The RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale auction happened last week, and on the docket were some cars that nobody could ignore.
Forbes describes them as “poster-worthy legends” that combine “impressive performance, extremely low production numbers, and bold styling in a way that very few other vehicles can”.
That’s a tall order for a car.
And not just one car got this high praise, because three of them made the cut.
Let’s see what all the fuss is about:
2019 McLaren Senna
When I first saw it, I thought it was Transformer.
McLaren took a risk by naming their car after Ayrton Senna, one of the best and most legendary racing drivers of all time, but the machine they created is so good that it more than lives up to its name. The Senna is an absolute masterpiece of a supercar with the breathtaking performance numbers to match. The car’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 produces 789 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
The design is pretty bold. You’d only drive this if you want to be seen.
Bidding reached a cool $1 million, but the seller turned down the offer.
I guess that’s two incredible supercars sold, and one that was on sale, but the offer was turned down. You get the point.
1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo
I’m not wild about the colour, but the specs are pretty impressive, despite its age.
Performance is respectable and even compares favorably against fast cars from today. The twin-turbo V-8 produced 650 horsepower and 649 lb-ft of torque when the car was new, which should be good enough to push the W8 to 60 mph from a standstill in just over 4 seconds.
It’s still purple, which would have put off some.
The car sold for $720 000 on auction.
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
Even I can’t deny that this is a good-looking car. Out of the three supercars listed here, it’s hands down the most beautiful.
The Miura is regarded by many people as the most beautiful Lamborghini ever made, and it’s easy to see why. Most of the Italian automaker’s cars are designed with sharp angles and hard lines today, but back in the 70’s the company’s designs were filled with curvy sheet metal and flowing lines. Power comes from a V-12 engine that made around 380 hp when it was new in 1971. Only 764 of the cars were produced over its seven-year run, making them extremely desirable.
Yeah, I can see the appeal. This one was sold to a private collector for $1,391 million.
If you’re one of the lucky folks who managed to snap up one of these supercars, congrats.
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