Picture this: You are driving down one of the busiest intersections in your city and suddenly, all eyes turn to you. Some are admiring glances, while some are envious. One thing is for sure - all those staring at you, are awe-struck! The reason? You happen to be driving one of the most expensive cars in the world! Sounds tempting enough? To set your adrenalin rushing, check out the top ten most expensive cars in the world. They are fast, they are sleek and they are downright gorgeous. Check out the most expensive cars of the world and some of the most exotic fast machines!
Bugatti Veyron - $1,700,000
This one takes the cake! The most powerful, most expensive and the fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 comes with a staggering price tag of $1,700,000. It notches up a top speed of 400 km/h and is produced under the banner of the legendary Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles. The car is named after the famous racing driver Pierre Veyron who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939.
Ferrari Enzo - $1,000,000
With a price tag of $1,000,000, the Ferrari Enzo, also known as Enzo Ferrari or F60, this sleek beauty is named after the founder of the company Enzo Ferrari. Built in 2003 with the Formula One technology like a carbon-fiber body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, active aerodynamics and carbon-ceramic brake discs, the maximum downforce of this car is around 1709 pounds at 300 km/h which is actuated by a computer to be maintained.
Pagani Zonda C12 F - $741,000
The Pagani Zonda C12 F comes with a price tag of $741,000 and is the most re-engineered Pagani car yet. The car gains a top speed of more than 374 km/h and gains a speed of 97 km/h in a flat 3.2 seconds. It can easily come from a furious 300 km/h to 0 smoothly, without any hitch due to superior braking technology.
Koenigsegg CCX - $600,910
The latest supercar from Koenigsegg, CCX basically stands for Competition Coupe X. The X denotes the 10th anniversary of the test drive and completion of the first CC vehicle in 1996. With a price tag of $600,910, the vehicle is engineered as per the US regulations as it more suited for the US automobile market. The maximum power of the car is 806 bhp and the maximum torque 920 Nm, which is produced by the powerful DOHC 32-valve V8 engine.
Porsche Carrera GT - $484,000
The sleek Porsche Carrera GT, priced at a staggering $484,000 is included in the world’s most expensive cars list as well. The stylish beauty reaches from 0 to 100 km/h in a flat 3.9 seconds. The top speed notched by Carrera is 330 km/h. this car is built by Porsche, the automobile giant in Germany.
Mercedes SLR McLaren - $455,500
Tagged as a supercar and a sports car, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is priced at $455,500. The SLR stands for ‘Sportlich, Leicht, Rennsport’, which is German for Sport; Light; Racing. This car is co-developed by McLaren Cars and DaimlerChrysler. The maximum power produced by this car is 466.8 kW at 6500rpm and a maximum torque is 780 Nm.
Maybach 62 - $385,250
The Maybach 62 was the first automobile model to be manufactured since DaimlerChrysler revived this brand. Tagged at $385,250, this ultra luxurious sedan is actually inspired from Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 engine of the Maybach, sourced from Merc produces a maximum power of 550 hp.
Rolls-Royce Phantom - $320,000
The name to reckon with when it comes to luxury and performance is Rolls Royce. Priced at $320,000, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is a luxury saloon automobile that was launched in 2003 and is the first Rolls-Royce model to be made under the banner of BMW. This royal looking vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.
Lamborghini Murcielago - $279,900
The Lamborghini Murcielago is a two door, two seat coupe. This supercar automobile, made by Automobili Lamborghini and designed by Luc Donckerwolke, is priced at $279,900. This sleek vehicle was launched in 2002, right after the launch of the Diablo. It comes with a 6.5 L engine that produces a maximum power of 640 bhp.
Aston Martin Vanquish - $255,000
Showcased as the official car of James Bond in the film ‘Die Another Day’, the Aston Martin Vanquish is a sleek beauty that is priced at $255,000. This supercar has been manufactured by the Aston Martin since 2001. The vehicle has a powerful 5.9 L (5935 cc) V12 engine that gives a maximum power of 343 kW and a maximum torque of 542 Nm.