What are the most expensive cars ever sold?
There’s something to be said about the presence and power that costly cars necessitate. We’ve compiled a list of the top 30 most expensive automobiles in the world. You’ll turn a lot of heads if you drive one of these tough boys!
Which one would you choose if you could only have one for a day?
The cars and figures shown here were gathered from several websites, including Wikipedia, Beautiful Life, and Motor1.
These are the world’s 30 most costly automobiles:
30. McLaren P1
The cost is $1.15 million.
The McLaren P1 is the first on our list of the top 20 most expensive automobiles in the world.
Following in the footsteps of the historic McLaren F1, British manufacturer McLaren Automotive released this limited-edition hybrid supercar in October 2013.
Interestingly, owners in the United States purchased 34% of all cars, closely followed by 26% in Europe.
All 375 automobiles were sold out within a month of their availability!
29. Ferrari LaFerrari
The cost is $1.4 million.
The first Ferrari on our list is the LaFerrari, also known as “The Ferrari” after translation.
This limited-production hybrid sports car, clearly a head-turner, was one of Ferrari’s most ambitious undertakings.
The purpose of this car, according to Ferrari, was to push all pre-existing technological barriers in a road car.
It’s just gorgeous!
28. Zenvo TS1 GT
The cost is $1.9 million.
The Zenvo TS1 GT is a limited edition production sports automobile built by Danish Automotive.
To maintain exclusivity, the business will only release 5 automobiles per year, as first revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The Zenvo TS1 shares the same body design and chassis as its predecessor, the ST1, but with an improved interior and a 5.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine.
The Zenvo is the world’s 18th most expensive car, costing $1.9 million.
27. Koenigsegg One
The cost is $2 million.
The Koenigsegg One, dubbed the “Worlds First Mega Car” by Koenigsegg, is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 940 horsepower.
The car debuted in 2014 and was one of the most exclusive production car programs ever conceived in the automobile industry.
Another pricey sports car from Koenigsegg, but one that deserves to be on our list of the most expensive automobiles in the world.
26. McLaren Speedtail
The cost is $2.2 million.
The McLaren Speedtail is a limited-edition hybrid sports car that is the fourth model in the McLaren Ultimate Series. The automobile is also part of McLaren’s Track22 business plan, which calls for the company to deliver 18 new hybrid cars or derivatives by 2022, eventually becoming totally hybrid.
The Speedtail is powered by a 4.0-liter M840T twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a parallel hybrid system e-motor, producing 1035hp.
If you want to acquire a Speedtail, you’ll have to shell out $2.2 million USD.
25. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
The cost is $2.2 million.
This one is stunning!
According to Lamborghini, this automobile will “redefine the future of super sports cars.”
The Sesto Elemento, which made its premiere at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, is a lightweight track-only automobile whose name refers to the atomic number of carbon, in appreciation of the car’s extensive use of carbon fiber.
The Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine and a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox.
Top speed… 210 miles per hour!!
The Elemento is the world’s 25th most expensive car, costing $2.2 million.
24. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
The cost is $2.2 million.
It’s no surprise to see another Ferrari on the list; the company has historically produced some of the most costly vehicles in the world.
In truth, it’s the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a beefed-up version of its predecessor introduced to commemorate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary.
If you like the LaFerrari, you’ll love this open-top hypercar, which is essentially the same car but on steroids!
According to Ferrari, all units have already been pre-sold to a select group of consumers via invitation.
23. Aston Martin Vulcan
The cost is $2.3 million.
The Aston Martin Vulcan is one of the most exclusive hypercars ever produced. A total of 24 cars were made, and the automobile was designed solely for track use. However, it has been reported that some of the cars were later converted for street use.
The Vulcan is powered by an 800hp naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-12 engine.
When the car was first announced, you might have purchased an Aston Martin Vulcan for $2.3 million USD.
22. Mercedes-AMG One
The cost is $2.5 million.
Mercedes-Benz AMG chose to create a hybrid sports car to commemorate their 50th anniversary.
The AMG One, which was unveiled at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany, sold out of all 275 vehicles and will not be manufactured again in order to maintain exclusivity.
The fact that the car sold out so rapidly could be attributed to Lewis Hamilton’s involvement in its development, or to its 1.6-liter turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine, which has a top speed of 217 mph!
The AMG One is ranked 22nd on this list of the world’s most expensive automobiles.
21. Ferrari F60 America
The cost is $2.6 million.
The Ferrari F60 America is one of the list’s slightly older vehicles. At its heart, this is an open-top version of Ferrari’s F12 Berlinetta, which was created to mark the company’s 60th anniversary in North America.
Aside from being an open-top car, there are a few minor cosmetic differences between it and the standard F12 Berlinetta. The nose, doors, and wings are all styled differently. The paint is the North America Racing Team livery color, and the interior has been renovated to match.
The F60 America was originally priced at $2.6 million USD.
20. Aston Martin Valkyrie
The cost is $2.6 million.
