American Automobile Association (AAA)

The American Automobile Association is a federation of motor clubs throughout North America. AAA is a non-profit member service organization; with 55.6 million members in the United States and Canada.

AAA (the American Automobile Association, Inc.) is a federation of affiliated automobile clubs. Each AAA club is an independent, not-for-profit organization, chartered and incorporated in its own state and controlled by its own Board of Directors. In order to be affiliated with AAA, each club agrees to provide certain standard services to its own members, as well as members of other AAA clubs. The individual club owns the territory in which it resides, and membership is based on residence. Exact dues and services will vary slightly between clubs.

AAA/CAA is an association of regional clubs and your local AAA/CAA club is best equipped to provide you with the products or services you need.

AAA Benefits for International Members Traveling to the United States


If visiting for 90 days or less, you are entitled to BASIC Emergency Roadside Assistance. Follow this link for more details on BASIC Emergency Roadside Assistance. With AAA, the membership cardholder is covered for emergency road service, not the car. Recreation vehicles (RVs) and motorcycles are not covered by these BASIC road services.


The phone number for AAA’s Emergency Road Service is 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) within the U.S. or Canada only. Your service call will be routed to the appropriate territory based on where the call is coming from where you are located. You must have your current home club membership card with you at all times in order to obtain services from AAA.

The phone numbers of AAA and CAA offices are published in U.S. phone books. Call the office listed for directions on the closest office to your location.


AAA paper maps, AAA TourBooks, and AAA Travel products, services and accessories are available for purchase in AAA Club offices for FIA or GMA member clubs.


Contact your home club to inquire about access to AAA online travel tools, including TripTik® Travel Planner which includes digital maps, personalized itineraries and all the content of AAA’s TourBooks®, as well as car and hotel reservations.

European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)

ACEA represents Europe’s car, van, truck and bus manufacturers.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers.

ACEA works with a variety of institutional, non-governmental, research and civil society partners – as well as with a number of industry associations with related interests.

ACEA has permanent cooperation with the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), which is the industry body for collaborative research and development.

ACEA has close relations with the 29 national automobile manufacturers’ associations in Europe, and maintains a dialogue on international issues with automobile associations around the world.

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European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR)

This website presents the European automotive industry perspectives on the need for research in light of future challenges based on a vision of products and services for the transport of people and goods on the road network which provide improved safety, energy-efficiency, environmental compatibility and affordability.

This website also presents the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) as the European body for collaborative automotive and road transport R&D. EUCAR is an industrial association owned by its members, which are the 14 major European manufacturers of cars, trucks and buses.

EUCAR and its member companies acknowledge the importance of the research work partly funded through national institutions within the EU and through the Framework Programs of the European Commission in which the automotive manufacturers have played a key role from the outset. Over the coming years the industry foresees the need for an even greater level of collaboration and commitment of key players in order to meet the ever-increasing challenges of providing efficient, safe, environmentally friendly, diverse and affordable mobility and transport in a world faced with scarcity of resources such as fossil fuels and raw materials.

EUCAR is the European Council for Automotive R&D of the major European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers. EUCAR facilitates and coordinates pre-competitive research and development projects and its members participate in a wide range of collaborative European R&D programmes. The European automobile manufacturers are the largest private investors in R&D in Europe with over €32 billion investment per annum, or 4% of turnover. EUCAR members are BMW, DAF, Daimler, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, Ford of Europe, GM/Opel, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group. EUCAR is closely connected to ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

EUCAR Office
Avenue des Nerviens 85
1040 Brussels

Phone: +32 – 2 – 73 87 – 352

Fax: +32 – 2 – 73 87 – 312

Bluewater Performance

Audi, BMW and VW Repair in Denver

Quality VW, BMW and Audi service is hard to come by. Bluewater Performance in Denver, Colorado is dedicated to providing our customers with the best and most personable service around for your VW and Audi. Repair and maintenance can be extremely expensive at dealerships.

