Though all the cars in the world ride on four tires and are operated in the usual manner, they are not just cars in the strictest sense, rather, they are works of fine art that push the limits of the vehicular performance. In this article, you will discover the top 25 most expensive cars in the world for 2018.
- 1. Rolls-Royce Serenity Phantom – $1.1 million
- 2. McLaren P1 – $1.15 million
- 3. Zenvo ST1 – $1.2 million
- 4. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
- 5. Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 – $1.9 million
- 6. Zenvo TS1 GT — $1.9 million
- 7. Koenigsegg Regera – $2 million
- 8. Koenigsegg One – $2 million
- 9. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
- 10. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million
- 11. Pagani Huayra Roadster — $2.4 million
- 12. Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 million
- 13. Bugatti Chiron – $ 2.7 million
- 14. LaFerrari FXX K – $2.7 million
- 15. Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 million
- 16. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
- 17. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 million
- 18. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – $3.4 million
- 19. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
- 20. Aston Martin Vulcan — $3.4 million
- 21. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
- 22. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
- 23. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
- 24. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 million
- 25. Sweptail by Rolls Royce – $13 million
These cars are not just beautiful, but also rare and only available exclusively to a relatively small group of humans. Only a few people have seen these cars, let alone to drive them on the road. More amazingly, these are supercars, priced without a reason, and the price tags are all above the million-dollar mark. It is not something that a regular folk could own.
Plus, even if you are extremely rich, you may still not be able to get one of these cars because they are tightly limited and highly coveted.
Let us look at these beautiful, rare, and only available exclusively most expensive cars in the world.
1. Rolls-Royce Serenity Phantom – $1.1 million
The Rolls-Royce Serenity Phantom was first launched in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Geneva. The interior of this car is inspired by the Japanese design that made of handwoven silk fabric. It is very similar to the Maybach concept that posed as one of the most luxurious sedan cars.
This car embodies tranquility and offers a sanctuary of reflection. Its interior features a delicate hand-painted blossom motif, echoing the blossom trees from the Far East. This car was not made for its speed or power; rather, it is designed for a comfort, tranquil, and luxury ride.
As for its exterior, its Bespoke Mother of Pearl paint is the most expensive one-off paint ever developed by Rolls-Royce. It requires three layers coating to create the pearl effect and then hand-polished for over 12 hours. The design of Serenity Phantom is truly innovative, modern, and tranquil.
2. McLaren P1 – $1.15 million
The McLaren P1 is a limited-edition hybrid sports car produced by McLaren. It has only 375 units in the world and the person who owns one should feel proud of it. The P1 is the successor of the McLaren F1 where it utilizes the power and Formula 1 technology, but it did not have the same three-seat layout.
This car has a mid-engine, rear wheel drive design and used a carbon fiber monocoque. Its main competitors are the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918. All these cars have almost similar performance in terms of speed. And when it comes to driving, it has incredible top speed and acceleration. It can make you feel like you are driving a Formula 1 car on the road with a super sports car.
When you press the EV-mode button, the motor dies and you can drive around on just electric. It is very quiet and when you let everything off the leash, it is like a roaring lion with high-speed movement.
3. Zenvo ST1 – $1.2 million
The Danish company, Zenvo launched the Zenvo ST1 supercar as the company’s first model. What is more impressive is that this car is almost entirely manufactured by hands of a small team of workers. There are only 15 of the Zenvo ST1 available in the world.
This car is a higher performance sports car. Its twin-charged 6.8-litre V8 engine generates 1,104 hp at 6,900 rpm and 1,430 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The car is able to reach 100 km/h within a short 3 seconds, accelerate to 200 km/h in 8.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 375 km/h. This is a really fast car.
Zenvo ST1 comes equipped with keyless entry, satellite navigation, telescopic steering wheel adjustment and electrically adjustable leather racing seats. And the car was designed by Christian Brandt and Jesper Hermann, as a result, it was entirely a result of Danish design. The carbon fiber body was made in Germany and many components such as ABS brakes, gas tanks, airbags, and traction control come from American or other German made cars.
4. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
Everyone knows about the name Ferrari because it is always synonyms to an expensive and luxury sports car. The LaFerrari is a limited production of a hybrid sports car that means “definitive” Ferrari.
Being the first mid-hybrid from Ferrari, it also has the highest power output of any Ferrari whilst decreasing fuel consumption as much as 40%. It uses the KERS system that adds extra power to the combustion engine’s output and has a power to weight ratio of 1.65kg per horsepower.
The LaFerrari received no input from Pininfarina design, which makes it a rare collaboration between Ferrari and Pininfarina. The interior of the car is nicely designed, especially the cockpit that stands out and the sportiness of the shapes, which convey the high performance of the car. The overview of this car looks like a spaceship, but it drives like the best Ferrari ever made.
5. Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 – $1.9 million
The Lamborghini Centenario is an extremely precious piece in Lamborghini’s one-off strategy. It is the example of creative innovation and engineering skills of the brand. As the 100th anniversary of the company, the car model was so-named with the founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth, with a grand total of 40 production cars; 20 for the coupes and 20 for the roadsters.
This supercar is equipped with a 770 CV aspirated V12 engine that allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Due to its exclusivity, design and innovative technology opportunities, it has made the Lamborghini Centenario one of the most sought-after cars in the whole world.
The car is not only equipped with a high-performance engine, but also bundles with new tech such as racecar-like aero, improved connectivity, rear-wheel steering, and so on. You may have seen these in Ferrari and Porsche, but now it is the time that you can find them on the Lamborghinis.
6. Zenvo TS1 GT — $1.9 million
The Zenvo TS1 GT is a supercar with a sleek and extremely look. It is a new sports car that marked the Denmark manufacturer’s 10th anniversary super fast car. It is an evolution from the $1.2 million ST1 that has a limited production of only 15 units.
It is interesting to note that this car is able to achieve the 100 km/h feat in just 2.8 seconds, all thanks to its 5.8-litre V8 engine with two superchargers that product 1,163 horsepower. The previous model, the Zenvo ST1 has launched some time ago, but after the company has been acquired by a Russian billionaire, they finally launched the Zenvo TS1 GT.
Zenvo also says the car uses an enclosed underbody, and you can rest assured the whole thing was tweaked and tuned for downforce. Besides that, in order to solidify the car’s exclusivity, the company has dubbed Fjord Blue as the exterior paint color. This is another nod to the car’s Scandinavian heritage and it looks stunning.
7. Koenigsegg Regera – $2 million
Many people argue that the Koenigsegg Regera is the most beautiful car that has ever designed and built. And like the Zenvo, this car is being hand-assembled as an alternative to Koenigsegg’s other supercars, including the Agera RS. For Regera, there are only 80 units available in the world.
This supercar comes with 1,500 horsepower built with a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and three electric motors that allow the Regera to achieve a top speed of 400 km/h in less than 20 seconds. It is a plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by Swedish high-performance sports carmaker.
Talking about being exclusive and expensive, there is a special edition of Koenigsegg Regera that comes with a 24-carat gold-leaf accent that sells for slightly more. The car also comes with a good design of day-time running lights to give it character and enhance the overall design. Koenigsegg states that the Regera will be the most powerful and fastest accelerating production car ever.
8. Koenigsegg One – $2 million
This is another expensive sports car from Koenigsegg and often listed in the top 20 most expensive cars in the world. The Koenigsegg One is equipped with a 5.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine that enables the car to generate a 940 horsepower at 6900 rpm. This car is not as fast as compared to the previous one, but they are both supercars that are many people’s dream.
This car has the hp-to-kg curb weight ratio is an astonishing 1:1. This is the “dream” equation, previously thought impossible when it comes to fully road legal and usable sports cars. Apart from that, it also has unique track-optimized aero winglets, extended venturi tunnels, and side splitters, Le Mans-inspired active wing configuration and optimized active under trim air management.
