Here are some of the most expensive cars in the world – they are the sleekest, most powerful and technologically superior machines on the road.
20. Ferrari Enzo: $670,000 – $1 Million
The 12 cylinder mid-engine Berlinetta uses Formula One technology. There’s only 400 Enzo’s ever produced during 2002 through 2004, at a price of $670,000. Since then, many have sold second-hand for more than $1 Million. Its V12 engine reaches 186 mph with a computerized rear wing to maintain an aerodynamic downforce.
19. Leblanc Mirabeau: $765,000
Although on the lower price range of the Most Expensive Cars, it’s worth noting that it’s no slouch. It uses a 4.7-litre V8 engine, has 700 hp, and reaches speeds of 230 mph. It’s a racer but can be legally driven on the road. Can you imagine seeing one whiz by you?! Wow!
18. Porsche 918 Spyder: $845,000
The handsome 918 Spyder is the understated perfection of the year. This Porsche is fast while being environmental friendly. It boasts an amazing fuel economy rating alongside an incredible CO2 emission. Top speed comes in at 93 mph and its acceleration hits 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds!
17. McLaren F1: $970,000
The McLaren F1 was built during the mid-1990′s. The F1 revolutionized the auto industry and automakers tried to emulate the technology that is F1’s innovative hallmark. Even today it remains one of the fastest, quickest and most expensive cars in the world. There were only 106 were produced.
16. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder: $1.1 Million
Aerosmith’s lead singer Steven Tyler has this version with the open-top. The Venom GT broke the world records including the 2013 Guinness World Record for the 0-186 mph acceleration time at 13.63 seconds. It crests speeds at 265.7 mph, making it the quickest and one of the fastest production cars in the world!
15. McLaren P1: $1.15 Million
Although not as powerful as the V12 LaFerrari, the plug-in hybrid’s performance is not to reckon with, and it costs $1.5 million less! The English auto manufacturer, McLaren Automotive engineered it with 903 hp generated by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine. Coupled is an electric motor giving it top speeds of 217 mph!
14. Zenvo ST1: $1.225 Million
With production being limited to only 3 cars per year and with a grand total of 15 cars in production, the Zenvo ST1 truly is an exclusive super-car. The 7.0 liter V8 has both a turbocharger and supercharger propelling it to a top speed of 233 mph.
13. Ferrari, LaFerrari: $1.3 Million
The Italian LaFerrari features a hefty 949 horsepower, and with a hybrid electric engine or Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), the power output is increased even further. This super-car reaches speeds estimated at 230 mph! It has the highest power output of any Ferrari, while delivering a decreased fuel consumption by 40%. There’s a limit of 499 cars available!
12. Pagani Huayra: $1.3 million
The Huayra (why-rah) is named after the Inca’s “God of Winds”. The name suits the car well, as it’s among the fastest cars in the world. The twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG 60° 6.0 liter V-12 engine produces 730 horsepower, 231 mph, and the quick acceleration time of 0–97mph in 3.3 seconds. The Italian automaker added gull-wing doors to the super-car.
11. Maybach Landaulet: $1.4 million
A car built around luxury and not speed happens to be the most expensive 4-door sedan. The limousine-like Landaulet comes with a convertible roof that opens in the rear. Accessories include: hand-polished champagne flutes, a rear-seat refrigerator, an automatic partition between driver and passenger, and an intercom system between the front and rear!
10. Koenigsegg Agera R: $1.6 Million
The mid-engined sports car made by Swedish car manufacturer Koenigsegg, they announced that the Agera R has broken many land speed records. Its acceleration clocks-in at 0-186 mph in 14.5 seconds. Additionally there’s the efficient bio-fuel called E85, which produces 180 more horsepower than a tank of gas!
9. Lamborghini Reventon: $1.6 Million
This hyper-car is the most expensive road going (non-concept) Lamborghini. Airplanes and jets inspired the impressive carbon fiber exterior body. The Italian automaker made an edition of 20 and the dashboard contains three TFT liquid crystal display (LCD) with two different display modes!
8. Aston Martin One-77: $1.85 Million
There were only 77 of these rarest of Aston Martins made. In 2009, the handcrafted aluminum bodied One-77 clocked-in at 220 mph, while doing a 0-60 sprint in 3.4 seconds. Being so rare, only a lucky few get a chance to see the Aston Martin One-77 in action.
7. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster: $1.85 Million
Italian boutique automaker Pagani’s Cinque roadster has a body designed with a carbon fibre called carbo-titanium. It incorporates titanium to increase strength and rigidity that makes the sportster light and agile. The manufacturer only produced 5 cars and this is the last production version of the Zonda.
6. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: $2.2 Million
The Sesto Elemento isn’t out yet and the 20 being made are already snatched-up! Lamborghini manufactures estimate it will sprint 0-62 mph in only 2.5 seconds, while backed by 570 horsepower. Not being street legal in the U.S. means those who’ve made the purchase will only enjoy this super-car on the track. Too bad!
5. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: $2.61 Million
Poor Bugatti lost its Guinness World Records title of “World’s Fastest Production Car,” but it’s coming back, and this time with an open roof! It’s current record speed, verified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association (TÜV), is 254.04 mph. The sporty black-and-orange model that hit that speed record comes in an edition of eight.
4. W Motors, Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 Million
It may not be the fastest, but it redefines luxury. Reflective in its price are the Lykan diamond-coated LED lights, a gold-plated hood, a carbon-fiber chassis,and gold-stitched leather seats.. that’s REAL diamonds! Along with purchase, W Motors gives out a Cyrus Klepcys Watch valued at $200,000. Wild.. that’s worth more than an average car!
3. Lamborghini Veneno: $3.9
Though the Veneno is mainly used for the track, it is street legal. Lamborghini upgraded the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 to produce 750 horsepower to an all-wheel drive system. Top speed is claimed to be 221 mph and it gets 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. The name Veneno in Spanish means “poison”.. but for this super-car it’s all about adrenaline!
2. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.85 Million
It’s the most expensive car made in recent years! As a limited edition from the Swedish hypercar manufacturer, the CCXR Trevita’s carbon fiber used in the bodywork is coated with a DIAMOND finish. The car is so quick and fast that it’s unlikely you’d have time to notice if it passed you on the road.
1. Maybach Exelero: $8 Million
The most expensive car is the German luxury Maybach Exelero. It’s not a production car, it’s the only one made! Built and then shown in the 2005 Tempodrom in Berlin, the two-seater coupe was commissioned by Fulda Tyres. The car was featured in Jay-Z’s music video, “Lost One”, and the word is rapper Birdman had designs on buying it.
These were the top 20 most expensive cars – which one is your favorite?