We provide customers with the same quality service as the dealerships for less, utilizing the same OEM parts. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction, and offer anything from general maintenance to aftermarket performance upgrades, such as custom turbo installs/builds. We also manufacture aftermarket components for the industry and are a wholesale APR tuning equipment distributor for the Denver area.

Bluewater Performance can help you with anything from routine maintenance to performance modifications for your car. We pride ourselves in quality work and focus solely on Volkswagen and Audi, so we know your car better than any general auto repair shop.

Bluewater Performance was built, for the most part, thanks to active enthusiasts throughout the community. Our customers/supporters are a major reason for the rapid growth of the company, and we thank everyone for the great referrals and look forward to constantly offering better products and service for your vehicles. To provide you with the best service possible, please see our calendar or call to set an appointment at 303.800.7193 to get all your Audi & Volkswagen repairs/performance upgrades.

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Cars of the Future

Interesting question: what will cars be like in the future?

When I first started driving, heaters, music and air con were only just starting to appear in top of the range models.

There was almost nothing electric unlike today where almost everything is electric.

Now they are talking about electric powered cars, self drive cars, self parking cars, hey, why do they need me?

Alexander Kalogianni looked at next 10 years..

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that doesn’t stop human beings from seeking to peer past the horizon. From trying to plot a course through years of academia to sorting out what’s for dinner, we’re always looking expectantly to the future.

One way to qualify the passage of time is through technology eras, each hallmarked by the progression of transportation — from steam engine to internal combustion, jet propulsion, and so on. This is why flying cars and robot-piloted taxis remain a staple in science fiction narratives. But putting the Jetsons aside for a moment, what’s actually in store for the automotive world in the next few years?

1 year out: 2017

Head’s up: the cars of the not-so-distant future are being made today. Automakers have been hard at work testing tech that will appear in the car of tomorrow for some time, and we’re seeing the results already. Ten years ago, cars with built-in Bluetooth, navigation, and parking sensors were the domain of top luxury vehicles. Now even the most affordable econo-box has these things, as options at the very least.

Next year, we can expect even more everyday technology features to come as standard equipment, notably online access. General Motors has been blazing a trail with its OnStar connectivity for decades, offering in-car connectivity for all sorts of services. This can now turn cars like the Chevrolet Camaro into a roving 4G LTE hotspot. Similarly, FCA and its vehicles access the interwebs through Uconnect for all their connectivity needs.

Connectivity is a major factor in making cars — our means of mobility — true mobile devices. Folks without factory installed systems can get on-board with third party services like Verizon’s Hum or Vinli’s OBDII port accessory. Throw in Apple Carplay and Android Auto which will be barreling towards ubiquity by 2017, and the world of connected apps you’ve come to rely on from your smartphone for will be available every time you get behind the wheel.

2 years out: 2018

Further along the foggy path of time, it’s clear that autonomous driving will be a part of our automotive existence. We have seen grand demonstrations from Audi of RS7 sedans lapping Formula 1 courses and driving 500 miles, but these still seem like projects for the far future. What about sooner? As is turns out, many autonomous functions have crept into our lives under the label of driver-assist features: things like lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and self-braking systems.

If we’ve got cars that can stop, steer, and accelerate independently already, why can’t we simply network these functions to work together? This thinking hasn’t escaped many automakers who are working on ways to do just that. Take Tesla’s autopilot system, which uses all these to operate semi-independently. Drivers still need to remain responsible behind the wheel, but it makes highway commutes easier, keeping within the chosen lane and monitoring the cars around with an array of sensors along the exterior.

Bosch has also demonstrated its ability to have all these systems communicate with its traffic jam assist technology. This system, with the help of a stereo video camera (to perceive depth the same way our two eyes allow), traffic jam assists makes the gridlock under 35 miles per hour slightly more bearable. Autonomous cars, where we push the power button, enter a destination, and then open the newspaper, will still be a challenge by 2018. But driver-assist technologies will make our cars feel like they drive themselves.

