Exotic Car Buyers Guide

Exotic Car Buyers Guide 2013

The duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide is a unique annual magazine outlining the finest, most luxurious automobiles coming out in the following year. The pages, unlike the monthly duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles, are packed with in depth reviews and specifications of the cars most drivers dream of. From the newest and most recognizable Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris to the more obscure supercars such as Gumpert, Koenigsegg and Mosler. This is the wish book for adults and children alike.

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sl63 amg

It can leave two black streaks the whole length of Rodeo Drive. And its thundering, NASCAR-loud exhaust will rattle every shop window along Palm Beach’s glitzy Worth Avenue. If you want retail therapy with an attitude, turn-up in a 2013 SL63 AMG. Power comes from AMG’s ‘install-it-in-everything’ 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 that delivers 530 horsepower and a muscley 590 lb-ft of torque. Pedal to the metal, you’ll see zero-to-60 in a mere 4.2 seconds, with the Merc’s Speed-shift seven-speed auto banging through changes with the subtlety of a jack-hammer. Compared to last year’s SL63, this new boy has been to the gym and shed an impressive 276 pounds. ‘Housewives of Orange Country’, your chariot awaits. LIST PRICE $146,695 ENGINE 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 HORSEPOWER 530 hp @ 5,500 rpm TORQUE 590 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,500 rpm 0–60…

panamera gts/hybrid s/turbo s

Anyone who says the Panamera isn’t fast enough to outrun its looks obviously hasn’t driven one. While the styling splits opinions, Porsche’s big sedan has no problem running circles around many sports cars. A trio of “esses” signify the sportiest of the breed: the GTS, Hybrid S and Turbo S. The GTS melds all-wheel drive with a tuned version of the Panamera S’s 4.8-liter V-8, in this case pumping out 430 hp and 384 lb-ft, boosts of 30 and 15 respectively. The Hybrid S adds on to the base Panamera’s V-6 engine and rear-wheel drive a 47 hp electric motor and 288-volt battery to produce a combined output of 380 hp and a stout 428 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo S is currently the sportiest Panamera on offer, if one can call…


If you thought the 599xx was amazing, the 458 Challenge introduces a number of important modifications to adapt it for competition use. The direct injection 4497 cc V-8 remains strictly in production tune, with an output of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. That said, modifications have been made to the gear ratios and calibration of its dual-clutch F1 gearbox to guarantee higher torque at lower revs. The 458 Challenge is also equipped with the E-Diff electronic differential already employed on the road-going version, a first for Ferrari’s track-only cars. As with previous challenge cars, weight reduction is the cornerstone. Body panels are much thinner, with carbon fiber playing an even more critical role. Lexan trumps glass at all corners for a safer & lighter experience. The 458 Challenge also has a specific suspension…


After nearly a 10-year hiatus, the NSX is less than three years away from returning to take its place as Acura’s halo car. Although technical details are scarce at this point, this much is known: the new NSX will still sport a mid-mounted V-6 engine like its predecessor and will be on the market by 2015. Unlike the last NSX, which was rear wheel drive only, the new car will feature a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system (Super Handling All Wheel Drive). Coupled with a next-generation VTEC V-6 (featuring direct injection at last) and a paddle-shifted dual clutch transmission, the two electric motors up front help provide added thrust in cornering and low-traction conditions. These motors should also help boost the NSX’s eco-cred, setting it apart from other high-end sports cars…

corvette 427

The Corvette 427 is the answer for anyone who ever thought about the Z06, “if they only made it in a convertible.” Combining the best elements of the Corvette-range-topping Z06 and ZR1 models and fusing them with the convertible body, the 427 should be a likely candidate for future Barrett-Jackson bidding wars. Built as a birthday present to itself, the 427 commemorates the 60th year of the Corvette, as well as the final year of the current generation C6 before the C7 bows next year. While all eyes are on that car, the current 427 isn’t a bad consolation prize. With carbon fiber fenders, floors and hood, as well as the Z06’s LS7 engine, driveline and rear axle, it could well be the meanest Corvette convertible yet. The 427’s lightweight wheels and…


Built as a successor to the Murcielago, which reigned as Lamborghini’s V-12 supercar for nearly ten years, the Aventador inherits its crown from other Lambo greats such as the Diablo, Countach, and original Miura. To ensure the car they built measured up to an established legacy for balancing beauty with over-the-top boldness and performance, the engineers at Lamborghini devoted thousands of hours to the new-from-the-ground-up Aventador’s development. Starting with a full carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with front and rear aluminum subframes, a brand new all-aluminum 6.5-liter V-12 was installed amidships and bolted to a single-clutch automated manual gearbox. While shifts from the ISR transmission might lack the smoothness of the now-ubiquitous dual clutch units, it makes up for it with a full bore shift quality that will leave drivers breathless. It can…