The most expensive car in the world. In this article, we present 22 of the most expensive cars ever built. Whether your budget is limited to spending $1 000 000 or $8 000 000, we got you covered. In our list of expensive cars, you will find the ultimate speed monsters, cars covered in diamonds and some old classics pimped up to 2018 standard. We kick off the article with the least expensive cars.
1. LAGONDA TARAF
The Lagonda Taraf is another luxury car that is not built for speed, but for the sake of luxury. Even dough it has a top speed of 314 km/h (195 mph).
The Tarah has a luxurious salon built to give both passengers and driver a high level of comfort. If you need a car to look good when doing serious business. Buy this car.
The Taraf comes with a 6-liter V12 producing 540HP.
Lagonda as a car manufacturer has a long and variegated history. The company was founded in 1906 by Wilbur Gunn and won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1935 with an M45R. A couple of years later the company filed for bankruptcy and was bought by Alan Good. In 1947 the company was merged with Aston Martin who first killed the brand name in the 90this and then brought it back to life in 2009 to enter new markets.
By buying a Lagonda, you are buying a piece of Car history.
Price $1 000 000
2. ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM SERENITY
If you want an expensive car that you are not going to use in a race, this might be the car. The Phantom Serenity is more of a traditional classic luxury car. The car is inspired by older Rolls Royce cars combined with japanese design. You might like it, you might find it somewhat weird.
However, if you want to travel as presidents and kings do, you will find comfort in the Phantom Serenity with its V12 engine.
Price $1 000 000
3. ZENVO TS1 GT
If you want to buy something close to a Norse God, buy this car. The TS1 GT is the anniversary car from the Danish car manufacturer Zenovo. Besides having the official name TS1 GT, the car is called Sleipnir which is the name of the 8-legged horse of the Norse God Odin. And you don’t mess with Odin. The blue color of the car, fjord blue, is also inspired by the Nordic countries.
The TS1 GT comes with a 6.8liter twin-charged V8 with 1,104 hp. Quite nice. The car does 0–100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.0 seconds. Max speed is 375 km/h (233 mph). The car is, of course, handmade and limited to 15 examples.
Price $1 200 000
4. ASTON MARTIN ONE-77
Aston Martin calls this car the ultimate Aston Martin. It is luxurious and limited to 77 examples. The One-77 won numerous awards for its design when it was released in 2009, including the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars.
Under the hood, it features a V12 engine with 750hp boosting it up to a top speed of 354 km/h (220 mph) and 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.5 seconds. The One-77 is like many other cars on this list, handmade.
Price $1 400 000
5. FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA
The Aperta is build to mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. It is a limited edition car that was made in 210 copies that are sold out. The LaFerrari Aperta comes with a removable carbon-fiber hard top and a removable soft top.
The car has a V12 6.3-liter engine that couples with a 120 kW electric motor. Ferrari has named their hybrid system the “HY-KERS system,” and the Aperta is the most powerful engine they have built to date.
The Aperta has a Maximum speed of 350 km/h (217mph) and does 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3 seconds.
Price $1 400 000
6. HENNESSEY VENOM F5
Welcome to the fastest car in the world. This speed monster comes with 7.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 containing 1600hp. The top speed is whopping 484 km/h (301 mph). The car is due to release in 2019, and some information is yet to be released as acceleration and purpose, except for becoming the fastest car in the world of course.
The car is expected to be produced in 24 copies, and you have to be chosen to buy the car by Mr. Hennessey himself. If you have anything unsaid with Mr. Hennessey, it is time to make up.
Price: The Venom F5 costs only $1 600 000 so if you want an expensive car, but cheaper then the rest of the car on our list. This is your car. And, you get the fastest car in the world.
7. LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO
The Lamborghini Centenario was built to honor Lamborghinis founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
The Centenario is two things.
1. The most powerful car ever build by Lamborghini
2. The most aerodynamical vehicle ever made by Lamborghini
The car holds a V12 engine 6,5-litre with 770hp. The weight: 1.519 kg – 3351 pounds. When you translate this into speed and acceleration, you get 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 2,8 seconds. Top speed of 350 km/h (220 mph).
The Centenario is a carbon build, designed for speed and classy comfort. 40 models will be produced in total. 20 Roadsters and 20 coupes.
Price $1 900 000
Lest move over to slightly more expensive cars and see what we can get for $2 million and upwards.
8. KOENIGSEGG ONE:1
The Koenigsegg One is one of the few series produced cars on the list. That does not make it less expensive or worse than its competitors.
Speaking of productions cars, the Koenigsegg is made by hand. Assembling the body takes approx 600 hours per car. Painting the car takes between 900 to 1100 hours, depending on the finish.
It comes with 1,341hp and a twin-turbo V8. That will bring you from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds. The top speed is 400 km/h (249 mph).