5 years out: 2021

In the year 2021, the Tokyo summer Olympics will be behind us, Sealabs will be run of the mill, and Johnny Mnemonic-style couriers who commune with cyber-dolphins will be daily business. Well, at least one of those things will be true, anyway.

Your car would sense the disabled one instantly, applying the brakes before you could even see the problem.

Even so, today’s new tech will be old hat by 2021. In car connectivity? In five years, the very idea of a car without a built-in internet connection should be as absurd as buying a laptop without Wi-Fi today. And you’ll speak to dumbfounded youths about songs coming on the “radio” while they remind you that cloud-based music libraries are available with a simple voice command. (You will not like this. You will lament the day music died — when Zayn Malik left One Direction to become Prime Minister.)
By 2021, the first production self-driving vehicle should be for sale. In 2014, Elon Musk said fully autonomous cars should be on the road in five to six years. And the folks at Ford, Google, and other companies have made similar projections. The challenge, of course, will be communicating to the other autonomous and human-piloted cars on the road.

Driver-assist features will have dramatically improved along with the connectivity, with plans for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, like that demonstrated by Ford. The ubiquity of networking will allow cars to sense each other, giving drivers an extended perception of what’s nearby. Say the car ahead of you suddenly swerves right to avoid another vehicle that stopped short. The swerving driver had an extra split-second to perceive the imminent danger and narrowly avoid the collision — you aren’t so lucky.

With a connected car network, your car would sense the disabled one instantly, applying the brakes before you could even see the problem. Ford takes the car’s awareness of its surroundings even further, experimenting with LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems allowing the car to “see” the world around it in real time. It’s sort of like how SONAR (SOund Navigation And Ranging) maps things with sound waves, only with light.

10 years out: 2026

What lies beyond? Short of the massive class schism predicted by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, cars should certainly still be around by 2026, but they will have certainly changed enormously. Automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz believe that in 10 years, fully autonomous driving will be sophisticated enough for regular use. Perhaps we’ll even have the legalities and moral quandaries of self-driving cars sorted out by then.

If so, cars will have to be accommodating for the hands-off moments. Volvo, heavily exploring self-driving car technology, is preparing for this eventuality with ideas like its Concept 26 design study. This demonstrates how a car’s cabin will be configured to change depending on the driving mode — kick back and relax, watch a film, or connect to the Internet and work in a mobile office.

This idea still seems fanciful today, despite the great leaps we’ve seen in recent years. Bosch’s vision of autonomous driving is more realistically rooted, believing that full autonomy will be relegated to highways, with drivers needing full control only around local streets.

Perhaps we will incorporate these ideas into one: Cars with the ability to drive and compute independently, but communicating through the cloud. These vehicles will “sense” which cars are on the highway — even the ones that aren’t in autopilot mode. Let’s face it: Many people will still be cruising along in old-school classics like our 2008 Mustangs. Cars of the self-driving era will keep an eye on those old clunkers thanks to myriad LiDAR sensors and small camera arrays.

And with such a set up, a fully autonomous highway system built to work with our current infrastructure doesn’t seem that far fetched. The future may be impossible to predict, but we’re the ones making it; it’s up to us to decide what we want to happen.

Except flying cars. We’re never getting those.

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up
By Alexander Kalogianni — January 12, 2016 3:00 AM

Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies

We are always interested in hearing what manufacturers have in the pipeline.

What clever technology will be making our cars safer, easier to handle and fun to drive.

Karl Brauer wen to the CES and the Detroit auto show and came away with these technologies

Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

Attending CES and the Detroit auto show over the past two weeks has my brain awash in future technology. Mercedes-Benz showed off its fully autonomous F015 Luxury in Motion concept car in Las Vegas, while Buick, Chevrolet , Hyundai, Infiniti and Volkswagen all had concepts sporting advanced features in Motown.

Many of these technologies are a ways off, but others are just around the corner, or even entering showrooms right now. The rate at which technology is changing personal transportation accelerates every year, which can make predicting the arrival of future car tech a dicey proposition.

