Most Expensive 2016: Must-See Luxury Cars – It’s almost the end of the year and it’s time to celebrate once again! We’re not going to debate what everyone else is celebrating these days, but we’re actually going to look back at the best things brought to us by the year 2016, with the first article being focused on the most incredible supercars unveiled this year.
There were probably hundreds of new cars premiered in 2016, but this is la crème de la crème, as they say, 10 of the world’s most breathtaking supercars right now, that we’ll probably never get a chance to drive, let alone own. But that does not diminish their incredibly good looks and ravishing performances, and it’s always free to drool, right?
Pagani Huayra BC
The brand new Pagani Huayra BC is probably one of the world’s most beautiful supercars right now, offering an insane acceleration to go with its good looks. The driver of this beauty will get 789 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque, coming out of a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine, with a new seven-speed automated manual transmission helping him along the way as he enjoys some AMG madness.
The Huayra BC is actually 132 kg (291 lbs) lighter than the ‘standard’ Huayra, while an ultralight titanium exhaust system, new Brembo brakes and bespoke forged wheels complement the various striking aerodynamic components that make for an incredibly aggressive exterior. Please note that every single unit out of the 20 available cost a cool €2.3 million ($2.5 million)!
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is a dreamy convertible, officially unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show earlier this year. Showing off a removable soft top or an optional carbon fiber hard top, alongside impressive performance figures, this convertible supercar was a bit difficult to build but definitely worth the effort.
The 949-hp hybrid will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 3 seconds, thanks to Ferrari’s brilliant engineers who focused on the chassis and this car’s perfect aerodynamics. Promising the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the coupe model, the LaFerrari Aperta will keep the driver and one lucky passenger comfortable and their experience quiet – as long they don’t put the pedal to the metal.
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato
Aston Martin showed up with a very, very special supercar at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The company’s new collaboration with Zagato resulted in the ‘Vanquish Zagato’ concept, a stunning vehicle featuring dynamic curves, with the entire body shell benefiting from carbon fiber.
The aerodynamically-efficient concept comes with large one-piece panels, new round tail light, as well as LED technology, with ‘one-77’ inspired wing mirrors and a sculptural rear end. The cabin shows off herringbone carbon fiber, Anodized Bronze, and Aniline leather, while a quad-exhaust handles the background noise.
If you don’t know this yet, 2016 was the year when Lamborghini celebrated 100 years since it was founded, and this jaw dropping Lamborghini Centenario was probably the best way to celebrate this unique anniversary. Revealed at Geneva, only 40 units were scheduled for production from the get-go – 20 coupe versions and 20 roadsters.
770 ponies power up the €1.75 million (1.9$M) beast, set to do 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Built upon an ultra light monocoque chassis and carbon fiber body, this Lamborghini Centenario rides on 20-/21-inch front/rear alloys, wrapped around in Pirelli PZero rubber.
On the inside, lightweight carbon fiber sports seats, new stitching on the dashboard, steering wheel, sun visors and rocker covers and new carbon fiber inner door panels, wrapped in Alcantara, are to be enjoyed.
Undoubtedly, the ravishing Bugatti Chiron has managed to make all of us envious on the ones that are probably able to afford one. This breathtaking supercar was designed to be the Veyron’s replacement, and it managed to exceed all our expectations, with a full carbon fiber construction and incredibly good looks.
The automaker’s outrageous W16 8.0-liter engine has been upgraded for the Chiron, with four turbochargers helping it develop an astonishing 1,500 PS (1,103 kW / 1,479 hp) and 1,181 lb-ft (1,600 Nm) of torque. It’s not a typo, that’s exactly how much power the Chiron has under the hood.
A reworked seven-speed, dual clutch automatic gearbox, sends all that power to both axles and enables the Chiron to do 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.5 seconds, 0 to 124 mph (200 kph) in less than 6.5 seconds and 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) in fewer than 13.6 seconds.
Top speed is apparently 261 mph (420 kph), which was limited, by the way. With only 500 units scheduled for production, the €2.4M / $2.61M Chiron isn’t for everyone, but we’re sure we’d all love to own one.
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