Interestingly enough, a list of this magnitude makes cars like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche appear quite reasonably priced, for the richest of the rich that is. Many of the speedy, goosebump-inducing, high-performance vehicles listed here are made in limited quantities and are sure to pack a punch. Some of these car manufacturers are unheard of, but those driving them can definitely afford to consider looking into other modes of transportation, you know, such as jet planes or yachts — no big deal.
20 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren AMG: $500,000
This grand-touring beauty was, and still is, one of the greatest street-legal sports cars of its time. Combining great German engineering with Formula 1 racing capabilities, the SLR McLaren AMG provides its drivers with nothing short of an impeccable experience. Its 5.4-litre supercharged V8 engine can produce 626-horsepowers that accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds out of its total 207 top speed. Although its successor, the SLS AMG, now takes the cake, the SLR McLaren AMG paved the way for future creativity, innovation and racing capability.
19 Saleen S7: $585,000
This American-made beauty is a limited-production vehicle that has earned its street-cred through great styling, high-performance, and immense power. It has a long history of racing, and can even compete with the likes of Lamborghini. This super car’s 7.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine can thrust an easy 750-horsepower that can accelerate to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and has a top speed of 248 miles per hour. Completely made from carbon fibre, the S7 is lightweight and drives with great ease.
18 Enzo Ferrari: $670,000
With only 349 ever having been produced, the Enzo super car pushes boundaries thanks to its impressionable in-car technology. With many Formula 1 influences, engineers made sure this Ferrari could intimidate anything that gets in its way. It can produce 650-horsepower with its powerful 6.0-litre V12 engine, and that will get it to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.3 seconds out of a total top speed of 218 miles per hour. For many, this is an all-time favourite; both a beauty and a beast.
17 SSC Ultimate Aero: $740,000
Having rightfully earned the title of ‘fastest production car’ according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the SSC Ultimate Aero has an impressive top speed of 256.14 miles per hour, powered by its twin-turbo V8 engine that ultimately generates 1,287-horsepowers. In comparison to the original Aero, the Ultimate model was redesigned with greater aerodynamics, greater use of carbon fibre, and greater braking capabilities. Since its production in 2007, only 5 copies were made of this beastly powerhouse of a car.
16 Porsche 918 Spyder: $845,000
The German’s are notorious for their impeccable manufacturing skills, quality, and overall presence in the automobile industry. The Spyder has an 887-horsepower, 4.6-litre V8 engine, accompanied by two electric motors, making this a powerful hybrid gasoline-electric car. In a swift 2.5 seconds, the vehicle can reach 62 miles per hour. Using only battery power, it can reach as far as 19 miles, while the V8 gasoline engine can produce 608-horsepowers on its own. The lightweight sports car’s starting price is set at $845,000 dollars, but if those looking for a greater thrill choose the Weissach Package, the price tag can accelerate just as fast to $929,000 dollars.
15 McLaren P1: $1.1 Million
McLaren cars have built quite a legacy, and the P1 is the quintessential demonstration of the brand’s creativity and stellar engineering skills. With a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine, its performance is out of this world. If paired with an onboard electric motor, this beast can push out 903-horsepowers, otherwise, it can still blow your mind with 727-horsepowers. On the outside, the monstrous hypercar is mostly built from carbon fibre. Beneath that are the finest, most exotic materials that allow the P1 to fire up from 0-60 miles-per-hour in just under 3 seconds, 2.8 to be exact. It just might be one of the most exciting cars in the world worth driving.
14 Hennessey Venom GT: $1.2 Million
While Hennessey Performance is based in Sealy, Texas, the car’s design was inspired by the beautifully crafted Lotus Elise roadster and Exige coupe model. Utilizing the base of the two British cars, the Venom GT has incorporated parts and pieces such as the doors, headlamps, and roof, to name a few. However, Hennessy manufacturers and their Venom GT are not affiliated to the United Kingdom’s Lotus. In January 2013, the Venom GT made its way into the Guinness World Book of Records for reaching 186 miles per hour in just under 14 seconds, 13.63 to be exact. In 2.7 seconds, this baby can reach 60 miles per hour. For $1.2 million dollars, 29 drivers will have the privilege of owning this vehicle.
13 13. Ferrari LaFerrari: $1.3 Million
This curvaceous beauty is basically a combination of money, horsepower, and happiness. LaFerrari is a limited quantity exotic sports car that is the most powerful of all Ferraris. It sports a 6.3 litre V12 engine that charges out 789-horsepowers, along with an extra boost of 161-horsepowers from an electric motor. Thanks to its hybrid capabilities, it can go faster than ever before, all while reducing fuel consumption. In less than 3 seconds, LaFerrari can accelerate to 62 miles per hour and has a top speed of 220 miles per hour. Unlike its predecessor, the Enzo, LaFerrari is much more visually appealing and stylish as well.
12 Maybach Landaulet: $1.38 Million
As one of the most expensive sedans in the automobile market, the Landaulet expresses its class with its luxurious features, such as its fully retractable sunroof that stretches as far back as the car’s rear and a refrigerator to serve its guests in case they are ever hungry. This is the perfect vehicle to be driven around in. Even though it screams elegance, it has a roaring bi-turbo V12 engine that can do wonders, like accelerating to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. For its size, that is quite remarkable and proves its dexterity and potential.