Even more compelling is the increasing priority we’re seeing consumers place on automotive technology during their shopping process at Kelley Blue Book. This had me wondering — what automotive technologies will go from science fiction to commonplace in just the next 5 years. I’ve listed these below in an effort to identify the top 10 advanced car technologies we’ll see in showrooms by 2020.

1. Autonomous Vehicle — Let’s just get this one out of the way. Note I didn’t say fullyautonomous vehicle. Why? Because it will take more than 5 years before a car can drive anywhere, at all times, without human oversight. But by 2020 we’ll have cars capable of being fully autonomous in certain circumstances, most likely rural interstates with minimal variables (and no inclement weather). Think early days of cruise control.

2. Driver Override Systems — This relates to autonomous technology, but it’s different because it’s the car actively disregarding your commands and making its own decisions. We’ve already got cars that will stop if you fail to apply the brakes. But by 2020 cars will apply the brakes even if the driver has the gas pedal floored. The rapid increase in sensor technology will force a shift in priority, giving the car final say — not you.

3. Biometric Vehicle Access — The switch we’ve seen in recent years from keys to keyless entry and start will be followed by a switch to key-fob-less entry and start. You’ll be able to unlock and start your car without anything more than your fingerprint (or maybe your eyeball, but fingerprint readers are more likely than retina scanners). Sound a lot like the latest form of cell phone security? It should, because it’s exactly the same concept.

4. Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking — Insurance companies, and some state governments, are already talking about fees based on how many miles a person drives. By 2020 insurance companies will offer a reduced rate for drivers that agree to full tracking of their behavior. I’m hopeful this technology remains voluntary, but do I foresee a likely future where insurance companies will require comprehensive driver tracking? Sadly, yes.

5. Active Window Displays — Head-Up Display (HUD) technology has come a long way from the dim, washed out green digits some cars projected on their windshields 20 years ago. But as good as HUD is in 2015, by 2020 we’ll see active glass capable of displaying vibrant images. Imagine a navigation system that actually highlights the next turn (as seen from your perspective, through the windshield) as you approach it.

6. Remote Vehicle Shutdown — This technology already exists, with OnStar leveraging it regularly. In recent years the telematics company has shut down hundreds of stolen cars, ending police chases quickly and with little drama (though most drivers still don’t know it can be done, even drivers with OnStar…). By 2020 remote vehicle shutdown will enter the social consciousness, negatively impacting nightly news ratings everywhere.

7. Active Health MonitoringFord Motor F -0.15% Company has previewed the idea of seatbelt or steering wheel sensors that track vital statistics, though the rapid development of wearable technology means most cars will just wirelessly pair with these devices (think cell phone for your body). Combine this with basic autonomous technology and you’ve got a car that can pull over and call paramedics when the driver has a heart attack.

8. Four-Cylinder Supercar — Ford just showed an all-new GT supercar using a twin-turbo V6. While it may rub traditional performance enthusiasts the wrong way, a lightweight V6 making over 600 horsepower will offer world-beating performance, especially if it’s got a light, carbon-fiber body to pull around. By 2020 we’ll see the first full-fledged, 200-plus mph supercar with a four-cylinder engine (cubic inches be damned).

9. Smart/Personalized In-Car Marketing — You’re already getting Facebook, Twitter and Gmail ads based on your behavior. By 2020 the average car will be fully connected to the internet, meaning your vehicle will provide marketers with a powerful set of metrics to customize their message. Hopefully these will manifest as an opt-in feature, but get ready for personalized, location-based ads in your car’s display.

10. Reconfigurable Body Panels — The small SUV category is seeing increased demand these days, while truck sales grow by leaps and bounds. What if you could have both vehicle types in one car? Imagine an SUV with lightweight body panels and advanced motors that retract the roof and side glass into the lower body panels. Now throw in Chrysler minivan stow-and-go seat design and BAM! A truck and SUV in one vehicle. It could happen.

Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020
Karl Brauer
JAN 19, 2015 @ 04:00 AM

10 Most Expensive Cars in The World #1

According to, in 2015 the world’s most expensive car is a Koenigsegg CCXR by Swedish manufacturer Trevita worth a cool $4.8M.  Clearly not satisfied with only making the most expensive car, Koenigsegg also came in at number six with its One:1 worth a tidy $2.0M.

The list of Most Expensive Cars changes from year to year.

Dream wheels: The top ten most expensive cars in the world

The most expensive cars in the world are so much more than transportation. These rolling art pieces encapsulate the priorities of the one percent, and in that universe, flamboyance and swagger take precedence over practicality and efficiency. Lifestyle criticisms aside, these are truly mind-boggling machines, and we’d like to count down our favorites for you here.

For the sake of clarity, we’re categorizing recently made, road-legal production vehicles only — limited runs notwithstanding — and we’re leaving out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant per nameplate, so don’t expect 10 different iterations of the same Bugatti Veyron.

So whether your name is Buffet, Gates, Stark, or McDuck, these rides are for you — the most exorbitant people-carriers on the planet. They say money can’t buy happiness, but after viewing this list, you just might beg to differ.

10 Most Expensive Cars

1.) Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8M)


Koenigsegg makes its sophomore appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin? With no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t cheap.

For the Trevita, the Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond dust-impregnated resin. We can’t even fathom how much the touch up paint costs.

Underneath the lustrous finish lies a 4.8-liter, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 hp and 797 lb-ft, which means it should have little to no trouble overtaking semis on the freeway. The car’s specifications — in both performance and price — are nearly comical at this point, and just three were ever made.

2.) Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5M)


Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini chose for the modified Aventador you see above — translated from Italian of course — built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday. We can’t speak for the company’s motivations, but the name is fitting for a vehicle that looks so positively deadly, so undeniably venomous.

The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping $4.5 million.
The Veneno is fast, and that should come as no surprise. Its 6.5-liter V12 spins all the way up to 8,400 rpm to deliver 740 hp and 507 lb-ft, surging the car to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

3.) W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4M)


You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, where the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much focus is a testament to its magnetism.

TrueCar – Guaranteed Savings 300x250Let’s start with the styling, which includes jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and an interior ripped straight from science fiction. It looks like a pissed off armored car from the future, and its performance is right on par with its image. The Hypersport boasts a 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that yields 770 hp and 708 lb-ft.

It’s not just Dominic Toretto who benefits from this level of performance though, as the Abu Dhabi police force has drafted the Hypersport into patrol duty. Although it’s mainly used for marketing and public relations purposes, the high-flying stunner assures that the authorities can keep up with any baddie that tries to get cute on the freeway. Pedal to the floor, 0 to 62 mph is accomplished in just 2.8 seconds, and top speed is a downright scary 240 mph.

4.) Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron ($3.4M)


This list wouldn’t be complete without some version of the mighty Bugatti Veyron. We’re shining our spotlight on the the Mansory Vivere edition here, because not only is it one of the fastest cars in the world, it’s one of the most expensive.

Augmented by German witch doctors Mansory, the 1,200-hp Veyron starts out as a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, only to be adorned with a gorgeous carbon fiber body, a new spoiler package, upgraded LED lights, a rebuffed cabin, and a redesigned front grill. Further classifying the Veyron as a work of art, maps of historic race events like the Targa Florio are laser etched into the exterior and interior. Oh, and it can do 254 mph.

5.) Ferrari F60 America ($2.5M)


To celebrate Ferrari’s 60-year tenure in North America, the Italian brand built 10 examples of this stunning bombshell. Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the F60 is undeniably patriotic as it wears a Stars and Stripes color scheme, American flag seat inserts, and classic racing livery all around. Better yet, you can experience the glory with the top down, as the F60 equips a lightweight fabric top that can be operated at speeds up to 75 mph.

The supercar is mechanically identical to the F12, but the Berlinetta isn’t exactly a Fiat Panda to begin with. Its 6.2-liter V12 churns out 740 glorious hp, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. The ultra-rare flag-waver harkens back to Ferrari’s bespoke past, as the company built several region-specific sports cars in the 1950s and 1960s.

