Most Expensive Cars in The World Today
Expensive classic cars are worth a lot of money, but newer cars among the ultra-rich also fetch a pretty penny.
Vehicles like this are not made by the thousands, or even the hundreds. They come in very limited numbers and take years to build to meet the needs of a luxury automaker's discerning customers.
These are the most expensive cars in the world.
30. Bentley Bacalar
Price: $1.9 million
Bottom line: The bespoke Bacalar is limited to just 12 units, eight of which have already been delivered. It was first introduced by Bentley in March 2020 — each one takes six months to months to build by hand.
All of the cars were made expressly with input from their owners — therefore, no two vehicles are the same. Some, however, do share 5,000-year-old Riverwood trim from naturally fallen trees in the Fenlands of East Anglia, England. Because, why not?
28. SSC Tuatara (Tie)
Price: $2 million
Bottom line: One of the few American-made cars on this list, the Tuatara is built by SSC North America in Richland, Washington, and is limited to just 100 units.
Dr. Larry Caplin, dentist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and hypercar collector, broke the speed record for a production car in May 2022 when he reached 295 mph in his Tuatara.
28. Lotus Evija (Tie)
Price: $2 million
Bottom line: This limited production car from U.K. manufacturer Lotus Cars was introduced in July 2019 as the company's first electric vehicle.
With a production of just 130 units, Lotus claims the car will reach speeds of 62 mph in under three seconds and 186 mph in under nine seconds, with a top speed of about 200 mph.
27. Hennessey Venom F5
Price: $2.1 million
Bottom line: The Venom F5 may give the Tuatara a run for its money — it reached 271.6 mph at NASA's Florida runway in March 2022. Hennessey's goal is for the F5 to reach 311 mph.
The F5's 6.6-liter V8 twin-turbo engine has a maximum output of 1,817 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, allowing it to reach a speed of 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds.
26. Pininfarina Battista
Price: $2.2 million
Bottom line: Rumor has it that the Pininfarina Battista is the future of hypercars. This electric speed demon was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
It has already been purchased by 150 lucky buyers who were obviously drawn to this powerhouse of a vehicle. The car boasts 1,900 hp and can reach 60 mph in just 1.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 217 mph.
25. McLaren Speedtail
Price: $2.25 million
Bottom line: The Speedtail has a top speed of 250 mph and can reach 186 mph in 12.8 seconds. Like the Bentley Bacalar, each car is individual to its owner, all of whom had input on its design elements.
The Speedtail is coveted by hypercar collectors, but you won't be able to get your hands on a new one — only 106 were built in 2020 and were promptly sold to buyers with deep pockets.
24. Aston Martin Vulcan
Price: $2.3 million
Bottom line: Aston Martin was the choice of none other than fictional spy James Bond. The sophisticated but speedy Vulcan was introduced by the car company at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Only 24 were ever made, and it sold out quickly.
This two-seat, two-door car was for the track only. As a result, the car has fixed windows, no airbags and no stereo system — all of these things would have weighed it down, and extras were not what the Vulcan was about. With 800 horsepower under the hood, it reaches a top speed of 225 mph.
23. Gordon Murray T.50
Price: $2.4 million
Bottom line: As of this writing, the GMA T.50 is not out yet, but it already has tongues wagging. Murray, a designer of the McLaren F1 and Formula One cars, introduced this supercar in 2021, with none other than Dario Franchitti behind the wheel.
The 3.9-liter V-12 lightweight engine generates 650 hp and revs up to 12,100 rpm, accelerating the car to 60 mph in less than three seconds. The GMA T.50 is limited to 100 units, and they have already been spoken for.
22. Ferrari FXX K Evo
Price: $2.6 million
Bottom line: The FXX K Evo is based on the LaFerrari, the first hybrid sports car from the brand. The "K" refers to the Evo's kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that maximizes its performance.
The FXX-K is not a daily driver and was only ever intended to be used on the track. Only 42 units were made, and they are not in the garages of private owners. Instead, Ferrari keeps, maintains and makes them available to owners for specific track events.
21. Lamborghini Countach
Price: $2.64 million
Bottom line: The original Countach was produced from 1974 until 1990. Italian design house Bertone gave it the "Italian Wedge" shape it is known for.
In 2022, the carmaker reintroduced the world to the updated Countach, which now features a small electric motor and mid-mounted V-12, both of which generate a solid 802 hp to help it achieve 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.
The car has not yet rolled off the assembly line as of this writing, but all 112 units are already sold.
