Who doesn’t love the most expensive cars in the world? I do love them.
The most expensive cars in the world are very expensive because they are built to be rare and are usually limited to the rich and powerful. These cars are limited, which is perhaps why they make a lot of money at auctions. Additionally, some of the cars are yet to even be produced for the mass public.
Here are the most expensive cars in the world right now.
|(Updated List) The Most Expensive Cars In The World|
|#1||Bugatti La Voiture Noire||$19 million (~₦6.9 billion)|
|#2||Rolls Royce Sweptail||$13 million (~₦4.7 billion)|
|#3||Bugatti Centodieci||$8.9 million (~₦3.6 billion)|
|#4||Maybach Exelero||$8 million (~₦2.9 billion)|
|#5||Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita||$4.8 million (~₦1.7 billion)|
|#6||McLaren P1 LM||$3.7 million (~₦1.3 billion)|
|#7||Lykan Hypersport||$3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)|
|#8||Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere||$3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)|
|#9||Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio||$3 million (~₦1.09 billion)|
|#10||Bugatti Chiron||$3 million (~₦1.09 billion)|
These are the most expensive cars in the world, why do they cost so much? Let us find out why the prices are expensive and if they are really worth their prices or just expensive luxuries.
10. Bugatti Chiron – $3 million (~₦1.09 Billion)
Bugatti Chiron is the more expensive, more powerful successor of the notorious Bugatti Veyron. Costing a whopping ₦1.09 billion, Bugatti Chiron is made from materials that are a true definition of luxury. It takes leather from 16 different cows to line the Chiron’s seats, dashboard and door panels. And the feeling of posh is top-notch with diamond-supported speaker diaphragms.
The Bugatti Chiron is also a serious contender for the most powerful car around, with its power standing at incredible 1500 hp and can accelerate from 0-97km/h in 2.4 seconds. It employs a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine which requires 800 liters of water and over 60,000 liters of air per minute to cool it off.
Did you know that there are only 500 Bugatti Chiron owners in the world? With the most famous ones being Christiano Ronaldo, Crown Prince of Dubai and Crown Prince of Qatar.
9. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million (~₦1.09 billion)
The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is an expensive pimp of Ferrari 458 Spider. Presented to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, it is a tribute to the renowned car designer Sergio Pininfarina. A Pininfarina Sergio costs $3 million and you may think it is not so difficult for billionaires to own one, but no. There are only 6 of these supercars are built.
And as a matter of fact, Ferrari handpicks all of its owners! Talk about exclusivity!
It retains the same overall exterior look like the Spider with all carbon fibre frame and just two seats. It can reach 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 320km/h. The 562 hp comes from 4.5-liter V8 engine through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
8. Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere – $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)
When talking about the costliest cars in the world, most people will think of the Bugatti Veyron, and they are right. Costing ₦1.23 billion, the Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere is the exquisitely pimped version of the notorious Veyron and takes it to a new height of luxury. It is reportedly owned by South African businessman Zinaid Moti. In Nigeria, the original, cheaper version of the Bugatti Veyron is owned by Senator Dino Melaye and billionaire Aliko Dangote.
The Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere brands a top speed of 255 mph and easily accelerates from (0-62) mph in just 2.7 seconds. It delivers 1109 hp with maximum torque of 1106 lb-ft from an 8.0 liter V12 Quad-turbo engine. This supercar is one of the few blends of luxury and high performance.
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7. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)
This Arab wonder is built by Lebanese carmaker W Motors. It comes with sharp and chiseled lines with pronounced Titanium blades made of 420 15-carat real diamonds, and headlamps especially encrusted with another 240 15-carat diamonds. If you are buying this car, you can have options for replacing diamonds with sapphires, yellow diamonds, rubies, or any precious stone of your liking. From the inside, its seats are handcrafted with gold stitching to match the squinting-demon diamond eyes, Among the mere 7 units ever be built, one is owned by the Dubai Police.
Now, don’t you think the diamonds are everything this Arab-made car has? Hell no! The Lykan Hypersport boasts the performance that places it in the same league as the Bugatti Veyron! With 3.8-litre, 3746 cc V6 twin-turbo Porsche engine, it churns out 750 horsepower and 960 Nm of torque. It can sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in a neck-snapping 2.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 395km/h.
6. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million (~₦1.3 billion)
The McLaren P1 LM is the street-legal version of the McLaren P1 GTR. Only 5 units of this high-speed plug-hybrid supercar were ever produced.
Costing ₦1.3 billion each, the McLaren P1 LM has a gold-plated 3.8 Liter dual-turbo V8 engine and a Johnson Matthey Battery Systems design Lithium-ion high-density battery, which both supply a whopping power of 903 hp, and a beastly torque output of 723 lb-ft.
