Every automobile enthusiast knows that expensive cars are meant to be admired like fine pieces of art. Take your time to admire some of the most expensive cars ever built.
1. Aston Martin One-77 – $1.4 million
The brand made popular by the one and only James Bond created one of the most expensive cars in the world with the Aston Martin One-77. Only 77 of these beautiful machines were ever produced, and all 77 of them have been purchased, unfortunately. The One-77 is one of the fastest cars Aston Martin has ever made.
2. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
While not exactly the most creative name Ferrari has ever came up with, the LaFerrari is a hybrid hypercar that holds its own among the company’s prestigious line of vehicles. Its 6.3 liter V12 helps it push about 1,000 horsepower and 664 lbs of torque. The $1.4 million hypercar tops out at a speed of 217 mph.
3. Lamborghini Centenario – $1.9 million
Lamborghini created the Centenario, a $1.9 million supercar, as a birthday present for the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the Italian automobile manufacturer. The Centenario is longer, lighter, and more aerodynamically efficient than the Aventador. It also houses the most extreme engine Lamborghini has ever made under its hood.
4. Koenigsegg Regera – $2 million
Koenigsegg is an automobile company that specializes in pricey high-performance vehicles, and the Regera is one of the company’s highlights. As a hybrid hypercar, it’s often compared to the likes of the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari, although it outcompetes all of the cars in its class. The $2 million Regera comes with a 5.0 liter V8 and 4.5 kWh battery pack.
5. Koenigsegg One:1 – $2 million
If you just happen to have $2 million lying around and you’re looking for a new car, you might want to check out the Koenigsegg One:1. Considered a “megacar” (any exotic car that’s faster and has more horsepower than a supercar or hypercar) the One:1 can theoretically go up to 273 mph thanks to its 1,340 hp. With such a high top speed, it has solidified its place among the fastest cars ever built. Only six of these cars were made.
6. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is a minimalist’s dream, having all the performance of a race car with none of the unnecessary extras. Its carbon fiber body, chassis, driveshaft, and suspension make it light as a feather. Its most notable feature is its acceleration, which takes it from 0–60 mph in 2.5 seconds. This $2.2 million roadster is restricted to racetracks only, however.
7. Bugatti Chiron – $2.5 million
This high-performance vehicle pushes the boundaries of what a supercar can do. The Chiron has a quad-turbocharged 8.0 liter W16 engine that can produce 1,500 hp and up to 1,180 torque. It only takes the Chiron 2.5 seconds to go from 0–60 mph and it tops out at 261 mph. It’s a monster of a car through and through.
8. Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 million
This car was made in celebration of Ferrari’s 60-year stint in the United States. Inspired by the F12berlinetta, the F60 is unapologetically American, from its red, white, and blue color scheme to its American flag seat inserts. With a 6.2 liter V12 engine, the F60 grinds out a respectable 740 horsepower and can go from 0–60 in 3.1 seconds.
9. Pagani Huayra BC – $2.6 million
The $2.6 million Pagani Huayra (Incan for “God of Winds”) is a speedster that’s on a level of its own. The BC was first presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as a lighter and quicker successor to the original Huayra. This machine weighs only 2,654 lbs because of the use of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials. This exotic supercar creates 1,102 lbs of downforce at 155 mph thanks to an active rear spoiler.
10. Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K – $2.7 million
A normal, street-legal LaFerrari sells for around $1.4 million, but the racetrack-only FXX K sells for close to twice that amount. This near-perfect race car has unique body modifications that increase the downforce by up to 50 percent. The FXX K boasts a ridiculous 1,035 horsepower.
11. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – $3.4 million
The Bugatti Veyron is not only among the most expensive cars in the world, but it is also one of the fastest. The Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere in particular is the most expensive Veyron, at a jaw-dropping $3.4 million. This roadster can output a mind-boggling 1,200 hp and go up to 254 mph.
12. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
You might recognize the Lykan Hypersport from its appearance in the 2015 blockbuster “Furious 7.” This supercar has jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and a futuristic interior you won’t believe. Its aggressive exterior gives it a certain allure that you can’t ignore. Basically it looks like it should be the next Batmobile. For $3.4 million, this car offers 770 hp and can travel up to 240 mph.
13. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million
This modified Aventador was created for Lamborghini’s 50th birthday. The edgy look of this vehicle perfectly matches the edgy name it was given, Veneno (or poison in Italian). This $4.5 million beast of a machine can pump out 740 horsepower and go from 0–60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
14. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
Among Koenigsegg’s collection of expensive high-performance cars is the CCXR Trevita. While it’s only the second most expensive car in the world, it does hold the title for world’s most expensive street-legal car. What makes this vehicle so pricey, you ask? It could be the fact that it’s coated with diamond dust resin.
15. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 million
With a pricetag of $8 million, the Maybach Exelero is the most expensive car ever built by leaps and bounds. What makes that figure even more impressive is that it sold for that price in 2004. Adjusted for inflation, this one-off car would currently cost about $10.1 million. That’s a lot of money for a 700 horsepower, twin-turbo V12.