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 ($8 million) is quite an interesting footnote. Based on the Maybach 57, this one-off coupe was created by the tiremaker Fulda to show off its latest and greatest rubber, and features a turbocharged V12 good for 700 horses and a top speed of 218. It was supposed to be purchased by the rapper Birdman, but apparently Birdman is a little bird-brained with his cash, so if you want it, it's likely yours for the taking.
Apparently out of ideas on how to make one of the world's most exclusive convertibles even more so, the trident badge has teamed with a well known fashion house on the Maserati GranCabrio Fendi ($TBA). Apart from the usual 4.7-litre V8, automatic transmission, and unmistakable exhaust note, this limited edition boasts a three-layer dark grey body color with an iridescent gold surface finish, wood trim on the dash, doors, and gear lever, Fendi yellow on the brake calipers and trident headrest logos, and precious Cuoio Romano leather on the instrument cluster cover and included luggage and accessories.
Been a little bummed because there wasn't a base model convertible available from the prancing horse after the F430 was put out to pasture? Then you're probably as pumped as we are to be looking at the new Ferrari 458 Spider ($TBA). Not content to simply bring the drop-top back to Ferrari's mid-engine lineup, the 458 Spider is the world's first mid-rear engined ride with a retractable hard top, which flips over to stow neatly beneath the rear deck lid — in a mere 14 seconds. Other features include 4.5L V8 producing 562 hp, Ferrari's dual-clutch F1 paddle-shift transmission, high-performance ABS for slowing the damn thing down from its top speed of roughly 200mph, and gorgeous 20-inch rims worthy of the Pininfarina body up top.
Not content with the 550+ hp of the standard Cadillac CTS-V Coupe? Well, have we got something for you. The Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo ($TBA) boasts an insane 1,000 hp thanks to its 427ci LS V8 engine that's paired with twin turbochargers, an air-to-air intercooler, a high-flow K&N air filter, and upgraded fuel systems for maximum performance -- like a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 230 mph. Other features include 15.1 inch carbon ceramic Brembo brakes, 20-inch Hennessey Monoblock wheels, a lowered suspension, new carbon fiber bodywork, and limited edition, individually-numbered placards on the dash and engine, indicating your ride's place among the 12 that will be built.
Step aside, Ultimate Aero — your replacement has arrived. The Shelby Supercars Tuatara ($TBA) is the latest creation from the exotic car maker, and features a striking carbon fiber body design, a 7.0L twin turbo V8 good for roughly 1350hp, a seven-speed manual or SMG transmission, and one piece carbon fiber wheels. Otherwise it's pretty mysterious, much like the New Zealand reptile for which it's named.
It might be a one off, but it's one helluva one off. Designed by Paolo, Ercole Spada and Domiziano Boschi of Spadaconcept, the Spada Codatronca Monza ($TBA) mixes the angular lines of a modern Lambo with the open-air feel of a vintage racer, resulting in a gorgeous marriage of metal, carbon fiber, composite, leather, and rubber. It doesn't disappoint in the performance department, either, thanks to a twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8 good for 720 hp, a 0-62 mph of 3 seconds, and a top speed of 208 mph, Brembo brakes, OZ Ultra-leggera wheels, and a fully adjustable suspension system derived from the FIA GT3 series. Expect street model offspring in the not too distant future.
Some cars are old, and some cars are classic — but not all old cars are classics. This 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Two-Seater (£430,500; roughly $700,000) is a rare example of an automobile that's both. Owned for most of its life by Bugatti enthusiast Jack Perkins, this right-wheeled racer sports a straight-eight, turbocharged engine that's started the Indy 500, original components sourced from Bugatti, and a heritage of setting records at Bugatti Owners' Club hill climbs year after year. Of course, it's already been sold at auction, but if you've got the cash pay for it, you might also have ways of tracking down the buyer.