50hp to 750hp, a magneto-rheological pushrod suspension, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, and lighter materials for a number of parts. It also keeps popular features like an electronically-controlled 4WD system, an ISR 7-speed robotized gear-box, a carbon fiber monocoque, and a power rear window to let the sounds of the engine into the cabin for an even more exciting driving experience.
The 23rd of its kind built, this 1964 Ferrari 250 LM is one of the better examples still around — and thus one of the most desirable autos to bear the Prancing Horse. Chassis no. 6105, it was originally shown at 1964 Earl's Court Motor Show before being entered into a number of races in England and throughout Europe, including two runs at the Le Mans Classic. Unlike many other 250 LMs to see action on the track, it has been certified by Ferrari Classiche as containing all of its original mechanical components, including the 3.3L 320 hp engine, fully independent double wishbone suspension, and rack and pinion steering, making it all the more rare.
It's one of the fastest cars you can buy — but you won't be driving one of the lot anytime soon. That's because the Ultima Evolution Coupe is a kit car. Based on the legendary Ultima GTR, it features the same Le Mans Group C-inspired body shape, but underneath is powered by a LS Chevrolet V8 engine tuned to your liking, and thus producing anywhere from 350 to 1,020 hp. That top end number is good for a pants-soiling 0-60 time of 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 240 mph. There are other notable features, like a refined chassis, new headlight units, and even an optional backup camera, but with raw performance that insane, they don't even matter.
It might not have the same name recognition as a Ferrari, but this 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is no less desirable. Powered by a 250hp Ford V8 that's been completely rebuilt, it can move from 0-60 in 6.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. It's been with the same owner for nearly 40 years, and underwent an extensive bumper-to-bumper restoration that left it as good as (or better than) new.
It's sleek and sexy. Its interior offers amenities like Apple CarPlay, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and memory foam seats. And you shouldn't care about any of that. Because the Koenigsegg Regera is all about speed. It combines a twin turbo, 5.0 liter V8 with a trio of electric motors, delivering a combined output of well over 1,500 hp. The result is a 0-60 time of under three seconds, a top speed of 255 mph, and, more impressively, the ability to hit 248 mph in under 20 seconds. The company claims that it could go faster, but there's this little detail called "traction" that gets in the way. Somehow, we think you'll live.
Its raw power might not match up to that of other supercars, but it's so light, it doesn't really matter. Powered by a re-engineered, supercharged, and mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6, the Lotus Evora 400 wears its power output right in its name, good enough for a 0-60 times of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. Its aluminum chassis and interior are also brand new, and while the improvements are welcome, so is the weight reduction, which makes the car lighter than the previous model at just over 3,100 pounds.
Created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company's unprecedented debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the McLaren 650S Le Mans Edition is more than just a regular 650S with special paint and some new badges. Powered by the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, this limited edition ride — only 50 will be built — adds a roof-mounted air induction vent, new louves on the front wings, a carbon fiber front splitter, rear bumper and Airbrake, special lightweight wheels, and race inspired seats. But if all you wanted was new paint and badges, you're covered there, too, as it comes in a metallic Sarthe Grey with a leather and Alcantara interior boasting Le Mans logos stitched into the headrests.
Ford's flagship racer gets a thorough reimagining in the new Ford GT. The first thing you'll notice is the highly aerodynamic design that includes an active rear spoiler, seats built into the carbon fiber passenger cell — the pedals and F1-style steering wheel move to fit your body — aluminum front and rear subframes and structural carbon fiber body panels. But more important is the next-generation twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that's good for 600hp and paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, 20-inch wheels, an adjustable suspension, and carbon-ceramic brakes to deliver outstanding performance. Best of all, it'll be going into production late next year.
Indiana Jones sought out historical relics, not old cars. But if he had, this Massive Forgotten Classic Car Collection would have been his greatest find. Discovered sitting in a countryside in the west of France, this unprecedented collection is coming up for auction, and includes 60 collectors automobiles dating from the earliest days of motoring through the 1970s. Having sat dormant for 50 years, many of the cars aren't in the best of shape, but in the hands of a restoration professional, would give you a solid car museum in a single purchase. The crown jewel of the lot? A black 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider in very good condition — otherwise known as "Cameron's Dad's Car", or "The Ferrari in the Trees."
The LaFerrari was a powerful reminder of what can happen when racing technology is borrowed for a street-going car. Now some of that car's tech is being borrowed in the other direction for the Ferrari FXX-K. While it shares the HY-KERS drivetrain system with its road-legal cousin, it ups the power even more — to an insane 1,050 hp — by adding new camshafts and redesigned intake manifolds, eliminating the silencers on the exhaust system, and other tricks. It also boasts new aerodynamic features that increase downforce more than 50 percent over the LaFerrari, sits on Pirelli P-Zero Slik tires that feature embedded acceleration sensors, and offers four track-ready performance modes: Qualify, Long Run, Manual Boost and Fast Charge, giving you control over how much power you need — and when.