The car manufacturer was the first to take steps toward green technology with the release of the biofuel CCXR in 2007. And the Koenigsegg One can run on E85 biofuel, race fuel, or normal gasoline.
9. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
The Sesto Elemento, which means “Sixth Element” in English, is a two-door, two-seater, V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition supercar produced by the Italian automaker, Lamborghini. The car gets its name as a reference to the atomic number of carbon because of the car’s extensive use of carbon fiber.
The car is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shift and all-wheel drive system. It has the same powerful engine as the Gallardo, which able to generate 570 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque. Lamborghini claims that their Sesto Elemento is able to achieve 100 km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds with a top speed of over 210 mph.
What is worth taking note is the engine hood design. Air is released through 10 distinctive hexagonal holes in the engine cover, while two intakes funnel cool air into the mid-mounted engine compartment.
10. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million
The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is a higher end supercar from its sibling, LaFerrari. This is the top and best version of the LaFerrari that we have covered above. The Aperta has a limited production of only 209 units worldwide and 200 of those were sold to customers via invitation only and the other nine units were meant for company use.
The difference from this Aperta and the previous LaFerrai is that this new version gets a removable carbon-fiber hard top and a removable soft top, and both cars use the same engine. Other changes include a more efficient powertrain’s control electronics, a longer front air dam to help boost downforce, and the L-shaped flap on the upper corner of each windscreen pillar to reduce compression on the rear of the cabin in the absence of the roof.
And this means that the car is able to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and with a top speed of 349 km/h.
11. Pagani Huayra Roadster — $2.4 million
The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car named after the wind god, Huayra-Tata. The Huayra was named “The Hypercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear magazine and received a very positive review when tested by Richard Hammond on Top Gear. After that, the carmaker releases the roadster version.
The overall appearance of the car has changed with the most obvious being the open top, typical for a roadster. This roadster uses the same twin-turbo M158 V12 engine with 1,000 Nm of torque. All of this power is delivered to the rear wheels via an all-new 7-speed automatic manual transmission by Xtrac.
According to Pagani, only 100 units were available and all have been sold. The car weights a total of 1280 kg, which is 70 kg lighter than the normal Huayra, and this has made it the first roadster to be lighter than the coupe version.
12. Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 million
The Ferrari F60 America is the Formula One vehicle that loved by many enthusiasts. It deserves a place in the top 25 most expensive cars in the world even it has a small V12 engine. Although the size of the car is relatively small, it is able to produce 740 horsepower and hit 200 mph on its maximum speed.
According to Ferrari, the F60 is able to jump from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds. The engine performance is considered fast enough and able to beat several supercars on the market. This may not be the fastest car that Ferrari ever manufactured, but due to its sporty exterior design and beautiful interior, the car has gained many positive reviews. It is a very beautiful and expensive car.
The F60 is a very limited-edition car, which was produced to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Ferrari in America.
13. Bugatti Chiron – $ 2.7 million
This is another well-known supercar automaker, the Bugatti. Heirs to the Veyron supercars, the Chiron is priced high and touted as the world’s most powerful, fastest, and most luxurious super sports car by the manufacturer. This car is the vision of former VW czar Ferdinand Piech, who demanded the fastest cars from Bugatti.
The Bugatti Chiron relies on an updated W16 engine, the spooning of two V8s, to produce a whopping 1,479 horsepower to become among the fastest cars on Earth. It is able to reach 200 km/h in less than 6.5 seconds and hit 300 km/h in about 13.6 seconds. Plus, it has a top speed of 420 km/h, which is extremely fast.
There are only 500 units of Chiron available in the world. The Chiron has a very distinctive design by its own. Unlike Ferrari or another supercar, Bugatti’s design has its own beautiful and attracted a group of loyal car enthusiasts.
