1. Porsche 918 Spyder
What it is: It’s basically the Toyota Prius of the supercar world, if you can deal with that.
What’s so unbelievable: It has 887 horsepower, but it’s also a plug-in hybrid with 12 miles of electric driving range. Zero to 60 mph? Just 2.8 seconds, and yours for almost a million dollars.
2. Ferrari LaFerrari
What it is: It’s the Ferrari so nice they said it twice.
What’s so unbelievable: This Ferrari hybrid doesn’t save the planet; the big V-12 and big batteries turn it into an ultimate track rocket. It puts out a staggering 950 horsepower while it slingshots to a top speed of about 230 mph.
3. Lamborghini Veneno
What it is: The craziest car yet from the guys that brought you the Countach.
What’s so unbelievable: Lambo only built four of these multi-million-dollar machines—and if you didn’t like the colors of the Italian flag, you are so out of luck. Each one has 740 horsepower and a top speed of more than 220 mph. The follow-up: 9 roadster versions, each one a cool $4.5 million.
4. Königsegg One:1
What it is: The fastest car ever to come from Sweden.
What’s so unbelievable: Let’s start with the daring use of the umlaut and the colon in its name. The $2 million One:1 is made from carbon fiber and has 1,340 horsepower—and that means a top speed near 250 mph. It weighs 1,340 kilograms, hence the One:1 ratio thing.
5. Devel Sixteen
What it is: A track-rated supercar from Dubai.
What’s so unbelievable: There are many unbelievable things about Dubai, like the world’s tallest building and an airline that still serves food in coach. It’s also the origin of the Devel Sixteen, a hyper car with a promised 5,000 horsepower from a sixteen-cylinder engine. Devel quotes a 0-60 mph time of 1.8 seconds, and a top speed of 348 mph, but no one’s actually seen one drive yet.
6. Lykan Hypersport
What it is: Saudi Arabia’s me-too supercar moment.
What’s so unbelievable: The fact that the unknown company is fetching deposits on the $3.4 million supercar. It’s only going to build seven of them, which makes each Hypersport an instant collectible—as if the top speed of 245 mph, holographic displays, and bejeweled interior aren’t enough.
7. McLaren P1
What it is: The most powerful thing in Great Britain, except maybe a picture of Kate Middleton and Prince George with a kitty.
What’s so unbelievable: The P1’s simply one of the most exclusive, pedigreed super cars ever. Only 375 examples will be built—and the company’s long association with Formula 1 means they’ll all be snapped up quickly. As they should: for $1.15 million, you get 903 horsepower and a 218-mph top end.
8. Saleen S7
What it is: Not much, really, just one of the rawest supercars ever built.
What’s so unbelievable: The Saleen S7 just defies common sense. There’s a big-block V-8 with 550 horsepower, and that’s good enough for rocketship acceleration in a supercar body that’s nothing like the Mustangs that Saleen was famous for tuning in the past. The S7 only was built from 2000 to 2004, so there’s no going back for more, either.
9. Pagani Zonda
What it is: A nuclear response to the supercar wars—with Mercedes power.
What’s so unbelievable: It drops 800 horsepower on this 2,360-pound sled—good for 0-60 mph times in the 3.0-second range. The body’s built from carbon and titanium, and has aerodynamic tech originally made for Formula 1 cars. A price tag of $3 million put it out of reach to all but a few collectors—and now that Pagani’s stopped building Zondas, it’s out of reach for everyone else.
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