THE BEST Exotic Cars

Inside the Lagonda Taraf

Inside the Lagonda Taraf

Released in 2016 by Aston Martin, the Lagonda Taraf is the most expensive luxury sedan on the planet, with a sticker price starting at $1 million. So what exactly do those seven figures buy you? Automotive journalist Doug Demuro got up close and personal with the extremely rare ride for a look inside and a test drive.

McLaren 765LT

McLaren 765LT

The latest in McLaren’s “Longtail” series, the 765LT packs a twin-turbo V8 making 755 bhp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, and cuts 176 lb of weight from the already damned-fast 720S coupe. Combined with an optimized transmission, upgraded aero, and titanium quad exhaust, it’ll dash from 0 to 62 in 2.8 sec, and 0 to 124 mph in 7.2 sec.

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Tiny Japanese “Supercar”

Tiny Japanese “Supercar”

This Japanese kei car has supercar looks, but the Autozam AZ-1 wasn’t exactly a powerhouse. Donut Media takes some time up close and personal with this awesome little lightweight that Mazda made from 1992-1995. Like a real exotic, it’s got a mid-rear-mounted, turbocharged engine, gullwing doors, and zero cargo space.

McLaren Elva

McLaren Elva

McLaren’s exclusive roadster was inspired by Bruce McLaren’s minimal 1960s racers. The carbon fiber two-seater is the lightest production car they’ve ever made, but still packs an 804bhp turbo V8 to rocket it to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, and 124 mph in 6.7 seconds. Just 399 of the cars will be made, starting at $1.67 million each.

Ferrari 812 GTS

Ferrari 812 GTS

Hot on the heels of the F8 Spider comes a very different convertible from the prancing horse. The Ferrari 812 GTS packs a front-mounted 6.5L V12 that cranks out 789hp and 529 lb-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production convertible on the market. Does 0-to-62 in less than 3 seconds, and sounds phenomenal doing it.

Bugatti Centodieci

Bugatti Centodieci

Like the Chiron, the Bugatti Centodieci is powered by an 8.0L W16 engine, but that’s about where the similarities end. This $9 million special edition features a unique design inspired by the EB 110 Super Sport, plus it cuts weight, increases downforce by 200 lb, and bumps its horsepower to 1600. Just 10 will be made, and they’re all sold.

Aston Martin Rapide E

Aston Martin Rapide E

Aston Martin embraces the future of vehicles with the all-electric Rapide E. In place of its predecessors’ V12 engine is an 800V 65kWh battery and twin rear motors that produce 604hp and 700lbft of torque. It can go from 0 to 70mph in 1.5s and maxes out at 155mph.

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO and McLaren worked together to make a life-size model of the Senna supercar based on the Speed Champions’ color scheme. The model is made of 467,854 pieces and took 30 people 2,725 hours to build. It has functioning lights, doors, and infotainment system.

Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno

Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno

Ares Design’s concept is now a reality. the Panther ProgettoUno is the company’s modern take on the De Tomaso Pantera. Based on the Lamborghini Huracán, the car has a beautifully retro carbon fiber body. It’s limited to only 70 units.

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg’s new track monster. The Jesko has a twin-turbo 5L V8 that produces up to 1600 hp, theoretically launching the car to speeds up to 300 mph. It has a proprietary seven-clutch, nine-speed gearbox that automatically chooses the right gear for the situation.

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina Battista

Pininfarina is pivoting from designing cars to actually making one, and it’s making one hell of a debut. The Battista is powered by four electric motors running on a 120kWh battery. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 sec, and tops out at a crazy 217 mph.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

Lamborghini’s roadster variant of its SVJ coupe. Aside from its removable carbon fiber roof panels, practically nothing has changed from its hardtop sibling. It still has four-wheel drive and the same naturally-aspirated 6.5L V12 that produces up to 759hp and tops out at 217mph.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributo

It’s already time for Ferrari to replace the 488 GTB, and its latest Berlinetta looks like a killer, with a 3.9L twin-turbo V8 that makes 710 hp and 568 lb-ft. torque, launching the stallion to 62 mph in 2.9 sec, and 124 mph in 7.8 sec, towards a 211 mph top speed.

