The choice among luxury cars – one could even say exceptional – is both wide and limited… it’s all a matter of perspective. From the Lamborghini to the Bugatti, the Ferrari or the Aston Martin to the Porsche, there is still plenty to choose from. But which ones are the most expensive? That’s what you can find out in this top 10 of the most expensive cars in the world.
Criteria such as speed, technology and design come to clash in a merciless battle between the producers of these cars at prices that are increasingly staggering and, in fact, reserved for millionaires, or even billionaires. The competition, as well as the prices, is getting tougher and tougher since, through the 2016 car shows, especially the one in Geneva, new contenders have been able to join the very closed and selective circle of the most elitist cars in the world. This is the case, for example, with the Bugatti Chiron, which beat out the Bugatti Veyron as the most expensive production car in the world. The throne still belongs to the Lamborghini Veneno. But let’s take a look at the rest of this ranking, which, when prices are added up, gives a staggering total of around 25 million dollars.
1. LAMBORGHINI VENENO ROADSTER: 3.3 MILLION dollars
Equipped with the 750 hp 6.5-liter V12, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster tops our ranking. And while the Veneno Roadster is now equipped with two roll bars for added passenger safety – which has increased its weight to 1,490 kg (40 kg more) – its acceleration and top speed capabilities are still spectacular: 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 355 km/h. Produced in only 9 copies, its price is just as spectacular: 3.3 million dollars excluding tax.
2. LAMBORGHINI VENENO: 3 MILLION dollars
The Lamborghini Veneno is also equipped with the 750 hp 6.5-liter V12 engine, but weighs 40 kg less than the Roadster, giving it acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds (3 less), with a top speed still at 355 km/h. The luxury brand’s gift to itself for its 50th anniversary in 2013 is produced in only 3 units, at a price of 3 million dollars excluding taxes.
3. FERRARI PININFARINA SERGIO: 3 MILLION dollars
Ferrari completes our top 3 with its Sergio Pininfarina: model produced in 6 copies in homage to the famous designer, who died in 2012. Equipped with the 4,497 cc V8, whose power has been increased to 605 hp, it allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds. Its price is 3 million dollars. In this sense, it shares second place in our ranking with the Lamborghini Veneno.
4. LYKAN HYPERSPORT: 2.5 MILLION EUR dollars OS
Unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013, the W Motors Lykan HyperSport benefits not only from a sublime carbon design, but also from a mechanics signed RUF – the famous German specialist. In this regard, it is equipped with the 750 hp twin-turbo engine, which ensures acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 395 km/h. The price of this rare treat is 2.5 million dollars .
5. BUGATTI CHIRON: STARTING AT 2.4 MILLION dollars
The Bugatti Chiron is now the most expensive production car in the world, ahead of the Bugatti Veyron. Indeed, with its 1500 hp and 420 km/h top speed, the Chiron slips into our top 10 with a price tag that will make even the most stoic among us melt away: from 2.4 million dollars .
6. FERRARI FXX K:2.2 MILLION dollars
This racing beast, reserved for the circuit, is a model derived from F1, and this can quickly be seen through its hybrid system with recovery of kinetic energy. Being produced at 32 specimens equipped with a V12 of 860 hp. – which can reach 1050 with the hybrid -, the price of this jewel is 2.2 million dollars
7. KOENIGSEGG REGERA: 2.1 MILLION dollars
Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and produced in 80 units, the Swedish gem offers its owner an 1800 hp hybrid engine with a 100 hp twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors. It is thus capable of reaching 400 km/h in less than 20 seconds. But like any pearl, it comes at a price: 2.1 million dollars , options not included.
8. BUGATTI VEYRON: STARTING AT 2 MILLION dollars
Although it is no longer the most expensive production car in the world, it is still the fastest. In its “Super Sport” version, the W16 quadriturbo engine has been upgraded from 1001 hp to 1200 hp. In this respect, let’s add that this engine enabled it to break the world record in 2011, exceeding 431 km/h! The vehicle is available in a wide range of versions, and while the price starts at 2 million dollars , it can reach 2.5 million dollars for the Super Sport version.
9. ASTON MARTIN VULCAN: 2 MILLION dollars
Presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Aston Martin Vulcan was produced in only 24 units. It is a racing car designed for the track, with an impressive 800 hp. That said, its price is also impressive, as it can reach more than 2 million dollars .
10. PAGANI HUAYRA: 2 MILLION dollars
This splendid vehicle shows a refined blend of Italian design and German mechanics. It is equipped with a V12 AMG with 730 HP and 1000 Nm. of torque. The Pagani Huayra can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. As for its price of 2 million dollars set by the manufacturer, it is interesting to note that it can sometimes exceed 2.3 million dollars on the resale market.