There’s something about exotic cars that will always appeal even to those who don’t consider themselves car enthusiasts.
Exotic cars are different animals with their ultra-luxurious interiors, beautiful exterior styling, and powertrains with mind-boggling performance.
It is difficult to define one thing that typically makes them “exotic.” Perhaps this combination of performance, futuristic designs, engineering of the highest level, and obviously, exclusivity.
Fortunately, despite the confinement and the economic recession the world had to endure through 2020 and 2021, many exotic car brands continued developing new models that started to hit dealerships in 2022.
We have already seen some of these cars in action, and we’re excited about the ones soon to be released.
For this reason, we put together this list of the best new exotics and supercars for sale in 2022.
McLaren 765 LT Spider
Base price $388,000 USD
McLaren’s entrance into the world of production sports cars has been on the upswing since the MP4-12C picked up where the legendary F1 left off.
Today, it’s time to meet the most recent and powerful member of their supercar series, the McLaren 765 LT Spider, which debuts a convertible variant besides having brutal power.
McLaren has done an excellent job developing its twin-turbocharged V8 engine in almost its entire lineup. Its adaptability and strengths have been a significant part of the Woking team’s success.
For the 765 LT Spider, this powertrain puts out 765 horses and 590 lb.-ft. of torque to launch the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. Its top speed will be 205 mph.
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Base price $146,986 USD
After a long campaign of teasers, Aston Martin finally unveiled its new beast in March of this year, the 2022 Aston Martin V12 Vantage, which joins the DBX707 at the top of the British manufacturer’s range. In fact, it is the most powerful Vantage in the nameplate’s history.
Under the bonnet of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage lies a 5.2-liter V12 twin-turbo block capable of producing 700 horsepower and torque of 555 lb.-ft. Thanks to these specs, the car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 200 mph.
This twelve-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter that sends all the power to the rear axle through a mechanical limited-slip differential.
Base price $3 million USD
The GMA T.50 is a supercar created by Gordon Murray Automotive and is considered the successor to the McLaren F1, also designed by Gordon Murray. However, this new creation has tried to improve its predecessor through a less common formula among supercars: low weight and a mighty gasoline engine.
A 3.9-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine from Cosworth is the heart of the GMA T.50. It produces 663 horsepower and a torque of 344 lb.-ft. of sent to the rear axle through a six-speed Xtrac manual gearbox. The GMA T.50 has a 0-60 of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 217mph.
The engine exceeds the power of the original BMW that powered the McLaren F1 by 32 horses and is 132 pounds lighter. In fact, it is the lightest commercial V12 in history at 392 lbs.
Lamborghini Huracan STO
Base price $327,838 USD
The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo Omologato, or Lamborghini Huracan STO, became the manufacturer’s first model to leave behind all-wheel drive since the launch of the Lamborghini Diablo in 1990.
When asked Lamborghini would describe the new Huracan STO, they responded without hesitation that it was a racing car with license plates. This model is inspired by the cars used in the Super Trofeo championship organized by Lamborghini.
Mechanically, the new Lamborghini Huracan STO carries the well-known naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 block that develops 640 horses that power only the rear wheels. We’re talking about the same motor used in the Performante, although the torque has been slightly reduced, going from 442 lb-ft to only 416.
The new Huracan STO can reach 193mph and from 0-62mph in 3-seconds dead.
Base price $225,000 USD
McLaren’s history includes legendary nameplates such as the F1, the fastest car of its time and the first to apply carbon fiber in its construction extensively. Then there was the P1 from 2013 with its nearly 1,000 horsepower, which was the brand’s first plug-in hybrid.
And it is precisely what the new McLaren Artura proposes, the latest two-seater coupe from the British firm, which generates 680 horsepower and develops brilliant performance, but can also be driven in an electric mode without emissions.
The electric motor on the Artura only produces 95 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, while the gasoline engine is a 3.0 V6 twin-turbo that puts out 585 horsepower and 431 lb.-ft. of torque. The power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Artura goes from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.
Ferrari 296 GTB
Base price $568,300 USD
Taking inspiration from the 250 LM, the Ferrari 296 GTB sports a very stylized design with clean lines and tremendously favoring aerodynamics. Its dimensions are compact. Its back muscles stand out, and a single central exhaust outlet doesn’t diminish the exquisite sound from its V6.
Moving on to the most exciting part of this machine, without detracting from the design, we have the heart of the 296 GTB. A turbocharged V6 engine incorporates an electric unit to deliver 830 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque, coupled to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends all the power to the rear axle.
The Ferrari GTB 296 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, have a top speed of 205 mph, and drive in 100% electric mode for 15 miles.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Base price $316,300 USD
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the generational replacement for the Vanquish S, and it represents the most powerful and performance model of the British manufacturer.
The new DBS Superleggera is the flagship of the British company’s current lineup, sharing the limelight with the Aston Martin DB11 and Aston Martin Vantage.
As well as iconic sporty styling and the finest and most luxurious cabin materials, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera boasts an impressive powertrain consisting of a powerful 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine.
This engine produces 715 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that sends power to the rear axle to reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.
