What The One-Percent Is Driving In Westchester

Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type is Jaguar’s latest in a stable of seriously seductive designs, this one available in coupe and convertible form. The F-Type R, however, is the coupe-only performance variant that serves up 550 horsepower from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8. To handle all that power, the R comes with an enhanced braking system and a torque-vectoring system that brakes the inside rear wheel during cornering. And depending on your mood, the standard Switchable Active Exhaust feature allows you to flick on a deeper exhaust note at will. $99,000

Ferrari LaFerrari

There are Ferraris, and then there is Ferrari’s flagship, the LaFerrari. This is a bona fide supercar that screams one-percenter, if only because it commands supercar prices—upwards of $1.3 million. So you can imagine the LaFerrari offers exceptional performance, delivered by way of a Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System powertrain: a 161-horsepower electric motor working in concert with a 789-horsepower V12 for a total maximum output of 950 horsepower. Add tons of carbon fiber, 800 pounds of downforce at speed, and a Car and Driver-estimated zero-to-60 time of 2.6 seconds, and you have yourself one of the most exclusive supercars money can buy. 

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Bentley SUV

Most luxury SUV buyers can make do trawling the suburbs in a Range Rover. But the world’s most prestigious automakers—the British ones that command six-figure minimums—want you to guzzle gas in “super premium” guise so they can snag a piece of the luxury SUV pie. So Bentley, which has until now steered clear of SUVs, is rolling out its own for the 2016 model year. Pictured here is the EXP 9F Concept. The production model will vary slightly, but the Crewe, England-built SUV is expected to offer a twin-turbo W-12 engine along with V8 and V8 plug-in hybrid versions. Expected base price is $200,000.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

“Turbo S Executive” might sound like an insignificant add-on to the Panamera name. Far from it. The Turbo S Executive is the top dog of the 11 variants that comprise the Panamera lineup, boasting a top speed of 192 mph and a 570-horsepower 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Here’s the catch (or, should we say, attraction): “Executive” is designed with the back seat in mind, or, well, executive in mind, adding 5.9 inches to the wheelbase for an additional 4.7 inches of rear legroom, not to mention thermal- and noise-insulated rear windows with a “privacy glaze,” heated and cooled rear seats, and an upgraded rear center console. Base Price: $200,500

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BMW X6 M Sport

So you’re rolling in dough, and you want a performance sedan, but you’re not sure if you can sacrifice the utility of an SUV for a sedan’s superior driving dynamics. Tough place to be. Here’s your in-between solution: the BMW X6 M Sport. BMW calls the X6 a “sports activity coupe,” fancy brand-speak for an X5 (BMW’s popular three-row SUV) that’s been given the hatchback treatment, or a steeply sloped roofline. It’s certainly a unique-looking thing, and decked in M-Sport trim it will scare the unleaded out of anyone challenging you at a stoplight. Base price for the V8 (also comes in twin-turbo V6): $72,900

Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Coupe

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division delivers this CL65 AMG Coupe with a signed, hand-built bi-turbo V12 that delivers 621 horsepower and a zero-to-60 time of 4.2 seconds. How much? Prices start at $215,000, which is stratospheric for a Mercedes-Benz, but for the money you get comfortable seating for four; AMG caché (the CL is sold in non-AMG guise as well); high-performance brakes; and a novel safety feature called Attention Assist, which sounds an alarm when it detects drowsy driving. 

Bugatti Veyron

Having reached speeds in excess of 255 mph, Bugatti calls the Veyron the “fastest production roadster in the world.” We call it expensive, ringing in around $2 million. What does a price tag several times the cost of Westchester’s average home buy you other than speed? Well, horsepower, for one: The Veyron’s “W16” engine, essentially two V8s squished together, makes 1,001 horsepower (the Super Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse versions make 1,200). Exclusivity, for another: Bugatti will build just 450 Veyrons.

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