Want to own the fastest production car ever built? Then prepare to pony up the mountains of cash it will take to get you the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport ($TBA). With its 16-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled engine tuned to produce 1,200 hp — nearly 200 more than the typical Veyron 16.4, if there is such a thing — this world-beater offers lateral acceleration of up to 1.4G, carbon-fiber composite body panels, central rear exhaust system, and a top speed of 257.9 mph, which is less than the 267.8 it averaged when taking the production car land speed record, but is certainly enough to outrun the local police should you get in trouble for exercising your need for speed.
Own a piece of racing history with this 1967 Porsche 910 Spyder Coupe ($995,000). It's one of only five "Werks Team" 910-8 Spyders built for the Porsche Factory in the Spring of 1967, winning its first two races with ease, and being rebuilt after each event. After a DNF caused by engine problems in the third race, it was rebuilt once again, and sold several times over the next 40 plus years, spending much of its time in private collections and museums. The five-speed manual is linked to an air-cooled flat-six engine, with fold forward doors, a removable top panel, and a flip-back panel for engine access — but let's face it, if you're thinking of buying this thing, the specs really don't matter, and neither does the astronomical price. [via]
It looks fast because it is fast. In fact, the Ferrari 599 GTO (~$480,000) is the company's fastest road car ever. Powered by a 6.0-liter V12, this sexy beast gives you 670 hp, a top speed over 208 mph, and a 0-60 time of 3.35 seconds. The 599 GTO shed every ounce of weight it could, coming in at only 3,295 lbs, making handling and acceleration crazier than a video game. It rolls on 20-inch rims and comes equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes and Formula 1-derived wheel doughnuts for braking efficiency and optimized brake cooling. It's also got a rather futuristic driver-car interface with Virtual Race Engineer (VRE), which sends the driver "instantaneous information" on performance. Only 599 will be available. [Thanks, Dennis]