Most Expensive Cars
While our focus remains the luxury and price in making the list, however, these expensive cars in the world are more specimens of automotive engineering than just blinged up machines of luxury. So, to give a slight idea of what it costs to get a lot of extras that makes your prestigious car convey an aura of elegance and gentility, here is our list of the world’s most expensive cars.
Aston Martin One-77
Price: $2.3 million
The company as we know is famous not just for producing some of the best cars, but also spefically for James Bond movies. This model however hasn’t yet featured in them, but will certainly be one to look out for as only 77 pieces of the car shall ever be made available for sale. So much has been the secrecy of the coupe car that the actual name has yet not been revealed by the company. The exclusivity will also include the exact customizations as ordered by the customer, who would have to visit the factory in Gaydon where designers and engineers will work on the exact specifications of the customer. The engine is a 7.0 liter V-12 version, capable of generating 650 HP of power and taking the car from 0-100 km/ph in just 3.5 seconds, and will reach a maximum of 350 km/ph.
Bugatti Veyron ‘Sang Noir’ Version
Bugatti Veyron is one of the most cherished cars in modern times, due to the fact that most of the 30 pieces of the car that were produced are customized according to the preferences of each customer. The Sang Noir became famous for sporting special interiors, which were tangerine in color, and had hand stitched ‘EB’ logo in multiple places including the door sill. The exterior had a dual finish carbon fiber body which included a matt black finish and a shiny glossy one, lending a truly unique appeal to the limited edition vehicle. The buyer also had the additional incentive of buying it tax-free.
Price: $2.21 million
Innovations are not always improvements but at times, they really are. This is especially true as Koenigsegg gives yet another shot to a complete carbon fiber bodywork in the CCXR Trevita, but with a diamond finish. Koenigsegg has developed a diamond weave where the fibers are coated with a diamond finish. For this most expensive car, The fiber is treated carefully in small quantities, prior to further processing the Pre-preg material. Apart from the diamond finished, silvered carbon fiber, CCXR Trevita features a double carbon fiber wing, paddle-shift transmission, Inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes, a hydraulic lift system, a custom navigation and of course, an entertainment system. That means, World’s most expensive car is a complete package for you, that makes your drive more smooth.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Price: $2 million ($1.67 million for the coupe version)
Another expensive car in this list is, 16.4 Bugatti Veyron that would make you feel to get into and never getting out of. Unveiled in a strange yet suitable manner at the Concours d’ Elegance, the Grand Sport brings to the table sheer brilliance that makes the world of automobiles a great place. Embarking on the 100th year of motoring, the Grand Sport is one creation that complements the mammoth achievement. Make no mistake here, people, that 16.4 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport comes with a removable roof (polycarbonate material), not a retractable one, but it still manages to register itself as the fastest roadster in the world. Talk about stand-out features of this outstanding car, for me the pick of things is the reversing camera, which comes with a 2.7-inch monitor on the rearview mirror.
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
Price: $1.8 million
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, only five units of this car were put into production, and all of them were sold out. Now, Pagani has unveiled the roadster version of the famous coupe and once again, only five examples will be made. The roofless Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster features a specially redesigned carbon-titanium chassis and has its roof stored in the front bonnet. The luxury coupe gets its power from the 678-hp Mercedes AMG V12 engine that allows it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph. Weighing in at 2,667 lbs, the Zonda Cinque comes with full carbon fibered bodywork, Cima six-speed sequential gearbox and a titanium and magnesium adjustable suspension.
Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
Price: $1.56 million
Like its coupe counterpart, the roadster is based on the Murciélago LP640 (but has a completely new exterior aesthetic), with a V12, 650 horsepower engine that has a top speed of 340 km per hour. The “aerodynamically optimized” exterior is made of CFC, an extremely lightweight composite carbon fiber material. A G-force-meter is also new: it shows dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration for speeding and braking, and transversal acceleration around corners.
Price: $1.42 million
We are not sure if the roadster is still in stock but nonetheless, features are still to look at. An expensive car with great looks, named after a prized fighting bull that fought in the early 1940s, the Reventón inhabits everything Lamborghini. It is made exclusively in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and its sharp edges, precise lines and clean surfaces are inspired by fighter jets. You’ll know it by its glass engine hood, solid aluminum fuel tank lid and opaque carbon fins screwed onto the black aluminum spokes on the wheels. A total of 20 will be produced.
Price: $1.4 million
The German company added sophisticated feel to their luxury saloon with an expensive car, Maybach Landaulet. With 604 horsepower and a top speed of 155 miles per hour, this chauffeur-driven sedan can hold its own against race cars half its size (it’ll get to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. It comes with a V12 twin-turbo engine. The roof can be opened fully at the rear while the chauffeur compartment remains closed. Each armchair is encased in white leather. A partition screen with clear glass and curtains, reclining rear seats with leg and footrests and a Dunhill umbrella are included. This expensive, but superb model from a German company would cost worth $1.4million.
