Cars have become so much more than just means of transportation, and some of them are so well made that they can be considered an art piece on wheels. Such cars offer comfort, class, a superior engine, sophisticated and unique design but owning them is an expensive privilege. Most of us dream of a chance to ride some of the most expensive cars in the world, but the truth is that this dream will hardly turn into reality without the involvement of some lottery win. But, until then, we can at least admire them.
If you want to find out which are the most expensive cars in the world and learn more about them, continue reading below.
20. Mazzanti Evantra: $1.2 million
Mazzanti Evantra is a two-door coupe produced in Italy, and the amount of produced cars is limited to five units per year. Reason for this is its astonishing price of $1.2 million. The Evantra has a 7.0 aluminum Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine that produces 701 hp. It has a six-speed automatic gearbox and can reach the speed of 217 mph. The time it takes to reach 0 to 60 mph is 3.2 seconds. The Brembo braking system operates with six-piston calipers at the front and four at the back.
19. Arash AF10 Hybrid Racer: $1.6 million
Arash AF10 Hybrid Racer is regarded as one of the finest cars made in the world today, and it comes with a cost of $1.6 million. The Arash AF10 was first introduced in 2009 but was later on revised for a model with a Warp Drive and racing overalls. Thus, the Hybrid Racer was born. The engine is a V8 with a compact supercharger inside its V cavity. The Warp Drive system consists of five parts: four motors and one petrol engine. The Warp Drive has its own gearbox, with two speeds for electric drives and six for the petrol engine. It can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and this four-wheel-drive beast can hit up to 2080 HP.
18. Hennessey Venom F5: $1.6 million
Hennessey Venom F5 is a two-door coupe with a 7.4 twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The power of this engine is huge, and it can reach 1600 hp with a top speed of 301 mph. The car also has two transmissions incorporated. One is a seven-speed single-clutch semi-automatic transmission, and the other is a six-speed manual transmission. The chassis consists mostly of carbon fiber, which offers for additional aerodynamics. The Brembo braking system is paired with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The price of this vehicle is $1.6 million.
17. Zenvo ST1: $1.8 million
Zenvo ST1 is manufactured by Danish company Zenvo Automotive. It is the company’s first high-performance sports car, and it costs $1.8 million. The engine is a high-end twin-charged LS7 V8 that can generate 1089 hp. Top speed of this car is 233 mph, and it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The manufacturers spared no expense when it comes to other specs. Zenvo has keyless entry, satellite navigation, and telescopic steering wheel, among numerous other technological advances. The transmissions available are seven-speed paddle-shift and six-speed manual transmission.
16. Aston Martin One-77: $1.87 million
Aston Martin One-77 is not just a name, but also a number. This two-seater coupe is manufactured by Aston Martin, and the production was limited to 77 cars. It has a 7.3 V12 engine that can generate 750 hp. The six-speed automated manual transmission is coupled with dynamic stability control. Top speed is 250 mph, and it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The chassis is almost entirely made of carbon fiber, and the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are supported by Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes. If you want to own one of these luxurious cars, you need $1.87 million.
15. Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory: $2.4 million
Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory is a car that needs little introduction but certainly deserves one. This luxurious supercar has an 8.0 V12 engine that can generate 1001 hp. It is one of the world’s fastest cars with a top speed of 252 mph. The time it takes to reach 0 to 60 mph is 2.7 seconds. It has a seven-speed direct-shift automatic transmission. The Mansory artistic touch involved integrating LED daytime running lights, and the interior was covered with fine black and white leather. This artistic touch made the car reach an astounding price of $2.4 million.
14. Mercedes AMG Project One: $2.7 million
Mercedes AMG Project One is a beast that combines features of a regular car with modern Formula One cars. It has five motors with different functions, one internal combustion engine, and four electric motors. The 1.6 Mercedes-Benz PU106C Hybrid E-turbo V6 engine can generate up to 1231 hp. The transmission is a single-clutch automated manual variant, and the car’s chassis is made entirely of carbon fiber. It reduces weight, and thus, the car is able to go faster. Its top speed 217 mph and it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The interior features a Formula One themed steering wheel and pedals, while the seats are made out of traditional luxurious Nappa leather. The price of this car is $2.7 million.
