10 Most Elite and Rare Supercars in the World

14th February 2023

Supercars are often associated with luxury and exclusivity, and owning one is a dream for many car enthusiasts. But why do manufacturers even make rare supercars? The answer is simple: to create a sense of scarcity and to offer something unique and special to a select group of buyers. These cars are often limited in production, with only a handful being made, making them highly sought after and valuable.

The range of rare supercar production can vary greatly, with some models being produced in the low double digits, while others are limited to just a few units. Regardless of the production numbers, these exclusive vehicles are often hand-built with the finest materials and the latest technology, making them not only works of art but also statement pieces. In this blog, we’ll look at 10 of the world’s most elite and rare supercars.

Remember that there may be other rare hypercars not mentioned here, but these 10 are the most well-known and luxurious in the world, and well worth knowing about.

Mclaren P1 GTR

10. Mclaren P1 GTR

Produced: 58 (40 Road Legals)

Release Year: 2015

The McLaren P1 GTR is a limited-edition supercar produced by McLaren Automotive. Its performance is nothing short of extraordinary, with a power output of 986 bhp from its hybrid powertrain. The car features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine combined with an electric motor, giving it lightning-fast acceleration, with a 0-60 mph time of just 2.4 seconds.

The P1 GTR is a highly in-demand vehicle, with only 58 examples produced, making it one of the rarest hypercars in the world. Its track-focused design, advanced technology, and limited availability make it a truly unique and coveted possession for car enthusiasts and collectors alike. The P1 GTR is truly a masterpiece of automotive engineering and design, combining cutting-edge technology with timeless style and raw performance.

Bugatti Divo

9. Bugatti Divo

Produced: 40

Release Year: 2019

The Bugatti Divo is named in honor of the French race car driver, Albert Divo, who was successful in the 1920s while competing for Bugatti, taking home two victories at the Targa Florio race.

The Bugatti Divo boasts aerodynamic design features, such as a wide rear wing, a NACA duct on the roof, a large front chin spoiler, and optimized side skirts, to enhance its track performance. The interior of the Divo is similar to the Chiron, but lighter, with the use of carbon-fiber trim.

At the heart of the Bugatti Divo lies an 8.0-liter W-16 engine, equipped with four turbochargers, which produces an impressive 1500 horsepower. The seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission transmits this power to all four wheels, enabling the Divo to reach 62 mph in just 2.4 seconds and attain a cornering force of 1.6 g’s.

F1rst Motors was once home to three of the rare Bugatti Divos. We were fortunate enough to have sold two of these limited-edition supercars to lucky buyers. Now, there is just one of the 40 total Divos available in the showroom.

Ferrari 250 GTO

8. Ferrari 250 gto

Produced: 36

Release Year: 1962

The Ferrari 250 GTO is a classic Italian sports car that was produced from 1962 to 1964. This car is widely regarded as one of the greatest Ferraris ever made and is one of the most sought-after classic cars in the world. The 250 GTO was designed as a competition car and was used by Ferrari in several motorsport events, including the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 250 GTO was powered by a 3.0-liter V12 engine that produced over 300 horsepower, making it one of the fastest cars of its time. The car was also equipped with a lightweight body, advanced aerodynamics, and a high-performance suspension system, which made it a true driver’s car.

Price chart of Ferrari 255 GTO

Scatter plot of Ferrari 250 GTO price history – Wikipedia

On the inside, the 250 GTO featured a minimalist design that was focused on performance, with a small but functional cockpit and basic instrumentation. Today, the Ferrari 250 GTO is considered a collector’s item, with only 36 units produced and values reaching over $70 million for some examples.

Mercedes Benz-CLK GTR

7. Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR

Produced: 25

Release Year: 1997

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR is a race-inspired supercar that was produced in limited numbers by the German automaker. Developed specifically for the FIA GT Championship, this car was designed to deliver exceptional performance and handling on the track.

The CLK-GTR features a carbon fiber body, a powerful V12 engine, and advanced aerodynamics, making it one of the most capable racing machines of its time.

However, the CLK-GTR is not just a track-focused machine. With only 25 units produced, this car is one of the rarest and most exclusive supercars in the world. Its unique design and engineering, combined with its limited production run, make the CLK-GTR a sought-after collector’s item for car enthusiasts and enthusiasts alike. To this day, the CLK-GTR remains a symbol of Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to delivering high-performance vehicles that push the boundaries of speed and technology.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

6. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Produced: 20

Release Year: 2010

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, named after the atomic number of carbon, is a limited edition sports car produced by a renowned Italian automobile manufacturer. It made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, showcasing its high-performance capabilities and innovative use of carbon fiber in its construction.

