Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Most Expensive Cars In The World

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$4.8 million – Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

The most expensive cars in the world are about so much more than transportation. These rolling art pieces encapsulate the priorities of the one percent, and in that universe, flamboyance and swagger take precedence over practicality and efficiency. Lifestyle criticisms aside, these are truly mind-boggling machines, and we’d like to count down our favorites for you here.

For the sake of clarity, we’re categorizing recently made, road-legal production vehicles only — limited runs notwithstanding — and we’re leaving out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant per nameplate, so don’t expect 10 different iterations of the same Bugatti Veyron.
So whether your name is Buffet, Gates, Stark, or McDuck, these rides are for you — the most exorbitant people-carriers on the planet. They say money can’t buy happiness, but after viewing this list, you just might beg to differ.

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$4.8 million – Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Koenigsegg makes its first appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin? With no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t cheap.

For the Trevita, the Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond dust-impregnated resin. We can’t even fathom how much the touch-up paint costs.

Underneath the lustrous finish lies a 4.8-liter, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque, which means it should have little to no trouble overtaking semis on the freeway.  The car’s specifications — in both performance and price — are nearly comical at this point, and just three were ever made.

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$4.5 million – Lamborghini Veneno

Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini chose for the modified Aventador you see above — translated from Italian of course — built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday. We can’t speak for the company’s motivations, but the name is fitting for a vehicle that looks so positively deadly, so undeniably venomous.

The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping $4.5 million.

The Veneno is fast, and that should come as no surprise. Its 6.5-liter V12 spins all the way up to 8,400 rpm to deliver 740hp and 507 lb-ft, surging the car to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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$3.4 million – W Motors Lykan Hypersport

You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, where the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much focus is a testament to its magnetism.
Let’s start with the styling, which includes jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and an interior ripped straight from science fiction. It looks like a pissed off armored car from the future, and its performance is right on par with its image. The Hypersport boasts a 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that yields 770hp and 708 lb-ft.
It’s not just Dominic Toretto who benefits from this level of performance, though, as the Abu Dhabi police force has drafted the Hypersport into patrol duty. Although it’s mainly used for marketing and public relations purposes, the high-flying stunner assures that the authorities can keep up with any baddie who tries to get cute on the freeway. Pedal to the floor, 0 to 62 mph is accomplished in just 2.8 seconds, and top speed is a downright scary 240 mph.

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$3.4 million – Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere

This list wouldn’t be complete without some version of the mighty Bugatti Veyron. We’re shining our spotlight on the the Mansory Vivere edition here, because not only is it one of the fastest cars in the world, it’s one of the most expensive.

Augmented by German witch doctors Mansory, the 1,200hp Veyron starts out as a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, only to be adorned with a gorgeous carbon-fiber body, a new spoiler package,    upgraded LED lights, a revamped cabin, and a redesigned front grill. Further classifying the Veyron as a work of art, maps of historic race events like the Targa Florio are laser etched into the exterior and interior. Oh, and it can do 254 mph.

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$3 million – Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

With an asking price of $3 million, the Ferrari Sergio isn’t the most expensive car on our list. It is, however, one of the most highly-coveted vehicles in the world, as only six were ever made.

Crafted by legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, the Sergio is essentially a Ferrari 458 Spider with a completely new body and interior. That means a 4.5-liter V8 sends a whopping 562hp to the rear wheels, but because the Sergio is lighter than the 458, it’s quicker and handles better. The new body doesn’t just save weight — it’s chock-full of interesting details like aerodynamic headrests that are built directly into the roll cage.

With so few examples built, the Sergio’s purchase process wasn’t as simple as strolling up to a Ferrari dealership. No, each owner was chosen by automaker itself, making it one of the rare invite-only vehicles in automotive history.

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$2.6 million – Pagani Huayra BC

With an AMG-sourced V12 and the fastest road-legal Top Gear lap ever, the Pagani Huayra is a beast through and through — it’s named after the Incan God of Winds, after all. That wasn’t quite enough for Pagani, however. At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Pagani debuted the Huayra BC, a lighter, hotter version that takes no prisoners.

