By: Jeff Perez
These dream cars come with some of the biggest price tags.
When it comes to high-end hypercars, a few specific companies come to mind: Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, and Pagani, among others. These manufacturers have cemented themselves as the top dogs in the supercar and hypercar space, extending to their wealthiest clientele the fastest, rarest, prettiest, and in this case, most expensive cars on the planet.
But in order to find out which of these unattainable-to-most vehicles is the priciest, we’ve scoured the invoice sheets and uncovered nearly 30 cars all worth $1 million or more. The group includes hybrid Ferrari convertibles, an American speed king, and even a one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce built for royalty.
We should note, though: The prices listed here are the price of the vehicles when new. So we’re not counting auction cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO, or overpriced secondhand sales. But don’t worry, there’s still more than $100 million worth of cars here to whet your appetite.
Price: $1.4 Million
At $1.4 million new, the Ferrari LaFerrari is actually one of the most affordable supercars on this list. It’s a bargain compared to the most expensive vehicle here. Debuting in 2013 with 950 hybrid horses (708 kilowatts) and a top speed of around 220 miles per hour (354 kilometers per hour), this is still Ferrari’s fastest and most powerful production model to date. The company built just 499 examples of the coupe between 2013 and 2016.
Price: $1.4 Million
Inarguably one of the prettiest cars on this list, the Pagani Huayra cost a cool $1.4 million when new. Like the LaFerrari, Pagani built the Huayra in extremely limited numbers. The company hand-constructed just 100 units of the coupe between 2012 and 2018, with another 20 versions of the BC model (which makes our list further down) between 2017 and 2019. Powering each and every example was a Mercedes-AMG V12 capable of 720 horsepower (537 kilowatts).
Aston Martin One-77
Price: $1.4 Million
Production of the pretty Aston Martin One-77 lasted just four years, from 2009 to 2012. And in that timeframe, the company only churned out 77 examples (as its name suggests) to some very lucky – and very wealthy – clients. At a cost of $1.4 million when new, the One-77 is one of the most expensive production Aston Martin models ever. Powered by a 7.3-liter Cosworth V12, the One-77 produced 750 horsepower (559 kilowatts) and could hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.
Price: $1.6 Million
You may or may not have heard of the next car on this list, the Zenvo TSR-S. It debuted early in 2020 as a follow-up to the infamous ST1, sporting carbon fiber wheels, a wild adjustable rear wing, and a flat-plane 5.8-liter V8 with two superchargers. The total output for the TSR-S is listed at 1,177 horsepower (878 kilowatts), while the company estimates this car will hit 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds. Zenvo plans to build just five cars per year at a cost of €1.45 million – or about $1.63M in US dollars.
Price: $2.0 Million
Koenigsegg’s first so-called “Megacar,” the One:1, debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It was an even faster follow-up to the Regera, and although it wielded the same twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8, the One:1 now pumped out 1,341 horsepower and 1,011 pound-feet. All that power gave it the ability to hit a top speed of 273 miles per hour. Naturally, all that speed came at a cost – the Koenigsegg One:1 cost $2.0 million when new.
Hennessey Venom F5
Price: $2.1 Million
Hennessey finally pulled the wraps off of its production Venom F5 back in December. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V8, the company touts 1,817 horsepower (1,354 kilowatts), 1,193 pound-feet (1,617 Newton-meters), and a record-shattering top speed of 311 miles per hour (500 kilometers per hour) – although, we’ll have to see it to actually believe it. The price for all that performance is a steep $2.1 million, and deliveries are expected to kick off sometime this year.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Price: $2.2 Million
After the limited run of the LaFerrari coupe ended in 2016, Ferrari announced a roofless version of the lauded hypercar, dubbed the Aperta. The LaFerrari Aperta was even rarer than the coupe, with just 210 examples produced between 2016 and 2018. And this version was pricier than the fixed-roof
model, too, at cost of $2.2 million each.
