These are the 10 most expensive cars for the wealthiest people. These cars are about so much more than transportation. They are a rolling art pieces that encapsulate the priorities of the one percent. Standard criticisms aside, these are truly mind-blowing machines, and we’d like to show our favorites for you here.
We’re leaving out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant per nameplate, so don’t expect 10 different models of the same Bugatti Veyron.
The cars for the wealthiest to own and drive are:
The price of this beast is whooping $2.7 million. It goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds. Its top speed is 253.8 mph. The Veyron is the fastest street legal production car in the world and still it comes the last on our least because it’s even impossible for the normal person to drive one considering that a tire change will cost you around $5,000 per tire and $20,000 per tire if you want to race and reach the top speed.
The price tag of this supercar is $3.40 million. The speed is amazing: 0-60mph in 2.90 seconds. Its top speed is 239mph. This is the first edition supercar to be produced in the Middle East. It was featured in the Furious 7 and coincidentally there are only 7 units produced. One of them went to the Abu Dhabi Police Department. The Lykan has 420 diamonds embedded into its headlights, holographic display systems and gold stitching all around the interior.
With a price of $4.5 Million, speed of 0 to 60 mph – 2.8 Seconds and a top speed of 221 mph, the Lamborghini Veneno is the limited edition of the already highly exclusive Lamborghini Aventador. It came in a limited production – there were only five ever made of which two stayed with its creators and the other three were sold before they were even built. The car was built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary. Needless to say, they created something truly amazing.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Rich people sure like diamonds on their $4.8 Million supercars! This super special limited edition of a limited edition features a diamond weave carbon finish! Its performance is not bad at all: 0 to 60 mph – 2.9 Seconds and a top speed of 254 mph, it is the only known “white” carbon fiber material. Koenigsegg planned on building only three units of the car but had to settle with only two due to the complexity of its production. This makes it one of the rarest cars in the world and none other than Floyd Mayweather Jr was rumored to have purchased one of the two units.
The Maybach Exelero
The previous car was rare, this one is even harder to get your hands on. The previous car was also $4 million, this one is $8 Million. There is only one that was ever produced. The engine is a hefty V12 Twin Turbo, matching luxury with performance. It accelerates 0 to 60 mph 4.4 Seconds and has a top speed of 218 mph. the rapper Birdman was rumored to own this car and featured in a Jay-Z’s video for the song “Lost One”. Maybach refused to make any more even though many millionaires have requested the coveted Exelero.
Mercedes-Benz 540k Special Roadster
At the time of its production, the 540k reached a record top speed of 104.65 mph and accelerated 0 to 60 mph in 16 Seconds. The test driver compared the car to a demon, and with only 25 units produced in 1936, the 540k reached only the most elite people in the world. The previous owner of the specific ride sold it for 12 million dollars. There are no more of these cars for sale, and the next time one comes up, the sales record will surely be broken.
Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe
PRICE – SPEED This list is getting more and more exclusive. This car was commissioned by Ettore Bugatti himself and costs $20 Million. There were only 7 units made.
Ettore Bugatti, being the creator of the brand, handpicked the recipients of these cars, and decided to keep one, the “Kellner”, for himself. Performance? 0 to 60 mph in 20 Seconds and top speed of 99.4 mph. After World War II, the car was sold for about $600 and 2 refrigerators…. nowadays people can’t even dream of owning one without shelling out more than $20 million dollars.
Ferrari 290 MM
It was designed only for the “Thousand Miles” open road endurance race. There were four prototypes made, and one of those won the “Thousand Miles” race in 1956. At a price of $28 Million, 0 to 60 mph in 10 Seconds and a top speed of 160 mph, the racing accomplishments with this car did not stop there. The next year Ferrari won the “1000 km Buenos Aires” race and the World Sportscar Championship.
This superb race car was made for the 1954-55 Formula 1 seasons. It won 9 out of 12 races in the hands of the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss with 0 to 60 mph in 10 Seconds. They also succeeded in capturing two World Championships with the stunning W196.
On July 12th, 2013, the auction house Bonhams sold the Mercedes-Benz W196 chassis serial “54” for a record $30 Million! 186 mph is its top speed and it is the only car that was available on the public market, and as it turns out, it was the one used to win the 54’ German and European Grand Prix by Juan Fangio.
The Ferrari 250 GTO
The Ferrari 250 GTO is regarded as the greatest Ferrari of all time and the “Hottest Car of All Time.” When it originally went on sale in the U.S.A. it cost a measly $38 Million and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari, the creator of the Ferrari brand.
The 1962 model specially made for Stirling Moss, who is considered one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers ever, became the World’s Most Expensive car when it sold for $38 million in 2012. There are rumors that someone snatched the car again the next year, this time for a hefty $52 million. 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 Seconds and top speed of 157.8 mph. At least two models of this car are used as daily driving cars in the rich parts of LA!