Ferrari News – Ranking The Most Expensive Production Cars In 2021
Money indeed buys speed, which is why all the cars on this list while costing the same amount of money as a house, are ridiculously fast. Speed doesn’t have to cost that much. Even $100,000 is too much in the case of the Dodge Challenger Redeye Widebody, which retails for less than $90,000 and goes zero to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. So, what does all that money get?
These cars are surely packed with horsepower but also boast amazing technology. Aerodynamics, various forms of traction control, and computers that help the car perform to the best of its ability are what justify those price tags.
10 BMW M8 Convertible – $155,000
Now comes the modestly priced, comparatively everyman executive sports convertible, the BMW M8. Its low price shouldn’t lower anyone’s guard, however, as this quiet snake in the grass uses a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 617 horsepower.
It might weigh a lot, clocking in at over 4,100 pounds, but that horsepower figure is enough to propel this luxury vehicle to 60 mph in a decidedly immodest 3 seconds. Aside from that the M8 comes equipped with brake fade compensation, adaptive suspension, and an active differential.
9 Acura NSX – $157,500
At long last, the NSX rejoined the automotive world after an 11-year hiatus, in the form of a brutish and predatory beast. It uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, mated exclusively to a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and three electric motors. Using a combined 573 horsepower at all four wheels, the hybrid powertrain sends the NSX to 60 mph in a frightening 2.7 seconds.
The electric motors provide independent torque to the front wheels. The car also sports hybrid regenerative braking. Overall, the NSX provides a confidence booster for anyone lucky enough to drive one.
8 Mercedes Maybach S Class – $185,950
When it comes to overengineered luxury sedans that double as 200 mph tanks, Mercedes-Benz builds some of the most formidable machines. Maybach takes it one step further. The S580 sports a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, delivering a smooth 500 horsepower to all four wheels.
High on the car’s list of priorities is driver comfort. Soundproofing exists from floor to ceiling, and other amenities flood the car’s already crowded electrical harness like automatically opened doors and adaptive rear lighting. A collapsible leather table and refrigerator join the already heaving list of luxury features.
7 Lamborghini Huracan EVO – $214,866
Somewhere in Maranello, Italy a factory declares the Huracan as the most successful V10 Lamborghini ever. The Huracan Evo is the next step. It’s a mid-engine, all-wheel-drive two-seater coupe that delivers 631 horsepower from 5-liters of V10 without forced induction. 29 of that horsepower is new to the Evo, and with it comes rear-wheel steering.
The Evo also uses what Lamborghini is calling Integrated Vehicle Dynamics, where based on the driver’s input and surrounding circumstance, the car can anticipate what the driver is going to do. Improved aerodynamics and a new proprietary infotainment upgrade vault this car into the upper echelon of luxurious speed.
6 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet- $219,800
If money is no object, it’s hard to beat the 911 Turbo in a fight involving small convertible sports cars. The new 911 Turbo carries this trend, with a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged boxer six, producing an impressive 640 horsepower. It’s impressive, even for a car that weighs 3,790 pounds.
Both turbos use Variable Turbine Geometry technology, where the turbos can change their size depending on how high the engine is revving. It’s not exactly reliable, and at this point only exists elsewhere in the Koenigsegg One:1, but is better for reducing lag and making more torque.
5 McLaren 720s- $300,000
For its next road-going Serengheti prowler McLaren Automotive took its 650s and made it better. The 720s is an evolution in nearly every aspect. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produces 710 horsepower and has been overhauled with new parts including a new intake manifold and a stronger, lighter crankshaft.
McLaren’s 720s uses the same active suspension from the 650s but again, it’s better. It has more sensors that help it read driver inputs and react much faster than it ever has previously. Surprisingly the 720s is one of the cheaper supercars on the market.
4 Ferrari 812 Superfast – $350,000
Aside from a redundant name, the Ferrari 812 Superfast as the successor to the F12 Berlinetta hearkens back to proper old-school Ferrari days, when cars had less technology than a modern toaster. Under the hood beats a rare front-mounted 6.5-liter V12, that produces 788 naturally aspirated horsepower.
Being it uses a front-mounted V12 without turbos isn’t to say this Ferrari couldn’t give a modern toaster a run for its money. It’s the first Ferrari with electric power steering, and power is sent to the rear wheels via rear-mounted transaxle for more balanced weight distribution.
3 Ford GT – $500,000
For about a decade Ford has been campaigning its “Ecoboost” engine lineup, bolting it to anything with wheels, including lawnmowers. The Ford GT MK II is, if nothing else, a true testament to what that engine design is capable of. It uses twin-turbocharged mid-mounted 3.5-liters to deliver 647 horsepower to the rear wheels.
The car is worth every penny, with carbon fiber body panels, an aluminum subframe, and pushrod suspension. The car weighs very little at 3,154 pounds and uses carbon fiber wheels.
2 Ferrari SF90 Spider – $557,000
Ferrari bit the bullet and hopped on the hybrid bandwagon with its SF90. Its spider variant is the first production hybrid supercar spider to prance out of the scarlet Scuderia. The SF90 packs a walloping 986 horsepower from the combined efforts of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and three electric motors, providing 217 of that horsepower.
All that power boils down to a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, and an astounding 51 mpg when its hybrid system is activated, in other words, while not just on pump gas. While this is an estimate by EPA, if true it makes this Ferrari a miracle.
1 Bugatti Chiron – $3 million
The German-designed, French-built Chiron succeeded the famous Bugatti Veyron in 2016. It uses the same quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16, but has 500 more horsepower than the Veyron, tallying a total of 1500. The engine is mated to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission.
While both the Veyron and Chiron suffer a bit when it comes to handling prowess, Bugatti mended this minor idiosyncrasy in the Chiron with the Sport package, which offers stiffer suspension, torque vectoring, and a sharp steering “handling” mode.
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