As you would expect, this Formula 1 style supercar delivers very impressive performance figures when it’s let to fly. It attains a top speed of 217 mph and accelerates from (0-60) mph in just about 2.4 seconds.
#5. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million (~₦1.7 billion)
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is one of the rarest concept cars built by Koenigsegg Automotive, with just 2 units constructed so far. It is known for the its exclusive finish called “Diamond Weave” – a special white carbon fiber coat that sparks like thousands of tiny diamonds under the sun rays.
The original plan was to build 3 units – which is enough to keep it exclusive, but it is too difficult and time-consuming for Koenigsegg to produce the white carbon fiber, so they were able to make only 2 units of the CCXR Trevita eventually. One of the only two owners is reportedly legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather.
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is one of the most expensive cars in the world. And is built with a 4.8 Liter Koenigsegg aluminum V8 engine accompanied by a Double Rotrex centrifugal supercharger that delivers an astonishing 1018 hp and 796 lb-ft torque at 5600 RPM. It can catapult from 0-62m in 2.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 410km/h.
4. Maybach Exelero – $8 million (~₦2.9 billion)
In a bid to test the performance limit of its world’s biggest tyres of 23″ – Carat Exelero, the renowned German tyre manufacturer Fulda ordered Mercedes-Benz to build a very big trial car that can fit the giant tyres and rims. This project gave birth to the one-off supercar known as the Maybach Exelero.
Costing a whopping $8million (~₦2.9 billion), close to the GDP of a small island nation, the Maybach Exelero was once the costliest car in the world until the Bugatti Centodieci dethroned it. There have been unconfirmed reports on the true owner of the Exelero, but rumors point to American rapper Jay Z who featured the car in his music video “Lost One”.
Meant to extensive test the new tires performance limit, the Maybach Exelero is tweaked to reach a top speed of 218 mph. It delivers 690 hp and about 752 lb-ft torque with a 5.9 litre dual-turbocharged V12 engine. The Exelero clocks the 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds – quite impressive for a curb weight of 5864 lb.
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3. Bugatti Centodieci – $8.9 million (~₦3.6 billion)
Centodieci means 110 in Italian. Bugatti Centodieci is built to pay homage to the EB110, a production car that helped revive the dying Bugatti brand in the 1998 bankruptcy. The Bugatti Centodieci will have only 10 units built and cost an amazing $9 million, or ₦3.6 billion. All of the mere ten units have been ordered already and will be delivered beginning in 2021.
The Bugatti Centodieci owes so much to the Bugatti Divo, with a similar powertrain that delivers 100 hp more, reaching 1600hp. It’s 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine propels this machine to a top speed of 236 mph, clearing the (0-62) mph in about 2.4 seconds.
2. Rolls Royce Sweptail – $13 million (~₦4.73 billion)
Rolls-Royce Sweptail was a special project requested by a client as an accompanying vehicle for a superyacht. The design of this super expensive bespoke car is a collaboration between Rolls-Royce and the Sweptail customer, which is extremely rare for such a luxury car marque like Rolls-Royce. It is hand-built for a total of 4 years.
And can you believe it, the whopping price of $13 million (₦4.73 billion) hasn’t been decided when the Sweptail was ordered? Instead, the manufacturer made the car with thorough customization as required by the customer and stated the total cost at the delivery. But it seems that the price is not a problem for the loaded owner.
The production team of the Rolls Royce Sweptail settled for a 6.75-litre V12 engine that supplied 453 hp and torque of 531 lb-ft. The beauty is able to reach a top speed of 150 mph while clearing the (0-60) mph in 5.6 seconds.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $19 million (~₦6.9 billion)
La Voiture Noire means “The Black Car”. The Official Most Expensive Car In The World is the latest supercar from Bugatti as a homage to its Type 57SC Atlantic, an extremely rare all-black luxury coupe that went missing during World War II and has never been found.
Every single component of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is hand-crafted and the whole body is made from carbon fibre. It will come with an 8.0 liter 16 cylinder quad-turbo engine that delivers 1500 hp, accompanying a torque of 1180 lb-ft while reaching a top speed of 249 mph. It clears the (0-60) mph in just 2.4 seconds.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is one-off so only one person in the world is lucky enough to own it, for a whopping price of $19 million (₦6.9 billion). That money can buy 42 Rolls-Royce Phantoms – one of the most expensive cars in Nigeria, or 152 Mercedes Benz G Wagons, or 633 Toyota Camrys!
If you could only choose one to have for a day, which one will you choose?
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