Price: $2.2 Million
The McLaren Speedtail is the British supercar brand’s fastest vehicle ever. Period. With 1,055 horsepower (787 kilowatts) and 848 pound-feet (1,150 Newton-meters) courtesy of a hybridized twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, the Speedtail tops out at 250 miles per hour (402 kilometers per hour). The cost for the fastest McLaren ever is a cool $2,240,000, although, the Speedtail isn’t legal in the US and all of them have been accounted for.
Price: $2.5 Million
In 2019, Pininfarina surprised us all with the announcement of a high-end hypercar dubbed “Battista,” named after the company’s founder. The Battista’s full reveal came in March of that same year at the Geneva Motor Show, complete with 1,827 fully electric horses (1,362 kilowatts) and a 0-60 mile-per-hour time of under 2.0 seconds. Although we haven’t seen any full production versions yet, the company promises a limited run of 150 examples at a cost of $2.5 million each.
Ferrari F60 America
Price: $2.5 Million
The Ferrari F60 America is one of the rarest vehicles on this list (apart from some of the one-offs). The Italian supercar maker produced just 10 examples of the topless F12 Berlinetta in 2014 to celebrate 60 years of selling vehicles in America. Powered by a 6.3-liter V12 that makes 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters), the Ferrari F60 America could hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds. Of course, this rare supercar didn’t come cheap – each example cost $2.5 million when new.
Mercedes-AMG Project One
Price: $2.7 Million
Mercedes has promised a production version of the Project One hypercar for quite a while now. The first official announcement was in March of 2017 before the first concept debuted later that same year. But after nearly five years of teasing, it appears as if the Project One will finally hit public roads. And when it does, the hybrid hypercar will have over 1,200 horsepower
(895 kilowatts) and a price tag of $2.7 million.
Price: $2.8 Million
The Koenigsegg Jesko – another so-called “Megacar” – debuted at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Sporting a redesigned twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8, the Jesko produces 1,280 horsepower (954 kilowatts) on standard fuel or up to 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) on E85 biofuel. The price for all that power is a cool $2.8 million.
Price: $3.0 Million
Although it’s certainly the wildest-looking Bugatti on this list, the Bolide actually isn’t the most expensive. The Bugatti Bolide costs a very reasonable $3 million, offering the same 1,479 horsepower (1,102 kilowatts) from the company’s iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine. But, this is a track-only special offered in very limited production.
Price: $3.2 Million*
The upcoming Aston Martin hybrid hypercar hasn’t even hit the market yet, but already the $3.2 million Valkyrie has sold out. For what it’s worth, Aston Martin hasn’t officially released pricing. Estimates suggest the hypercar could go for anywhere between $2.6 and $3.9 million – but $3.2 million seems to be the magic number. Whatever the case, this machine is impressive. Its Cosworth-sourced 6.5-liter V12 produces 1,160 horsepower (865 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque, meaning its top speed should be well over 200 miles per hour (321 kilometers per hour). The company will build just 150 examples of the standard Valkyrie, with a limited 25-run AMR model arriving later.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
Price: $3.3 Million
Another showstopper from the Geneva Motor Show that never was, the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a special edition Chiron with a focus on aerodynamics, weight reduction, and power distribution. It’s the same 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine underneath the skin but it’s now mated to a recalibrated automatic gearbox. While the peak output remains unchanged at 1,500 horsepower (1,103 kilowatts), the rpm redline has been set 200 rpm higher, up to 6,900 rpm. The Pur Sport also features slightly revised bodywork, with a bigger rear wing and more aerodynamic front fascia. Beginning production in late 2020, the Bugatti starts at $3.3 million.
Bugatti Veyron Vivere By Mansory
Price: $3.4 Million*
This Veyron gets an asterisk because technically it wasn’t produced by Bugatti. The Veyron Vivere was a limited edition build by tuners Mansory. Either way, it’s ridiculous, and its estimated $3.4 million price tag puts it well within the realm of one of the most expensive cars ever. The company built just two examples, each with an outrageous carbon-fiber accented exterior, a black and white leather-and-carbon cabin, and a 1,200-horsepower (894-kilowatt) Veyron engine underneath. Top speed is a blistering 254 miles per hour (408 kilometers per hour).