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Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari’s limited edition Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 sports cars were inspired by the carmaker’s racing barchettas from the late 1940’s to the 1950’s. The SP1 is a single seater, while the SP2 seats two. Each has an 808hp V12 engine that lets them rocket from 0 to 62mph in 2.9s.

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin will produce 25 special units of the DB5 based on its appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger. That means outfitting the car with gadgets such as the revolving license plate. Each will sell for about $3.6M with deliveries starting in 2020.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin’s replacement for the Vanquish S is a grand display of luxury and power. The DBS Superleggera has a 715hp 5.2L twin-turbo V12 and an aluminum structure with a beautiful carbon fiber body. It goes up to 211 mph and does 0 to 62mph in 3.4s.

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

The last version of Lotus‘ street legal track car. The 3-Eleven 430 sees the speedster’s 3.5L V6 engine optimized to produce 430hp, 20 more than the original. It now has a full carbon fiber bodywork, reducing its weight by 11lb. It goes from 0-60mph in 3.1s and tops out at 180mph.

25th Anniv. 1991 Lamborghini Countach

25th Anniv. 1991 Lamborghini Countach

The last version of one of the definitive Italian supercars. The 25th Anniversary Lamborghini Countach was designed by Pagani founder Horacio Pagani, and includes a tweaked nose, bumper and air intakes. It also has power windows and seats, and a more powerful A/C.

Road-legal Aston Martin Vulcan

Road-legal Aston Martin Vulcan

British auto engineering company RML Group specializes in race cars. But they did recently did the opposite of their operations, turning the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan into a street-legal beast. Lovecars spoke with the company for a tour of the conversion.

Ares Project Panther Sports Car

Ares Project Panther Sports Car

Italian coach builder Ares Design is preparing a reimagining of the classic De Tomaso Pantera for 2018. The Ares Project Panther will be a bespoke sports car that wraps the Pantera’s ’70s aesthetic over a modern Lamborghini Huracán chassis.

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1989 Lorenz & Rankl Testarossa Spider

1989 Lorenz & Rankl Testarossa Spider

There’s only one official Ferrari Testarossa Spider. But this conversion by German coachbuilder Lorenz & Rankl is as close to the real deal as it gets, with the top hidden in a rear compartment. Only five units were made, and this is the fourth of the batch.

Luxury Car Vending Machine

Luxury Car Vending Machine

Singapore-based Autobahn Motors turned its showroom into a 15-story luxury car vending machine. Even though it’s more of a marketing and space-saving stunt, the delivery system actually works, and is controlled through a mobile app.

Driven: Ferrari Testarossa

Driven: Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari Testarossa defined the ’80s. Our friends at DriveWithDave spent some time with the now retro-cool flat-12 machine. Both mesmerizing and menacing, the Testarossa is still a desirable ride, and Michael Jordan’s weapon of choice.

Lister Knobbly Continuation

Lister Knobbly Continuation

The legendary British racer is back as a street legal car. So faithful is Lister to its manufacturing process that the chassis numbers on the new Knobblys simply count up from the original batch. Available with either a 3.8L 6-cylinder or a Corvette V8 engine.

Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e

Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e

The first commercially available vehicle from electric car company Kreisel is a replica of the legendary Porsche 910’s street-legal version. The Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s, tops out at 186mph and has a 217mi range. The price? $1.06 million.

Jaguar Classic E-Type Reborn

Jaguar Classic E-Type Reborn

Jaguar will soon be offering 10 Series 1 E-Types that have been restored to their original specifications and condition, thanks to the master builders at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works. It’s the only way to bring back the legendary sports car.

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