When it comes to purchasing an expensive car, you’re doing more than just buying a good engine or a shiny exterior. Oftentimes, doing so means you’re buying a small piece of history. The most expensive cars aren’t just price tags; they’re innovative pieces of technology. They’re meticulously manufactured specifically to their maker’s standards. They’re pretty awe-inspiring when you think about it. On top of all that, they’re fun. The sound of the engine revving can get your adrenaline going in seconds, the infotainment systems are unlike anything you’ve seen before. Nowadays, the most expensive cars are quicker, smarter, and more powerful than ever before. Wondering what the most expensive cars are today? Read more to find out.
Bugatti Centodieci: $9,000,000
The 2021 release from Bugatti has been extremely exclusive. Only ten Centodiecis have been produced. Despite the high price, they’ve all been sold already. Already known for their unique bodywork and luxurious comfort features. Bugatti wanted to make the Centodieci as memorable as possible. It has a 1577hp quad-turbo W16 engine. It might not be the fastest one on the road, but it does have the quickest acceleration. Bugatti pays homage to their EB110 that was produced in the early ’90s. That car didn’t perform as well as anticipated, so this one is made to exceed everyone’s expectations. It has an acceleration of just over 0-100kph (0-62mph) in 2.4 seconds and a top speed of 379kph (236mph).
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17,600,000
The Zonda was the first car Pagani rolled out of their auto house. Years ago, production should have come to an end, but the manufacturer came out with a lot of different special editions of the Zonda. The Zonda HP Barchetta was named ‘a little boat’ in Italian because to Horatio Pagani, it looked just like that. The frame is made entirely of carbon fiber and has an ultralight body with a speedy feel. It accelerates 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 3.4 seconds and can reach up to a top speed of 355kph (220mph).
Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18,700,000
In 2019, Bugatti made a great branding decision. They rolled out their latest supercar. But instead of a flashy introduction, they opted for a restrained, minimalistic, and instantly iconic title: La Voiture Noir. The Black Car. Nothing else. Going into details, the insanely expensive car has a carbon-fiber shell that’s been sculpted by hand, a quad-turbo W16 8.10L engine that produces 1500 horsepower, and an acceleration of 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 2.4 seconds. Its top speed is 420kph (240mph) and has an overall precise performance that’s been engineered by an auto house famous for creating the most powerful cars in the world.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70,000,000
Finally, the most expensive car of all time is the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. In 1946, GTO won the Tour de France Automobile – which marked the ninth year in a row that Ferrari won the race. Just 36 cars were made between 1962 and 1963, making them ultra-rare. The most expensive car in the world wasn’t only victorious in the Tour de France, it also placed in the Le Mans. It has a top speed of 174 MPH and an acceleration of 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 6.1 seconds. That may not be much now, but in the 60s, it was the fastest car in the world. Now, it’s still the most expensive car in the world. Some owners of this car include American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and Jon A. Shirley, the former president and COO of Microsoft.