The World’s Most Expensive Cars Are What Dreams Are Made Of

If you had an unlimited amount of money to buy any vehicle you wanted, which one would you choose? The Bugatti La Voiture Noire has a sticker price of $19 million, while the Rolls-Royce Sweptail sells for a cool $13 million. In the real world, being able to buy one of these luxury rides is most likely out of the question. In a dream scenario though, no price is too much. These are the most expensive cars in the world.

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – $70 Million

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Before we get into more recent cars that will cost you an arm and a leg, we need to discuss what is thought to be the most expensive car ever sold – the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. The supercar maker only produced 36 of these beasts, and the one we’re talking about is legendary for winning the 1964 Tour de France and placing fourth in Le Mans.

The 250 GTO maxes out at 174 miles-per-hour and can go from zero to sixty in 6.1 seconds. Did we mention it’s also street legal? In 2018, the historic Ferrari was sold for a record-breaking $70 million.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $19 million

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The Bugatti La Voiture Noire more than earns its hefty price tag. This hypercar from the French manufacturer is made of carbon fiber and hides a quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter engine under the hood.

In simpler terms, the La Voiture Noire can reach 1,500 horsepower. The model made its official debut in 2019 and is currently the most expensive new car available for purchase with its outlandish $19 million MSRP.

Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 Million

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Another specialty car that you’ll be hard-pressed to find for sale, the Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero was designed for Goodyear and costs an estimated $8 million. The tire company wanted a display vehicle to show off their products and went to the German brand to upgrade the Maybach.

The Exelero comes equipped with a twin-turbo V12 engine capable of 690 tons of horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque. Chances are that if you have a place you need to get to, you’ll get there in record time.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 Million

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The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is made from diamond weave carbon fiber, a luxe material that covers every inch of it. On top of that, the $4.8 million supercar blows away the competition on the freeway, not that we recommend trying.

The speedster is capable of going from zero to sixty in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 miles-per-hour. As for how you might come to own one of these is another question. Only two were ever made, so you need a little luck and a bottomless wallet!

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 Million

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Have you ever wondered what the most expensive Lamborghini ever sold was? In 2019, a 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster took the top prize when it was auctioned off for $4.5 million.

The expensive roadster hit the market after the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea had his assets seized. He had a large supercar collection, which included the Veneno Roadster. Since only nine of these cars were made, it became a hot ticket item when it went up for auction.

Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere – 3.4 Million

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Mansory

First introduced in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron is still one of the most sought after supercars today. Credited with helping bring supercars into the 21st century, the car was and still is, one of the most powerful in the world.

Also separating the Veyron from the pack was the amount made – 270 in total. That number might seem small, but when you compare it to other models on this list you can see just how large it actually is. The version that makes this list is a custom Veyron made from a collaboration with Mansory.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 Million

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The beautiful supercar that was featured in Fast and Furious 7 is also the car that vaulted its manufacturer to instant fame. Only seven Lykan Hypersports were made, and they come with a price tag that will make your jaw drop.

W Motors produced the Lykan, which has been described as “The first Arabian supercar.” The engine is capable of producing 750-horsepower with 969Nm of torque. Oh yeah, you also get a 24/7 concierge service.

Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $2.6 Million

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Matti Blume/Wikimedia Commons

Optimized to be as light as humanly possible while still being street-legal, the Pagani Huayra BC Roadster is one of the most beautiful cars on this list. Only 40 were produced, and it was designed as a tribute to the company’s very first customer.

The BC Roadster weighs in at 1,200-kg and can reach 800-horsepower. Inside, it was built for comfort with reclining leather seats and finely molded interior.

2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie – $2.6 Million

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The brand new 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie is already looking like a future classic. The iconic automaker is only producing 150 models and asking for a starting price of $2.6 million. We’re guessing you won’t be able to negotiate that down, either.

Designed by the Red Bull Racing Formula One team to be the fastest street-legal car in the world, the new Valkyrie doesn’t disappoint. Just remember to stay responsible on the road!

Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 Million

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An ultra-thin supercar produced in 2013, the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio was named for Sergio Pininfarina and comes with a custom set of suitcases painted in the same color as the car’s interior. Under the hood, it packs a V8 4.5 Liter engine.

The design of the vehicles is based on the Ferrari 458 Spider. That design was then given a bespoke body to create a look that the Pininfarina house would be proud of.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 Million

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The Italian automaker was looking to the elements for inspiration when they came up with the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, or “sixth element.” On the periodic table, the sixth element is carbon, the most important element for life on earth.

The supercar itself can go from zero to sixty in two seconds, weighs a little over one ton, and is covered in high-performance carbon fiber. With only 20 models made, this car is easier to look at than to get your hands on one.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante – $304,000

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While the cost may not break a cool million dollars, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante still has a hefty sticker price of $304,000. For many, this makes it a bargain and one of the best values you can get for the money.

For most of us, it’s still just a car we dream about one day getting behind the wheel of. Available with a V12 engine and capable of 715 tons of horsepower, few cars pack power and grace into such an elegant package.

Bentley Bentayga – $250,000

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The Bentley Bentayga is another surprise entry on this list. It combines luxury, power, speed, and space to create one of the best high-end SUVs available. It is also the most expensive SUV you can buy.

Bentley has stuffed the Bentayga with features. It has leather upholstered seats, a spacious cabin for the whole family, a panoramic sunroof, and multiple touchscreen infotainment modules. While other luxury SUVs are more affordable, none will turn more heads.

Porsche Taycan 4S – $185,000

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The Porsche Taycan 4S is one of the three most expensive electric cars in the world. Designed by the legendary automaker, the 4S is a true thing of beauty that can go from zero to sixty in four seconds flat.

The key to why the 4S is better than the rest, however, is its weight. You pay a lot for what feels like a little, which in this case a good thing. Once you get up to speed, you feel like you’re gliding instead of driving.

Bugatti Centodieci – $8.9 Million

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Bugatti

Described as a bargain at $8.9 million, the Bugatti Centodieci was a surprise reveal just a year after the company announced the La Voiture Noire. This limited edition Centodieci, which is based on the Chiron, was created as a tribute to the EB110.

Making the Centodieci stand out form the rest of the Bugatti lineup are its angular lines. It also has the emblem above the horseshoe and has five round slots behind each side window. Under the hood is a W16 engine that delivers up to 1,600-horsepower.

Bugatti Divo – $5.9 Million

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Bugatti introduced the Divo in 2018 and was the first coach-built Bugatti of the 21st century. It’s also another model based on the Chiron, much like the Centodieci. Unlike the Chiron, the Divo was not built for high-speed sprints.

The Divo, which has an engine capable of 1,500-horsepower, was designed to handle like a dream and keep you glued to the pavement. Forty of these wonderful machines were produced.

Lamborghini Sian – $3.6 Million

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Not your everyday Lamborghini, the automaker only produced 63 Sians worldwide. It also stands out as the maker’s first hybrid vehicle, with a 48-volt electric motor located between the engine and the transmission.

What does that mean? It means that the unit doesn’t have its power supplied by a lithium-ion battery, but a supercapacitor instead. Lamborghini first unveiled the technology in 2017, showing off just what the future of the company could be.

Koenigsegg Jesko – $2.8 Million

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The Koenigsegg Jesko was a statement by the former start-up automaker that they were here to stay. Now known for making some of the world’s best supercars, the Jesko is a pure joy to drive.

The Swedish automaker put a 5.0-iter V8 engine under the hood capable of 1,600-horsepower. And if that wasn’t enough for you, Koenigsegg pushed the limits of what was street-legal, making this limited run vehicle one of the fastest to sell out of its stock.

LaFerrari FXX K – $2.7 Million

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While some automakers test the limits of street-legal specs, not all of them care – enter the LaFerrari FXX K. Billed at $2.7 million, this car is for display only depending on where you live. In the United States, it doesn’t pass emissions tests, even though it passes the eye candy test.

Everything about the FXX K will make you wish you could burn rubber on the road. It’s capable of 1,035-horsepower and its body modifications increase downforce by up to 50 percent. This supercar is the destination of pure performance.