The world’s most expensive car is the Maybach Exelero, a Batmobile-esque street machine that sold for a cool $8 million in 2011. The other nine come from Lamborghini, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Ferrari and other manufacturers and cost $2 to $5 million each. The cars are owned by Tom Cruise, Jay Z, Simon Cowell and the Sultan of Brunei. Most of the cars are limited edition, with some having only 77 examples produced and the most expensive having only one. The cars can all go from a dead standstill to 6o mph in under three seconds, with top speeds well over 200 mph. Maybe the most impressive is also one of the cheapest on the list: the Bugatti Chiron. That car has a 16 cylinder engine that manifests 1500 horsepower and a top speed of 288 mph. It also looks really nice in the carport.
1. Maybach Exelero: $8 million
The most expensive car in the world is the Maybach Exelero. As close to the batmobile as a car buyer can get in real life, the super expensive vehicle was lovingly built in 2004 by German auto maker Motorenbau, owned by Daimler AG. There was only ever one model of the car created. It was brought to life in 2004 on an order from Fulda Tires, Goodyear’s German division. The car was designed as a test vehicle for a new series of wide tires. The design was a modernization of the German luxury car manufacturer’s own legendary streamlined 1930’s sports car. It has two doors and a 700-hp twin-turbo V12. The car’s interior is leather and neoprene, with high-sheen carbon-fibre and perforated coated aluminum surfaces in black with red highlights. If you must own it, you’ll have to track down rapper Birdman, who bought the sweet German street machine for $8 million in 2011.
2. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 million
The world’s second most expensive car is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. This Formula One in disguise has been described by its maker as “A diamond on wheels.” To ensure its status as a truly exclusive car, a limited run of only two models were called forth from the ether in 2009. The car’s $4.8 million sticker price is a factor not only of its limited supply but also its materials. The car’s finish isn’t paint, but instead a white carbon fibre “Diamond Weave.” That’s a proprietary coating created by Koenigsegg that makes the car shine in the sun as if it’s composed of millions of diamonds. A beauty on the outside, the vehicle is a beast on the inside with a 4.8 litre V8 that leverages 1,018 horsepower and 796 lb-ft of torque. With a double carbon aft wing to keep it from attaining flight, it can top 60 mph from a dead standstill in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of over 255 mph. The car has muscle enough for boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., who bought one for $4.8 million and displayed it at an LA Clippers game in 2016. Did the car break Mayweather’s bank? Nah. The fighter has a calculated net worth of $403 million.
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3. Lamborghini Veneno: $4,500,000
Veneno means “venom” and this machine has it. The world’s third most expensive car, the Lamborghini Veneno costs $4.5 million. Its name was taken from one of the fastest and most aggressive fighting bulls in history. The bull achieved fame after fatally wounding famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez. The car’s creation was a celebration of the automaker’s 50th birthday. Since that day, only five of the cars have ever been made. Two were kept by the company. The Veneno’s 6.5 liter V12 is capable of delivering 8,400 rpm, 740 hp and 507 lb-ft, rocketing the car to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. It boasts exclusive alloy wheels and twin bucket seats of forged composite with carbonSkin interior. Of the three models that were sold, one is owned by former tech CEO Antoine Dominic and one by Kris Singh, the managing director of Tequesta Investments.
The Ten Most Expensive Cars in the World:
The table below shows the ten most expensive cars in the world. The most expensive car of the bunch is the Maybach Exelero, bought by rapper Birdman in 2011. Also on the list are two Koenigseggs, a Lamborghini, a Lykan, two Bugattis, a Pagani, a Ferrari and an Aston Martin. The cheapest car on the list is the Aston Martin at an incredibly affordable $1.6 million.
Ten Most Expensive Cars
|2||Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita||$4,800,000|
|7||Pagani Huayra BC||$2,600,000|
|8||Ferrari F60 America||$2,500,000|
|10||Aston Martin One-77||$1,600,000|
4. Lykan HyperSport: $3,400,000
The fourth most expensive car in the world is the Lykan Hypersport at $3.4 million. In the photo above, the car looks more like a spaceship than an auto. You don’t need to own the yacht parked in the background to buy the HyperSport, but it helps. The car is made by the Lebanese company W Motors. It’s the first supercar constructed by a company in the Middle East. The stunner of a road rocket was featured in the movie Furious 7. There are only seven units planned for production. The HyperSport has jewel-embedded headlights set with 420 15ct diamonds each, powered by titanium LED blades. Think diamonds are too passé? Order your model with rubies or sapphires instead. The car’s marketing describes a “holographic display system” located in the center console, with “interactive motion features,” whatever that means. To us it sounds suspiciously like something out of Tony Stark’s office, so no sudden hand gestures while driving please. Of course the car packs a punch, with a 3.7 litre (37566cc) twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, delivering 780 hp and 708 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 240 mph it can accelerate from drive thru to 60 in 2.8 seconds. The Abu Dabi police force bought one of these cars in 2015, so no high speed chases there please.
