Supercars are not only fantastic to drive, but they’re also seen as a collector’s item. Many wealthy car collectors often dig deep to try and find all of the rare popular supercars for sale.
What Are Popular Supercars?
Supercars have been in trend for as long as we can all remember, ranging from the first ever supercar made the “Blitzen Benz” to the modern-day Lamborghinis and Bugattis. We all have one common interest in these cars, and it’s the high speed that they can reach in short times due to the complex machinery used when constructing the cars.
So if you’re a supercar fanatic, then we are featuring some of the rarest most sought after supercars in this article, supercars from all around the world that are popular and often snatched up by wealthy car collectors or for those using supercar hire London. So keep reading!
Hennesy Venom GT
Pricing at a huge £800,000 ($1.1 million), the Hennessy Venom GT was produced at the Texas-based well-known branch of “ Hennessy Performance“. Famous for their true to word slogan “specialising in making cars faster”.
Most of Hennessy’s vehicles are extremely modified versions of cars that are already well known, for example, the Ford Mustang. This was brought in after owner of Hennessy Performance; John Hennessy was experimenting with what he could do with his dodge viper. He moderated the vehicle and quickly rose to success after showing off his ability to make cars faster.
With an impressive 1244 horsepower, the Hennessy Venom GT is actually branded the fastest car in the world, beating Bugatti and Koenigsegg.
Mclaren MP4 – 12C
At an extremely lower price of £168,500 compared to the Hennessy Venom, the Mclaren MP4 – 12C has a lower horsepower than the fastest car in the world but is still considered extremely rare and fast.
Powered using a small 3.8 litre V8 this supercar can produce a 592 horsepower. The Mclaren has to make it on the popular list as it is hugely sought after, Mclarens goal when building this high-end vehicle was not to make an outrageously expensive sports car, but to create the “ultimate sports car” suited for everyday use and daily driving.
Initially built by “Shelby American Inc” Caroll Shelby was the one that helped design the new Shelby GT40 as well as GT40 in it’s follow up reproduction. Staying close to its simple racecar legacy the Shelby GT40 comes without everything that a standard modern day car must have.
Airbags, anti-lock brakes and stability control are all missing pieces for this car, which are all necessary for modern-day safety standards. So if this vehicle has no safety regulations needed for a safe car, how is it legal to be driven? Well technically when buying this vehicle you are not buying “a car”, you purchase the body separately from the engine and the rest of the cars parts, and then you pay an extra fee for assembling.
Of course a car this sought after will only be available in a limited amount, the Shelby GT40 has only 85 copies which is like finding a needle in a haystack. But if you wanted the Shelby GT40 but can’t locate one, you can always buy the super performance GT40.
Zenvo ST1 505
At an unbelievable $1.8 million it’s highly unlikely you will ever see a Zenvo ST1 roaming the streets, as there are only 15 of these extremely rare supercars in the entire world. Built in Denmark, the 505 was designed specifically for the USA; the USA have different regulations regarding safety in vehicles, so the Zenvo had to alter 3 of their cars to send there in order for them to be classed as “road safe and driveable”.
Although 3 of their 15 luxury vehicles were shipped to the USA, they were almost instantly sold on and shipped straight off to China. Just like Mclaren, the reason behind the building of this car was not to create a speedy supercar to break records, but to create a luxury supercar that is perfect for everyday use as well as reaching top speeds.
This incredible supercar is built with a lot of care and expensive materials, a lot of thought went into the naming process as well as the materials that were used to make the vehicle.
Valued at $1.1 million the Pagani Huayra – pronounced “why-rah”, was named after an Ancient Andean God of wind – Aymara Huayra Tata. Its outstanding 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine features 12 cylinders produced and sent by Mercedes Benz. This car is designed and manufactured in Italy at a reasonable rate; production takes longer than usual due to the car and precision used by engineers when creating and building the vehicle.
The cars stunning structure is designed to be lightweight for driving and strong in case of impact, the material used to allow this is expensive Carbon Titanium.
Koenigsegg Agera R
The Koenigsegg Agera R is a Swedish built car, Koenigsegg was founded in 1994 when founder Christian Von Koenigsegg decided he wanted to pursue his dream and build the worlds most fantastic super sports car.
After being test driven by plenty of renown racecar drivers, they were extremely impressed by the Koenigsegg; it was then they decided it was time to introduce the vehicle to potential buyers. After being successful at the Cannes Film Festival, they received a lot of media coverage, and their whole empire rose from there.
With 140 horsepower and a 5-litre twin turbo v8, it is no surprise that the Koenigsegg Agera R is up there with some of the fastest super and hypercars in the world. As these Hypercars Kent are so sought after and have such a complex process, they can only produce around 15 cars a year.
Why Not Hire Or Test Drive A Supercar?
If unfortunately, you do not have £1.2 million to spare then there is always an alternative for you to take one of the worlds most popular supercars for a spin. Why not book a test drive at one of the car dealerships? Or if there isn’t a dealership near you, then why not contact a local supercar hire company to find out what cars they have for you to hire.