6.) Koenigsegg One:1 ($2.0M)


You can buy a lot with $2 million — a really nice house, about 80 Mazda MX-5’s, or the Swedish “megacar” shown above. A logical thinker could probably think of a better way to spend your life savings, but megacars don’t give a damn about logic. Because they’re mega. And after reading what the car is capable of, $2 million might actually be a steal.

The limited-edition One:1 is based on the Agera R, and it earned its poetic moniker by employing a 1:1 kilogram-to-horsepower ratio. The figure on each side of the colon? 1,340. That’s right, this car has 1,340 hp, and can theoretically top 273 mph because of it. Simply put, this is one of the fastest automobiles ever made, and with its F1-style honeycomb core, carbon fiber intake manifold, and ventilated ceramic brakes, it’s one of the most advanced as well.

Just six examples of the speedy Swede were built, and each one was sold quite quickly. Keep an eye out on Craigslist though, you never know.

7.) Aston Martin One-77 ($1.4M)


1.4 million sure is a popular number in the supercar world, because that’s what it took to get your hands on this limited-edition Aston. We say “took” because all 77 units have been spoken for, so if you were hoping to channel your inner Bond with this car, your luck has unfortunately run out.

New listings added daily!Arguably the most classically handsome car on this list, the One-77 is built around a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, with a handcrafted aluminum body giving it its sophisticated, aggressive look.

Under the vented hood lurks a naturally aspirated V12 that displaces 7.3 liters, which is a lot. It produces 750 hp and 553 lb-ft, which is also a lot. Those numbers make the One-77 the fastest Aston Martin ever made, as this spy chaser will top 220 mph in the right conditions. From a stop, it’ll do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

8.) Pagani Huayra ($1.4M)


The Huayra is equally as famous for its odd-sounding name as it is for its face-melting performance. Named after the Incan God of Winds, the Huayra (pronounced why-rah) boasts an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers, resulting in 620 hp and and a massive 740 lb-ft.
Just how swift is it? Around the Top Gear test track, it set a time of 1:13.8, some 3.0 seconds quicker than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It even bested the Ariel Atom 500, which is essentially a go-kart with a 500-hp V8 strapped on the back. It still holds the show’s track record to this day, and that’s just the beginning. With incredible gullwing doors and one of the most intricate interiors ever designed, the Huayra is like nothing else on the road.

9.) Ferrari LaFerrari ($1.4M)


This 950-hp hypercar is so prestigious that its name literally translates to “The Ferrari” in Italian. The automaker’s first mild hybrid, LaFerrari equips a 6.3-liter V12 alongside an electric motor and trick Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which results in a shade less than 1,000 ponies and 664 pavement-crushing torques.

Few cars on the road are more striking, and even fewer accelerate faster. With a dry weight of less than 2,800 pounds, this dragon-like performance car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, and it’ll prance to 124 mph in under 7. Flat out, it’ll top 217 mph.
The only thing quicker than the car itself is how fast it sold, as all 499 units were snatched up faster than you can say “bank loan.” Ferrari also produced a hardcore, FXX K version specifically for the track, which we’ll delve into later.

10.) Zenvo ST1 ($1.2M)


Kicking off our list is less of a car and more of an unchained animal in the ST1. Assembled in Zealand, Denmark, the Zenvo creates an absolutely obscene amount of power by combining a 6.8-liter V8 with both a supercharger and a turbocharger. Just how much is obscene exactly? How about 1,104 horsepower and 1,054 pound-feet of torque, all channeled to the car’s rear wheels.

Unfortunately for the Danish outfit, the mostly hand-built ST1 has been surrounded with controversy since its debut. During Top Gear’s 21st season, the program tested the supercar around its famous track, only to be met with constant breakdowns, slower than expected lap times, and a good old-fashioned engine fire.

