The thrill of driving the most expensive cars in the world named Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani is something very few of us will ever experience. However, there is a thrill in just seeing one of these modern pieces of artwork, whether in person or photograph.
What are the most amazing automobiles available for sale on the open market today? It starts with the most legendary auto maker of all-time: Ferrari, driven by many professional athletes including Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76’s.
#1. Ferrari 250 GTO
The Ferrari 250 GTO is a true classic! A pure thoroughbred, every high profile car collector dreams of getting one, but few have the means to do so. Its exclusivity can be judged from the fact that a Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a hefty $48.4 million price tag at auction in August 2018, making it No. 1 on the list of the most expensive cars in the world.
#2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail
Rolls-Royce will build you anything if you have a thick enough wallet to pay for it. Take the Sweptail, for example. It’s a one-off coupe that a customer commissioned from the ground up. Its design draws inspiration from the brand’s classic models while borrowing styling cues from the world of super-yachts. Nearly every part of this car is unique, and the project took four years from start to finish, which explains why it cost approximately $13 million.
#3. Lamborghini Veneno
Whenever the word Lamborghini is mentioned, a futuristic poster car comes to mind. The Veneno Roadster lives up to the Lamborghini name. Looks-wise this car is as wild as it gets. With more focus on cornering stability and aerodynamics, the Veneno is also a pleasure to drive.
Lamborghini produced just four units of the Veneno, from which three were put up for sale. Upon its reveal in 2013, the Veneno was sold for $4.5 million. According to a news report in 2017, one of these production units was being put up for auction by the previous owner at an asking price of $9.5 million.
#4. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero
As a one-off sports car, the Maybach Exelero was unveiled in 2005. The 5.9L Twin-turbocharged V12 produces a decent 590 horsepower and 1020 Nm of torque. This exotic looking two-door coupe was purchased by American rapper Birdman in 2011 for $8 million. How could a guy named Birdman afford one of the most expensive cars in the world you ask? His reported net worth is a cool $80 million.
Now back to this beautiful Mercedes-Benz. The top speed of the Exelero is 250 km/h (218 mph) and the 0-100 km/h acceleration time is 4.4 seconds.
#5. Bugatti Divo
With the unprecedented levels of engineering and innovation Bugatti displayed in creating the Chiron, it was hard to imagine what could come next. Bugatti went down the road of adding more downforce and gave us a more track-focused version in the form of the Divo. This added downforce results in more stability in corners.
As per the requirements of Bugatti, to own a Divo, the owner must have already purchased a Bugatti Chiron. Priced at $5.8 million, only 40 of these machines will be ever built and have already sold out.
#6. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
From the legendary Italian design firm that gave us the spectacular-looking 458 Italia comes the very rare Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio. It is so exclusive that only six were ever made. Upon release in 2013 it was priced at $3 million and just two years later in 2015, the asking price for one was a bit more than $5 million. Now that is one of the most expensive cars in the world.
The Sergio shares the 4.5 Liter V8 engine that originally came in the 458 Speciale. The custom bodywork is a sight to behold.
#7. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
‘Trevita’ is a Swedish abbreviation that means “three whites”. This is in reference to the sparkling, silvery white carbon fiber that was developed specifically for this car. Due to the difficult and time-consuming manufacturing process, only two of these unique Koenigseggs were ever made.
Only one of these two Trevitas is road-legal in the U.S and Floyd Mayweather purchased it for $4.8 million back in 2015.
#8. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Having a curb weight of just 999 kilograms, the Sesto Elemento is a car that defines extreme lightweight engineering. The name is in reference to the sixth element of the periodic table, i.e. Carbon. The lightweight carbon fiber has been extensively used to build this futuristic, limited special edition Lamborghini. It is powered by an odd-firing V10 engine that propels it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds.
Having the best power-to-weight ratio ever achieved for a production Lamborghini, the Sesto Elemento was priced at $2.2 million on release. In 2017, one of the 20 units was listed for sale in the U.S for $4.5 million.
#9. Lykan Hypersport
You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, in which the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much focus is a testament to its magnetism.
Manufactured by the Lebanese car maker W Motors, the Lykan Hypersport is a limited production sports car. For the price of $3.4 million, you get gold-stitched seats and headlights encrusted with diamonds. The engine is a mid-mounted 3.7L twin-turbocharged flat six. The manufacturer claims a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 2.8 seconds for this rear-wheel drive car.
It’s not just Dominic Toretto who benefits from this level of performance, though: The Abu Dhabi police force has drafted the Hypersport into patrol duty. Although it’s mainly used for marketing and public relations purposes, the high-flying stunner assures that the authorities can keep up with any baddie who tries to get cute on the freeway.
#10. Aston Martin Valkyrie
Code named as AM-RB-001, the Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar and they have left no stone unturned to make it as remarkable as possible. Production of 150 units is planned but all have sold out. The reported price is $3.2 million per car with delivery starting in 2019. The Valkyrie is easily one of the most expensive cars in the world.
This dream combination of Red Bull’s Formula 1 expertise coupled with Aston Martin’s heritage has produced a sensational car that offers track-like performance on the road. It has the highly coveted 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. In terms of aerodynamics the car has a pretty unique design with an open underfloor that maximizes downforce. A colossal 1130 horsepower rating is delivered by a naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 that works in conjunction with an electric motor to provide extra boost and torque.