Top ten Most Expensive Cars in the World
It is almost everyone’s wish to own a flash car, but only the super wealthy can own the flashest. This is a list of the ten most expensive cars in the world. You may be astonished to know that Rolls Royce is not on the list, nor is Bentley, Ferrari, or Lamborghini. Exclusions from the list are cars that exist as prototypes or special one-off makes. Ratings are based on US dollars.
Ten. Maybach fifty seven S $367,000
DaimlerChrysler exposed the Maybach fifty seven S at the two thousand five Geneva Motor Display. It uses a 6.0 L version of the V12 engine manufactured by Mercedes-AMG. Power output is six hundred four hp (450 kW) and seven hundred thirty eight ft·lbf (1000 N·m), providing a sub-5 2nd sprint to sixty mph (97 km/h). It also rails 0.Five in (13 mm) lower on twenty in (508 mm) wheels. The North American unveiling was at the Los Angeles Auto Demonstrate in January 2006. The S stands for “special” and not for “sport”.
9. Maybach sixty two $385,250
The Maybach sixty two includes many luxury features such as fully-reclining rear seats, Maybach four zone climate control, tinted, infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, AirMATIC dual control air suspension, display instruments in rear roof liner (displaying speed, time and outside temperature), folding rear tables (left and right), BOSE Surround Everywhere sound system and a refrigerator compartment. The Maybach sixty two also includes an array of extra features such as Cockpit Management and Navigation System (COMAND), which includes DVD navigation, CD changer in rear seats, DVD players and TV tuners front and rear, two rear LCD TV screens including remote control and two sets of headphones, automatic closing doors.
8. Porsche Carrera GT $440,000
The development of the Carrera GT can be traced back to its successors, the nine hundred eleven GT1-98 and LMP1-98 racing cars. The Carrera GT is powered by an all-new Five.7 litre V10 engine producing six hundred twelve DIN (605 SAE) horsepower (450 kW) whereas the original concept car featured a Five.Five litre version rated at five hundred fifty eight hp (416 kW). Porsche claims it will accelerate from zero to one hundred km/h (62.Five mph) in Trio.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of three hundred thirty km/h (205 mph), albeit road tests indicated that in reality the car could accelerate from 0-60 mph in Trio.6 seconds and 0-100 mph in 7.0 seconds. The interior is fitted with soft leather. BOSE audio system and navigation systems are available as options. In typical Porsche style, the ignition is to the left of the steering wheel.
7. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren $457,250
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a German supercar jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive. It is assembled at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. DaimlerChrysler possesses 40% of the McLaren Group. Classified as a supercar and compared to cars like the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari Enzo, the presence of the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement and its driving characteristics lead some commentators to classify the SLR McLaren as a Super GT whose closer rivals are the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and Ferrari five hundred ninety nine GTB. One of the goals of the SLR was to combine both supercar and GT characteristics.
6. Koenigsegg CCR $545,568
The Koenigsegg CCR is an automobile and supercar made by Koenigsegg. Designed and manufactured in Ängelholm, Sweden, it debuted at the two thousand four Geneva Auto Demonstrate. It shortly held the world speed record for a production car. The CCR took the record from the McLaren F1, which held the record for over twelve years of 386.7 km/h, set on the nine km straight track at the VW Ehra facility in Wolfsburg, Germany. The CCR ran on the Nardò/Prototipo track, a circular track with a circumference of 12.Five km. This means that the car is driven in a constant turning movement, which makes the exercise and speed even more incredible. The steering wheel at this speed is kept at around thirty degrees of constant angle, a fairly acute angle for the speed. On the same track, the F1 managed an unofficial record of three hundred seventy two km/h.
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Five. Saleen S7 Twin Turbo $555,000
The Saleen S7 is a limited edition, arm built coupe developed jointly by Saleen, Hidden Creek Industries, Phil Frank Design and RML, and produced solely by Saleen in Irvine, California. It is the very first car produced by Saleen not based on an existing design and is considered to be the very first true American production certified supercar. The S7 debuted on August Nineteen, two thousand at the Monterey Historic Races. At this time the car was normally aspirated with five hundred fifty horsepower. In 2005, the S7 was substituted by the S7 Twin Turbo, which featured a more powerful twin-turbo system that boosted engine power to seven hundred fifty horsepower (760 PS/559 kW) and the top speed to an estimated two hundred fifty mph (402 km/h).
