There are cars. On the other hand, there are exotic cars. An exotic car possesses something different from your ordinary car: It is a rare gem, a precious work of art, a collectible beauty that any serious (and moneyed) car collector would die for. It offers something new, something different from your ordinary automobile. An exotic car is something that would distinguish one car owner from the rest of the world.
Here are ten of the best-selling exotic cars of all time.
10 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
It is no wonder that famous award-winning artist Chris brown regards Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 as his favorite car—with its precise handling, sharp as well as aggressive styling, and a powerful 6.5-liter V12 that delivers 700 horsepower plus 509 lb-ft of torque, it is one of the badass exotic cards around. Of course, that is the quality that comes from a reputed carmaker such as Lamborghini. The Italian automaker continues to produce some of the most exciting and fastest cars from its Northern Italy factory.Only a serious and wealthy car owner would buy a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: it costs around $387,000 in the market.
9 Lexus LFA
Give it to the Japanese for competing with the world’s best supercars. Lexus LFA is one of those best selling exotic cars of all time.Lexus LFA has the best Lexus design and engineering. Oh, did we mention it is also the fastest in the Lexus line? There are reports that there will only be 500 Lexus LFA around the world (sorry folks in the United States; you will only get around 171 of these babies). If the reports were true, then owners of this carefully crafted Lexus LFA should consider themselves among the luckiest in the world.Lexus LFA features a race engine that is F-1 inspired which can generate 552 horsepower, allowing passengers to zoom through traffic with a maximum speed of 202 mph. One should not forget the car’s phenomenal handling and outstanding braking. For its weight and size, the Lexus LFA is outstandingly solid.The base price for this outstanding super car: $375,000.
8 McLaren MP4-12C
Formula One’s legendary British Maker is back after more than 17 years after its first production-model car, the amazing F1 sports coupe. This time, McLaren is back with another supercar: the McLaren MP4-12C. McLaren MP4-12C also has the same outstanding Formula-one inspired technology that made McLaren turned heads and launched a thousand ships (or cars?) in the automobile world. It has the performance and speed of a top racecar coupled with the functionality and convenience of your friendly road car. With a top speed that is over 200 mph because of its DOHC V8 engine, McLaren was not lying when it said it was designing a one-of-a-kind car.The base price for this gem: $231,400.
7 Ferrari 458 Italia
It is a robot? Is it a piece of art created during the Renaissance era? No, it is the Ferrari 458 Italia, so remarkably engineered and exquisitely designed. This exotic car is full of electronics, making this beauty faster and smarter than the older models. True, it may not be the ideal car you use when you are going to work, but it is a fantastic piece of work which potential you can test-drive in law-free roads. It has a 4.5-liter V8 engine that can have a maximum 570 horsepower. Wondering about the cost of this super car? $227,000.
6 Audi R8 Spyder
A bit of movie trivia: Do you know that the Audi R8 Spyder was the car of choice by no lesser than the fine man himself, Tony Stark, in Iron Man 2. It is not difficult to understand why. Its chassis is lightweight aluminum. Like the Iron Man himself, Audi R8 Spyder is incredibly powerful with a 525-horsepower V10 engine that rockets this two-seater amazing convertible from 0 to 60 in just four seconds. It is like a rocket ship intended for the road and for people to drool.So what’s the base price for Audi R8 Spyder: $161,000.
5 Bentley Continental GT Speed
Bentley Motors, Ltd. has always been known for its exquisite luxury cars around the world ever since it started in 1919. Formerly known as the car of Mr. Detective James Bond in Ian Fleming’s popular 007 series, the Bentley got more public consciousness as the preferred car of many famous celebrities, such as Kobe Bryant and Jay-Z. This luxury car continues to astound car owners and enthusiasts around the world with its British trademark of attention to detail and elegance, and now under Volkswagen’s ownership since 1998, the extra advantage of German engineering.Its base price: $215,000.
4 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Mercedes-Benz continues to be one of the top prestigious carmakers around the world, which roots can be traced since 1886 although the brand name Mercedes-Benz was only used until 1926. This premium badge has given us sporty and classy CLK convertibles as well as sleek E-class sedans, so it is no wonder that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is another reason to love Mercedes-Benz. It has a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine that gives passengers a 622 horsepower. It is not surprising therefore that it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The estimated base price? $300,000.
3 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe
The name Aston Martin brings to mind faster and better sports cars. It continues to manufacture high-performance and high-quality vehicles. The primary example of its high-quality and high-performance vehicles is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. It has a 6-liter V12 engine offering a high of 510 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque. Aston Martin V12 Vantage can go from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds and a top speed that is 190 mph. The base price for this beast: $180,535.
2 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Porsche remains among the top quality car brands in the whole world because of its unwavering commitment to and desire for high-performance engineering. With its base price of $160,700, Porsche 911 Turbo S has a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that has 530 horsepower and can go 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds.
1 Jaguar XKR-S
The Jaguar XKR-S gives passengers to an unprecedented Jaguar sports car nirvana with its highly powerful 5.0 liter V8 supercharged engine. It has the most powerful road engine in the Jaguar line, which makes it easy to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just measly 4.2 seconds.