Most expensive cars in the world – what are they and how much do they cost? We’ve gathered a collection from 10 most expensive autos all over the world – from Bugatti Chiron with price tag $2,7 million to Bugatti эLa Voiture Noireэ for $19 million.
Regardless of affordability, some cars are masterpieces. Their design, performance, and sheer speed command respect and admiration. These breath taking cars range in age and price yet their commonality is their elite factor. Without further adieu, here are the thirty most expensive cars in the world for 2016 including eight auction race cars.
Here are the 10 most expensive cars in the world
Luxury cars are much more than conveyance. It’s swag, style, flamboyance and power—all moulded into one. Here are the most expensive cars in the world, as of 2020.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.68 million
Bugatti has unveiled the “La Voiture Noire” translated as “the black car” made entirely from carbon fiber. The first one of the Limited Edition car has been sold for $19 million to Ferdinand Piech, the owner of VW group. Designed by Salome Etienne, it is inspired by its predecessors Veyron and Chiron and the pre-war Type 57SC Atlantic.
Powered by an 8 liter, 16 cylinder engine that churns out a jaw-dropping 1,500 HP the car should be able to reach above 450 km/h. Bugatti has refused to reveal its performance specifications. The front has the trademark horseshoe-shaped Bugatti grill and blends into an aerodynamically swept-back design with sloping windscreen and wrap-around tail lamps.
2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17.5 million
A surprise entry, the exotic car boasts of a 7.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, with a power of 789bhp. It also has a six-speed manual gearbox. In addition, it spots forged aluminum wheels—20-inch in the front and 21-inch in the rear. The rear wheel fairings are of carbon fibre. Although roofless, the Zonda HP Barchetta has a roof scoop.
The beast was a brainchild of Italian sports car company Pagani Automobili, Horacio Pagani and debuted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. Interestingly, Pagani reserved one of the three HP Barchettas as a 60th birthday present to himself.
3. Rolls Royce Sweptail: $13 million
The much-revered Rolls Royce makes its entry at third spot, thanks to the swanky Sweptail. The car is the result of inspiration from “a special patron’s admiration” of his favourite cars of the early 20th Century, as well as many classic and modern yachts, Rolls Royce notes on its website. Apparently, it took nearly five years for the car manufacturer to deliver the bespoke design to a repeat client.
Sweptail’s owner initially put in the order for his unique car in 2013. Inspired by Rolls Royce classics from the 1920s, its sweeping lines remind of luxury cars of the 30s. With an abundance of polished macassar ebony and open-pore paldao for a dark-and-light interior color scheme, this Rolls has, in place of backseats, “an expansive length of wood called a Passarelle with an illuminated glass lip… and a hat shelf… where the keenest of observers will find the only place on the car that bears its name, Sweptail, embossed into the surface,” says auto portal to car.com.
However, that’s not all! The centre console houses a push-button mechanism that deploys a chilled bottle of vintage champagne from the year of the owner’s birth, and two crystal flutes, perfectly positioned for occupants to pick up.
4. Bugatti Centodieci: $9 million
Bugatti makes a re-entry here with its Centodieci. The name translates to the number 110 in Italian. The sculptural beauty coincided with Bugatti’s 110th year of inception.
Bugatti created a reinterpretation of the epochal EB110, which, when presented in 1991, was considered the fastest and most extraordinary supercar of its time. The Chiron-based homage to the EB110 will be produced in limited numbers of 10.
Bugatti Centodieci is powered by a tuned version of the Chiron’s powertrain. The 8.0-litre behemoth delivers 1577bhp. The Centodieci can hit zero to 100kmph in a mere 2.4 seconds.
However, the top speed is 380kmph compared to Chiron’s 420kmph.
5. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $ 8.3 million
The most expensive, limited edition Lamborghini was in the news for the wrong reasons in 2016. It was seized by Swiss authorities as part of their investigation against Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea and son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Mangue was accused of corruption and using public money to lead a luxurious lifestyle.
