Since the development of the auto industry which brought about the advent of cars (in 1886), travel time for the public has decreased significantly. However, from being a tool of convenience, cars have become a symbol of luxury. With a continuous advancement in this industry, cars have been introduced with more and more enhanced features, thus, elevating their prices. Where some people consider owning any kind of a car as a luxury and fuel cost as too much, others willingly sacrifice loads of money for an ultimate car experience. There are some car owners who do not own such expensive cars because of their passion but merely as a status symbol. Whatever is the reason for your search for expensive cars, you have reached the correct destination! We have compiled for you a list of the top 10 most expensive cars in the world. We have two cars tied for the 6th and the 5th places each. The price of each car has also been mentioned. Now fasten your seat-belts and get ready for the most luxurious journey down the road of this list.
10. McLaren F1
McLaren F1 is the sports car which set a record for being the World’s fastest car in 1998 and is still considered to be one of the fastest cars with a top speed of 386 km/h. This car is the result of a remarkable engineering feat and is considered to be a landmark in the history of car making. Its great performance results from features such as high power and low weight (a remarkable 550 horsepower per ton). It further enhances one’s driving experience by having a perfect balance between handling, performance, and comfort. It has a BMW designed V12 engine and a gold-foil plated engine compartment (to prevent over-heating). With a price of $970,000, it ranks 10th in our list of most expensive cars of 2013.
9. Hennessey Venom GT Spyder
Price: $1.1 million
The 2013 Hennessey Veno GT Spyder is said to be the World’s best convertible made so far. It is also considered to be the fastest accelerating car in the World (unofficial record: 320 km/h). It has a Chevrolet LS2 V8 engine and can reach a speed of 60 mph (from 0 mph) in a staggeringly low time of 2.5 seconds! Its other features include 2 Garrett turbochargers which allow it to reach magnificent speeds with a horsepower of 1200. This sleek and stylish car is bound to give you a great driving sensation with its removable hardtop. Its exclusivity (only 5-10 units are produced per year) combined with its over-all great package has earned it a price tag of about $1.1 million; thus, ranking it 9th in our list.
8. Zenvo ST1
Price: $1.2 million
Zenvo ST1 is a high performance sports car produced by a new Danish super car company, promising to set new standards in style and performance. Although it is a sports car, it is made appropriate for everyday drive too. Its features include a turbocharged and supercharged (7 liters) V8 engine, power telescoping steering wheel, satellite navigation, and leather electrically adjustable seats. Its top speed is 375 km/h. The exclusivity of this car is maintained by the production of only 15 units. Hence, with a price of $1.2 million, it is the world’s 8th most expensive car.
7. Maybach Landaulet
Price: $1.38 million
Maybach Landaulet is the World’s most expensive Sedan and is also considered as one of the most luxurious cars available. It can speed from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. It is designed to be a chauffeured car, ideal for public figures and executive personalities. It has a convertible roof which fully opens at the rear. It has a wide array of features which include a bi-turbo V12 engine, Sensotronic Brake Control system, automatic climate control, first class comfort providing seats (heated, with pillows, etc), multimedia, and a refrigerator to name a few. This luxurious vehicle comes at a price of $1.38 million and ranks 7th in this list!
6. Koenigsegg Agera R & Lamborghini Reventon
Price: $1.6 million
Koenigsegg Agera R: This sizzling hot super car is bound to impress you with its performance as well as appearance! It is powered by a 5 liters V8 Twin-turbo engine and can run on multiple-fuel types! Another notable feature is its Triplex rear suspension system. With a horsepower of 115, it can reach a remarkable top speed of 418 km/h. However, its speed it electronically limited to 378 km/h and you can only enjoy the maximum speed after signing a waiver with the company.
Lamborghini Reventon: Considering its design and performance, Lamborghini Reventon is a masterpiece sports car. Its high price also comes from its limited produced pieces which were only 20. It has a 6.5L 48-valve DOHC V12 engine and can reach a top speed of 339 km/h.
5. Aston Martin One 77 & Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
Price: $1.85 million
Aston Martin One 77: This beautiful car was produced in a limited number of 77. It has a horsepower of 750 and can reach a maximum speed of 354 km/h. Its features include a 7.3 liters V12 engine, Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake system, and an elegant design!
Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster: This Italian super car has a distinctive design (inspired by the Modenese Atelier). Its elevated price comes from its rarity since only 5 units of this car were produced. It has a Mercedes Benz AMG Turbo V12 engine with a horsepower of 678. It can reach a maximum speed of 349 km/h.
4. Bugatti Veyron Super Sports
Price: $2.6 million
This is not only the fastest street legal production car but also the most expensive street legal production car available today. It has an 8.0L W16-Cylinder, Quad Turbocharger engine with a horse power of 1001. It can cover 0-60 mph in only 2.5 seconds! With a top speed of 430 km/h, you better beware of encountering a Bugatti Veyron Super Sports on the road! This sleek car is truly worthy of a super hero. With a price tag of $2.6 million, it ranks 4th in our list.
3. Lykan Hypersport
Price: $3.5 million
Lykan Hypersport is a super car introduced by a new Lebanese super car company. Only 7 units of this car will be produced where the customers can choose rubies and diamonds to be embedded in the headlights. It is the World’s second most expensive car in production. It is yet to be launched in November 2013 in the international Dubai Motor Show. With a horsepower of 740 it is said to have a top speed of 394.3 km/h. A price tag of $3.5 million makes it the world’s 3rd most expensive car.
2. Lamborghini Veneno
Price: $3.9 million
Described as one of the most aggressive and strongest cars, Lamborghini Veneno is finally out in 2013! However, sadly, its production was limited to only 3 units where all are booked/sold. This Super Sport Coupe has a 6.5 liters V12 DOHC engine with a horse power of 750 and a maximum speed of 355 km/h. This superb car has a price tag of $3.9 million, earning it the 2nd rank in our list.
1. Maybach Exelero
Price: $8.0 million
This unique and impressive sports car is the most expensive car in the World with only one unit of production. Maybach Exelero was made by a German luxury car manufacturer. It was also featured in the Jay-Z’s music video, Lost One. It has a V12 twin-turbo engine and a 700 horsepower. It can reach a maximum speed of 351 km/h. This two-seater is unique because it is a custom model designed with the participation of college students. It tops this list with a price tag of $8.0 million.