10 of our favourite rare cars
Rare cars can be invaluable to collectors around the world. Whether they are rare because only a few models were built, their age, or because they have a unique design, cars that are hard to come by can fetch a pretty penny when sold at auction or through private channels. Here are our top 10 of the most rare cars in the world today:
10. Panoz Esparante
This sports car was built by Panoz Auto Development. There are several models for the Esperante. The base model GT, GTLM, GTS, and the JRD. Each model has slight difference in statistics.
Specifications of Panoz Esparante:
- rear wheel drive
- 2 seating capacity
- aluminum V8 engine
- 305 hp with 5800 rpm
- weights 1,200kg (2,600 lb)
- with a top speed of 155.4 mph (250 km/h)
9. Spyker C8
Made by Spyker cars, a Dutch automaker.
Spyker C8 has many variants:
- C8 Spyder SWB (Wide Body)
- C8 Spyder T
- C8 Laviolette
- C8 Laviolette LM85
- C8 Double 12S
- C8 Double 12R
- C8 Spyder GT2-R
- C8 Laviolette GT2-R
- C8 Aileron
- C8 Aileron Spyder
- C12 LaTurbie
8. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
This car is a limited production, hand built by Steve Saleen. This car has a V18 engine with 550 hp. The entire body of Saleen S7 is made of carbon fiber.
- Accelerates from 0 -60mph in 2.8 sec
- Quarter-mile 10.5sec
- Top speed 248 mph (399km/h)
7. Pagani Zonda F
This sports car debuted in 2005. This car is known to be one of the fastest car ever built. Like Saleen S7 it’s also made up of carbon fiber.
Zonda F’s specifications:
- Mercedes-Benz AMG 48-valve V12
- Accelerates from 0 -60 mph in 3.6sec
- 602 hp
- Topspeed 214 mph (345 km/h)
6. Mosler MT900S
This car was designed for international motorsports series, built in the United States and United Kingdom by Mosler.
Specifications of MT900S:
- supercharged and intercooled V8, aluminium block and heads
- 179 mph (288 km/h)
- accelerates from 0 -60 mph in 3.1 sec
- weighs just 2200 lb (998 kg)
5. Morgan Aero 8
Designed and built by Morgan Motor Company. Since 1948 Morgan has not designed a car not until Aero 8. It is the first Morgan car with an alloy chassis. many criticized this car for its cross-eyed look, but later justified by manufacturers it’s for aerodynamic benefits.
Aero 8’s Specifications
- Top speed: 170 mph (270 km/h)
- Accelerates from 0 -100 km/h in 4.3 sec
- 18 in by 9 in forged alloy wheels.
4. Mercedes SLR McLaren
This supercar was developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren automotive. SLR stands for Sport, Leicht, Rennsport or sport, light, racing. McLaren was established in 1989 as a producer of high performance cars. While Mercedes-Benz is a well known car, buses, trains, coaches producer in Germany since the early years of automobiles.
Mercedes SLR McLaren’s specifications:
- V8 supercharged engine
- weighs 3897 lbs
- Accelerates from 0 -60 mph in 3.8 sec
- top speed is 207 (km/h)
3. Fisker Tramonto
The Original plan was to produce 150 of this car but only 15 were built. The company of Fisker Coachbuild was created by Danish born Henrik Fisker and the German Bernhard Koehler. before creating their own company this two had worked together in many automotive companies.
Fisker Tramonto specifications:
- V8 Supercharged engine
- weighs 4205 lbs
- accelerates from 0 -62 mph in 3.6 sec
- top speed is 325 (km/h)
2. Dearborn Deuce
There are a lot of Hot rods created but Dearborn Deuce is the first all steel ever made in 1932. This car is one of the greatest cars ever built.
Dearbon Deuce specifications:
- pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, 1×4-bbl carburetor
- accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in 4.8 sec
- 3-speed automatic transmission
1. Bugatti Veyron
Bugatti Veyron tops my list. I’m sure that all men wants a piece of this car. This car was developed by Volkswagen group and Bugatti. The car was named after Pierre Veyron, a french driver who won 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. 24 hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest sports car race in endurance racing.
Specifications of Bugatti Veyron:
- 8.0L W16-Cylinder, Quad Turbocharger engine
- 1001 horsepower
- accelerates from 0 -60 mph in 2.5 sec
- top speed is 407 (km/h)