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If you’re looking for a new car (and have a couple of million to spare), then look no further – here are the most incredible supercars money can buy.
The other day I was driving my grandad’s 1999 Toyota Corolla and watched the odermeter tick over to 120,000 miles – I started thinking how maybe it was time to look at getting an upgrade?
Don’t get me wrong, my car holds world records for ‘most grey upholstery in a single vehicle’ and ‘most likely to have been a taxi in the early 2000s’ – but it really struggles in the looks and speed department.
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Fortunately, while cruising the best place to buy cars on the internet, I stumbled across a few replacements for my current 1.6 litres of dated mid-tier family saloon.
The only problem I’m having now is working out which of these beasts to take home – although I do anticipate some awkward conversations about finance and insurance premiums in my near future…
Ferrari 599 SA Aperta – £1,750,000:
This limited edition Ferrari is one of only 50 ever made and is a souped-up version of a car already described by some as ‘unhinged’.
Whenever someone describes my car as unhinged they’re normally talking about my dodgy passenger door.
The 599 has a healthy 6.0-litre V12 engine to propel the stunning black convertible to a face-melting 202 mph.
Porsche 911 993 GT2 Race Car – £9,999,999:
The Porsche 911 is an iconic car. Dating back to the 60s and adorning bedroom walls in every decade since. But this car is so much more than enough curves to make a teenage boy think impure thoughts – it is a racing thoroughbred.
This 993 GT2 is no exception with three wins at the iconic Monza and a multi-year racing career in GT and FIA GTR Championships. This car doesn’t need 0-60 and top speed statistics, it has trophies.
Also it is sponsored by Warsteiner, one of the beers down my local – which is worth the £10m price tag alone.
Ferrari 275 GTS – £1,750,000:
Just 14 of these cars were made in right-hand drive, making it incredibly rare.
This 1965 Ferrari is truly a thing of beauty, especially from behind, which let’s be honest, is how most of us get to see cars of this speed and quality.
As a ‘classic’ car owner myself I can warn any future owner they come with their own set of problems when it comes to reliability, but at least you don’t need a laptop to repair them.
Ferrari Enzo – £2,000,000:
This iconic Enzo actually has a claim to fame after starring at the Amsterdam Motor Show.
It’s got a 6.0-litre V12 and packed to the crazy doors with F1 technology, meaning it can hit 60 mph in a mere 3.1 seconds.
I’m not even sure my boot opens in 3.1 seconds?
Mclaren P1 3.8 V8 SSG – £1,625,000:
I was reading up on this Maclaren trying to find out if it has a pedigree history or some sort of incredible claim to fame to justify it’s hefty price tag. Buried deep in it’s listed extras between leather interior and parking sensors is a feature I’ve never heard of before, ‘a Stealth Pack’.
I have no idea what that means but I’m willing to spend £1.6m in the hopes that this car can turn invisible. To be fair if you parked it round my way you would almost certainly never see it again.
Bugatti Veyron – £1,450,000:
At a mere £1,450,000 this is the cheapest car on the list, which on the average UK wage, would only take you 52 and a half years to save up for.
This 2011 model is very distinctive in white and with top speeds at 254 mph, you’ll be moving so fast nobody will be able to tell you opted for the cheapest on the list!
Ferrari 365 Daytona Spyder – £2,400,000:
The Daytona was the fastest production car in the world when it was released in the 60s.
This particular model can claim superstar status too after featuring in 1976 film The Gumball Rally.
It’s also especially rare being one of the very limited number of convertible Daytonas made.
Aston Martin Vulcan – £2,700,000:
This Aston Martin has a, frankly irresponsible, 7.0-litre V12 engine, powering an all carbon-fibre frame to 844 brake horsepower.
That’s a lot of horsepower!
Imagine more than 800 horses in a single field all fighting each other and jumping over things and you’ll get a sense of what this car feels like to drive.
I’ve never driven it of course, but my mate says his dad has and he told him it was exactly how I described it above.
Ferrari LaFerrari – £2,800,000:
This Ferrari, literally called ‘The Ferrari’, is actually a hybrid – but don’t mistake it for your bearded science teacher’s Prius, this beast can hit 62mph in just 2.4 seconds.
It takes me the same amount of time to get my wallet out of my pocket to pay for a sausage roll.
I haven’t done the proper research but I’m fairly certain the fact this is a hybrid means you’re saving the planet and looking incredibly stylish.
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB – £9,999,999:
This is it, this is the car to replace my Corolla.
At £1 shy of £10m it’s a total bargain. It’s only done 53 miles since 1962 – which is 1,574 metres a year.
If the stunning speed of 1 mile per year has you feeling queasy, don’t worry, this car has a beautiful brown leather interior – if you catch my drift.
This was the last ever car of it’s type to roll out of the factory, which probably explains it’s fantastic preservation and paltry milage.
Well that’s my new ride sorted. Which of these cars will you be taking home in the new year?
Or have you seen something even better on Auto Trader which puts these to shame?