When it comes to high-end and expensive hypercars, the first names that spring to mind are Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, and Pagani. These companies have established themselves as the top dogs in the field of supercars and hypercars. They attract the wealthiest customers who receive the quickest, rarest, most beautiful, and in this case, the costliest cars in the world.
However, you have yet to learn which of these beauties is the most expensive. Suffice it to say, the top choices are all worth more than a million. This collection includes hybrid convertible tops, speed kings, and two unique cars built for people who can’t just settle for less. Do note that the prices shown here were recorded when the cars were newly launched; the current prices may differ.
1. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail: $28 Million
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a lovely mid-size grand tourer with an intriguing nautical inspiration. It’s impossible to mistake it for a luxury yacht on wheels due to its stunning curves. The car’s beautiful arcs and bends provide a one-of-a-kind appearance with the veneers inlays. The body and engine are derived from that of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.
A beautiful set of flatware, champagne glasses, and two refrigerators are included in the package. Only three of these extremely exclusive vehicles will ever be produced, making it the most expensive automobile ever built.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.9 Million
La Voiture Noire from Bugatti is among the costliest cars in the world sold recently at the time of writing. French for “The Black Car”, it was inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic. The vehicle was constructed with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and an 8.0-liter W16 engine that generated 1,500 horsepower (1,120 kilowatts).
It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed of 261 miles per hour. La Voiture Noire also has unique wheels, six exhaust pipes, and a huge light-up badge on the back that reads “Bugatti.”
3. Pagani Huayra Imola: $17.5 Million
Pagani debuted the Huayra Imola model at Geneva Motor Show in 2020. It is a track-focused version of the Huayra named after the Italian race circuit. It has an upgraded 789-horsepower (587-kilowatt) twin-turbo V12 engine derived from a Mercedes-AMG unit.
This allows the hypercar to reach 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 233 mph. The interior and exterior have several unique carbon fiber components, and only five models will be built.
4. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17 Million
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the most expensive vehicle of its generation. Zonda’s legendary tale is already incredible.
However, this one stands out because it is the fastest the manufacturer ever produced. With partially covered rear wheels, a smaller windshield, and the fact that it is roofless, this car has a unique appearance. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta produces 789 horsepower and may travel up to 208 miles per hour.
5. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $12.8 Million
Yes, Rolls-Royce takes another spot on the list here. The Sweptail model is a stunning vehicle inspired by a coach-building background and has a look reminiscent of coaches from the 1920s. The car was originally revealed in May 2017 and is one-of-a-kind.
The car was commissioned by an unnamed customer who paid nearly $13 million. It’s based on the Phantom Coupe platform and features a V12 engine with 563 horsepower (421 kilowatts). The exterior design was inspired by 1920s and 1930s cars, while the interior has a minimalist look with modern materials.
6. Bugatti Centodieci: $9 Million
Centodieci is a special edition of Chiron revealed at Pebble Beach in 2019 and widely revealed in 2020. The hypercar is a tribute to the EB110, a model produced from 1991 to 1995. This car was also made to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Bugatti. Given these facts, the car needed to be a showstopper. Although its design may not appeal to everyone, it will certainly be extremely rare because only ten copies of this model will ever exist.
Like the EB110, the Centodieci has a wedge-shaped body and large rear wing. It also has 10 extra horsepower over the standard Chiron, resulting in 1,600 HP (1,193 kW) from its 8.0-liter W16 engine. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 236 mph.
7. Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: $8.0 Million
Mercedes-Maybach Exelero was built in 2004 and is a high-performance sports car commissioned by Fulda, a German tire company. Exelero is based on the Maybach 57 and features a twin-turbo V12 engine that produces 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts).
The car has a top speed of 218 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Besides speed, it is also notable for its unique appearance, including 22-inch rims and a low-slung body.
8. Bugatti Divo: $5.8 Million
Bugatti Divo uses the same engine as the less expensive Chiron, but it’s well worth the higher price. Divo now has a full carbon fiber intercooler, lighter wheels, and the absence of sound-deadening materials, all of which have reduced the vehicle’s weight by 35 kg compared to its predecessor.
Even though the power figure is unchanged at 1500 bhp, its aerodynamics and weight drop make it 8 seconds faster than Chiron around the Nardo Test Track. It’s important to note that Bugatti will make only 40 Divos. Finally, Divo is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 engine that produces 1,479 hp (1,103 kW).
9. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 Million
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is a limited-edition supercar built in only three copies. The car is based on CCX, and it features a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 1,004 horsepower (746 kilowatts).
This vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 miles per hour (ca. 402 km/h). The car’s exterior is coated with a diamond-like coating, which gives it a striking sparkling appearance. The interior of the CCXR Trevita is also very luxurious, as it features leather upholstery and carbon-fiber trim.
10. Lamborghini Veneno: $4.5 Million
This stunning device was constructed between 2014 and 2015, and only 14 of them have ever been produced. The starting price was $4.5 million. However, it varied based on how each vehicle was specified. A coupe version, as well as a convertible, were available for this model. Lamborghini Reventon is the latest supercar from the brand at this time.
It also comes with a 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 609 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, Veneno’s V12 produced 740 bhp and 609 N×m of torque. At the time of writing, Veneno was the most expensive Lamborghini ever made, making it an exclusive and technologically superior supercar.
Aspark Owl, the Japanese supercar, might not be the fastest car in the world, but surely it is one of the fastest EVs, and it is costly too, as the car is priced at $3.3 million. There were only 50 of these cars made, and all were sold out. The car has 4 powerful electric motors, making it go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.69 seconds. Also, it is one of the lowest electric cars, with a ground clearance of just 39 inches.
12. Hennessey Venom F5: $3 Million
Hennessey Venom F5 is a car that has left a mark on the industry. It is not only fast but also expensive. In fact, it is the costliest American car model ever produced. The car is powered by a twin-turbo V8 that can deliver up to 1800 hp. Thus. It can reach a top speed of 249 mph. Only 24 of these cars were produced, each costing $3 million.
13. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $3 Million
The last car on our list also costs around $3 million, making its way to our list. The car’s design is a testament and a tribute to Pininfarina’s late former chairman, Sergio Pininfarina, making it a perfect amalgamation of Ferrari and Pininfarina. It looks not only futuristic but is also a well-sculpted specimen.