The Most Expensive Car in the World + Other 19 Luxurious Ones

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There are many high-end price cars in the world, but only a select few can claim the title of “most expensive car.” These cars are the ultimate symbol of luxury and wealth, and their prices reflect this.

In this article, we will take a look at the 20 most expensive vehicles in the world. From classic sports cars to ultra-luxurious choices, these vehicles represent the best that money can buy.

Let’s begin!

The 20 Most Expensive Cars

Here they are:

1. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 Million

Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million

Ferrari LaFerrari, which literally translates as The Ferrari, is one of the most exclusive Ferraris ever built, and it’s the first car ever to be built in-house. This limited-production hybrid sports car made its debut in 2013. With a 6.3L V12 engine and a hybrid-electric powertrain that produces a combined 950hp and 664 lb-ft torque, this is undoubtedly the fastest and most powerful Ferrari model to date. With such a powerful and ferocious engine, this amazing car costs $1.4 million.

Only 499 LaFerraris were made between 2013 and 2016, all sold to private buyers. Each one is different from the other – they were customized according to the owner’s preference. Created with two goals in mind – speed and power, you should forget about fancy interior features in this expensive car, but it still provides comfort for the driver and for those in the passenger seat.

2. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 Million 

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million 

This one is a rare beauty – and by rare, we mean extremely rare. The car made its debut in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, and only twenty were ever produced. The name “Sesto Elemento” translates as “the sixth element” referring to the sixth element in the periodic table – carbon, because the manufacturers put a lot of thought and effort into making this a lightweight car. Lamborghini aimed to break boundaries and redefine the future of sports cars with this limited edition car.

With a price tag of $2.2 million, this may not be the most expensive car in the world, but it’s close. And with good reason – the car is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, 570 horsepower, and 398 pound-feet of torque. So powerful and incredibly light, the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds!

3. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 Million

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million

What’s better than a Ferrari LaFerrari? An open-top LaFerrari, of course! Shortly after the Ferrari LaFerrari made its debut, the manufacturer announced a new, beefed-up open-topped version – LaFerrari Aperta. With a 6.3 L F140 FE V12 engine, a 664 lb-ft, and a 949 hp, the car is even faster than its predecessor, and many argue that it’s one of the fastest cars Ferrari has ever created. Undoubtedly, Ferrari is one of the most expensive car brands in the car industry to date, and this car comes with a price tag of $2.2 million.

Only 210 models of this open-top hypercar were produced. Nine were reserved for the Ferrari 70th Anniversary celebration, one was sold at an auction, and the remaining 200 were pre-sold to an exclusive list of customers.

4. Mercedes-AMG One – $2.5 Million

4. Mercedes-AMG One – $2.5 million

Making its long-anticipated debut, the Mercedes-AMG One is on the list of the most glamorous expensive cars in 2022. The Mercedes-AMG One was created using Formula 1 technology and is designed to be street-legal at the same time. The car has a 1000-hp F1-derived plug-in-hybrid drivetrain with a 1.6-L V6 hybrid petrol and four electric motors which allow for a completely quiet road presence with a top speed of 350 km/h.

5. Ferrari F60 America – $2.6 Million

5. Ferrari F60 America – $2.6 million

The Ferrari F60 America is a bit older than the other cars on this list but it’s the rarest expensive car ever created. After its introduction in 2014, only 10 vehicles were built, making it virtually impossible to get because it was intended to be a collector vehicle. In fact, the car was already sold out even before the manufacturer broke the news of its creation. This car model was designed based on the F12berlinetta and comes with a price tag of $2.6 million.

This limited edition is one of the most expensive sports cars. It has a 730-hp V12 and a 509 lb-ft torque. Although it was based on the F12berlinetta, it has a totally distinctive look – it was the only car in time that had a V12 powertrain with an open top. Another unique thing about this car is its two-tone interior (red and black) – the driver’s side is all red, while the passenger side is all black.

DID YOU KNOW: In 2017, a Ferarri LaFerrari Aperta was sold at Sotheby’s for $4,733,647, making this fancy car the most expensive one sold at auction.

6. Ferrari LaFerrari FXX-K Evo – $2.7 Million

6. Ferrari LaFerrari FXX-K Evo – $2.7 million

The Ferrari FXX-K Evo is one of the really expensive cars but sadly it’s not a street-legal car. Neither is it a racing car because although its horsepower is stunning, it’s not enough to participate in racing. This car is a track-focused hypercar with a $2.7 million price tag.

Even though it’s not designed for street performance, it generates a spectacular 848 horsepower on its own with its 6.3-liter V12 engine. It also has an electrical component that boosts an additional 187 hp, granting a total of 1,036 horsepower.

7. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 Million

7. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million

This car is even a bit of a secret in the supercar world because only 6 were produced in total. These nice expensive cars weren’t created for sale but rather as a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina on the 60th anniversary of his work with Ferrari. Even though they are based on the vintage Ferrari Dino car model, the exterior design is superbly modern. These supercars have a 4.5 L Ferrari F136 F V8 engine that produces 605 hp and can achieve a speed from 0 to 60 km/h in just 3 seconds. The aerodynamic design was chosen to allow the engine to breathe.

8. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 Million

8. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 million

Even people who don’t know much about automobiles immediately associate the Bugatti brand with very expensive cars. The brand constantly improves its car design and creates something unique, which is why the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is the perfect example of a car where “beast meets beauty”.

The car has an 8.0 l. W16 engine in its belly with a 1,180 lb·ft of torque and 1,479 hp, allowing it to reach a top speed of 420 km/h. Since its debut in late 2020, only 60 cars have been created, each designed according to the owner’s preferences. This masterpiece’s price tag is over three million – $3.3 million, to be precise.

9. Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 Million

9. Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 million

When talking about luxury expensive cars, the car brand Bugatti is one of the first to come to mind. The Bugatti Veyron made its debut in 2005 and at the time was the most powerful production car since it was powered by the iconic turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 Bugatti engine.

This car was the third one to come out of production in 2007, and the owner was not satisfied with the design and sent the car to Mansory to make it even more memorable by adding some of the best modifications and accessories for a car.

10. Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 Million

10. Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 million

This car is not only one of the most expensive luxury cars in the world but also one of the prettiest. The Pagani Huayra BC Roadster made its first appearance on the market in 2011. Since then its price has more than tripled, and it officially made its debut in 2019.

This car deserves appreciation for its meticulous exterior and interior design, and its beauty almost justifies the $3.5 million price tag. This car is not only one of the most expensive ones but also one of the rarest – only 40 units were produced. Also, don’t let its beauty fool you – it’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter AMG V12 engine that generates 800 hp and a 774 pound-feet of torque.

DID YOU KNOW: Some of these expensive nice cars do not have license plates and are not allowed to be parked on the owner’s driveway. Those who own the Ferrari FXX K set up a time with Ferrari when to drive this roaring beast. When you’re done, Ferrari takes the car back to their storage facility.

11. Lamborghini Sián – $3.6 Million 

11. Lamborghini Sián – $3.6 million 

Lamborghini Sián, which translates as Lamborghini “lightning bolt”, is the first hybrid car created by Lamborghini. Not only is it the most powerful road car Lamborghini ever made, but it’s the most expensive Lamborghini model, with a price tag of $3.6 million.

Powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine, the Sián uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The total system output (along with the electric motor) produces 819 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque.

From the moment of its appearance on the market in 2020, Lamborghini announced that it will create only 63 units of this hybrid supercar. Equipped with an electric-assist motor and temperature-active aero, the Sián’s interior design shares the same basic architecture as its predecessor Lamborghini Aventador.

12. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 Million

12. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 million

Bugatti always creates fancy expensive cars, leaving people in awe every time a new model comes to light. When the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ made headlines back in 2019, it was clear that Bugatti yet again created an exquisite car.

Limited to only 30 units – this car screams uniqueness and elegance, yet it’s a real beast that can accelerate more than 300 miles per hour. It certainly requires an abundance of power to do that. The car is powered by the slightly modified iconic Bugatti W16 8.0-liter engine that produces 1,577 horsepower and 1,180 lb·ft of torque. This $3.9-million car model set a new world record because it can go more than 300 miles per hour.

13. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million

13. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million

The Lamborghini Veneno is one of the tops most expensive cars Lamborghini ever created, with a price tag of $4.5 million. Lamborghini gave this vehicle the authentic and dynamic experience of a racing car, but it’s fully street-legal. Only 14 examples were built of the Lamborghini Veneno between 2014 and 2015, being available in convertible or coupe configurations.

Even though it has the same engine (6.5-liter V12) as the Lamborghini Aventador, it produces a greater horsepower (740 hp) and 509 pound-feet of torque. The Veneno can sprint from 0 to 60 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

14. Pagani Huayra Imola – $5.4 Million

14. Pagani Huayra Imola – $5.4 million

Another masterpiece from one of the most expensive car brands, the Italian manufacturer Pagani released its brand new supercar, Pagani Huayra Imola, on February 14, 2020. Powered by a 6.0L twin-turbo V12 that produces 827 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque, it comes with a price tag of $5.4 million. Just 5 units of this supercar were built!

