When one may bring up the concept of lightning-fast hypercars, a certain set of brands come to mind. These are companies that have proved to the world, that they truly are a benchmark when it comes to sheer speed and performance. Companies such as Koenigsegg and Bugatti make cars that aren't only about speed however but are also some of the most limited production, most visually appealing cars in the world. For this piece of reading, we have a set of the most expensive cars on this planet, starting from a minimum cost of a million US dollars. It is to be mentioned, however, that all the cars present in this list comprise the prices at which a new piece was sold, this means no cars are included that were auctioned or bid for.
10. Lamborghini Sian FKP 37: $3.6 Million
The Sian, although based on the Aventador SVJ is in fact a suggestion of what the future holds for Lamborghini in the sports car industry. This is the first time Lamborghini has made a car that taps into electrical energy for potential torque. The Sian has the same engine as the SVJ, a 6.5 litre V12 however is paired with a newly engineered 611-Kilowatt mild hybrid system. This setup has a total power output of 819 bhp. With only 63 of these machines to be produced, this is a very niche and rare automobile.
9. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: $3.9 Million
When Bugatti announced that they broke the 300 miles per hour mark, this is the poster boy that made it all happen. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a modified version of the regular Chiron that is the road-going version of the original that broke the record. The car comes equipped with the same 8.0 litre W16 engine. However, although the name has “300” in it, due to safety concerns as a road-legal machine, the speed is electronically limited to 277 miles per hour. The car can be distinguished from its original counterpart due to its signature orange stripes and the quad exhaust set up in the rear. This beast of a machine is strictly limited to only 30 units.
8. Lamborghini Veneno: $4.5 Million
This beautiful piece of machinery was produced between the years 2014 and 2015 with just 14 such examples ever made. The pricing started at $4.5 million, however, it varied depending on how each unit was spec'd. The Veneno came in a coupe variant as well as a convertible configuration. This car too came with the same engine as an Aventador, however was tuned to produce more power. The 6.5 litre V12 in the Veneno produced 740 bhp and 609 Nm of torque. This enabled the car to reach 100 kmph from a halt in just 2.9 seconds. The Lamborghini Veneno is the most expensive Lamborghini to date.
7. Bugatti Divo: $5.8 Million
The Bugatti Divo does indeed share the same engine as the lesser expensive Chiron, it certainly deserves the higher price tag. The Divo now has a complete carbon fibre intercooler, wheels that are significantly lighter and the removing of sound deadening equipment, which have in turn made the car 35 Kgs lighter than its counterpart. Even though the power figure remains the same at 1500 bhp, the aerodynamic setup of the Divo paired with the weight reduction makes it 8 seconds quicker on the Nardo Test Track when compared to the Chiron. Bugatti will only produce 40 of these Divo units.
6. Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: $8.0 Million
This Mercedes Benz is in fact a one-off vehicle. This car was actually commissioned by a German subsidiary of Goodyear called Fulda in order to test its new tires. The Mercedes Maybach Exelero debuted in the year 2004 and was built on the frame of a Maybach. The car came equipped with a twin-turbocharged V12engine that produced 690 bhp and 1020 Nm of torque. The top speed of this vehicle was 350 kmph. If one adjusts the price post inflation, the Mercedes Maybach Exelero would cost $10 million today.
5. Bugatti Centodieci: $9 Million
The Bugatti Centodieci was unveiled in 2020. This car is meant to be a modern throwback to the legendary Bugatti EB110. This car was also made in celebration of Bugatti's 110-year anniversary. Keeping these things in mind, the car had to be a showstopper by every means. Although its styling may not appeal to each and everyone, it will indeed be ultra-rare as only 10 units of these will ever be made. The car comes with the same W16 engine, however produced 100 more horsepower and is 20 Kgs lighter than the Chiron.
4. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $12.8 Million
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail looks absolutely magnificent. Taken inspiration from a coach building background the car does indeed resemble the looks of coaches from the 1920's to a fair extent. The car was first debuted in May 2017 and is in fact a one-off piece. The building process of the car was aided by a high-end yacht and aircraft specialist. The front grill is the largest ever aluminium grill used in a Rolls-Royce that was polished and mirror finished.
3. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17 Million
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is known to be the second most expensive car in to of the generation in the world. The legend of the Zonda is already astounding, however, this one, in particular, is in fact the fastest Zonda to have ever been made. The car has a different look as well, with the partially covered rear wheels, a smaller windshield, and the fact that it is roofless all make this a special vehicle. This Zonda has a peak power output of 789 bhp and a top speed of 355 kmph.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.7 Million
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is currently the most expensive current-generation car. This is a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti's personal Type 57 SC Atlantic. The La Voiture Noire is a one-off supercar, meaning only one of these has ever been made. The La Voiture Noire is equipped with the same 8.0 Litre W16 engine from the Chiron, producing 1500 bhp of power and 16000 Newton-meters of torque. The La Voiture Noire also comes with special wheels, six exhaust tips and a huge light-up badge on the back that says “Bugatti”.
1. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail: $28 Million
The new Boat Tail is the latest Rolls-Royce. With a very interesting, nautical inspiration, the boat tail is a beautiful Mid-sized grand tourer. There is no mistaking the fact that it looks like a luxurious yacht on wheels. The car's magnificent curves, with the veneer finishes creates a very unique look. The chassis and engine are shared with those of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The car comes with a beautiful set of flatware, champagne glasses and two fridges as well. This limited production car is now to be the most expensive car ever to be in production as only three units are to be made.