Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
MSRP: $2.6 million
Specs: The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest production car in the world. It hit 268 mph on the track last year; the production version will go 0-60 in 2.48 seconds on a W16 engine that has 1,200 horsepower and 1,500 Newton meters of torque. Fuel economy is 6.3 miles per gallon in the city and 15.8 on the highway--a 10% improvement over the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. (Also of note for our list: the Bugatti 16.4 Grand Sport, $1.86 million; and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, $1.59 million.)
MSRP: $1.5 million (estimated)
Specs: Agera means "to act" in Swedish, and is also short for the Greek word Ageratos, which in ancient Greek means "ageless." The body of the car is made from carbon fiber and aluminum, with the shape and concept of the Koenigsegg CC created 15 years ago. It has a 910-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 engine that goes 0-100 in under 3.1 seconds, and its wheels generate a vortex to suck hot air away from the brakes. Fewer than 20 will be made each year.
Pagani Zonda C9
MSRP: $1.3 million
Specs: Word is the C9 will have a 6.0-liter V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine with 700 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The car is a totally new car in terms of form, weight distribution and materials; it's made on a carbon-titanium chassis and comes with specially developed Pirelli tires. Only 40 of them will be made next year. Note: The car shown is the Zonda--official photos of the C9 have yet to be released.
SSC Ultimate Aero
Specs: The Ultimate Aero will do 0-60 in 2.78 seconds with a projected top speed of 273 mph. It has a 1,287-bhp V8 engine. It comes with air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, tilt-steering, cab-controlled front air lift, 10-speaker premium audio, CD/DVD system w/ 7.5" DVD screen, automatic backup camera and navigation. Carbon fiber rear spoilers respond to the amount of pressure on the brake pedal. Inside, a carbon fiber dashboard and center console incorporate a digital temperature control unit and tire pressure monitor for optimum driving conditions. Look out for details about the as-yet unnamed "Next Generation" SSC later next year.
Ferrari SA Aperta
MSRP: $520,000 (estimated)
Specs: This is the convertible version of the Ferrari 599 (aperta means "open" in Italian), which debuted in Paris earlier this fall. The car comes with a V12 661 bhp engine, a removable soft-top roof, and (based on what the 599 can do) an expected 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. All 80 models have already been sold
Specs: The mid-engine Mirabeau is designed to fulfill all FIA/Le Mans standards to drive the car in LeMans, but it is also street legal. It has a V8 supercharged engine with 700 bhp and 850 Nm of torque. The body and frame are made of carbon fiber, with a 6-speed transmission and a top speed of 370 km/hour. Automatic gear shifting costs an additional 52,000 euro; leather interior and other creature comforts cost extra.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Volce
Specs: The SuperVeloce has a 6.5-liter V12 engine with 670 horsepower and a 0-60 mph of less than 3.2 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph. The car is substantially lighter than the other Murcielagos in the lineup (the engine is 12 pounds lighter, the total car is 220 pounds lighter), which makes it seem significantly faster. Inside, black leather trim with carbon fiber sport bucket seats and door panels add to the edgy effect. It's available in a 6-speed manual or automatic version.
MSRP: $870,000 (estimated)
Specs: We couldn't help adding this to our list--as the next in the Ferrari line and a replacement for the famous Enzo, it's been hyped for months already and is expected to start production in early 2012, with orders being taken next year. It'll have a V8 biturbo engine and 700 horsepower--and weigh just 1,200 pounds, thanks to Ferrari's pervasive use of carbon fiber. The F70 is expected to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, with a top speed of 223 mph.
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