W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Price: $3.4 Million
Dubai-based W Motors shocked the world with its edgy Lykan Hypersport supercar in 2013. With titanium LED headlights housing 420 15-carat diamonds and a holographic display in the center console, it’s no surprise it was the third most expensive car ever when new. It falls to number six on our list here, but it’s still a wild hypercar with a powerful heart; the twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine underhood produces 780 horsepower (581 kilowatts) and 708 (960 Newton-meters) of torque.
Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Price: $3.5 Million
Following Pagani’s past playbook, a roadster version of the ferocious Huayra BC was inevitable. Last year, the company made it official by showing off the Huayra Roadster BC, a topless monster with 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) and 774 lb-ft of torque (1049 Newton-meters). Somewhat surprisingly, Pagani gave the roadster 50 more horsepower than its coupe sibling, by cranking up its AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12. In addition to the joy of hearing the glorious engine note without a roof in the way, owners should take comfort in knowing that their car is ultra-rare. Pagani is limiting production to just 40 units, each with a sticker price of $3.5 million.
Price: $3.6 million
In several ways, the Sian represents a bridge to Lamborghini’s future. Though it’s based on the Aventador SVJ, this wild-looking Lambo is the brand’s first production electrified offering. In addition to the SVJ-sourced 6.5-liter V12, the Sian uses a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Total system output is 819 horsepower (611 kilowatts), which also makes it the most powerful Lamborghini ever. As confirmed by the 63 stuck on either side of the Sian’s wing, Lamborghini will produce just 63 units. And each will cost far more
than the Aventador SVJ, carrying a price of $3.6 million.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Price: $3.9 Million
Earlier this year, Bugatti captured the collective attention of the automotive world by announcing that it broke the 300 miles per hour barrier with a modified version of the Chiron. The Super Sport 300 + is a road-going version of that car, meant to celebrate the occasion. Limited to just 30 units, the Super Sport 300+ is a beautiful version of the Chiron, with flowing, slippery bodywork and a sweet stripe motif. Even with 300 in the name, Bugatti is limiting the top speed of each car to “just” 277 mph. Production starts this year.
Price: $4.5 Million
Lamborghini built just 14 examples of the Aventador-based Veneno between 2014 and 2015. Each one cost around $4.5 million, depending on how it was spec’d, and was available in both convertible and coupe configurations. Underhood Lamborghini fitted a more-powerful iteration of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter V12, now producing 740 horsepower (552 kilowatts) and 509 pound-feet (609 Newton-meters) of torque, which gave it the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in a blistering 2.9 seconds. To date, it’s the most expensive new Lamborghini ever.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Price: $4.8 Million
Koenigsegg introduced it’s “most-affordable” model, the Jesko, this year in Geneva. But the diamond-coated, $4.8-million CCXR Trevita sits on the opposite end of the Koenigsegg price spectrum. Finished in a proprietary Diamond Weave finish exterior (essentially carbon fiber covered in diamonds), the Koenigsegg is motivated by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 with 1,004 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque. The company built just three examples before discontinuing the CCX for good.
Price: $5.8 Million
Among Bugatti’s recently debuted vehicles, the Divo is a staff favorite. Though it shares much in common with its cheaper (!) sibling the Chiron, the Divo has a lot going for it to justify the extra money. By adding lighter wheels, a carbon fiber intercooler and removing some sound deadening, Bugatti made the Divo 77 pounds lighter than the Chiron. Though power is unchanged from the Chiron’s 1,500 ponies (1,119 kilowatts), The Divo features a different aerodynamic setup, which makes it 8 seconds quicker around the Nardo test track. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Bugatti is making 40 examples of the car, each costing $5.8 million.