The first vehicle on our list is the outcome of a collaboration between various manufacturers.
Aston Martin, a British vehicle company, collaborated with Red Bull Racing and several other manufacturers to produce this beast!
It was designed as a track-oriented road car and is presently the fastest street-legal car in the world.
It is powered by a Cosworth-tuned 6.5-liter aspirated V12 engine with a power output of 1,130 horsepower!
Only 150 road cars were produced.
19. La Ferrari FXX K
The cost is $2.7 million.
The FXX K is based on the road-legal LaFerrari and was designed by Marco Fainello, Flavio Manzoni, and architect Evan Rodriguez.
The FXX K is Ferrari’s R&D vehicle; the K stands for the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), which is utilized to maximize performance.
Between 2015 and 2017, a total of 40 cars were constructed and are now owned and maintained by Ferrari for their owners to utilize on track days.
217 mph is the top speed!
18. Koenigsegg Jesko
The cost is $2.8 million.
The Koenigsegg Jesko is a limited-edition mid-engine sports car that was originally shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Jesko is named after the company’s founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.
The Jesko is a high-performance track racing automobile with a 5.0-Litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,281hp (regular petrol) and 1,603hp (E85).
The Jesko is priced at $2.8 million USD.
17. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
The cost is $3 million.
The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is ranked eighteenth.
The Pininfarina Sergio was introduced as a concept car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
It was a memorial to the company’s previous chairman and Sergio Pininfarina, the famed automotive designer who died barely a year prior.
The concept was inspired by the Ferrari 458 Spider. Only six were made, and they were all sold to a group of wealthy individuals.
16. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
The cost is $3.3 million.
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a limited edition production automobile with only 60 units made.
It debuted in March 2020 and is essentially a handling-focused variant of the conventional Chiron. It’s lighter (50kg) than the original, more aerodynamic, and has front and rear anti-roll bars.
The Chiron Pur Sport is priced at $3.3 million USD, making it the world’s 16th most expensive car.
15. Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere
The cost is $3.4 million.
What a lovely lady!
The Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere special edition is stunning.
The automobile is based on the Grand Sports Vitesse Roadster and features an 8.0 L W16 engine with 1,200 horsepower.
It is one of the world’s fastest automobiles, and the original version was named Car of the Decade 2000-2009.
With a top speed of 253 mph, it ranks eighth on our list of most expensive cars.
14. Lykan Hypersport
The cost is $3.4 million.
Wow… just Wow! Take a look at it!
Words cannot express how wonderful this is.
It’s the work of W Motors, a Lebanese automaker that worked with both Lebanese and Italian engineers.
The HyperSport was the first car in the world to have diamond-encrusted headlights (15cts).
Buyers might also select among rubies, yellow diamonds, and sapphires.
The 3.8-liter twin-turbo mid-rear engine develops 780 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque.
With all of that power, the car can achieve speeds of up to 240 mph!
13. Pagani Huayra BC
The cost is $3.5 million.
The Pagani Huayra BC is an epic automotive achievement and one of the most costly automobiles ever constructed.
Pagani has doubled the power, improved the chassis and brakes, and inserted a new 7-speed transverse gearbox, which was inspired by the Zonda R.
It was named after one of Pagani’s initial investors, Benny Caiola, who was also the company’s first customer and a friend of the founder.
With a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, it’s simple to see how this supercar can reach 261 mph!
12. McLaren P1 LM
Price: $3.6 million
The McLaren P1 LM is more or less a street-legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR. Lanzante, a British firm, bought the original P1 and converted it for sale.
Six LMs were made in total. Five were sold to private buyers and the sixth, codenamed ‘XP1 LM,’ the prototype P1 LM, is now being used for development and testing purposes.
The P1 LM features a larger twin-turbocharged V8 engine than the P1 and P1 GTR and reaches a limited top speed of 214 mph!
With a price tag of $3.6 million, the P1 LM is the 12th most expensive car in the world.
11. Lamborghini Sian
The cost is $3.6 million.
The Lamborghini Sian is a limited manufacturing run of 63 vehicles, all of which have been sold. Lamborghini designed the Sian as a hybrid supercar with a 6.5-liter V12 engine and an additional electric powertrain.
This is Lamborghini’s first hybrid vehicle, and each one will be individually customized based on the owner’s desires.
The Sian was originally sold for $3.6 million USD.
10. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
The cost is $4 million.
The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was restricted to 30 units, and this model represents more than just another fine example of Bugatti craftsmanship.
Bugatti was the first manufacturer to achieve 300 mph on a German racecourse. The car that did it was a modified Bugatti Chiron that reached 304.77mph.
As a result, Bugatti decided to build and sell a limited number of these upgraded Chiron cars, which have a tweaked version of the original car’s quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1,578bhp.
All 30 models are now sold, with prices starting at €3.5 million ($4 million USD).
9. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
The cost is $4.5 million.
The toxic Veneno from Lamborghini makes the list.
Veneno means venom or poison in Spanish, and the automobile exudes a lethal atmosphere.