The Sesto Elemento features Lamborghini’s 6-speed “e-gear” automated manual transmission and all-wheel-drive system. It is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine from the Gallardo Superleggera, producing 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) and 540 N⋅m (398 lb-ft) of torque.

The body, chassis, suspension, and drive shaft are made from carbon fiber, making the car lightweight and comparable in weight to a subcompact vehicle. This car was the first to use forged carbon fiber in the tub and suspension arms, a unique carbon composite developed by Lamborghini and the Callaway Golf Company.

Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

5. Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion

Produced: 20

Release Year: 1996

The Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion is a street-legal version of the Porsche 911 GT1 race car. The car was produced in limited numbers to meet homologation requirements for the GT1 racing class. It features a unique body style that combines elements of the 911 and the 962 race car, including a wide body, a low-slung silhouette, and a large rear wing.

The Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion is powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six engine that produces 544 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. It can reach a speed of 100 km/h (approximately 62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, thanks to its high-performance engine and lightweight design. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

The car’s performance is further enhanced by its advanced aerodynamics, lightweight construction, and track-tuned suspension. The Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion is a rare and highly sought-after collector’s item that is prized for its combination of high-performance engineering and Porsche heritage.

F1rst Motors proudly has sold the Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion for over $15 million.

Ferrari J50

4. Ferrari J50

Produced: 10

Release Year: 2016

The Ferrari J50 is a limited edition supercar produced by the Italian automaker, Ferrari. It was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan and was produced in just 10 units, making it one of the rarest Ferraris ever produced. The J50 is based on the 488 Spider and features a unique design that sets it apart from other Ferraris.

Under the hood, the J50 is powered by a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine that produces 690 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system, allowing the J50 to go from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of over 200 mph.

The car features lightweight carbon fiber body panels and an aerodynamic design that helps it achieve its high-performance capabilities. Additionally, the J50 comes with a unique interior that includes exclusive materials and bespoke design elements that are tailored to each individual buyer. The price of the Ferrari J50 was approximately $2.5 million when it was released.

Bugatti Centodieci

3. Bugatti Centodieci

Produced: 10

Release Year: 2022

The Bugatti Centodieci is a limited-edition sports car that pays tribute to the Bugatti EB110 and marks the brand’s 110th birthday. Weighing 20 kg less than the Bugatti Chiron, the Centodieci is powered by an 8,000 cc, quad-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,176 kW of power. The car is one of the rarest on the market, with only 10 units being made and each selling for a hefty €9 million price tag.

The Centodieci is capable of reaching 0-100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6.1 seconds, and 0-300 km/h in 13.1 seconds. The top speed of the car is limited to 380 km/h, and it weighs about 1,976 kg.

  Lamborghini Veneno

2. Lamborghini Veneno

Produced: 9

Release Year: 2013

The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited-edition supercar that was produced to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. This rare and exotic car was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013 and immediately caught the attention of car enthusiasts around the world. With its aggressive design, advanced technology, and top-of-the-line performance, the Veneno quickly became one of the most sought-after supercars of all time.

The Veneno is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces an impressive 750 horsepower, allowing it to reach top speeds of 220 mph.

In the Veneno, carbon fiber is used extensively throughout the car, from the bodywork to the chassis to the suspension components. This results in a vehicle that is not only aesthetically stunning but also incredibly lightweight and aerodynamic. The use of carbon fiber helps to reduce the overall weight of the Veneno, which in turn improves its performance and handling. Additionally, the carbon fiber bodywork provides a high level of structural rigidity, which helps to keep the car stable and responsive at high speeds.

With just 9 units produced and a price tag of over $8 million, the Lamborghini Veneno is one of the rarest and most exclusive supercars in the world.

Interesting Fact: The name of the Lamborghini Veneno was inspired by one of the strongest and fastest fighting bulls in history, which was known for its agility and power.

koenigsegg one:1

1. Koenigsegg One:1

Produced: 6

Release Year: 2014

The luxury car manufacturer Koenigsegg introduced the Koenigsegg One:1 in 2014. The name of the car refers to its power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower per kilogram. This exclusive and limited edition supercar saw only six units produced.

The Koenigsegg One:1 is capable of reaching high speeds, with a top speed of over 270 mph. This feat is due to the car’s advanced powertrain, consisting of a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine and a lightweight carbon fiber body. The One:1 also boasts innovative aerodynamics and state-of-the-art suspension technology, resulting in a car that handles like a race car.

The Koenigsegg One:1 is one of the rarest cars in the world with only six units produced, making it a highly sought-after collector’s item for those in the market for exclusive and luxury automobiles.