For you and me, cars with price tags in the 6-figure range are super expensive, and the ones with 7 or 8-figures are just absurd. But, people still buy them. Ever since I came to know that the Saudi Crown Prince spent $450 million on DaVinci’s Salvator Mundi painting, I learned that nothing is expensive for a certain group of people.
Our list today includes 40 of the world’s most expensive cars. The invoices of these hypercars start from as much as a condo in the heart of New York and go all the way up to private Caribbean islands with 5,000-foot landing strips. Don’t wonder if these have Apple CarPlay or 16-speaker sound systems because when you are doing 300 km/h all you need is MORE POWER!
Drako GTE – $1.2 Million
The ‘cheapest’ car on this list is an electric hypercar – the Darko GTE – that will cost you $1.2 million before taxes. The best thing about the GTE is that, unlike many hypercars, it can carry three of your friends on your next road trip.
This 4-door sedan has a separate electric motor for each of the wheels, putting out a total of 1,217 horsepower. You can drive this car for 250 miles on a single charge, provided that you don’t constantly operate it at the maximum speed of 206 mph.
Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli – $1.2 Million
If you want to retire to a sports car instead of the Bahamas, write a check for $1.2 million and this one will be yours. You might not have heard of it, but the Millecavalli has been around since 2013. They made 5 cars per year till 2018, completing the production run at 25.
In addition to being highly bespoke and up to the requirements of the particular customer, each Millecavalli has a 1,000-horsepower supercharged V8 that can propel this death machine to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
LaFerrari – $1.4 Million
It’s not ‘Ferrari LaFerrari,’ and definitely not ‘The LaFerrari.’ The car is named LaFerrari which is Italian for ‘The Ferrari.’ When the world’s most famous sports car brand makes a car and gives it its own name, you better believe it means business and is crazy-expensive.
This $1.4 million piece of Italian art has a 950-horsepower hybrid powertrain, the most powerful to ever be in any Ferrari. Not that it matters, but this car can achieve 220 mph and goes 0 to 60 mph before you can get an idea of what’s going on.
Pagani Huyara – $1.4 Million
Pagani might not be as old as other Italian car brands like Ferrari and Lambo but they do make some sick cars. The key to Pagani’s popularity is exclusivity and performance. They made just 100 of the Huyaras, for example.
Powered by a 720-horsepower, and probably the best sounding, Mercedes V12, the Huyara can easily touch 236 mph and go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds. And $1.4 million is just the MSRP of the car; owing to the extreme exclusivity, you can never find one for this price.
McLaren Elva – $1.7 Million
Automakers who compete in F1 are given a certain amount of respect in the automotive world, but what about an automaker that started as an F1 team? McLaren had been active as an F1 team since 1963 but they made their first road car in 1985.
If these guys make a car, you don’t need to know the specs. It’s bound to be great. However, if I spend my entire neighborhood’s inheritance on a car, I’d expect it to have a roof and windscreen, which are not even an option on the Elva.
Czinger 21C – $1.7 Million
If you want a car with a windscreen and a roof but can settle for a lesser-known manufacturer with not such rich motorsports history, the Czinger 21C is a good option. Sadly, this Czinger doesn’t come with nuggets or fries though.
Czinger might not have an established name in the industry, but they have achieved something impressive. This car has a 2.9-L engine that puts out 950 horsepower; and adding the output of the two electric motors, you have 1,250 hp at your command. The result: 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 281 mph.
Ferrari Monza – $1.75 Million
Just like the McLaren Elva, the Monza also lacks a windscreen and roof, but it does not lack power, speed, and an outrageous price tag. Under the sculpted hood is a behemoth 6.5L V12 powerhouse that produces 809 horses, without forced induction.
The car is not road legal in the states, but the ones affording to pay north of $2 million for this Italian beauty can also get passes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Gordon Murray T.33 – $1.7 Million
This spaceship on wheels was commissioned by a relatively new company. The name of Gordon Murray Automotive only came to light in 2007. The founder, Gordon Murray, however, is one of the most recognized names in motorsports and auto engineering.
The T.33 (Type 33) is the latest addition to Murray’s collection, released in 2022. Its V12 engine has a small displacement (3.9 liters), but as it revs all the way up to 10,500 RPM, it can pump out 607 horsepower, without any turbos.
Koenigsegg Gemera – $1.7 Million
It is one of the very few sports cars that you can justify spending north of a million dollars on. It seats four, it carries 7 carry-on suitcases, and it sips gas like a Prius. This Swedish beast is really a marvel of engineering!
The rear wheels are powered by a 2.0L 3-cylinder engine that produces 600 horsepower, which is then enhanced by an electric motor. There are two more electric motors for each of the front wheels, providing a cumulative 1,700 horsepower. Oh, and it can hit 100 km/h in under 2 seconds!!!
