The birth of the modern car occurred in 1886 when Mr. Karl Benz built the Benz-Patent Motorwagen. The Ford Model-T became accessible to the masses in 1908. It would set you back $908. Fast forward 107 years. Today’s luxury car manufacturers produce cars that cost more than most people make in a lifetime. Here’s a list of 10 luxury cars that most of us can only dream of.
1) Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
The deep red color of this Lambo is called Rosso Veneno and you can only get it on this car. It produces 750 hp. This is supplied by a 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine. It can be yours for $7.4 million.
2) Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
This French-made car puts out 1,200 hp powered by an 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine. This baby hit 254 mph, making it the fastest roadster in the world. Only 420 have been sold since 2005. Maybe its because they cost $2,266,116.88. I’ll take two please.
3) Koenigsegg Agera S
This car hails from Sweden. It has a twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8, that puts out 1,030 hp. The word “Agera” means to take action and it does, going 0-60 in under 3 seconds. It goes from 0-200 mph, then back to 0 in 24.96 seconds. That’s quite a ride! Price…$4.2 million.
4) Hennessey Venom GT
This beast is manufactured in the U.S. and assembled in Britain. It has a 7.0-liter, twin turbo V-8 cranking out 1,244 hp. Based on the Lotus Exige. it set a world speed record in February of last year. It’s on sale for $1.2 Come on, get in.
At only $1.2 million, it’s a steal.
5) Porsche 918 Spyder
This German masterpiece has a 4.6 liter V-8 with 2 electric motors. It’s kind of wimpy though, it only has 887 hp. but I guess that’s relevant, you can one up for $845,000.
6) Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase
Powered by a 6.75 liter V-12, it has 453 hp. This longer version of the Phantom gives you 255mm of extra space, providing an almost lounge-like experience in the back seat.
I think I saw Jay-Z in one. Of course at only $409,900, Beyonce probably has one tool.
7) Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The 740 hp. 6.4 liter, V-12 help this little guy get up and go. It was named, “Super Car of the Year” in 2012 by “Top Gear Magazine.”
It has a 7 speed, dual-clutch, semi-automatic transmission. The driver shifts gears using a thumb paddle on the steering wheel. MSRP $313,888.
8) Bentley Mulsanne
This has a 505 hp, twin turbo V-8. It needs a motor this big to push it’s 5,919 lb. body around. It has a pretty heavy price tag too, going for $338,625.
9) Aston Martin Vanquish
This British bad boy has a 565 hp engine, powered by a 6.0 liter V-12. You can get one at your local Aston Martin dealer for $279,995.
10) Mercedes Benz CL65 AMG Coupe
Finally, one in my price range… Not.
This big Benz starts at $215,500. I’m sure it’s worth every penny though. It features a 6.0 liter bi-turbo, V-12, but it will only travel up to 160 mph. Seems kind of tame compared to the other ones doesn’t it?
Well, there you have it. 10 beautiful, luxury cars that you will probably never afford. Maybe that lottery ticket will come through for you. Good luck!