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18 most expensive cars in the world

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Published Apr 30, 2016, 7:08 pm IST
Updated Apr 30, 2016, 7:08 pm IST
More than just a transportation vehicle, these are expensive art on wheels.
Each of these are 18 cars listed here are road-legal and in production—though limited. So check out these exquisites with a price tag up to a whopping $8m (approx Rs 54 crore)
 Each of these are 18 cars listed here are road-legal and in production—though limited. So check out these exquisites with a price tag up to a whopping $8m (approx Rs 54 crore)

More than just a transportation vehicle, these are expensive art on wheels. These cars are not meant for racing or even regular travel, but most of them who have these wheels use it to flaunt their money. And these are not just beautiful looking metal boxes with wheels—they are stunning magnificence with a muscle. Each of these are 18 cars listed here are road-legal and in production—though limited. So check out these exquisite wheels with a price tag up to a whopping $8m (approx Rs 54 crore)

Expensive cars

 

Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero $8m

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance unique sports car built in 2004. The 700 hp (522 kW) four-seater with a twin turbo V12 engine is a one-off design built by Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, on request for Fulda Tires, the German division of Goodyear. Fulda is using this car as a reference vehicle to test a new generation of wide tires. The German luxury car manufacturer created the model as a modern interpretation of its legendary streamlined sportscar from the 1930s. There are various allusions to the historical predecessor, which was likewise based on a powerful Maybach automobile. In this case, the Maybach SW 38 was also used by Fulda for tire testing. The car is famous for being portrayed in an episode of long-running German show Cobra 11, in which it is used in the ending chase of the episode "Freundschaft".

 

Expensive cars

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita $4.8m

The Koenigsegg CCX is a mid-engined sports car built by Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The project began with the aim of making a global car, designed and engineered to comply with global safety and environment regulations, particularly to enter the United States car market. To sell cars in the US many alterations were made to the design of the CCR; the previously used Ford Modular engine was replaced by a Koenigsegg engine designed to run on 91 octane fuel, readily available in the United States, and to meet the Californian emission standards.

 

Expensive cars

Lamborghini Veneno $4.5m

The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited production supercar based on the Lamborghini Aventador and was built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. When introduced in 2013 at a price of US$4,500,000, it was the most expensive production car in the world. The prototype, Car Zero, is finished in grey and includes an Italian flag vinyl on both sides of the car. The engine is a development of the Aventador's 6.5 L V12 and produces 750 PS (552 kW; 740 bhp)

Expensive cars

W Motors Lykan Hypersport $3.4m

The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production hypercar by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese, French and Italian engineers. It is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East, and is featured in the film Furious 7, and the video games Project CARS, Driveclub, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt Nitro, Forza Motorsport 6 and GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience. It is the first car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Arab World.

 

Expensive cars

Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere $3.4m

MANSORY are adding to their modified Bugatti Veyron 16.4 range with the VIVERE. After the exclusive luxury car specialist’s presentation of the VINCERO in March 2009, MANSORY dazzle once more with their artistry as a car modifier, and they have transformed the Bugatti Veyron into the strictly limited MANSORY VIVERE with a number of targeted touches.

Expensive cars

LaFerrari FXX K $2.7m

The Ferrari FXX-K is a high performance race car and prototype built by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy and designed by architect Flavio Manzoni director of Centro Stile Ferrari. The FXX-K is based on the street-legal LaFerrari. Production of the FXX-K began in 2015.

 

Expensive cars

Pagani Huayra BC $2.6m

The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. Succeeding the company's previous offering, the Zonda, it costs €1,198,000 ($1,314,000), (£910,905). It is named after Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god. 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. The Huayra is currently the fastest road car to go around the Top Gear Test Track, setting a time of 1:13.8, beating the previous record of 1:15.1 set by the Ariel Atom V8 in January 2011. On February 11, 2015 it was reported that the Pagani Huayra has been sold out. The Huayra was limited to just 100 units as part of Pagani's agreement with engine supplier Mercedes-AMG

 

Expensive cars

Ferrari F60 America $2.5m

The Ferrari F60 America is a limited production roadster derivative of the F12, celebrating 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It was built by Ferrari in ten examples, according to the manufacturer all already spoken for at the time of the car's public introduction in October 2014. The open-top configuration pays homage to US-only limited production convertible Ferraris of the past, such as the 275 GTS/4 NART Spider. Compared to the F12, the F60 has all-new bodywork; it uses a light removable soft top instead of a conventional convertible top. Each of the ten examples built features an asymmetrical cabin design with red trim for the driver's area and black for the passenger, American flag detailing in the centre of the backrests of both seats, and classic blue and white North American Racing Team livery.

