In this 21st century, the automobile industry has seen lots, lots of awesome, highly-advanced cars. And among them, there are many high-end cars which can cost a whole fortune of money. And today, let’s check out the top 20 most expensive cars of 21st century!
20. 2013 Pagani Huayra ($1.07 million)
Named after the name of an Andean god of wind called Wayra Tata (or Huayra-tata), the 2013 Pagani Huayra is truly a force of nature with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V-12 engine with 720 horsepower. It can blast the track with 224mph of top speed and accelerate from 0 to 60mph within 3sec. The most interesting part about the car is its carbon bodywork which came from Horacio Pagani himself. It features active aerodynamics in which flaps from each corner of the car can independently move and adjust downforce, while the suspension automatically lowers the nose to increase the increase downforce at speed. Overall, the Pagani Huayra is often regarded as a splendid piece of art, and you have to experience it by yourself to see how truly artistic it is.
19. Ferrari LaFerrari ($1.5 million)
This special Ferrari was no doubt among the most sought-after sports cars back in 2013 Geneva Motor Show at the price tag of £1.15 million (or $1.5 million at current exchange-rate). At the heart of Ferrari LaFerrari is a 789bhp version of the F12’s 6.3-litre V-12 engine, along with a 161bhp electric motor to drive the rear axle. It is also one of the sports cars which set new standard of power with 0-62mph acceleration in less than three seconds, and 0-124mph acceleration in under seven seconds. And thus, it finished Ferrari’s Fiorano test track in Italy in less than 1 minute 20 seconds, which is 5 seconds faster than the Enzo.
18. Zenvo TS1 GT ($1.57 million)
Zenvo may not be a popular name in sports car, supercar market like Lamborghini or Ferrari. However, their huge development and potential is undeniable especially in recent years. And in 2017, Zenvo presented their new weapon: Zenvo TS1 GT, a Danish hypercar with an unique Zenvo’s 5.8-litre V-8 engine. Power-wise, Zenvo is definitely a fearsome opponent with 1163hp and 811lb-ft of torque. The car can hit 60mph from 0 in 2.8sec and a max speed of 233mph. Yet despite such power, the TS1 GT still needs to improve in certain areas like the gearbox and the brake pedal. The car originally cost £1.2 million, or $1.57 million at the current exchange rate.
17. Aston Martin One-77 ($1.87 million)
Staying right to its namesake, the exclusive Aston Martin One-77 is a limited run of just 77 cars. In terms of power, it has a 7.3-litre V-12 engine which can generate 750hp and 553lb-ft of torque, along with a new 6-speed gearbox controlled with column-mounted paddles behind the steering wheel and advanced techs like the robotized sequential manual and the advanced Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV). And while its powertrain may feel “underwhelming” compared to the likes of Bugatti Chiron, what’s important about Aston Martin One-77 is its stunning exterior design and of course, its awesome performance.
16. Milan Red ($2.3 million)
Coming from the new company from Austria, the new Milan Red is the upcoming hypercar from Milan Automotive which may even rival heavy competitors like Bugatti Chiron or the upcoming Koenigsegg. Right off the bat, Milan Red looks extremely unique with its falcony front design. Whether this unique design looks good or not, that depends on individual’s taste. Power-wise? The Milan Red is claimed to have 1,300kg of dry weight, which means it has a one-to-one power-to-kilo weight ratio like the Koenigsegg One:1. With a 1,306-bhp 6.2-litre quad-turbocharged V-8 engine, this Milan Red is capable of reaching 62mph in just 2.5sec, 124mph in 5.5 sec, 186mph in just 9.9sec, and a top speed of 248mph. That is impressive and we can’t wait to see how it will fare compared to the Chiron.
15. Aston Martin Vulcan ($2.35 million)
Stunning, phenomenal, that is what the exclusive Aston Martin Vulcan about. It was based on the One-77 and pushed to the extreme with the roaring 7.3-litre V-12 engine. This Aston Martin is capable of 820bhp at 7750rpm and 575lb-ft of torque at 6500rpm, which makes this car truly a beast on track. The experience with the Vulcan is simply overwhelming: the raging, monstrous engine, the outstanding 6-speed transmission, and the fantastic brakes. Unfortunately, only 24 units were produced and all were sold at the price of £2.2 million (or $2.35 million at current exchange rate).
