Heroes of the best-selling Golden Calf argued that a car is only a means of transportation, and even that is not the best. Well, for those times such a statement with a fair degree of conditionality could be called fair. But if Mr. Bender and Panikovsky knew how much the best modern supercars cost, they would have swallowed their tongues. The coolest cars on the planet are monsters whose owners can only be very wealthy people - presidents of corporations, Arab sheikhs, sports stars and movies. All the rest of these cars can only dream of. Although, what can I say - many of these machines are released in single copies, and the majority of the male population of the planet is certainly not aware of their existence. Anyway, we decided to prepare for public viewing a small rating, which presents the coolest cars in the world. Of course, coolness here means not only the fabulous price tag - each of the supercars presented has its own zest, which makes it possible to rank it among the elect.
Top 10 coolest cars in the world.
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 SuperSport
It is believed that this is the fastest and most powerful car designed for use on public highways. The premiere of the model took place in 1999 at the Tokyo Motor Show. But it was a prototype, only remotely resembling a future supercar. Two years later, a copy was demonstrated in Geneva, which formed the basis of the production model, which was launched in 2005. A total of about 300 cars worth about a million euros were produced. Figures 16.4 in the model name indicate the number of cylinders (16) and turbochargers (4) of the power unit, the volume of which amounted to 7990 liters. This motor is able to develop 1250 Nm of torque, producing at the peak of 1020 "horses". The force of the engine is given to the wheels by means of a two-disc clutch and a 7-speed manual with shift paddles. To go to a higher transmission Bugatti Veyron enough 0.2 seconds.
During the official tests of the model, which were conducted in the year of debut on the Ehra-Lessien highway, the following results were recorded:
- maximum speed - 408 km. / hour;
- Bugatti Veyron acceleration up to 100 km / h - 2.5 seconds;
- acceleration time up to 200 km / hour - 7.3 seconds;
- acceleration to 300 km / h - 16.6 sec.
Thus, currently in the category of production cars Veyron 16.4 SuperSport - the undoubted leader, showing other record figures. In particular, he does not know himself equal in the amount of fuel consumed - with a fully recessed gas pedal, he needs 125 liters of high-quality gasoline to overcome a distance of 100 kilometers. Nominal rates are not so terrible: consumption on the highway - 14.8 liters, in mixed mode - about 24 liters, in the city - about 40 liters per hundred kilometers.
Among other features of the car are ceramic brake discs with unique forced ventilation. If you start to brake at a speed exceeding 200 km. / Hour, an additional aerodynamic brake will serve as a spoiler. A powerful braking system allows you to stop the car, overclocked to 400 km / hour, in just 10 seconds, and this is also a unique indicator for a serial car. The price of this car is about 2.5 million dollars, but for the coolest production car in the world, which has several achievements at once, listed in the Guinness Book of Records, this is quite normal.
Ferrari 250 GTO
This is a Gran Turismo class supercar in the TOP-10 of the coolest cars, too, not by chance. It was produced for a long time, in 1962 - 1964, and was intended to participate in the GT3 series of motor racing, held in those years under the auspices of the FIA. Then the car was worth ridiculous money at the time - only 18 thousand dollars, however, it was not easy to get it. The buyer had to personally like the head of the company Enzo Ferrari, and if the car was intended for the US market, then his North American representative Luigi Chinetti. A total of 35 copies of the model were released, and then another 4 slightly modified cars. The latter were intended to participate in the famous 24-hour Le Mans race and were equipped with a four-liter 330-horsepower engine and four carburetors. One copy of this latest series became a pensioner in the same 1963, while the other three continued to multiply the glory of the Ferrari brand for a long time.
Currently, the cost of these rare sports cars reaches $ 15 million. It is known that the owner of one of them in 1974 became Invar Blumenau, a US citizen with German roots. He decided to restore the car, after which he put it in storage at the garage of the mechanic Donald Fong, known among Ferrari fans. Three years later, the sports car was stolen, and subsequently it was repeatedly spotted at clandestine auctions. There were also buyers who had time to make a deal and pick up the car before the real owner received information about the location of the auction. As a result, the story ended with the fact that one of the coolest cars on the planet turned out to be an exhibit of the home collection of Lee Kun Hee, the head of the SD board of Samsung Electronics. Invar Blumenau does not intend to retreat and is going to challenge property rights through the courts.
Note that the specialized print edition of Sports Car International in 2004 placed the Ferrari 250 GTO in 8th place in the rating of the “Best cars of the 60s”, and the well-known magazine Motor Trend Classic considered this model to be the best ever designed by Ferrari.
Another supercar, developed specifically for Le Mans, can not boast of outstanding sports performance. Released in 1966 in a single copy, it was a model of excellence in the exterior and was characterized by a very loud sound of the power unit. It is precisely because of its small circulation that it is considered a very valuable rarity. However, he could not have survived to the present day - during one advertising run XJ13, as a result of damage to the wheel at a speed of 226 km. / Hour, it flew out of the route and was thoroughly damaged. But admirers of the car in the company decided that such beauty should not be lost, and they restored it not without incident.