Right off the bat, you can tell the BC is playing a different game from the standard Huayra. It’s fitted with an enormous active rear spoiler that generates 1,102 pounds of downforce at 155 mph, as well as a wider rear track, new side skirts, and a bevy of sexy aero goodies. Despite the additions, the BC is a true featherweight, tipping the scales at a paltry 2,654 pounds thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials. The whole deal will cost you a cool $2.6 million (or it would have, if all 20 units hadn’t sold already), but you clearly get a lot for your money. With 789 turbocharged ponies on tap, the BC may actually live up to its godly name.

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$2.5 million – Ferrari F60 America

To celebrate Ferrari’s 60-year tenure in North America, the Italian brand built 10 examples of this stunning bombshell. Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the F60 is undeniably patriotic as it wears a Stars and Stripes color scheme, American flag seat inserts, and classic racing livery all around. Better yet, you can experience the glory with the top down, as the F60 features a lightweight fabric top that can be operated at speeds up to 75 mph.

The supercar is mechanically identical to the F12, but the Berlinetta isn’t exactly a Fiat Panda to begin with. Its 6.2-liter V12 churns out 740 glorious hp, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. The ultrarare flag-waver harks back to Ferrari’s bespoke past, as the company built several region-specific sports cars in the 1950's and 1960's.

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$2.5 million – Bugatti Chiron

How do you follow up a classic? You make something even better.

With a starting price of $2.5 million and a gorgeous new body, the divine Chiron outdoes its predecessor in every conceivable way. While the Bugatti Veyron redefined what an automobile could do, the Chiron laughs at those who said the Veyron was the last of its kind, pushing the boundaries of performance even further into the stratosphere.

The supercar’s monstrous specs are made possible by its reworked quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16, which now produces 1,500hp and a monstrous 1,180 lb-ft. Sixty mph is dealt with in a rather quick 2.5 seconds on the way to the Chiron’s top speed, which is limited to 261 mph. It’s still not the fastest car in the world — that title belongs the Hennessey Venom GT — but cars like these aren’t just about speed; they’re about making statements. We think you’ll agree this Bugatti makes a very strong statement indeed.

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$2 million – Koenigsegg One:1

You can buy a lot with $2 million — a really nice house, about 80 Mazda MX-5’s, or the Swedish “megacar” shown above. A logical thinker could probably think of a better way to spend your life savings, but megacars don’t give a damn about logic. Because they’re mega. And after reading what the car is capable of, $2 million might actually be a steal.

The limited-edition One:1 is based on the Agera R, and it earned its poetic moniker by employing a 1:1 kilogram-to-horsepower ratio. The figure on each side of the colon? 1,340. That’s right, this car has 1,340hp, and can theoretically top 273 mph because of it. Simply put, this is one of the fastest automobiles ever made, and with its F1-style honeycomb core, carbon-fiber intake manifold, and ventilated ceramic brakes, it’s one of the most advanced as well.

Just six examples of the speedy Swede were built, and each one was sold quite quickly. Keep an eye out on Craigslist — you never know.

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$2 million – Koenigsegg Regera

When we think of hybrid hypercars, we generally fantasize about the “holy trinity” — aka, the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari. Somehow, Koenigsegg always gets left out, despite the fact that the Swedish automaker makes a vehicle that outshines its electrified competition in many ways.

Powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 and a 4.5-kWh battery pack, the $2 million Regera produces an outstanding 1,500hp in total, a stat made all the more impressive when you consider the car’s low weight of 3,240 lbs. Zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds is impressive to be sure, but the Regera’s 0 to 186 mph sprint is even more mind-blowing — the feat is accomplished in only 10.9 seconds. By Koenigsegg’s internal estimates, the car will be able to reach its top speed of 248 mph in just 20 seconds or so, which is a triumph over physics as much as it is a bragging right.

Why just an estimate? Apparently, the brand can’t find a road long enough. 

Honorable Mentions:

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$8 million – Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

By far the most expensive car on our list, the Exelero makes its appearance under Honorable Mentions due to its one-off status. The Maybach was also built way back in 2004, but that actually makes its sticker price more impressive.

Adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost around $10.1 million in the U.S. today, which is close to the GDP of a small island nation. Money and Maybach are about as closely related as peanut butter and jelly, but the two-door further justifies its cost with a 700hp, twin-turbo V12 and luxurious amenities.

