There’s a reason why Top Gear was once upon a time one of the most watched shows in the world. Sure, a lot of that was down to the presenters. They made it into something resembling an entertainment show. But it’s also because people love cars. People love learning about cars, seeing beautiful, flashy, pricy motors race around a track or the winding streets of some exotic destination. It just adds to the magic of it all. The majority of people who watch such shows know that they’ll never own such cars. But it’s okay to dream. It’s okay to look longingly at these cars and dream about them once day finding a place in your garage.
Most people buy cars for practical reasons. Whether it’s getting to work, shepherding the kids around or going out on family excursions, the cars we buy needs to work for us. Some lucky people out there don’t need to worry about the practicalities of daily life. They have cash to splash and love to spend it on exotic, flashy motors. But even so, there aren’t many in the world who can afford these cars. These are 20 super-expensive cars that every gearhead dreams about.
20 W MOTORS LYKAN HYPERSPORT
This is the first car to be manufactured indigenously in the Middle East. And boy, what a car it is. The UAE company W Motors is responsible for its design. It was founded in Lebanon and is a limited production sports car. Only seven were produced. It was first unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show in 2013. At the time, it was the third most expensive production car of all time. Owning the Lykan Hypersport would set you back a cool $3.4 million.
19 LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO LP 770-4
When you think of luxury motors, the mind’s instantly drawn to Lamborghinis. Lamborghini is responsible for producing some of the most stunning cars to have ever hit our streets. But there are a few that stand apart. One is the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4. It’s a pure masterpiece and an apt tribute for the 100th anniversary of Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, creator of the decadent car brand. This level of decadence comes at a cost. It’s a $2.3 million roadster. It’s pricy, but you’ll never get bored driving it, even in your dreams.
18 PAGANI HUAYRA BC
At $2.5 million, the Pagani Huayra BC is extreme in both price and on the tarmac. The Huayra was first unveiled in 2011. It costs in the high hundred thousands. But the Huayra BC is one step further – actually quite a few steps. It’s a track focused version of the car. Only 20 units were made. Despite the price tag, they weren’t on the market for long. As a gearhead, you probably brought one in your dreams. The other special editions of the Huayra aren’t half bad either.
17 ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE
This car just sounds like something James Bond would drive. It seems like something out of one of his movies. But then you look at it, and you’d see that it’s not exactly his style. It’s probably a bit too outlandish for James Bond. Although it seems like James Bond has unlimited funds, even he and the MI6 budget wouldn’t be able to stretch to afford this car. It’s on the market at $3.2 million. Having said that, it’s not really on the market. You may be able to purchase one in your dreams. But only 25 units were made.
16 MCLAREN BP23
For a long time, McLaren was focused on producing track weapons. Their F1 car was capable of doing 243mph. But this is the latest in their ultimate series. It’s a serious beast and is McLaren’s fastest car ever. This car actually hasn’t been unveiled yet. It’s set to be brought to market next year. We’re all eagerly anticipating what it’ll look like. We don’t even know that. They’re keeping the BP23 shrouded in an air of mystery. Any images of this car are based on individual interpretations. One thing’s for sure, and that’s that we know it’s going to be pricy. It’s $2 million.
15 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM SERENITY
Let’s move away from the crazy world of sports cars for a second. It’s fair to assume that every gearhead has dreamed about owning a Rolls-Royce at some point. If you own a Rolls, or can even afford to buy one, you know and people know you’ve made it. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity is sheer luxury. It has grace and power, everything that you’d expect from a Rolls and a whole lot more. This level of opulence understandably also comes with a hefty price tag of $1.5 million.
14 KOENIGSEGG CCXR TREVITA
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita first came to market around a decade ago. When it was unveiled, there was a lot of buzz about this speedy motor. That hasn’t diminished. It’s deemed to be one of the fastest cars on the planet capable of going at 254mph. Only two of these machines were ever made. Despite the $2.6 million price tag, they were snapped up. Floyd Mayweather got his hands on one. He actually purchased the CCXR for $4.8 million. He’s just sold it at auction to another super collector.
13 FERRARI F60 AMERICA
This car was built by Ferrari as a celebration. It was manufactured to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari’s presence in North America. Experts have differing views on the F60 America. Whilst it looks awesome on the outside, things are a bit different on the inside. People don’t really like the interior. But if you’ve acquired a supercar collection in your dreams, this is a car that must be part of your collection. $2.5 million is easily affordable in dreamland. It’s a drop in the ocean.
12 HENNESSEY VENOM F5
At $1.6m, the Hennessey Venom F5 will be one of the priciest cars around. But if you have a need for speed, then this is the car for you. It’s being produced to be one of the fastest street cars on the planet. It’s all set to be brought to market in 2019. Gearheads are eagerly anticipating setting eyes on this, the ultimate sports car. It’s high-performance, and is capable of going upwards of 300mph. Only 24 units are being produced.
