Dashboards constructed with 5,000-year-old copper infused river wood, electronically controlled panels that move with hydraulic systems and virtual windshields.
These are just a few of the features that make the world’s most expensive cars… well, expensive AF.
Unless you make a habit of frequenting automotive shows, it’s pretty rare to see the world’s most expensive cars – also known as supercars – driving alongside each other, and for good reason.
Supercars are extremely expensive.
From the most powerful V12 engines to diamond embroidered led headlights, supercars have evolved exponentially – and their insanely high price points have grown right along with them.
Below we’ll countdown the world’s 35 most expensive cars, explain what makes each supercar so prohibitively pricey, and reveal the single most expensive car on the planet.
The World’s 35 Most Expensive Cars
Counting Down the Most Expensive Luxury Cars on the Planet
We begin our list with the Aston Martin One-77, which features a 7.3 L V12 engine capable of cranking a top speed of 220 mp/h.
The body of the One-77 is composed of a “lightweight carbon fibre structural skin that’s seamlessly housed within its handcrafted aluminum body shell.
Thanks to its futuristic aesthetic and powerful engine the One-77 won the Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. At 1.4 million dollars, it’s not a bad start to our list.
34. Zenvo TSR-S
The manufacturer from Denmark put a lot of thought into this marvel of machinery.
The full carbon body of this 1117 horsepower supercar was motor-sport inspired and conveys power and luxury.
Under the hood is a 5.8 L, twin-supercharged V8 engine that can produce speeds of 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and 200 km/h in 6.8 seconds respectively.
Tailored to your exact specifications, there won’t be many TSRs around, as the total output from Zenvo is only five hand-made vehicles a year.
33. McLaren Elva
If you’ve got an extra $95,000 lying around and you decide that the Zenvo isn’t to your taste, you might want to consider the McLaren Elva.
McLaren is no stranger to producing some of the world’s most powerful automobiles.
The Elva has a 4.0 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine encased within the lightest body McLaren’s ever produced.
The Elva also employs a breakthrough technology dubbed as the Active Air Management System [AAMS] which allows for a turbulence free zone for maximum comfort.
Whether you’re on the racetrack or road, you’ll be able to coast ridiculous speeds in comfort.
Still under two million dollars, Koenigsegg makes its first appearance on this list with what they call “the world’s first Mega-GT.”
This supercar has a spacious interior for four while still having ample baggage space, making it one of the more practical entries on this list.
Koenigsegg’s wide dihedral synchro-helix doors allow for passengers to freely get out without having to move the driver’s seat.
The Gemera is able to drive up to 50 km in EV mode but can reach an additional 950 km at highway cruise speed before needing to fuel up.
If you have 1.8 million dollars, this car could be the perfect everyday vehicle for you.
Drawing inspiration from coach building in the 1500s, the Mulliner combines modern day performance (modelled after the EXP 100 GT) with a luxurious interior.
Even the mock up names of each specification exude prestige: The Clerkenwell, The Menlo and The Greenwich.
As if the names didn’t give it away, the details also make it clear that Bentley’s focus is squarely on luxury as “rare Copper-Infused Riverwood … preserved for 5,000 years in peat bogs, lakes and rivers found in the Fenlands of East Anglia, England” is integrated into the dashboard.
Good luck getting your hands on this car as the 12 produced have already been sold.
Designed after the original race cars crafted by Enzo Ferrari himself in the 1940s to 1950s, the Monza SP can reach speeds of 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds.
Thanks to the car’s 6.5 L V12 engine that generates 810 horsepower– the most horsepower Ferrari’s ever produced in an engine.
Ferrari’s engineers definitely integrated lots of technology into the Monza as it features a virtual wind shield and unique vehicle dynamics allowing the supercar to maneuver corners like Formula-1 cars.
29. Koenigsegg One:1
Tied with Ferrari’s Monza SP, Koenigsegg returns to the list with its One:1, the world’s first Megacar.
The name of the vehicle is One:1 because of the one-to-one curb weight ratio of horsepower to kilograms, which was thought impossible to reach in street legal sports cars.
The mega car is a rarity as only seven were ever produced including the one prototype. The supercar can reach speeds of 400 km/h in approximately 20 seconds.
The Venom F5 has a 6.6 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates 1 817 horsepower and reaches speeds of up to 311 km/h.
It also boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio of any road car (1.34 hp/kg or 1298 hp/ton), and an aircraft-inspired cockpit that offers minimal distractions.
And even if you have enough money to purchase the Venom F5 you’ll still have to complete a one-day driver-training program offered by the manufacturer to ensure you’re capable before they’ll unlock “F5” mode and let you find out what the car can really do.
That’s how much power this car has.
27. Lotus Evija
The first of a few electric vehicles to make this list is the Lotus Evijia.
