For some of us, cars are a necessity; simply a tool to allow us to get from A to B without too much issue, and necessities that do not require too much thought, time, or attention. For others, however, cars are much more than that; they are a way of life.
The price of cars for the average consumer can be pricey, but there is another category of car that seriously takes this to the next level: welcome to the world of the supercar as we take a brief look at ten of the most expensive cars in the world.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18 million
At $18 million, the La Voiture Noire is officially the most expensive car in the world and was designed by the famous Etienne Salome in 2019, before hitting the market in 2022 with a serious bang.
Designed and described as a tribute to Bugatti’s history, this is a truly remarkable work of engineering and has been compared to a work of art, rather than a mere vehicle.
2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail (2008 Model) – $13 million
No list of luxury cars would be complete without a Rolls, and a $13 million price tag helps to create a truly gorgeous car that is inspired by early 20th century vehicles, as well as models and inspiration from the world of yachts and other classic cars.
Rolls-Royce has always maintained an incredible eye for luxury and detail, and the 6.74-liter engine combined with 8-speed transmission proves that this is a vehicle that is far from style over substance; there is plenty of horsepower lurking beneath the hood!
3. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (2006) – $4.8 million
For something truly one-of-a-kind, this Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is a must. The design emulates millions of tiny, sparkling diamonds, and, as well as looking great, this is a car that can put its money where its mouth is; a 4.7-liter twin-supercharger 8v engine configuration provides plenty of power for acceleration, while a 6-speed transmission helps you to reach those top speeds in seconds.
4. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
We could never have a list of pricey cars without a Lamborghini, and this Veneno Roadster – which was once owned by a member of the Saudi royal family and was designed and created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the brand. With the ability to get from 0 to 100 km in 2.9 seconds, getting behind the wheel of a Veneno Roadster is a truly luxurious experience.
5. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
A true masterpiece when it comes to design, the P1 LM is a hybrid hypercar that combines technology with beauty and is powered by a 3.8-liter V12 engine producing 789 hp.
Unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the McLaren has retained its value and comes in as the fifth most expensive car on our list. It reaches 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and will set you back around $3.6 million.
6. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
The Lykan Hypersport is a modern interpretation of the legendary trike race cars used during the 1960s and 70s. This is a stunningly beautiful creation, with aerodynamic lines and sleek curves, and a unique interior that makes it feel like you’re inside a spaceship.
This amazing vehicle features a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine and was the first hypercar to be created by W Motors, making a debut at the 2013 International Qatar Motor Show. It can also hit speeds of 62 km per hour in 2.8 seconds, combining speed with effortless luxury.
7. Bugatti Veyron Masonry Vivre LE – $3.4 million
Seventh on our list is another offering from Bugatti which was introduced as a “Strictly Limited Version” of the model upon its launch in 2005. With top speeds of over 410 km/h, and the ability to hit 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, this is a car that runs as good as it looks.
8. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 million
Aston Martin is another must-have on a list of pricey motors – the brand is often included in lists of the 25 greatest cars of all time – and the 6.5-liter V12 engine combined with 7-speed single-clutch auto manual transmission means that this is a car packing plenty of power, and the speed is comparable to the top F1 engines. Its super lightweight design also boosts speed and power.
9. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
At a cool $3 million, the Sergio is a fast, luxurious and stylish car that will do far more than get you from A to B. Carbon fiber reduces the weight of the car by 10% for faster speeds, and the design is a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina, a car designer who died in 2012.
10. Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 million
We end our list with an impressive Pagani model, and this is the ultimate sports car for a luxury collection, with 0 to 95 km/h in 2.8 seconds, a seven-speed gearbox, and a single disc clutch for maximum movement.
And there we have it – ten of the most expensive cars on the planet; time to get on with some serious saving!