Four. LeBlanc Mirabeau $645,084
Mirabeau is the newest car from Wysstec GmbH and Leblanc cars. It’s a fresh proposal for a racecar and ready to FIA/Le Stud’s standards .The fact that it is street legal, is almost unbelievable. To reach the maximum of lightweight building and race feeling the car interior is optimized for maximum of speed and acceleration. There are some special options, including leather interior and a sequential gearbox. Power comes from Koenigsegg’s V8, the same engine found in the CCR. It is tooled with a Lysholm Screw Compressor, which has several advantages to the common centrifugal compressor.
Trio. SSC Ultimate Aero $654,400
The American-built SSC Aero TT is a supercar built by Shelby Super Cars (SSC) in order to rival the fresh Bugatti Veyron with speeds of over two hundred fifty mph (400 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of just Two.78 seconds (for the Ultimate Aero TT version). The company and vehicle are the brainchilds of Jerod Shelby, who spent over seven years designing the Aero. The car is the world’s fastest production car at 255.83 mph (411.707 km/h), a speed reportedly achieved on September 13, two thousand seven in West Richland, WA. The results of this test, if verified by Guiness World Records, will give the SSC Aero the world’s fastest production car title. The Aero’s styling includes the use of roll doors similar to the ones found on the Mercedes-McLaren SLR, and the Ferrari Enzo, to name a few. It uses carbon fiber and titanium extensively via the car, keeping the weight down to one thousand two hundred thirty three kg (for the standard Aero). For the Ultimate Aero, weight is further diminished to one thousand one hundred seventy nine kg by marking the navigation system, 10-speaker audio/CD/DVD system, movie/DVD screen, and back-up camera as optional equipment; and removing air-conditioning and any trunk space altogether.
Two. Pagani Zonda Roadster F C12S 7.Three $667,321
The Pagani Zonda is a supercar produced by Pagani in Italy. It debuted in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine and proceeds through the present, with production proceeding at toughly twenty five cars per year. As of December, 2005, sixty Zondas had been built. It is a mid-engined 2-seat coupe and convertible. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber. The Zonda Roadster F debuted at the two thousand six Geneva display. It is similar to the coupe, but with a removable carbon fibre roof and canvas side curtains weighing just eleven lb (Five kg). Production of the Roadster F is suggested at twenty five units. The Roadster F is able to maintain chassis rigidity without any build up in curb weight by eschewing conventional thinking by not strengthening the sills – a process which would have needed more than thirty five kg of reinforcement. Pagani instead uses racecar thinking, materials and construction technics, strengthening the firewall structure of the chassis bath together with billet alloy braces that connect the points where the roof rails would have joined. The windscreen is also strengthened for safety reasons. These technics enable the Roadster to have virtually the same weight as the coupe – one thousand two hundred thirty kg (2712 lb).
1. Bugatti Veyron 16.Four $1,192,057
The Bugatti Veyron 16.Four is presently the most expensive street-legal utter production car in the world, with in excess of one thousand one horsepower, in either the metric or SAE scale, with its top speed of 253.81 mph (408.47 km/h). The Bugatti Veyron reached total production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS in its Molsheim (Alsace, France) factory and is sold under the French Bugatti marque. It is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the twenty four hours of Le Guy’s in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine while racing for the original Bugatti hard. After the release of the car, it has been reported that while each Veyron is being sold for $1.Two million, the production costs of the car are approximately £5 million per vehicle. This is not the price to produce one vehicle, but rather the cost of the entire Veyron project divided by the number of vehicles produced at that time. As Bugatti, and therefore Volkswagen, are making such a loss, it has been likened by automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear programme team in their story on it to the Concorde, in that both were gigantic achievements, but the car will very likely, like the plane before it, be discontinued after proving to be an economic failure.