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With the rise of the internet, we can view and watch anything all over the world easily. It allows people to discover the fastest and most expensive cars globally. Millions get invested in research and development to create the ultimate driving machine. Today, I will be showing you the 30 most expensive cars in the world.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 million
Bugatti La Voiture Noire is currently the most expensive car in the world. A buyer will have to wait two and a half years when one gets ordered. Only ten have gotten purchased worldwide, and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of those lucky ten.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire can go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds thanks to almost 1200 pound-foot of torque and boasts 1,500 horsepower. It can hit a top speed of 261 mph due to its quad-turbo W-16 engine.
2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17.5 Million
The Zonda HP Barchetta is the most powerful road-legal car Zonda has ever produced. Only three got built, and one got stashed in Horacio Pagani’s private collection. It marks the end of Zonda’s production run (for now.)
The Zonda HP Barchetta was the first Pagani to have rear-wheel covers and a Barchetta body style. It goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. It goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and has 739 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.
3. Rolls Royce Sweptail – $13 Million
Rolls Royce Sweptail features a panoramic glass roof shaped like a boat. That matches the rear of the car, which was inspired by racing yachts. There’s only one owner, and he collaborated with Rolls Royce throughout the process. It took four years to fully come to fruition. Money wasn’t an object either (shocker!) The cost wasn’t agreed upon ahead of time.
It was worth the wait. The Rolls Royce Sweptail packs a V12 engine that produces 531 torque and has 453 horsepower. It goes from 0-60 in only 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 mph.
4. Bugatti Centodieci – $9 million
There’s only 10 Bugatti Centodieci’s in the world. The design of the Centodieci took six months. This speed was possible thanks to computer-assisted 3D design and VR technology. The design takes cues from the EB110, which Bugatti also produces. The Centodieci has five round air intakes that give it a diamond shape. It also has a small horseshoe radiator grille right under the headlamps.
The Bugatti Centodieci has a quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1,600 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. It goes 0-60 in 2.4, 124 mph in 6.1, and 186 mph in 13.1 seconds. It also reaches a top speed of 236 mph.
5. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 million
The Maybach Exelero is a one-time high-performance sports car. That means it was only produced once in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler. With the black paint, it has a very Batmobile vibe to it. Given the cost, that sounds about right. The owner of the only one in the world is Jay-Z. He used it in his music video for the song “Lost One.”
The Maybach Exelero comes with a twin-turbo V12 engine. It has 690 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque. The Exelero’s top speed is 218 mph and goes 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
6. Bugatti Divo – $5.8 million
There’s 40 Bugatti Divo out there worldwide. All 40 were pre-sold before the public even got a chance to view them. The name comes from Albert Divo. He won the Targa Florio twice in the 1920s with Bugatti Type 35 B and Type 35 C.
Bugatti Divo comes with an 8.0-litre W-16 engine with four turbochargers that generate 1500 horsepower. It goes 0-60 in an insane 2.4 seconds, and its top speed is 236 mph. It also has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
7. Pagani Huayra Imola – $5.4 million
The Pagani Huayra Imola packs a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V-12 that delivers 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. It hits a top speed of 230 mph and takes 2.1 seconds to go from 0-60.
The Pagani Huayra Imola gets it’s name from Autodrama Internazonale Enzo e Dino Ferraro Ferrari racetrack. It’s referred to as Imola due to the proximity to an Italian town called Imola. It’s also mostly where the Pagani was developed. There are only five in the world today, and all five are already off the market.
8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita features a complex diamond weave carbon, and fibers are coated with a diamond finish. The fiber treatment is conducted very carefully in small quantities.
The plan was for three Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas to get produced, but only two were. The complexity of making the unique diamond weave carbon fiber limited the production to two. Floyd Mayweather was one of the two owners. He sold his CCXR Trevita in 2017 for $2.6 million to the highest bidder at the time. Mayweather possibly could have sold it for more, but he’s worth at least $450 million. I think he’ll be okay.
9. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million
The Lamborghini Veneno production celebrated Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. There were only five ever made. One was only for factory testing, and another stayed in the factory. Only three were up for sale. The design isn’t what you usually see from Lamborghini’s. It’s inspired by sports prototypes and racing cars. The Veneno prototype, Car Zero, was featured as a playable vehicle in the mobile game Asphalt 9: Legends.
The engine is a 6.5-litre V12. It generates 740 horsepower. The power is due to enlarging the air intake and modifying the exhaust system. The 0-60 time is 2.8 seconds, and the top speed is 220 mph.
10. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 million
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ got released on limited production. There are only 30 released in the world. The Super Short packs a quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1580 horsepower. The engine’s the same used in the Bugatti Centodieci and is nicknamed “Thor.”
The Super Sport will also come with a top-speed limiter. Without the limiter, the top speed claim is over 300 mph. If you’re an owner who likes the catchy name and wants to test the top speed out, there’s a way. You can take your Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 to the Ehra-Lessien track to push your limits.
11. Lamborghini Sián FKP 37– $3.6 million
The Sián FKP 37 is the most potent vehicle Lamborghini has ever produced. It also has its first hybrid motor. The Sián has the same 6.5-litre, V12 engine as the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. It goes 0 to 60 in under 2.8 seconds, has a top speed of 217mph, and 808 horsepower.
The Sián’s production was limited to 63 units. There are 19 units of the roadster, and all are off the market. The Sián grand unveiling to the world was at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 honors Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch. “37” is the last two numbers of the year of his birth (1937), and “FKP” are the initials of his name.
12. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 Million
The McLaren F1 LM is a track-focused version of the McLaren F1. It was built to honor the five McLaren F1 GTRs that competed and finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. They finished in first, third, fourth, fifth, and thirteenth places. The F1 LM is best known for its Papaya orange paint. The F1 LM’s used this color in memory and tribute to Bruce McLaren’s race color.
Six McLaren F1 LM’s currently exist. Five F1 LMs got sold, and the sixth McLaren kept. McLaren used that one as the platform for the continued development of the F1 chassis. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton had a chance to win it for himself. McLaren CEO Ron Dennis offered it to Hamilton if he won two Formula One World Championship titles. He even put a park on it to make sure he was getting the right one. McLaren has tried to find the mark to no avail. Hamilton left McLaren with his one World Championship title. He then went on to drive for the rival Mercedes Formula One team in 2013. McLaren kept their car for obvious reasons.
The McLaren F1 LM 0-60 mph time is 3.9 seconds because of wheelspin at the beginning. The top speed is 225 mph due to aerodynamic drag.
13. Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 million
Production of the Pagani Huayra BC Roadster is limited to 40 units. It got introduced on the CSR Racing 2 app in 2019. The Pagani Huayra BC Roadster is an open-top twist on the Huarya BC. It has the same aerodynamic parts as the coupe but sports a stronger 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 791 horsepower.
The BC roadster can generate over 1,100 pounds of downforce at 174 mph. It reaches this due to its large fixed rear wing and aerodynamic elements. The roadster’s top speed is 230 mph.
14. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
The Lykan HyperSport is a Lebanese sports car made by W Motors. The company started in Lebanon on the year 2012. They also collaborate with Lebanese and Italian engineers. The Lykan HyperSport production is limited to a total of seven units. The unveiling to the public was at the Qatar Motor Show in 2013.
Lykan HyperSport is the first sports car that is designed in the Middle East. The engine and bodywork, though, were made in Germany and assembled in Italy. The Lykan HyperSport uses a 3.7-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with 780 horsepower. The engine has a mid-rear mounted position and transfers power to the rear wheels.
15. Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 million
There are two Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron’s in the world today. Both of them aren’t produced by Bugatti. The Vivere Veyron is a limited build by Mansory, and each car comes with a carbon-fiber exterior. It also has a black and white leather carbon cabin. The Verynon Vivere packs a quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine. It has 1,200-horsepower and a top speed of 254 mph.
One of the owners decided they wanted to make their unique car even more, so they sent the Vivere Veyron to Mansory. They added a new carbon front and rear bumpers and a redesigned hood. Mansory also threw in daytime running lights, side skirts, and custom wheels for good measure.
16. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 million
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport made its introduction to the world in March 2020. Sixty vehicles got produced, and the first delivery was in August 2020. This model was developed and designed keeping lateral dynamics in mind. The engineers altered the engine, chassis, transmission, and aerodynamics.
The Chiron Pur Sport accelerates from 0 to 100 in 2.3 seconds and 0 to 200 in 5.9 seconds. The Pur Sport top speed is 261 mph, and it has 1500 horsepower. It also packs an 8.0-litre, W-16 quad-turbocharged engine. At the rear, the Chiron Pur Sport carries a 1.90-meter-wide rear wing for massive downforce. The new chassis set up with stiffer springs at the front and back. The Pur Sport’s modified camber gives greater agility in corners.
17. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is produced by the Italian design house Pininfarina. It made its introduction at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. There are six Pininfarina Sergio’s. The process started in 2015, and they were sold to handpicked customers.
