Aaaah, expensive cars. It’s like watching your childhood toy grow up and increase in value for over 9000 percent. Since dreaming is best done big, apparently there are cars currently on the market worth more than what I’ll make if I keep working at my current salary for 202 years (the math is accurate and hurtful).
There’s no use in beating around the bush: if you’re reading this, odds are you can’t afford the cars coming up. And if you can afford them, I’m not even sure they’d be worth the money (I mean, let’s be honest, an Audi R8 is only 180k-ish, and that’s all you need in life). But let’s assume for a second that you’re rich as a [email protected]#!er and want to make sure you buy a car your friends can’t afford so you have exclusive bragging rights. Consider this shopping list:
10. McLaren P1 – 1.1 million USD
This little lady has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8, combined with an onboard electric motor. Don’t worry though – it’s not a hybrid car. It’s more like a Formula 1 car with an energy recovery system, since you can only get 9 miles out of the battery. This ol’ gal has 903 horsepower, although I can confirm no actual horse souls were siphoned into the engine. Where the power comes from, only wizards know.
Top speed measured at 349 km/h (that’s 217 miles per hour for you overseas folk), and this one goes from 0 to 100 in less than 3 seconds. Which means I’d probably crash it in 4 seconds. This math is also accurate and hurtful.
9. Hennesey Venom GT – 1.1 million USD
You thought 903 horsepower from the McLaren was amazing, this beast packs a whopping 1500 horsepower. That’s three entire mid-sized horse farms siphoned into this metallic beast. Acceleration is also insane with an amazing 7 liter twin-turbo V8. Naught to 100 km/h at two mere seconds, and a top speed of 462 km/h or 287 mph.
This thing is essentially an airplane on wheels.