Even dough you can take your Koenigsegg out on the open road it’s considered a track car. This comes to light when you see the unique track-optimized aero winglets and large air vents for improved cooling to get the most out of the cars 8250 RPM rev limit.
Price: The starting price is $2 000 000.
9. KOENIGSEGG REGERA
The Regera is made for people who want an alternative to the traditional Koenigsegg cars. The Regera is a more lightweight car, but still, have the power (aka speed) of the conventional Koenigsegg cars.
The car is equipped with a twin turbo V8 engine with three high-tech electric motors that removes the traditional gearbox. It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (60mph) in 2.8 seconds. Top speed 402 km/h (250mph).
The name of the care “Regera” is Swedish for “to reign,” and the idea behind the name is to state that the Regera will be the king of the road. The fastest production car ever made.
Price: The Regera is produced in 80 copies and can be yours for $2 000 000.
10. MCLAREN BP23
The Mclaren BP23 is as the Aston Martin Vulkan, not yet released. The car is due for release in 2019. The BP23 will become the successor of the P1 car. This is a somewhat unusual car because the driving seat is placed in the middle of the coupe. In total, the car will have three seats.
The car is built on the Monocage II carbon-fiber tub which aims to make it easier to get in and out of the car. Also, it removes weight from the car.
This car still remains kind of mysterious and we don’t know everything about it yet. Based on the semi-reliable information available we can estimate a car with a V8 3,8-liter engine with approx 1000hp. That gives us an estimated top speed of about 350km/h (220mph) and 0-100 km/h (0-60mph) in 2,6 seconds.
Price: Estimated price is $2 000 000
11. LAMBORGHINI SESTO ELEMENTO
Speed. This car is about one thing. Speed. Period. The car’s total weight is incredible 999 kilograms (2,202 lb). Under the hood, you’ll find a 5,2-litre V10 engine. That gives a power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per HP. Because of this, the Sesto Elemento accelerates from 0-100km/h (0-60mph) in 2,5 seconds.
The car’s interior is classic and minimalistic. Everything to save weight. But who cares about that when you are blasting down the track, as the car is a track only car, in 352 km/h (219 mph).
Price $2 200 000
12. MCLAREN P1 GTR
Do you know how different two siblings can be? One is quiet and introvert while the other is all over the place? That is how the Mclaren P1 GTR relates to the Mclaren P1. The P1 would never make this list as the GTR costs about $1,1 mill more. And for some good reasons.
The Mclaren P1 GTR comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 and electric motor to give extra acceleration boost to the 986hp. The P1 GTR takes you from 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 2.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 362 km/h (225 mph). The car is produced in 58 examples.
The P1 GTR is neither a track or a road car. It was made on the 20 years anniversary for the P1 winning the Le mans 24-hour race. It’s the only purpose is to drive insanely fast.
Price: The original price was set at $2 000 000 but has recently been sold for up to $4 300 000.
13. ASTON MARTIN VULCAN
There is only made 24 copies of this track-only supercar. A fun fact is that all 24 cars whee bought in a snap. If you want to get your hands on the car, look out for an exclusive car auction near you.
This monster of a car comes with a 7-liters V12 820hp made in carbon fiber and offers a great driving experience with its weight of 1350 kg.
Top speed is 360 km/h (224 mph), and accelerates form 0-100km/h ( 0-60 mph) in 2.9 seconds.
Fun fact: Aston Martin has a particular requirement for buyers of the Vulkan. Before you are allowed to drive the car, you have to complete training with Vantage GT4 racer and a One-77.
Price $2 300 000
14. FERRARI F60 AMERICA
The F60 America was produced in conjunction with Ferrari’s 60th anniversary. The car was announced on the 10th of October (the tenth month) and is presented in ten examples. All examples were sold out before the release of the car.
The F60 comes with a 6.3-liter V12 engine holding 730hp under the hood. Since the F60 is a cabriolet, you can finally test out how your hair responds to going from 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in 3.1 seconds in the open air. The top speed is 320 km/h (200 mph)
Price: Upon release, the price was set at $2 500 000. Word of advice is to prepare your wallet for a slightly higher price since all ten existing examples are today owned by some of the worlds most dedicated car collectors.
15. LAFERRARI FXX K
The Laferrerai FXX K is one of the most powerful cars ever made. It is actually not going to be used in any races and definitely not on the streets. The car is produced to push every limit as much as possible.
The car is equipped with 6.3liter naturally aspirated 1,036hp F140 V12, electric motor & KERS. The FXX-K produces an insane downforce of 540 kg (1, 190lb) when driving in 200 km/h (124 mph). The weight is 1, 165 kg – 2, 568 pounds.