The Pininfarina Sergio is a tribute to Ferrari’s former chairman and designer Sergio Pininfarina. He passed away in 2012. The Pininfarina Sergio took cues from the 1965 Dino Berlinetta Speciale prototype. It was a project of Sergio Pininfarina as well as the Mythos and the Modulo concept cars. The Pininfarina Sergio is also based on the mechanical underpinnings of the Ferrari 458 Spider.
18. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3 million
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a hybrid sports car built by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies. They claim the Martin Valkyrie is the fastest street-legal car in the world. Adrian Newey is Red Bull Racing’s, Chief Technical Officer. He’s also the world’s most successful F1 designer, and he helped design the Martin Valkyrie.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie engine is a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine, which produces 1,000 horsepower. This makes it the strongest naturally-aspirated engine ever in a production road car, as well as the highest-revving. The car can hit 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 240 mph.
19. Koenigsegg Jesko – $2.8 million
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a sold-out mid-engine sports car. Its production run is limited to 125. It was introduced worldwide at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and succeeded the Agera. The engine is a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is also used in the Agera. Differences from Agera’s engine are a new crankshaft and active rubber mounts that limit vibrations in the cabin.
The Koenigsegg Jesko focuses on high aerodynamic downforce and precise handling. The name is a tribute to the company founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
20. Ferrari FXX-K Evo – $2.7 million
The Ferrari FXX-K Evo is a high-performance track day car. The FXX-K was designed by Marco Fainello, Adrián Méndez and architect Samuel Rodriguez at Centro Stile Ferrari. It’s based on the LaFerrari. The FXX-K won the Compasso d’Oro industrial design award in 2016.
Ferrari FXX-K Evo production began in 2015 and stopped in 2017 with 40 units produced. Just as the FXX and 599XX, the FXX-K is part of Ferrari’s Client Test Driver program. The cars get kept and maintained by Ferrari and are available to the owners on track day events. The data collected is used for future Ferrari road and race cars.
21. Mercedes-AMG One – $2.7 million
The Mercedes-AMG One is a plug-in hybrid sports car. It features Formula One technology. It was shown to the world at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany. Formula One driver Sir Lewis Hamilton and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche presented the One. The head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, said that when “the time is right,” Lewis Hamilton will join the team of drivers who test prototypes of the One. Hamilton already worked on the development of the One.
There will be 275 produced, and of course, they’re all sold out. Mercedes could have fulfilled four times the amount produced but turned those orders down. They want to keep the exclusivity of the Mercedes-AMG One.
22. Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 million
The Ferrari F60 America is a roadster derivative of the F12. It’s built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in The United States. Ten units got produced. If you guessed all ten got sold by the public introduction in 2014, you guessed correctly.
The open-top pays homage to convertible Ferraris of the past, such as the 275 GTS/4 NART Spider. The F60 has all-new bodywork, and it uses a removable top instead of a convertible one. All ten cars feature a cabin design with red trim for the driver’s area and black for the passenger. They also have an American flag center of the backrests of both seats.
23. Aston Martin Vulcan – $2.3 million
The Aston Martin Vulcan is a two-door and seats lightweight track-only car. It launched in 2015 and was presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Vulcan needs prior approval to drive on track day events by the factory. Just as the Ferrari FXX, 599XX, FXX-K, and the McLaren P1 GTR. One key difference is Martin Vulcan customers can keep the car on their own.
Aston Martin’s creative officer Marek Reichman designed Martin Vulcan. He took inspiration from the Vantage, DB9, and the One-77. There are 24 cars, and one was included with the penthouse of Aston Martin Residences tower located in Miami. That’s a pretty sweet signing bonus.
24. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta comes with a removable carbon-fiber hardtop and soft canvas top. The Aperta is the open-top variation of LaFerrari. Other changes from the LaFerrari are re-angled radiators to send airflow from the underbody instead of over the bonnet. Also, a longer front air dam to help increase downforce.
Sales for the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta started with 200 cars getting sold. Nine cars were reserved for the Ferrari 70th Anniversary celebration, and one additional vehicle got sold by auction later on. The Aperta broadcasted to the public at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. All cars produced were pre-sold to customers by invitation.
25. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento made its introduction at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Element’s name references the atomic number of carbon. The interior of the Sesto Elemento is surprisingly bare. It doesn’t have air-conditioning or stereo to keep it as lightweight as possible. None of the 20 produced are street legal, and yes, they all sold out.
The Sesto Elemento has a 6-speed automated manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. It’s also packing a 5.2-litre V10 engine used in the Gallardo Superleggera. The Sesto Elemento goes 0–60 in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 221 mph.