13. Ferrari Sergio Pininfarina: $3 million
Ferrari Sergio Pininfarina is a tribute car to the designer Sergio Pininfarina. The two-door barchetta features a 4.5 Ferrari F136 F V8 engine that can generate up to 596 hp. Top speed is at 198 mph, and it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The car comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the overall design takes cues from the Ferrari Dino prototype. While the specifications of this car aren’t as huge as those of other cars, the Ferrari only builds this car for few handpicked customers. So far, only six units have been built, and the price of each one is $3 million.
12. Aston Martin Valkyrie: $3.2 million
Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of Aston Martin’s finest products. The Formula One design was heavily influenced by Adrian Newey from Red Bull Racing. This hybrid sports car is collaboratively built by Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and several other manufacturers. The 6.5 Cosworth V12 can generate up to 1160 hp, and the top speed is 250 mph. It can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Due to the specific shape of the car, the interior and seats are specifically designed and tailored for the owner’s body shape. The series will be limited to 150 units only, so the price is set at $3.2 million.
11. Bugatti Chiron Sport: $3.3 million
Bugatti Chiron Sport introduced new components that made the car extremely lightweight, further enhancing and increasing speed and agility. The engine is an 8.0 quad-turbocharged W16, but the weight has been reduced even further by extensive use of carbon fiber. It generates more than 1400 hp and can reach speed up to 270 mph. The steering wheel received some modifications in order to improve car handling and to make it competitive on the race track. Bugatti is known for its fast and expensive cars, so if you want a brand new Bugatti Chiron Sport, be prepared to pay $3.3 million.
10. W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 million
W Motors Lykan Hypersport is featured in the movie Fast & Furious 7, which further popularized its unique design. The car is limited to 7 units, which makes its price tag of $3.4 million justifiable. The luxurious part of the car is 15-carat diamonds embedded into the car. Just the headlights alone have 440 diamonds. The W Motors designed the car with reverse-opening door system, and the engine is 3.8 flat-six twin-turbo. The car is definitely defined by details, with fully hand-crafted carbon-fiber body.
9. Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 million
Lykan Hypersport is a car that originated in Lebanon. It is certainly the most praised sports car in the Arab world, and with a price tag of $3.4 million, it is also one of the most expensive cars in the world. It has fabulous specifications and a great design which can be fitted with 15-carat diamonds. The original car has 240 of them, but it can be tailored to suit the wishes of its owner. The car has a 3.7 twin-turbocharged flat-six engine and can generate 780 hp. It comes with a six-speed sequential manual transmission or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can reach a top speed of 240 mph and hits 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
8. Pagani Huayra BC: $3.5 million
Pagani Huayra BC is a track-focused and improved version of Huayra. It has a 6.0 twin-turbocharged V12 engine that can generate 745 hp. The whole car is designed to weigh less. The engine is made of a special material called carbon triax, which is 50% lighter than the original version. In addition, the car comes with a titanium exhaust system, aluminum alloy wheels, and a stripped-out interior. The seven-speed sequential manual transmission with single-clutch weighs 40% less than the double-clutch gearbox. All of these components make the car lighter and more suitable for tracks. The series is limited to 20 units, and you’ll need $3.5 million to get one.
7. McLaren P1 LM: $3.7 million
McLaren P1 LM is a result of a manufacturer trying to produce and convert P1 GTR into road-legal specification car. Only six of these cars have been produced, with five being sold and one being used as a prototype for the next generation of cars. Although its price tag of $3.7 million may seem a bit too much, you’ll get some of the best specifications in the world. It has a twin-turbocharged V8 gold plated engine that can hit up to 1000 hp. It can hit a top speed of 214 mph, and with its superb aerodynamics, it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.
6. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5 million
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is Lamborghini’s interpretation of racing prototype built for open roads. The aerodynamics of the car make it suitable for reaching high speeds. The engine is Aventador’s 6.5 V12 with horsepower over 740. The Roadster has a unique design to increase power by enlarging air intakes and modifying the exhaust systems. Lamborghini is known for building top sports cars, and Veneno Roadster is no different. It can reach a top speed of 221 mph, reaching 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Only nine of these cars were made with the starting price for one vehicle starting at $4.5 million.
5. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 million
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is priced at $4.8 million, but even if you have that kind of money sitting around, you’ll hardly get one since only two of these cars were manufactured. The reason for this is the difficult manufacturing process that is extremely time-consuming. Top speed of this car is 254 mph, and it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. This massive speed is provided by its Koenigsegg aluminum V8 4.8 engine with double overhead camshafts. It can generate over 1018 hp. The car also features a unique double carbon rear wing, Inconel exhaust system, Chrono instrument cluster, tire monitoring, and hydraulic lifting systems. The unique white carbon fiber used to make the chassis of the car makes it sparkle under certain sunlight, which is the reason why manufacturers made only two of these.
4. Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: $8 million
Mercedes-Maybach Exelero is one of the most luxurious cars in the world and is hardly matched even on this list. Unlike most of our other entries, it is not a sports car, but more of a sophisticated and luxurious road cruiser. And nothing less is expected of two giants like Mercedes and Maybach. The twin-turbo V12 engine produces 690 hp, and top speed is 218 mph. The interior consists of dark and red leather, neoprene, glossy black carbon fiber, and aluminum accents. The price of this road toy is $8 million.
3. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $12.8 million
Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a unique and custom-built car made at the request of a special owner. The design is probably the most luxurious in the world. While all other expensive cars have a sports vibe to them, Sweptail is designed as a full-size luxury grand tourer. This two-door coupe has a 6.75 V12 engine complemented by a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The car was introduced in 2017 and costs an astonishing $12.8 million. The speed is not its forte, as the car is built for cruising. It can reach a top speed of 150 mph and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The interior is where the car truly shines. It is designed based on traditional Rolls-Royce and has the finest materials resembling a regal cabin. Looking inside you will notice cosseting leather thrones, polished metal surfaces, and a full-length glass panoramic roof. It also has a beautifully hand-crafted wooden shelf for luggage with glass elements that illuminate at night. The cherry on top is definitely a hand-built mechanism that reveals a bottle of champagne and two crystal flutes. The car is definitely a sophisticated beast specifically made for a customer with unique ideas in mind.
2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17.5 million
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta was introduced in 2018, a year after Rolls-Royce showcased its Sweptail. The car is priced at $17.5 million, and it is powered by a 7.3 naturally-aspirated Mercedes-AMG V12 engine. It can generate 790 hp, and the power plant comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has almost a spaceship design to it, and its extreme lightweight allows it to reach a top speed of 217 mph. It reaches 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The design is unique compared to other Pagani models. The low windshield, narrow roof scoop and a wide rear spoiler makes it look like a true sports car. But even though the car looks like it is made for track racing, it is actually a lifestyle product more than anything else.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $19 million
Bugatti La Voiture Noire holds the title of the most expensive car in the world. This cream of the crop comes from French luxury sports car brand and costs $19 million. The price tag is not only due to its masterful combination of speed, technology, luxury, and aesthetics but also because the model is limited to just one single unit. When it comes to specifications, the car is equipped with an 8.0 quad-turbocharged W16 engine that can generate up to 1479 hp. The chassis is made entirely out of carbon fiber, and the design is not only beautiful aesthetically, but also provides enough aerodynamics for the car to reach a top speed of 261 mph. The car’s top speed is limited electronically, but it is speculated that the car can reach up to 288 mph. This mid-engine two-seater has six tailpipes and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an all-wheel-drive system.
Final thoughts on Most expensive cars in the world
The cars featured on our list are a brilliant mix of luxury, speed, high power, and unique design. Some of them are concept cars; some are luxurious cruisers, while some are built exclusively for speed. While they all come at an extreme price, this may not be the biggest issue. These cars are often made in limited number, so even if you had the financial power to buy them, you might not have a chance to do so in the near future. But you can admire the videos, right?
Everyone has a different taste, so tell us what your favorite most expensive car in the world is? If you had the money to buy one, which one would it be? Let us know in the comments below.