There are a lot of cars sold every year. Over 15 million to be precise, which include everything from brand-new models lined up by the hundreds at major car dealers to old used cars parked on the side of the road with a “For Sale by Owner” sign. What is even more amazing is just how quickly all these cars for sale find owners – if you ever decide “I want to sell my car” and put up an ad, the odds are it will be gone in a matter of days. However, in this sea of vehicles for sale, there are always some that stand out from the crowd. When you see one of these models for sale, you probably give it a look even if you are completely happy with your current vehicle.
#10 – Reliant Robin
Although not the only vehicle to ever utilize a tripod-like setup, the Reliant Robin was a popular model, and its production would last until the 21st century. The Reliant Robin was also a staple of pop culture in the UK, most notably appearing on the television show Top Gear and even on the popular comedy Mr. Bean. However, the design was not without its flaws, particularly one that would hobble most vehicles that were built with three wheels – stability, which includes the likelihood of the vehicle tipping over at low speeds.
Especially when appearing on television, these shows would demonstrate an exaggerated example of the instability that three-wheel vehicles possess for either comedic or shock value. Despite their popularity around the world, three-wheel cars like the Reliant Robin have never taken off here in the United States. In fact, many states treat all three-wheel vehicles as motorcycles, requiring special licensing and having different registration requirements. This makes driving three-wheel cars between states a potential legal grey area that many drivers want no part in.
#9 – Dodge Charger
A name as recognizable as your own, the Dodge Charger, although not a supercar, is a staple of Dodge’s lineup, and it’s a muscle car that consistently gets positive press. Why is this? Over the years, the Charger has demonstrated an immense show of strength with a powerful design that many drivers have come to admire and obsess over. Most notably, later models of the Charger, such as the 2022 variant, can be fitted with a supercharged V8 engine that’s codenamed “Hellcat.” The results simply speak for themselves with this 6.2L engine offering 807 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque. That alone makes it a stunning vehicle and one that is still actively in production today.
#8 – Ford GT
The Ford GT would arise from the GT40 race car of the 1960s, a vehicle that Ford made history with when it became the first American manufacturer to win the 24 Hours of LeMans. Over the years, a couple of things became clear, and it’s that Ford was hellbent on ensuring the GT40 was the fastest and most powerful vehicle on the track. Nearly half a century later, and what would become a new breath of life for the once-thriving GT40 that tore up the race tracks, the GT is what we have today. Looking at the Ford GT in person will give you a feeling that this vehicle has a strong history behind it but is completely relevant in the modern day. This vehicle is powerful and is also less fuel-hungry than its contemporaries, with the latest model boasting a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine that creates 647 hp for some incredible performance.
#7 – Ferrari Enzo
A rare yet highly appreciated supercar by a legendary manufacturer. There were only 400 Enzo models ever sold, and they are high profile because of this and a few other reasons. One Enzo, in particular, was involved in a high-speed crash while traveling over 160 mph on a California freeway in 2006. Powered by a 6.0L V12 engine paired to an F1-inspired automated manual transmission, this car has no issue getting up to those speeds in no time at all. With 650 horsepower, Car and Driver’s testing discovered that the Enzo could accelerate to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and had a top speed of 218 mph. Incredibly, the Enzo that was wrecked in 2006 was fully repaired and later sold for roughly $1.75m.
#6 – Bugatti Divo
Two words best describe the Divo, and these are “pricey” and “unique.” If you take a two-hour drive around your state, there’s a more than likely chance that you won’t even see one Bugatti, and that’s for very good reason. They’re expensive. It’s estimated that the Divo costs over $5 million, and with very few to ever be released, they’re going to be a collector’s item for the rest of time. The Divo makes use of some high-quality 3D printed materials, has a stunning aqua blue interior, and Car and Driver claims that it has 1500 hp. Along with the ability to reach 62 mph in a very quick 2.4 seconds, these vehicles are so few and far between for a reason.
#5 – Tesla Model S Plaid
The Model S is Tesla’s oldest model and is the one that most people have heard of, arguably next to the Roadster. One word to describe the Model S is impressive, but Tesla has doubled down on the Model S, and with the introduction of the Plaid model, this vehicle is more stunning than ever before. According to Tesla, the Model S Plaid can reach 200 mph thanks to a peak performance level of 1,020 hp. It is also the fastest production car ever built, with its ability to reach 60 mph in under 2 seconds. Best of all, the Model S Plaid can travel 396 miles on a single charge.
#4 – Ford F-450
We can’t help but acknowledge the incredible nature of the Ford F-450. When it comes to pickup trucks, there’s not much better you can do than the F-450, and if you’ve ever seen one in person, it makes you feel small in comparison. This brute of a vehicle is super reliable, but what it’s perhaps most known for is its towing prowess. Models from the past few years have offered a strong 6.7L turbo-diesel V8 engine that produces 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this vast amount of torque output, the F-450 can tow a maximum of 37,00 lbs, which is rather stunning if you ask us.
#3 – Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Cadillac vehicles are simply superb. It’s not often when you sit inside of a cabin, and you instantly notice that there’s nothing that feels cheap or out of place. Everything that Cadillac produces is immediately recognizable and is something that many brands can’t say the same about. The CT5-V Blackwing brings forth the sporty and sleek look of the other vehicles from this manufacturer but includes a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that produces 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque with a standard manual transmission. Speed, performance, style, and substance, what more could you want?
#2 – Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is an undeniable classic. First appearing in the mid-1960s, the Porsche 911 became synonymous with the high-quality German engineering that had seen significant innovation over the years. Porsche 911 models are highly unique, and there are many different variations of these beloved vehicles. The starting model is known as the 911 Carrera and has an MSRP of $101,200, but if you wanted to go all in, then the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet starts at $219,800. If you ever see one of these in person, take a good close look because you’ll likely not see another vehicle of this quality for a while.
#1 – Ford Mustang
Not a supercar, but one of the most popular performance cars to ever exist, the Mustang is an American icon. Starting as a muscle car that gradually shifted over to a sports car over the years, the Mustang has stood tall amongst the competition, many of which have fallen since then. The Mustang has been in production for over 50 years, and the earliest models are now retro collectibles that you’re likely to see at various car shows. The Mustang has received several special variants over the years as well, such as the Mustang Shelby, with the most recent version being the Mustang Mach-E, a fully-electric option. The regular Mustang, however, still sports a 5.0L V8 engine creating 470 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.