20. Mercedes-AMG Project One
Price: $2.7 million
Bottom line: Mercedes-AMG and Petronas Motorsport announced the Mercedes-AMG ONE in 2022. The car's powertrain has a turbocharged combustion engine and four electric motors — one attached to the crankcase, one in the turbocharger and two for the front wheels, giving it enough power to reach speeds of over 217 mph.
Production of 275 units is said to begin in late 2022, but if you want one, you'll have to wait to get one second-hand — they've already sold out.
17. Aston Martin Victor (Tie)
Price: $3 million (estimated)
Bottom line: This one-off car pays homage to Aston Martin's former executive chairman Victor Gauntlett, who oversaw the V8's production and turned the company around by persuading the makers of James Bond to use Aston Martin years after a long hiatus. It was reintroduced to the franchise in 1987’s "The Living Daylights."
Built for one lucky owner, the Victor is a powerhouse and features rear-wheel drive, manual transmission and a decidedly vintage design — how's that for a status symbol?
17. Koenigsegg Jesko (Tie)
Price: $3 million
Bottom line: Introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko, named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, is the successor to the ever-popular Agera.
The Jesko has a 5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing up to 1600 hp and 1500 Nm of torque and is one of the fastest cars on this list. It can reach a top speed of 330 mph.
Jesko production is still in the works — the cars are limited to 125 units with 40 to 50 being produced every year. In March 2019, the company announced that it was already sold out.
17. Aston Martin Valkyrie (Tie)
Price: $3 million
Bottom line: Another already-sold hypercar, the Valkyrie was conceived from a partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull and has not yet made it into owners' hands at the time of this writing.
The Valkyrie is said to reach a top speed of over 200 mph — only 150 units will be built, with a limited run of 25 track-only models arriving later.
16. W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Price: $3.4 million
Bottom line: W Motors' Lykan Hypersport is the first luxury supercar made in the Middle East. It became well known through "Fast and Furious 7" when Vin Diesel uses it to jump from skyscraper to skyscraper, but at $3.4 million, you would probably not want to risk driving it around the block.
The Lykan Hypersport has titanium LED headlights with precious stones in them, and depending on the color of the car, a buyer could opt for yellow diamonds, rubies or sapphires.
The car has such advanced holographic technology that a driver doesn't have to physically touch buttons or touchscreens to operate it, and with a 780-horsepower engine, it takes approximately 2.7 seconds to go from zero to 60.
15. Lamborghini Sian
Price: $3.5 Million
Bottom line: Say hello to Lamborghini's first-ever hybrid, and its most powerful road car to date.
The Sian's V12 engine and 48-volt e-motor allow for an 808-horsepower output. The car reaches 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph.
Lamborghini limited production to 63 coupes and 19 roadsters, all of which have been sold.
14. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300
Price: $3.8 million
Bottom line: Back in 2019, some very wealthy people paid for a Chiron Super Sport 300. Two years and one pandemic later, eight of 30 planned vehicles finally made it to their owners in 2021, and there are more to come in 2022.
The 300's 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine is powerful enough to produce 1,578 horsepower. The car can accelerate to over 300 mph (yes, you read that right) and is currently the fastest production car in the world.
13. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport
Price: $3.9 million
Bottom line: Reaching speeds of only 273 mph, the Super Sport is the 300's slower cousin ("slower" is relative, of course — it still reaches 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds).
The Super Sport is very likely the last gas-powered road car for Bugatti and the last Chiron, as the company's controlling stake has been sold to Rimac, an electric supercar startup.
12. Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Price: $4 million
Bottom line: There are only 40 of the latest Huayra Roadster in the targa-top-style that will ever exist. So this car is a labor of love as seen by the artistry in its creation. It's fully hand-built with an AMG-powered engine and a carbon fiber and titanium body.
The Roadster accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 2.2 seconds and has a top speed of over 236 mph.
11. Lamborghini Veneno
Price: $4.5 million
Bottom line: The Veneno was created by Lamborghini in celebration of its 50th anniversary. While it is based on the Aventador (one of the greatest Italian sports cars ever made), it looks more like a racing car, with vents and other aerodynamic elements.
Its powerful 6.5-liter, V12 engine gives the Veneno a maximum output of 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to reach a top speed of 221 mph. It also goes from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
Only 13 Venenos were made and only one has an exposed carbon-fiber body. Brand-new, the cars were about $4.5 million, but their resale value is double or triple that.
