Growing up we have seen some of the most futuristic-looking vehicles in movies, tv shows and video games, like the DeLorean DMC-12 in Back to the Future or the Light Runner in Tron: Legacy. And we’ve all dreamt of owning a car that can fly or one that just smoothly glides on the road. As the world moves forward with technological advancements, we see the upcoming trend of eVTOLs and flying cars might be what the future holds. But there are certain technologies, that parallel the cars shown in movies, let’s take a look at 6 of the most exclusive cars on the market.
Williams Advanced, Italdesign, and DEUS Automobiles Engineering serves as a model for creating high-end electric hypercars. The desire of DEUS Automobiles to design and build an electric hypercar that would set the standard for driving emotion gave rise to this special alliance. At DEUS Automobiles, the Vayanne design concept started to take shape in 2020 but it was at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year when the car was unveiled. From the beginning, it encapsulated the goal of fusing an enduring spirit with modernism and paying homage to DEUS’ Viennese roots. The Vayanne is the manifesto of the DEUS design language of symmetry and infinity that sculpts the car’s character. With predicted power of more than 2,200 horsepower, over 2,000 Nm of torque, and a top speed of more than 400 km/h (248 mph) and 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) delivered in under 1.99 seconds, the Vayanne is a perfect blend of outstanding performance and perfect design.
Championing symmetry and slick design, the exterior is replete with sleek and curved lines on either side, while the front and rear grille are shaped like an infinity loop. Inside, meanwhile, the cabin sports natural leather, a digital instrument cluster and a Halo Infinity Mirror. The production version of the Vayanne will be limited to a series of 99 units, with the first delivery in 2025. And we can surely say that it is an oasis of luxury in the world of electric hypercars.
De Tomaso P72
To commemorate their 60th anniversary, De Tomaso debuted the P72 which is a tribute to the original P70. The new P72 will establish a new market niche in the present day as a genuine modern time machine courtesy of its timeless design and unfathomable elegance. But the contemporary classic also offers a big touring experience that will transport you to the 1960s. The design of the P72 is inspired by the early 60s of the racing prototype era vehicles, the sport 1000, sport 2000 and P70, some of the initial cars that were developed by De Tomaso. However, the new design has a distinctive aerodynamically optimized body for a modern touch and performance, while the classic wing mirrors and front emblem cap pay homage to the P70.
With flawless attention to detail, combined with the most advanced engineering execution, the design focuses on the Le Man’s prototype suited for the modern era. The interiors take a minimal approach with minimal tech intervention and complexity. Tan leather seats and a dashboard ensure the car oozes finesse. It also has a classically designed switchgear and circular analogue dials that take inspiration from the timeless design themes of the 60s and 70s. The P72 is very exclusive and only 72 pieces will be produced. The base price is said to be $1,250,000 USD (Approx. INR 10,28,09,375.00).
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster
The Texas-based hypercar manufacturer, Hennessey Performance unveiled the production version of its Venom F5 Roadster hypercar, for the company’s 30th anniversary year. The all-new 100% bespoke Venom F5 is built to deliver the world’s most exhilarating all-around driving experience and unparalleled performance. With its immense power, low weight and meticulously honed dynamics, the F5 boast extraordinary handling and a truly visceral experience behind the wheel. The heart of the car is the Hennessey-built 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine named ‘Fury’, which delivers 1,817 hp at 8,000 rpm and packs 1,617 Nm (1,193 lb-ft) of torque. The interior design of the F5 is simple, lean and elegant and evokes the spirit of an aircraft cockpit.
The F5’s status among the world’s greatest hypercars goes far beyond its world-leading performance figures. Its design, ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque, premium quality and bespoke construction all place it at the pinnacle of global hypercars. Priced at $2.1 million dollars (Approx. INR 17,26,87,620.00), just 24 ultra-exclusive versions of the Venom F5 will be produced with each example unique to its owner.
