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·         Ten Most Expensive Cars in the World – source: Automotoportal (all prices mid 2006 unless otherwise stated)

·         Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000 (see super cool Bugatti Veyron pictures here)

·         Ferrari Enzo $1,000,000 (see super cool Ferrari Enzo pictures here)

·         Pagani Zonda C12 F $741,000 (see classic Pagani Zonda pictures here)

·         Koenigsegg CCX $600,910 (see lots of Koenigsegg CCX pictures here)

·         Porsche Carrera GT $484,000 (see classic Porsche Carrera pictures here)

·         Mercedes SLR McLaren $455,500 (see awesome Mercedes SLR McLaren pics here)

·         Maybach 62 $385,250 (see some nice Maybach 62 photos here)

·         Rolls-Royce Phantom $320,000 (see classic Rolls-Royce Phantom pictures here)

·         Lamborghini Murcielago $279,900 (see some beautiful Lamborghini Murcielago pictures here)

·         Aston Martin Vanquish $255,000 (see classic Aston Martin Vanquish pictures here)

 

·         Top 10 Vehicles Owned by Billionaires – source: Forbes Autos

·         Summary

·         Bill Gates - Vehicles Owned: 1999 Porsche 911 Convertible; 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe

·         Warren Buffett - 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series

·         Ingvar Kamprad - 1993 Volvo 240 GL

·         Paul Allen - Vehicles Owned: 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe; 1988 Mazda B-Series Pickup

·         Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud - Infiniti FX45; Hummer H1; Volvo XC90; Rolls-Royce Phantom; Daewoo Matiz

·         Michael Dell - 2004 Porsche Boxster; 2005 Hummer H2

·         Larry Ellison - 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur; Bentley Continental GT

·         Jim Walton - 2002 Dodge Dakota Pickup; 2000 Acura Integra; 1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport; 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup; 1959

·         CadillacAlice Walton - 2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch

·         Steve Ballmer - 1998 Lincoln Continental

 

·         2006 News:

·         Audi announced it had given its Le Mans quattro concept a green light for production as a 2007 model. That car, dubbed the R8, is to inherit lessons learned from the company's racing group as well as performance division Lamborghini. Although exact production details remain unclear, Audi's investment of nearly $36 million should create a powerful two-seater to be slotted above the incredibly successful TT roadster. Audi's R8 is also gunning for Porsche.

·         Porsche is offering a $106,000 GT3 version of the evergreen 911. It's essentially a street-legal racemobile. Initial test drives read detail each minor twist and turn joyfully dissected and analyzed. It’s a 3.6-liter, rear-mounted flat-6 that pumps out 415 horses.

·         The Lamborghini's Murciélago LP640, with a reported sticker price of around $315,000, is an assault on the senses, with spaceship looks, a 6.5-liter V12 that roars to the tune of 631 horses.

·         Ferrari is attempting to win hearts and minds with the beautifully designed 599 GTB Fiorano. Although this prancing stallion also has a 6-liter V12 that develops a slightly more modest 612 horses.

·         Aston's upgraded and unlimited DB9 Volante and Bentley's Continental GTC are other mentionables. Both convertibles approach the $200,000 price point.

·         Maserati and Morgan, the little-known but high-cachet brands of the old world are likely to offer their own niche products.

·         At the topmost end and for the richer-than-God set, Bentley and Rolls-Royce are happy to oblige. Both companies offer models well north of $300,000.

·         Bentley Azure and Rolls-Royce Phantom feature robust engines underhood to carry the weight of six-figure luxe, each rides best at a slower pace that allows passersby on the street to gawk and stare.

·         Rolls is reportedly going to offer a $400,000-plus convertible in the near future.

·         Many of these 2007s - by virtue of being custom tailored and highly desired - have long waiting periods. That may mean your 2007 doesn't show up until 2008!

      

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·         Some more super-priced cars (prices mid 2006, unless otherwise noted)

·         Porsche Carrera GT – approx half a million dollars

·         Ferrari Enzos, which are limited edition, 650-horsepower, carbon-fiber supercars capable of 218 mph – cost a million bucks each!

·         Mercedes-Benz's SLR – approximately 500000 US $

·         McLaren F1

·         Lamborghini's Murcielago

·         Maserati's MC12

·         Ford GT

·         Saleen S7 – 550000 US dollars

·         Veyron by Bugatti. Bugatti is an an old French marque now owned by Volkswagen. It claims 1,001 horsepower from 16 cylinders, with a top speed over 250 mph and a sticker of $1.2 million.

·         Maybach 62, built by the Mercedes division of DaimlerChrysler AG – 357,000 (May 2004 price)

·         Rolls-Royce Phantom – 320,000 $ - Sep 2004 Price

·         Aston-Martin V-12 Vanquish – 235,000 $ - Sep 2004 Price

 

 

Web References for Expensive Cars

 

·        The New Exclusive – The Best the Money Can Buy – Yahoo news

·        How the Super Rich Go Car Shopping – CNN Autos – tells us who where the ordinary you and me will think of a spa gift certificate for a gift, the super rich could be thinking of a luxury sedan, a “Maybach”, a Rolls-Royce, a V-8 Ferrari or even Bentley GTs or Maserati Quattroportes !

