Like children excited for Christmas to arrive, we have eagerly been awaiting the release of the Alfa Romeo 4C.
It will be on the market in the US later this month or in early July, but only a limited amount cars will be released to start with, making this automobile high in demand compared to the other Alfa Romeos on the market. Production will increase to the thousands however over the upcoming year, thus making sure there will be plenty to go around. The sports car has a 237 HP, 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, and a lightweight carbon-fiber body. Rumors have spread about the potential price tag of the new vehicle, ranging from $54,000 to $90,000. Our guess is that it will land somewhere in the middle. What we can be sure of however, is that the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C will be affordable to the general public, while having the features of an exotic luxury car.
Among the fine vehicles listed on GoCars, one in particular has caught my eye recently: the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador.
Ferruccio Lamborghini created a successful agricultural equipment business that he quickly expanded and transformed into what is now one of the most revered and well-known luxury automobile companies.
It is difficult to comprehend that a company primarily responsible for the production of tractors created the Aventador pictured above. Its bright python green interior and exterior cater to those with a passion for beautiful and exotic artifacts. Car enthusiasts might be more interested to learn that at 700 HP and only 198 miles, the price lands at just above half a million dollars. At its heart rests a V12 engine that is loud, aggressive, and absolutely luxurious. Its agility and superb craftsmanship are what make so desirable by many, but attainable by only a select few.
This leads me to the world of exclusive luxury automobiles itself. The Koenigsegg Trevita, for example, is one of the most sought after vehicles in the world. And with only three ever made, it’s no wonder why. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. The Trevita also has a diamond finish, which causes it to literally sparkle as if it were encased in millions of diamonds.
Next there is the Lamborghini Veneno, which is based on the Aventador (pictured above), one of the main differences being that the Veneno is a street-legal racing auto and only 3 will ever be produced. Its Bat Mobile appearance and L539 6.5-liter V-12 engine with 740 HP make it an intimidating specimen indeed. If you ever aspired to owning a Veneno or even seeing one in person, I have two words for you: good luck.
Lastly, and possibly more impressive than both the Lamborghini Veneno and the Koenigsegg Trevita, is the Maybach Exelero with a lofty price of 8 million dollars. Its twin turbo V12 engine makes the automobile impressive, but what may bring it above its competitors is that there was only one ever produced. At 700 HP the auto is powerful and unique, resembling a Rolls Royce or Bentley more than a Lamborghini or Ferrari. However, it is a racecar at its finest. Its beauty is somewhat vulgar, making it more desirable and fabulous than I would care to admit.
The limited amount of the vehicles listed above gives power and prestige to their owners. The public adores what it cannot have. More importantly, it thrives on the sweet torture of wanting something so unattainable, yet desired by so many.