Car racing is one of the most popular and elite sports and sports cars also known as super cars or racing cars are the most expensive cars available in the market. The incredible technology, amazing safety measures, streamlined body curves, graceful and slim exterior and comfortable interior make the cars even more impressive. Following are a few popular and expensive sports cars which I have listed down.
10. Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren ($450,000)
Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
This extremely dandy and expensive looking car is a result of the joint efforts of Mercedes Benz and McLaren Automotive. This car proves that joint ventures can lead to amazing outcomes. The car is a 2 door coupe with front-mid engine. The engine is 5.4 Liter in capacity. It has good brake system and excellent active aerodynamics. Top speed of the car is 334 km/hr.
9. Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce ($450,000)
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce is an Italian 2 door, 4 wheel racing car. It was debuted in Geneva Motor Show in 2009. The car has an amazing exterior and a light yet powerful exhaust system. It’s top speed is 337 km/hr. The car has 6.2 Liter V12 engine. The car has a horse power of 661 hp and a torque of 6500 rpm. The next model is expected to come in 2012.
8. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo ($550,000)
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
This elegant racing car has turbo twin 7.0 Liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. The car is American. This light and easy to drift car has a body made entirely of aluminum and carbon fiber. It has a capacity of 7000 cc. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo has a horse power of 750hp and a top speed of 394 km/hr. It’s functional, highly advanced technically and luxurious.
7. Pagani Zonda Roadster F C12S 7.3, Clubsport version – ($667,320)
Pagani Zonda Roadster F C12S 7.3, Clubsport version
This Italian car is a mid engined sports car manufactured by Pagani. Pagani is a small company in Italy but the car is not small in terms of excellence and performance. It is a powerful car with a horse power of 650hp. The company is known for making elite and smashing exteriors of their cars. This version of Pagani Zonda Roadster was launched in 2002 and has a displacement of 7291 cc. It’s top speed is 354.1 kph / 220 mph and attains the speed of 100 km/hr in 3.7 secs.
6. LeBlanc Mirabeau ($748,140)
This beautiful 4700 cc supercharged car, with bright colors and sharp exterior is a high performance sports car which was designed to participate in 24 Hours Le Mans race. It is a Swiss car manufactured by LeBlanc. It’s top speed is 370 km/h. It has a front engine ,4.7 Liter V8 produced by Koenigsegg. The car has a horse power of 700hp.
5. McLaren F1 ($970,000)
This 2 door, 3 seat coupe is the fastest and most powerful super car built by McLaren. The car was manufactured in 1994 and is still popular in car racing. Even today it has a fairly good ranking and user review. It has a top speed of 386 km/h or 240 mph. It has a powerful start as it reaches 100 km/hr in 3.2 secs. It’s engine is 6.1 Liter V12 manufactured by BMW. It is light weight and has a slim and streamlined body with excellent turns and amazing brake system. AutoCar, a famous British car magazine praised the super car with the following words
“The McLaren F1 is the finest driving machine yet built for the public road.”
4. Lamborghini Reventon ($1,600,000)
Lamborghini Reventon is a Spanish racing car from the car-makers of Lamborghini, first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2007. This super fast and beautiful car took it’s inspiration from fast airplanes like Panavia Tornado fighter plane. The name has word Reventon which means burst in Spanish. This characteristics are included in the design of the car. The car is fast and safe. This car is a 2 door coupe and has 6.5 Liter V12 engine and a luxurious interior. It has a horse power of 641hp and a speed of 224 mph.
3. Aston Martin One-77 ($1700000)
Aston Martin One-77
This exotic and smashing sports car is a French car with 7.3-litre V12 engine. It is a coupe built by Aston Martin. It was first displayed at the Paris Motor Show in 2008. It has a horse power of 750hp and a speed of 354.067 km/h. Delivery this year will start in October 2010. 77 units are planned. It’s declared “The Definitive Sports Car” with amazing exterior and brilliant technology. A buyer from Middle East bought 10 units of this glamorous and fast vehicles for his family for a cost of $23 million.
2. Bugatti Veyron ($1,700,000)
Bugatti Veyron is the second most expensive and famous racing car today with a base price tag of 1,700,000. As the name suggests, it is French in origin, designed and developed b German Volkswagen Group and produced by Bugatti Automobiles SAS in France. The current model is Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4. It’s top speed is 431.072 km/h. It has excellent brake system and safety features. BBC’s programme “Top Gear” named it “Car of the Decade”.
1. Ferrari FXX ($2500000)
The Ferrari FXX standing at the top of the list is the most expensive and classy super car from the manufacturers of the Ferrari. It’s an Italian sports car whose production started in 2005. It takes some of the features of the famous Ferrari Enzo. It’s a rear wheel drive with a displacement of 6,262 cc. It’s a very slim car with beautiful body curves. The engine is 6.3 L V12 and it’s top speed is 391 km/hr.