Often called a fighter jet on wheels, the Apollo Arrow is a notable exception for the sports car arena. The swift design was extraordinary at the time, coupled with the high performance that the care offered. With a lightweight body and precision design schematics, this is one of the sharpest sports cars on the market.
And of course, there is a high price tag to match, which you’d expect with a car like this. The Apollo Arrow is quite rare in the world of high-performance cars.
From a design standpoint, few cars are as polarizing as the Zenvo TS1 GT. But that’s because the car was designed to intimidate you. With a 5.9-liter flat-plane V8 with 2 centrifugal superchargers, the Zenvo TS1 means business. Likewise, the design of the car is notable for stylistic choices that seem controversial to this day.
The interior is not the most comfortable and a lot of the car is still unrefined. But if you want raw speed and power, the TS1 GT is in a class of its own.
28: 2017 Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli – Starting Price: $1.2 Million
Another new player to the supercar arena is Mazzanti. The familiar automaker has created a few notable exotics in its day, and the Millercavalli is one of them. This particular supercar can be custom-tailored to each buyer’s order. It’s a rather unique option to say the least and something that stands out from the crowd.
Likewise, we have the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 1000 horsepower, a welcome sight to anyone who enjoys power and substance in an exotic car.
27: Hennessey Venom GT – Starting Price: $1.2 Million
The Venom GT is a standard-bearer for what it takes to be a high-performance exotic. The Venom GT has been around for a while now and the car just seems to get better with age. Its raw 2000s styling still holds true to this day and the low production cycle of 29 cars means it’s incredibly hard for drivers to get their hands on one.
It should also be noted that the Venom GT can reach 186 mph in 13.63 seconds. A fast feat for any exotic car, much less a high-performance model like this one.
Another McLaren on this list shouldn’t be a surprise because these are some of the best supercars on the road. The hybrid engine setup is only half of the new tech. There is a host of formula one technology that went into the design of this car. What that means is that the McLaren P1 is perhaps the most advanced exotic yet.
The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine will propel you to 0-60 in about 2.8 seconds. The styling looks like something out of a movie? The P1 is a superb exotic car with a hefty price tag.
25: Ferrari LaFerrari – Starting Price: $1.3 Million
Ferrari is always in some type of supercar development. The LaFerrari is perhaps one of the most iconic recent models. This is known as a hybrid hypercar and only a few of these were built. The LaFerrari was the first in-house design for the company in 40 years and the results were phenomenal.
The 6.3-liter V12 engine has a potent 789 horsepower with an additional boost of 161 horsepower from an electric motor. Not bad for a hybrid.
24: Maybach Landaulet – Starting Price: $1.38 Million
If you were around in the early 2000s, then you are more than familiar with the Maybach. It was the favorite of rap artists during this period. Already a mini-limousine in its own right, the Landaulet took things to a whole new level. With a luxurious interior and a more than elegant exterior, this car was everything that Maybach represented.
The Landaulet also had several firsts which included a retractable sunroof. From a performance standpoint, this massive sedan could move with authority. This isn’t your mother’s Suburban.
Another hypercar worth noting is the Pagani Huayra. From a design standpoint, it was groundbreaking at the time in 2012 and was even featured in magazines. Performance-wise, the Huayra is one of the fastest supercars around.
You can’t get much better than this as the design of the car is simply beautiful. The twin-turbocharged, 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 720-horsepower is among the best in the class.
22: Koenigsegg Agera S – Starting Price: $1.5 Million
It’s not very often that you see a Swedish supercar on the road, but automaker Koenigsegg wants to change that. The Agera S is a beautiful supercar that has a crazy amount of power packed under the hood. Coupled with a beautiful design, this car looks to be carved from the supercar gods.
The twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V8 engine can reach 62 miles per hour in a mere 2.9 seconds. This is a feat that even the fastest sports cars have never matched.
21: Koenigsegg Agera R – Starting Price: $1.6 Million
Another interesting model taking things a step further is the Agera R. Everything that made the first model great has been packed into this one. With a seven-speed dual-clutch, the Agera R means business on the track.
