Every American car manufacturer’s most expensive car.
For all of Donald Trump’s talk about “Make America great again,” if you look at some of the cars rolling off the line in this country currently, you’d argue that America is pretty damn great right now. From record-setting supercars to electric marvels to luxurious SUVs, American automakers have designed some incredible rides. With that comes equally incredible price tags. Here are the most expensive cars for each American automaker right now.
HENNESSEY VENOM F5 Price: From $1.25 Million, hennesseyperformance.com
While Hennessey’s cars are technically production vehicles, the Texas company makes the minimum amount necessary to qualify so you don’t see them often, unless they’re setting records. The Venom F5 is the successor to the Venom GT and makes that supercar’s already mind-blowing numbers look small. The F5 will compete with the Bugatti Chiron for world’s fastest car and is expected to put out more than 1,451 horsepower and top out in excess of 290 miles per hour.
FORD GT Price: From $400,000, ford.com
Put simply, the Ford GT is one of the most incredible cars ever made anywhere in the world, not just in the United States. Demand for the car was such that Ford set up an application process just to be given the chance to spend almost half a million on the supercar, with a 3.5L Ecoboost engine that is projected to put out more than 600 horsepower.
DODGE VIPER ACR COUPE Price: From $120,895, dodge.com
Even though its history doesn’t stretch as far back as the Corvette or the Mustang, the Viper is still one of the most iconic American coupes. And with an 8.4-liter V10 engine, its power rivals cars that are three times as expensive.
TESLA MODEL X P90D Price: From $115,500, teslamotors.com
There doesn’t seem to be an area of human transportation that Elon Musk isn’t revolutionizing. But since it will be awhile before any of us get to travel on his SpaceX rockets, Tesla’s SUV will have to do. Its unique “falcon wing” doors don’t just look cool they also make it easier to get things (and kids) into the back of the Model X. For an extra $10,000, the P90D can be upgraded with “Ludicrous Speed” that allows it to reach 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
CADILLAC CTS-V Price: From $83,995, cadillac.com
This ain’t your grandfather’s Caddie, but it still represents that American ideal that driving a Cadillac is a sign you’ve arrived. It’s just that with the CTS-V you “arrive” a whole lot faster than ever before, thanks to the sedan’s 6.2-liter V8 that is designed for the track more than it is driving to the country club.
CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 Price: From $80,395, chevrolet.com
There isn’t a greater value in the supercar category than the Corvette Z06. It’s got horsepower, it’s got torque, it’s got curb appeal. Gone are the days when the Vette was seen as a midlife crisis on wheels. Now it’s a supercar prized by automative aficianados the world over.
GMC YUKON XL DENALI 4WD Price: From $72,220, gmc.com
Another one of those mega SUVs like the Navigator, the Yukon XL Denali is kitted out with luxury touches like leather seats and poplar wood accents. But it’s also burly enough to handle the rugged terrain that vehicles like this were originally made for, even if it falls more in the “glamping” category.
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR L Price: From $69,135, lincoln.com
The era of super-sized SUVs has largely passed, but there are still people that want to drive their families around in something akin to a tank. The Navigator L has a body that is almost 15 inches longer than the standard version so even NBA players would have leg room to spare.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT Price: From $65,695, jeep.com
The Grand Cherokee may have soccer mom connotations, but you can do some serious burnouts after practice with the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) version. It goes 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and can also tow 7,200 pounds, which aren’t specs you see together often.
RAM 2500 POWER WAGON LARAMIE EDITION Price: From $57,680, ramtrucks.com
Trucks don’t get much more badass than this. Seeing that big ram head emblem on the grill in the rearview mirror is enough to make most people pull over to the side of the road. All that badassery also allows this truck to carry 1,350 pounds and pull 8,770 pounds.
BUICK ENCLAVE Price: From $50,440, buick.com
Buick isn’t a brand that gets a lot of people’s adrenaline pumping, despite the company’s commercials that implore you to forget what you know about the old Buick. But with the premium package, the Enclave is a perfectly capable SUV with some nice appointments like leather seats and all-wheel drive.
CHRYSLER 300C PLATINUM Price: From $42,690, chrysler.com
Ever since its 2011 Super Bowl ad with Eminem, Chrysler has had a renewed swagger. And that confidence is on full display in Chrysler’s 300C Platinum edition, with its imposing grill, 20-inch wheels and chrome details.