When you're ridiculously wealthy a regular old supercar just won't do. How do you keep up with Joneses when the Joneses have 1,000 hp? Here are the ten hypercars Jalopnik readers think will be the most collectible.
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10.) Ferrari F40
Suggested By: Rayvey Mayvey Slurpee
What makes it a future collector's item: Everybody likes the F40. It was a no-holds-barred street fighter at a time when certain other cars it competed against (from Stuttgart) had more computers on board than an apollo moon rocket. It has the distinction of being the last prancing horse from Maranello personally overseen by Mr. Ferrari himself, and for a time was the world's fastest. Racing versions were successful, finishing third in competition debut at Laguna Seca in 1989.
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9.) Bugatti EB110
Suggested By: Kenny Starr
What makes it a future collector's item: Forget the Veyron. With all of its special editions and limited runs of cars, there's no doubt that there are a couple hundred out there. The EB110 is a rarer bird: only 139 were produced between 1991 and 1995. They came with quad-turbo V12s and looked like they belonged in an episode of Battlestar Galactica. Michael Schumacher owned one, and in 1996 Phil Hill's son Derek drove one at the 24 Hours of Daytona. They are the embodiment of early 90's excess, and for the hypercar collector, have far more panache than the nearly ubiquitous Veyron.
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8.) Dauer 962 Le Mans
Suggested By: jhoff
What makes it a future collector's item: Little more than a racing 962 with a second seat and leather-trimmed interior, the Dauer 962 is what happens when Porsche decides to exploit the loopholes in Le Mans regulations. Their 962 race car had been neutered by the ACO, so Porsche got together with Dauer to make some road-going examples and race them in the new Grand Tourer class. They won. And some lucky souls got to take home these awesome cars and keep them in their garages. They've got Porsche's flat six in back coupled to a racing five-speed transmission for 730 horsepower, and some of them even have DVD screens on the cockpit for long drives.
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7.) Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Suggested By: LanEvo
What makes it a future collector's item: There are 20 coupes and six convertible versions of the CLK GTR in the world. One of them lives at the Mercedes-Benz factory, and another (the only right-hand drive example) with the Sultan of Brunei. Of the remaining 24 cars, if you work really hard and make a lot of money, one of them could be yours one day. Mercedes was nice — they covered the racing interior of the car with a dead cow and put storage lockers in the underside of the gigantic upward-swinging doors. Air conditioning was also offered.
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6.) Jaguar XJ220
Suggested By: LanEvo
What makes it a future collector's item: Assuming any XJ220s survive the next 40 years, the super-Jag will be one of the classics. Sure, it was supposed to have a V12 coupled to an all-wheel drive system, but ended up in customer's garages with a twin-turbo V6 powering only the rear wheels, but some would call that a plus. The XJ220 ended up with 542 horses under its mid-mounted hood, which was more than the V12 would have made. 281 examples of the seven-foot-wide car were made, so if your garage is big enough, it's one to look out for.
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5.) Mega Track
Suggested By: Bonhomme7h2
What makes it a future collector's item: Who wouldn't want one of these things? The Mega Track is one of the coolest hypercars to come out of the mid-1990's. It's got a Mercedes-Benz six-liter V12 mounted in the middle, turning out somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 horsepower, and there are only five in the world. But its real party piece is eight inches of ground clearance! And when that's not enough, it can be raised to a mind-boggling 13 inches! You can drive the Mega Track anywhere, very fast.
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4.) Koenigsegg CCX
Suggested By: Reptar
What makes it a future collector's item: The Koenigsegg CCR was cool, but the CCX is even better. It's the first car from the furious Swedes that is powered by their own engine (which produces 806 horsepower from its twin-supercharged V8) and for a time held the honor of being the fastest car around the Top Gear test track. It's also environmentally friendly: the CCX can run on biofuels, and gets even more power than when it's fed traditional gasoline.
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3.) Maserati MC12
Suggested By: Honda Hooning Daily Driver
What makes it a future collector's item: The MC12 is what happens when you take an Enzo and send it to finishing school. While its Ferrari cousin is attractive in sort of a "what the hell is that thing" kind of way, the Maserati is just straight-up beautiful. It looks properly dramatic, with its low-slung front end and gigantic wing at the back. It was also designed to go racing, where it has proven to be quite competitive. But don't try to parallel park your street version: it's longer and wider than a Hummer H2 and has no rear window.
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2.) Aston Martin One-77
Suggested By: Spiegelatinous Orb
What makes it a future collector's item: If in 40 years you can lay your hands on one of the 77 examples of this magnificent car, consider yourself very lucky. Its 7.3-liter V12 produces 750 horsepower, and hustles the 3,600 pound car from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. It looks like nothing else (a minor surprise, coming from modern-day Aston Martin) and certainly drives like nothing else either.
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1.) McLaren F1 LM
Suggested By: Shane Elliott
What makes it a future collector's item: What hasn't already been said about the McLaren F1 LM? It's the road-legal version of the full-on racing GTR. There are five of them in the world, plus one prototype. If the regular F1 isn't nuts enough for you, the LM is lower, stiffer and lighter than the regular car. All but two of the cars are retina-searing Papaya orange. The two others are black with orange graphics, and belong to the Sultan of Brunei. The car is outstandingly insane, and is sure to only go up in value.
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