The 10 most expensive cars ever
Some of the most expensive cars in the world epitomize luxury and engineering excellence. They are truly masterpieces in every sense of the word. These cars are some of the most agile, fastest and advanced automobiles around the world today. The body of these cars are made up of lightweight materials and jet-like aerodynamics with mind-boggling interiors adding that panache and meticulosity in these machines.
They are very pricey indeed and can go up to more than 2 million dollars and can give any Formula One car a run for their money still being street-legal. When you think of cars of these segments, the makers are some of the very best in the world and are truly legends. Listed below are some of the most expensive cars in the world and the prices reflect the cost of the cars at the time of production.
1. Koenigsegg CCXR - $2,173,950
The Koenigsegg CCXR priced at $2,173,950 is the most expensive car in the world. It is a manufactured by the Swedish car maker Koenigsegg with the first model being produced in 2006. CCX stands for Competition Coupe X - where X signifies the 10th anniversary of the cars first successful road test. This car was unveiled for the first time on February 28, 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The CCXR's engine runs on biofuel which allows it to produce 25% more power that the Koenigsegg CCX. The car hits 0 to 100 kmph in less than 3 seconds and tops speeds over 400 kmph. The price that the Koenigsegg CCXR carries with itself is a reflection of the technology that goes into creating such a high-performance car. The Koenigsegg CCXR is built entirely by hand. The car sports a Formula One-style traction control, carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb chassis and carbon ceramic brakes all come standard on Koenigsegg CCXR. Being environment friendly, the Koenigsegg CCXR burns either gasoline or ethanol, has dihedral synchro-helix actuation doors that flip up and forward at the time of opening.
2. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport - $2,027,760
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the fastest street-legal car in the world clocking a top speed of 407 kmph. It boasts of being one of the most desirable cars in the world featuring 1001 bhp, 16-cylinder, quad-turbocharged engine and has the distinction of being the fastest production cars in the world.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has been named after the French driver Pierre Veyron - winner of the 1939 24 Hours of LeMans. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport has jumbo-sized tires, all-wheel drive with spacious & meticulously finished interiors and plush leather seats adding to the panache. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is available in almost any color and the shades are customized according the customer demands.
Cars of such class have over the top attention to detail and the finishing is just splendid. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is a pure evidence of Bugatti's technological expertise.
3. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster - $1,882,920
The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is a signature model of Pagani street-legal cars range. The Zonda Cinque Roadster is such an exclusive car that only 5 cars are produced. One of the earlier cars in the series, the Zonda F is named after the 5-time world champion Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio. The cars became street-legal since 1999 in some countries and 2009 in the United States.
All the weight reduction measures have been well adopted by Pagani to improve and enhance driving pleasure and the overall performance. The Zonda Cinque Roadster has a top speed of around 350 kmph. The carbon-titanium chassis has been redesigned to compensate for the missing roof. The car delivers ultimate performance owing to different driving modes of the sequential robotized gearbox and adjustable suspension setup that feels great even on the bumpiest of roads.
The Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster is an epitome of the optimum results you can expect after combined results of artistic and engineering excellence. The constant hard work and efforts put in by Horacio Pagani's team reflects very well in the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster.
4. Lamborghini Reventon - $1,454,400
The Lamborghini Reventon is said to be the most outrageous of the Lamborghinis ever made. Only 20 models were produced and all of them were sold out much before the cars were even made. The Reventon is the fastest Lamborghini owing to the most powerful engine ever used by the car maker. The Reventon can reach speeds up to 340 kmph, thanks to the powerful 640 bhp V12 engine that enables it to accelerate from 0-100kmph in just over 3 seconds.
The Lamborghini Reventon has a a G-force meter - providing it with an extravagant driving force and immense acceleration. This car has even given fighter planes a tough competition.
5. Aston Martin One-77 - $1.4 million
The Aston Martin One-77 is so exclusive that only 77 of such cars will ever be produced. This is very well justified in the name of the model. Aston Martin gives equal attention to the designs of its cars along with the functionalities and the performance aspects. The body of the Aston Martin One-77 is crafted out of a single big piece of carbon fibre - quite common in race cars and a few street cars as well. The chassis is made up of aluminum that has helped the car to manage an overall weight of around 1500 kgs.
