2013 Has Been An Incredible Year For Supercars
2013 has been a big, wonderful year for supercars. Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari, and others were all at the top of their games, producing over-the-top cars priced for millions of dollars.
Covered in carbon fiber and going from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, these rides make the average Mercedes S Class owner look like Scrooge McDuck.
Here's a look back at the best cars the vast majority of people will never spot on the road, let alone drive or own.
Let's start with the best. This year, the McLaren P1, the long-awaited successor to the F1 (in its day the fastest production car on the planet) finally hit the road. All 375 units of the $1.15 million beauty have already sold out — no surprise, considering the P1 is one of four production cars to run the famed Nurburgring-Nordschleife circuit.
2013 aldo marked 50 years of Lamborghini, and the Italian automaker kept itself busy to mark the occasion. The owners of nearly 350 cars got together for a tour of Italy, at the end of which Lamborghini revealed the absurd, single-seat "Egoista" concept car.
In the closing weeks of the year, we saw the last Gallardo ever roll off the production line and the unveiling of its successor, the Huracán. The company also officially debuted the totally over-the-top Veneno — on an aircraft carrier in Abu Dhabi, of course. Lambo will make only three units of the Veneno, but it will sell each for $4.5 million, before taxes.
Back in January 2013, deliveries of the Pagani Huayra finally got going. The $1.2 million supercar comes with a hand crafted twin turbo V12 engine that will send it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. The instrument cluster looks like a jet's cockpit and each side view mirror is like "a woman's eye looking back at you," in Jay Leno's words.
Ferrari had quite a good 12 months as well. It rolled out its most powerful and fastest production car ever, the stupidly-named LaFerrari. All 499 units, worth $1.4 million each, sold out earlier this month. And not just anyone could buy one — Ferrari North America CEO Marco Mattiacci told us prospective buyers should have 20 to 30 Ferraris in their collection to be considered as customers.