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These 9 Modern Hypercars Come To Auction Later this Month

The word “supercar” gets thrown around so much these days, it can be hard to discern what actually qualifies anymore. But when you see and learn about these cars, it is almost immediately apparent that they would appeal to just about anyone with a pulse. We’ve picked out some of our favorites, which are about to come up for sale at auction.

For a limited time, you can peek at the 9 cars below in the Gooding & Company catalogue before they go on sale at their Amelia Island Auctions from February 29th to March 1st. You can register to bid on them here if we’ve already hooked you. 

2014 McLaren P1 (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,200,000) 

We’re starting off strong with the most-discussed make of our generation: McLaren. The McLaren P1 is the pinnacle of cutting edge technology and engineering. The P1 was developed as the successor to the legendary F1 model of the previous generation. A total of 375 P1s were built, all with groundbreaking hybrid technology– the P1 uses the electric motor for torque-fill to eliminate tiny inefficiencies in the gas engine’s performance. This results in phenomenal levels of power from the 3,799 CC DOHC Twin-Turbo V-8 engine. It is very rare to find this car in McLaren Orange, and perhaps more rare to find one with fewer than 3,000 miles from new, like this one. 

2012 Lexus LFA (Estimate: $800,000 – $900,000) 

Lexus has a reputation for state-of-the-art innovation and pioneering prowess, no doubt about it. The Japanese company has got cutting edge technology on lock! The Lexus LFA was the product of nearly a decade of engineering, which coincided with Toyota’s return to Formula 1 in the early 2000s. Just 500 examples were constructed from 2010 to 2012, with only 181 built for the US market. Of these, no. 54 stands out as one of only 10 examples that were finished in Metallic Silver. Through individually tailored bespoke appointments, this LFA features red leather upholstery with black accents, stitching, and Alcantara headliner, beautifully set off by carbon fiber and black-anodized magnesium trim. The LFA is propelled by a naturally aspirated, front-mounted 4.8-liter V-10, developing 533 bhp at 8,700 rpm and 354 lbs./ft. of torque at 6,800 rpm. The high revving engine has more in common with Toyota’s 3.0-liter V-10 Formula 1 engine than it does with any other Lexus. It’s in pristine original condition, with very few miles at the time of cataloguing, ushering in a generation of Japanese modern collectibles.

2019 Porsche 991 GT2 RS Clubsport (Estimate: $550,000 – $650,000, Without Reserve) 

Now we wouldn’t get very far in the hypercar conversation without bringing up this 991 Series Porsche. It has the same 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine as the standard GT2 RS, but is optimized with a new intercooler with a redesigned supply and return air feed, as well as  a water-spray system to cool incoming air and decrease intake temperatures. Finished in Pure White without a livery, this model is in unused condition, with only delivery miles on it. It’s a track day weapon, and an exceptional one, at that. 

2019 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup (Estimate: $250,000 – $350,000, Without Reserve) 

This is kind of a fact unknown to non-Porsche fanatics, but since 1986, Porsche has hosted a Cup racing series for its 911 model, which included 911 chassis such as 964, 993 and 997. The GT3 Cup racer here was based on the production 991 GT3 in 2013, with updates to the 4.0-liter flat-six engine to make it more durable. Power was transmitted to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential manual gearbox operated via paddle shifters. It is also made of aluminum steel, making it more aerodynamic and rigid than before. Delivered new in 2020, this car has never been campaigned or tracked. Essentially, it’s waiting for a good time. 

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (Estimate: $450,000 – $550,000) 

The Black series is an incredibly coveted variant in the Mercedes lineup, if you’re not already aware. The Mercedes engineers incorporated lessons learned while endurance racing the AMG GT3. In addition to some aesthetic changes, they crafted the bodywork from carbon fiber, to make it more lightweight, while employing an active aero flap for the rear spoiler to improve downforce. The car’s M178 LS2 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V-8 is the mind behind the machine, which is why it set a record time for a production vehicle around Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:43.616 in 2020. Sure, it’s got track performance at its core, but it also boasts road-driving features to make it a fun time anywhere it goes. It’s no doubt a modern marvel. 

1992 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.3 X33 Package (Estimate: $400,000 – $500,000)

Let’s throw it back to the nineties for a second. The 964 generation of the 911 incorporated substantial changes, incorporating MacPherson strut suspension and all-wheel drive, improved brakes, aerodynamics, and an upgraded engine. This new engineering is combined with the old-school excitement  that a rear-wheel driver and a single turbocharger bring. The 964 Turbo uses a five-speed G50 transmission and a hydraulic clutch, making it considerably nicer to shift than its 4-speed predecessor. The X33 option consists of a revised intake system, enlarged cylinder head ports, and special camshafts, increasing horsepower to 355. Only 192 cars have this supercar capability. Rare and powerful! 

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (Estimate: $425,000 – $475,000)

This car is very rare too– it is one of just 106 SLR Roadsters built for the 2008 Model Year. If you have always wondered what SLR means, it’s an abbreviation for “Sport Leicht Rennsport.” The SLR was the product of a longstanding partnership between Mercedes-Benz AMG and McLaren. Basically, the car had a bit of Mercedes styling, and a whole lot of McLaren performance. With its sizable 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 engine, it could perform a 0-60 sprint in just 3.8 seconds! Because of its comfortable design, it’s a true grand tourer. It comes cloaked in Crystal Palladium Grey, with a two-tone black and red leather interior. Marked in automotive history, this collaboration of motoring greats is not to be missed. 

2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 70th Anniversary Edition (Estimate: $400,000 – $450,000) 

Ferrari created 350 special-edition cars in 70 distinct liveries for its 70th anniversary, all with callbacks to his racing history. This F12 was nicknamed “The Actor,” as its Marrone Scuro paint was inspired by the 1963 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso once owned by Steve McQueen. This model is completely original, with a Ferrari Classiche Certification, original window sticker and more. The F12 Berlinetta is remarkably similar to the original GT Berlinetta Lusso with its front-engine V-12 architecture and GT body style. This car is the definition of a modern classic, with both a beautiful design and performance in spades. 

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS (Estimate: $400,000 – $500,000, Without Reserve)

The 964 Carrera RS was only the second Porsche 911 with the RS badge, conceived as a track focused special. The name of the game here was weight-saving and tuning. The seam-welded and strengthened body shell was stripped of extraneous convenience features, which could be reinstalled at the customer’s request. As for the engine, the RS had a modified version of the 3.6-liter M64/01 flat-six in the 964 Carrera 2 and 4. This one is finished in Midnight Blue Metallic over a black leatherette interior and indicates less than 23,000km at the time of cataloguing. Ideally specified and beautiful, this car is a true catch. 

These unbelievable hypercars are going on sale soon at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auctions. In the meantime, you can learn more through the Gooding & Company online catalogue or register to bid if you’re ready to sign for them already.

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