If you live in the U.S you won’t be able to drive this car as it isn’t street legal. It’s expected to be the lightest EV hypercar (1680 kg) ever allowing for maximum speeds of 320 km/h.
Four electric motors generate about 2000 hp, making it the most powerful production car ever. The Evijia can also travel up to 346 km before needing a charge.
The car will also be very limited as only 130 models will be built.
Ferrari returns to the list with the LaFerrari Aperta, this car features a 6.3 L V12 engine that has a top speed of over 350 km/h and only takes about 15 seconds to reach 300 km/h.
Not to be confused with the original LaFerrari, the Aperta has upgraded powertrain control electronics, a longer front air dam for improved air force, different door opening angles and additional arches on both the front and rear wheels.
To top it off the hypercar also packs 21 computers to manage electronic safety along with performance controls.
The Aperta is also a rarity as only 210 models were ever produced.
Priced also at 2.2 million dollars the McLaren Speedtail is a car like no other. .As the first hyper GT McLaren’s ever designed, plenty of detail is packed into this car.
There are only 106 Speedtails in the world and each is custom tailored to their owners. making each one unique. Reaching a top speed of 403 km/h, it has the highest speed of any McLaren road car ever produced.
And if you’re the type to give speed thrills, you’ll be pleased knowing the Speedtail has rear passenger seats, so you can definitely take two friends to over 400 km/h an hour!
Generating 1500 horsepower with a curb weight of 3505 pounds, the Regera is one of Koenigsegg’s most impressive models ever produced.
What makes the car so unique is the revolutionary “Koenigsegg Direct Drive”, the new powertrain system removes the clunky traditional gearbox, reducing the car’s total weight making it more efficient.
Because of how light this supercar is, it’s actually one of the fastest cars in the world, in addition to being one of the most expensive.
it set a world record in 2019 for the fastest 0-400-0 km/h. It only took 33.29 seconds for the car to reach 400 km/h and come to a full halt.
Originally priced at $2 213 000, the car has appreciated in value and is estimated to be between $2,750,000 – $3,500,000.
Priced at two and half million dollars, the Pininfarina Battista is the second fully electric hypercar on this list.
With the capability to reach 100 km/h in just two seconds and have a 500 km single charge range, this Italian spectacle is a true technological advancement.
Despite it being a fully electric car, the Battista’s curves and angles are inspired by the Italian supercars in the 1960s.
For those who are tech savvy this car is packed with technology, it comes with real-time navigation, an advanced telemetry system and is constantly connected to the internet via internal eSIM.
To commemorate Ferrari’s 60 years in the United States, the Ferrari F60 America came to birth in 2014.
Utilizing the same internals as the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the uniqueness of the hypercar lies within its interior and body.
The F60 America interior is split with the driver’s side being all red and the passenger’s side being all black. In terms of the body, the F60 America has a different front fascia, food and fender.
There are only ten F60 Americas in the world, making it one of the rarest cars.
Sporting a 6.5 L V12 engine with the capability to use electric boost, the Sián befits its Bolognese name translated to lightning in English.
The Italian manufacturer of hypercars injected its iconic design from the Countach while using a complete carbon fibre body.
The battery pack recharges quickly and lasts for a long time thanks to new super capacitors technology.
Generating 807 hp, the Sián is the most powerful road car Lamborghini has ever produced.
20. Mercedes-AMG One
The AMG One is different from the Mercedes Benz cars you see on the streets everyday.
Packed with an intelligent 1.6 L V6 petrol engine with and an additional four electric motors this hypercar is well capable. The hybrid 1000 hp hypercar can reach 200 km/h in just six seconds and 60 mp/h in just 2.7 seconds.
Inside the car you are greeted by two large ten-inch screens along a Formula-1 style steering wheel with integrated controllers and LED shift display.
This car makes other Mercedes Benz look like Toyota Corolla’s.
19. Koenigsegg Jesko
With Koenigsegg’s fourth car on this list, the Swedish megacar manufacturer has created the Jesko.
Replacing the Agera RS, this absolute monster of a car is also futuristic. The Jesko features it’s exclusive Autoskin system that allows for each panel of the car to be hydraulically moved.
Named after the father of the company’s founder, it packs a 5.0 L twin-turbocharged engine that can generate 1280 hp and an all new nine speed multi transmission that allows for seamless gear changes.
Not to mention, the Jesko has a higher power-to-weight ratio than 1:1!
With an unknown maximum speed, Koenigsegg anticipates that the megacar will reach speeds faster than 300 mp/h, making it the fastest car to ever come off the production line.
18. Bugatti Chiron
The first Bugatti to make the list is the sophisticated Chiron.
