They were originally sold as objects to get one from point A to point B then gradually through time they became symbols of power and wealth and now they’ve become an expression of our personalities, taste and more importantly your inner 12 year old petrol head junkie. Now many can’t buy you happiness but it can buy you the heart rate of a formula 1 driver when they are accelerating or stopping at break neck speeds, or if you’re not an adrenalin junkie it can buy you a 5star hotel on 4 wheels in the form of The Rolls Royce, Maybach, S-class and even Bentley. So for those that can afford or are aiming to afford, here is the list of the top 10 most expensive cars…..in the world.
10. Ferrari Laferrari (R22 998 010.00)
Now you know it’s real when one of the most/if not thee most well respected, feared and revered sports car brands Ferrari’s most expensive car is at the number 10 spot.
This 950-hp hypercar is so prestigious that its name literally translates to “The Ferrari” in Italian. The automaker’s first mild hybrid, LaFerrari equips a 6.3-liter V12 alongside an electric motor and trick Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which results in a shade less than 1,000 ponies and 664 pavement-crushing torques.
Few cars on the road are more striking, and even fewer accelerate faster. With a dry weight of less than 1,270 kilos, this dragon-like performance car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds, and it’ll prance to 200 km/h in under 7. Flat out, it’ll top 350 km/h.
The only thing quicker than the car itself is how fast it sold, as all 499 units were snatched up faster than you can say “bank loan.”
9. Pagani Huayra ( R23 049 460.00)
The Huayra is equally as famous for its odd-sounding name as it is for its face-melting performance. Named after the Incan God of Winds, the Huayra (pronounced why-rah) boasts an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V12 with two turbochargers, resulting in 620 HP and a massive 740 lb-ft.
Just how swift is it? Around the Top Gear test track, it set a time of 1:13.8, some 3.0 seconds quicker than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. It even bested the Ariel Atom 500, which is essentially a go-kart with a 500-hp V8 strapped on the back. It still holds the show’s track record to this day, and that’s just the beginning. With incredible gullwing doors and one of the most intricate interiors ever designed, the Huayra is like nothing else on the road.
8. Aston Martin One-77 (R 30 459 232.50)
Arguably the most classically handsome car on this list, the One-77 is built around a carbon fibre monocoque chassis, with a handcrafted aluminum body giving it its sophisticated, aggressive look.
Under the vented hood lurks a naturally aspirated V12 that displaces 7.3 litres, which is a lot. It produces 750 HP and 553 lb-ft, which is also a lot. Those numbers make the One-77 the fastest Aston Martin ever made, as this spy chaser will top 352km/h in the right conditions. From a stop, it’ll do 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds. Do you Remember the saying it doesn’t matter what you do it’s who you know, well that’s just about the only way you’ll get your hands on one because all 77 specially made have all been sold, years ago
7. Koenigsegg 0ne:1 (R32 875 900.00)
One can buy a lot with R32,875,900.00 a really nice house, about 80 Mazda MX-5’s, or the Swedish “megacar” shown above. A logical thinker could probably think of a better way to spend your life savings, but megacars don’t give a damn about logic. Because they’re mega. And after reading what the car is capable of, R32,875,900.might actually be a steal.
The limited-edition One:1 is based on the Agera R, and it earned its poetic moniker by employing a 1:1 kilogram-to-horsepower ratio. The figure on each side of the colon? 1,340. That’s right, this car has 1,340 HP, and can theoretically top 440 km/h because of it. Simply put, this is one of the fastest automobiles ever made, and with its F1-style honeycomb core, carbon fibre intake manifold, and ventilated ceramic brakes, it’s one of the most advanced as well.
6. Lamborghini Reventon (R34 602 225.00)
The now old/new Lamborghini Reventon which hardly anyone ever knew is fitted with a Monstrous V12 engine which is a guaranteed high class machine. This gives the car a maximum speed of 340 km/h and a starting acceleration which could get 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. This ensures that no ordinary car can out speed this type of Lamborghini supercar.
Lamborghini Reventon supercar is a truly revolutionary. Sadly, there are only 20 of them, and their owners surely are not giving them away at any time soon.
5. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (R39 597 960.00)
Welcome ladies and gents to thee fastest production car of today and of all time. With a rounded up value of R40 million this one car alone can change your entire life, how much of a change??. Selling one of these would be able to afford you a big and spacious 5 bedroom mansion in Houghton for R10 million, Porsche 911 turbo, Ferrari 458, Nissan Gtr, S63 AMG S-class and you will still have a tonne of cash left over to live a bit of Rap life.
What do I mean by rap life?? Well you will be able to buy all the jewellery you want, expensive champagne bottles to spill over thirsty girls and all the Jordan’s and yeezy’s you could ever want OR…you could not sell it and just bask in the fact that you have the baddest beast on the road with a 8L W16 engine with 1200Hp that can accelerate to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and has a yop speed north of 400 km.h!!
4. Lykan Hypersport (R56 005 650.00)
You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, where the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one, not two, but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much focus is a testament to its magnetism.
Let’s start with the styling, which includes jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and an interior ripped straight from science fiction. It looks like a pissed off armored car from the future, and its performance is right on par with its image. The Hypersport boasts a 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that yields 770 hp and 708 lb-ft.
It’s not just Dominic Toretto who benefits from this level of performance though, as the Abu Dhabi police force has drafted the Hypersport into patrol duty. Although it’s mainly used for marketing and public relations purposes, the high-flying stunner assures that the authorities can keep up with any baddie that tries to get cute on the freeway. Pedal to the floor, 0 to 100 km/h is accomplished in just 2.8 seconds, and top speed is a downright scary 386 km/h
3. Lamborghini Veneno (R74 063 475.00))
Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini chose for the modified Aventador translated from Italian of course built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday. We can’t speak for the company’s motivations, but the name is fitting for a vehicle that looks so positively deadly, so undeniably venomous.
The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping R74 063 475.00
The Veneno is fast, and that should come as no surprise. Its 6.5-liter V12 spins all the way up to 8,400 rpm to deliver 740 HP and 507 lb-ft, surging the car to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds.
2. koenigsegg ccxr Trevita (R 79 001 040.00))
Koenigsegg makes its sophomore appearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin? With no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t cheap.
For the Trevita, the Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibre with a diamond dust-impregnated resin. We can’t even fathom how much the touch up paint costs.
Underneath the lustrous finish lies a 4.8-liter, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 HP and 797 lb-ft, which means it should have little to no trouble overtaking semis on the freeway. The car’s specifications — in both performance and price — are nearly comical at this point, and just three were ever made
1. Maybach Exelero (R 164 391 500.00)
First of all that amount you’re seeing is not a typo and secondly this is an actual super luxury super sports car made by Maybach.
Adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost around R164 million in the U.S. today, which is close to the GDP of a small island nation meaning even if you phandad pushad and played you still wouldn’t be able to afford it and if by chance you happen to win the lotto twice, you’d still have to somehow convince Birdman to let him sell it to you because maybach only made one…and he’s got it . Money and Maybach are about as closely related as peanut butter and jelly, but the two-door further justifies its cost with a 700-hp, twin-turbo V12 and about 6,000 lbs of luxurious amenities, oh and it can launch to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 348km/h
It’s important to note that a car doesn’t have to be expensive to be good, but it doesn’t exactly hurt either. These dream wheels, titans of pavement and pocketbook, are some of the most jaw-dropping vehicles to ever grace the asphalt, and it will take something truly special to top them.
Until that happens, we simply look on, and wonder.