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$2.7 million – LaFerrari FXX K

The Ferrari LaFerrari is a vehicle held back by one thing — the law. Emissions standards and safety equipment add considerable bulk to a near-perfect machine, so for the track-only FXX K, the car bows only to physics.

The “standard” car’s output of 950hp was boosted to a downright silly 1,035hp in FXX K guise, and its various body modifications have increased downforce by up to 50 percent. Even the tires are space age, as the slick Pirellis feature embedded sensors to keep tabs on longitudinal, lateral, and radial acceleration, as well as temperature and pressure. Until Ferrari invents some sort of road-going hyperdrive, this is about as good as a performance car gets.

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$2.2 million – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Sesto Elemento embraces minimalism like few other cars on the planet — its chassis, body, drive shaft, and suspension components are all crafted from carbon fiber, meaning this 570hp demon weighs less than a Honda Fit. As you might expect, the upshot is incredible.

Zero to 60 mph comes in a motorbike-rivaling 2.5 seconds, and the car will sniff 200 mph if you have enough road. With that type of acceleration, you won’t notice the lack of infotainment, massaging seats, or hand-stitched upholstery, because this car is meant for one thing — speed. It does have air conditioning and a stereo, though.

Why an honorable mention? Like the FXX K, the Elemento is confined to the track only.

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$1.9 million – Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4

Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who founded one of Italy’s most iconic car brands, would have turned 100 years old in 2016. To celebrate, Lamborghini created the Centenario, a $1.9 million magnum opus that is equally at home on the racetrack as it is on a bedroom wall poster.

Longer, larger, yet lighter than the Aventador supercar, the carbon-fiber Centenario features an exterior that is both beautiful and functional. The aerodynamic bumper fins, hood vents, wheel blades, and powerful rear haunches are all sculpted to keep the limited-edition vehicle glued to the ground, and Lambo says the Centenario is twice as aerodynamically efficient as the Aventador.

And then there’s the power. Simply put, the Centenario is equipped with the most extreme engine Lamborghini has ever built, as the 6.5-liter V12 pumps out a whopping 770hp at 8,600 rpm. Given its low weight of 3,351 pounds, the Raging Bull demolishes 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, and it’ll scream its way to 220 mph given enough space.

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$1.4 million – Ferrari LaFerrari

This 950hp hypercar is so prestigious that its name literally translates to “The Ferrari” in Italian. The automaker’s first mild hybrid, LaFerrari equips a 6.3-liter V12 alongside an electric motor and trick Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which results in a shade less than 1,000 ponies and 664 pavement-crushing torques.

Few cars on the road are more striking, and even fewer accelerate faster. With a dry weight of less than 2,800 lbs, this dragon-like performance car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, and it’ll prance to 124 mph in under 7. Flat out, it’ll top 217 mph.

The only thing quicker than the car itself is how briskly it sold, as all 499 units were snatched up faster than you can say “bank loan.”

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$1.4 million – Aston Martin One-77

To be sure, 1.4 million is a popular number in the supercar world, because that’s what it took to get your hands on this limited-edition Aston. We say “took” because all 77 units have been spoken for, so if you were hoping to channel your inner Bond with this car, your luck has unfortunately run out.

Arguably the most classically handsome car on this list, the One-77 is built around a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, with a handcrafted aluminum body providing its sophisticated, aggressive look.

Under the vented hood lurks a naturally aspirated V12 that displaces 7.3 liters, which is a lot. It produces 75 hp and 553 lb-ft, which is also a lot. Those numbers make the One-77 the fastest Aston Martin ever made, as this spy chaser will top 220 mph in the right conditions. From a stop, it’ll do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

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$1.2 million – Zenvo ST1

Assembled on Denmark’s island of Zealand, the Zenvo ST1 is less of a car and more of an uncaged animal. It creates an absolutely obscene amount of power by combining a 6.8-liter V8 with both a supercharger and a turbocharger. Just how much is obscene, exactly? How about 1,104hp and 1,054 lb-ft, all channeled to the car’s rear wheels.Unfortunately for the Danish outfit, the mostly hand-built ST1 has been surrounded with controversy since its debut. During Top Gear’s 21st season, the program tested the supercar around its famous track, only to be met with constant breakdowns, slower than expected lap times, and a good old-fashioned engine fire.