The unimaginable level of customizations is what takes the Aston Martin One-77 to an altogether different level. It is not just limited to colors and a few accessories. The car sports a 7.0 litre V12 engine which powers out 710 bhp with 750 nm of torque which mates in to a 6-speed Automated Manual Transmission featuring Auto Shift Manual/Select Shift Manual electro-hydraulic system.
6. Leblanc Mirabeau - $792,000
The Leblanc Mirabeau, produced by Wysstec GmbH & Leblanc cars, is one of the very few race cars around the world that are street legal. It was specially to feature in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Apart from being considerably lightweight for optimized speed and acceleration, the Leblanc Mirabeau sports some special options like leather interiors and sequential gearbox.
This car is powered by Koenigsegg's V8 engine - the same that's founding the CCR. The common centrifugal compressor has an added advantage being equipped with a Lysholm Screw Compressor which creates higher boost-pressure at lower rpm. The engine outputs around 700 bhp and 850 nm of torque from a 4700 cc supercharged engine. The Leblanc Mirabeau has a top speed of 370 kmph.
7. SSC Ultimate Aero - $740,000
The SSC Ultimate Aero is the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest street-legal car in the world. This is car may be among favorites for only those obsessed with speed. The luxury details include a great sound system, Rocaro leather seats and a navigation system. It doesn't even have a power steering. One can say that the asking price for this car is only for the cutting-edge technology and engineering.
The roaring engine packs the punch with amazing numbers - 1287 bhp at 6075 rpm with top speeds of up to 430 kmph. The new carbon fiber louvers increase the airflow by 20% which prevents the engine from overheating. The SSC Ultimate Aero has an AeroBrake system - a spoiler that rises up to 8 inches when the brakes are applied.
8. Ferrari Enzo - $653,000
The Ferrari Enzo has been named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. Using the formula One technology, the Ferrari Enzo was built in 2002. It was built using carbon-fibre body, F1-style electro-hydraulic shift transmission and ceramic composite disc brakes. Non-Formula1 features on the Ferrari Enzo include active aerodynamics and traction control. The rear wing of the Ferrari Enzo is actuated to maintain a downforce of 775 kg at speeds of up to 355 kmph.
The Ferrari Enzo sports a new generation of V12 engines for Ferrari. Based on the same architecture as the V8 engine in Maserati Quattroporte, the Ferrari Enzo's engine is set to replace the contemporary engines of most of the former Ferraris.
Only 349 Ferrari Enzos were produced between 2002-2004 and all of them were sold (to only the people who already owned a Ferrari) before the production began. The Ferrari Enzos are no longer in production so they fetch millions of dollars at auctions or when sold privately.
9. Saleen S7 - $580,000
The Saleen S7 is made entirely from carbon fibre. To ensure stability at speeds over 250 kmph, the Saleen S7 creates its own weight in downforce, courtesy of the scoops, split-channel airflow throughout the car and spoilers. Company founder Steve Saleen says that the Saleen S7 can run upside down at high speeds due to the amount of downforce created by itself.
The Saleen S7's interiors exude luxury and functionality. The Saleen S7 has a mid-engine layout owing to which it has 2 trunks - one at the front and the other at the rear. Among some other features that includes custom-fit drivers seat, LCD monitor, quick-release steering wheel and the rear-view camera. The chassis is a space frame-derived pattern comprising lightweight steel and aluminum reinforcing panels. Due to this, the car weighs a mere 1247 kgs.
The Saleen S7 can reach 0-100 in under 4 seconds and can complete a standing quarter mile in less than 12 seconds where it can attain speeds up to 200 kmph. The top speed of the Saleen S7 is 322 kmph.
10. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster - $495,000
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is one of the fastest convertible cars. The SLR McLaren can attain speeds up to 335 kmph with the car hitting 0-100 in less than 4 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster is a prefect combination of the Mercedes-Benz style and luxury with the Formula One technology of the McLaren Automotive.
the whole of the interior is covered in leather with customized seats with semi scissor doors which brings the gull-wing style doors to mind. Other features include automatic transmission and a 100% carbon fiber body.
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