Acura NSX Type S
Ever dreamed of having a car with four driving modes? If you just said yes, Acura has answered your dream. An exhilarating supercar unlike any other, the NSX Type S puts you in control with four drive modes to heighten the experience. The new NSX represents the peak of dynamic driving deserving of the Type S badge. It was hand-built by skilled technicians at the Performance Manufacturing Centre (PMC) with a restricted production of 350 units globally. The NSX Type S pushes the limits of what is possible with more power and more sound for a more exhilarating drive while continuing to honour its lineage with rigorous engineering and beautiful craftsmanship. With four drive modes, the car gives you more control and enhances your ride. There is a drive mode for any scenario, from blending in with increased Quiet mode range to tearing around a circuit with forceful downshift logic from the 9-speed DCT. The NSX Type S draws attention everywhere it goes because to its revised front and back fascia, which includes a front lip made of carbon fibre, side skirts, a spoiler, and a rear diffuser with GT3 Evo design cues.
The Lotus Evija
The world’s most powerful production car – the stunning Lotus Evija hypercar – now delivers even more exclusivity and desirability. Inspired by the past to enhance the future, Lotus has unveiled the Evija Fittipaldi, as a tribute to one of the greatest car-and-driver pairings that Formula 1 has ever seen — Emerson Fittipaldi, the young Brazilian racer and the now-iconic Lotus Type 72.
The technical specification and performance figures of the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi are truly astonishing; more than 2,000 PS makes it the most powerful series production car in the world, creating more than 1,700Nm of torque. The car can reach a speed of 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in under three seconds, and 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) takes nine seconds from a standing start. The top speed of the car is 217 mph (350 km/h).
Showcasing the world-famous black and gold colour scheme – also 50 years old in 2022 – the hand-painted exterior and numerous other unique design features have been created to commemorate this amazing collaboration. They include a hand-tinted plan view of the Type 72 etched into the exposed carbon fibre roof, and Fittipaldi’s signature hand-stitched into the dashboard. And perhaps the most emotive detail of all is the rotary dial on the floating central instrument panel. It has been hand-crafted from recycled original Type 72 aluminium, ensuring a genuine piece of the iconic F1 racer is part of each Evija Fittipaldi.
Just eight examples of the all-electric two-seater are being hand-built at Hethel in Norfolk, UK – the global HQ of Lotus sports car design and manufacturing – and all are sold. Customer deliveries are said to begin early next year.
Lincoln Model L100 Concept
Get immersed in a fantasy world, the Lincoln Model L100 Concept is bewildering and enticing in appearance. Imagined as an autonomous vehicle with an intelligent driving experience, connectivity and software-driven innovations, the Model L100 Concept advances Lincoln’s vision and paves the way for the brand to rethink mobility in the future. With alluring beauty that captivates upon approach, the L100 concept embraces sleek design is aerodynamic, and the transformable space allows the Model L100 to create human connection in a sanctuary that is truly Lincoln.
The concept car uses next-generation battery cell and pack technologies, which will deliver game-changing energy density and enable efficient, structural integration by treating the entire vehicle as a system. The advanced approach will not only help deliver elegant design but also maximize the interior cabin space, giving designers new flexibility to create the signature Lincoln experience of the future. Imagined with accents of amethyst in recycled suede fabric, designers envisioned the Model L100 cabin with animal-free materials and luxury alternatives. On the exterior – designers used metallic paint and frosted acrylic in lieu of chrome with a satin digital ceramic tri-coat – highlighting a warm, soft white that transitions into cool, open-air blue. The entire interior has been designed to create an immersive environment. The digital floor, canopy and ambient lighting all harmonize to create a personalized experience that can enhance your mood. Orchestrated like a fine-tuned symphony along with interior lighting that harmonizes with sound, scent and touch, the digital floor transports passengers to the sanctuary of tomorrow. Unfortunately, the car is a concept vehicle and not available for purchase.