TOP 10 SUPER CARS OF 2013
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
Costing around US$1.4 million, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is a variant of the world's fastest street-legal car. Like the original, this 2013 model houses a 16-cylinder engine that produces over 1000hp capable of topping 400 km/h over a open run.
Also priced at a whopping US$1.4 million, the LaFerrari has sold out of all 499 models rolled out for production since it was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. Ferrari's fastest road car -- and also Ferrari's first hybrid -- pushes past the stereotypes of low emmision car performance reaching 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, with a top speed of over 350 km/h (217mph).
Koenigsegg Agera R
The Swedish-made Koenigsegg Agera R mid-engine sports car nearly flies with a top speed of 443km/h (273 mph) and reaching 0-100 km/h mph in 2.9 seconds. With a removable and stowable hardtop, the Agera R is like getting two cars in one. It is also one of the world's most expensive cars with a price tag between US$1.6 and US$1.7 million.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4
Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, Lamborghini's Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse is a new special super car that's lighter and more powerful than the base model. Starting at a reasonable US$253,000, Lamborghini's Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse can push 320 km/h (199mph) with a V10 engine that produces 570hp.
Lebanon-based W Motors produced just 7 Lykan Hypersport cars in 2013 at a unit price of US$3.14 million, making it the most expensive new car in the world and the only super car produced in the Arab world. The Hypersport is the first supercar with diamonds in his headlights, although reportedly customers can choose between rubies and diamonds. It addition to this bling, it can also can go from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 386.2 km/h (240mph).
The P1, from British McClaren Automotive, is a limited production hybrid supercar that succeeds the classic McClaren F1 with a combined electric motor and Formula 1 twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The P1 does not disappoint, going 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and boasting a top speed of 350 km/h (217mph). The entire production of 375 cars sold out between October and November 2013 at a base price of US$1,350,000.
The Italian hypercar, named after the Andean god of wind, certainly strives to live up to its name. With a top speed of 370 km/h (230mph), the twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG V-12 engine can go from 0-100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. One of its more advanced features is an active aerodynamics system -- for minimum drag and maximum stability -- that is capable of changing the height of the front of the car from the ground and independently operating four flaps at the rear and front.
Porsche 918 Spyder
This hybrid supercar from Porsche just went into production in September 2013 and is powered by a 4.6 litre V8 engine and two electric motors that together deliver 887hp. It has five custom driving modes that select between more fuel-efficient electric and conventional engine power. The Spyder also boasts a top speed of 345 km/h (214mph) and comes with a base price of US$845,000.
SCC Ultimate Aero
One of the fastest cars currently available, the SCC Ultimate Aero has been competing with the Bugatti Veyron for the top speed title over the last few years. This American-made mid-engine sports car is built by the Shelby SuperCars company and has distinctive butterfly doors and a Supercharged V8 Chevrolet engine. It can certainly hold its own with a tested top speed of 400 km/h (249mph).
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