Zenvo TSR-S – $1.7 Million
Another of the insane entries on the list, the Zenvo has managed to do something with the V8 that not even the Americans could. Its 5.8-liter twin-turbo V8 motor pumps out an incredible 1,777 horsepower.
If the power output is not impressive enough, maybe the fact that only five of these were ever built can make you spend $1.7 million on this death machine from Denmark. If not even that, the V8 sounds sick, it ain’t no muffled Rolls Royce.
Hennessey Venom F5 – $1.8 Million
Hennessey started as a company that took already insane supercars, subtracted weight, and added power to them to make them even more formidable, but the F5 is their totally own in-house product.
Powered by a screaming V8, as any true American car should be, this vehicle has the power output of a nuclear-powered spaceship, 1,817 horsepower to be exact. Weighing in at 1,385 kg, this hypercar can hit a top speed of 271.6 mph. For comparison, an Airbus A380 takes off at 170 mph.
Bentley Bacalar – $1.9 Million
If you think luxury cars and hypercars are different, have a look at one of the 12 Bacalars Bentley made in 2021. Your tuned-up 1970 ‘Stang might put out more than the Bacalar’s 650-horsepower engine, but does it make you feel you are gliding on the road?
To get an idea of how far Bentley went to make sure the $1.9 million price tag is justified, the suspension system has a brain of its own to proactively make millions of adjustments to the stiffness of the dampers according to the road ahead, and the transmission is aided by GPS to select the best gear for the road ahead.
SSC Tuatara – $2 Million
A lot of skepticism and controversy surrounded the claim of the Tuatara achieving 282.9 mph but they are all now resolved, and this American hypercar is now officially the fastest publicly available road-legal machine on the planet for the 100 lucky and rich people who can spare $2 million, of course.
Powered by a 5.9-liter bespoke SSC twin-turbo flat-plane crank V8, the Tuatara’s 1,350 horsepower output might not be as much as many others on the list, but the combination of aerodynamics and light weight make this car incomprehensibly fast.
Lotus Evija – $2.1 Million
Lotus is set to change the definition of the term ‘hypercar’ with 1,680 kgs of space-age materials, four 500-horsepower motors, and an ultra-fast charging 70 kWh battery. They only intend to do this 130 times.
Unlike most hypercars, the Evija does not offer a lot of options. There’s only one trim, with one motor on each of the four wheels, and the asking price for one of these electric madmen is just over, well, our reach!
LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 Million
LaFerrari Aperta, Italian for ‘The Open Ferrari,’ is the roofless version of LaFerrari. It’s such an important car for the Italian automaker that they didn’t even give it a distinct name, it’s just The Ferrari.
The Aperta comes with the same 950 horsepower hybrid powertrain as LaFerrari but apparently removing the roof cost Ferrari quite a bit. Only 100 units of this beauty were ever created and all of them were sold out for prices well above the MSRP just after it was announced.
Aston Martin Vulcan – $2.3 Million
Don’t buy this if you don’t have a race track, or at least the membership of one, because that’s the only place you are legally allowed to let any of these 820 British horses loose. Named after the Roman god of metalworking, the Vulcan is just incredible.
As with any ultra-expensive car, exclusivity is the key here too and Aston Martin only made 24 of these ground rockets for the entire world.
McLaren Speedtail – $2.3 Million
Yes, they raced this car against an RAF F35-B, the most advanced fighter jet the world has seen. The McLaren lost though, but only by a little over 2 seconds. Still, what kind of confidence do you have to have in your car to go and race it with a jet?
Coming from Woking England, this beauty has a gas-electric hybrid powertrain that pumps out 1,035 horsepower. Zero to 60 mph is so Corvette, this one does 0-186 mph in 12 seconds. Sadly only 106 individuals can ever own one.
Rimac Nevera – $2.4 Million
Nevera means “thunderstorm” in Croatian and that’s just the right name for the most expensive electric vehicle in the world. Mate Rimac didn’t only give this hypercar 1,914 horsepower, it is the precision that earns it its price tag.
Just as an example, the torque going to each wheel is adjusted 100 times a second to make sure the car behaves the way the driver is intending it to. It’s also the fastest car to hit 60 mph at 1.8 seconds, and also the fastest to do a quarter mile at 8.6 seconds.
Pininfarina Battista – $2.5 Million
When a machine is made by the collaboration of the most famous car brand in the world and Italy’s most decorated automotive design house, it ought to be something. Pininfarina Battista is named after the founder of Pininfarina S.p.A, Battista Farina.
This fully electric hypercar produces over 1,800 horsepower, enough to catapult the Italian beauty to 60 mph in just 2 seconds. Pininfarina is planning to churn out just 150 of these for the entire world.
Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 Million
Based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, the F60 America is one of the most exclusive models produced by the Italian hypercar manufacturer. The front-mid mounted V12 in the F60 and most of the chassis is the same as the F12, but it still costs 10 times more.
According to Ferrari, the car has an open top and is ridiculously fast – two of the characteristics that their American clients like the most. Only 10 of these are planned to be produced.
Ferrari FXX K Evo – $2.6 Million
The FXX K Evo is a track-only hypercar based on LaFerrari. With 1,036 horses at the crank and cutting-edge aerodynamics, the Evo tears the track apart like no other Ferrari can. This car takes exclusivity to whole another level.
Not only that– there are only 40 of these in the world, but you also need to be on Ferrari’s prestigious XX Client program to be able to buy one. The sticker price might be $2.6 million but if you are not an XX client, you’ll end up spending much more to get your hands on one.
Gordon Murray T.50 – $2.6 Million
Designed by the same man as the legendary McLaren F1, Gordon Murray, the T.50 is the flagship model of Murray’s automobile company. The car rightfully deserves the $2.6 million price tag by weighing in at just 2,174 lbs and containing the world’s lightest V12 weighing just 392 lbs.
The lightweight yet formidable powerplant in this Murray produces 654 horsepower giving the car a sub-3-second knot to 60 mph time and a top speed in excess of 270 mph.
Lamborghini Countach – $2.6 Million
This Italian rocket is based on the Aventador, one of the most iconic Lambos to ever be. With the help of a 6.5-liter V12 and hybrid assist tech, you have 803 horses at your disposal when speeding down the freeway.
The top speed of this Lambo is electronically limited at 220 mph and it hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds from a standstill. While the classic Countach with 321 units was considered ultra-rare, this 2021 iteration is limited to an ever more exclusive 112 units.
Mercedes AMG-One – $2.7 Million
The Formula 1 tech does trickle down to production road cars but no one has ever been brave enough to transplant the entire drivetrain of an F1 car into a road-going sports car. However, that’s what Mercedes did to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG.
The AMG-One has the same 1.6L petrol V6 as the AMG-Petronas F1 car; and with a total of 4 motors capable of spinning over 50,000 RPM, the result is more than 1,000 horsepower and the sick sound of a Formula 1 car!
Aston Martin Victor – $3 Million
According to Top Gear, “the Victor is possibly the finest one-off ever created.” It is based on the company’s first million-dollar car the One-77 but has received a number of upgrades. Top of the list is the bored-out 7.3L V12 that produces 922 bhp and 673 lb-ft.
All that sweet, sweet dinosaur juice is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed single-clutch transmission. There will only be one Victor for the entire world. This 3-million-dollar machine is just an example of what Aston Martin can do with cars.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – $3 Million
Christian von Koenigsegg named this car after his father (Jesko von Koenigsegg) and his favorite cheap spirit, Absolut. However, this car is anything but cheap. It is based on the Koenigsegg Jesko, and while the Jesko is designed to handle great in corners, the Absolut is engineered to go fast in a straight line.
With a drag coefficient of just 0.278 Cd, the Absolut is designed to slip through the air with minimal resistance while its 1,600 hp V8 propels it to an ungodly theoretical speed of 330 mph.
Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 Million
The Valkyrie has not yet hit the market but all planned 150 units have already been sold out for between $2.8 million and $3.9 million. The power for this hypercar comes from Cosworth-sourced 6.5-L V12 and three electric motors.
Other than looking absolutely stunning, this British hypercar car has a top speed well in excess of 200 mph and a 0-60 time under the 2-second mark. Aston Martin has also announced a 25-unit limited run of even more insane AMR models.
Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 Million
It is only the privilege of hypercar makers that they can remove stuff from an absurdly expensive car and make it even more expensive. That’s what Pagani did by removing the top from the Huayra.
The Huayra BC Roadster has an AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 producing 800 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque at the crank. True car lovers can’t get enough of that V12 roar, especially when there’s no roof stopping that sound. Pagani is making only 40 of these.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.6 Million
The Pur Sport is a revised and improved version of Bugatti’s latest flagship, the Chiron. They did not increase the power output of the monstrous 8.0-liter W16 but did increase the redline to 6,900 RPM.
This car also gets a recalibrated transmission, a larger rear wing, aerodynamically improved bodywork, and decreased weight. In classic Bugatti style, the Pur Sport is a very exclusive car, with just 60 units planned and all of them were sold out for undisclosed prices before the production began in 2020.
Lamborghini Sian – $3.6 Million
The Sian might be based on the Aventador SVJ, but that’s its only link to the past of the company. Otherwise, this first electrified Lambo represents the future of the sports car manufacturer. The SVJ’s 6.5L V12 is aided by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, giving this car a total output of 819 horsepower.