 

Expensive cars

Bugatti Chiron $2.5m

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined, two-seated sports car, designed and developed by the Bugatti automotive group (which is owned by the Volkswagen Group) as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016

Expensive cars

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento $2.2m

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in English) is a two-door, two-seater, V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fibre.

 

Expensive cars

Koenigsegg One:1 $2m

The One:1 was introduced in 2014. Seven examples, including one prototype, were built during 2014 and 2015.This was one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged in the car industry.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. The One:1 is the first homologated production car in the world with one Megawatt of power, thereby making it the world´s first series produced Megacar. Thus, the name One:1.

 

Expensive cars

Koenigsegg Regera $2m

The Koenigsegg Regera is a limited production, plug-in hybrid Supercar manufactured by Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars Koenigsegg. It was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The name Regera is a Swedish verb, meaning "to reign" or "to rule." Only 80 units will be built, of which 40 have already been sold as of March 2016, each costing approximately US$1.9 million. The Regera was created and designed to be a more “practical”, “luxury”, hypercar alternative to the rest of Koenigsegg’s lightweight hypercar lineup, including the Agera RS and the One:1. Koenigsegg states that the Regera will be the most powerful and fastest accelerating production car ever. The production of the Regera will result in Koenigsegg, for the first time ever, simultaneously having two models in production.

 

Expensive cars

Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 $1.9m

The Lamborghini Centenario is a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Lamborghini. Initially unveiled on March 1, 2016 during the Geneva Motor Show, all 40 cars slated for production have already been sold, each for a price of €1.75 million (US$1.9 million at March 2016 exchange rate).

Expensive cars

Ferrari LaFerrari $1.4m

LaFerrari (project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid Supercar built by Italian sports car maker Ferrari. The car and its name were officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. It is based on findings from testing of the Ferrari FXX and on research being conducted by the Millechili Project at the University of Modena. Association with the Millechili Project led to speculation during development that the car would weigh under 1,000 kg (2,205 lb), but a dry weight of around 1,255 kg (2,767 lb) was claimed. Only 499 units have been built, and each cost more than 1 million US dollars.

 

Expensive cars

Aston Martin One-77 $1.4m

The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin. It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a "Savile Row tailored skirt" throughout the show, before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and deliveries from the beginning of 2011. There was a limited run of 77 cars, giving part of the name of the One-77, and sold for GB£1,150,000.

Expensive cars

Zenvo ST1 $1.2m

The Zenvo ST-1 is a high performance sports car. Its turbocharged and supercharged 6.8-litre V8 engine generates 1,104 hp (823 kW) at 6,900 rpm and 1,430 N/m (1,050 lb/ft) of torque at 4,500 rpm. According to The Motor Report, the car set a 0–100 km/h time of 3.0 seconds, with 0–200 km/h taking 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 375 km/h (233 mph). The ST-1 is made entirely by hand with the exception of a high performance, 5 axis CNC router. The ST-1 comes equipped with keyless entry, satellite navigation, telescopic steering wheel adjustment and electrically adjustable leather racing seats.

 

Expensive cars

McLaren P1 $1.15m

The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid Sports car by British car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The so called Hypercar and concept car was capable of reaching speeds of 218 mph (351 km/h) with the limiter on, and up to 249 mph (401 km/h) without it. Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show all 375 models were soon snatched up.[4] Deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013.[5] The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013.[6] The production run ended in December 2015.[7] The United States accounted for 34% of the limited production run, and Europe for 26%.

 

Expensive cars

Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity $1.1m

Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity is launched by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. The interiors of the Phantom Serenity are inspired by Japanese design made of hand woven silk fabric. The exterior is painted with Mother of pearl three stage pearl effect paint. Phantom Serenity build on Phantom series II will be fitted with direct injection V12 engine and 8 speed automatic gearbox. Phantom Serenity is expected to cost at £1 million

Source and information: Digital Trends, Wikipedia

 

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