If you had a spare $2 million or more, how would you spend it? If your answer is "on a car, of course," then have we got a shopping list for you. These automobiles are works of art, each and every one of them — and most of them drive breathtakingly fast, as a bonus. Take a look at some of the most expensive vehicles in the world.
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Don't look for this unique automobile on the road, because it's a customized Rolls that a customer paid $13 million for and had designed and built from scratch. It turns out Rolls Royce will do that for you if you wave enough money at them. This astonishing coupe, which takes design elements both from classic Rolls models and from super-yachts, took four long years to create and build.
This breathtaking roadster looks like the (very rich) villain's car from a James Bond movie — so it's no surprise that the name translates as poison. And yes, it's as fast as it looks, blasting from zero to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, thanks to the 6.5-liter V12 that delivers a power-packed 740 hp. What's the price tag for all that sexiness and power? Get ready to write a check for $4.5 million for this baby.
Only six of these dazzling cars were ever made — so when you think about it, that $3 million price tag is really a bargain. Fundamentally, this sports car is a Ferrari 458 Spider, but Pininfarina, the Italian design house, refitted it completely at Ferrari's invitation, resulting in a gorgeous car that handles like a dream while incorporating interesting design concepts like headrests built into the roll cage. What's under the hood? A 4.5-liter V8 that delivers 562 hp to blast this Ferrari down the street at top speed.
When you learn that the name of this dynamic speedster comes from the Incan god of wind, you're likely to nod sagely, since it makes perfect sense: Of course that's the right name for a car that flies down the street like this, powering from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. Once you force yourself to stop, there are plenty of cool elements to attract your attention. The out-of-control rear wing, the fact that it's made from carbo-titanium (seriously, the coolest material ever) — and what about those awesome scissor doors. Only 20 of these were made, and you know each of them was happy to pay only $2.8 million for their earth-stopping Pagani Huayra BC.
You'd be forgiven if you saw this McLaren sitting still and thought it was a sculpture in a museum. But in real life, it was commissioned by Lanzante as an homage to the McLaren F1 LM, and only six were made. All the details are there — a steering wheel inspired by the F1 and the carbon-fiber floor mats — but don't forget to look under the hood, where the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 puts out an impressive 986 hp. The result? Last year, this mind-bending McLaren made it around the Nürburgring's North Loop - all 12.9 miles - in a blistering six minutes and 43.22 seconds, a truly impressive speed. All that power, speed, and beauty for only $3.7 million.
If you think of James Bond driving a cute-but-sexy '60s sports car when you hear Aston Martin, you haven't seen the Valkyrie. Actually, no one's really seen it, since it doesn't hit the streets till 2020. But don't bother getting your checkbook out, since all 150 planned vehicles are already spoken for. Let's face it chances are, the anticipated price tag of $2.6 to $4 million is just slightly out of your price range. There's not an ounce of fat in this car's futuristic design, which is expected to top 200 mph without breaking a sweat, thanks to its 6.5-liter V12 pumping out a breathtaking 1,160 hp.
German Goodyear subsidiary Fulda commissioned this beauty in 2004 to test a new line of tires — quite the extravagance, at $4 million, for a road test! Mercedes built the Exelero using a Maybach chassis, giving it the innards to hit 218 mph. It uses the Maybach's twin-turbo V12, which puts out 690 hp. It's easy to imagine that there would be a market for a luxury car with this much oomph, were Mercedes to put it into production — but given that the anticipated price tag today would be in the $10 million neighborhood, maybe that market would be pretty small.
Do you ever look at the price tag on some of these automobiles and think, "how can it be that expensive? I mean, do they coat the thing in diamonds?" In the case of the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, the answer is: yes. The Trevita's finish — officially known as the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave — coats carbon fibers with a resin that's infused with diamond dust. No wonder the car costs a staggering $4.8 million. We've had no word on what it costs to touch up a few scratches. The Trevita is a street-legal production car, making it the most expensive in that category. Under the hood, a 4.8-liter V8 delivers a super-revved 1,004 hp, with a top speed of 255. You won't find too many places that will consider that speed street-legal! Only three of these stunners were made.
