When looking through the top ten lists of cars, there is always an adjective. The fastest car. The fastest accelerating car. Exotic cars. Beautiful cars. Luxury car. Sports cars. Even sexy cars. You name it and there is a catalog or post on it somewhere. There is, in fact, a list of the top 100 cars of all time. Here we have narrowed it down to five cars that each have something special.
2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG is one special Mercedes-Benz. For its time it was really something. Boasting 604 hp and turbocharged, this twin-turbo V12 moves beyond the realms of an ordinary sedan because of its performance.
While it can reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, it is at its best over 100 mph. Claiming to be swifter than a Ferrari F430, it can come to a complete stop in 154 feet when traveling at 70 mph. In its day, it retailed for a whopping $191,215.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
What we like about this car is that it is a beast – not just anyone can handle it, especially at speed. With 663 lb ft of torque and 715 hp, it roars too and reaches a top speed of 211 mph. It was previewed in mid-2018 for $536,900.
Imposing without being flashy, it has strict attention to detail, an impeccable finish, and has been crafted mainly by hand. Its weight has been kept down with carbon fiber body panels, although it is still not a light car. The steering wheel is covered in ‘Obsidian Black’ leather and Alcantara suede, and the upholstery from ‘Caithness’ leather.
Extras include nine speakers, a Wi-Fi hub, an 8.0-inch LCD screen for its multimedia system, a camera that rotates 360-degrees with assisted parking and distance display, and satellite navigation.
1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
The 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost has actually been called the best car in the world. Tested in its coming-out year, in a 15,000-mile event, it received the top score from the Royal Automobile Club. Again, four years later, it proved itself in a round trip from London and back via Edinburgh, when it got 19 US miles to the gallon, operating in top gear.
With a quiet engine and smooth ride, its other claim to fame was its precision carburetor, which was revolutionary for its time.
1997 Acura Integra Type-R
The 1997 Acura Integra reaches 8,400 rpm, which means that its pistons are moving at an incredible 80 feet per second. While this may be normal for a Formula One racing car, ordinary cars are content with a maximum of 67 feet per second which this sport compact outperforms. What this means is that it sounds phenomenal. Its road handling is up there with the best.
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce
Not only is it a Lamborghini, which speaks for itself, but it is one of the fastest accelerating cars around, reaching 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. The top speed is 212 mph. If you don’t have one yet, you can pick up a new one for $450,000. There is a limit of 186 of these vehicles left in the world.
If you’re the proud owner of one of these cars, but you fancy a change, you can sell your supercar through a company like We Buy Exotics to make room in your triple garage for one of our other picks.
You may not choose the same five cars as we have but you will need some good reasons to combat this selection.