There are many things in life that money cannot buy: love, happiness, and friendship are a few that come to most people’s minds. But what about actual items that are so rare, they cannot be purchased, no matter the price the buyer is willing to pay? Like one of a kind vehicles, that are only available to special clients in certain areas of the world and vehicles that had limited production numbers.
It may sound outlandish to reserve just a few vehicles for a couple of people around the world. But it is, in fact, something luxury vehicle manufacturers do from time to time to boost the desirability of their brand. And the marketing ploy works. Several of the most exclusive cars in the world sold out within twenty-four hours of their unveiling. The lucky individuals who are able to purchase one of the most exclusive cars in the world are guaranteed a speedy, luxurious, and unique ride.
10. Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
With only 300 of the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 ever made, the extremely fast sports car has made a name for itself among the ultra rich car enthusiasts around the world. Named for French race car driver, Monsieur Veyron, who won the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Bugatti, the Veyron holds a price tag of about $1.5 million.
Considered to be the world’s greatest super car, the money spent on a Bugatti is, car enthusiasts believe, worth every penny. The car is loaded with an 8.0-liter turbo-quad V16 engine. Its speeds are well over 200 miles per hour and it has a hydraulic system that can instantly adjust ride height for handling, standard driving, and top speed.
9. Jaguar ZKR 75
Jaguar is known for its elegant design, sleek features, and highly exclusive vehicles. For its 75th anniversary, Jaguar took exclusivity to a whole new level by creating the Jaguar XKR75. The car manufacturer created only 75 of the $133,568 vehicles. While not as expensive as other exclusive vehicles, the car is available only in Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
The XKR 75 is much like the original Jaguar XKR, however it features upgraded handling and suspension, increased power, and improved acoustics. The vehicle can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. The only downfall of the Jaguar XKR 75 is that it can not go over 174 miles per hour, approximately 30 miles per hour slower than most sports cars.
8. Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta
Not only is the Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta an exclusive vehicle, its also a record holder. On August 14, 2014, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was auctioned off at $38,115,00 in Carmel, California. The vehicle that was auctioned is one of just 39 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinettas that were built in 1962.
With an original intention of being used for motor racing competitions, the Ferrari was fitted with a 296 horsepower, 12-cylinder engine. Though only 39 of the vehicles were created, they were called the best Ferraris of all time by many.
7. Zenvo ST1
With only 15 of the Zenvo ST1s ever made, the Danish-made vehicle is one of the most exclusive vehicles in the world. It carries a base price tag of $1.8 million; upgrades will up the price by around a million, as will the upkeep on the vehicle. Tire replacements run about $5,000 and the vehicle must be shipped to Denmark for major repairs. Not only is the vehicle expensive, it is also only for sale to “specially approved” customers.
The customers lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a Zenvo ST1 can expect a fast ride – the vehicles can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The car tops out at 233 mph and weighs just 3,000 pounds. It has a 7-liter, V8 engine and a 7-speed manual transmission.
A vehicle that has a special verse of poetry instead of a serial number just screams exclusivity. And so does pretty much everything else about the Tramontana. Named after the northern wild winds of Spain, the Tramontana features a 710 horsepower turbocharged V-12, which can push the vehicle to speeds over 200 miles per hour. The body of the 2,795 pound car is a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber.
5. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
As if Lamborghini wasn’t exclusive enough, the Italian automakers celebrated their 50th anniversary by creating only nine Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters. The 2014 vehicle carries a price tag of $4.5 million.
Though built much like previous Lamborghini models, the Veneno Roadster has no roof – but it does have a rollover bar for occupant safety. Even without the roof, the Veneno Roadster is just as powerful as any other sports car on the market. It goes from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. and has a top out speed of 220 miles per hour.
4. Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang
According to Car and Driver, the Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang is one of the most outrageous cars on the planet. With the notoriously fast Bugatti EB16.4 Veyron already known world-wide as an exclusive vehicle, the Veyron Pur Sang ups the exclusivity game with only 5 models made worldwide.
The Pur Sang sticks out among other vehicles because of its carbon fiber and aluminum finish. The two-seater goes from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds with the help of its 8L 1001 horsepower 16-cylinder engine. Much like the Bugatti Veyron, the Pur Sang is as luxurious as it is fast. The edgy interior and exclusivity made the $3 million vehicle an easy sell to the most wealthy of clients. All five Bugatti Veyron Pur Sangs were sold just twenty-four hours after their unveiling.
3. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
Running off the Mercedes Benz AMG V12 engine and 678 horse-power, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is by far one of the most elegantly crafted and most exclusive vehicles in the world. Though the Zonda line has been in production since the late 1990s, the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster was created as a limited edition in 2009. All five of the vehicles made were purchased prior to their completion.
The Italian car can make it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 217 miles per hour. The roof of the limited edition Cinque Roadster can be stored in the front bonnet of the vehicle. The exclusivity and power of the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster ran for $1.8 million.
2. Koenigsegg Trevita
Swedish automaker Koenigsegg produced only three of the Koenigsegg Trevita, which immediately boosted the sports car to the heights of exclusivity, making it a must for most insane car enthusiasts. With a price tag of just over $2 million, the rare car accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. Its top speed is 254 miles per hour.
The unique exterior of the car utilizes a coated fiber solution that changes the class black carbon fibers to a silvery white, thus giving the car its name “Three Whites” or Trevita. The engine of the Trevita is a 4.8-liter twin-supercharged V8 engine.
1. Maybach Exelero
The rarest car in the world comes with a price tag of $8 million and has been featured in Jay-Z’s music video, “Lost One”. The one of a kind vehicle was once owned by rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams, but was later resold and is located in Germany. The car was built in 2004 as a concept car at the request of the German division of Goodyear, Fulda Tires. Fulda needed a vehicle that could exceed 218 miles per hour in order to test a new generation of wide tires.
The Maybach Exelero is four-seater vehicle with a twin turbo V12 engine. It weighs in at 5,852 pounds and was designed by Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH.