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£136,210 when new
Did you glue those V12 badges on? Nope, this thing really does have a V12. One of 6.6-litres, twin-turbochargers and 602bhp and 590lb ft. Basically the same engine you get in a Rolls Royce Ghost. It is brilliantly, unarguably and brazenly superfluous. Especially in Britain, where we suspect you’ll be able to count the number of so-equipped 7 Series BMW manages to sell on one, immaculately manicured hand. It’s called the BMW M760iL – iL for ‘incredibly long’, no doubt – and it costs over £130,000. Welcome, everyone to the most powerful BMW production car of all time. Blimey. Thought the i8 was BMW’s flagship? It is, in the sense it’s got doors that scream “I’m considerably richer than you, mate”, much carbon-fibre and a trick hybrid drivetrain that pairs a couple of e-motors with the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine from a Mini. An i8 is £115,000 – considerably less than the M760. And you might think that, what with it weighing as much as a small moon and being roughly the size of one too, that for all its cylinders, turbochargers and driven wheels (all four of them, incidentally), the M760 isn’t actually that quick. Well you would be wrong. It accelerates from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds (yes, three) and won’t stop until you get to nigh-on 190mph. For a non-M BMW, this is amusingly unnecessary SPEED.