The German automobile manufacturer calls it the most powerful and fastest hypercar it’s ever produced in the company’s 112 years of existence.
Utilizing the quad LED headlights as intakes to reroute air to the front brakes, the aesthetics of the car also play a functional part.
Packing a quad-turbocharged 8 L W16 engine, the Chiron needs a generous 800 litres of water per minute to cool its powerful engine. Reaching a top speed of 500 km/h, you might have to rub your eyes as you look at the speedometer, that’s right.
17. Bugatti Bolide
Forget seeing this car on your local highway, the French luxury car maker designed the Bugatti Bolide for the race track.
For an additional two thousand dollars you can upgrade your Chiron to the Bolide. The concept car will house a W16 engine with the ability to produce 1850 Nm of torque thanks to its relatively light dry weight of 1240 kg.
Instead of its cousin the Chiron, the cooling system of the Bolide will utilize air instead of water to cool it’s powerful engine.
The prototype is hoped to become a reality in the near future and it’s expected that only 500 models will be produced.
In Norse mythology, the God Odin sent a group of maidens called valkyrie to choose the defeated worthy of occupying Valhalla. While not being chosen by the Norse Gods, Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is a hypercar that embodies godly characteristics.
From its aerodynamic all-carbon fiber body to its beastly 6.5 L V12 engine, the Formula-1 like hyper car is ready to rip the streets. Not to mention the roar that the Valkyrie can produce, it’s Odin-like.
Only 150 cars will be created by the British car manufacturer.
15. GMA T.50
The last car priced at three million dollars is the GMA T.50.
Gordon Murray claims the T.50 will have “the most advanced aerodynamics seen on a road car.” A 8.5 kW, 400 cm fan is mounted at the rear to force maximum airflow under the car.
In association with Cosworth, the T.50 will have a 3.9 L V12 engine weighing only 178 kg making it “the world’s lightest naturally aspirated V12.”
Fusing aerodynamics with an incredibly light engine, this car is bound to take off when you hit the roads.
Other than the name Chiron, the Chiron Pur Sport bears little resemblance to its little brother.
The main difference lies in the Pur Sport’s design and handling, the engineers at Bugatti were able to reduce the original Chiron’s weight by 110 pounds while increasing an additional 110 pounds of downforce.
To enhance it’s agility further the front bumper displays bigger air intakes and the original fenders were reshaped to increase the hypercar’s overall aerodynamics and downforce.
If you live in a city with lots of curvy roads, this car might be the most suitable car for you.
This is not your average Bugatti Veyron.
In companionship with Mansory, delicate details were made to make sure the interior of this car emanates extravagance. From the Ambiente-Illumination-System to the grained leather crafted into both seats, the Vivere Bugatti Veyron is one of the most luxurious cars on this list.
Another noticeable detail is the carbon fibre that is wrapped around the exterior mimicking a tuxedo like appearance. While having an extravagant interior, the Vivere is still a beast carrying a W16 engine capable of producing 1200 hp.
With only three ever produced, this hypercar in itself is a luxurious rarity.
Featured in the movie Fast and Furious 7 , W Motors makes the list with the Lykan Hypersport.
Befitting the film, this car is fast and atheistically looks furious. With only seven models ever created, this car is exclusive.
Inside the car, the driver can experience the first holographic mid-air display with interactive motion. Besides its sharp angles and hand crafted carbon fibre body, the car is nothing short of luxurious. Lined in the LED lights are 440 perfectly placed diamonds.
Not to mention it’s 3.7 L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine bringing you to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds! No wonder Dom was able to rifle through those highrises in Dubai.
11. McLaren Sabre
Half a million dollars before we hit four million dollars, McLaren makes its second appearance with the Sabre.
Exclusive to only United States customers, 15 Sabres were specifically crafted to its owner’s vision.
Featuring a 4.0 L V8 twin-turbocharged engine able to generate 1100 hp, McLaren called it its most powerful nonhybrid engine.
McLaren’s keeping quiet on other specifications of this hypercar, but for $3.5 million dollars it can be assumed that owners will be pleased with their purchase.
10. Pagani Huayra
Named after a Quecha wind god, the Pagani Huayra was designed for the race track.
Featuring a 6.0 L V12 engine built by Mercedes Benz AMG, the Huayra is able to reach 850 hp and provide an incredible 750 lb/ft of torque.
Carbon-titanium HP62 is used for the construction of the Huarya’s exterior and is said to be a substance that is both lighter and stronger than carbon fibre.
And with it’s maintenance only being needed every 10,000 kilometers, you’ll have plenty of laps around the track.
While the Super Sport 300+ was able to reach a maximum speed of 304.773 mp/h at its speed run in Australia, it’ll be electronically limited to only reach 273.4 mp/h.