Top speed is 349 km/h (217mph) and takes you from 0-100 km/h (0-60mph) in 2.5 seconds.
Price $2 700 000
16. BUGATTI CHIRON
The Bugatti Chiron is one of few cars that is said to make its predecessor look like an outdated car. Typically you would not pay much attention to this, but in this case, the vehicle we are pointing at is the Bugatti Veron. When the Veron was released in 2006, it was considered a groundbreaking car with its 1000hp. With the Chiron, Bugatti has done it again.
The Chiron comes with 1500 HP build into an 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine that takes you from 0-100 km/h (62mph) in 2,4 seconds. The top speed of the car is in theory incredible 460 km/h (285 mph). Due to limitations on the tires, the max speed is set at 420 km/h (260 mph).
Compared to many of the other cars on this list the Chiron is produced in 500 copies.
Price: The price upon release was set at $2 600 000 but has risen to $2 900 000 as of 2018.
17. LAMBORGHINI VENENO
As Lamborghini states on their website; “This car is the closest you will ever come to feel like flying on the road.” The Veneno has the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car which makes it build for speed (and fun). Talking about speed, the Veneno comes with a 6.5 liter aspirated V12 engine and a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph). It accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds. That works for us.
Price: Expect to pay about $2 800 000
18. BUGATTI VEYRON
The Veyron comes in different builds. The one featured here is a special edition called Vivere. Compared to it predecessors the Vivere has gotten a facelift at the front with new wings and a shortened bonnet. The front comes with a stylish V for Vivere. With its 1109 hp and a top speed of 410 km/h (255 mph), the Vivere is one of the fastest cars in the world. The Vivere takes you from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in sweet 2,5 seconds.
Price: Expect to relieve yourself with approx $2 800 000 to get your hands around the steering wheel of the Bugatti Veyron Vivere.
If you want to play with the really big boys, let us take a look at the expensive cars from $3 million and upwards.
19. ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE
Of all the cars on this list, the Valkyrie is actually one you still can buy. Because it is yet to be released. The release date is set to 2019.
The car is made by Aston Martin in partnership with the Redbull F1 team, and their goal is to build a car that offers the best from two worlds.
Aston Martin states on their website that the Valkyrie will have “otherworldly performance.” By this, they are hinting at the fact that when you put the aerodynamics and engine boosters of an F1 car into a street car, you will get the fastest most powerful street car ever made.
The car comes with a 6,5-litre V12 engine backed up with torque-enhancing and an electric motor for power boosts. The car is all carbon-fiber, and the goal is to achieve 1:1 power and weight ratio. Under the hood, you will have 1,130hp to disposition.
Estimated top speed is 402 km/h (250mph). The car will come in two versions. One road car and one track car.
Price $3 000 000
20. LYKAN HYPERSPORT
The Lykan Hypersport is produced by the lesser known car manufacturer, W Motors. Founded in 2012 by Ralph R Debbas, with the goal of creating the worlds most luxurious car. They did a good job. W motors said at the launch of the car that they would only produce seven copies.
The Lykan Hypersport comes with a twin-turbocharged flat-six engine generating 750 horsepower. The top speed is according to W Motors 395 km/h (245 mph) and will do 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2,8 seconds.
The Lykan Hyporsport is not only built for people who like to drive incredibly fast. This car is made for people who love shiny things. The head lights are covered in white gold and encrusted diamonds. Depending on your color choice you can add matching rubies throughout the car.
Pro tip: Remeber to ask your wife before choosing your rubies so don’t get the color combos wrong.
Price: The price is $3 400 000, and you get a Cyrus Klepcy watch valued at $200 000 that comes with the car.
21. PAGANI HUAYRA BC
Pagani is not known for making economically reasonable cars. Rather the opposite and the Huayra BC is no exception. Compared to it predecessor, the Huayara BC comes with the same 750-hp twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter V-12 engine. The difference is that the BC is lighter and comes with a mighty rear spoiler that creates incredible 1 100 pounds of downforce when driving in 250 km/h (155 mph.)
Removing weight have been a priority for Pagani. The gearbox and differential are 40% lighter than on the Huayara. The suspension is made of aeronautic aluminum which removes another 20% weight. The total weight of the car is 2685 kg – (5919 lb).
Price: To add this car to your collection, you have to put $3 400 000 on the table.
Now, let’s move on to the next car. The most expensive car in the world…
22. The most expensive car – MERCEDES-BENZ MAYBACH EXELERO
This is the most expensive car in the world. There is only made one copy of it. The car was tailor-made for the tire producer Fulda. They needed a fast car to test new tires. The Exelero is based on the Maybach 57 but got a more powerful motor to make it fast enough. It comes with a twin-turbo V12 engine with 700hp and has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Price$ 8 000 000
Now you know the most expensive car in the world.