Sports cars are usually two setters known for their superior performance and better handling when compared to normal cars. Although luxury cars are known for being rare and expensive, sports cars have the quality to justify their hefty price tag. Last year some sports cars unveiled at auto shows caught everyone’s attention and are widely believed to become very popular and expensive.
Expensive sports cars have crazy followings that would make any rock star jealous. You would be very lucky to get one of below mentions cars at the listed price if you hadn’t placed an order in advance and been on the waiting list. Let’s check the list of the world’s top 10 most expensive sports cars in 2018.
10. Maserati Alfieri – Price $70,000
Produced by Italian manufacturer Maserati, the Alfieri has a 3 litre twin turbo V-6 engine that produces 410 HP and 4750 rpm. Named after one of the five Maserati brothers, the car was introduced as a concept car in 2014 and scheduled to release in 2016. The car was introduced to celebrate the brands centenary and its launch has now been delayed to 2018. The car has a more athletic rather than muscular look, and the concave shaped grill on the front gives it a unique look.
9. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S – Price $70,000
Built by the German giants, this car takes just 4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. the 4 litre twin turbo engine provides 510 HP and features four wheel drives as a standard. The vehicle has a high performance compound braking system combined with dynamic engine mounts and a design said to be inspired by motorsport. The estate on the vehicle has a roof spoiler which provides better grip at the rear axle and the car also features visual air outlets on either side.
8. Porsche Cayman GT4 – Price $85,600
This is the first Cayman from Porsche that has more horsepower than a conventional 911. The 385 horsepower engine generates 7400 rotations per minute and has impeccable pedigree. Faster and more expensive than a contemporary Cayman, the GT4 has a mid-engine layout with an automatic transmission. With a top speed of 183 mph, it can reach from 0 to 100 in 4.2 seconds.
7. BMW M5 – Price $100,000
One of the fastest production sedan at the time of introduction, the BMW M5 has a 4.4 litre turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 560 HP and has been produced by the motorsport division of German auto giant BMW. A high performance version of the 5-series car, the M5 remains faster despite being seriously heavy and large when compared to cars of its stead. Featuring customizable driving dynamics combined with sophisticated automated driving aids, the car can compete on the track as well as the showroom.
6. Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1 – Price $150,000
It has been confirmed that the Zora ZR1 will be the next in line of the iconic Corvette series and will feature a mid-engine architecture. Expected to have some design and specification changes this flagship model will have a 707 HP Hellcat V-8 engine along with a dual clutch automatic transaxle. The changed position of the engine is expected to slightly improve acceleration and also help in how the brakes perform. Low production volumes will mean more advanced technology will be up on display in this car that might face development delays.
5. Ferrari 488 GTB – Price $242,000
With a twin-turbo 3.9 litre V-8 engine the Ferrari 488 GTB can generate up to 8000 rpm and 661 HP. Featuring the classic Ferrari design, this car has a mid-engine architecture and was named Supercar of the Year 2015 by Top Gear. The only transmission available on this beast is the manual dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 3 seconds. The adaptable suspension offers a smoother ride without making any compromise on the handling of this magnificent Ferrari.
4. McLaren P14 – Price $280,000
Widely believed to be the next supercar from McLaren, there is very little official information available about the P-14. However, experts believe there will be a lot of changes including a revamped exterior accompanying change under the skin too. The car will have a 3.8 litre V-8 engine that will produce a 741 HP and take you from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. The P14 will feature a carbon body and have a maximum speed of 203 mph.
3. Ford GT – Price $400,000
Ford will choose only 500 lucky people this year who can buy this glorious piece of engineering. Featuring some of the most exotic bodywork ever done by Ford, the GT has a 3.5-litre V-6 engine that can produce up to 600 HP. Only a thousand models will be sold of this fantastic car that will have a carbon fibre body which is hand laid and have aerodynamics to make it fly through the wind.
2. Bentley Bentayga – Price $420,000
Undoubtedly the fastest SUV on the planet, the Bentayga can reach up to 186 mph thanks to its twin turbocharged 6 litre W-12 engine. The vehicle will generate a mammoth 600 HP and torque of 664 lb-ft. You can choose to configure the interior with four or five seats that will be covered in the finest leather. A diesel and hybrid variants are also expected in the near future.
1. Bugatti Chiron – Price $2.5 million
The Chiron is an heir to the Veyron and leaves every supercar ever produced far behind in the dust. With an unmatched gargantuan 1500 HP generated by the 8 litre sixteen cylinder engine, the car is expected to hit the 248 mph mark in terms of top speed. The Chiron will have a carbon fibre body, seven-speed automatic gearbox, independent suspension and the AWD system. The car will accelerate from rest to 60 mph in an astounding 2.4 seconds.
So that was our list of the most valuable sports cars of the year 2018 so far. Most of these cars have sold out very quickly but because of the small numbers produced, seeing one on the road is a rare event.