The most expensive cars in the world are about so much more than transportation. These supercars are either designed for race tracks or just for riding along the pricey streets of East Hampton. Most on our list are for both, while many others are for the road. They are also not cars in the strictest sense; they are works of fine art that push the limits of vehicular performance. When most people talk about high-end luxury cars, they're thinking of Mercedes, BMWs and Range Rovers. However, there are even more exclusive cars than those like The Pagani Huayra BC, the W Motors Lykan Hypersport, the Bugatti Veyron, and The Maybach Exelero, to name a few.
These cars may not be household names, but to car aficionados who know their stuff, they are extravagant and luxurious vehicles built for speed or for private collections. These cars are not just insanely stunning and beautiful, but also very rare. And they all have one thing in common: they are all worth over $1 million, and go up to the high millions. The rarer the car is, say when the car is a limited edition and six examples were only made, the higher the price they come.
Some of these cars aren't even available to the public, but rather offered to a high-net clientele who has a record of buying the luxury vehicle (maybe even 2 times or more!). Meanwhile, some other cars on our list are so coveted that they are sold out even before they are released. Many don't even see these cars in advance before purchase, but they know the brand and the specs. These cars are not something that regular folk could own. In fact, the ultra-rich celebs-who have a net worth of say $20 to $50 mill--can't even afford these cars, or would rather spend their money on buying a mansion in Bel-Air instead of plunking down $2.3 Mill on an Aston Martin that you have to be oh-so-delicate with.
Even if you are extremely rich, you may still not be able to get one of these cars because they are highly limited and highly coveted. So we've put together 20 cars that even ultra rich celebs can't afford.
20 The Pagani Huayra BC: $2.6 Million
Car lovers loved the Pagani Huayra, especially since its engine that can produce close to 800 horsepower. The drawback: the price. So what did PH do? Rather than lower the cost, the company introduced the Pagani Huyra BC. It is road legal, but very much track-focused and is lighter and built from all new materials from its early iteration. The bad news is that only 20 cars were built in 2016, making it one of the rarest cars in the world, as well as the most expensive. The total damage is $2.6 mill. Even stars worth millions can't afford this car. (Source: BusinessToCommunity)
19 The Ferrari F60 America: $2.5 Mill
The Ferrari F60 America is one of the rarest cars in the world, as well as the most expensive. The car will set you back $2.5 mill and was designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary since Ferraris were made available in the U.S. Debuting in 2014, only 10 of these luxury cars were produced. They were so popular that all 10 were bought, which means not only that you can't buy it, but also that it will be so rare you won't be able to track it down. (Source: CarandDriver)
18 Bugatti Chiron: $1.27 mill
The Bugatti Chiron is the ultimate luxury. Built for speed, the race car is exquisite to look at and kinda resembles the Bat Mobile. It will accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in less than 6.5 and 0-186mph in under 13.6. This is a serious car for road enthusiasts, but the base price of around $2.5 million makes it instantly out of reach even for wealthy people. If you're a celeb and you are worth, say, $11m, you should avoid buying the Chiron and instead use that $2.5 on a brand new house. (Source: TopGear)
17 W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 mill
Fans of the turbocharged Furious movie franchise will surely recognize this car from its lead role in Furious 7. Celebrity status aside, the W Motors Lykan Hypersport looks like something Batman would drive. The head-turning $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport features jewel-encrusted headlights and scissor doors, giving it a futuristic styling straight out of a science fiction movie. Beneath the stylized body lies a 3.7-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that produces nearly 800 horsepower and can reach up to 250 mph. This is yet another car that maybe only billionaires can afford.
