Expensive Cars

The 10 Most Expensive Cars, According To Forbes

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Super Sport tops the list.

If you ever see me giving stock tips on RideLust, be afraid. I’m not a “play the stock market” kind of guy, and every spare dollar I’ve ever made has gone into cars, bikes, racing or travel (usually centered around cars, bikes or racing). With that in mind, you have a certain right to be skeptical when Forbes publishes a list of the most expensive cars. First, it’s only a snapshot in time, as new supercars are introduced every year. Next, there’s no clarification on where the prices are from, so I assume they’re a manufacturer’s list price, translated in to U.S. dollars. That’s hardly an accurate representation, as cars typically sell for higher prices in the EU than they do in the United States. Finally, any car’s price is based on supply and demand: since the entire run of Bugatti Veyron Super Sports has been spoken for, good luck finding one at the list price of $2.6 million.

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New Rumors: 2012 Porsche 911

Posted in Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Frankfurt Motor Show, Newsworthy, Porsche by MrAngry | December 29th, 2010 | 1 Response |

2012 Porsche 911

Spy photo’s of the upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 have been floating around for awhile now. The new car is set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011 and will mark the seventh generation of Porsche’s fabled super car. Details are still somewhat scarce, but according to WorldCarFans.com the new car is said to possess some pretty substantial changes over its predecessor. From what we can see in the photos Porsche looks to have updated the front end with smaller headlamps and fog lamps similar to those found on the current generation 911 Turbo. The car is also said to be 2.2-inches longer and .5-inches lower at the roof line as well.
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Ferrari 458 Video Is Car Porn As Only The Italians Could Film It

Posted in Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, General, Videos by Kurt Ernst | December 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Slow, panning shots of the Ferrari 458 Italia, from multiple angles. Footage of the car in red, white, yellow or two-toned paint. Scenes of carbon fiber panels being manufactured, coupled with close-up shots of carbon fiber panels. Beauty shots of the leather and Alcantara seats, which blend the ultimate in comfort with the ultimate in support for aggressive driving. All set to a soothing electronic soundtrack, guaranteed not to offend anyone. Technically, it’s a video that shows the customization options available to buyers of the Ferrari 458 Italia, but we know better. This is car porn, solo car porn to be exact, and it doesn’t get better than this.

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What’s your favorite Ferrari?

Posted in Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari by MrAngry | December 21st, 2010 | 6 Responses |

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

As an automobile enthusiast I think that it’s almost impossible not to like Ferrari’s. The history, craftsmanship and sheer beauty that these automobiles possess tends to make them the envy of every other manufacturer out there. Enzo Ferrari had a simple philosophy when it came to building cars, that being that there should always be one fewer car available than what the market is demanding. This not only kept his cars exclusive, but always kept them in the public eye. The other thing to consider is that Ferrari, like most other manufacturers has evolved over time. Body styles, engine configurations and electronics have pushed Ferrari into the new age and with that have helped them gain an entirely new generation of followers. When my buddies and I get together we always talk about our favorite cars and what we’d one day like to own and that got me thinking. If I could go out and own only one Ferrari, price and year not being a consideration, what would it be?
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Unsold 1987 Buick GNX becomes dealer time capsule.

Posted in Buick, Car Branding, Car Buying, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Featured, Horsepower, muscle cars, Promoted by MrAngry | December 13th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

1987 Buick GNX

In the mid-1980’s the performance car market in the United States was still in a pretty dismal state of tune. There were a few rays of light like the Ford Mustang GT and Pontiac Trans Am, but the only real shining star was Buick’s one year only 1987 GNX. Sure it was expensive, but it had the numbers to back up the price. Back then anything with horsepower numbers over 200 was a big deal, so when the GNX came out with its underrated 276 bhp and 360 lb-ft. of torque, enthusiasts couldn’t help but take notice. There was however one inherent problem… the car cost $30,000, around $10,000 more than a standard Buick Grand National. Collectors knew the car was something special and because of this most were sold immediately.
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Want To Give An Epic Gift This Christmas?