26. McLaren Speedtail – $2.2 million
The McLaren Speedtail is the fourth car in the McLaren Ultimate Series. It follows the Senna, the P1, and the F1. The Speedtail got tested at the Kennedy Space Center, and the shuttle runway was the testing ground. The Space Center didn’t get to hog all the fun. It also got tested in Germany, Spain, and Italy.
The McLaren Speedtail recharges while driving, and it has a wireless charging pad that trickle charges it when not in use. It also doesn’t have door mirrors. The Speedtail uses HD cameras mounted on the front guards that pop out when the ignition is turned on. They then retract inside when the “Velocity mode” is activated, which helps to reduce drag. No door mirrors and no side-mounted airbags are why the Speedtail isn’t street-legal in the United States. But American buyers didn’t let that little detail slow them down. They joined the crowd that bought all 106 Speedtails.
27. Koenigsegg One:1 – $2 million
The Koenigsegg One:1 Wmade its presentation at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Six cars were built alongside the one showcased at the Motor Show(yes, all got sold.) Two cars were at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. They were displayed with other sports cars such as the McLaren P1, LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Pagani Huayra.
The Koenigsegg One:1 uses the same 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine that’s in other Koenigsegg Agera variants. The One can hit a top speed of 273 mph. The name One:1 derives from the power-to-weight ratio (1,360 PS to 1360 kg), giving the One a 1 PS per 1 kg mass.
28. Zenvo TS1 GT — $1.9 million
The Zenvo TS1 GT is a sports car that gets produced five times a year. That means there’s a chance the TS1 GT might not be sold out right away! The TS1 GT has a similar chassis and body to its predecessor, the ST1. The differences are a new powertrain and upgraded interior. The production is another difference since the ST1 got limited to 15 cars total.
The Zenvo TS1 GT packs a mid-rear mounted engine they developed themselves. It’s a 5.8-litre Twin-supercharged V8 engine that hits a top speed of 233 mph. The TS1 GT can also go 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
29. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
The Ferrari LaFerrari is based on research from testing of the FXX development prototype. It also uses research by the Millechili Project at the University of Modena. The LaFerrari was Ferrari’s first mild hybrid hypercar. The LaFerrari started its’ grand tour at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and then appeared at five more shows that same year.
There have been 500 LaFarrari’s sold. The last LaFerrari sold was at an auction. It sold for $7 million, and the money went to earthquake relief. It holds a 6.3-liter V12 engine that goes 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and can peak at a top speed of 217 mph.
30. McLaren P1 – $1.15 million
The McLaren P1 is a plug-in mid-engine hybrid sports car. The P1 made its debut in the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and McLaren started selling P1’s in October 2013. They had 375 vehicles to sell, and those lasted until November that same year.
Designer Frank Stephenson got the inspiration for parts of the McLaren P1 from a sailfish he was on vacation. It was on the wall at his resort. A worker told Stephenson he was proud he caught the fish due to its speed. That sparked Stephenson’s curiosity. He went to figure out why it was so fast, and the rest is history. The P1 goes from 0–60 in 2.8 seconds and 0–100 in 6.8 seconds, making it over 5 seconds faster than the F1, its predecessor.
Why are We Fascinated with Expensive Cars?
Why are people fascinated with expensive cars? What’s the attraction? Not only do people want to own luxury cars, but those who can’t afford them love to look at them and dream.
Believe it or not, there are some psychological motivations that draw us to expensive cars:
Status & social validation: for some people, expensive cars are a symbol of success and social status. Those who purchase these vehicles relish the display of their accomplishments and achievements.
Emotional gratification: expensive cars also elicit strong emotions. Consider the sleek design, exceptional performance, and the opulent features. These can cause a person to feel excited and proud. Owning a luxury car is an emotional reward that leads to feelings of satisfaction and happiness.
Superiority & perceived quality: buyers of expensive cars may also feel that these autos are made better, have advanced technology, and have superior quality. The owner may also feel more confident and exclusive to others not able to afford such vehicles.
Reward: those who buy luxury vehicles may also feel they deserve to own these cars. The car is a representative of the owner’s success and celebration of their accomplishments.
Investment & resale value: some people also see the purchase of an expensive car as an investment. They look forward to the appreciating value of the vehicle over time, especially if they hope to sell the car in the future.
Luxury cars last longer: there’s the perception that expensive cars will last longer than “regular” vehicles. The cars are usually better made and offer a range of technology features, safety systems, and plenty of comfort.
Expensive cars fascinate us and those who buy these luxury vehicles do so for various psychological reasons. But what a fascinating look at the reasons we love to buy or dream about these beautiful cars!