Zenvo disputed Top Gear’s claims, stating the show only published the vehicle’s sluggish laps and that the fire was caused by hours of extreme driving. Nevertheless, the vehicle’s murderous looks and monstrous grunt are nothing to shake a stick at. We certainly wouldn’t kick it out of the garage.

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$1.15 million – McLaren P1

McLaren has its roots in racing, originating as a dominant Formula One team before expanding into mass production. Those racing roots poke through in their cars, marvels of carbon and steel that showcase British engineering at its best. McLaren’s design philosophy is embodied in the P1, a lightweight speedster that can easily break speed limits and the bank. The first thing one might notice about the P1 is just how slight it is. The svelte body is designed to be aerodynamic, with the ornamental trappings of typical cars removed for the sake of speed. Titanium and carbon fiber are used throughout to keep the P1 lightweight, part of McLaren’s singular desire for performance.

The P1 looks impressive, but how does it drive? Quite fast, it turns out. The P1 can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. It has both a twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor, which can be used in conjunction with each other. Front and rear wings adjust automatically to changes in speed and downforce, reducing drag to keep the P1 gliding. A rocket on wheels, the McLaren P1 is a dream for anyone who wants to feel the power of a Formula One car in a street-legal package. It’s a shame that it’s completely sold out.

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$1.1 million – Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity

It used to be that owning a particular make or model car was a sufficient display of wealth. Today, however, it seems like every YouTube rap sensation or Saudi Prince can afford a Maybach. Rare models just don’t seem rare any more. Enter the bespoke car. Luxury manufacturers have begun to emphasize customization, creating unique takes on high-end models that are as much pieces of art as they are automobiles. Case in point: The Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity, a unique version of the well-known Phantom coupe with a tranquil pearl paint job and an interior that draws on Japanese artwork.

While the outside of the car is the very portrait of austerity, the interior is a temple to opulence, with silk upholstery inspired by the textiles of imperial China. Blossoms drawn in classic Japanese style adorn the walls of the Serenity, emphasizing the zen aesthetic. The technical aspects of the Phantom are well-documented; it handles well and can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 6.0 seconds. What makes the Serenity unique is its singular aesthetic, a commitment to luxury that makes it seem more like a royal litter than a car. Rolls-Royce is banking on the Serenity as a harbinger of things to come in the luxury car market, of a future where the wealthy commission bespoke cars just as the princes of Italy funded renaissance paintings. Those who want this rare beast may be out of luck; so far, only one exists.

It’s important to note that a car doesn’t have to be expensive to be good, but it doesn’t exactly hurt either. These dream wheels, titans of pavement and pocketbook, are some of the most jaw-dropping vehicles to ever grace the asphalt, and it will take something truly special to top them.
Until that happens, we simply look on, and wonder.

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20 Muscle Cars That Deserve A Comeback

Muscle cars refer to the cars which have very powerful engines and also classic designs. The last century saw a lot of production of these types of muscle cars which were both useful as well as stylish and were truly revolutionary cars. Here is a list of muscle cars which made a mark in the history of cars.
The Porsche 928 which enjoyed fame as one of the muscle cars from the years of 1978 to 1995. It was basically produced to replace the Porsche 911 which was a very renowned car of those times. With a stylish design and a powerful engine Porsche 928 went on to become one of its kind in that era for being a coupe with a front mounted V8 engine and it was the first ever car manufactured by Porsche with these specifications.

