As you will have anticipated, the cars that have secured a position in this article are the models commonly identified as 'dream cars'; essentially people aspire to experience the pleasure of driving them, let alone owning them.
What makes these cars special and deserving of their more premium price tag? We explore each model and delve into the attributes that grant their esteemed spot in our top 10 highest priced used cars.
Porsche 911 Speedster
Did Porsche save the best until last? Based on the 911 GT3, the last model introduced in the 991-generation Porsche 911 range was the Speedster; a limited edition open-top 2-seater, with only 1,948 units produced.
Blisteringly fast, the 4.0-litre 6-cylinder naturally aspirated engine produces a colossal 503bhp; accelerating this sports car from 0 to 62mph in a remarkable 4.0 seconds.
Carbon fibre composite body panels, a manually-operated fabric roof and ceramic brakes all feature on the performance-focused Speedster as weight-saving measures. In fact, the Speedster is so focused on being lightweight and driver-focused that air conditioning is a no-cost option.
Car enthusiasts will be contented as this magnificent 911 does not only impress with its intoxicating engine or breathtaking open-top thrills, it comes complete with a 6-speed manual transmission, which drives the rear wheels.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Tremendously powerful and magnificently styled, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a Super Grand Tourer (GT) available as a Coupé or Volante offering an unforgettable driving experience.
Encapsulated within the flawlessly sculpted carbon fibre body panels is a gargantuan 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, which unleashes a preposterous 715bhp and 664lb ft of torque to reach 62mph from a standstill in a mere 3.4 seconds.
Aggressive, yet beautiful, the exterior is not only designed to appeal to the human eye; the DBS happens to be Aston Martin's most aerodynamically sophisticated production car ever. Stability and handling are enhanced thanks to the aerodynamic design cues that work together in harmony.
Inside the exquisite cabin, occupants will be able to indulge themselves within sumptuous, leather upholstered, high-performance seats; offering astonishingly satisfying comfort for even the furthest of journeys.
Porsche 911 Turbo
Is the Porsche 911 Turbo the definitive sports car? Its recipe combines incredible performance, whilst being comfortable and fully suitable for everyday use.
Within the 992-generation of the 911 there is the option of the 911 Turbo or the 911 Turbo S, which is even more powerful and has the ability to reach 62mph in 2.7 seconds with Launch Control.
Whether you go for the sporty Coupé or the breathtaking Cabriolet, you are guaranteed a phenomenal driving experience; which places equal emphasis on comfort and performance. On the Cabriolet models you can open the roof in around 12 seconds, up to a speed of 31mph, to reveal the intoxicating sound of the turbo engine.
Since 1974, the heart of every 911 Turbo has beaten in the rear of the sports car and the rear wings have a compelling design that has been a distinguishing feature since the very first model.
Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Edition
Another member of the Porsche 911 family, this time it is the limited edition Targa 4S Heritage Edition.
Inspired by Porsche's sports cars of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s; the special edition model was limited to just 992 examples; you may recognise this number as referring to the current 992-generation of the 911.
Door decals and racing numbers feature on the intense and high-quality exterior paintwork which is available as Cherry Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Black, Guards Red, Crayon or a colour to sample; which are all complemented by the silver-coloured Targa bar and gold-coloured logos.
Nostalgic design continues with the interior, which comes with a two-tone beige and red (or black is available as an option) leather upholstery, corduroy seats and door trim as well as a classic analogue rev-counter and stopwatch.
Aston Martin DBX
Behold the DBX, Aston Martin's first ever SUV; a true landmark moment for the British marque.
Dramatic and bold, the spectacular exterior of the luxury SUV is an exceptional representation of the mighty 4.0-litre V8 powerhouse under the bonnet.
Do not let the size of this vehicle deceive you as it drives just like a sports car with a thrilling 542bhp and a lightweight aluminium construction.
As you would expect from an Aston Martin, the interior is superbly extravagant with a panoramic sunroof further improving the ambience and sense or airiness.
No expense has been spared when it comes to the choice of deluxe materials and state-of-the-art infotainment system integrated seamlessly within the beautifully sculpted dashboard.
Aston Martin DB11
Originally launched as a Coupé with a mighty 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, producing an incredible 600bhp and 516lb ft of torque, the Aston Martin DB11 is a pure embodiment of what an Aston Martin car should be.