The Sian is the most powerful Lambo to ever roll off the assembly line and only 63 of these will ever be made.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 Million
Bugatti was the center of attention in the automotive world when they broke the 300 mph barrier with a modified version of the Chiron, earlier in 2022. Understandably, people were excited when they announced the production of 30 road-going examples of the record-setting car.
However, for ‘safety reasons,’ the max speed of this car is limited to a measly 277 mph. You go 277 mph and that’s safe, but going 300+ is not safe for you, apparently.
Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million
Getting the title of the most expensive production Lambo ever, the Veneno with its $4.5 million is based on the Aventador. The engine in this car is the same as the Aventador but on steroids. The 6.5-liter V12 now produces 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque.
Once you let all the horses loose, you’ll hit 100 kph in 2.8 seconds but it’s safe to say you’ll not be able to contemplate things before it hits 200.
Bugatti Bolide – $4.7 Million
While the Super Sport 300+ is designed to go fast, the Bolide is engineered to tackle curves and turns at an extremely high speed. With a more aggressive bodywork and a tuned-up W16 producing 1,874 horsepower, the Bolide is a force to reckon with.
Bugatti will be producing just 40 of these ultra-hyper cars. So, if you even manage to get your hands on $4.7 million, you can’t get one of these. It’s because $4.7 million is just the asking price and when there are 40 examples of something the richest people in the world want to buy, actual prices go quite high.
Bugatti Divo – $5.8 Million
Another variant of the Chiron, the Divo is also an ultra-exclusive car with just 40 units planned. The engineers at Bugatti blessed this one with even lighter wheels and carbon fiber intercoolers and removed sound deadening to shed 77 pounds from the weight of the Chiron.
The drivetrain is unaltered though. It has the same 1,500 horsepower W16 but due to the improved aerodynamics and decreased weight, the Divo is considerably faster than the Chiron in track tests.
SP Automotive Chaos – $6.4 Million
SP Automotive is a new name but their Chaos has already made a name for itself in the world of ultra-rare hypercars. It produces 2,000 horsepower from a twin-turbo 4.0L V10, which also happens to be one of the sickest sounding production engines ever.
Like any real hypercar, the Chaos is also quite exclusive with a total of 100 units planned for the entire world. SP Automotive also announced they’ll produce a more powerful 3,000 hp variant of the car that will set buyers back $14.4 million!
Mercedes-Maybach Exelero – $8 Million
Mercedes produced just one unit of this luxury sports car. It was commissioned by Goodyear to test their tires for performance cars that need to be comfortable. The Exelero comes with a twin-turbo V12 engine producing 690 horsepower and has a top speed of 218 mph.
This rare car was commissioned back in 2004, which means in today’s money, adjusted for inflation, it is worth more than $10 million, but Goodyear has no intentions of selling it.
Bugatti Centodieci – $9 Million
Built as a tribute to the legendary Bugatti EB110 and to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the company, the Centodieci (meaning one hundred and ten) was rolled out as another of the ultra-rare and ultra-expensive variants of the Chiron. However, they did give it enough unique styling cues to make it look entirely different.
Bugatti will make only 10 examples of this car, all of which were pre-sold out the very day they unveiled the Centodieci at the Pebble Beach car week.
Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $12.8 Million
The Sweptail is a one-off ultra-luxury Rolls Royce coupe that was commissioned by an unnamed client in Spring 2017. It was displayed to the public at the Concorso d’Eleganza historic car show.
The Sweptail is based on the Phantom VII, powered by a 6.75L V12 that moves the vehicle with incredible smoothness and agility. It contains all the latest luxury and comfort tech from active adaptive dampers to cutting-edge sound and vibration deadening, and costs just (!!!) $12.8 million.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $13.4 Million
La Voiture Noire means “The Black Car” and this Bugatti is a tribute to a very special classic Black Car – Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean Bugatti’s personal Type 57 SC Atlantic. It was one of the only 4 Type 57 SC Atlantics ever made and was lost during World War II.
La Voiture Noire, which is the most expensive Bugatti ever, has the same engine as the Chiron, producing 1,500 horsepower. The modifications include six exhaust tips, a new front grille, an illuminated Bugatti badge, and a new wheel design.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail – $28 Million
The term Land-Barge is thrown around a lot for outrageous cars but this one is a literal barge for the road, only much more comfortable, and expensive.
Under the runway-length hood resides the mighty 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12. They actually have a name for its sound, AUTHORITY. However, you’ll not hear any of that inside the super-silent cabin of this ultra-luxury car. Not that it matters but this yacht for the land can sprint to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, that’s three-and-a-half tones of indulgence moving at sports car speeds!