List Of World’s Most Expensive Car
Since the invention of the first car in the world, Benz’s, in 1885, there has been a drastic change in the automobile industry in the current time. In today’s time, cars have become more of a status symbol than being just a mode of transportation. In this post, you will be introduced to 20 most expensive cars that are not only a “status symbol” but also a complete “head turner” on the road. And yes! They are surely not a car that can fit in everyone’s pocket.
The 20 Most Expensive Cars in the World
- McLaren P1 (Price – $1.15 Million)
In the list of world’s 20 most expensive cars, on the 20th number is the McLaren P1. Riding on the success of the iconic McLaren F1, this limited edition hybrid supercar was introduced in October 2013 by British manufacturer McLaren Automotive for a price of $1.15 Million. There were a total of 375 McLaren P1 released. One Interesting fact about McLaren P1 is that that around 34% of these limited edition models were purchased by owners in the United States, and 26% in Europe. All 375 cars were sold out within one month of release.
- Ferrari LaFerrari (Price – $1.4 Million)
You are going to find a lot of Ferraris down the list. Well, the first Ferrari in the list is the Ferrari LaFerrari. Without a doubt, this car is an absolute head turner, as this limited edition hybrid sports car was Ferrari’s one of the most ambitious projects. The objective that Ferrari had with this car was to cross all the pre-existing technological boundaries in a road car. If you have a $1.4 Million budget for a car, this is the one to go for.
- Zenvo TS1 GT (Price – $1.9 Million)
Brought to life by Danish Automotive, the Zenvo TS1 GT is another limited edition sports car. The Zenvo TS1 GT was first showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In order to maintain is exclusivity, the company only releases 5 cars per year. The TS1 GT shares its body shape and chassis with its predecessor, the ST1, however, this latest beast has an upgraded interior and a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine.
- Koenigsegg One (Price – $2 Million)
The Koenigsegg One was first introduced in 2014. It was one of the most exclusive production car programs ever imagined in the automobile industry. Koenigsegg One is deemed as the “World’s first Mega Car” by the makers themselves. This $2 Million super luxury wears a 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine and produces 940 horsepower.
- Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
For Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini stated that this car will redefine the future of super sports cars. Well, it won be wrong to say that the company did what it said. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. It’s a lightweight track-only car, and its name references the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the widespread use of carbon fiber in the car. The Sesto Elemento runs on a 5.2-liter V10 engine which is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission. This Lamborghini masterpiece has a top speed of 210 mph!!
- Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.4 Million
Ferrari can never be a surprise entry in the most expensive cars list. They have and surely they will keep on surprising by producing some of the most expensive cars in the world. This one in the list is the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a more beefed-up version of its predecessor, which was released to celebrate the 70th year of Ferrari in business. If you are a LaFerrari fan, then you will also love this open-top hypercar. All units of LaFerrari Aperta were pre-sold to an exclusive list of customers through invitation.
- Mercedes-AMG One – $2.5 Million
In order to celebrate their 50th birthday, the Mercedes Benz AMG decided to introduce a limited production of a new hybrid sports car. The AMG One was unveiled at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany, having a 1.6-liter turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine, it produces a top speed of 217 mph. In order to keep the model’s exclusivity, the AMG One sold out only 275 units. No more cars of this model are going to be manufactured, said, Mercedes. As Lewis Hamilton helped Mercedes in developing this car, it wasn’t a surprise that the car was a quick “Sold Out”.
- La Ferrari FXX K – $2.7 million
Another Ferrari in the list is La Ferrari FXX K which is designed by Marco Fainello, Flavio Manzoni and architect Evan Rodriguez. Based on the road-legal LaFerrari, the FXX K is the company’s research and development vehicle, where K refers to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) used for maximizing performance. There were a total of 40 cars produced between 2015 – 2017 that are being held and maintained by Ferrari. These are available for their owners to use on track days. The FXX K is completely capable of cruising at a top speed of 217 mph!
- Bugatti Chiron – $2.7 million
Manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., the Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engine supercar that was first unveiled at the Geneva motor show in 2016. In order to own one, buyers were requested to provide a $200,000 deposit. The first 200 units of Bugatti Chiron were sold out even before the delivery of the first car. The speed of the Chiron is electronically limited to 261 mph, or 233–236 mph without the key. Well, its speculated that its actual top speed could be around 281 mph.
- Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 Million
Pagani Huayra BC is one of the most expensive cars ever designed. Inspired by the Zonda R, it is beyond doubt an epic automotive accomplishment, featuring sideways opening doors. With this model, Pagani has also revised the chassis and brakes, increased the power, and combined it with a new 7-speed transverse gearbox. This stunning masterpiece got its name from one of Pagani’s original investors, Benny Caiola, who also happens to be the first Pagani customer and friend of the founder. The supercar is easily capable of cruising at a top speed of 261 mph, credit to its 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. Well, as luxury doesn’t come cheap, so as this Pagani Huayra, which worth $2.8 Million.
- Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 Million
The top-ten list of the world’s most expensive cars begins with a very familiar brand, it’s none other than our Ferrari. The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is the world’s 10th most expensive car, which was introduced as a concept car in 2013. It was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show. This Ferrari masterwork was a tribute to the former chairman of the company and the legendary automotive designer, Sergio Pininfarina, who died just a year before. The design of this Ferrari was based on the 458 Spider. Only 6 of them were made and sold to a group of high net worth individuals.
- Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 Million
On the 9th number of world’s most expensive car list is the $3.2 Million worth Aston Martin Valkyrie, which was a collaboration between the manufacturers – British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin teamed up with Red Bull Racing and numerous other manufacturers to bring this beast into the auto world. Valkyrie was developed as a track-oriented road car, which at present holds the title for being the fastest street-legal car in the world. It is powered by a 6.5-liter aspirated V12 engine tailored by Cosworth, generating a power output of 1,130 hp. There were only 150 road cars been made of this model.
- Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – $3.3 million
Modeled on the Grand Sports Vitesse Roadster, Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere has an 8.0 L W16 engine which produces 1,200 hp. This supercar is one of the fastest ones in the world and the original version was named the Car of the 2000-2009 decade. This $3.3 Million Veyron is capable of reaching a top speed of 253 mph.
- Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
Lykan Hypersport comes from the house of W Motors, a Lebanese motor company that collaborated with both Lebanese and Italian makers. It was the first car in the world which has headlights encrusted with diamonds (15cts). Buyers were also given the choice of Yellow Diamonds, Sapphires, and Rubies. This twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8-litre engine produces 708 pound-feet of torque and offers a 780 horsepower. This configuration allows the car to easily reach speeds of up to 240 mph.
- McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
A street-legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, The McLaren P1 LM features a larger twin-turbocharged V8 engine, allowing it to reach a limited top speed of 214 mph. A British firm, Lanzante, bought the original P1 and converted it for sale. A total of 6 LMs were made, out of which 5 were sold to private buyers and the sixth one, codenamed “XP1 LM”, which was a prototype P1 LM, is being used for development and testing purposes.
- Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
Based on the Aventador, the Lamborghini Veneno was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini. It was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Veneno has a capability of reaching 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Its price tag of $ 4.5 Million makes it the 5th most expensive production cars in the list.
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
Initially, Koenigsegg intended only produce three units of the CCXR Trevita, however, as manufacturing a single unit cost so much to the maker that they later decided to limit the number to just two, making it even more exclusive to own. What made this super-luxury “a class” on its own are the features that include a unique double carbon rear wing, diamond weave carbon fiber finish, a tire monitoring system, and an Inconel exhaust system, carbon-ceramic brakes with ABS. Trevita has a top speed of 254 mph!
- Bugatti Divo – $5.8 million
Manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S, the Bugatti Divo is a mid-engine sports car developed with a track-focused approach. The car was named after the French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio race twice in the 1920s for Bugatti. Bugatti said that the DIVO is the most agile and dynamic car they’ve ever created. The production of Bugatti Divo was limited to 40 units. It was pre-sold to Chiron owners before the public debut through special invitation by the dealers. It was sold out on its first day of availability. The top speed of Bugatti Divo is 236 mph!
- Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8.0 million
The second place on our world’s most expensive cars list goes to the Maybach Exelero from Mercedes Benz. The Maybach Exelero is undoubtedly one hell of a high-performance four-seater sports car that comes with a V12 twin-turbo engine. This ultra-luxury brilliance was commissioned by a German subsidiary of Goodyear, Fulda, to test their new range of Carat Exelero tires. The Exelero was featured in one of Jay-Z’s music videos and was bought by rapper Birdman. Exelero has a remarkable top speed of 213 mph.
- Rolls Royce Sweptail – $13 Million
On the top spot of our world’s most expensive cars list is this jaw-dropping stunning piece of handcrafted magic – Rolls Royce Sweptail.
Outstanding artistry of automotive design and engineering, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a luxury piece crafted in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It was commissioned in 2013 for a super-yacht and aircraft specialist, whose identity was not revealed by Rolls-Royce. At the yearly Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in 2017, The Sweptail was introduced as the most expensive new car in the world. It crossed all its competitors and remains the most expensive cars ever made.
Well, these are the 20 most expensive cars in the world that worth millions of $. Let us known which is the one you dream to own one day? Share your views in the comment box.