Base price $478,750 USD
This is what true innovation looks like. The Ford GT is the culmination of Ford’s excellent job on this supercar, from its EcoBoost technology to its ultra-efficient aerodynamics.
Everything about Ford GT is designed for pure performance, from its aerodynamically optimized shape to its multifunctional bracing and extraordinarily powerful 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.
The GT’s teardrop-shaped body results from extensive wind tunnel work. Its carbon-fiber bodywork and twin-turbocharged V6 are the highest expressions of technological innovation.
The engine pumps out 660 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting.
The Ford GT launches itself from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat and, according to Ford, is capable of reaching 221 mph.
Base price $90,000 USD
Maserati launched the GranTurismo in 2007, and it continues to market it today in two versions, the ‘Coupé’ and the ‘Convertible,’ the Maserati GranCabrio.
The latest version debuts a new hexagonal ‘shark nose’ grille inspired by the Alfieri concept, making the design more aerodynamic. Inspired by the mythical Maserati ‘Birdcage’ Type 60/62, the profile bears characteristic details like the triple gill for ventilation or the triangular ‘C’ pillars.
This GranTurismo is only available with Ferrari’s naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed ‘ZF’ automatic transmission sends all power and torque to the rear wheels. The set can reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, with the ‘MC’ version reaching a top speed of 187 mph.
Base price $1,690,000 USD
McLaren has a great habit of surprising us with models that put the laws of physics to the test, like with the new Elva. The Elva is part of McLaren’s Ultimate Series, which comprises their lineup’s most exclusive cars.
The McLaren Elva is an open-cockpit two-seater that pays homage to the McLaren M1A, M1B, and M1C of the 1960s and the Elva brand chassis they used as a base.
The Elva carries the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 from the McLaren Senna and Senna GTR but with an output of 815 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. In addition, it mounts a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the rear axle. The Elva can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 220 mph.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
Base price $498,258 USD
Automobili Lamborghini presented the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, a tribute to the intense character, power, and performance achieved in the ten years of evolution of the Lamborghini Aventador.
The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimate combines the proven record of the SVJ engine, the technical advances and luxury of the S version, and the purity of the original Aventador concept. It is the grand finale of the legendary V12 engine and the Aventador in every way.
Furthermore, this new Lambo intensifies the sophisticated elegance of the Aventador S, combining design and sportiness in an exclusive collector’s item in a coupe and roadster body style.
The 6.5-liter twelve-cylinder engine develops 780 horsepower and 53 lb.-ft. of torque mated to automated single-clutch ISR seven-speed transmission and permanent four-wheel drive. Acceleration from standstill to 60 mph takes 2.8 seconds and reaches 220 mph.
Base price $155,990 USD
Since the beginning of 2021, we have been expecting a replacement for the veteran and beloved Lotus Elise sports car and its siblings. A model that will also transition from the new Geely Lotus towards the goal of being a 100% electric brand.
Lotus does not hide that the Emira will mark a before and after this car is the last model with a combustion engine and the substitute for the other three Lotus models, the Elise and Exige duo and the Evora.
The top of the range will equip the famous 3.5-liter V6 from Toyota to deliver 400 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque accompanied by a 6-speed manual gearbox or an automatic gearbox. The Emira can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with this engine and reach a top speed of 180 mph.
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
Base price $373,276 USD
During the development of the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the main objective was to find an aerodynamic concept that would provide two solutions in a balanced way to meet the requirements of a streetcar and a competition super sports car.
Based on the mechanics of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine with dry-sump lubrication, Affalterbach’s specialist engineers and designers have implemented alternative key powertrain elements to give this new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Serie a unique character. The result is 730 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft of torque, making it the most powerful AMG V8 engine ever.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission allowing the AMG GT Black Series to hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.
Base price: $2.3 million USD
It is called Battista in reference to the founder of Pininfarina. It has over 1,900 horsepower and was officially presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. However, after more than two years after its debut and an extensive development and testing program, finally, we can say that the most powerful Italian sports car in history is a reality.
Thanks to its carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and four electric motors–one on each wheel–the Battista is exceptionally light with 1,926 horsepower and a torque of 1696 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Battista accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds, reaching 186 mph in 12 seconds. It also boasts a range of about 280 miles, thanks to a 120 kWh battery manufactured by Rimac.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Base price 3.8 million USD
Bugatti does not stop designing, and last year, they introduced the most rabid variant of the Bugatti Chiron by 2022. The Super Sport derives from the Chiron Super Sport 300+, which has the highest speed mark by Bugatti, the insane figure of 304 mph.
Apart from the impressive aerodynamics, the Bugatti engineers reduced 51 pounds on the Chiron Super Sport. Still, you can further improve if you opt for magnesium wheels from the Chiron Pur Sport.
The Chiron Super Sport is the most powerful manufactured by the French firm. And under the hood lies Bugatti’s famous 8.0-liter W16 accompanied by four turbos, which can generate 1600 horsepower and 1180 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission is a seven-speed DSG. It is 7% faster than the “normal” Chiron, reaching 0 to 124 mph in just 5.8 seconds.