The choice of luxury cars is both wide and limited. From the Lamborghini to the Bugatti, Ferrari to Aston Martin, there are plenty to choose from. But which ones are the most expensive? Here we round up 10 of the most expensive cars in the world.
Criteria such as speed, technology and design collide in a merciless battle among the producers of these cars at increasingly staggering prices. They are reserved for millionaires or billionaires. Competition is becoming increasingly fierce, as are the prices, due to car shows where new contenders are launched and have been able to join the very closed and selective circle of the most elite cars in the world. This is the case with the Bugatti Chiron that beat the Bugatti Veyron to the title of the most expensive production car in the world. However, the throne of most expensive car still belongs to the Lamborghini Veneno. But let’s take a look at the rest of this ranking that when added together totals a staggering $28 million.
1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $3.8 million
Equipped with a 750 horsepower, V12, 6.5 liter engine, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is in first place in our ranking. And while it is true that it now has two roll bars to offer greater safety to its passengers – increasing its weight to 1.6 tons – its acceleration and top speed capabilities remain spectacular: from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, for a top speed of 220 miles per hour. With only nine units produced, its price is just as spectacular: about $3.8 million excluding tax.
2. Lamborghini Veneno: $3.4 million
The Lamborghini Veneno is also equipped with the 750 hp, V12, 6.5 l engine, but weighs 88 pounds less than the Roadster. This ensures an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds (3 less), for a maximum speed of 220 mph. For its 50th anniversary in 2013, the gift the luxury brand offered was this model made with only three units. The price? About $3.4 million, excluding tax.
3. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $3.4 million
Ferrari completes our top three with its Sergio Pininfarina: a model produced in homage to the famous designer, who died in 2012. The six units made are equipped with the a 4,497 cm3 V8 engine. With its power increased to 605 hp, it allows acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3 seconds. As for its price, it costs about $3.4 million, sharing second place in our ranking with the Lamborghini Veneno.
The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
4. Lykan Hypersport: $2.9 million
Unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013, the W Motors Lykan HyperSport not only benefits from a sublime carbon design but also from a mechanical design by RUF – the famous German specialist. In this respect, it is equipped with the 750 hp twin-turbo engine, which ensures an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 245 mph. The price of this rare delicacy is around $2.9 million.
5. Bugatti Chiron: starting at $2.7 million
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the world’s most expensive production cars, ahead of the Bugatti Veyron, in particular. Indeed, with its 1,500 horsepower and 260 mph top speed, the Chiron slips into our top 10 with a price to melt even the most stoic among us: starting at $2.7 million.
The Bugatti Chiron
6. Ferrari FXX K: $2.5 million
This racing beast, reserved for the circuit, is a model from F1, and this can quickly be seen through its hybrid system with kinetic energy recovery. Thirty two units were produced with a 860 hp V12 – which can reach 1,050 with the hybrid. The price of this jewel is about $2.5 million.
7. Koenigsegg Regera: $2.4 million
Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and produced in 80 units, this Swedish pearl offers its owner a 1,800 hp hybrid engine through its 100 hp twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors. It is thus able to rev to 249 mph in less than 20 seconds. But like any pearl, it has a price: about $2.4 million, optional extras not included.
8. Bugatti Veyron: starting at $2.3 million
Although it is no longer the most expensive production car in the world, it is still one of the fastest. In its “Super Sport” version, its W16 quadriturbo engine goes from 1,001 hp to 1,200 hp. In this regard, let us add that this engine enabled it to beat the world record in 2011, exceeding 268 mph! The vehicle is available in many versions and its price starts at $2.3 million, but can reach more than $2.8 million in the “Super Sport” version.
The Bugatti Veyron
9. Aston Martin Vulcan: $2.3 million
Presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, there are only 24 units of the Aston Martin Vulcan produced. It is a track car with an impressive 800 hp. However, its price is also impressive, reaching more than $2.3 million.
10. Pagani Huayra: $2.3 million
This splendid vehicle shows a refined blend of Italian design and German mechanics. It is equipped with a V12 AMG with 730 hp and 1000 Nm of torque. The Pagani Huayra can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. As for its price of about $2.3 million set by the manufacturer, it is interesting to note that it can sometimes exceed $2.6 million on the resale market.