Most Expensive Cars in the World
Money can’t buy you love and joy. However, it can buy you a big mansion to live in and a racy car that’ll make sure people burn in jealousy when you ride your big bad toy. It may be hard to believe that there are cars in this world that cost more than a small island, but they exist. These aren’t necessarily the fastest cars in the world but are actually most expensive cars in the world. Take a look at the 10 most expensive cars in the world below.
10. Bugatti Chiron – $ 2.7 million
Bugatti followed up its insane Veyron super car with something even crazier called the Chiron. Pricing starts at around $2.7-million based on today’s exchange rates, and for that, you get what the French automaker calls the “world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car.” Powering the Chiron is a massive 8.0-liter W16 engine firing off 1,479 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque.
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9. Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 million
For those among you who didn’t think it could get more extreme that the Pagani Huayra, we give you the Huayra BC, the most expensive Pagani ever made. The BC looks and sounds like the “base” Huayra: The engine is still sourced from AMG, and remains a 6.0-liter V-12 bi-turbo that’s been tuned by Pagani’s demonic shop gnomes to bring you 790 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. All of this sorcery is run through tripod drive shafts developed through Le Mans prototype program to the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed Xtrac transmission. Got that? The transmission itself is controlled by electro-hydraulic actuation and carbon-fiber synchronizers. Pagani, ever hungry for carbon fiber.
8. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of the most highly-coveted vehicles in the world, as only six were ever made.Crafted by legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, the Sergio is essentially a Ferrari 458 Spider with a completely new body and interior. That means a 4.5-liter V8 sends a whopping 562 hp to the rear wheels, but because the Sergio is lighter than the 458, it’s quicker and handles better. The new body doesn’t just save weight — it’s chock-full of interesting details like aerodynamic headrests that are built directly into the roll cage.
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7. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 million
Although Aston Martin itself hasn’t officially announced pricing for its Valkyrie hypercar, partner Red Bull reports it has a price tag of around $3.2-million. The British automaker plans on building 150 units and they’re all spoken for and deliveries should begin in 2019. There’s also 25 additional track-only versions planned, and we can’t even imagine how much those will cost.
6. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Masory Vivere – $3.4 million
We’re shining our spotlight on the the Mansory Vivere edition here, because not only is it one of the fastest cars in the world, it’s one of the most expensive.Augmented by German witch doctors Mansory, the 1,200-hp Veyron starts out as a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, only to be adorned with a gorgeous carbon-fiber body, a new spoiler package, upgraded LED lights, a revamped cabin, and a redesigned front grill. Further classifying the Veyron as a work of art, maps of historic race events like the Targa Florio are laser etched into the exterior and interior. Oh, and it can do 254 mph.
5. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
There was a time when Fast and Furious movies featured Toyota Supras, Mitsubishi Eclipses, and other “10-second” cars. These days, the cast is flying out of towering buildings in a Lykan Hypersport that costs $3.4-million. Produced by W Motors based in the U.A.E., the Lykan Hypersport is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 780 hp and 708 lb-ft of torque. Oh yeah, there’s one in the Abu Dhabi Police Force.
4. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
Technically speaking, the McLaren P1 LM isn’t a production car, and that’s because it doesn’t come straight from McLaren. But it’s way too awesome to not add to the list. It’s basically a street-legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR. The conversion is done by British firm Lanzante, which created the F1 LMs. Not only does it boast 986 hp, but the P1 LM is actually 132 lbs (60 kg) lighter than the P1 GTR. It’s rare and it’s expensive, with reported pricing all over the place, averaging out at about $3.6-million.
3. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
The convertible version of Lamborghini’s fierce-looking supercar is the most expensive — and exclusive — vehicle in Lambo’s arsenal. Only nine Veneno Roadsters were produced, beginning in 2014. Those lucky to get their hands on one of these exclusive cars surely forgot about the hefty price tag as soon as the 740-horsepower V12 engine hit its top speed of 355 km/h. The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping $4.5 million, clearly putting it on our list of the most expensive cars.
2. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
Koenigsegg makes its first appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin? With no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t cheap. For the Trevita, the Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond dust-impregnated resin. We can’t even fathom how much the touch-up paint costs.
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1. Sweptail by Rolls Royce – $13 million
The Sweptail has been inspired from the Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s. Rolls-Royce has described the client of the outlandishly expensive Sweptail as a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items including super-yachts and private aircraft” – very normal, of course. The idea was first shared in 2013 and it took almost four years for the automaker to bring the Sweptail to life. The client had specifically asked the Sweptail to be influenced from the coach-built two-seater Rolls-Royces from the 1920s and 1930s that have been reimagined on the one-off car. Inspirations include the dramatic 1925 Phantom I Round Door – the svelte tapering glasshouse, dramatic dash to axle proportion and up-sweep of the rear departure angle of the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon.