The average car is already expensive in itself, costing at least $20,000 for a new model. Yet, whatever its cost, it still can’t hold a candle to the monetary value of some of the most expensive cars in the world.
So what are the most expensive cars in the world and why are they so pricey? Find the answers below.
1. Koenigsegg Trevita
To get you started, the answer to the question of what is the most expensive car in the world?” is the special edition Koenigsegg Trevita car. Its Swedish name translates to “three whites” and with a body constructed out of carbon fiber of the same color as diamonds, it is every inch the luxurious car of your dreams.
Modeled after the Koenigsegg CCXR, this $2.21 million-vehicle comes with a 1018-horsepower engine as well as the capacity to reach speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. Car enthusiasts will surely love to get their hands on one of these, but the hefty price and limited number of productions is cause for much hesitation.
2. Bugatti Veyron
The second most expensive car in the world is the Bugatti Veyron. It is valued at approximately $1.7 million, and its Super Sports edition is priced at a whopping $2.4 million dollars. Surprising as it may be, this particular car was developed by the same creator of the Beetle – Volkswagen. Forget about the beetle-like models. It’s time to set your eyes on this sleek, shiny, and super-fast car, which can be yours for a whopping $1.7 million!
With a maximum speed of 253 miles per hour and a powerful W16 engine, the Bugatti Veyron definitely deserves to be the object of your materialistic fantasies. Who says only the rich and wealthy get to drive it? No one will stop you from test-driving it in your dreams.
3. Lamborghini Reventon
Launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show in the year 2007, the Lamborghini Reventon is the priciest and the most powerful of all Lamborghini road cars. With $1.6 million, you’ll get to be the proud owner of one of these mighty machines, and you’ll get to enjoy reaching 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds.
The Lamborghini Reventon, with its maximum speed of 211 miles per hour, is the perfect vehicle to ride if you love the heady feeling of adrenaline coursing through your veins. Of course, you’ll have to convince the ccompany to produce one especially for you, since there were only 20 of this particular model to be made.
4. Maybach 62S LandauletWhat could be better than car doors automatically closing behind you, helpful features that assist you in parking, and a number of other luxurious additions like sterling-silver champagne flutes, fold-down tables, and even a refrigerator?
As if those features of the Maybach 62S Landaulet aren’t enough to inspire car-envy in you, the vehicle also has the capacity to reach speeds of up to 278 miles per hour and has a 604-horsepower engine. Of course, all these luxuries come at a price– a hefty $1.4 million! As such, this model can be counted as one of the most expensive cars in the world.
5. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
Considering that this car is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under 3 seconds, its expensive price tag of $1.1 million shouldn’t matter much to those who can afford to drop that kind of money on a vehicle. Its 1,200-horsepower engine, impressive automobile performance, and its jaw-dropping aesthetics make it difficult for a lot of vehicles to be counted in the same league as the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
6. McLaren F1
One of the world’s most expensive cars is the McLaren F1. It was the most luxurious and fastest car in the world in the year 1994, and now, almost two decades later, it is still able to hold its own against the other automobiles on this list. It can reach speeds of up to 240 miles per hour and is able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. Sadly, even if you had $970,000 in your bank accounts to splurge on a car, you can’t easily get your hands on a McLaren F1. There were only 106 units to ever be manufactured.
7. Ferrari Enzo
Although valued at (only) $653,000, the limited number of Ferrari Enzo units can cause the price of the vehicle to skyrocket up to a million dollars if you buy it at an auction or from a private seller. The car’s interior has a half-finished look, with its bare carbon-fiber floors covered with rubber mats and its carbon-fiber seats only half-covered with leather upholstery.
Contrary to what non-car enthusiasts might think, the engineering lab-effect of this look is part of the car’s overall appeal. Add to that a top speed of 217 miles per hour and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour, and what you have is a supercar that’s worth going bankrupt over.
8. SSC Ultimate Aero
The SSC Ultimate Aero is the speediest car in the world that can be legally used in the streets. It has an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under 3 seconds and has the ability to reach a maximum speed of 257 miles per hour. Word has it that the latest Ultimate Aero is even faster with a top speed of 287 miles per hour and packs 15 percent more in the way of horsepower.
Don’t get too excited, though. Having $654,400, which is the cost of this car, won’t be enough. You’ll need to be among the lucky buyers of the mere 25 units to ever be manufactured.
9. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
As you may have noticed, American cars don’t figure much in the category of supercars. Still, the American auto industry deserves to be recognized as the manufacturer of the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, which is highly rated by S7 owners as well as scores of automotive magazines. Its top speed is an astonishing 248 miles per hour, while its acceleration rate is admirable at 0 to 60 miles per hour in a little over 3 seconds.
Of course, you can’t expect to enjoy these features without forking over the amount they’re worth. For only $555,000, you’ll get your very own S7 driving experience. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
10. Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
As far as luxury goes, no other car can compare to the superior quality of the materials used to build the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. Riding in it is sure to bring to mind the experience of being on a yacht, and that yacht-like experience is yours for only $447,000. No wonder it is among the world’s most expensive cars.
With a top speed of almost 150 miles per hour, a 453-horsepower engine, and a V12 engine, this car will surely be the ride of a lifetime.
Cars are relatively pricey. But some can get ludicrously expensive; the most expensive cars in the world cost much more than most houses. So if you have the money to blow on a luxury car, blow it on one of these ten above.