For most products, there are the kinds which are simply sufficient. Some may even be considered quality. Still more, there are the brands that take the leap from quality to outright luxurious.
Yet, even in the world of luxury, there are certain products available only to the super-rich. These are products of world-class performance, materials, and formation.
In the automotive world, this is where the performance supercars and vintage classics come in. Even amongst this select group is another on a level of exclusivity all on its own–one of the rarest cars in the world.
This consists of truly world-class machines which will generate envy in all car lovers and collectors of any financial means. We’re talking about machines renowned for their absolutely premium fabrication, where attention to detail in strewn into every fibre of their construction.
Here’s a list showing just some of these world-class machines.
5. A Modern Classic of the Rarest Cars in the World–The 1993-1998 McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 is the first of many vehicles on this list of the rarest cars in the world that you’d hear coming long before you actually see it.
This is a vehicle that was inspired by the construction and success of the McLaren company’s incredible 1988 Formula 1 season. Their MP4/4 race car that was built on a carbon fibre chassis won 15 out of 16 races during that season.
It was this kind of performance the McLaren company wanted to bring to the road in the coming years.
In 1992 production began on what would become an icon of modern supercars–the McLaren F1.
Although McLaren didn’t set out to produce a car that would break speed records, this is exactly what it did. Previous to it coming along, the Jaguar XJ220 held the record for a production car at 217 mph/349 kph. In 1993, a McLaren F1 hit 231 mph/372 kph at the Nardo ring in Italy.
This wasn’t the last time it would break a speed record, however. In 1998 driver and Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace set out on Volkswagen’s 5.4 mile/8.7 kilometre straight.
On his second run he hit just under 243 mph/391 kph.
In addition to its performance legacy, it’s also an incredibly rare vehicle. The fact that only 106 McLarens were made makes this a truly exclusive supercar.
4. The Lamborghini Veneno
Another of the most iconic names in the supercar world is Lamborghini. No list would be complete without making mention of their contributions to hyper-exclusive performance cars.
At the top of their own list of such vehicles comes the Lamborghini Veneno. This mean machine was conceptualized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini company.
The idea behind this build was to form a racing prototype that could actually be taken onto the road.
To make that happen, Lamborghini endowed the Veneno with a screaming 740 hp, 6.5-litre V-12 engine.
Just how rare is this vehicle? Of the five coupé versions built, only three were publicly sold. And only nine of the roadsters were produced.
3. A Classic of the Rarest Cars in the World–The Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spyder
Next on this list is a car bearing the name and symbol of one of the most influential manufacturers of luxury supercars in history.
Since the late 1940s, Ferrari supercars have been some of the most recognizable, powerful, and sought after to exist.
Perhaps right at the top of this list is the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spyder. This is a car universally renowned for its stunning craftsmanship, incredible performance and handling, and yes, extreme rarity.
Donned with a 3.0L V-12 engine, this classic supercar could crank out 280 hp. The sought after nature of this specific vehicle combined with its rarity–less than 30 of this specific model were built–make it truly one of the most spectacular vehicles ever produced.
2. A Departure From the Brand’s Norm–The Maybach Exelero
Maybach is a brand that inspires you to picture hyper-luxurious, top-of-the-line stretched out sedans with cutting-edge components.
These cars are built for the ultimate executive.
Yet, in 2005, at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany, Maybach departed from its norm, even if only ever so briefly.
This year they unveiled the Maybach Exelero, a performance sports car inspired by its historical predecessor of the 1930s.
The Exelero contains a twin-turbo V-12 engine capable of reaching speeds of up to 218 mph/351 kph.
The next step for this vehicle could only be extinction, as the Exelero released in Berlin in 2005 was the only one ever made.
1. A Vehicle That Can’t Get Any Rarer–The 2006 Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina
The name of this immensely rare supercar is somewhat confusing in that it bears the name of both performance car manufacturer Ferrari as well as the Italian design studio Pininfarina.
Pininfarina actually had already collaborated with Ferrari to design many of their already famous builds. Yet, they wanted to experiment with a bit more freedom of creativity in building a supercar.
To do so, they were looking for a wealthy car-lover whom they could collaborate with to commission this project. They found the perfect fit in American film producer, James Glickenhaus.
Since he wished to build to be based on the already-iconic Ferrari Enzo, he purchased the last remaining unsold one of these. Immediately he sent it to Pininfarina’s engineers to get to work.
The result was released at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2006–the truly unique Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina. This vehicle is of Pininfarina’s design, yet based off of an iconic Ferrari build, thus the name.
You truly cannot get any rarer than this vehicle, as the one built for James Glickenhaus–which he still owns and plans on keeping in the family–is the only one in existence.
The Highest-Quality Vehicles Necessitate the Highest-Quality Care
While there are many dozen more vehicles that could make the list of the rarest cars in the world, the above candidates are all iconic vehicles that should make up any such list. These vehicles are both masterfully crafted and sparsely produced.
If you’re an individual who drives a vehicle of a similar brand to any of the above rarest cars in the world, no doubt you take great pride in your performance machine.
Likely you keep it meticulously serviced and maintained so it can continue to offer you its maximum performance capabilities.
To perform this service and maintenance, even a brilliant mechanic won’t suffice. You want someone who himself is intimately acquainted with these types of vehicles and takes as much pride in them as you do.
If this is the type of expert service you’d like for your exotic car, get in touch with us for any questions you may have. We’d be happy to prove our knowledge and expertise to you.