The BMW E30 has always been the dream and luxury car that has always been one. This car was manufactured by BMW from the year 1982-1994. The BMW E30 cars enjoyed the luxury of being powered by straight six engines and a range of four cylindrical engines. The BMW 3 Series E30 came in many stylish designs and provided designs in two doors, four doors and also five doors which were really commendable in the era of 1980's.
Studebaker Avanti 1964 was a stylish car and hands down it has to be in the list of muscle cars to get the list complete. The design of the car itself is so beastly that you get intimidated just by looking at the car. And it was exactly like the beast it looked like with a powerful engine of 240 horsepower which enabled a high-speed performance for the car. Moreover, this car took over the age with its ravishing beauty.
Pontiac 2+2 was an American make car which was manufactured by Pontiac General Motors. The design of the car was borrowed from Ferrari and provided seating for four. The Pontiac 2+2 had very powerful engines which were provided by Chevrolet. They were six inline cylinders which assured a smooth drive. This car is one of the muscle cars as it provided Tri-power engines and a great suspension. The manufacturing of this car took place roughly between the years 1964-1970.
The Mercury Comet Cyclone was manufactured for a short period of time which was 1964-1971 but still it was one of the stylish cars. Mercury Comet Cyclone had a sporty look and it also sported bucket seats and a spoked steering wheel. The engine parts of this car were designed in the style of muscle cars. This car was known as Mercury Comet which later came to be known as Mercury Comet Cyclone in the year 1967.
Ford Ranchero, just as the name suggests, this vintage beauty was basically made for outdoor work and thus was more of a mini pick up truck. The design was sleek and stylish and it would easily pass as a sports car. It was a unique combination between a sedan and a truck which had the precision of muscle cars and the style of sedans. The utility of the car made it popular amongst the public.
Manufactured by Chevrolet the Chevy Kingswood 427 was a chic station wagon which had five doors and was made for tough use. With a stylish exterior and powerful engine with V8 Turbo jet 390, horsepower Chevy Kingswood definitely qualified for the list of muscle cars. The make of the car was very professional and this car also posed to be an example of style combined with utility as being a station wagon it could also be used for business purposes.
The Oldsmobile Rallye 350 was an American car manufactured by the Hemmings Muscle Machines. The name of the manufacturers itself gives the proof of this car being a noteworthy one when it comes to the criteria of muscle cars. The Oldsmobile was basically introduced as an attempt to bring in the junior muscle cars in the market. It was not big or beastly like other cars but it the engine of this car was definitely powerful.
The Ford Torino Talladega was a race car which was produced by Ford in the year 1969. This car was named after the Talladega Racetrack in Alabama where this car made its race debut. Torino Talladega – this ford creation looked like the personification of style with a fastback yet on the off hand, this was manufactured for the purpose of racing. This car was an aerodynamic version of the Ford Torino and was one of the best muscle cars by Ford.
The Pontiac Grand Prix SJ was one of the well-known and all-time loved muscle cars that was manufactured by Pontiac which was basically aimed to be a personal car for the public. The design of the car was slightly stretched which gave it a grand look. The Pontiac Grand Prix was one of the most accepted cars by the public and it sold around 1, 12,000 units. With a blend of luxury and muscle, the car showed its high in performance.
The Chrysler Hurst 300 was manufactured by Chrysler Corporation after the World War II. This car began the production in the year 1950 and stopped soon in the year 1960. This car can be given the title of being the ancestor of the muscle cars as from this car the concept of a muscle car came into being. As the production began just a few years after the war ended these cars were really expensive and not meant for the common public.
The AMC/360 Hornet was manufactured by the American Motor Corporation (AMC) for a short period of 1970 to 1977. The design of this car was pretty compact but this car was marketed as a sports car for motorsports. The AMC/360 Hornet was a four doors wagon and also sported a sunroof which was unique in the era of the 1970s and hence this car was totally an eye-catcher. In fact, this acted as a compact alternative to other muscle cars of the period.
GMC Typhoon was a high-performance SUV by General Motors whose production lasted only for a year from 1992-1993. This GMC Typhoon was a really fast car, which could accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds. This made this car one of the most powerful muscle cars. The design of the car was like an extended jeep. Only 4697 GMC cars were produced during its production period. Needless to say, this car had a really powerful engine.
The Chevrolet El Camino was produced based on the success of Ford Ranchero and sported a similar design. It was also a combination of a pickup truck and a sedan and hence became popular to the public. The Chevrolet El Camino was manufactured between the period from 1964-1987. This car was basically produced as a competition to the Ford Ranchero. With all the appealing factor in it, the car promises an amazing ride through it all.
The Triumph Spitfire was introduced at the London Motor Show way back in the year 1962. This car was a small car and was a two-seater sport convertible car. This car was designed by the famous car designer Giovanni Michelotti and thus is definitely a must add to the list of muscle cars. The car was manufactured by Standard Motor Company and the Triumph Motor Company and the production was carried out between the period from 1962-1980.
Cadillac Eldorado is one of the most celebrated muscle cars which enjoyed the longest production time up to ten decades. The first model was launched in the year 1957 and it was a convertible model. This car was definitely not for the common public being a luxury car and thus it was only bought by the privileged and thus was considered as a class symbol. Over the generations, this personal luxury car has been in the list of competitors and referring it to just as a vintage muscle car is certainly not sufficient.
The Citroen DS was one of the most stylish sports muscle cars seen in the 1950s, right exactly the period when its production began. Designed by the Italian car designer Flaminio Bertoni the Citroen DS sported a futuristic body design and was given the title of the most beautiful cars of all times by the Classic and Sports Car Magazine. This car was very popular and sold a lot of units around the globe.
The Peugeot 205 GTi was a supermini car manufactured by the French company Peugeot. The 205 GTi was launched in the year 1984 and had an XU5J engine which made it one of the fastest muscle cars. The production life of this car was comparatively short as it was discontinued in the year 1992. Even in this short span, it made a mark and many improvisations were made on this car for better performance. This was treated as the benchmark in the group of cars.
Alfa Romeo Giulia GT was a sports car which was manufactured by the Italian car manufacturers Alfa Romeo. The car enjoyed a short manufacturing period from the period from 1963-1965. The car was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show where it was appreciated. This car was compact in size but quite speedy and thus goes down the list of muscle cars. The sight of this car let people from the 50s splutter with possible superlative words possible.
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The Buick Grand National GNX is one of the classic vintage muscle cars which you can lay your eyes on. Its production began in the year 1978 and it has been very popular since then. The engine of the car is so powerful that the speed goes from 0 to 60 mph within seconds of accelerating and thus was a perfect car for long drives on the highways. With a 3.8-liter V-6 turbo performance-tuned factor in it, the car deserves to be in the top 20.