14. LaFerrari FXX K – $2.7 million
This Ferrari car is a high performance and limited production supercar that designed by Marco Fainello and architect Evan Rodriguez, director of Centro Stile Ferrari. There are only 40 units available in the world. The FXX K is based on the street-legal La Ferrari and also the successor to the FXX and the 599XX.
This FXX K is able to produce 1,036 horsepower and over 900 Nm of torque. It is powered by the V12 ICE and 190 PS electric motors. The V12 engine has been tuned for track use as well as the HY-KERS system. This car has four driving modes, Qualify for maximum performance and short distance; Long Run for long distance driving; Fast Change for faster recharging of the battery; and Manual Boost that uses all the power of the engine and batteries for maximum torque, cornering, and speed.
The Ferrari FXX K also uses F1-based technology, including the E-Diff electronic differential, F1-Trac traction control, and also the racing ABS. The exterior of this car is extremely stunning and beautiful. It has the look of a true super sports car.
15. Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 million
The Huayra BC is one of the most expensive sports car ever designed by Pagani. It has a stylish look and attracts the younger generation. The letter BC stands for Benny Caiola, one of the investors, the first Pagani’s customer, and also the Pagani founder’s friend.
The Huayra BC gets a more powerful version of the twin-turbo AMG V12 and delivers the horsepower of 790 with the torque of 811lb. It is also built with a hydraulic transmission that stimulates the electric motor for high-speed movement.
And because of the use of carbon fiber, the weight of the car has been greatly lowered and also stronger. According to Pagani, the use of the carbon fiber has reduced the car weight by as far as 50 percent. The door of the BC opens sideways and both the internal and external designs of the car able are to give a very sporty and luxurious feeling.
16. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
The Ferrari Pininfarina was originally introduced as a concept car in 2013 in memory of a deceased son of the founder of Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house, only six of these cars have been made, thus becoming one of the most coveted cars. The overall design is based on the Ferrari 458 Spider and is considered one of the costliest Ferraris ever made.
And just like the Ferrari 458 Spider, it has no roof, side windows, and windshield. Each of the handmade units has an all-carbon-fiber frame and is an open-air luxury car with two seats. The Pininfarina Sergio looks smart, sporty and also luxurious.
Under its hood, you can find the 4.5-liter F136F V8 engine that able to send 562 horsepower to the rear wheels. What is even more exclusive about this car is that the owners of each of the six models were chosen by the manufacturers themselves.
17. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 million
This supercar is built under Andy Palmer, the new president of Aston Martin who committed solvency and relevance with awesome cars. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a renovation of the old Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001.
It is said that Palmer agreed to build this car over a drink with Red Racing’s Adrian Newey and Christian Horner. Newey is a renowned aerodynamicist behind Red Bull’s expensive and award-winning sports cars in the Formula 1 tracks. He is the one who devised an aerodynamic scheme specifically for this car that pushes air via the chassis, resulting in downforce without the use of wings.
Under its hood, there is a 6.5 liter aspirated V12 engine designed specifically for the Cosworth and the car has a 1:1 power to weight ratio. It also runs on a Rimac-built hybrid battery system coming with the engine that yields about 1,000 horsepower. There are only 150 units of this model available from Aston Martin.
18. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – $3.4 million
The Bugatti Veyron has been upgraded for four times, the Mansory Vivere edition has not only made this car one of the priciest cars in the world, but also one of the fastest. The car was modeled on the Grand Sports Vitesse Roadster, which has an awesome lacquered carbon-fiber body along with new spoiler package.
For the interior of this car, maps of history-making events like the Targa Florio race are laser etched into both the upholstered. This limited edition of Bugatti comes with the 8.0-liter W16 engine that able to produce 1,200 horsepower and was once named as Car of the Decade.
19. Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
The Lykan Hypersport is no doubt one of the most expensive cars in the world because the headlights are being made of 240 15-carat diamonds and there are also LED blades made with 420 15-carat diamonds as well. All the diamonds are fully customizable.