Veneno Roadster has an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system (Haldex gen. IV) with rear mechanical self-locking differential
with a 6.5 litre aspirated V12 engine and a top speed of 355 km/h. The hulk has no roof, instead, it has a strong rollover bar for optimum safety. With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters. It is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units.
6. Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: $8 million
Almost 15 years since its debut, the Exelero still occupies the top charts. Interestingly, Maybach Exelero was actually commissioned by Fulda, the tire company part of the Goodyear group. The firm wanted to test its new Carat Exelero tire family and asked Daimler to build a prototype that can reach speeds in excess of 217 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour). The concept was based on the production Maybach 57. It was Desigined by four students from the Transportation Design School of Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, according to auto portal Motor1.com.
Exelero has 5.9-litre twin-turbo V12 engine with three valves per each cylinder. The peak output is 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 752 pound-feet (1,000 Newton-meters) of torque—enough power to accelerate the 5,864-pound (2,660-kilogram) two-door concept from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in just 4.4 seconds. The Exelero had a set of 23-inch Fulda Carat Exelero tires in size 315/25 ZR 23 for all four corners.
7. Bugatti Divo: $5.8 million
A monumental driving machine’s which productions are strictly set to just 40 units. Divo has 90 kg (198 lbs) more downforce than the Chiron and has a higher lateral acceleration of 1.6 g. The increased wheel camber has a maximum speed limited to 380 km/h (236 mph). The Bugatti Divo is powered by the same eight-litre quad-turbo W16 engine which also propels the Chiron and puts out a whopping 1500PS of peak power and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Divo is based on the Chiron and shares the same 8-litre quad-turbo W16 engine that makes 1479 bhp of max power and gets from 0-100 kmph in just 2.4 seconds.
8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 MILLION
The most expensive street-legal production car in the world. These are coated with real diamonds. Yes, you read that right. ‘Trevita’ is an abbreviation translating into ‘three whites’. Diamond dust-impregant resin or the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave are used to coat the Carbon fibre. This technology transformed the fibres from the traditional black to shining, silvery white, making the bodywork of this car renowned throughout for its unique design and perfection.
And that’s not all. Underneath the coating there is a 4.8 liter, dual-supercharge V8 with a total output of 1,004 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque. This makes it well-equipped at overtaking semis in the freeway. This car comes with a one-of-its-kind dual carbon rear wing, iconell exhaust system, airbags, ABS powered carbon ceramic brakes, paddle-shift, infotainment system, chronometer instrument cluster, tires monitoring systems along with a hydraulic system.
Only three car is in the market, because the carbon fibre made it too difficult and time-consuming for regular manufacture.
9. MClaren P1 LM – $3.6 MILLION
Not a production car, this is more or less a street-legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR. Converted by the British firm Lanzante, who bought the original P1 built by McLaren.
This car has a lot in common with the P1 GTR and the legendary McLaren F1 road car. For example, the gold plating surrounding the engine bay with a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V-8. It is much smarter than the P1 GTR. Not only does it weigh 132 pounds (60 kg0 less than the P1 GTR, but its modified rear wing and enlarged front splitter join with the dive planes to generate 40% increased downforce as compared to the P1 GTR. As of today, only five units are manufactured and all of them are sold.
10. LYKAN HYPERSPORT – $3.4 MILLION
The headlights being made of, urm, 240 15-carat diamonds, is the price very surprising? And then there are the LED blades made of 420 15-carat diamonds. And all the gems are customizable. Looking like an armored car with scissor doors and an interior straight out of a sci-fi movie, this featured in the ‘Furious 7′, and has actually been drafted by the Abu Dhabi police for patrol duty! Built by W Motors, based in Lebanon, this is the first Arab supercar. And it doesn’t fare badly when compared with the traditional European biggies. Apart from its awesome looks, the twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8 liter flat-six boxer can produce 780 horsepower through the rear wheels, and a 708 pound-feet of torque. It can do a 62 in a mere 2.8 seconds, and can reach speeds up to 240 mph.