·        Super Rich Driving the Super Car Market – USA Today

·        For the Super-rich, Just Any Luxury Vehicle Wouldn’t Do – Los Angeles Business Journal

·        What do billionaires drive? Same cars as the rest of us – from Auto blog. See also the interesting comments to the article

·        Top 10 Vehicles Owned by Billionaires – a Digg discussion

·        World’s Most Expensive Cars 2006 – Wired article

 

 

 

Books

 

Cars of the Super Rich – Author: Martin Buckley, Publisher: Motorbooks

 

 

Cool Car Sites

 

  • Fast Cool Cars
  • The World’s Most Beautiful Cars – Forbes 2005 Report
  • 10 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time – Auto Moto Portal Blog – see the discussion @ Digg for this article
  • The 25 Most Beautiful Cars Even – Automobile Mag
  • Beautiful Cars  @ Autopia – Photos
  • Auburn Museum Preserves the Most Beautiful (Vintage) Cars in the World – Det News
  • Top 25 Coolest Cars – from All Fast Cars
  • Cool Cars with Awesome Features – Business Week, June 2006 – pictures and details
  • Australia Automotive Arts – Their Stunning Illustrations of Cars – from One Motoring
  • Hottest Sports Cars for 2006 – Forbes Autos
  • Classy Cars – Car pictures and car photos here
  • Classy Cars Photo Essay from Business Week, Mar 2003 issue
  • Car Domain – Car pics and photos
  • Car Pictures @ Rate Car Pics
  • Car Pics & Photo Gallery @ Automotive Buzz
  • Exotic, Classic & Antique Car Pictures @ Car Junky
  • Car Nut Auto Hobby Page – Thousands of Car Pics, Specs, Events, Forum
  • Serious Wheels – Classic, Sports & Muscle Car Pictures
  • Super Car Wallpaper & Pics @ Super Car Site
  • Car Pictures & Photographs @ Forbes Autos
  • New Car Photos & Pictures @ Automotive .com
  • Vehicle Pictures, New & Used Car Pics @ Cars Everything
  • Car Photos Listing from Internet Auto Guide
  • Benz World – The Mercedes Benz Owner’s Community
  • Collest Cult Cars – from Forbes – June 2006. Some of the cars discussed are: Lamborghini's Countach, Ford Motor's Mustang, General Motors' Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Wrangler, Porsche 911, Mini Cooperand Volkswagen Beetle, New Beetle, DeLorean DMC, Lamborghini Miura, Mercedes-Benz 300SL("the Gullwing"), the Eldorado, Dodge Challenger, and the 1961 Lincoln Continental, AC Cobra, Ford Deuce Coupe and early Lotus models, BMWs: The coolest BMWs-- M1, Z1, Z8, Ferrari's Enzo, Jaguar E-Type

 

 

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Assorted but (Hopefully) Cool

 

  • Ten Greatest Ever Movie Car Chases – MSN UK (Apr 2006)

 

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Future Trends in Cars

 

Most of the trends are provided for the next 2-5 years, and some of course are for a more distant future!

 

  • Aggressive Styling
  • Unique Wood & Leather Interiors
  • Weight Saving Technologies such as Carbon Fiber Roof & Forged Aluminium Wheels
  • Engines: next-gen I-6s and V-8s, the latter with second-gen direct-injection systems
  • Carbon fiber panels over an all-aluminum unit body frame
  • Tech Trends – Smart Cars & Their Future
  • An interesting article on Japan’s emphasis on sustainable mobility
  • Alternative fuels (hybrid fuels & engine, hydrogen fuel cell, Biodiesel, ethanol, electric cars)
  • New driving technology
  • Better fuel economy
  • Low drag coefficient design
  • Composite polymer bodies
  • Driverless cars?!
  • Researchers in Australia have developed a cool gizmo that sits in your car, reads your face, and can tell whether you're getting sleepy (2003 news)
  • Other future cars sites: Partnership site for a new generation of vehicles, United States Council of Automotive Research, California Zero Emission Vehicle Program

 

 

Some Interesting Car Facts

 

  • If automobile ownership patterns in China reached American levels (3 cars for every 4 people), the country would have a fleet of 1.1 billion cars. That’s more than the world’s total car population of about 795 million vehicles!
  • China is already the world's 3rd-largest car market, after America (17m) and Japan (5.9m). If the current growth rates for cars continue in China, it would overtake US in overall car ownership in 2030!
  • India is projected to have the largest number of cars in the world - 611 million to be precise - by 2050.

 

List of Prominent Car Makes

 

  • A: Acura, Alfa Romeo, AMC, Aston Martin, Asuna, Audi, Austin, Austin Healey
  • B: Bedford, Bentley, BMW, Buick
  • C: Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Continental
  • D: Dacia, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Datsun, DeLorean, DeSoto, DeTomaso, Dodge
  • E: Eagle, Eunos, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Freightliner
  • F: Geo, GMC
  • H: Holden, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai
  • I: IHC, Infiniti, International, Isuzu
  • Jaguar, Jeep
  • Kia, Lada, Lamborghini
  • Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus
  • M: Mack, Maserati, Matra, Maybach, Mazda, MCC, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Merkur, MG, MINI, Mitsubishi, Morris
  • N: Nash, Nissan, Noble, NSU
  • O: Oldsmobile, Opel
  • P: Packard, Pagani, Panoz, Perodua, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Power Wagon, Proton
  • R: Rambler, Renault, Rickman, Rolls Royce, Rover
  • S: Saab, Saleen, Saturn, Scion, Seat, Shelby, Skoda, Sterling, Studebaker, Subaru, Sunbeam, Suzuki
  • T: Talbot, Tesla, Toyota,Triumph
  • V: Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo
  • W: Willys
  • Y: Yugo

 

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