Posted in Car Auctions, Cars, Classic, Collector Cars, Expensive Cars, Ferrari, History, Racing by Kurt Ernst | December 10th, 2010 | 1 Response |
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

Nothing says 'Merry Christmas' better than a 1949 Ferrari Barchetta. Photo: RM Auctions

Let’s face it: the older you get, the harder it is to be wowed by a Christmas gift. When I was a kid, an HO scale slot car track was about the best Christmas gift I could have imagined. Today, that same level of enthusiasm would require something that burns gasoline and puts out more than 400 horsepower, but unless we hit the Powerball in the next week or so, it isn’t happening this year, or next year, or the year after that. Maybe you’re in a different tax bracket than I am, and maybe you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the car enthusiast. If so, I’ve got the perfect Christmas gift idea for you.

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Would you buy an electric car?

Fisker Karma

Not long ago I was asked as to whether or not I would actually pony up the cash and purchase an electric car. My knee jerk reaction was HELL NO! Then after thinking about it for awhile I started to rethink the question in terms of; what would an electric car have to become in order for me to purchase it? So much of what I love about the automobile is visceral. The looks, feel, sounds and smells are all part of what make an automobile attractive to me. For me to like a car you can better believe that it needs to have one hell of a presence to it. Today’s cookie cutter jelly bean rides are crap, and although they do serve a purpose, they have no place in my garage. Seriously, my version of hell would be having to drive a Toyota Camry everyday for the rest of my life… dear God that would suck.
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$1.87M Aston Martin One-77 almost sold out!

Posted in Aston Martin, auto industry, Engines, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, General by MrAngry | December 8th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Aston Martin One-77

Apparently there are still a few individuals out there with money to burn. Take for example the 60 soon-to-be owners of the new limited edition Aston Martin One-77 super car. At $1.87 million a pop these suckers are not exactly listed in the affordable column, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those willing to put up the cash for the right to be exclusive. The One-77 is powered by a 750 hp 7.3-liter V12 that is said to move the car and all of its carbon fiber body work past the 220 mph barrier. That’s great news and all, but at the end of the day, spending $1.87 million on a car seems to be a bit ridiculous, regardless of how big your bank account is. Think about it for a minute, because when all is said and done you’re spending almost 2 million bucks on one car. Wouldn’t you just rather take a cool $500,000 and build a wicked cool garage? Do that and then you could spend the other $1.5 million on the cars that would fill it up. Makes more sense as far as I’m concerned. If you must have the new Aston Martin One-77 though, you’d better place your order fast because there are only 17 of them left for sale.

Source: InsideLine.com

10 Forgotten Exotics from the 1980’s.

Forgotten Exotic Cars

For me, the 1980’s conjure up visions of cars like the Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Testarossa and Porsche 959. These were the super cars of the day and ones that I always hoped I would have a chance to drive. Most of them were outstanding performers by 1980’s standards, and have thus far, stood the test of time. There were however a select group of exotics built during the 1980’s that for one reason or another, never really caught on with the buying public. Maybe it had to do with spotty build quality, an exceedingly high price tag or the fact that they were underachievers. Whatever the reason though some of these big dollar cars simply didn’t make it and because of that, they sit below as part of this list.
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Jay Leno and the Hennessey Venom GT.

Posted in Celebrity Cars, Chevrolet, Corner Carvers, Corvette, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Videos by MrAngry | December 7th, 2010 | 1 Response |

If you’re a car enthusiast you should know that John Hennessey is one of the big dogs when it comes to creating big power from stock power plants. What you are seeing here is the Hennessey Venom GT, a car that started its life as a Lotus Exige. Then something strange happened. John Hennessey got the idea that he wanted to build his own super car, so by using the Exige as a mule, he’s come up with one of the most outrageous machines ever to role on tarmac. By taking the LS9 mill out of a Corvette ZR1 and refortifying it with new internals and a pair of 35mm Garrett turbos, as opposed to the standard supercharger, Hennessey has been able to get an ASTOUNDING 1200 hp out of this thing on pump gas. The gearbox was pilfered from a Ford GT and was just another piece of engineering that was added to the recipe. Hennessey states that they’re building 29 Venom GT’s at a cost of $900,000 a pop. Not cheap by any means, but when you compare it to the price of a Bugatti Veyron, well… the Hennessey Venom GT seems like a downright bargain.

Source: JayLenosGarage.com