Who: For those who prefer to go topless The Few. The Mighty Why: $4.5 Million
Is it fast? Yes. Is it comfortable? Definitely. Is it cool? Absolutely. If you haven’t had the chance to feast your eyes on Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – let alone drive one – do yourself a favour and go find one. Built to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday, the ‘Poison’ (as it translates in Italian) combines lightness with power that is specially engineered for adrenaline junkies. Looking almost like an alien space capsule, this cool car is characterised by the 6.5-litre, V12 engine with a seven-speed single clutch ISR automated manual transmission to bring you 740 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. It’s enough to propel the car to reach 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds!
Open the doors and you’ll see the monocoque to be heavily derived from the LP700-4 Aventador, except this one is made from the race-inspired carbon fibre. Further classifying the 2014 Veneno as a work of art, the interior is barebones and cramped for big guys. However, the deadly convertible isn’t just about a plush ride, it’s about the dialled-in driving experience. Designed for perfect airflow and downforce, the sprung portion is placed on the top of a pushrod-actuated suspension, although it’s driven by a full all-wheel-drive system. The total dry weight of this carbon-fibre monster is only 3,285 pounds. With an asking price of $4.2 million – that’s $500,000 more expensive than the coupe version of the Veneno – the Roadster is the most expensive and exclusive production Lamborghini on the road today (only nine units were ever made). Still, that’s a lot of cash for no roof above your head.