5. Bugatti Veyron: $2,600,000
The fifth most expensive car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron. The Veyron serves up 1,200 hp and can do 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds flat, with max torque of 1,100 lb-ft at 3,000 to 5,000 rpm, with a top speed of 233 mph. The car came in several versions including the 16.4, the Grand Sport, Super Sport (shown above) and the Grand Sport Vitesse. Only 435 Veyrons have been sold. The Veyron was discontinued in 2014, so anyone who has to buy one will have to get it used. For interested shoppers, we’ve got a list of current owners to track down, including Tom Cruise, Jay Z, Ralph Lauren, Simon Cowell and Cristiano Ronaldo.
6. Koenigsegg One:1: $2,850,000
Anyone with a few million dollars to spare can have a supercar but why stop there with the world’s first megacar on the market? The One:1 is the sixth most expensive car in the world. Seven examples were built in 2014 and 2015. The One:1 is named for its 1:1 hp to kg weight ratio. That’s what Koenigsegg engineers call the “dream” equation, and before 2014 it was thought to be impossible in a road legal, usable sports car. The One:1 is a “megacar” because its power plant delivers a full Megawatt of power. Under the hood it packs a twin turbo 5 litre V8 with an astonishing 1,340 hp and 740 lb-ft of torque. Its heft is aided by extended venturi tunnels, side splitters, track-optimized aero winglets, optimized active under trim air management and an Le-Mans inspired active wing configuration. Its also got an upgraded rear Triplex suspension with active shock absorbers and carbon bevel springs. As if that weren’t enough, drivers can run it on E85 biofuel for saving the planet at 230 mph.
7. Pagani Huayra BC: $2,600,000
The seventh most expensive car in the world is the Pagani Huayra BC at $2.6 million. The car is an evolved version of the standard Huayra, complete with a twin turbo AMG engine that churns out 789 horsepower. Fitted with a light titanium exhaust system, a stripped out interior and all aluminum wheels, it’s as light as possible to deliver a higher power to weight ratio. All the car’s components are carbon fiber as well. Unleashed at the 2016 motor show in Geneva, all 20 units created to date have been sold. The name “BC” comes from the initials of the company’s first customer ever, Benny Caiola. The car was conceived as a road vehicle with a track focused soul and the world’s lightest Hypercar.
8. Ferrari F60 America: $2,500,000
For $2.5 million, anyone on the planet can own the world’s eighth most expensive car. The Ferrari F60 America was conceived to celebrate 60 years of American Ferrari excellence. Shown above is the car’s Blu Nart livery. The car’s V12 engine delivers 730 HP, with a lightweight roof that can be opened to the sky at speeds less than 75 mph. Only ten were produced, making this a strictly limited edition release. The F60 can hit zero to 60 in less than three seconds. Quick enough to blow even the staunchest patriot’s hair back. Think Trump with no wig.
9. Bugatti Chiron: $2,500,000
Back to Bugatti again for the ninth most expensive car in the world. Chiron is a legendary Centaur from Greek Mythology. It’s also the name of an asteroid and a secret society. For Bugatti, it means a perfect blend of beauty and beast. Successor to the discontinued Veyron, it boasts a W16 quad turbo engine that can serve up 1,500 HP and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Its top speed is a blurringly fast 288 mph, with a high power to weight ratio thanks to its carbon fibre body. Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the car is stunningly beautiful from all angles and gives a 25% increase in performance over its predecessor.
10. Aston Martin One-77: $1,600,000
The #10 most expensive car in the world is the Aston Martin One-77, so named because there were only 77 of them made. Developed in 2008 and 2009, the two door hypercar made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. The car fused advanced tech with gorgeous design. The tech part includes a 7.3 litre V12 engine, making it the fastest Aston Martin ever built. Its top speed of 220 mph comes thanks in part to a rigid but lightweight carbon fibre monocoque sheathed in a seamless body shell made of handcrafted aluminum. The car has won several coveted international design awards and has appeared in the video game Gran Turismo 6. One of the cars was bought by Hassanal Bolkih, the Sultan of Brunei.
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