14. Ferrari F60 America ($2.5 million)
To honor their 60th-anniversary festivities, Ferrari has revealed the exclusive Ferrari F60 America capped at $2.5-million cost. This roofless Ferrari sports car features a 730-hp V-12 engine, along with a 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.1sec. Its exterior is fitted with blue tone and a center white stripe, a Luigi Chinetti’s NART outfit (North American Racing Team), and 60th-anniversary prancing-horse badges on the fenders and the center tunnel in the cabin. Only 10 units were built and all ten were pretty much sold.
13. 2016 Pagani Huayra BC ($2.64 million)
Stepping up from the original Pagani Huayra, the 2016 Pagani Huayra BC is an even more extreme, more hardcore hypercar. Comparing to the original, this Huayra BC got even more extensive aero modifications. The design may seem to less the purity from the original Huayra; however, it is one-hell-of-an experience and even if we thought that we understood this beast, it still felt like there was something hidden which we had not discovered yet. Only 20 Pagani Huayra BC units were produced at the price tag of €2.3 million (or $2.64 million at current exchange rate), and yet again, they were all sold out.
12. Mercedes-AMG Project One ($2.7 million)
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is no doubt among the most anticipated sports cars in 2018-2019. Although most of its detail is still unknown, this Mercedes-AMG Project One is expected to bring new revolution to the world of race cars with variety of advanced technologies like the electric motor/generator called MGU-K (Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic). It also uses F1 construction techniques to form a completely different shape: a two-seat coupe, unlike the standard single-seat formula. The car’s production possibly begins in 2019 with only 275 units; each cost about $2.7 million. That said, there is a high possibility that all of them were already sold out.
11. Bugatti Chiron ($2.75 million)
There is no need to waste time introducing this crazy Bugatti anymore. Bugatti Chiron is unquestionably among the best sports cars to date with its unique look, overwhelming powertrain, and stunning performance. It was also once considered to be the fastest production car until the Koenigsegg Agera RS came along. But even so, the Chiron is still one of the most wanted sports cars to date and also, a fearsome competitor in this market.
10. Koenigsegg One:1 ($2.85 million)
What do we have when having an equal one-to-one power-to-weight ratio? The answer is a crazy Koenigsegg One:1 – a hypercar of unimaginable power. In terms of powertrain, this Swedish monster equips with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine which can generate an absurd 1341 horsepower and 1011 lb-ft. But that is not the special part about Koenigsegg One:1. Its true power lies within its perfect one-to-one power-to-weight ratio (specifically 1,360 kilograms of weight to 1341 horsepower). And just like Koenigsegg claimed, this car may not be a hypercar; it is world’s first “mega car.”
9. Ferrari FXX K ($2.87 million)
To certain extent, Ferrari FXX K indeed feels like a phoenix reborn from the ashes to become more powerful than its former self. On the surface, the Ferrari FXX K does base a lot from the previous Ferrari LaFerrari. However, there are a number of significant differences like the gun-slit LED headlights and taillights, and the pair of half wings. And more importantly, comparing to the LaFerrari, this Ferrari FXX K can generate 50% more downforce. For the engine, the car features a 6.3-litre V-12 which gains an extra 59 horsepower, making up for a total of 848hp, along with a 188-hp electric motor. Is it insane? Yes! Yet unfortunately, this car was not supposed to be in competition as Ferrari stated that it is for future development.
8. Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere ($2.87 million)
From the folks of Mansory come a gorgeous custom Bugatti Veyron named: Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivire. In terms of hardware, there is literally no change. However, the best part about this Veyron Mansory Vivire is the extensive modifications throughout its exterior. The car is covered with superb lacquered carbon fiber, along with many other changes in detail like the new inner front grill, larger side scoops, shortened hood, new diffusers, front apron, new LED headlight and taillight-cluster versions, and more… And as you can guess, this special Veyron edition will cost a fortune, specifically around €2.5 million (or about $2.87 million in current exchange rate).
7. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio ($3 million)
As a tribute to the legend – Sergio Pininfarina, the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio (or Ferrari Sergio for short) was a collaborated product from Ferrari and Pininfarina to create an exclusive $3-million Ferrari. The car was designed to provide an authentic, and at the same time, sporty and fun experience. The Ferrari Sergio is indeed a piece of art filled with unique beauty and exceptional power. There were only 6 units built and each of them got extensive customizations based on their owners’ preference.
6. W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4 million)
Coming from the Arabian company – W Motors, the 2013 Lykan Hypersport is a jewel in the supercar market, not only because of its power but also some really luxury details. For the power, the Lykan Hypersport equips a twin-turbocharged boxer-6 crate engine which can dish out an impressive 770hp and 750lb-ft of torque. It is expected to reach 60mph from zero in 2.8sec and hit the max speed of 245mph. And aside from its incredible capability, the car is filled with luxuries such as its headlight with real jewel, diamond, and ruby decorations, and thus, it even includes 3D holographic screen as an infotainment system control. No wonder why it got the price tag of $3.4 million.
5. Aston Martin Valkyrie ($3.27 million)
For fans of Formula 1, Aston Martin Valkyrie should be in your top list. This “jet-fighter” is absolutely phenomenal. With the collaboration between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing, and especially the famous F1 designer – Adrian Newey, what came out was an insane looking car with insane performance, and it is an aerodynamic masterpiece as it is capable of generating 1,814kg (or 4,000lbs) of downforce. Along with a 1,130-hp 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V-12 engine, this car will definitely be a beast on track.
4. Lamborghini Veneno ($3.45 million)
Named after one of the most aggressive, strongest fighting bulls, Lamborghini Veneno was an outstanding present to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday. Although it was based on the Aventador LP700-4, this Veneno looks much more than that, it is more complex, full of muscles and aggressiveness. And thus, its power was a no joke either. It inherits the L539’s powerhouse with the enhanced 6.5-litre V-12 engine, gaining an impressive 740hp and 220mph of max speed. The Veneno is so rare that there were only 3 units built; each could cost you €3 million (approx. $4 million back in 2013, or, $3.45 million at the current exchange rate).
3. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8 million)
If the Koenigsegg One:1 does not feel “rare” enough, then here we have an extremely rarer Koenigsegg called Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. Specifically, only 3 CCXR Trevitas were built with approx. $4.8 million each, one of which was originally bought by the famous boxer Floyd Mayweather. About the car itself, the 2009 CCXR Trevita is indeed an unique car with the Koenigsegg’s special diamond-weave, carbon-fiber bodywork (hence the name “Trevita,” or “three whites”). And despite its old age, its powertrain is still something we can underestimate, especially with that 1,018-hp twin-supercharged 4.8-litre V-8. Furthermore, it can hit the a top speed of 250mph and reach 60mph from zero in 2.9sec. Frankly speaking, such monstrous performance is not something we can usually see even in current days.
2. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero ($8 million)
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero, this is an extremely luxurious car with a cool name. And to make it even more exclusive, there was only 1 Maybach Exelero built back in 2005 and it was later on bought by the famous rapper Birdman at the price tag of $8 million. Power-wise, it features a Maybach twin turbo V-12 engine, and thus, it can hit 218mph of max speed and an impressive 0-60mph acceleration time of 4.4sec.
1. Rolls-Royce Sweptail ($13 million)
As if the $8-million Maybach Exelero was not expensive enough, ranking in number 1 most expensive car in 21st century, we have Rolls-Royce Sweptail – an ultra-exclusive, luxury coachbuilt Rolls-Royce which took 4 years to create. This luxury two-seater coupé is said to be inspired by cars of the “golden era,” featuring the sensational large panoramic glass roof and the iconic swept-tail design from the rear. What’s more “exclusive” about this car? Well, be ready to prepare $13 million!
And that’s it folks! Those are the top 20 most expensive cars in 21st century! Thank you and for now, stay tune for more news in the future!
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