The most expensive cars offer so much more than just transportation. They are trophies owned by 1% of the world. Some models are created for one person alone and only have one buyer of the nameplate. We occasionally come across such mind-boggling machines in the media too. In Fast and Furious 7, the car breaking into the second tower after jumping from the first one was a scene that the whole world remembers. One character said that there were only seven of those cars made for the wealthiest of the people.
We have compiled a list of the five most expensive cars that were recently produced. They do not include the auctioned version of the classic. Also, we have limited the list to cars that have one nameplate only which means that you can’t expect another version of the same Bugatti Veyron.
The list of the top five most expensive cars you should definitely know about.
- Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 million
By far the most expensive cars on our list, the Maybach Exelero makes it is in second place. Built by German luxury car manufacturer Maybach, it is a one-off high-performance sports car. It costs $8 Million and can reach a top speed of 351 km/h. The car was purchased by rapper Birdman in 2011 for US$8 million.
2. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
This car is for $4.8 million and is legally allowed to run on the road. Why is there so much coin to it? It has real diamonds coating and diamonds do not come cheap. So basically now we are dolling up cars too. The touch-up paint that covers the body of the car was made by carbon fiber impregnated with diamond dust. Beneath the extravagant luster is a 4.8-liter tank with 1,004 horsepower engine which seems quite comical given the price tag. The efficiency of the car does not match the price tag by any means. In addition, only three such cars were ever made.
3. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million
The car was made as a celebration of the automaker’s 50th birthday. Interestingly, it is Spanish and translates to Poison or venom. With looks like that, it surely does kill. There is only one thing that is more remarkable than the car which is the price tag. It is for a whopping $4.5 million and attractive from every angle. It appears to be a UFO surveying the planet. In addition, the car is fast, delivering 60 mph in 2.9 seconds with 8,400 revolutions pm and 740 hp.
4. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
This is the car from Furious 7 that we mentioned in the introduction. The focus that the car got in the movie as it crashed through not one, not two but three skyscrapers in Dubai is a testimony to its magnetism. Its headlights are encrusted with jewels, it has scissor doors and an interior that can embarrass the most lavish of hotels. Its performance matches its spirit as it appears to be an angry version of some car from the future. With 3.7 liters it yields 770 horsepower and is 708 lbs in weight. It goes 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and the $3.4 million cars are used by the Abu Dhabi police force for patrol duty. Talk about richness! The third most expensive cars.
5. Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 million
After the Mighty Eagle, we have the Mighty Bugatti Veyron. It is not only one of the fastest cars in the world but also one of the most expensive cars with a price tag of $3.4 million. This list would not be complete without the car so we cast the light on the Mansory Vivere edition here. It has an alluring carbon-fiber body with upgraded LED lights. With a revamped interior and a redesigned front grill. In addition, the machine delivers 1,200 hp on the road. It can do a scary 254 mph by the way which adds more class to the historic race events maps etched into the exterior and the interior.