Expensive cars range from luxury sedans to coupe and also supercars. Expensive often is synonymous with luxury. But then there are some which are so exorbitantly priced that only certain individuals with obscene wealth can attain. These cars have everything even before the consumer thinks about certain desirable upgrades. We would be talking about cars which have come recently into production and not those overly rare 50 year old beast that may have been sold during auctions so don’t expect to see Ferrari GTO, Maybach Exelero or Ferrari 330P4 on the list and just FYI, all three cars just mentioned cost over $8 million. Therefore we want to talk about expensive cars, but ones that at the least seem attainable, otherwise what is the point if we can’t even dream. So here are the 10 most expensive cars in the world that only individuals who are called “1 Percenters” can afford to think without cringing about their bank balance for a second.
1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 Million
Nothing short of the incredibly stunning Veneno could have been expected from Lambroghini for its 50th anniversary. Launched in 2014 with just 9 of them in the world, exclusivity has a new poster boy. With a top speed of 221mph, the Veneno which looks like something out of a dream is a convertible. Calling it sporty in design would be shaming the beautiful marvel of master craftsmanship and it is road legal if that question popped in anyone’s mind. Powered by a V-12 engine it hammers out a staggering 720hp. Well, wouldn’t we all want to own or atleast ride in one of these bad boys, although we might not be able to see it when it hits full gear on the roads.
2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 Million
Lykan Hypersport is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East and it does deserve a standing ovation. Launched in 2013 by W Motors with plans to produce only 7 units, the price compared to Bugatti Veryon may seem outrageous but be ready to be shocked, its LED headlights have either rubies or diamonds embedded in them. So add that to a Flat – 6 engine producing 740bhp and a top speed of 240mph, I guess you really can’t question its cost.
3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – $3.4 Million
Developed by the Volkswagen Group and launched in 2011, the Super Sport is a two door coupe and parts of the many variants of Bugatti Veyron are the most expensive ones till date. Capable of notching a top speed of 267mph, it is equipped with a W16 8.0 Litre, quad-turbocharged cylinder engine. Now to help you understand its power, one of W16 engine is equivalent to 2 narrow angled V8’s capable of churning out a power of 1,184bhp. Oh Mama!!! And here we thought the above two mentioned cars had power!
4. Koenigsegg One – $2 Million
Presented during the coveted Geneva Motor Show in 2014, Koenigsegg One is part of the many a decadent supercars built by the Swedish manufacturer. Powered by a 5.0 Litre dual turbo engine, it is capable of producing 1340hp and a potential top speed of over 273mph. Rare would be a challenger who could hold its own against the raw power and performance of this car. Designed with excellent detail, it looks like one of the cars out of Need For Speed games that have been customized to its death. The power seems to keep getting higher and higher as we move lower, but so does the price. So, “Dream On” I suppose.
5. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster – $1.8 Million
Made in 2011 out of carbon fiber and titanium making it stronger and lighter than any of its competitors on the list, the Italian car maker has certainly set itself apart from the rest. The material makes such a huge difference to the body weight that in comparison even a Mini Cooper is heavier. Designed again with a sporty outlook, the car is powered by AMG V12 engine producing 678hp and it is capable of hitting a top speed of over 210mph. Now it looks jaw-droopingly amazing, its lighter body making it a agile drive and it has speed to boast, Pagani definitely deserves to be on this list not just for its price, but for the excellent craftsmanship it brings to the table.
6. Aston Martin One-77 – $1.8 Million
A 2-door 77 units limited special edition coupe primarily is known as James Bond’s car to the general public, but car enthusiast worship this beastly machine for its unimpeachable 6.0L V12 engine that churns out an impressive 700HP speeding up to F1-esque 354kmph. Not to mention looks to kill and die for. Launched for sale in 2011 among all the variants of supercars mentioned so far, Aston Martin blows every car out of the water in terms of exterior design and might be a reasonable purchase if you’re aiming to have a combination of looks, performance and power in your supercar.
7. Lamborghini Reventon – $1.61 Million
Likened to as the stealth fighter on road, though its look might garner more attention than the word stealth suggests, but hey someone who came up with the name must have had his reasons. Moving on, launched in 2007, driving this machine requires you to fasten your seat belts at all times because Reventon can hit a top speed of a blistering 220mph. So, though stealth might not best describe this beast, futuristic design combined with insane performance capabilities, this car lives up to its price tag. To be noted though Lamborghini does have more expensive models, but they are not road certified or have not come into production are at a concept stage.
8. Pagani Huayra – $1.3 Million
Official debuted in 2011 and named after the Incan God of Wind, the Huayra is a machine that even gods may be proud of. Maintaining pagani’s traditional styling of sporty appearance, it is powered by AMG 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbo engine capable of giving 230mph. It has one of the best leather works among the supercar segment and not to mention sports gullwings doors and Pagani trademarked side mirrors, and priced economically for a sports car, it might be a car that just pushes you to the very edge and commit to purchase.
9. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.3 Million
Ferrari’s first entry to the list is nothing short of astonishing design with Italian fashion through and through dominating its appearance and light weight body to boot, the car gives out spectacular power of 950hp with the KERS and still impressive 789hp without it. The name might seem over indulgent and arrogant, but hey it’s Ferrari. It is so good you have to hear it twice.
10. Maybach Landaulet – $1.25 Million
The last one on our list, Maybach Landaulet can be defined as luxury at its best. It is equipped with retractable roof to open up and enjoy great weather when pleased. It even has sealed chauffer compartment – talk about really being a 1 percenter and finally it also boasts a refrigerator from where you can take out the most expensive drink in your cabinet and sip along during a comfortable cruising ride. Maybach Landaulet may not have the power of these other cars, but it definitely blows them out of the water in comfort and luxury.
Well you have read how the 1 percenters live differently, at least when it comes to their automotive desirables, but these machines are nothing short of amazing piece of engineering that has brought together machines working in synergy with their parts to break every record out there and redefine luxury and status when it comes to owning a car.
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