The 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

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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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