You've definitely seen this eye-popping exotic before, though not on the road. The Hypersport is the car that smashed its way through three Dubai skyscrapers in Furious 7 back in 2015. Seriously, with the power and charisma this gorgeous car has, it's surprising the skyscrapers didn't collapse right then and there. The Hypersport is powered by a 3.7-liter twin turbo flat V6 that pounds out 770 hp that takes the car from 0 to 60 in a blistering 2.8 seconds. Given its attention-grabbing appearance, what with the jeweled headlights and scissor doors, you might think the Hypersport was created just for the movies. But no — it's actually a patrol car in the Abu Dhabi police force. Imagine the fight over who gets to drive and who's riding shotgun — not to mention the look on the bad guys' faces when you pull them over in this beauty at 240 mph.
If you loved the Bugatti Veyron, have we got a car for you. The Chiron blows any competition away with its 8-liter quad-turbo V16 that delivers an earth-shattering 1,500 hp. How fast does that get you? How about 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds before it reaches an amazing 261 mph. And on top of that, it's a visual stunner, guaranteed to stop the conversation and turn all eyes it's way, which is what you want when the starting price is $2.9 million. Now that's how you make a statement.
Think of this champion as a mating between Mercedes's AMG division and a Formula One race car - hence the name. The AMG One was created as a celebration of the AMG division's 50th anniversary — and it's quite a celebration, with a 1.6-liter turbo V6 assisted by four electric motors - two to drive the front wheels, one to help drive the rear wheels, and one to boost that turbocharger, all of which combine to deliver more than 1,000 hp. When you drive it, you'll feel like you're indeed in the driver's seat of a Formula One race car, with those buttons all over the steering wheel. But you may not get a chance, give that all 275 production models being made for delivery in late 2019 are already spoken for. That's a lot of people ready to shell out $2.5 million for a car!
2,080 hp. Read that again: 2,080 hp. No wonder people have been willing to pay $1.6 million for this British exotic, which was originally released in 2009 and exploded into the supercharged world again in 2016 in Geneva. That astronomical horsepower comes from the pairing of its comparatively conventional 6.3-liter V8 putting out 900 hp with four electric motors, each with a dedicated gearbox, which combine into a powertrain that the company describes as "warp drive." Yes, the car comes with race overalls with your monogram on them.
Plenty of Bugatti Veyron editions might want to compete for this spot, but we have to tip our hat to the Mansory Vivere edition, which will drain your bank account to the tune of a cool $3.4 million. This stunner is built on the chassis of a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, then upgraded with a carbon-fiber body that sports a newly designed grille and a completely redone cabin. As a special addition, the exterior and interior both feature laser etchings of famous faces — only appropriate for a speedster that can hit a cool 254 mph, thanks to its 1,200-horsepower Veyron engine.
This 2.7 million monster has to stay on the track since all the safety equipment required to make it street-legal would weigh it down too much to reach its top speed of 217. It can hit 0 to 60 in 2.4 seconds. The LaFerrari manages that neat trick with its V12 that boasts an amazing 1,035 hp — think of it as a jet that's forced to stay on the ground. Every element of this blazing exotic is designed for speed — even the Pirelli tires, whose embedded sensors track lateral and longitudinal acceleration to keep you grounded.
Back in the day - namely, the '50s and '60s, Ferrari made quite a few region-specific cars. The brand returned to this tradition in 2014 with the F60 America, created to celebrate Ferrari's 60th-anniversary selling cars in North America. The stars-and-stripes theme runs through this entire vehicle, which features a red, white, and blue color scheme and American flags in the seats. The America is based on the F12 Berlinetta, with a 6.2-liter V12 that delivers the 740 hp to blast the car from 0 to 60 in a blazing 3.1 seconds. And the best part? The F60 America is a convertible, with a fabric top that you can lower automatically at speeds up to 75 mph to feel the wind in your hair.