Every year, the duPont REGISTRY puts out the Gentlemen’s Best, a collection of items that create a distinctive luxury lifestyle guide. Found in the pages of this guide are items such as the supercars you dream about, some of the world’s finest watches and even some luxury accessories that are perfect for the gentleman’s lifestyle. Check out the selections below to taste just a sample of what this year’s Gentlemen’s Best has to offer.
We all aim to own the car of our dreams. For every, the taste of car differentiates resulting in an automotive market that’s filled with different flavors of cars. For this section, we’ve decided to indulge in the finest automobiles, ones that you’d expect to see as a poster on a wall.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing, the supercar has some amazing features. The front wheels and suspension are housed in pods that are almost disconnected from the bodywork. Providing power to those wheels is a 6.5-liter V12 engine that was developed with Cosworth. Aston Martin notes that this V12 engine will be unlike the hybrid systems we’re used to, so the car will definitely be a surprise once it starts getting delivered to customers.
Price: $3 million
Bentley Continental GT
Bentley Motors has pulled back the sheets on the third generation of their famed Continental GT model. Its engine, exterior, and interior have all been revised, making the car an all-new model. For power, the new Continental GT relies on an enhanced version of Bentley’s twin-turbo W12 engine. This engine is paired with a dual-clutch-speed transmission, which handles the power rated at 626 bhp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Bentley states the new model will run 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 207 mph.
Bugatti Chiron Sport
Bugatti has taken the Chiron, tweaked it and made it more capable on the track. While the power has remained at around 1,479 horsepower, it’s the new mechanical aspects that make it hold more presence than before. To aid in its newfound agility is a stiffer suspension setup, as well as a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring System. Bugatti notes that the Chiron Sport will route the Nardo handling circuit five seconds faster than the base Chiron. It also helps that the weight was dropped on the car, albeit just around 39 pounds.
At the heart of the Regera is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to three electric motors. Combine their power output and the Regera pumps out 1,500+ hp and 1,475+ lb-ft of torque. The Regera will be, according to Koenigsegg, “the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.”
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Compared to the normal Huracan Spyder, the Performante is lighter by 77 lbs. This was done with the more extensive use of forged composites intreated within the aluminum body. The shining star of the Performante coupe is the patented ALA system. It channels air through a hollow-core rear spoiler to decrease turbulence and increase ground forces. It is able to make adjustments to the slipstream in 0.5 seconds to keep the car glued to the track.
Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
If you thought hybrid-powered hypercars were just a fad, get ready to be amazed. A 1.6-liter V6 is coupled to four electric motors and the latest in battery technology. It spins to 11,000 rpm to make around 700 horsepower. Two motors up front power each wheel independently, and a the main motor/generator is attached to the engine. The fourth motor sits between the turbine and compressor of the turbocharger. It uses battery or regenerated power to provide boost in any situation.
Price: $2.7 million
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
The Zonda HP Barchetta takes the form of a speedster-type car, with a short windshield and no signs of a roof. This unique car was created by Horacio Pagani and team to celebrate the founder’s 60th birthday. Blue and black naked carbon fiber make up the car’s body panels, while the wheels are another story entirely. On the left side are of a silver finish, while the right side has blue wheels.