The innovativeness of the sports car was that its body was completely made of aluminum, and the rivets are clearly visible in the close-up photographs, since there are no technologies for welding this metal. In addition, the profile of the car was a record low - only 970 mm. The weight of the Jaguar was also small - 998 kg., A significant part of which fell on the power unit. The salon of a supercar, not possessing the luxury of executive class cars, is also not without a peculiar charm - what is the rear-view mirror located on the front panel! Equipped with XJ13 12-cylinder engine, which was located in the longitudinal direction relative to the body directly behind the driver's seat. With a volume of 4.995 l., He was able to develop a capacity of 509 l. with. at 7600 rpm. The speed of this beast in those days was not a record - 275 km / h.
The only and unique copy of the XJ13 is now the property of the manufacturer, and no official information has ever been received on its sale plans. Nevertheless, collectors estimate this beast at 7 million euros, without a chance to become the owner of this rarity (if you do not take into account the numerous remarks).
Swedes can hardly be called the trendsetters of automobile fashion, although there are strong and well-known automakers here. Therefore, the appearance of the supercar Zenvo ST1, on which the Scandinavian designers worked for about six years, turned out to be sensational news. A little-known company, whose foundation date is considered to be 2004, has managed to build a powerful car with a seven-liter engine, developing 1,100 horsepower. A total of 15 copies of this car were produced. Outstanding speed performance Discounts for new cars! Profitable loan from 9.9% installments 0% adom.ru Zenvo ST1 can not boast, despite the excellent power characteristics of the engine equipped with a drive supercharger and turbocharging. However, the ratio of the power of the power unit to the mass of the car is impressive: more than 800 liters. s./t. The leader of our rating, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, this feature is 300 units less.
To gain speed of 100 km. / Hour, ST1 is enough for three seconds, while the maximum speed of the Swedish supercar is limited to 375 km / hour. In 2011, the company released a modified version of its only child, increasing the power of the power unit to 1,150 horsepower. Accordingly, the acceleration time to "hundreds" was less than 3 seconds. Reinforced sports cars were produced only 3 copies, and in different color keys. The cost of the coupe included in the TOP-10 of the coolest cars is about $ 2 million.
Another exclusive supercar, produced in 2005 in a single copy. Fulda, a German car tire manufacturer, became the customer for the car. Actually, the high-speed products of this company should convincingly demonstrate the new sports car that was assembled in Italy at the Stola plant in Turin. Pforzheim college students, who had the opportunity to participate in the competition for the best sketch, thoroughly worked on the Maybach Exelero design. As a result, the winner was Frederick Burchardt, who presented the design to the jury, which they recognized as the most suitable for implementation in metal. A supercar weighing over 2.5 tons was designed on the basis of a limousine 57, produced three years earlier. The material used was a combination of steel and aluminum, the panels of which were mounted on a space frame. The air intakes and grille decided to maximize in size to ensure sufficient air flow, and it was decided to compensate for the deterioration of aerodynamics by installing a front splitter.
From the point of view of the exterior, the Maybach Exelero is a hybrid of a coupe and a limousine that incorporates the best features of both types - charm and elegance, grandeur and demonstration of muscle power. The rear-wheel drive supercar is equipped with a 12-cylinder turbocharged 700-horsepower engine with a volume of 5.9 liters., Integrated with an eight-speed manual transmission. This power is enough to set 100 km. / Hour in just 4.4 seconds. The maximum speed of the Exelero is limited - 351 km. / Hour. From now on, the Maybach brand is represented in the list of the coolest cars by a supercar, which costs 8 million dollars - for just as much it was bought by an American, Brian Williams.
Oddly enough, but in the list of the coolest cars in the world was another “Swede” - the Koenigsegg Agera hypercar. This is one of the few cars that managed to come close to the psychological barrier of 400 km. / H. The first copy was released in 2010, a year later a modification of the Agera R appeared, and two years later, as a result of a large-scale restyling, a version appeared capable of accelerating to 440 km / h. Being a typical hypercar, Koenigsegg Agera is characterized by aerodynamic forms close to the ideal, and the corresponding drag coefficient. The car body is made of light carbon fiber, the frame is made of aluminum alloy. A splitter is located in front of the bumper, the task of which is to direct the incoming air flow to two impressive air intakes designed to cool the front brakes. The rear brakes and the engine are cooled by a pair of side air intakes.
Among other features of Ager, one can note the design of the doors, known as the “beetle wing,” which opens not strictly upwards, but along an intricate path — sideways, upwards and then forward. The success of the Swedish designers can be called a power unit - with a relatively small volume (5 l.), It is able to develop 940 horsepower at 6900 rpm through the use of a number of innovations. Hypercar at a maximum speed of 390 km. / Hour is able to accelerate to "hundreds" in 3.1 seconds, and completely stop at a speed of 300 km / hour in 6.65 seconds. The cost of this Scandinavian monster is $ 1.4 million, and it is quite deserved to the list of the coolest cars.