The Veneno, based on the Aventador, was launched at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary.
It can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and is one of the most costly production automobiles on the market!
8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
The cost is $4.8 million.
The CCXR Trevita was originally intended to be limited to only three units, but due to the high expense of production, Koenigsegg opted to make the car even more exclusive by limiting the number to only two.
It has a diamond weave carbon fiber finish, a distinctive double carbon rear wing, an Inconel exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, and a tire monitoring system, among other things.
Floyd Mayweather’s personal collection includes the automobile shown above.
It has a top speed of 254 miles per hour!
7. Pagani Huayra Imola
The cost is $5.4 million.
The Pagani Huayra Imola is the world’s sixth most expensive car, with only five production units available. It was revealed in September 2019, and Pagani has subsequently released more technical specifications.
The twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine designed expressly for Pagani by Mercedes-AMG now produces an amazing 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet, making the Imola more powerful than the Huayra BC.
The Imola is for sale for €5 million ($5.41 million USD).
6. Bugatti Divo
The cost is $5.8 million.
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. manufactures the Bugatti Divo, a mid-engine sports car designed with a track-focused strategy.
It was named after French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio race twice for Bugatti in the 1920s.
The DIVO, according to Bugatti, is the most nimble and dynamic car they’ve ever developed.
The automobile, which was limited to 40 units, was pre-sold to Chiron owners via special invitation by the dealers prior to its public presentation. It was sold out on the first day it was available.
The top speed is limited to 236 mph!
5. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero
The cost is $8 million.
The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is ranked second on our list of the most costly cars.
Despite its odd appearance, it’s a high-performance four-seater sports car with a V12 twin-turbo engine.
Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear, commissioned it to test their new Carat Exelero tyre line.
According to Top Gear, the Exelero was featured in one of Jay-Z’s music videos and was purchased by rapper Birdman.
It has a top speed of 213 miles per hour.
4. Bugatti Centodieci
The cost is $9 million.
Bugatti’s Centodieci model clearly reflects a great deal of thought. The car is a tribute to the Bugatti EB110 and a commemoration of the Bugatti marque’s 110th anniversary.
The Centodieci is 20kg lighter than the Chiron and features an 8,000cc quad-turbocharged W16 engine with 1,578hp. The Centodieci will be produced in a restricted quantity of ten machines, each costing 8 million euros ($9 million USD).
3. Rolls Royce Sweptail
The cost is $13 million.
What can only be defined as one magnificent piece of handcrafted wizardry taking third place on our list of the most costly cars?
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-of-a-kind luxury vehicle produced in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is a powerhouse of automotive design and engineering.
Rolls-Royce received a commission in 2013 for a super-yacht and aircraft specialist whose identity it does not reveal.
The Sweptail made its world debut as the most expensive new car in 2017 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event.
It outperformed all of its competitors and is still one of the most costly automobiles ever sold.
2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
The cost is $17 million.
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the world’s second most expensive automobile. It adds to the already fantastic tradition of the Pagani Zonda and has a fairly unusual appearance. The rear wheels are partially coated in carbon fiber, the windscreen is narrower than usual, and the car itself lacks a roof.
The Barchetta has a maximum power output of 789bhp and a top speed of 221mph. It is the most powerful and quickest Zonda model ever made.
It’s safe to say that this car is a work of art.
Despite being the second most expensive car on this list, it still costs a whopping $17 million USD.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: $18.7 million
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car in the world.
It’s a part of Bugatti’s plans to build two custom cars every year. Only one Noire will be built, and it’s pretty sexy… we think. Though first mentioned in 2019, Bugatti said it needed another 2 and a half years to finish building the car.
Boasting a top speed of 261mph, and 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds; that’s one hell of a rush.
Bugatti has stated that an Anonymous buyer has purchased the car at the $18.7 million price tag, which is after tax. Pre-tax, the car is worth around $12.4 million USD.
We hope you found our list of the most costly cars ever sold to be interesting.
We had fun putting this list together and hope to purchase one or two of these items ourselves!
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Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive cars in the world:
- Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 million
- Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17 Million
- Rolls Royce Sweptail – $13 Million
- Bugatti Centodieci – $9 million
- Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8.0 million
- Bugatti Divo – $5.9 million
- Pagani Huayra Imola – $5.4 million
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
- Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 milion
- Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 million
- Lamborghini Sian – $3.6 million
- McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 Million
- Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 million
- W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
- Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 million
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 million
- Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
- Koenigsegg Jesko – $2.8 million
- Ferrari LaFerrari FXX-K Evo – $2.7 million
- Aston Martin Valkyrie – $2.6 million
- Ferrari F60 America – $2.6 million
- Mercedes-AMG One – $2.5 million
- Aston Martin Vulcan – $2.3 million
- Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million
- Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
- McLaren Speedtail – $2.2 million
- Koenigsegg One – $2 million
- Zenvo TS1 GT — $1.9 million
- Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
- McLaren P1 – $1.15 million