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Most Popular Vintage Cars And What They’re Worth

1954 Volkswagen Beetle
1954 Volkswagen Beetle 

2016 value: £11,675

The big news for the 1954 VW Beetle was a new engine, which was increased to 1.2 liters and 32 hp. Also new for 1954, an ignition switch and key that replaced the dashboard-mounted push-button starter. This coincided with upgrades made to key components including a redesigned crankshaft.
The increase in displacement and power improved the engine’s free revving capability without compromising torque at lower speeds. Concurrently, compression ratios were gradually raised as the octane ratings of fuel was raised during the 1950s and 1960s. The air-cooled engine was installed in the rear, just like in other Beetles, so its weight provided traction to the rear wheels.

According to Volkswagen’s accounts for the ’54 Beetle, the car was offered as Standard and De Luxe Sedan. Design cues of the standard model included a heater and vent wings in the front windows that pivoted so drivers and passengers can control fresh air ventilation.

Volkswagen said both vintage cars were designed for long-distance driving, with ‘finger-tip steering’ and an engine capable of 32 mpg. The De Luxe Sedan added upscale upholstery, chrome plating, and hydraulic brakes. By the early 1950's, the Beetle was being sold in 100 countries across the globe.

1968 Aston Martin DBS Vantage
Aston Martin DBS Vantage

2016 value: £96,650

The DBS is a grand tourer produced by Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd from 1967 to 1972. The car was prominently featured in the 1969 James Bond flick “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” and in the 1970s television show “The Persuaders!” as Lord Brett Sinclair’s ride.

The DBS was meant to be the rightful successor to the Aston Martin DB6, although both vintage cars were produced concurrently for three years. It featured four full sized seats and was a bigger coupé than the DB6, but was powered by the same 4.0-liter mill as the previous car.

Engine output was pegged at 282 hp, although a vantage engine option used Italian-built Weber carburetors, raising output to 325 hp. The DBS was designed and developed to have a more contemporary appeal than the previous series of Aston models.

It also incorporated a squared off front grille and fastback style rear end, which were atypical for Astons at the time, but very much then modish and fashionable in automotive design circles of the late 1960's. Trademark Aston Martin design elements like a hood scoop, side air vents with stainless steel brightwork, and knock off wire wheels were however retained.