16 Bugatti Veyron LE by Mansory Vivere: $3 Mill
The Bugatti Veyron was one of the fastest cars produced in the world when it appeared in 2005. Only 270 examples of the original 16.4 Veyron variant were produced, and now Masonry Vivere, a German car customization company that builds and customizes only the most valuable vehicles, has decked out this new limited-edition model with all new parts and the most luxuriant interior. Only 3 of the car was produced, and it costs you $3mill. (Source: EmiliaMotors)
15 Lamborghini Veneno: $9.5 Mill
The mid-engine, all-wheel-drive Lamborghini Veneno is known not so much for what features it has, but rather how much it costs. Upon the first release--the powerhouse was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini--the Veneno cost $4.5 million. Now it costs $9.5 million because it's a very limited-edition sports car; only five were produced. The company only sold three, and one of the other two was for testing and the other one was for a 50th birthday gift to the luxury automaker. (Source: TheDrive)
14 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 Mill
The sleek CCXR Trevita sports a stunning silver finish created by a special high-tech process that binds diamond resin to carbon fiber weave. Aside from the flashy diamond exterior, the CCXR Trevita boasts a 4.8-liter supercharged V8 engine that cranks out over 1000 horsepower. Due to the hefty price tag and extremely difficult manufacturing process, only three of these cars were ever made. If we're guessing right, now there are only 2 left, as it's been reported that boxer Floyd Mayweather bought the supercar, which cost him $4.8 mill.
13 1956 Aston Martin DBR1: $22,550,000
The insane price of the DBR1 was because it was sold at auction by Sotheby's, bringing the already expensive car up to $22,550,000, which was its purchase price. This car is legendary. Those who raced in the DBR1 include Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori, Stirling Moss, and Jack Brabham. When the car was retired from racing, it was sold to Aston Martin Owner's Club President John Dawnay in the 1960s. The car is currently fitted with a reproduction engine, but includes the original block. (Source: RMSotheby)
12 954 Mercedes Benz W196R Formula 1: $29,650,095
The single-seater Mercedes was designed for racing, and was famously raced by Juan Manual Fangio, who rode the sports car to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix. It was also the first open-wheel MB to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix race. Only 14 W196Rs were produced, and to this date, only 10 exist today. The car is expensive--$29,650,095-- because it's highly valuable, as it is forever tied to Fangio driving it. So, yes, if someone famous drove a race car like this, who knows when the price will stop before it becomes simply unattainable. (Source: AutoWeek)
11 Enzo Ferrari 2005 - $6,050,000
The Enzo Ferrari has a curious history. The sports car company gave His Holiness Pope John Paul II the Ferrari. At the time it was the last Enzo built. Finished in Scuderia Red, this car is rare because it was a color not seen on Enzos. Auctioned by RM in 2005, it sold for $6,050,000. Pope John Paul II did not accept the Enzo. Instead, he wanted to sell it on his behalf and donate all the money to the victims of a tsunami that had ravaged Southeast Asia. As a result, all sale funds were donated for charity, which pleased the Pope.
10 Ferrari 458 SP 12L $4.7 mill
So you can buy a Ferrari, but did you know there's a bespoke one for only those with discriminating taste and with an estimated worth of over $4.7 mil? Well, Ferrari has a Special Projects Division that will build you a one-of-a-kind Ferrari personalized exactly to your liking. Eric Clapton collaborated with Ferrari to create a one-of-a-kind car made especially for the iconic singer. A fully customized Ferrari 458 SP 12, for example, is designed to look like, and is a tribute to, the old-school Ferrari 512 Boxer. (Source: TopSpeed)
9 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante: $150,000
The Aston Martin produced a new version of one of its most popular cars, the Aston Martin Vantage, in 2018. This was an update from the 2015 version. Car fanatics loved the car and rushed into dealerships to purchase the entire production run for 2018 in just a few days. The convertible has enough headroom for driving it on a highway. The popularity of the car is its low price; at $150,000 it's not cheap but if you look at the cars in the millions it's a steal for those who have a lot of disposable income. (Source: TopSpeed)
8 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead: $492,000
