What are the Top Ten Most Expensive Cars in the World?
- 1 10. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – £2.7m
- 2 9. Lamborghini Veneno – £3.5m
- 3 8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – £3.8m
- 4 7. Pagani Huayra Imola – £3.9m
- 5 6. Bugatti Divo – £4.3m
- 6 5. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – £6.3m
- 7 4. Bugatti Centodieci – £6.5m
- 8 3. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – £10.2m
- 9 2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – £12.6m
- 10 1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – £15m
The super-rich has an insatiable desire for supercars. Of course, the Quentin Willsons among us will know that auctioned classic cars fetch much higher price tags, with a classic race-driven Ferrari fetching around £50 million, but that’s a very volatile market, and prices, as they say, may go up or down.
Following are the top ten most expensive cars in the world.
10. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – £2.7m
Mansory, a German luxury car modification company, has managed to raise the price of the already exorbitant Bugatti Veyron (once the world’s fastest road car). They took the Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster and added an accumulation spoiler package, new LED lights, and an upgraded cabin, among other things. They are ranked tenth on our list of the most expensive cars in the world.
9. Lamborghini Veneno – £3.5m
The Veneno, based on the Aventador, was created to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. It uses the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12 engine, which produces 740 horsepower, and is essentially a street-legal version of Lambo’s racing prototype. It has a top speed of 221 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Most Lamborghinis are named after deceased bovine warriors, and all of them, including Veneno, have sent a matador to the grave.
8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – £3.8m
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita’s carbon fiber gleams like millions of diamonds when the sun shines on it; Trevita means “three whites” in Swedish. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather reportedly paid $4.8 million for a Trevita. It has a V8 engine that produces 1,018 horsepower and has a top speed of 254 miles per hour.
7. Pagani Huayra Imola – £3.9m
A large seven-section diffuser, a large roof scoop, more pronounced side skirts, a shark fin, and integrated spotlights are just a few of the car’s spectacular features. Engineers have even created a special paint finish to help the vehicle shed weight. They changed the design’s geometry to give the car the best possible suspension.
To keep the car stable during hard acceleration and braking, they installed active dampers and a front-lift system. The Huayra Imola also has a new Brembo brake package and Pirelli Trofeo R tires that are specifically designed for it.
6. Bugatti Divo – £4.3m
The Bugatti Divo is the company’s most agile and dynamic vehicle. At its top speed, the car produces 456kg of downforce. Divo’s top speed has been reduced to 236 mph, 25 mph slower than the Chiron’s, but it still accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds thanks to the extra drag produced by the aerodynamic elements.
5. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – £6.3m
Stola, an Italian automaker, collaborated with DaimlerChrysler to create this one-off sports car. It was commissioned by Goodyear’s subsidiary Fulda to promote the Carat Exelero tire line. Despite the fact that all of these big names sound complicated, the final design was completed by four students from Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. The only requirement was that the car reaches a top speed of 217 mph to fully test the tires.
4. Bugatti Centodieci – £6.5m
Bugatti honors its 110-year-old history with this supercar. In Italian, the word ‘Centodieci’ means ‘110.’ The car is powered by a 1600 horsepower 8.0-litre W-16 engine. Centodieci is the quickest-accelerating Bugatti currently on the road, accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.4 seconds. Romano Artioli’s iconic EB110, a supercar produced in the early 1990s, influenced the design of the car heavily.
3. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – £10.2m
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is no exception to this list’s abundance of limited-edition vehicles. The finer things in life are reflected in this one-of-a-kind automobile. The Sweptail has been dubbed “the automotive equivalent of Haute couture” by Giles Taylor, director of design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The Sweptail was commissioned at the request of an aircraft and superyacht specialist who had the idea, and was inspired by coachbuilding in the 1920s and 1930s. It was the most expensive car of all time when it was completed, costing £10.2 million in 2017.
2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – £12.6m
The HP Barchetta has added to Pagani Zonda’s incredible legacy with its unique (and some would argue ugly) design. Pagani Automobili’s founder Horacio Pagani named this magnificent edition of Zondas after its clever resemblance to a “little boat.” Only three of these vehicles will be built, which explains the high price, and all three have already been reserved. For his 60th birthday, the founder reserved one of the models.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – £15m
This is the world’s most expensive car. The vintage Type 57 SC Atlantic reflects Bugatti’s “pioneering spirit, passion for perfection, and desire to continually redefine its limits,” according to the company. As a result, when designing La Voiture Noire – or “the Black Car,” Bugatti looked to the old Type 57 for inspiration. La Voiture Noire is a tribute to one of the four Atlantics ever built, which has been missing since WWII.
La Voiture Noire, with a price tag of £15 million, is the most expensive vehicle ever built. Only one will ever be made, and it is still on the production line more than two years after it was sold. It’s a status thing for some people. La Voiture Noire is powered by a 1,500 horsepower engine that can reach 261 mph.