The 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

Can you imagine antique sports cars that can sell in sums measured in millions of dollars? The most expensive  sports car sale was in 1987 for $8.7 million. In today’s dollars, that’s closer to a whopping $16.21 million.!

We’ll leave those one-of-a-kind gems aside for this article, and focus on the most expensive cars still frequently bought and sold, albeit with mammoth price tags.

1. Koenigsegg Trevita – Only three of these Swedish monsters were produced in 2010, and that’s about how many people in the world can afford the $2.21 million price tag. Everything from the infotainment system to the carbon ceramic brakes is top of the line.

2. Bugatti Veyron – This Volkswagen-subsidiary-produced street demon is among the fastest, most expensive, and most powerful cars that can legally hit the streets. Named for racing legend Pierre Veyron, it boasts a top speed of well over 200 mph and a price tag of $2 million. The coupe version goes for a slightly cheaper $1.67 million. Its 16-cylinder engine produces over 1,000 horsepower.

3. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster – Only five of these roadsters will hit the road, each bringing in $1.8 million. The chassis is entirely carbon titanium, and its Mercedes V12 produces almost 700 HP.

4. Lamborghini Reventón Roadster – Catch a photo of this roadster, and you’ll automatically think of the stealth bombers that inspired it. The Reventon V12 produces 650 horsepower, bringing with a top speed of 211 miles per hour.

5. Maybach Landaulet – This car from Germany’s most expensive maker comes with 604 HP, top speeds above 150 mph, and a $1.4 million price tag.

6. Koenigsegg CCXR – This variation of Koenigsegg’s CCX is altered to use biofuels. Don’t let the environmentally friendly face fool you. This tree-hugger can get to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and boasts a top speed over 250.

7. Koenigsegg CCX – If you’re willing to settle for the model that doesn’t use biofuels, you can grab one of the original CCXs for just $1.1 million. Although, it’ll take an extra tenth of a second to hit 60 mph, and tops at only 245. Sacrifices must be made.

8. Ferrari Enzo – Named for esteemed Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari, this 12-cylinder machine features standard F-1 racing technologies—carbon body, sequential shift transmission, ceramic breaks—and technology not even permitted in F-1 racing. At speeds above 186 mph, the Enzo’s spoiler is computer actuated in order to ensure maximum downward force. The Enzo sells for a cool $1 million.

9. LeBlanc Mirabeau – The first car on our list without a million dollar price tag still delivers the goods. The Mirabeau’s 4.7 liter V8 delivers 700 horsepower and a top speed of 230 mph. Mirabeaus are custom order only, and even come with an optional semi-automatic transmission. The price tag? $765,000.

10. SSC Ultimate Aero – This $740,000 bullet comes with a carbon spoiler and automatic temperature sensor and tire pressure regulator to keep driving conditions ideal. Its top speed clocks in at 270 mph.

There you have it: the most expensive rides you can find today. Of course, given the smaller price tag, tax credits, more seating, and 35 mile range without using a drop of gas, a Chevy Volt might be more to your liking, and more in your price range. But hey, everyone can dream, right?

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013
About Rob Berger

Rob founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

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