Price: $8 Million
Like many others before it, the Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is a one-off. Commissioned by Fulda, a German subsidiary of Goodyear, to test its new tires, the Exlero debuted in 2004. Mercedes built the Exelero on the bones of a Maybach, and gave it the same twin-turbo V12 engine producing 690 horsepower (510 kilowatts) and 752 pound-feet (1,020 Newton-meters) of torque. Top speed is listed at 218 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour) and adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost more than $10 million in today’s money.
Price: $9 Million
Bugatti debuted the Centodieci at last year’s Pebble Beach car week, showing off yet another ultra-rare, super-expensive model to the world. Limited to just 10 – dieci – units, the car is a modern throwback to the Bugatti EB110. At the same time, it’s meant to celebrate Bugatti’s momentous 110-year anniversary. Its unique styling cues won’t make everyone fall in love, but at least you won’t have to worry about seeing another one on the road. Carrying a price just shy of $9 million, the Centodiece is one of the most exclusive cars ever made.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: $12.5 Million
With a price tag of $12.5 million and a selling price of $18.7 million after taxes, the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire is officially most expensive new car ever. And understandably. A modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti’s personal Type 57 SC Atlantic, the La Voiture Noire uses the same quad-turbo 8.0-liter W16 engine as the Chiron, producing 1,479 horsepower (1,102 kilowatts) and 1,600 Newton-meters (1,180 pound-feet) of torque. It has six – that’s right, six exhaust tips, radical new wheels, an aggressive, bespoke fascia, and a gigantic light-up badge out back that spells out the name of the brand. Of course, this one-of-one Bugatti already has a home.
Price: $12.8 Million*
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail technically claimed the title “world’s most expensive car” in 2017. Problem is, Rolls-Royce didn’t officially confirm that number. But at an estimated $12.8 million, the one-off Sweptail outpriced the Bugatti Centodieci by a jaw-dropping $5 million (if reports are true). The Rolls-Royce Sweptail took more than four years to develop before its debut at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta
Price: $17.5 Million
The most expensive car in the world is a few-off model from Italy. The Zonda HP Barchetta is one of a handful of pretty Paganis on this list, but the company only built three examples – and one of those vehicles went to CEO Horacio Pagani. According to TopGear, this car reportedly cost a whopping $17.5 million (€15 million) when it debuted new in 2018, which makes it the most expensive car on this list by a few million dollars.
What Is The Most Expensive Car In The World?
The most expensive car in the world is the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta. This car debuted in 2018 and Pagani produced just three examples worldwide. The price when new was a whopping $17.5 million.
What Is The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold?
The most expensive car ever sold is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction for $48.4 million in 2018. Prior to that, a separate 250 GTO sold at a Bonham’s auction in 2014 for $38.1 million.
What Is The Most Valuable Car Brand?
As of July 1, 2020, Tesla claimed the title as the world’s most valuable car brand with a valuation of $208 billion after a record-setting $1,135 value per share. But, Toyota stills outsells Tesla by a significant margin globally, and the Japanese manufacturer a greater enterprise value $290 billion compared to Tesla’s enterprise value of $252 billion.
Most Expensive Cars In The World
- Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 Million
- Pagani Huayra – $1.4 Million
- Aston Martin One-77 – $1.4 Million
- Zenvo TSR-S – $1.6 Million
- Koenigsegg One:1 – $2.0 Million
- Hennessey Venom F5 – $2.1 Million
- Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 Million
- McLaren Speedtail – $2.2 Million
- Pininfarina Battista – $2.5 Million
- Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 Million
- Mercedes-AMG Project One – $2.7 Million
- Koenigsegg Jesko – $2.8 Million
- Bugatti Bolide – $3.0 Million
- Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 Million
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 Million
- Bugatti Veyron Vivere By Mansory – $3.4 Million
- W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 Million
- Pagani Huayra Roadster BC – $3.5 Million
- Lamborghini Sian – $3.6 million
- Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 Million
- Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 Million
- Bugatti Divo – $5.8 Million
- Mercedes-Maybach Exelero – $8 Million
- Bugatti Centodieci – $9 Million
- Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $12.5 Million
- Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $12.8 Million
- Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17.5 Million