We are showcasing the world’s most expensive automobiles here and neither these designs nor their prices are for the weak-hearted. These super expensive cars are much more than just a mode of transportation.
They are masterpieces encapsulating the flamboyance and swag in that 1% universe. These big boys’ toys are no ordinary machines but art pieces where luxury, performance and lifestyle take precedence over practicality. As a matter of fact, if you can afford these cars then you, certainly, can also afford to be a little less practical about your passions.
Ferrari 250 GTO – The jewel in the crown
The Ferrari 250 GTO is considered to be the most beautiful car of all time… most valuable too. Designed in the early 1960s for racing as well as with road-legal specifications, this beauty is fitted with a powerful V-12 engine and a stylish, aerodynamic body.
Touted as the most expensive car in the world, there are only 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs in the world. It was originally priced at $18,000 back in 1962, but not everyone could by it as Enzo Ferrari used to personally approve each customer. However, later on these cars started showing up at public auctions, selling for millions of dollars.
Hold your breath before you read the recent buying price of this masterpiece. In 2018, WeatherTech founder David MacNeil paid a whopping $70 million. Whereas in 2013, another GTO was sold for $52 million. Chassis no. 3413GT sold for $48 million in 2018 holds the record for the most expensive car sold at a public auction. Time to look at other elegant beauties and beasts of the road
Pagani Huayra: Pronounced as why-rah is named after the Incan God Of Winds boasts an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers, resulting in 620 hp and a massive 740 lb-ft. It starts at a price of $1.4M
Ferrari LaFerrari: This monster accelerates from 0 – 100 KMPH in less than 3 secs with top speed 350 KMPH. With 6.3 Ltr. F140FE V12 engine the price of this dragon starts at $2.2M
Koenigsegg One:1: It’s called the Megacar and that’s for a reason. The One in the name comes from the power-to-weight ratio (1,360 PS to 1360 kg) giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg mass. The 1,360 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg claims. The price for this beast ranges from $2M – $5M
Ferrari F60 America: A limited edition roadster is a derivative of F12. It was built to celebrate 60 years of North America. With its 6.2-liter V12 churns out 740 glorious hp., enough to propel the car to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. This limited edition was prices at $2.5M
Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron: One of fastest and costliest, the list cannot be completed without the mighty Bugatti Veyron. With 1200 HP this car bags a top speed of 408KMPH. It comes at a mighty price of $3.4M
The Lykan Hypersport : It starred in the blockbuster Furious 7, where the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Dubai. There were only seven of these car made with a cost of $3.4M each
Lamborghini Veneno : Manufactured to celebrate the 50th birthday of Lamborghini and it is limited edition. Top speed of 356 KMPH and has 0-97 kmph acceleration in 2.8 sec. This beast cost whooping $4.5M
Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: A high performance sports car combined with luxury is one its kind. Infact its the only one. With 690 bhp twin-turbocharged V12 engine which does 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and can reach 349 km/h. The coolest thing about the car is that it was built around the tyres and it weighs 2.8 tonnes. It costs $8M.
Rolls-Royce Sweptail : This luxury car is again one of its kind from Rolls Royce. It took them 4 years to plan and built this ultra-luxury car. A 6.75-litre V12 powertrain with 453 bhp this beauty costs a staggering $12.8M
Needless to say that these cars are out of reach for most of us, they do, however, aspire and motivate us to dream big and work hard.
Do let us know which car(s) appealed the most to you, in the comment section below.