Those looking to purchase an American-made supercar just got a new — stunning — option. The Trion Nemesis is hand crafted by skilled artisans right here in the US of A, and features sublime exterior lines, a driver-focused interior dominated by digital touchscreen controls, and smart details like a rear trunk that's actually useful for hauling luggage or golf clubs. And while there will be several models available, orders are only currently open for the 2,000 horsepower, 0-60 in 2.8 RR, which is limited to just 50 units.
Built to celebrate 60 years of the Prancing Horse in North America, the Ferrari F60 America is a throwback to Maranello's old tradition of building limited edition cars. Only 10 of this V12-powered beauty will be built, each featuring an asymmetrical cabin design with red trim for the driver's area and black for the passenger, American flag detailing in the center of both seat's backrest, and classic blue and white North American Racing Team livery. The bad news? All 10 examples are already spoken for.
There are convertibles. There are Ferraris. But there's never been a convertible like the Ferrari 458 Speciale A. The most powerful spider in the Prancing Horse's proud history, it features a 4.5L V8 engine good for 597 hp, which when paired with the blazingly fast seven-speed dual-clutch transmission allows the car to rocket from 0 to 62 mph in just three seconds. Other features include Side Slip Angle Control borrowed from the LaFerrari, advanced aerodynamics, an aluminum hardtop that goes from open to closed (or vice versa) in as little as 14 seconds, and the ego boost that comes from owning one of the only 499 examples in the world.
Race cars come in many shapes and sizes, but few can match the sexy curves of the Silvermine 11SR. This Dutch-built track car was inspired by the great racers of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, and is powered by a longitudinally mounted, Subaru-sourced 3.0L boxer six engine good for 325 hp. It's paired with a six-speed manual transmission, a limited slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, a carbon fiber body, and competition-level brakes. Should you decide that you'd rather drive it on the street, they're also making a second, commuter-friendly version that drops the horses down to 225, and comes with a five-speed synchromesh gearbox and 16-inch wheels. Limited to 5 individually-numbered examples of each.
The Veyron is well-known as one of the fastest production cars in the world, so hopefully this latest version isn't slowed down by its weighty name. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Ettore Bugatti Edition (yes, that's really what it's called) is named for company patron Ettore Bugatti, and based on the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse — meaning it has the same W16 engine that powers it from 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 254 (with the roof down). Special touches on this edition include hand-polished, clear-coated aluminum on the hood, front and side panels, and mirrors, dark-blue carbon fiber panels on the rest, color-coordinated, specially-designed wheels, both traditional calf and natural cordovan leather on the interior, and a platinum-coated dancing elephant on the rear center box that resembles the one used as the hood ornament of Ettore's beloved Type 41 Royale in 1926.
The new Hennessey Venom F5 definitely looks fast. And that's because it is. Or will be, anyway. Currently in the final stages of development for delivery in 2016, the F5 is out to break the 270 mph speed record of its predecessor, the Venom GT. Helping it achieve this lofty goal will be a next-generation twin-turbo V8 powertrain pumping out upwards of 1,400 hp, tons of carbon fiber and aluminum pieces that keep the curb weight under 2,900 pounds, an improved drag coefficient of below 0.40, a GPS-based stability/traction control system, and a single clutch paddle-shift transmission with lightning-quick shift speeds. If you can't wait that long, don't worry — they're still taking orders for the GT.
Is it a race car, or a racy daily driver? Actually, the Rezvani Beast is a little bit of both. Based on the Ariel Atom racer, the USA-made Beast features a sleek carbon fiber body penned by Samir Sadikhov, who previously created both the Aston Martin DBC and the Ferrari Xerzi, as well as 19 inch wheels and aggressively slender headlights. It comes in two flavors: the 300 model, which packs a turbocharged 2.0L engine pumping out 315bhp and a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds, or the 500, which is powered by a supercharged 2.4L engine cranking out 500 bhp and a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds. Either way, there's no way you'll be mistaken for slow.
Fifth in a series of six special editions celebrating the carmaker's past, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Edition pays homage to the pre-war Type 18, known at that point as the fastest road-legal car — its five-liter four-cylinder engine producing 1000 hp for a top speed of 100 mph. While underneath the hood the Black Bess retains the same power plant as an ordinary Veyron Vitesse, the exterior and interior get plenty of special attention for this edition limited to just three models. It sports a black-painted carbon fiber exterior with 24-carat gold details and gold-paint accents throughout. Visible through its open top, the Black Ness sports illustrations of the Type 18, solid gold inlays, red stitching and a red steering wheel, all finished in some of the finest leather.
There's a new challenger to the throne of fastest production car in the world — and while its Swedish origins might inspire some doubt, just seeing the Koenigsegg One:1 is enough to eliminate your incredulity. Its limited run of just half a dozen cars (each already sold) may draw into question its status as a production car, but one thing that's beyond question is its ability to produce some serious power. With a state-of-the-art turbocharged V8 engine, it's capable of producing 1,360 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque across an incredibly flat curve. Built as a race car that can be comfortably driven on the street, it has a wealth of tech taken straight from the track world: like an almost completely carbon fiber construction, adaptive aerodynamics, and a top-mounted wing. And since it claims to be able to reach 280 miles-per-hour, the Germans and Italians may be looking north for inspiration on their next run of so-called super cars.