Household names as McLaren, Lamborghini, and Bugatti have become synonymous with supercars, and rightly so. These icons of technical prowess repeatedly set new benchmarks in all areas of the industry. But now, a growing number of boutique builders are stepping up and creating their own automotive machinations—each presenting boundary-breaking design, engineering, and performance. Here are a few examples in the seven-figure price range that are a must-have for avid automobile enthusiasts. If they can afford them, of course.
The Boreas Hypercar boasts a 7-speed automated manual transmission, which allows it to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 236 mph. It took a total of 10 years in development and is currently a one-off, although 12 individually designed successors are planned for production in January.
Courtesy ofItaldesign Automobili Speciali, this arrow-like automobile was presented to the United States market at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 20. With a starting price of £1.7 million, it carries a 610 hp, 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V-10 engine (with 413 ft lbs of torque) mated with a paddle-shift-activated dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox.
Based in the United Arab Emirates, W Motors debuted the Fenyr SuperSport in 2015 at the Dubai International Motors Show. The carbon-fiber beast boasts a tubular aluminum chassis, fangs in the form of a 4-liter twin-turbo flat-6 engine (built by Germany’s RUF Automobile) that nets 900 hp and 885 ft lbs of torque. The car clocks zero to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds and can cruise at up to 249 mph. Only 25 examples are planned per year, each one priced at approximately $1.85 million.
Debuted at the Qatar Motor Show in 2013, this ground-breaking coupe boasts diamond-encrusted headlights, reverse-dihedral doors, holographic instrumentation, and gold-stitched seats. The Lykan accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and can give chase at up to 240 mph thanks to its 780 hp, 3.7-liter flat-6 engine (producing 708 ft lbs of torque). Its performance characteristics, along with a distinct body design and a price tag of $3.4 million, earned it a starring role in the 2015 film Furious 7. Only seven bespoke examples are planned for production.