So you might think the ultimate supercars are things like the Ferrari SF90 or Lamborghini Aventador, right? Flagship models from established names costing hundreds of thousands of pounds. But you would be wrong. On top of this gold class of supercars is an altogether more rarefied and, crucially, expensive class of limited edition hypercars that will cost you about the same as a terrace house in New York or London.
Here are the five coolest seven-figure supercars on sale right now, for when those lottery wins finally roll in.
Ferrari Daytona SP3
Ferrari’s Iconia line of low-production specialist supercars has seen its latest incarnation in the form of the striking Daytona SP3: a mid-engine V12 supercar, loosely based on the LaFerrari, without the hybrid elements. If that sounds like nothing out of the ordinary, think again, because the combination of a naturally aspirated 829 hp V12 engine in the middle of a car is almost unheard of in 2021, but you can thank the limited 599 model build, which gets around emissions and safety regulations that most new designs must meet.
You can make up your own mind about the styling, but in these eyes the combination of super sharp and contemporary detailing coupled with return to Ferrari’s most iconic models (think the 512TR or 712 Can-AM) looks brilliant, and the worth seven. figure price tag Ferrari will charge for it.
How much does it cost exactly? Around £2million, not counting local taxes – but the actual purchase will probably be the least expensive part of the buying experience, because to access Ferrari’s top specials like this one, you’ll need to have already bought millions of pounds more to qualify for an allotment. to get.
Lamborghini Sian Roadster
Like the Ferrari above, Lamborghini’s Sian Roadster is a specialist model loosely based on an existing car offered to the most affluent and discerning customers. As the name suggests, the Sian Roadster is the corresponding open-top version of the Sian Coupe, but as is so often the case with anything made with a carbon fiber chassis, roadsters often don’t compromise on the driving experience, but come with the added benefit of letting you open to the elements.
The Sian Roadster shares its mild-hybrid V12 powertrain with the coupe and Lambo’s controversial new Countach, pairing a 6.5-litre V12 with a small electric motor and supercapacitor instead of a traditional lithium-ion battery pack.
It’s four-wheel drive too, but before you get too excited about its ‘supercar of the future’ powertrain, you’re dealing with an old-fashioned single-clutch automated manual transmission. Still, at around £2.6 million excluding local taxes, it’s nice to know you’re in possession of the very latest technology, just ignore the ‘box’.
If there’s one car on this list that looks like it’s worth well over a million, it’s without a doubt the pretty stunning Speedtail. Built as one of McLaren’s Ultimate Series hypercars, they each have their own theme running through their development. In this case, as the Speedtail’s name suggests, it’s all about the top speed, which is estimated at an astonishing 250 mph or 403 kph.
To achieve that speed, McLaren has hybridized its V8 turbo engine, which now produces a total of 1036 horsepower, and put it in a streamlined body that is smooth while maintaining stability at those incredible speeds.
A highlight are the integrated aerofoils: small flaps cut into the rear clamshell that quickly adjust to maintain total control. At £2.1 million, the Speedtail is the most expensive Ultimate Series McLaren has made to date, but with those looks and capabilities, it’s worth every penny.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie may have had a long-winded and somewhat problematic birth (it’s about two years late), but for anyone with gasoline running through their veins, it’s worth the wait as it’s just like nothing else on the road . Developed in collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, the Valkyrie is about as close to an F1/Le Mans endurance racer hybrid as you could get, with number plates attached as well.
Powered by a highly cocked V12 engine, this is not only a race bike tuned to keep maintenance low, but has been specifically designed for the Valkyrie by engine builder Cosworth to be the perfect companion for its amazing chassis.
All Coupe models to date have sold for between £2-3 million, but with so much pedigree and the best heads in racing responsible for the design, it’s doubtful they’ll ever be cheaper than brand new.
The Lotus Evija is the only electric hypercar on our list. The reason for this is that it’s not just any 2000 horsepower electric hypercar (trust us, there are plenty), but it represents the rebirth of one of the biggest names in sports cars: Lotus. This planned renaissance also has some substantial backing, with Geely now majority controlling the Lotus Group and the company financing this restart in relevance.
At your £1.7million, the Lotus Evija’s 1,973 horsepower is actually the highest figure within this group, and with only 130 units planned to build, it’s also the rarest. But unlike the combustion-engine alternatives on this list, the Evija has a steep hill to climb to reach the heights of its rivals, without an accompanying soundtrack.