Price: $1.3 million
We now have the special edition of Koenigsegg CCX-R from the Swedish, which hasn’t just been picked by us for its price tag, but for traits which make it outstanding for reasons one many. It’s the first car which isn’t just a pure road scorcher running on gas but a devil which surprisingly is eco-friendly as it can run on biofuel, that too, without compromising on the performance. This expensive car can go 0 to 62 mile-per-hour in 3.1 seconds, with a top speed of 250 mph, and our eco-friendly riches won’t mind having this one at the back of their garages.
Price: $1.1 million
While the Swedish automobile manufacturer have long been known as safe and steady car makers, not fast and furious however, the CCX was developed to deliver superior performance – both on the track and on the road. The sCCX has carbon ceramic brakes, a hydraulic lift system, a navigation system and a rear-view camera. This superfine model of expensive car is comprised of CD and DVD systems, satellite radio, climate control, leather carpets, a roof stowage bag and car-cover come standard. Horsepower in the V8 engine is 806 units, for a 0-62 mile-per-hour time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 245 mph. It has a specially developed transversal six-speed gearbox, with optional paddle-shift. A chrono instrument cluster, carbon wheels, forged aluminum wheels, fitted luggage, special leather and color requests and Inconell exhaust system are also optional.
It is one of the most remarkable cars ever built in automotive history and fact that it’s street legal is almost unbelievable. The Mirabeau, claimed as ninth most expensive car, is specially designed to feature at the 24 Hours Le Mans race, but it is street-legal. It has a 4.7-liter Koenigsegg-made V8 engine that delivers 700 horsepower and a top speed of 230 miles per hour. Each car can be customized to owners’ expectations, including an optional semi-automatic transmission.
SSC Ultimate Aero
A previous speed record holder from Bugatti was the SSC Ultimate Aero. The car that snatched the fastest production car tag from Buggati Veyron in 2008, but still that won’t make you go for it. Consider the amount of carbon fiber this car ‘expensive’ uses, making it special even in the way it looks. The newest model will reach a top speed of 270 miles per hour. Carbon fiber rear spoilers respond to the amount of pressure on the brake pedal. Inside, a carbon fiber dashboard and center console incorporate a digital temperature control unit and tire pressure monitor for optimum driving conditions.
Bufori La Joya
Price: $440,000- 220,000
Dubbed as the million dollar vehicle, this car became famous for being doused in luxury interior features, and its premium price tag of RM 1 million. Produced by the brother trio of Anthony, George and Gerry Khouri as a hobby, this vehicle impressed a large variety of car lovers from across the world, including the Gulf and Asian countries. The initial design was borrowed from the 1930 Stutz Blackhawk which was driven by Elvis Presley, and carried forward the leather trimmings and Persian carpets on the inside. There are 2 versions of the car available; the coupe ($220,000) and 4-door ($440,000) sedan version.
Porsche 918 Hybrid Spyder
Price: $173,050- $161,650
The car which was unveiled a few years ago, will not be delivered until 2013 to its customers who have already ordered quite a few of them. As from the company, this hybrid car will be the most expensive version of any production vehicle from the company. Its salient features include a mileage of 78 miles per gallon from the 4 liter V8 hybrid engine, which is capable of generating a total of 500Hp of power. The designing of the car was inspired from the Porsche 917, Carrera GT and the RS spyder versions. Also this car will be available in 2 versions; coupe and cabriolet.
1998 McLaren F1
Price: $5.6 million
Back on 31st March 1998, McLaren F1 set the record for the fastest road car in the world, and now in 2012 it has become the most expensive modern supercar after being sold for more than $5.6 million. Though, the British car dealer Tom Hartley Jr of Derbyshire-based Tom Hartley Cars, who sold this very rare 98 McLaren F1, didn’t disclosed the actual price but stated that it was over $5.6 million. Regarded as the ultimate super modern car for the collectors, this legendary car has three-seats with the driver positioned centrally, and just 64 road-going models were built. And, the celebrity owners of McLaren F1 include Rowan Atkinson and noted car collector Jay Leno.
Limited Edition 918 Spyder Hybrid Model
Porsche, the Stuttgart, German-based automaker will sell the 918 Spyder hybrid sports car, which is just limited to production run of 918 unites, with a price tag of whopping $845,000. Available for order now, the cars will be delivered to buyers in the beginning of November 2013. The Porsche plug-in hybrid is part of a wave of green supercars. This two-seater hybrid will accelerate to 62mph in a whip of just 3.2 seconds and soar to a speed of 320 km/h, relying on its V8 engine delivering 500 horsepower and 218-horsepower from its electric drive system. And, the car’s lithium-ion battery can be recharged from conventional power outlet in Germany in 3 hours. At $845,000, this is the most expensive Porsche ever.
Hennessey Venom GT2
Price: $1.25 million
An acclaimed Texas-based tuning house, Hennessey Performance Engineering which is renowned for its Texas-sized horsepower numbers in its modified cars, now offers its latest turbocharged road beat, the Venom GT2 hypercar. This $1.25 million hypercar which packs a powerful 7.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine delivering incredible 1500 horsepower is scheduled to make its on-road debut in late 2013. With its beasty 1500 horsepower and incredible aerodynamic improvements, this supercar is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a whip of just 2 seconds, while finishing a quarter-mile drag race in just 8.8 seconds with a top speed of 287 mph.