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What are some rare and exotic cars?

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Some of the rarest and most exotic cars in existence, as of 2015, are the McLaren F1, Lotus Exos Type 125 and Hennessey Venom GT. Only 106 F1s were ever produced and less than 30 Venom GT and Exos cars have been constructed to date.

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The McLaren F1 is a high-performance supercar that is considered by many automotive enthusiasts as one of the greatest cars ever produced. It features a number of elements that are still rare or unique even among subsequent supercars, including its three-seat design that places the driver in the center of the vehicle. Another notable feature of the F1 is an engine compartment coated in gold foil to shield the occupants of the vehicle from the immense heat output of its 627-horsepower BMW V12 motor.

The Hennessey Venom GT is the fastest road car in the world, as of 2015, though it is not considered the fastest production vehicle as less than 30 examples have been built. Based on the lightweight Lotus Exige chassis, the Venom GT is fitted with a 7-liter turbocharged V8 producing 1,244 horsepower. This engine propels the vehicle to a top speed of as much as 270 mph.

In addition to providing the base for the Venom GT, Lotus produces one of the most rare and exotic cars in modern production in the Exos Type 125. The Exos is essentially a Formula 1 car detuned slightly for track-day use. However, the Exos is also much easier to operate and maintain than a Formula 1 car despite the maximum 10,300 rpm of its Cosworth V8 engine.

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