Cars-originally made for transport, these machines have now become a craze or rather a style icon in the present world. Not only do they surprise us with their jaw-dropping features and high-quality, state-of-the-art built parts, but also through their stunning beauty and well-engineered design. But we know it quite well that nothing good in the world comes for free. The sexier the car, the better the features, the higher is its cost.
In this article, let us take a dip into the world of cars, and introduce ourselves to the top ten most expensive cars in the world. Here begins our journey into the world of the ‘car’-ismatic cars. So hold tight, here we go!
Starting from the least to the most expensive cars in the world, the list stands as:
10. Bugatti Chiron
The Chiron, released in 2016, is the fastest, most powerful and exclusively produced super sports car in Bugatti’s history. Its innovative design, exclusive interiors push imagination and creativity to the ultimate extent.
- Engine: 8.0 L W 16 quad-turbocharged.
- Horsepower: 1500 hp
- Top-speed: 261 mph (0-60 mph in 2.3 secs)
- Price: $2.7 million ( 19.2 crores INR (Starting))
The Huayra BC entered the race in 2016. Named after the very first Pagani Zonda owner Benny Caoila, this Italian sensation has more power, less weight, improved aerodynamics, race-inspired interior and improved handling ability.
- Engine: 6.0 L M158V12 AMG bi-turbo
- Horsepower: 790 hp
- Top-speed: 230 mph (0-60 mph in 2.3 secs)
- Price: $2.8 million ( 15 crores INR (app))
The Sergio first came out in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show where Ferrari and Pininfarina unveiled a concept car as a tribute to Sergio Pininfarina. Two years later, at the same show in Switzerland, the production version was released with sold-out status. Six versions of this radical supercar were made. The car is not only striking to look at, but it’s also, unsurprisingly, intended to be extremely driver oriented.
- Engine: 4.5L Ferrari F 136 F V8
- Horsepower: 570 hp
- Top-speed: 198 mph (0-60 mph in 3 sec)
- Price: $3 million (~24 crores INR )
The Aston Martin Valkyrie, rolling out in 2019 is an incredibly special car and has an equally remarkable name. Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar. The sports car is a product of collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing to develop a track-oriented car entirely usable and enjoyable as a road car. The car’s makers claimed the title of the fastest street-legal car in the world for it.
- Engine: 6.5L Cosworth Naturally Aspirated V12
- Power: 1000 hp
- Top Speed: 250 mph (0-60mph in 2.5 secs)
- Price: $3.2 million ( 20 crores INR )
Bold, striking and pretty expensive, the program succeeds in adding more luxury to the Veyron. The Vivere has received a comprehensive facelift at the front, consisting of modified wings, a shortened bonnet, and a striking front apron. The hardening process employed, under high pressure and temperature in the autoclave radically improves the material quality.
- Engine: Quad-turbocharged 8.0L W-16
- Power: 1200 hp
- Top Speed: 253 mph (0-60 mph in 2.7 secs)
- Price: $3.4 million ( 30 crores INR )
The Lykan HyperSport is the first sports car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Middle West. It is a Lebanese limited production sports car manufactured by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates-based company. In films like Furious 7 and Video Games like Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt 9: Legends and so on this piece of automobile beauty could be seen.
- Engine: 3.7L twin-turbocharged Flat-Six
- Power: 780 hp
- Top Speed: 240 mph (0-60 mph in 2.8 secs)
- Price: $3.5 million ( 23.29 crores INR )
The McLaren P1 is a British limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by McLaren Automotive. The P1 LM is claimed to be the quickest, rarest and last of the P1 variants.
- Engine: 3.8L twin-turbocharged M838TQ V8
- Power: 1000 hp
- Top Speed: 147 mph (0-60 mph in 2.8 secs)
- Price: $3.6 million ( 17 crores to 40 crores INR )
The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance. It is one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles. The Veneno Roadster is extreme and guarantees an intense driving experience. The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners — with handling akin to that of a racing prototype. Yet it is fully road legal.
- Engine: 6.5L L539 V12
- Power: 740 hp
- Top Speed: 221 mph (0-60 mph in ~2.9 secs)
- Price: $4.5 million ( 28 crores INR )
”Trevita” is a Swedish abbreviation that translates into “three whites”. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is renowned around the globe for its uniqueness and perfection. When sunlight hits the Trevita, it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork. The Trevita was originally intended to be a limited edition of three examples. The white carbon fibre used for the Trevita made the car extremely difficult and time-consuming to manufacture, however, and a decision was taken to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number of Trevitas made to just two.
- Engine: 4.7L V8 (Twin Supercharged Gasoline)
- Power: 1004 hp
- Top Speed: 254 mph (0-60 mph in 2.9 secs)
- Price: $4.8 million ( ~30 crores INR )
This is something that needs no introduction at all and it is not at all surprising for a Rolls Royce to top the list of the top ten most expensive cars. The Sweptail is the first contemporary coach-build by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
- Engine: 6.75 L V12
- Power: 453 hp
- Top Speed: 150 mph (0-60 mph in 4.9 secs)
- Price: $13 million ( 84 crores INR )
So these were the top ten most expensive cars in the world as of 2019. But we can conclude undoubtedly that these super-machines would soon be replaced by newer, better and finer models in terms of design as well as performance. Till then, to all the car lovers out there, press the throttle and shift the gears, because the road is yours. Choose your super-car and head to the ultimate driving experience.
~Written by Anupam