2 May 2007

What Do You Want in Your Collection?

The top answer was the Ford GT with 39 percent of total votes! With 205 mph and 550 hp, some of you must like speed (for even more speed, read on)! The GT first graced our roads in 2004 as a 2005 model. Only 4,200 GT’s were produced for 2005-06 model run. The MSRP on the GT is $155,000-$169,000 depending on options added. While not as expensive or ritzy as other models, it is definitely the one to have if you want to “open it up” on a highway. (Not that we’re suggesting this, mind you…)

The Enzo Ferrari was 2nd, at 19 percent. Named after the owner, this V-12 supercar will run 651 hp. Using Formula One technology including a carbon-fiber body, only 400 were produced between 2002 and ‘04. The Enzo uses semi-automatic transmission – meaning no clutch. If you aren’t on the Forbe’s 100 list, you probably won’t be getting one soon. Base price was $643,330 on this hot Italian model. The speed demon can reach 60 mph in just 3.14 seconds.

Coming in tied at third and fourth at 15 percent were the McLaren F1 and the Bugatti Veyron. When McLaren won 15 of 16 Formula One races in 1988, the company decided it wanted to venture past racing vehicles. The F1 was built with a central driver’s seat, and an option of two seats on either side. The beauty came standard with lush appointments like a specially designed lightweight stereo, custom-fitted luggage and a full tool box, just in case McLaren mechanics needed to do remote work on a customer’s car. The F1 also carried a modem, which sent data directly to McLaren. Only 100 cars were made specifically for the public. It runs 0-60 in 3.4 seconds – often compared to the Enzo – and was a pretty penny at $970,000.

The Bugatti Veyron is a testament to the supercar. Claimed as the fastest street-legal car in the world, it can reach top numbers at 253.2 mph. It’s also the second model with a 16-cylinder engine (first model made was the Cizeta Moroder V16T). The Veyron was named after French racecar driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans race in 1939 for Bugatti. With a dual clutch computer-controlled manual tranny, it has 7 gears. An interesting fact is that the car has a total of 10 radiators! The Veyron is said to reach 62 mph in 2.5 seconds.

I think we have all the cars we’d want in the next Fast and the Furious movie. Now, on to production! Don’t forget to take this month’s poll: If you could add just one of these unusual collectibles to your collection which would it be?


1 Reader Comment

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    Whynot65 Here January 15, 2015 at 22:34
    Ford GT over an Enzo or Mac F1? GIve me a break! Someone bussed in a truckload of FGT owners and committed massive voter fraud. Nice car but should never be discussed in the same sentence as an Enzo or F1 sorry.

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