Aston Martin Vulcan
In 2015, the British automaker "flashed" a supercar, which can only be controlled by a driver who has completed special courses. The car is made of cast carbon and represents a monocoque failure without a single seam. This unique technology was previously used only in the aircraft industry. The rear-wheel drive sports car, equipped with a seven-liter 800-strong turbocharged aspirated and sequential six-speed transmission, is capable of accelerating to 360 km / h. Among the features of the car are the brake mechanisms with original discs made of carbon-ceramic composite, adjustable suspension, rear axle differential of increased friction.
To improve the aerodynamics behind there is an impressive rear wing, and in front - a splitter, which also serves to take air into the engine. Getting behind the wheel of this race car will be very difficult: the training program provides training on a simulator, after which you will need to practice on other race cars (V12 Vantage S, One-77, Vantage GT-4). And only if the results are satisfactory, the owner will be able to control his fireball worth $ 2.3 million. And then try to say that this is not the coolest racing car!
Italian automakers have long been considered a trendsetter. But among the famous and revered brands that represent this country, there are companies that are little known to the mass consumer and that produce very worthy supercars. Among them is Pagani, who released the model Huayra (the god of wind in Roman mythology) in 2011. However, the name of the car is fully consistent with its aerodynamic appearance. The supercar earned the title of one of the coolest cars in the world in 2018 for nothing: it is equipped with moving elements of construction, controlled by electronics, which are designed to regulate the downforce acting on the car, depending on its speed. The body of the Uira is made of lightweight and durable carbon fiber, the doors open vertically upwards (“gull-wing”), and there are many ventilation openings on the body for effective cooling of the brakes and powertrain.
The latter is a 6-liter turbocharged engine, designed by AMG division of the Mercedes auto concern. Its capacity is 700 “horses” at 1000 Nm of peak torque. The engine is integrated with a sequential seven-speed transmission from Xtrac. With a weight of 1.35 tons, the car is able to move at a speed of 370 km / h, and it will take 3.2 seconds to reach 100 km / h. Supercar has a luxurious interior and modern multimedia capabilities. To be able to sell Pagani Huayra in North America, the creators had to try, bringing it in line with overseas environmental and safety standards. Currently, the cost of the supercar leaves 1.2 million euros, while the circulation is limited to hundreds of copies, which guarantees an increase in its price in the foreseeable future.
2014 SSC Tuatara
The only representative of the American car industry, which is in the list of the coolest cars today, deserved this right due to its speed qualities. However, the design of the supercar, first demonstrated in 2011 in Shanghai, played a significant role in this. This car selected the title of the fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 SuperSport. Its mass production started in 2014 (which follows from the name of the model) and continues to the present. This is the second brainchild of Shelby Super Cars, and the supercar owes its birth to the Bugatti Veyron, which set the world speed record in the summer of 2010. Jason Kastriot, who is the chief designer at SAAB, has thoroughly worked on the exterior of the SSC.
The name Tuatara was given to the model after it was called Ultimate Aero TT 2 for a long time. Tuatara is an animal from the order of reptiles living exclusively on the New Zealand archipelago. Translated from Maori, this word means "spikes on the back," which symbolize the wings located behind the car. The manufacturers themselves associate the name of their supercar with the specific ability of the Tuatars to change their DNA much faster than other reptiles do, emphasizing the differences from their previous model Ultimate Aero TT. The car is equipped with a 1350-horsepower seven-liter engine with dual turbocharging, which is associated with a robotic sequential seven-speed transmission and triple clutch. This unique power unit is able to accelerate the car to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds, and the maximum recorded speed was 443 km / h. At the same time, the cost of the record holder is not so great - 1.5 million dollars.
Porsche 918 Spyder
And this supercar was in the ranking of the coolest cars in the world in 2018, deservedly so, being the only representative in the list of categories of hybrid cars. Collected the car in 2014 - 2015 at a factory in Stuttgart. A total of 918 copies were produced, of which only 7 cars were allocated for the Russian market. Recently, machines made entirely of carbon fiber have become very popular. Porsche 918 Spyder is just a monocoque with an open body like a roadster, and for the indoor version, the top panels will have to be mounted manually.
Highly forced 608-hp turbocharged power unit capacity of 4.6 liters. located behind. It is coupled with a seven-speed robotized box, and between the engine and transmission there is a 156 kW electric motor wedged, setting in motion the rear wheels. For the front is designed second electric motor with a smaller power - 95 kW. Thus, the total power of the hybrid power plant is 887 "horses." Only on a rechargeable battery, the car is able to overcome no more than 30 km., While its lithium-ion batteries can be recharged from a conventional electrical grid. 918 Spyder can accelerate to the "hundred" in 2.6 seconds with a "maximum speed" of 345 km / h.
Note that this hybrid supercar, according to some information, can be called the coolest car in Russia - it is known that our compatriots paid about 40 million rubles for it, which is 7 million more than Rolls-Royce Phantom.