Enhancing the sporting character of the DB11, Aston Martin launched the DB11 with a V8 engine in summer 2017; delivering 503bhp and 498lb ft of torque. This engine then went on to power the next evolution of Aston Martin's iconic convertible Sports GT; the DB11 Volante, a convertible that is prepared for all seasons thanks to creature comforts such as a heated steering wheel.
Inspired by racing, there is also the performance-focused flagship model of the DB11 range; the DB11 AMR (Aston Martin Racing). In just 3.7 seconds the sophisticated GT car can reach 62mph from a standstill, courtesy of the 5.2-litre V12 engine, which produces 30bhp more than the DB11 V12 model.
Time for another Porsche, however, this time we are taking a look at the first all-electric car in the article. You read that correctly, the Porsche Taycan replaces the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) with two electric motors, one on each axle.
Despite being heavier, due to its battery-electric platform, the Taycan is just as agile and fun to drive as the Porsche 911 but is similar in size to the Panamera (it is just as comfortable and refined, too).
Available as either a Sports Saloon or Cross Turismo, the levels of performance produced by the Taycan models is almost unbelievable. Take the Taycan Turbo S Sports Saloon for example, which produces an outstanding 750bhp (568kW) and with Launch Control can sprint from 0 to 62mph in a ridiculously quick time of 2.8 seconds.
Regardless of the super sports car performance, the Taycan models still boast a fantastic all-electric range of up to 301 miles (WLTP) if you choose the Performance Battery Plus, which features as standard in the Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S and all Taycan Cross Turismo models.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Inspired by the racetrack, the 991-generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an utterly brilliant high-performance sports car with a motorsport chassis and a phenomenal 513bhp 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine. The powerful unit launches the track-orientated 911 to 62mph from a standstill in a blindingly fast 3.2 seconds.
Some motoring purists may be disappointed by the omission of a manual gearbox, however, the specially calibrated 7-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe), which is essentially Porsche's version of a dual-clutch transmission (DCT), guarantees a scintillating driving experience and superior performance.
Full carbon bucket seats ensure the interior is just as racing-focused as the exterior, whilst the optional no-cost-extra Clubsport package; including a roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a 6-point belt, delivers a sporty ambience and additional safety.
Enhanced precision and outstanding handling, even around corners, has been achieved thanks to the lightweight 20-inch front wheels and each suspension arm being equipped with ball joints. Traction is improved too, due to the 21-inch wheels at the rear axle.
Proudly sitting within the Super Series, the supercar product family at the heart of the British brand, the McLaren 720S is aptly named after its power output of 720PS (710bhp).
Lighter, stronger, faster, the 720S is the perfect representation of McLaren pushing the boundaries to develop a supercar with endless possibilities. A carbon fibre chassis has been the norm in McLaren road cars since the McLaren F1 in 1993 and this structure is what the 720S' McLaren Monocage II, a 1-piece carbon fibre tub including the roof, is based on.
Designed to manipulate onrushing air to reduce drag and cool the engine, the exquisite exterior aesthetic is inspired by the Great White Shark.
From the moment you open the twin-hinged dihedral doors to the press of the start button; the 720S impresses the senses. The sound of the potent growl of the fearsomely powerful 4.0-litre V8 engine to the feeling of sprinting from 0 to 62mph in a spectacular 2.9 seconds.
Aston Martin Vantage
Making it into the top 10 ranking, the Aston Martin Vantage is a true sports car aimed at pure driving machine enthusiasts.
Having been on the UK roads since 2018, the Vantage is a spectacular car with a bold and distinctive design. The heart of the Vantage is a potent 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to an 8-speed ZF transmission. Reaching 62mph in 3.6 seconds, the Vantage deploys its impressive power output of 503bhp and 505lb ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Seeking one of the most exhilarating driving experiences? Take the Vantage and replace the automatic transmission with a 7-speed manual transmission inspired by iconic motorsport setups and the result is the Vantage AMR. Just 200 units were sold worldwide but if you can get behind the wheel of one, you will not be disappointed.
In 2020 the Vantage Roadster, featuring a fabric hood with a sub seven second operation, joined the Coupé.
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These 10 cars may carry a premium price tag but it is hard to argue that they are particularly special cars. Being some of the most exclusive, fastest and most sought-after cars available; it makes perfect sense why they deserve a position in this elite list.