15. Bugatti Divo – $5.9 Million 

15. Bugatti Divo – $5.9 million

Bugatti Divo was based on the Bugatti Chiron, which received immense success. The Divo is more exclusive, though; the manufacturer announced that only 40 units will be produced between 2019 and 2021.

Although the Divo shares many features with the Chiron, the car has been uniquely updated. Now, it has a better suspension, a lighter frame, and a tail fin. The vehicle is powered by the iconic Bugatti 8.0L W-16 engine with four turbochargers. Thanks to the fantastic engine within the vehicle, the Divo has 1,500 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.

DID YOU KNOW: You would think that the most expensive cars in the world would have a warranty included in their price. Sadly, they don’t. So anyone who bought or plans on buying such a car should look for extended warranty companies that cover new or used luxury cars.

16. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8.0 Million

16. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8.0 million

The Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero, considered one of the most expensive production car examples in the history of Mercedes, costs $8 million.

This two-door sports car has a 5.9 L twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 690 hp and a 752 ft-lb of torque. Manufactured by Stola in collaboration with Daimler Chrysler, only one car exists in the world and it was purchased by the rapper Birdman, a few years after the car’s debut. The car made its first appearance in 2005 and since then it remains one of the most luxurious cars ever made.

17. Bugatti Centodieci – $9 Million

17. Bugatti Centodieci – $9 million

When Bugatti announced its new model in 2019, it announced that it will sell only 10 units of this ultra-rare, extremely expensive, luxurious hypercars with a price tag of $9 million. Each of the 10 units has found its home; one of these most expensive cars will go to the famous soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. The car is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine that produces 1,578 hp. The torque is 1,180 lb-ft, and the car has an all-wheel drive.

18. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $13 Million

18. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $13 Million

Rolls-Royce cars always fall under the category of the top most expensive cars, and the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is no exception.

This two-seat car is powered by a 6.75 L V12 engine which outputs 453 horsepower and a torque of 531 nm. When compared to the other cars on this list, the Sweptail is a bit heavier, but that shouldn’t pose a problem because of its great aerodynamic system. The most interesting thing about this car is that only a single unit exists, produced in 2017.

19. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17 Million

19. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17 Million

Pagani is one of the most expensive car brands, and the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is one of the most expensive automobiles they have ever produced. Built to resemble a little boat, the car is formed of carbon fiber for an uptight body and speedy feel.

It is powered by a 7.3L V12 gas engine, produces splendid horsepower, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph or 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Unfortunately, you cannot buy this car even if you had that much cash at hand because the manufacturer Pagani Automobili made only three units, and all of them are already sold.

20. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 Million 

20. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 million 

We saved the best one for last. The one vehicle that could be considered the world’s most expensive car is the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which translates as the black car. It has a price tag of $18.7 million. The beauty of this extravagant vehicle speaks for itself. This all-black Bugatti was first unveiled in 2019, though at the time it was just a design model with no interior. Once Bugatti broke the news about the Voiture Noire, the manufacturer also announced that only six will be sold. This one is Bugatti’s latest supercar, and it has a handmade carbon-fiber shell and a quad-turbo W16 8.10L engine that produces 1,500 horsepower with ease. The Voiture Noire is the most expensive car ever sold.

DID YOU KNOW: Some of the cars listed here are either sold at auction or you can find them in car rental companies where you can rent them to experience their powerful engine, even if it’s just for a day. The Veyron is the most expensive rental car in America at $20,000 per day. 

Key Takeaways

Ferarri sells the most expensive Italian cars.
Most Bugatti cars use the iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine.
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most high-priced car ever sold.

Is Having the Most Expensive Car Worth It? 

Many of the cars on this list have sky-high prices so that most of us can only dream of ever owning one. If you do have the possibility of buying a car like that, it really comes down to your individual priorities and preferences. Some people may feel that having a high-end car is worth it because they enjoy the status and prestige that comes along with it. Others may feel that a car is not worth the high price tag, preferring to spend their money on other things. In either case, one can’t deny that these cars are amazing masterpieces!

FAQ

How do people afford expensive cars?

There are a few ways that people can afford expensive cars. Some people may have the money to purchase the car outright, while others may take out a loan. Some, who do not have an outstanding credit score will look for car dealerships that can sell you a car even if you have bad credit. Another popular way is to lease the car, which allows you to make monthly payments instead of one large payment upfront.

Why are most Italian cars so expensive?

Italians are known for their excellence in high fashion and luxury, and an Italian car tends to be the most expensive car because of its luxuriousness and great design. Italians often use high-end materials, and the cars are built with care and precision. This attention to detail comes at a price, but many people feel that it is worth it.

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