Zenvo disputed Top Gear’s claims, stating the show only published the vehicle’s sluggish laps and that the fire was caused by hours of extreme driving. Nevertheless, the vehicle’s murderous looks and monstrous grunt are nothing to shake a stick at. We certainly wouldn’t kick it out of the garage.


Title: Dream wheels: The top ten most expensive cars in the

By Andrew Hard — August 11, 2015

Kieran Brown commented: No offense but there are so many cars you missed. A lot of those shouldn’t be in the list.  Maybe the cars they missed were included in Honorable Mentions or in Most Expensive #2.

Hottest Cars | 2015 New York Auto Show

The 2015 New York Auto Show was held at the Jacob Javits Center in April 2015 with some of the hottest cars and trucks we have ever seen all under one roof.

We had more sneak peeks, more brand new ’16 & ’17 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before.

Just a few of the amazing new model cars that soon will be hitting our showroom floors.

If you are fortunate enough, pop into your local dealership and order one now.

  • Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
  • Porsche Boxster Spyder
  • Mercedes GLE
  • Audi A3 Sportback
  • BMW Alpina B6 xDrive
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Chevy Malibu
  • Dodge Viper
  • Ford Focus RS

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead


This is a Rolls Royce, so you can bet this guy won’t be cheap. Just how much will it set you back? … for $560,000! According to Bloomberg, the Phantom Drophead feels like a living room, which is good, because you might be living in it, for that price.

If you’re looking to upgrade your car, look no further than the New York Auto Show, which has invaded the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan with some of the most dazzling and buzzed-about cars in tow. Of course, many of these vehicles are just slightly out of most people’s price ranges, but that’s what makes the show so intriguing. Ford and Kia share the same floor space as Rolls Royce and Maserati.

We hit the show floor this weekend to find some of the hottest cars on display. Some look more futuristic and impressive than others, but all have been making headlines. The show runs until April 12, and is open to the public for $16 per adult. But if you can’t make it to New York, check out the slideshow for the most show-stopping cars on offer.

Porsche Boxster Spyder
The new Porsche Boxster Spyder is the lightest Boxster to date, the car maker says, helping take it from 0 to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds. When you really get it going, the Boxster Spyder has a max track speed of 180mph.

Mercedes GLE
Mercedes is talking up the outside enhancements to its GLE, but for the first time, the car maker will also offer a plug-in hybrid model, the GLE550e 4MATIC. Shown here is the super-fast Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S version.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron juices up on the show floor. The vehicle can run on electric power, gas, or a combination of the two.

BMW Alpina B6 xDrive
BMW’s relationship with Alpina continues with the B6 xDrive, which will set you back more than $118,000.

Cadillac CT6
The NY Auto Show is the world premiere of the 2016 CT6. According to GM, the car marks the brand’s return to “premium luxury,” and is one of eight new high-end cars expected by the end of the decade. Tech enhancements include souped-up cameras, enhanced night vision, a rear camera mirror, advanced parking assist, auto braking, and more.

Chevy Malibu
For something slightly more affordable from GM, here’s the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The hybrid version features electric power that can support the car up to 55 miles per hour. It flips to the gasoline-powered engine at higher speeds and high loads. Other features include a Teen Mode, which lets parents view their kids’ driving stats, including speed.

Dodge Viper
The Dodge Viper 1 of 1 program, which lets drivers customize their wheels, was announced earlier this year, but Auto Show attendees got a look at some of their creations.

Ford Focus RS
Ford is touting the performance technologies in its newest Focus RS, including a new “drift” mode.

Virtual Tour

In a world first, anyone curious about what was on show could take a virtual tour of the New York International Auto Show.

Through one of the world’s largest Google Business View tours, you could experience several levels of the show prior to attending the event.

In another first, combining the tour and the show could have won you a prize: as you explore the show, be on the lookout for 5 vehicles that you can explore the interior of, plus our start button icons throughout the Show floor. When you find one, tweet us the location with #NYIASTOUR for chances to win an auto show prize.


The New York International Auto Show is presented by Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association.

April 3rd – 12th, 2015

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