1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti
|One of the rarest Ferraris in existence has become the most expensive car ever sold at auction. Price tag: £25 million, or about $36 million. Only four of the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti were ever made.|
Auction house Artcurial Motorcars put the vehicle on the block during its annual Retromobile sale in Paris last week.
|A 4.1-litre V12 engine gives the car a massive 400 horsepower, enabling it to reach a top speed of 190 miles per hour—unheard of at the time.|
The car won the Cuban Grand Prix in 1958, finished second in the Mille Miglia, and set a lap record at Le Mans during its racing career, having been driven by the likes of Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Price: $38.1m. 39 were built.
1954 Mercedes W196. Price: $29.6m.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider. Price: $27.5m
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. Price: $26.4m.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $18.5m.
1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione. Price: $18.4m
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Price: $16.4m.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $15.2m.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM Price: $14.3m
1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight $13,200,000 – 2015
1953 Ferrari 240/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ $12,812,800.
1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta - $12,402,500
|The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR claims a 177-mph top speed courtesy of a 8.4-liter V-10 that throbs out 645 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. |
|Stopping power is provided by 15.4 inch carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers in front with 19-inch front wheels. The rear wheels hide 14.2-inch carbon-ceramic rotors with four-piston calipers.|
The coil-over suspension features radically stiffer springs with height-adjustable perches, as well as adjustable shocks that can be tuned for rebound and jounce.
|The ACR’s optional Extreme Aero package comes with a removable front splitter extension, an adjustable dual-element rear wing, four dive planes, six removable diffuser strakes, removable brake ducts, and hood louvers that can be popped out to decrease air pressure in the wheel wells.|
|Base price for the 2016 Dodge Viper is $90,390. The ACR being what it is pushes that to $122,490.|
| The Spyder is powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine, developing 608 horsepower, with two electric motors delivering an additional 279 horsepower for a combined output of 887 horsepower.|
The 918 Spyder is a limited edition with 918 units scheduled for the 2014 model year. Production began on September 18, 2013. Reports suggest the run is sold out. The starting retail price is US$845,000 with a $ 200,000 deposit.
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|The Corvair spawned a number of innovative concept vehicles including the Corvair SS, Monza GT, Monza SS, Astro I.|
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Corvair Monza Spyder, 1965
|SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 29, 2014 — Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is honored to be selected by world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte for the sale of his world-renowned collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction.|
Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. This pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million, and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two.
Shelby pegged the car's 0-60-mph time at just over three seconds.
Two "Special" prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.
This 1947 Bentley Mark VI last sold for $ 1.7m
One of only 153 1968 Shelby GT 500s.
The "super luxury" segment (cars costing more than $100,000) is one of only two to show market growth over the last five years.
|The Ghost. Rolls-Royce has set the standard by which all other luxury carmakers are judged. Its vehicles are opulent and pricey, which makes them the ideal ride of the rich and famous. A Phantom starts around $ 330,000.|
|Aston Martin DB9. The two-plus-two sports car is offered in both Coupe and Volante (convertible)The hand-built DB9's 450-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. $ 260,000|
|The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, CL-Class coupe and SL-Class roadsters all sport supercharged V8 engines producing an impressive 493 horsepower. $ 200,000|
|BMW recently joined this elite group with its 760 luxury sedan. The top-end of the 7-series lineup offers an expansive rear seating area, impressive handling and excellent performance from its 438-horsepower V12 engine. $ 140,000|
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster.
|R8 V10 Spyder is the convertible version of Audi 's mid-engined, 10-cylinder R8 supercar. As with its fixed-roof sibling, the R8 V10 Spyder is based on the same platform as the Lamborghini Gallardo.|
|The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. It is named after Huayra-tata, which means "God of the winds" in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.|
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The destruction of the Chrysler Turbine Cars
James Bond Lotus brings $973k at auction
|Since sealing the car completely would have presented a nearly insurmountable challenge, Perry decided that the car would have to be a “wet” submersible, meaning that the passenger compartment filled with water when it was submerged. This gained the car the nickname “Wet Nellie.” An ex-Navy SEAL, Don Griffin, acted as the on-screen pilot of the sub, wearing full scuba gear (a far cry from the dry, cushy interior Mr. Bond and his lady of the hour enjoyed in the film).|
|The Acura NSX is a hybrid-electric sports car, and a revival of the original Acura NSX, which was produced from 1991–2005. The new NSX is set to be released by Honda's Acura luxury division for the 2015 model year. Base price is $ 110k|
|Lexus LF-LC. The car has been approved for production and boasts either a 4.2-liter V8 or the hybrid powertrain from the LS 600h. Speculation is it will be called LC 550 and will cost more than $100,000.|
|The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car. The concept car debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Deliveries to retail customers began in October 2013.|
The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013.
|Peugeot Onyx concept car is a sports car of French carmaker Peugeot. The Onyx is equipped with hybrid-diesel V8 engine that develops 908 hp plus 80 with the electrical unit.|
|Mazda Furai. The Mazda Furai officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.|
|Lamborghini Estoque had all the makings of a top-end sedan, including a powerful 5.2-liter V10 engine.|
|The Renault DeZir is an electric concept that was first officially presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car is a two seater coupé with butterfly doors. It features a 148 hp mid-mounted electric motor.|
|Bertone Jaguar B99 was a concept car designed and developed by the Italian design house Bertone. It was first shown to the public on the Bertone stand at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.|
The Ford Edsel
One of 76 convertibles built in 1960 with power from the optional 300hp, 352-cu.in. Super Express V-8. Sale price $ 70,000k
Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sets new Auction Record
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