11 ZENVO TS1 GT
This is a Danish supercar. It was manufactured to commemorate the company’s tenth year in operation. Zenvo built this high-performance supercar to compete with the others in that category. It was built by a small team, almost entirely by hand. Only 15 units have been manufactured. This sports car is ultra-rare. It’s certainly a collectable. If you’re a gearhead and have a supercar collection in your dreams, you’re bound to be wanting this as part of your collection. The $1.6 million won’t be an obstacle.
10 LAMBORGHINI SESTO ELEMENTO
This car costs a cool $2.2 million, and it’s easy to see why. When it was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, this was the most expensive Lamborghini ever created. That is until the company created the Lamborghini Veneno. This car looks amazing and is built purely for speed. The interior is bare and minimalistic. Most of the car is made from carbon fiber. It’s a beast of a machine. However, it’s not a street car. The only way you’ll be able to fly around your local area in this car is in your dreams.
9 BUGATTI CHIRON
Pretty much every gearhead, and even non-gearheads, have heard about the capabilities of the Bugatti Veyron. But the Chiron, which was first produced in 2016, is right up there in terms of being one of the most stunning, luxurious sports cars ever made. This unique masterpiece of motoring art can be yours for $2.7 million. 500 of these machines were made. Understandably, there aren’t any left on the market. Bugatti is also set to unveil the Chiron Sport later this year.
8 FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta was produced between 2013 and 2016. 500 of these cars were manufactured at $.2.2 million. However, there are still plenty of people who want to get their hands on a LaFerrari. One person paid $7 million for a LaFerrari at an auction in 2016. Last year, one of the last LaFerrari’s produced sold at auction for $10m. People are crazy about this machine and it’s clear why. It’s the fastest Ferrari street car that’s ever been produced.
7 MCLAREN P1 GTR
The McLaren P1 GTR was first produced in 2013. Only 40 units were made, and when it first came onto the market, it cost a whopping $3 million. The exclusive vehicle is built upon hybrid power and Formula One technology. McLaren really went all out when it came to making this car. Some have been modified to meet road-legal specifications. Since McLaren brought the P1 to market, they’ve created several variants including a one-off special. But, as its owners will testify, the McLaren P1 is in a league of its own.
6 ASTON MARTIN ONE-77
Every gearhead dreams about owning an Aston Martin One-77. The name itself sounds pretty cool. This streetcar has lived up to expectations. It has won a ton of awards over the years for its specifications, design, and all-round driving capabilities. A seven-unit special was produced by Aston Martin at the end of the One-77 production process, which is equally as stunning. Due to the number of accolades it’s received, unsurprisingly the One-77 is going to cost you a bomb. Should you want to get your hands on it, it’ll cost you $2.4 million.
5 LAMBORGHINI VENENO
This roadster is one of the most exclusive motors on the planet. First brought to market in 2014, the Veneno will set you back a whopping $4.5 million. It’s therefore also one of the world’s most expensive cars. But see this car in action, learn about its specifications, and that price is understandable. The Veneno is more than just a sports car. It’s a super-sports car. It looks like something that Batman would drive.
4 LIMITED EDITION BUGATTI VEYRON
The Bugatti Veyron is a masterpiece in itself. Gearheads wouldn’t have thought it would be possible for Bugatti to improve upon the Veyron. But they’ve done just that. Actually, German car customization Masonry have done just that. This is the Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere. It’s bold, it’s striking, and it’s strictly limited. Only two of these cars exist in the world. It’s priced at $3.5 million, so you’ll need deep pockets to afford it. But even if you could stretch to that amount, the only way you’ll be able to drive it would be in your dreams.
3 BUGATTI VEYRON GRAND SPORT
Bugatti is a company that builds luxury motors for the wealthy. The Veyron is one of their best-known creations. It’s also one of their priciest. But plenty of variants have been brought to market. One is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. This car will set you back $2 million. It’s the price you’ve got to pay to get a car built by automotive artisans. It’s a high-performance elite supercar. At the time, it was the fastest production roaster in the world.
2 ROLLS-ROYCE SWEPTAIL
The world first set eyes on the Rolls-Royce Sweptail at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event last year. There were plenty of oohs and aahs when it was unveiled. There were even more when this one-off luxury automotive masterpiece was sold. It cost an eye-watering $12.8 million. That’s a figure that might even cause the seriously wealthy to think twice about getting this car. But then they’d have conflicting view. Any collector or motor enthusiast must have this car. It’s rare, it’s luxurious, and it’s just all-round special.
1 MERCEDES-BENZ MAYBACH EXELERO
This one-off, high-performance sports car is the one that everybody wants to get their hands on. Only the seriously wealthy would be able to do that, as this motor costs $8 million. This isn’t a production car. But as roadsters go, this is one of the most expensive in the world. Mercedes is currently working on the production of a new model in its S-Class range, so production of the Maybach has been discontinued. That just makes it an even more sought-after car.