Rolls-Royce to Lamborghini, these are the most expensive cars in the world.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but enough of it can put a really nice car in your garage. One that’s well-built, exclusive, gorgeous, and fast. We’re not talking about a fuel-sipping commuter, or a well-equipped premium SUV. The most expensive cars in the world blur the line between a mode of transportation, and a masterpiece that belongs in a museum.
For the sake of clarity, we’re categorizing recent production vehicles only and we’re leaving out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant per nameplate, so don’t look for multiple iterations of the same Bugatti Veyron. And, note that these aren’t necessarily the fastest cars in the world, though many of them are damn fast.
So whether your name is Zuckerberg, Gates, Bezos, or McDuck, these rides are for you.
At a glance
|Bugatti La Voiture Noire||$19 million|
|Rolls-Royce Sweptail||$13 million|
|Bugatti Centodieci||$8.9 million|
|Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero||$8 million|
|Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita||$4.8 million|
|Lamborghini Veneno||$4.5 million|
|Lamborghini Sian||$3.6 million|
|W Motors Lykan Hypersport||$3.4 million|
|Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere||$3.4 million|
|Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio||$3 million|
|Bugatti Chiron||$2.9 million|
|Koenigsegg Jesko||$2.8 million|
|Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K||$2.7 million|
|Aston Martin Valkyrie||$2.6 million|
|Pagani Huayra BC||$2.6 million|
|Mercedes-AMG One||$2.5 million|
|Ferrari F60 America||$2.6 million|
|Aston Martin Vulcan||$2.3 million|
|Milan Red||$2.3 million|
|McLaren Speedtail||$2.2 million|
Leave it to Bugatti to dethrone Rolls-Royce. The one-of-a-kind La Voiture Noire unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show stands proud as the most expensive new car ever built. The French automaker hasn’t revealed how much it charged for the one-off, Chiron-based model, though rumors point to a price tag in the vicinity of $19 million. We don’t even know who bought it. Some say it belongs to former Volkswagen Group boss Ferdinand Piëch; others believe soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo added it to his collection.
Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini chose for the modified Aventador roadster you see above — 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.