Few cars have managed to intimidate the Agera R, and that’s a good thing because this car is downright crazy to look at, much less drive.
20: Aston Martin One-77 – Starting Price: $1.87 Million
What happens when you have an automaker that wants to touch on everything? Well, you get the Aston Martin One 77. This is one of the rarest cars in the world, and not just from a performance aspect. There were only 77 of them built and they’re getting harder to come by. The V12 engine packs 7.3-liters and 750 horsepower.
From a performance standpoint, the One-77 is a monster. But the fact that it’s so rare is also important to note.
19: Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 – Starting Price: $1.9 Million
Lamborgini has been designing supercars for a while now. The LP 770-4 takes the cake when it comes to a high-end design that can handle business. Performance-wise, the LP-770-4 has one of the most powerful engines in a Lamborghini model.
Coupled with the high-end interior and exterior, you can tell that this car costs a pretty penny. The Centenario is on a long list of Lamborghini models that have pushed the envelope of design. Few exotic cars can compare to the sheer horsepower and speed that the LP 770-4 can deliver.
18: Koenigsegg Regera – Starting Price: $2 Million
It should be of no surprise that we find the Koenigsegg Regera on the list. There is just something about this automaker that makes the exotic car market special. With a limited production run of just 80 vehicles, the Regera is deadly fast. Pushing out 1,489 horsepower and 1,475 lb-ft of torque to the wheels.
Another Ferrari, how’d we know this was going to happen. Ferrari is a champion for high-performance supercars and the 599XX is a prime example. Take the cultivated exterior lines and styling for example, and then couple that with the 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 720 horsepower.
The Ferrari 599XX is a prime example of what you want in a supercar. With beautiful styling and breakneck speed, the 599XX is by far one of the most impressive sports cars on the market.
16: Koenigsegg CCXR – Starting Price: $2.17 Million
Forbes awarded this car the 10 Most Beautiful Cars in history award in 2009. It’s with good reason because the CCXR still looks amazingly beautiful to this day. Released at a time when the world economy was on the way down, this car didn’t get a lot of attention. The performance is some of the best of any car in this price range.
Finding one of these is a rarity and you can expect to spend a pretty penny on it. However, the performance is well worth the price as the driving experience of the CCXR is unmatched.
15: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – Starting Price: $2.2 Million
Automakers have been experimenting with carbon fiber forever, but Lamborghini took it a step further with the Sesto Elemento. The weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) made the car as light as some compacts. But with scary performance thanks to a 570-horsepower V10 engine, this was fast.
14: Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – Starting Price: $2.5 Million
Bugatti has pretty much become indented as a rich man’s favorite car. For its part, Bugatti has greatly innovated the supercar business. What we have here is one of their original heavy hitters. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is both fast and increasingly rare to find on the open market.
It should be noted that the Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world. The top speed of 267.856 mph (408.84 km/h) is almost unheard of for a car that you can just buy off of the lot.
12: Mercedes-AMG One – Starting Price: $2.72 Million
The folks at Mercedes-Benz have experimented with a supercar design now and again. The Mercedes-AMG One is perhaps the most iconic variation. A hybrid electric model this sports car just goes to show what new technology can do. The 1,021 horsepower produced by a 1.6-liter engine is more than enough speed.
From a design standpoint, the AMG One stands out from the crowd. Featuring cultivated lines and an overall style that is reminiscent of Mercedes-Benz supercars of the past.
11: Koenigsegg One-1 – Starting Price: $2.8 Million
The folks at Koenigsegg live, breathe, and eat competitive sporting machines. Here we have the Koenigsegg One-1, which is an off-shoot of the other supercars that the company has produced. From a styling standpoint, this car is just downright beautiful to look at.
Its 5-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 1360 horsepower. When it comes to tearing up the pavement the Koenigsegg One-1 does a great job of doing it with authority.