11 Pagani Huayra: $1.5 Million
Yet another exclusive powerhouse, which is also a rare find and not as heard of, the Huayra has numerous distinctive features that make it quite a competitor. Most Pagani cars are made to order, and are therefore highly exclusive as well. Combining luxury and ultimate performance, this attractive roadster comes packed with a twin-turbocharger, 6.0-litre V12 engine that can push out a top acceleration of 230 miles per hour with 720-horsepowers, and can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds. For such a small company, it sure makes a personal statement in its engineering and performance.
10 Koenigsegg Agera S: $1.52 Million
The Agera S was built by the Swedish car manufacturing company, Koenigsegg. This monster is an exclusive member of the 1,000-horsepower (and up) club and comes fully loaded with a twin-turbo, 5.0-litre V8 engine. In 2.9 seconds, it can reach 62 miles per hour. For those who are not faint of heart, this speedster can also hit approximately 188 miles per hour in a little under 23 seconds. All that for a starting price of $1,520,000 dollars.
9 9. Koenigsegg Agera R: $1.6 Million
Koenigsegg has really displayed its capacity to go fast and win the hearts of drivers without being a big named brand like its competitors, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Its speedy performance will have you bending through space and time. The Agera R packs a mean 1140-horsepower twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 engine that sounds heavenly, yet acts beastly. It can hit 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.8 seconds flat, and can put a Bugatti Veyron to shame on a race track. While its ultimate top speed has not been put to the test, it is estimated that it can reach 273 miles per hour.
8 Aston Martin One-77: $1.8 Million
With just 77 units of this model in existence, the stylish Aston Martin One-77 is a jaw-dropper in its fantastic design. With a top speed at just over 220 miles per hour, this baby can hit 62 miles per hour in a brisk 3.7 seconds. If its angles, curves, and long and low body are not appealing enough, under the hood lies a 7.3-litre 750-horsepower V12 engine that is sure to sweep you off your feet.
7 Ferrari 599XX: $2 Million
In less than 2.9 seconds, this high-performance Ferrari can take you as far as 60 miles per hour. Twenty-nine very rich people have the privilege of owning the 599XX. Its 720-horsepower is revved up by a 6.0-litre V12 engine and has a top speed that is restricted to 196 miles per hour. Apart from the usual engine and performance piques, this vehicle pushes boundaries and expresses its true self-worth through its swift and lightweight speed.
6 Koenigsegg CCXR: $2.173 Million
Another Swedish masterpiece, these underdogs engineered a sports car that can reach 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds in the most comfortable, stylish, and superior way possible. Like no other Hypercar, the CCXR can maintain a fantastic hold over its drive and performance, no matter the road surface conditions. This car can absorb so much shock and keep great stability due to its remarkable chassis and suspension capabilities, it will leave you in awe. Its aluminium 4.8-litre twin-supercharged flex fuel V8 engine can produce a forceful 1018-horsepowers, which will surely demonstrate its ruthless capabilities.
5 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: $2.2 Million
For those with a couple of extra millions lying around and in need of a thrill, especially the thrill of being one out of twenty to own an exclusive sports car, the Sesto Elemento might just be the car you have been looking for. To begin with, the masterpiece is made out of an exceptionally rare and expensive carbon fibre and is as light as a feather, or at least as light as any Lamborghini has ever been. Powered by a 570-horsepower V10 engine, this powerhouse can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in a zippy 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Its state of the art engineering will provide an experience that is out of this world.
4 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse: $2.5 Million
If it is "vitesse" that you want, the Vitesse is sure to give it to you. The French masterminded this 1,200-horsepower, 8-litre, 16-cylinder beast. In 2.6 seconds, it can hit 62 miles per hour out of its maximum 255.5 limit. For a starting price of $2.5 million dollars a pop, motorists will be driving around in the world’s fastest roadster. Since the Veyron’s initial launch in 2005, it has been making its mark worldwide, having sold its 400th model as of December 2013.
3 W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 Million
Along with its hefty price tag, W Motors is making sure that the seven lucky owners of the Lykan Hypersport will enjoy the luxury of its jewels and precious metals that are incorporated throughout much of its design and technology. This world class super car even includes an interactive holographic display system inside its plush cabin. The Hypersport can dash to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds with its turbocharged 3.7-litre 750-horsepower flat-six engine and has a top speed of 245 miles per hour.
2 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5 Million
Originating from Italy, this beauty takes the cake with its roaring 750-horsepower, 6.5-litre, 12-cylinder engine. In a mere 2.9 seconds it can reach 62 miles per hour, and its top speed is 221 miles per hour. For a starting price of $4.5 million dollars, nine special upper-crust rich people will be able to own the Veneno Roadster, as Lamborghini only plans on building a handful or two of them. Its lightweight design is especially intriguing, with its substantial use of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, amid a variety of other novelties.
1 Maybach Exelero: $8 Million
As the most expensive Maybach vehicle, the ever so sleek Exelero is unique and at the pinnacle of luxury. Its 700-horsepower, 6-litre twin-turbo V-12 engine can produce a ravaging top speed of 218 miles per hour and hit 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. Another special aspect of this car is its Fulda Tires, which can withstand the high-performance drive. This modern concept was inspired by its legendary predecessor, a smooth-running sports car of the 1930's. Driving it is not just about the speed and its performance, however, but also about the exclusive experience one has driving it.