13 of the Hypest Hypercars Ever

By: Kristen Hall-Geisler  | 

Ferrari Monza SP2
The Ferrari Monza SP2 (and SP1 below) are part of a limited series of new concept cars that tap into the most iconic car designs in Ferrari's history. Ferrari

Most of us drive regular, old cars. Hatchbacks, pickups, compact SUVs and crossovers — the usual stuff we see on the streets every day. Maybe some of us drive sports cars, which are built for pure fun, like a Mazda Miata, Ford Mustang or even a Porsche 911. A few of us occasionally drive supercars, which are expensive, exclusive and exotic, like a Lamborghini Aventador or McLaren 720S.

But there is a category of car that outdoes even supercars. We call them hypercars: They're the most expensive, most powerful and rarest of cars. How rare? Well, Ford sold 2.1 million cars in 2020, which was not a brisk year for car sales. As of 2020, Tesla had the capability to produce about 1 million cars per year.

Hypercar company Pagani, on the other hand, produces only 100 of each model. Ever. Total. When those 100 are sold, that model is done. Similarly, the Hennessey Venom F5 is limited to 24 units.

New car prices are rising across the board, with an average in 2020 of $40,000. Sports cars can easily brush six figures, and supercars start well above the $100,000 mark. But even the least expensive hypercars can set a buyer back at least $1 million or more; the Bugatti Chiron costs a cool $3 million or so.

We've made a list for anyone who would like to spend some time daydreaming about ridiculous amounts of power in cars that cost more than your house and that you'll likely never see on the street — some aren't even street legal.

Some of these beauties are hybrids or purely electric, and some are slated to be delivered in 2021. But if you haven't put down your deposit already, we hate to break it to you: Chances are slim to none that you'll be able to wander onto the car lot and drive off with one these 13 cars.

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1. Bugatti Chiron, 1,500 horsepower, $2.998 million

Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron is the world's first production sports car with 1,500 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 261 miles per hour (420 kilometers per hour).
Dominic Fraser/Bugatti

2. Mercedes-Benz-AMG One, 1,000+ horsepower, $2.6 million

Mercedes-AMG ONE
The Mercedes-AMG ONE features a 1.6-liter V6 hybrid gasoline engine plus four electric motors. It can accelerate from 0 to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) in less than 6 seconds and reach a maximum speed of more than 217 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour).
Daimler AG Global Communications/Daimler AG

3. McLaren Speedtail: 1,000+ horsepower, $2.6 million

McLaren Speedtail
The McLaren Speedtail has the highest specific battery power of any production road car. It features a 4.0-liter internal combustion engine and an electric drive unit that together generate more than 1,000 horsepower. It takes just 12.8 seconds to reach 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour) from a standing start, and can reach a top speed of 250 miles per hour (403 kilometers per hour), making it faster than any other McClaren.
McLaren

4. Aston Martin Valkyrie: 1,160 horsepower, $2.3 million

Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie features a 6.5-liter, V12 engine that is torque-enhanced during take-off and uses an electric motor for an additional 160 horsepower boost. The Valkyrie can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour (321 kilometers per hour).
Aston Martin

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5. Bugatti Divo: 1,479 horsepower, $5.7 million

Bugatti Divo
The Bugatti Divo hypercar features an 8.0-liter, W16 engine with four turbochargers to produce a power output of 1,500 PS. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.4 seconds. It tops out at a maximum speed of 236 miles per hour (380 kilometers per hour).
John Wycherley/Bugatti

6. Koenigsegg Jesko: 1,603 horsepower, $2.85 million

Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko 5.0 liter, twin-turbo, V8 engine can produce 1,280 horsepower on standard gasoline and up to 1,600 horsepower on E85 ethanol. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.5 seconds and reportedly has a top speed of more than 300 miles per hour (482 kilometers per hour).
Koenigsegg Automotive AB

7. SSC Tuatara: 1,750 horsepower, $1.6 million

Tuatara
The Tuatara from SSC North America features a V8, twin turbo engine that can produce 1,350 horsepower on 91 octane gasoline and up to 1,750 horsepower using E85 ethanol. In January 2021, it hit a track record of 286.1 miles per hour (460.4 kilometers per hour) certified by Racelogic USA, making it the world's fastest production hypercar.
SSC North America

8. Pininfarina Battista: EV, 1,900 horsepower, $2 million

Pininfarina Battista
The Pininfarina Battista is an all-wheel drive, electric hyper GT that boasts 1,900 horsepower and 2,300 Nm torque, all with zero emissions. The 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors — one at each wheel — with a simulated WLTP range of more than 310 miles (500 kilometers) on one charge.
Eros Maggi/Pininfarina Battista

9. Rimac C-Two: EV, 1,914 horsepower, $2 million

Rimac C-Two
The Rimac C-Two is an all electric GT hypercar with a range of 341 miles (551 kilometers) on a single charge. It can go from 0 to 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour) in just 11.6 seconds and has a top speed of 285 miles per hour (412 kilometers per hour).
Rimac

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10. McLaren P1: hybrid, 904 horsepower, $1.5 million

McLaren P1
The McLaren P1 features a 3.8 liter, V8 twin turbocharger single electric hybrid motor. It has a strict production run of 375 units and sold out within months of orders opening. The P1 can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of more than 350 miles per hour (563 kilometers per hour).
McLaren

11. Pagani Huayra Tricolore: 840 horsepower, $6.67 million

Pagani Huayra Tricolore
The Pagani Huayra Tricolore is an ultra-limited edition model (only three will be built) as a tribute to the Italian Air Force Aerobatic Team. It features a new Pagani V12, twin-turbo engine with 811 pounds-per-feet of torque specially developed by Mercedes-AMG.
Pagani

12. Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: 810 horsepower, $1 million

Ferrari-Monza-SP1
The Ferrari Monza SP1 features a 6.5 liter, V12 engine derived from the Ferrari 812 Superfast. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 186 miles per hour (300 kilometers per hour).
Ferrari

13. Lotus Evija: EV, 1,973 horsepower, $2.1 million

Lotus Evija EV
The Lotus Evija EV features four electric motors powered by 70 kWh lithium-ion battery that generate 1,972 horsepower and 1,254 pounds-per-feet of torque. It has a range of 214 miles (346 kilometers) with zero carbon emissions. It can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 200 miles per hour (321 kilometers per hour).
Alex Lawrence/Lotus

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Originally Published: Aug 4, 2008

Hypercar FAQ

What is considered a hypercar?
Hypercars are the highest tier of supercars — they're models with exceptional elements, including technological marvels, stunning design and very high price tags.
What is the difference between a supercar and a hypercar?
Supercars are the best performance cars on the road, exceling in performance, technology, design and price. Hypercars are supercars that are truly next-level, offering even more and going above and beyond the average supercar.
What is the most popular supercar?
That's a difficult question to answer because it depends on how you're ranking them. Price? Speed? Looks? All of those? The luxury experts at Robb Report did just that and came to the consensus that McLaren F1, which cost $1 million when it was released in 1992, is by far the best of the best. Today you could expect to pay more than $20 million for one.
How many hypercars are there?
There are fewer than 5,500 hypercars registered throughout the world.
How much does a hypercar cost?
There's no set price range for hypercars, but they are extremely expensive. Depending on the car, you could expect to pay anywhere between $1 million and $10 million or more.

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