A league of their own – the world's most powerful production cars
Although plenty of us won’t get a chance to plough down the Nürburgring or get behind the wheel of a hypercar in our lifetimes, it’s hard to deny our obsession with all things high-performance.
The human race has spent decades perfecting 0-100km/h sprint times and figuring out how to generate maximum outputs with minimal weight.
As we embark on a new decade of development, it’s safe to say the quest for perfection is far from over.
The Buggati Chiron is the world’s fastest production car by a comfortable margin – with a top speed of 490km/h – or 304mph in the old money, and a price tag of $USD3.5 million not including taxes.
Now there’s a watch named after it with an equally astronomical price.
The watch is called a Twin Turbo Furious 300+ (a reference to the 300mph target) and only three will be made.
It could be argued that supercars exist primarily to do two things – go fast and get noticed.
To the second point, the UK arm of price comparison site comparethemarket.com has conducted an analysis of just how head-turning certain supercars really are, from Bugatti's Veyron to Koenigsegg's Agera.
The insurance experts turned to Instagram, where they looked at the top hashtags associated with various high-performance cars to see which models were mentioned most frequently.
Ferdinand Piech: A short history of the man who transformed Volkswagen
Ferdinand Piech, the man who shaped the modern Volkswagen Group during his tenure as CEO and chairman, has died.
In a statement to the press his wife, Ursula Piech, confirmed the former Volkswagen boss died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Sunday, European time.
According to Bild and Handelsblatt, Piech and his wife were dining at a restaurant in Bavaria when he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Bugatti President, Stephan Winkelmann says the time has come for the supercar manufacturer to look at adding a second model which could be an SUV and will almost certainly be electrified. And Australia is on its plans.