Automotive

5 Most Expensive Cars of 2014

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Feast your eyes on these stunning photos of the most expensive cars of 2014. Not only are these cars incredibly powerful, but also very stylish and well-designed.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 750-hp, 6.5-liter, 12-cylinder
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in: 2.9 seconds
Horsepower: 740 hp
Starting price: $4.5 million
Lamborghini says it plans to build only nine copies of the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster in 2014. Among many other innovations its lightweight body design makes extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. Top speed is 221 mph.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Country of Origin: France
Engine: 1,200 hp, 8-liter, 16-cylinder
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in: 2.6 seconds
Horsepower: 1,006 hp
Starting price: $2.5 million
Top speed: 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph)
The current Super Sport version of the Veyron is recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph).

Koenigsegg Agera S

Country of Origin: Sweden
Engine: 1,030 hp, twin-turbo, 5.0-liter V-8
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in: 2.9 seconds
Horsepower: 1,030 hp
Starting price: $1.5 million
The Agera S belongs to the exclusive 1,000-hp-plus club, with a twin-turbo V-8 that generates 1,030 hp. That flings the car from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds, or zero to around 188 mph in 22.7 seconds.

Hennessey Venom GT

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Engine: 1,244 hp, 7.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in: 2.7 seconds
Horsepower: 1,244 bhp
Price: $1.2 million
Hennessey Perfomance, based in Sealy, Texas, says its Hennessey Venom GT set a Guinness World Book-record time of 13.63 seconds from zero to 300 kph, or 186 mph, in January 2013. The Hennessey Venom GT design is based on the Lotus Elise roadster and Exige coupe model. The Venom GT is created from a base Lotus Elise/Exige and utilizes components including the roof, doors, side glass, windscreen, dash, cockpit, floor-pan, HVAC system, wiper and head lamps. Hennessey Performance and the Venom GT are not associated with Lotus Cars.

Porsche 918 Spyder

Country of Origin: Germany
Engine: 887 hp (total output), 4.6-liter V-8 with two electric motors
0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in: 2.5 seconds
Horsepower: 887 hp
Starting price: $845,000
Besides the hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, other innovations include rear-wheel steering, where the rear wheels adjust slightly in turns. It can go up to 19 miles on battery power alone. By itself, the V-8 gasoline engine produces 608 hp. The Porsche 918 Spyder is largely built using a lightweight and very strong carbon fiber-reinforced polymer.