Here are 12 of the most desirable cars for 2014 from some of the best car manufacturers in the world.
With their sleek designs, supercharged engines and looking like they were sculptured by the gods, these are cars that are truly top of their game.
From the sleek and sexy Porsche 918 Spyder to the Koenigsegg One 1, these cars just ooze awesome, but also come with a hefty price tag. So, if you have a spare £million lying around, why not invest in one of these beautiful beasts?
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is actually what a supercar should be. It is truly stunning. When I think of a supercar, I always imagine a car that looks exactly likes this.
An open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance. It is also one of the most exclusive automobiles in the world, with only nine units to be built in 2014. Better get rushing out and ordering now. I wish!
- Top Speed: 221 mph
- Engine: 6.5-litre V12
- Acceleration (0-62): 2.9 seconds
- Price: £2.8million (Ouch!)
Porsche 918 Spyder
At last a Porsche with a bit of originality! The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car designed by Porsche, and first shown as a concept at the 80th Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. The 918 Spyder is a limited edition supercar, and Porsche plans to manufacture 918 units as a 2014 model year.
- Top Speed: 214mph
- Engine: 4.6-litre V8
- Acceleration (0-62): 2.6 Seconds
- Price: £652,000
Masarati GranCabrio MC
The Masarati tradition of designing and building cabriolets is taken to a new level with the GranCabrio MC: a unique car that maintains the elegant, luxurious style of Masarati’s first genuine four-seater convertible, the GranCabrio MC, with the added benefit of technological enhancements developed on the track for unbeatable performance.
- TopSpeed: 179 mph
- Engine: 4.7-litre, V8
- Acceleration (0-62mph) : 4.9s
- Price: £112,000
Although this car has a boring name it looks truly stunning. Another hybrid supercar on the list. The McLaren P1 is the ultimate expression of McLaren’s engineering expertise. Intelligent, adaptive and blisteringly quick and with the slogan ‘Designed by air’ you can’t go wrong.
- Top Speed: 217mph
- Engine: 3.8-litre,twin turbo V8
- Acceleration (0-62): 2.9s
- Price: £866,000
LaFerrari (also known as the F70, and by its project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid sports car built by Ferrari. The first Ferrari since the Bertone-styled 1973 Dino 308 GT4, not to have Pininfarina bodywork or other styling. Only 499 units will be built and each will cost more than £1 million. Another hybrid car that just goes to show that they don’t have to be crap anymore.
- Top Speed: 217mph
- Engine: 6.3-litre, V12
- Acceleration (0-62): Under 3s
- Price: £1m
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport
Although one of the older cars in the list, it still is one of the fastest, and if not ‘the best’ supercar in the world right now. With its luxurious length of 4.47 m, the Veyron*) is a perfectly balanced combination of high-powered performance and sleek, racy design. The design of the Veyron honours a great heritage without drifting off into retro style. Every detail of the classic two-tone color scheme, a quote from the 1920s and 1930s, has been carefully thought out, resulting in the typical Bugatti profile with the classic, contrasting ellipsis.
- Top Speed: 269mph
- Engine: 8-litre, quad-turbocharged W-12
- Acceleration (0-62): 2.46s
- Price: £1.45m
Succeeding the company’s previous offering, the Pagani Zonda, It is named after Wayra Tata, which means “God of the winds” in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire. The Huayra uses a twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG 60° V12 engine.The Huayra’s 6.0-litre engine, the M158, produces 730 metric horsepower (720 bhp (539 kW). The Huayra is currently the fastest car to go around the Top Gear Test Track, setting a time of 1:13.8.
- Top Speed: 231mph
- Engine: 6.0-litre, V12
- Acceleration (0-62): 3.2s
- Price: £849,000
Aston Martin V12 Zagato
I am a massive fan of Aston Martin‘s and this one is a stunner. The Aston Martin design team took their concept and refined it for the road. Faithful to the concept yet more detailed in styling and features, the V12 Zagato road car was unveiled in early 2012. An icon had been realised.
- Top Speed: 190mph
- Engine: 6.0-litre V12, 510bhp
- Acceleration: 4.2 seconds
- Price: £395,000
W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Now this truly looks like a car from the future, being the first car to have diamonds in its headlights and the holographic display system with interactive motion it also has the technology of the future too. This limited produced supercar by W Motors, a Lebanese based company founded in 2012. It is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East.
- Top Speed: 245mph
- Engine: 3.7-litre, 750bhp
- Acceleration: 2,8s
- Price: £2m
Koenigsegg One 1
Dubbed the world’s first ‘Megacar’ and Koenigsegg will only be creating six uniquely developed and designed production cars on the One:1 program. This is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged. The 2014 One:1 truly raises the bar of performance. The One:1 features new and unique solutions to enhance track performance without compromising top speed or everyday usability, with a stunning visual appearance to go with it.
- Top Speed: 273mph expected
- Engine: 5.0-litre, V8
- Acceleration (0-250): 20s
- Price: £1.67m
Hennessey Venom GT
The Hennessey Venom GT, which currently has been recorded as the fastest car in the list (not including the Koenigsegg One 1’s potential speed), reaching a staggering speed of 270mph at Kennedy Space Center on 14 February 2014. The run was in a single direction on road unworthy slick tires. 11 cars have been produced to date, and is not a series production car, but registered as a modified Lotus Exige, so it does not qualify as the world’s fastest production car in the Guiness Book of Records
- Top Speed: 270mph
- Engine: 7.0-litre V8, 1244bhp
- Acceleration: 2.7s
- Price: £792,000
And finally an old favourite
Nissan GT-R NISMO
Although not as pretty as the above cars, the Nissan GT-R NISMO is up there with the best of them, although some people wouldn’t even class this car as a ‘supercar’. With its unmatched blend of technology and soul, the GT-R is built to be driven in real-world conditions, places other supercars wouldn’t dare to tread. And for 2014, that drive is even better, as GT-R adds a new level of sophistication and refinement with no compromise in performance.
- Top Speed: 186mph
- Engine: 3.8 litre Spec-V twin-turbocharged V6
- Acceleration (0-62): 2.8s
- Price: £125,000