A Rolls Royce still carries a lot of cache in the world of luxury cars. The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe has a 6.75L V12 engine and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. When you start the supercar's engine, you'll barely hear a thing. The engine is so quiet that you might have to restart the car to see its quality. The exterior design was inspired by 1930s yachts and, unlike many sports cars, the Phantom is a real four-seater with a nice boot. Only one criticism: the back seats don't have enough legroom. The 2017 version costs $492,000. (Source: Telegraph)
7 The Maybach Exelero: $9 Mill
The Maybach Exelero has a 700HP V12 engine that reaches 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, and can reach speeds of up to 200 mph. Maybach’s twin-turbo engine kicks out over 700 horses. The highly-sought-after sports car costs $8 mill and is one of the most expensive cars around. To put it in perspective, the Bugatti Veyron, which is just as popular as the Maybach, unleashes over 1,000 horses and costs only $2 mill. The Maybach is what multi-million dollars rappers buy, which they covet. We're guessing that those who can afford $8 mill is so they can show the car off to the world that they are rich and powerful. (Source: ImagineLifestyles)
6 Ferrari LaFerrari: $2 Mill+
The Ferrari LaFerrari is the first hybrid supercar and the most powerful road car ever. It is sexy and beautiful at the same time, and is a total head spinner. The 2017 version costs around $2 mill, but that price has not yet been affirmed. The 2015 edition was built in 2013, and only 499 coupes were created. It's limited numbers and the fact that you have to know the right people, or have been a former Ferrari client, makes it one of the most exclusive cars in the world. (Source: CarBuzz)
5 Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $13 Mill
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is truly one of a kind. It's bespoke, commissioned by a customer who wanted everything to be custom-made. So only 1 exists, and it took four years to complete. The Sweptail is inspired by the world of super-yachts. Its customization explains why the car costs $13 mill. It features an uninterrupted glass roof, one of the largest and most complex ever used on a car. The cabin appointments are luxurious. For example, it even has a champagne chiller in the center console, as well as a pair of flutes. It is hands-down one of the most expensive car ever made. (Source: RoadAndTrack)
4 Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $5 Mill
Ferrari and Pininfarina collaborated on a roof-less "concept car" in honor of Sergio Pininfarina (he died in 2012), hence the name. (His photo is above). The car debuted in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. Two years later at the same auto show, it was announced that the entire line was sold out. That's no surprise since only six cars were made, and they were all bought. So the initial price tag of $3 mill went up to $5 mill because of its rarity. (Source: RoadAndTrack)
3 Aston Martin Valkyrie: $3.2 Mill
This car hasn't even been released yet--it is set to appear in 2019--and already there's so much buzz about this Aston Martin. In July 2016, Aston revealed the hypercar. It's a unique collaboration between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin. The car is currently being tweaked to make it a road car to drive on normal streets, as well as to drive on a race track. Only 15o road-legal Astons will be made, in addition to 25 track-only versions. Due to be delivered next year, this car is so hot that all 150 Astons have already been sold, at about the cost of $3.2 mill for each. (Source: RedBull)
2 Mercedes-AMG Project One: $2.5 Mill
When AMG turned 50, Mercedes Benz produced the Project One to celebrate the milestone. It's a race car at heart, but you can still drive it on the streets. With this AMG, Mercedes finally made a very fast hypercar, not unlike the Bugatti Chiron or the Aston Martin Valkyrie. With an output of over 1,000 horsepower, the AMG is earth-shattering and can go from 0 to 124 mph in only six seconds. The car won't appear until late 2019, and production has been limited to 275 examples. Every single example has been pre-sold. So if you really want one, you have to hope that one will make it to the auction block. (Source: Esquire)
1 Aston Martin Vulcan: $2.3 Mill
With purpose-built track cars in demand these days, Aston Martin created their own version. It's not legal for the road, and only 24 examples were made. So why buy it? Why spend so much on a car when you can't even use it to take a trip to Whole Foods? Who's the audience? Well, anyway, the Aston boasts a massive engine that produces over 800 horsepower. The hypercar is so insane that buyers need special training, requiring owners to train in a Vantage GT4 racer and a One-77 before stepping into their Vulcans. Intense! (Source: Wired)