Most of us will never own an exotic car, but we’re glad they exist. They’re works of art and feats of engineering at the same time, shining examples of human excellence. For the lucky exceptions, there’s a wide array of choices from America to China — where the Polestar 1 is made in a brand-new facility — by way of Europe’s finest marques.
To qualify as one of our top 10 exotic cars, a contender has to be exclusive, extravagant, exhilarating, expensive, exceptional, and extraordinary. At this level, we would also expect it to be extremely fast. Let’s explore what it takes to be exotic.