9. Bugatti Bolide (Tie)
Price: $4.8 million
Bottom line: The first consumers won't even get the Bolide until 2024, but it's bound to be in a class all its own. It stands only 39.2 inches from the ground and has an exposed carbon-fiber frame that is extremely light. With 1,577 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque, it can reach speeds of up to 310 mph and goes from zero to 60 in 2.17 seconds.
The car also features a HANS (head and neck support) device, free track days, and an automatic fire extinguishing system included in its purchase, should you feel the need for speed.
9. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (Tie)
Price: $4.8 million
Bottom line: This Swedish supercar is one of two made to be street legal in the U.S. One is owned by none other than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and the other is owned by boxer Floyd Mayweather.
The name "Travita" is based on the Swedish words "three whites," which is a nod to the car's carbon-fiber body and diamond weave. Its 4.8-liter, V8 engine produces 1,018 horsepower, allowing the car to reach a top speed of 250 mph.
8. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Price: $5.36 million
Bottom line: Flavio Manzoni designed this stunning hypercar, which made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Just 210 models were made — 200 went to individual owners, nine commemorated the automaker's 70th Anniversary, and one was sold at auction.
The car is similar to the 950-horsepower hybrid LaFerrari coupe, with the exception of its droptop. Originally, the Aperta was valued at about $2.2 million, but in May 2022, one of the cars, a 2017 model, sold for a whopping $5.36 million at auction.
7. Pagani Huayra Imola
Price: $5.4 million
Bottom line: Only six Imola were ever built. Five were for customers, and one went to company founder Horacio Pagani.
Its twin-turbo, 6.0-liter V12 Mercedes-AMG engine produces 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque, making it extremely powerful.
The lightweight car is made from carbon fiber, which increases its strength and rigidity and helps it reach a top speed of 240 mph.
6. Bugatti Divo
Price: $5.8 million
Bottom line: The Divo line was introduced to the world in 2018 at Monterey Car Week in California and was limited to 40 cars, which were pre-sold.
No two Divos are alike. Each was a one-off with unique paint, leatherwork and stitching made specific to each customer.
Under the hood of each is where the similarities lie. In the Divo sits an 8.0-liter, W-16 engine with four turbochargers producing 1,500 horsepower. It reaches 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.
5. Bugatti Centodieci
Price: $8.88 million
Bottom line: Inspired by the Bugatti EB 110 of the 1990s, the first Centodieci of 10 that will be made was delivered to its owner in June 2022. It comes in EB110 Blue, the color of the original EB110 and a nod to the Italian factory where it was built.
The Centodieci is extremely fast. It accelerates from 0 to 60 in about 2.4 seconds and reaches top speeds of 240 mph.
4. Rolls-Royce Sweptail
Price: $12.8 million
Bottom line: This one-off luxury car made its debut in May 2018, at the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este car show.
Its design is based on that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé of the 1920s and 1930s, and it was hand-built over a four-year time period. It was commissioned by a super-yacht and aircraft specialist who remains anonymous.
3. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
Price: $17 million
Bottom line: Only three Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta's were made, and the one belonging to Horacio Pagani (he received it for his 60th birthday) was purchased for $17 million. The other two were also pre-sold.
The Zonda comes with a 7.3-liter, V12 engine capable of producing 790 horsepower, and it can reach speeds of up to 221 mph.
Roofless and nearly windshield-less, its rear wheels are partially covered by carbon-fiber panels, giving it a unique look.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: $18.9 million
Bottom line: La Voiture Noire, was the most expensive car in the world for few years before it was unseated by the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail (see below).
Inspired by the Type 57 SC Atlantic of the the 1930s, the Noire has an 8-liter, 16-cylinder engine with a 1,500 horsepower output and 1,180 pound-feet of torque. It has an exposed backbone, rear fascia with six exhaust pipes, and a carbon-fiber body.
It can reach speeds of 260 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds.
1. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Price: $28 million
Bottom line: Designed by Alexander Williams, the Boat Tail is sort of a yacht on wheels and features elegant design elements from the 1920s and 1930s. Launched in May 2021, the mid-sized, luxury car was created from over 1,800 bespoke parts and has five electronic control units in its rear deck.
It is the only car on our list that features a mechanical parasol that extends from the rear deck, rotating cocktail tables with matching sets, a set of Christofle tableware and two refrigerators with a color scheme matched by Armand de Brignac champagne bottles.
That is one pricey picnic
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