Koeningsegg CCX ($1,050,000)

Koenigsegg CCX

Image source: Universal Autosport

Inspired by a Norwegian puppet movie about a bicycle repairman who invents the world’s greatest sports car, Christian von Koenigsegg set out to design one of his own. The result is the street-legal Koeningsegg CCX with the price tag of 669,000 euros ($1,050,000) It’s super light, has 806 horsepower at 6,900 rpm and does great on mileage, even though the specs below are quite stunning:

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mp/h) 3.0 seconds
0-200 km/h 9.05 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 13.85 sec
Top Speed: 400+ km/h (250+ mph) (estimated)
Braking distance: 32m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral G-force: 1.5 G
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100km, Combined: 17 l/100km
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.44 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear

Cd. 0,36 Frontal area 1.867 m2
Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 350 kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body

According to The New York Times, approximately 35 of them are produced annually and the car is distributed through only 2 dealers in the US (Universal Autosport, not sure about the other one)

Talking about biofuel, the CCX-R edition, produces 1004bhp when it’s running on ethanol and cost about 1.5 million euros (only 6 were built)

Eclipse Aviation 400 – single engine private jet ($1,350,000)

Eclipse 400 Front View - Very Light Jet

Eclipse Aviation announced a few weeks ago that it will start taking orders for the Eclipse 400 single-engine jet, a production version of the Eclipse Concept Jet. Eclipse also claims that the new 400 model will be world’s most fuel-efficient jet aircraft with less than one pound of fuel per nautical mile consumed at 330 knots.

At current economics, it is priced at $1.35 million and the production version is expected to start deliveries at the first quarter of 2011.

The Eclipse 400 seats four and can cruise at 41,000 feet. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F engine is said to produce exceptional thrust and great fuel economy.

See more specs at Eclipse Aviation’s website

Eclipse 400 Jet

Eclipse Aviation 400 Jet Top View

Eclipse 400 Dashboard

Other single engine very-light-jets (VLJs) are:
Cirrus Design The-Jet
Diamond D-Jet
Epic Victory