Cars are literally moving art. Each one is a classic piece developed by the finest artisans. But in this developing world of mass production it is difficult to find such masterpiece, which are quite rare and on the higher end too. Here is a list of the world’s most expensive cars that represent beauty, style and expert craftsmanship.
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero- $10.1 million
The Maybach Exelero makes its appearance under Honorable Mentions due to its one-off status. The Maybach was also built way back in 2004, but that actually makes its label price more impressive.
Adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost around $10.1 million, which is close to the GDP of a small island nation. Money and Maybach are about as closely related as peanut butter and jelly, but the two-door further justifies its cost with a 700 hp, twin-turbo V12 and luxurious amenities.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita- $1.2 million
Koenigsegg made its first appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Koenigsegg makes its first appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world and costs about 1.2 million dollars.
Aston Martin Vulcan- $1.2 million
The Vulcan may look like a spaceship, but it’s actually a tribute to old-school analog feel. Instead of a high-tech hybrid system, it relies on the pure grunt of a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V12. That massive engine produces over 800 hp, which is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox. The cost comes around 1.2 million dollars. On top of that Aston required its drivers/owners to acquire the skill of racing before riding the volcano.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta — $2.2 million
Unveiled at last year’s Paris Auto Show, the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the open-topped version of the fastest production Ferrari ever made. It has a top speed of 217 mph, crushed the track record at Maranello, and goes from 0 to 60 in under two seconds.
Bugatti Chiron — $2.6 million
The Bugatti Chiron, yet another expensive Bugatti. Also faster, more advanced, and more powerful than the Veyron, the Chiron boasts a similar quad-turbocharged W-16 8.0-liter engine, but it has tinkered and futzed until the output is now 1,500 horsepower—300 more than even the Super Sport, the fastest model of the Veyron.
Pagani Huayra BC $ 8 million
The BC looks and sounds like the “base” Huayra: The engine is still sourced from AMG, and remains a 6.0-liter V-12 bi-turbo that’s been tuned by Pagani’s demonic shop gnomes to bring you 790 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. All of this sorcery is run through tripod drive shafts developed through Le Mans prototype program to the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed Xtrac transmission.
LaFerrari FXX K- $2.6 million dollars
The “standard” car’s output of 950 hp was boosted to a downright silly 1,035 hp in FXX K guise, and its various body modifications have increased downforce by up to 50 percent. Even the tires are space age, as the slick Pirellis feature embedded sensors to keep tabs on longitudinal, lateral, and radial acceleration
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento-$2.2 million
The Sesto Elemento embraces minimalism like few other cars on the planet; its chassis, body, drive shaft, and suspension components are all crafted from carbon fiber, meaning this 570-hp demon weighs less than a Honda Fit. As you might expect, the upshot is incredible.