Rarity plays into more than just the price of a car, it can also determine the legacy of the car. The rarer the car, the more exciting it is to see one, and the better story the car itself can create. Here is a quick list of some of the rarest supercars ever made, and how many examples of that car were actually produced.
The Ferrari Enzo is a cherished supercar that will surely go down in the history books as one of the greatest Ferraris. Ferrari first planned on only creating 349 examples when it was first announced at the Paris Motor Show in 2002, but because the demand was so high Ferrari had to increase the production number to 400.
Everyone knows about the English supercar with the center-mounted steering wheel known as the McLaren F1. But did you know that only 106 cars were manufactured? Here is the breakdown of what was produced:
- 64 Standard F1’s
- 5 LM’s
- 3 GT’s
- 5 XP’s (Prototypes)
- 28 GTR’s (track-version)
- 1 LM Prototype (XP LM)
Ah, my personal dream car, the Jaguar XJ220. This sleek supercar hung up on my wall in the form of a poster, and graced my Hot Wheels collection. However, the production numbers of the XJ220 became quite a problem for Jaguar when it was first announced. They initially promised a run of 350 units, but instead took 1,500 orders. Knowing they had made a grave mistake in a serious recession, they cut the number back down to 350 and sold the cars on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Aston Martin One-77:
This one is quite obvious. The amount of Aston Martin One-77’s created is… You guess it, 77. Unfortunately, one of these rare Astons was wrecked in Hong Kong (article). So, should Aston Martin change the name to One-76 if the car was a total loss?
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster:
After the original 20 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs were created, Mercedes decide to continue production of the CLK GTR, but with a top. The CLK GTR Roadster was created by either modifying existing CLK GTRs or by building a new one from spares parts. Only 6 were build, and 1 is actually located in the United States.