The Petersen Automotive Museum’s new “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme” two-part exhibit will rotate 30 of the most powerful hypercars together under the same roof. These top 10 models are among those on display now.
2008 BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4
ENGINE: Turbocharged 8-liter W-16
TOP SPEED: 253 mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.5 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 450
PRICE: $1.1 million
Often considered the world’s first hypercar, the Bugatti Veyron was the fastest production car in the world when released in 2005, fulfilling Ferdinand Piëch’s quest to create the ultimate supercar. The Veyron 16.4 combines distinctive Bugatti style with the innovative W-engine configuration first explored in the record-breaking 2001 Volkswagen W-12 Nardo concept car. Rather than encumber the Veyron with superfluous details, designer Jozef Kaban gave the vehicle an understated but elegant design intended to evoke an aura of distinction.
2018 KOENIGSEGG AGERA FE “THOR”
ENGINE: Turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8
TOP SPEED: 284.55 mph (Agera RS)
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.8 seconds (Agera R)
NUMBER BUILT: 2 (Agera FE)
In 2005 Swedish hypercar company Koenigsegg introduced the CCR, the first road car to beat the 1998 world speed record set by the McLaren F1. The first turbocharged Koenigsegg, the Agera was introduced in 2010 and set five world speed records throughout its eight year production run. This Agera, named “Thor,” is the second of two special “final edition” models, representing the last two Ageras built. In addition to the Agera’s standard active aerodynamics, Thor features a central shark fin and a bespoke two-tone, carbon-fiber construction with a diamond-flake paint scheme.
2021 KOENIGSEGG REGERA “HONEY”
ENGINE: Turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 + 3 electric motors
TOP SPEED: N/A
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: N/A
NUMBER BUILT: 80 (planned)
In 2005 Swedish hypercar company Koenigsegg introduced the CCR, the first road car to beat the 1998 world speed record set by the McLaren F1. Building on their history of offering high-performance, record-setting hypercars, the company debuted the Regera in 2021. Called a “megacar” by the company, the Regera combines extreme luxury with extreme performance. This unique Regera is named “Honey,” after a song by Sebastian von Koenigsegg, and it features a clear-coat finish mixed with crushed diamonds. It is also one of the first hypercars to be sold with an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) attached to it.
DEVEL SIXTEEN V-8 PROTOTYPE
ENGINE: Turbocharged 6.2-liter V-8
TOP SPEED: 285 mph (planned V-8)
HORSEPOWER: 2,000 (planned V-8)
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.4 seconds (planned V-8)
NUMBER BUILT: 4 (Devel Sixteen prototypes)
PRICE: $1.6 million (V-8)Car body paragraph
Unveiled at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the Devel Sixteen is the first vehicle introduced by United Arab Emirates-based Devel Motors. Production plans call for three different versions of the car, two which feature V-16 engines and one, like this prototype, which features a V-8. The engine in the most powerful of the eventual production cars is expected to be capable of generating an astounding 5,000 horsepower. The exterior of the Devel was designed to resemble a jet fighter plane.
2022 HENNESSEY VENOM F5
ENGINE: Turbocharged 6.6-liter V-8
TOP SPEED: 311 (est.)
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.6 seconds (est.)
NUMBER BUILT: 24
PRICE: $2.1 million
Built to break the 300-miles-per-hour production car speed record and compete with hypercars by Bugatti and Koenigsegg, the Venom F5 is the first car designed and constructed entirely by Hennessey Performance Engineering. The company, which has offered performance upgrades for cars like the Dodge Viper since 1991, translated its experience with high-performance tuning into producing the Venom F5’s “Fury” engine. Capable of over 2,000 horsepower in dynamometer tests, the engine reaches peak output at 8,000 RPM and features 3-D printed titanium parts and large turbochargers.
2017 FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA
ENGINE: 6.3-liter V-12 + 1 electric motor
TOP SPEED: 218+ mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: <3 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 210
PRICE: $2.1 million+ (est.)
The LaFerrari was introduced in 2013 as the most powerful Ferrari ever built. Propelled by both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, regulated by an HY-KERS system inspired by Ferrari Formula 1 cars, it was also the first hybrid Ferrari road car. Uniquely, the seats are integrated into the chassis rather than bolted onto the platform, lowering overall weight and improving handling. The limited- edition Aperta (Italian for “open”) LaFerrari honors the company’s 70th anniversary and features slightly redesigned aerodynamics to accommodate its open-top body style.
2019 NIO EP9
ENGINE: 4 electric motors
TOP SPEED: 195 mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.7 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 16
PRICE: $1.48 million
The EP9 was the first car released by NIO after the brand was formed by Chinese automotive manufacturer NextEV in 2014. Allowing it to achieve extremely high speeds while generating high downforce, the EP9 is powered by four electric motors with four individual gearboxes and features aerodynamic carbon-fiber bodywork. According to NIO, the EP9’s battery packs, located on either side of the vehicle, can be charged in as little as 45 minutes. Though built for track use, the EP9 is intended to showcase the technology NIO seeks to use in a line of road-going consumer vehicles.
2020 MCLAREN SPEEDTAIL
ENGINE: Turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 + 1 electric motor
TOP SPEED: 250 mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 3.0 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 106
PRICE: $2.24 million
Inspired by McLaren’s seminal F1, the Speedtail was released in 2018 as the fastest and most aerodynamically efficient McLaren road car. The Speedtail includes a number of innovative aerodynamic features, such as static carbon-fiber wheel covers, cameras instead of side mirrors, and hydraulic elements that bend the carbon-fiber bodywork at the rear of the car to create a seamless rear wing. Each one of the 106 Speedtails produced was designed to have a completely unique appearance incorporating a range of luxury materials and custom finishes.
2015 RIMAC CONCEPT_ONE
ENGINE: 4 electric motors
TOP SPEED: 221 mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.6 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 8
PRICE: $1.2 million
Introduced at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, the all-electric Concept_One was the first car produced by Rimac Automobili of Croatia. A platform for Rimac’s unique electric drive technology, the Concept_One features advanced systems such as all-wheel torque vectoring, which uses data from sensors on the car to adjust the torque output of each of the four motors individually as it is being driven, giving the Concept_One better grip than conventional vehicles. This example, the first production Concept_One built by Rimac, is regarded as the world’s first fully electric hypercar.
2016 PAGANI HUAYRA HERMÈS EDITION
ENGINE: Turbocharged 6.0-liter Mercedes-AMG V-12
TOP SPEED: 230 mph
0-62 MPH ACCELERATION: 2.8 seconds
NUMBER BUILT: 100 (total Huayras)
PRICE: $1.4 million (Huayra)
The Huayra, released in 2011, was the first Pagani to be approved for global sale. The Huayra includes an active aerodynamic system in which wings on all sides of the car activate or deactivate based on driving conditions. Its exotically styled body, built from a special carbon fiber‐titanium composite, was inspired by air and wind. Demonstrating the high degree of personalization afforded to hypercar buyers, the owner of this Pagani Huayra collaborated with French luxury fashion house Hermès to develop a unique design for the vehicle.