This car was featured in one of the “Fast and Furious” movies. It looks like an armored car with scissor doors and an interior straight out of a sci-fi movie. The car was built by W Motors that was based in Lebanon and is the first Arab supercar. The engine is able to produce 780 horsepower through the rear wheels and the car is also able to reach 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
20. Aston Martin Vulcan — $3.4 million
By far, this is one of the most expensive cars ever made by Aston Martin, the Vulcan is a track-only weapon carrying the company’s most powerful and naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V12 engine. The monstrous engine is mounted on an aluminum chassis, which allows the car to throttle with 800 horsepower easily. The entire body of the Vulcan is made of carbon fiber.
it is a two-door and two-seater high-performance sports car. taking inspirations from Aston Martin current models Vantage, DB9, and One-77, Aston Martin’s creative officer Marek Reichman designed the Vulcan. The Vulcan is a limited edition sports car with only 24 units available.
21. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million
The McLaren P1 LM is not a production car, but more or less a street-legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR. The car was converted by the British firm Lanzante, who bought the original P1 built by McLaren. It was then made and sell only to a selected group of buyers in the US, Japan, UAE, and the UK.
This sports car is an evolution from the P1 GTR and the legendary McLaren F1 road car. For instance, there is gold plating surrounding the engine bay with a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8. The P1 LM is smarter than the P1 GTR and also lighter. What is more awesome about this car is that the aerodynamics can be witnessed where it is made for; the on-track, where it can produce 1,000 horsepower. According to report, there are only 5 units of this car available so far.
22. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million
As the celebration of the company’s 50 birthday, Lamborghini designed the Veneno Roadster. The word “Veneno” means poison in Spanish and the design of this supercar looks deadly. The exterior look of this car is absolutely stunning and it looks like an alien space capsule.
Under its hood, you can find the 6.5-liter V12 engine with a seven-speed single clutch ISR automated manual transmission. Record says that the Veneno is able to yield 740 horsepower and able to reach 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds. There are only 9 units of the Lamborghini Veneno being made, and the price is sky-high. Whenever there is a list of the most expensive car in the world, you can almost certain to find Veneno on the list.
23. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
In our list of top 25 most expensive cars, the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita stands in the third place. The car features a diamond weave carbon fiber finish. The Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, fully developed by Koenigsegg, is a new and unique method to manufacture the carbon fiber used for the CCXR Trevita. By utilizing this new and unique method, Koenigsegg managed to coat the fibers with a diamond finish. Hence, the price of the car is incredible.
Koenigsegg initially plans to build three units of the CCXR Trevita, but due to the complexity of the special diamond weave, only two units were made possible. This has made this car one of the rarest supercars from Koenigsegg.
24. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 million
And on the second place of the most expensive car is the Maybach Exelero from Mercedes Benz. It is a high-performance sports car with four-seater and a V12 twin-turbo engine that able to produce 700 horsepower.
The Exelero was created as a modern interpretation of its streamlined sports car from the 1930s. The car has been featured in one of Jay Z music video called “Otis”. According to Top Gear, the vehicle was purchased by rapper Birdman for a whopping $8 million.
25. Sweptail by Rolls Royce – $13 million
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail tops this list. It is the most expensive car in the world and a one-off large luxury car made in the United Kingdom. This car is fully hand-built and inspired by coach-building of the 1920s and 1930s. The Sweptail was commissioned bespoke in 2013 as a one-off automobile, at the request of a super-yacht and aircraft specialist who had a unique idea in mind.
This car is off-market because it was made on the recommendations of one specific customer whose name the company has refused to divulge. The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a two-seater car; the sunroof is fully panoramic, tapering down sharply like the racing yachts. Perhaps, the customer who ordered the car is a yacht enthusiast.
Another interesting part to take note is that the interior of the car is handcrafted with wood and leather that are hidden for holding laptops behind each door. There is not much information available on this “most expensive car in the world”, but from the price tag, you can tell that it is going to be a super luxury with crazy features. Giles Taylor, director of design at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars described the Sweptail as “the automotive equivalent of Haute couture”