19 March, 2012

Luxury Cars That Cost More Than An Arm And A Leg or Your Whole Body Combined!


The Geneva motor show just ended yesterday and the show had some awesome cars, ones to die-for! I have been away for some time, traveling to the Geneva Motor Show, in my dreams. I am firm believer that dreams do come true, especially if they are of some of the most expensive cars in the world :-)

I am actually going to list down some of my favorite and really thrilling cars seen at the Geneva Auto Show for your ‘driving’ pleasure . . . (no pun intended). Oh, and since I have stargazed of so many of them, I am splitting the post in to two. (Technorati: W7MHR6JCPVEA)

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse; Price: $2 Million
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
Synonymous with speed, the Bugatti Veyron has always been THE sports car to buy, die for! And now, the company launched, a meaner, more muscular, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse convertible, an open to sky version of its sports model. This Bugatti is a super expensive convertible, which is powered by a roaring 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine, lifted out of the Veyron Super Sport and plucked to produce an amazing 1,200 bhp and a top speed of, deep breath, 410 km/h!

Lamborghini Aventador J; Price: $2.75 Million
Lamborghini Aventador J
What does the name Lamborghini mean to you? For me it is about a really low-swung, symmetrically designed, super expensive car . . . that’s a complete waste of money!! :-)
Ok, just kidding. The Lamby is an astounding brand of superfast luxury cars. And the new Aventador J is no different from its predecessors; expect that is quickly garnering the tag of being the most expensive supercars so far and has been sold to an anonymous buyer. The Lamborghini Aventador J is fitted with 6.5 L V12 engine to produce around 700 bhp of power with a top speed of 186 mph. Two of the best features of this car (according to me) are the lack of windshield and air-conditioning.

Aston Martin V12 Zagato; Price: $516,789
Aston Martin V12 Zagato
I have to admit, I have always been fascinated by, and a little in love with, James Bond. I loved the suaveness, the panache, and just the sheer magnetism of the spy’s personality. But I also loved, envied, his cars, especially the Aston Martins. So when I saw the all new Aston Martin V12 Zagato, also one of the more costly cars so far, I was blown away by the looks and the price! The Aston Martin V12 Zagato is a great mix of good design, long lineage, and futuristic technology.  Power packed, the V12 engine coolly produces 510 bhp of power to propel the car to hit a high of 190 mph. The Zagato can achieve 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds!! That’s insane! Hand-crafted, the AM V12 Zagato is available in 4 different colors - Scintilla Silver, Alloro Green, Alba Blue, and Diavolo Red. Only 150 Zagatos are planned to be manufactured.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 2012; Price: TBA
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show witnessed the launch of the super sexy Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. And if rumors are to be believed, this Ferrari is supposed to the fastest F ever built. Taking inspiration from the Ferraris - FF, 599 GTB Fiorano & 550 Maranello, the F12 Berlinetta has a V12 engine to get a thrust of 750 bhp, a F1 dual-clutch transmission, and capability to achieve a max. speed of 211 mph! The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta uses the new carbon-ceramic brakes designed by the company. 

My mind is reeling! I am losing control! 
It’s time to pull the brake on this post. 
I think I need to go slow…all that talk of speed is making me making me feel giddy! Pant...Pant...


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