If you are in tune with the automotive world, you’ll remember the vast amount of hoopla that followed the Chiron. Although the car isn’t as popular as it once was, the Chiron still blisters a trail when it comes to performance. The styling is that iconic Bugatti styling that has been developed since the Veyron.
The 16-cylinder engine can propel the Chiron to speeds over 300MPH. So, if you need to get to the grocery store in a hurry, this could be the car to do it. Bugatti will continue to innovate and these cars will get better and better.
9: Aston Martin Valkyrie – Starting Price: $3 Million
Aston Martin hasn’t been in the supercar arena much in the past couple of years. But the Valkyrie was developed in partnership with Red Bull Racing. The car is not only beautiful to look at, but is also very fast. Very few cars can handle the type of performance that the Aston Martin Valkyrie does.
There are two production cycles for the car, the AMR Pro production and general production. The AMR Pro is limited to 25 units and the general production cycle is 150 units.
8: AMR Pro Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – Starting Price: $3 Million
Not only is the AMR Pro Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio a rare car, but it also costs a pretty penny. This hypercar was developed as a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina. He was the former chairman of Ferrari and was instrumental in many well-known designs. There were only six units of this car put into production.
The performance is not only astonishing, but the general design of the car is downright beautiful. Ferrari has done a great job with this one and the car is a legendary piece.
7: Dodge Viper Concept VM-02 – Starting Price: $3 Million
Finally, we have the car that was responsible for birthing the Dodge Viper. The Concept VM-02 was unveiled in 1989. There was a large amount of hype and anticipation behind the fact that Chrysler was going to unveil a supercar. There was a lot to like about the VM-02 which made it a notable choice for automotive enthusiasts.
6: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – Starting Price $4.5 Million
If you haven’t seen this Lamborghini driving around the streets of Hollywood it’s because production was limited. The Veneno Roadster was designed to celebrate the companies the fiftieth anniversary. With a formula, one feels and a beautiful exterior the Veneno Roadster is unlike anything else on the road right now.
Developed in partnership with Bugatti, the Maybach Exelero is one of the rarest hypercars in the world. The Maybach Exelero had a unique style to it that looks unlike anything else on the market right now. With a top speed of 236 mph, the Exelero is perhaps the fastest car to bear a Maybach badge. Likewise, there were only 40 examples put into production.
Maybach hasn’t marketed another supercar since the Exelero. To this day, the Exelero is by far one of the rarest supercars on the road.
4: Bugatti Centodieci – Starting Price: $9 Million
The Bugatti brand is synonymous with the hypercar community. Thus, the Centodieci is a prime example of a beautiful hypercar. The 8,000cc quad-turbocharged W16 engine produces 1,578 horsepower. The car was designed to pay homage to the Bugatti maker’s 110th birthday.
Production of the Centodieci was limited to 10 units, which is what makes the car such a unique proposition and such an expensive choice.
3: Rolls Royce Sweptail – Starting Price: $13 Million
Rolls-Royce isn’t a brand that comes to mind when it comes to supercars. But the Sweptail was a handcrafted piece of magic. The entire body of the car was handcrafted together to create a coupe that has a 1930s feeling to it. On top of the classic styling, the performance of the Sweptail is also notable.
The Rolls Royce Sweptail was the most expensive car in the world in 2017. It was originally showcased at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event.
2: Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – Starting Price: $17 Million
Speaking of the most expensive car in the world, the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta was just that in 2019. Boasting a powerful 789bhp engine, the Zonda had a top speed of 221 miles per hour. The Pagani Zonda is the fastest Zonda model that has been produced thus far. Hypercars offer a lot of fun and excitement for a high price tag, and the Zonda is among the most notable.
When it comes to rare models, the Barchetta is beautifully designed and to the point. It offers a plethora of luxury options and a powerful engine that makes for a notable hypercar.
1: Bugatti La Voiture Noire – Starting Price: $18.7 Million
Another Bugatti model of note is the La Voiture Noire. The high price tag of almost 20 million is unheard of in the automotive world. Does the performance of the La Voiture Noire make it worth it? Well, yes, because it accelerates to 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.