The third iteration of the Chiron is both better than the Pur Sport and the original Chiron. Taking the best features from both models, Bugatti pours out the Super Sport 300+.
Engineers at Bugatti have made adjustments like extending the car by 9.8 inches enabling a reduced aerodynamic stall by 40%.
With only 30 models of the hypercar in production, this car is a piece of automotive history. The car is set to be delivered to customers later this year.
To celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, the Veneno was created in 2013.
Named after the most aggressive, strongest and famous fighting bull, the Veneno embodies power and commands attention.
Sporting a 6.5 L V12 aspirated engine, the aeronautic inspired Veneno is able to cruise at a top speed of 355 km/h while delivering a maximum torque of 507 lb-t. In a mere 2.8 seconds, it can reach 100 km/h!
There are only 13 of these hypercars in the world and they were all sold out before its unveiling.
Koenigsegg is calling the Trevita “a diamond on wheels.”
Specifically for the Trevita, the Swedish car manufacturers were able to create a solution that changes the black in carbon fibre into a beautiful silvery white.
Originally planned to make three models, Koenigsegg decided to dial back to only two models because the process of making white carbon fibre was too difficult and time consuming.
The CCXR packs a twin-supercharged 4.8 L V8 cable of generating 1018 hp.
Famous boxer Floyd Mayweather was once an owner of the limited edition car.
6. Bugatti Divo
Named after three time Grand Prix winner Albert Divo, the Divo is Bugatti’s first modern coachbuilt project.
Bugatti is calling it “an absolute must-have for any Bugatti enthusiast’s hyper sports car collection.”
Still housing the iconic Bugatti W16 engine, the German hyper car manufacturer was able to reduce its weight to be 77 pounds lighter than the Chiron while still able to produce an additional 198 pounds of downforce.
Despite the $5.7 million price tag, the 40 models were completely sold out.
You might have seen this car in Jay Z’s Lost One music video.
Unveiled in 2005, the Exelero was seen as a blaze-trailer for exclusive luxury vehicles to come. Under the long hood, is a twin-turbo V12 engine cranking 690 horsepower and 752 lbs/ft of torque. At top speed the Exelero can reach speeds of 351 km/h.
There’s minimal information published about the car and that might be because there’s only one in the world.
Sculptural beauty meets iconic power, that’s what Bugatt’s describing its nine million dollar hyper car. Bugatti’s bringing back its automotive masterpiece to be manufactured back in its original home, Molsheim, France.
The exterior of the car is inspired by the Chiron, but still pays homage to the classic cars (or at least, classic supercars) of the past.
If you thought the Chiron was the lightest Bugatti ever produced you’ve been mistaken, the Centodieci is 20 kg lighter than it’s cousin the Chiron.
Thanks to its lighter total weight, this hyper car is able to generate an additional 90 kg than the Chiron.
The model car is in pre-production and is set to only be limited to ten cars.
Crafted by Jean Bugatti, the founder’s eldest son, the Type 57 SC Atlantic was seen as a revolutionary car in its era. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a rendition of that iconic car.
Taking details from the late 1930’s car, some inspired features are an elongated front end and Bugatti’s wide namesake on its rear end. Befitting its name “La Voiture Noire”, the paintwork of this car is an elegant sleek black.
With a 3.5 million dollar jump from the number four, the Bugatti hypercar is one of the most exclusive cars in the world and like its predecessor the Type 57 SC Atlantic, only four will ever be produced.
Rolls is one of the most iconic luxury brands in the automative world, but somewhat surprisingly, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is the only Rolls to make the list.
Incorporating Rolls Royce’s DNA, it’s interior and exterior is modelled after classic and modern yachts. Like its name Sweptail, the car’s shape is swept back and flows beautifully.
Focused more on it’s luxurious appearance, colors of polished macassar ebony, open-pore paldao, light moccasin and darkspice are used on the interior of the Sweptail.
The car is a modern day automotive gem.
The Most Expensive Car in the World ↓
Topping the rest of the competition at 17.5 million dollars or 15 million euros, the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the most expensive car in the world. (You would be able to purchase cars 35 to 28 for the price of the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta.)
The Barchetta was one of the last Zonda models to be manufactured. With a combination of power and an attractive sporty aesthetic, this hypercar is worthy of its extravagant price tag.
The Barchetta is exceptionally light at 1250 kg, thanks to its all-carbon fibre body with hints of carbo-titanium. Under its hood is a Mercedes Benz bi-turbo 7.3L V12 able to generate 789 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.
To decelerate the car, monstrous 380m ventilated discs help to stop the car at top speeds. Only three were produced by Pagani in 2018 and one of its owners is Pagani’s founder Horacio Pagani, making this car a rarity.
This car is a hypercar specimen and to date is the most expensive car of all time.
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