Mazda MX-5
Mazda MX-5

2016 value: £4,450

The Mazda MX-5, launched as the Eunos Roadster in Japan and the MX-5 Miata in North America, is a lightweight two-seater with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration. Built by Mazda in Hiroshima, the model was unveiled in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show.

The MX-5 was conceptualized as a small roadster with lightweight and minimal mechanical sophistication that’s only limited by safety and legal requirements, while being reliable and technologically advanced. The car is essentially the evolution of the British sports cars of the 1950's and ’60s, like the Austin-Healey 100, Triumph Spitfire, MG MGA, and specifically the Lotus Elan.
The original MX-5 was powered by a 1.6-liter dual overhead cam inline 4-cylinder engine, generating 115 hp at 6500 rpm and 100 lb·ft of torque at 5500 rpm. The engine used an electronic fuel injection system with a vane-type air flow meter and an electronic ignition system.

Standard transmission was a 5-speed manual, a unit sourced from the one used in the Mazda 929/Luce. In the U.S. and Japan, an optional automatic gearbox was offered but proved to be unpopular. Although it’s still possible to purchase a usable first-gen MX-5, the best of these vintage cars command a heftier price tag.

1970 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato
Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato

2016 value: £23,225

The Fulvia Sport was a fastback two-seater built for Lancia by Zagato. It was designed by Ercole Spada and was based on Coupé mechanicals. Lancia commissioned the Sport to Zagato as a more sporty and aerodynamic iteration of the coupé. It was meant to be used both for the road and for track competitions. Not everyone liked the fastback body, but Zagato certainly turned the Fulvia into a car with a genuine presence.

Austin Mini Cooper 1275S
Austin Mini Cooper 1275S

2016 value: £25,050

The 1275S was the best Cooper, a definitive classic Mini, with a matching price tag. It won three Monte Carlo rallies and was endowed with the uncanny ability to outdo many, more powerful sports cars. It only packed 76 horsepower, but it was enough to propel the car to 100 mph.

Datsun 240Z
Datsun 240Z

2016 value: £21,650

The American headline read, “The Big Healey lives,” as the Datsun 240Z arrived in the United States and barged into a market that was once dominated by European-made sports cars. The trend-setting S30 is considered as one of the most successful sports car lines ever produced and remains one of the finest rides to emerge from Japan. Its sleek styling, modern engineering, impressive performance, and relatively low price, certainly struck a major chord with the public.

Range Rover Classic 2-Door
Range Rover Classic 2-Door

2016 value: £29,125

The Range Rover Classic is a luxury SUV series produced from 1970 to 1996. It was the first generation of automobiles produced under the Range Rover name. For an entire decade, it was only available in a two-door body style, before a four-door variant was introduced in 1981. But it’s the original that’s the most sought after, with values closing on the £30,000 mark.

BMW 2002 Tii
BMW 2002 Tii

2016 value: £17,000

The reputation of the BMW 3 Series as the consummate compact executive car can be traced to other vintage cars like the 2002 Tii. Until the official public debut of the 2002 Turbo, this was the world’s fastest normally-aspirated ‘02’ car. Power emanates from an SOHC inline-4, water-cooled engine rated at 140 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. It is believed that less than 200 copies are left in the UK.

1966 Alfa Romeo Spider
Alfa Romeo Spider

2016 value: £25,925

The Alfa Romeo Spider is a roadster produced from 1966 to 1993. It replaced the Giulia Spider and for nearly three decades it remained in production with only minor cosmetic and mechanical updates. Pininfarina assembled the first three series in Grugliasco, while the fourth series were produced in San Giorgio Canavese. The last Spider was built in April 1993 – it was the last rear wheel drive Alfa Romeo before the 8C Competizione of 2007.

Ford Escort Mexico
Ford Escort Mexico

2016 value: £26,975

The Ford Escort Mexico made its debut in November 1970 and was so named because of Ford’s victory in the grueling 16,000-mile London to Mexico World Cup Rally of 1970. The Mexico was the most successful of the ‘Rally Sport Escorts’ from the newly formed A.V.O (Advancd Vehicles Operations) and it became one of the most coveted vintage cars of the 1970's.

Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC

2016 value: £10,200

The 450 SLC was developed to enable Mercedes-Benz to compete in the 1978 World Rally Championship. It is powered by a front mounted 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder M 117 rated at 225 hp and 278.5 ft-lb of torque. Among the vintage cars featured in this list, this one offers the best bang for your hard-earned buck. Just over £10,000 to drive away with what is undoubtedly a lot more interesting than anything offered by Mercedes today.

Citroen SM
Citroen SM

2016 value: £34,125

The SM is a high-performance coupé manufactured and marketed by Citroën from 1970 to 1975. It ranked third in the 1971 European Car of the Year contest, behind its stablemate Citroën GS. It also bagged the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year award in the United States. Values of the SM continue to rise, as the market realizes that this was one of the coolest vintage cars of the 1970's.

Ford Capri
Ford Capri

2016 value: £13,950

The Capri is a fastback coupé produced by Ford Motor from 1969 to 1986. It was designed by Philip T. Clark, one of the main designers of the Mustang. There was a time when folks just couldn’t give a Capri away. Nowadays, even the 4-cylinder vintage cars command a substantial premium, but its the 6-cylinder Capris that are attracting the most interest. In March 2016, a Capri 280 ‘Brooklands’ sold for £54,000 at an auction.

Porsche 944 Turbo
Porsche 944 Turbo

2016 value: £21,875

The 944 Turbo was the first car to use a ceramic port liner, new forged pistons and was also the first car with identical power output with or without a catalytic converter. As values of 911's continue to skyrocket, it’s logical that some good tidings will trickle down to other Porsche models. Not too long ago, you could buy a 944 for a nominal amount. Today, it has breached the £20,000 mark.

Jensen Interceptor III
Jensen Interceptor III

2016 value: £51,250

The Jensen Interceptor III reached the peak of its development between 1974 and 1976. Convertible and coupé body styles were introduced and progressively updated versions of the Chrysler 440ci motor were fitted throughout the range. By the end of 1976, a total of 6407 Interceptors had been produced, of which 4255 were Interceptor III's. This grand tourer has enjoyed a phenomenal 2016, with values increasing by 36.9%.

1994 Porsche 928 GTS
Porsche 928 GTS

2016 value: £33,850

The Porsche 928 lived a long life, it remained in production from 1977 to 1995, but the car was often misunderstood. Porsche decided to kill the 928 in the restructuring that spawned the water-cooled 911 and the Boxster, but not before it built the ultimate version of the 928, the GTS. Its 5.4-liter V8 blasted out 345 hp, enough to propel the car from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.


The 3.0 CSL was introduced in May 1972 as a homologation special so the car can compete in the European Touring Car Championship. The following year it received an aerodynamic package including a huge air dam, short fins along the front fenders, tall rear wing, and a spoiler above and behind the trailing edge of the roof. The complete aero package earned the racing version of the CSL the moniker “Batmobile”.

1974 Aston Martin Lagonda V8 Saloon (Series 1)
Aston Martin Lagonda S1

2016 value: £62,725

Introduced at the 1974 London Motor Show, the Aston Martin Lagonda S1 was a long-wheelbased, 4-door version of the Aston Martin V8. The car was based on the DBS and holds the distinction as the first car to bear the Lagonda name since the 1961 Rapide. Only seven of these vintage cars were ever built and all were powered by a 5.3-liter DOHC V8 rated at 280 hp and 301 lb·ft of torque.

Peugeot 205 GTI
Peugeot 205 GTI

2016 value: £11,275

The 1.6 liter GTI  made its official debut in 1984 and came with a XU5J engine, generating 104 hp.  The 1.9 liter version came with an XU9JA engine that was good for 126 hp. The 205 is still often regarded as a benchmark in group car tests of the latest GTI models or equivalent. According to Hagerty, Peugeot 205 GTIs increased in value over the summer of 2016, with pristine copies achieving over £30,000.

1990 Audi RR Quattro Turbo 20v
Audi Quatrro RR

2016 value: £47,925

Audi launched the Quattro in the European market in 1980. It featured Audi’s quattro permanent 4-wheel drive system, and the first to combine 4WD with a turbocharged engine. Audi Quattro's are referred to by their engine codes: the later 20v being the “RR” engine, hence, RR or “20v” Quattro. With the car’s growing cult status and world rally winning pedigree, the demand will surely increase for many years to come.

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