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2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Bugatti’s new $2.4 million convertible makes a very compelling argument for robbing Fort Knox.

When the fastest production car on Earth loses its top, you’d expect your hair to get tousled. But the nice people at Bugatti thought about that. Their Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse convertible has wind buffers to keep your coif in place at 255 mph. Yes, two-five-five. This 16-cylinder, four-turbocharger monster puts out 1,200 hp—or the equivalent of a Corvette, a Porsche 911 Carrera S, and two Priuses. Those ponies will carry you 0–60 mph in a tad over 2½ seconds. On the practical side, it has four-wheel drive and an enhanced brake-cooling system. Not so sensible is the mileage: 8 mpg around town, 13 on the interstate. Then again, if you can afford this car, you probably own a few hundred oil wells anyway.

Price: $2,400,000
Curb Weight: 4,400 pounds
Engine: 7.9-liter, 16-cylinder in a W formation
Cost of a New Set of Tires: $30,400
Number Produced: Limited to 150