The 30 Most Expensive Cars in the World (Updated 2020)

Which are the most expensive cars ever sold?

There’s something to be said about the presence and power expensive cars demand. We’ve put together this collection of the 30 most expensive cars in the world. Drive one of these bad boy’s and you’ll turn a lot of heads!

If you could only choose one to have for a day, which one would you choose?

 

The 30 Most Expensive Cars in the World

The list of cars and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Wikipedia, Beautiful Life & Motor1.

These are the 30 most expensive cars in the world:

 

30. McLaren P1

Most Expensive Cars - McLaren P1

Price: $1.15 million

Kicking off our list of the 20 most expensive cars in the world is the McLaren P1.

Following the footsteps of the iconic McLaren F1, this limited edition hybrid supercar was released in October 2013 by British manufacturer McLaren Automotive.

Interestingly, 34% of all cars were purchased by owners in the United States, followed closely by 26% in Europe.

All 375 cars sold out within one month of release!

 

29. Ferrari LaFerrari

Most Expensive Cars - Ferrari LaFerrari

Price: $1.4 million

The first Ferrari on our list is the Ferrari LaFerrari, or Ferrari “The Ferrari” after translation.

Obviously a powerful head turner, this limited production hybrid sports car was one of Ferrari’s most ambitious projects.

According to Ferrari, the goal with this car was to push all the pre-existing boundaries of technology in a road car.

It’s stunning that’s for sure!

 

28. Zenvo TS1 GT

Most Expensive Cars - Zenvo TS1 GT

Price: $1.9 million

Built by Danish Automotive, the Zenvo TS1 GT is a limited edition production sports car.

First unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the company only plan to release 5 cars per year to maintain exclusivity.

Sharing a similar body shape and chassis with its predecessor, the ST1, the Zenvo TS1 has an upgraded interior and a 5.8-litre twin-supercharged V8 engine.

With a price tag of $1.9 million, the Zenvo is the 18th most expensive car in the world.

 

27. Koenigsegg One

Most Expensive Cars - Koenigsegg One

Price: $2 million

Deemed as the “Worlds first Mega Car” by Koenigsegg themselves, the Koenigsegg One has a 5.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine and generates 940 horsepower.

The car was introduced in 2014 and was one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged in the car industry.

Another expensive sports car from Koenigsegg, but well worth its place in our list of most expensive cars in the world.

 

26. McLaren Speedtail

Most Expensive Cars - McLaren Speedtail

Price: $2.2 million

The McLaren Speedtail is a limited-production hybrid sports car, and the fourth addition in the McLaren Ultimate Series. The car is also part of McLaren’s Track22 business plan, whereby the company will launch 18 new hybrid cars or derivatives, and become completely hybrid by 2022.

The Speedtail has a 4.0-litre M840T twin-turbocharged V8 engine with parallel hybrid system eMotor; spitting out 1035hp.

If you’re interested in buying a Speedtail, it’ll set you back a cool $2.2 million USD.

 

25. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Most Expensive Cars - Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Price: $2.2 million

This one’s a beauty!

Lamborghini said that this car will redefine the future of super sports cars.

Making its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the Sesto Elemento is a lightweight track-only car, that’s name references the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car’s widespread use of carbon fibre.

The Sesto Elemento is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission and a 5.2-litre V10 engine.

Top speed… 210 mph!!

With a price tag of $2.2 million, the Elemento is the 25th most expensive car in the world.

 

24. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Most Expensive Cars - Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Price: $2.2 million

It’s no surprise to see another Ferrari on the list, they’ve always made some of the world’s most expensive cars.

In fact, this time it’s the Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, a beefed up version of its predecessor, released to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th year in business.

If you like the LaFerrari, then you’re going to love this open-top hypercar, as it’s more or less the same car but on steroids!

According to Ferrari, all units were already pre-sold to an exclusive list of customers via invitation.

 

23. Aston Martin Vulcan

Most Expensive Cars - Aston Martin Vulcan

Price: $2.3 million

The Aston Martin Vulcan is one of the rarest hypercars to be built. A grand total of 24 were built, and the car was produced for track-only driving. It has been reported however, that some of the cars were converted for street use later on.

The Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-12 engine, making 800hp.

You could have purchased an Aston Martin Vulcan for $2.3 million USD when the car was originally advertised.

 

22. Mercedes-AMG One

Most Expensive Cars - Mercedes AMG One

Price: $2.5 million

To celebrate their 50th birthday, the guys at Mercedes Benz AMG decided to make one hell of a hybrid sports car.

Unveiled at the 2017 International Motor Show in Germany, the AMG One sold out of all 275 units and will not manufacture any more to preserve exclusivity.

Selling out so quickly might have something to do with Lewis Hamilton helping to develop the car, or it’s 1.6-litre turbocharged 90-degree V6 engine that produces a top speed of 217 mph!

The AMG One appear at 22nd on this list of the most expensive cars in the world.

 

21. Ferrari F60 America

Most Expensive Cars - Ferrari F60 America

Price: $2.6 million

The Ferrari F60 America is one of the slightly older cars on this list. At the core, this is an open-topped version of the F12 Berlinetta; which Ferrari produced to commemorate its 60th year in North America.

Other than being an open-top car, there are several minor cosmetic changes which differ to the regular F12 Berlinetta. The nose, doors, and wings have a slightly different styling. The paint color is that of North America Racing Team livery, and the interior has also been redone to match the name.

The original price of the F60 America was $2.6 million USD.

 

20. Aston Martin Valkyrie

Most Expensive Cars - Aston Martin Valkyrie

Price: $2.6 million

The first car on our list that’s the result of a collaboration between different manufacturers.

British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin, teamed up with Red Bull Racing and several other manufacturers to create this beast!

Developed as a track oriented road car, it now holds the title of the fastest street-legal car in the world.

It houses a 6.5-litre aspirated V12 engine tailored by Cosworth and has a power output of 1,130 hp!

Only 150 road cars have been made.

 

19. La Ferrari FXX K

Most Expensive Cars - Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K

Price: $2.7 million

Designed by Marco Fainello, Flavio Manzoni and architect Evan Rodriguez, the FXX K is based on the road-legal LaFerrari.

The FXX K is Ferrari’s research and development vehicle, the K refers to the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which is used to maximize performance.

A total of 40 cars were produced between 2015 – 2017 and are being held and maintained by Ferrari, available for their owners to use on track days.

Top speed… 217 mph!

 

18. Koenigsegg Jesko

Most Expensive Cars - Koenigsegg Jesko

Price: $2.8 million

The Koenigsegg Jesko is a limited production mid-engine sports car, first introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The name Jesko pays tribute to the company founder’s father, Jesko von Koenigsegg.

Built as a high-performance track racing car, the Jesko has a 5.0-Litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, pushing 1,281hp (normal gasoline) and 1,603hp (E85).

The Jesko has a price tag of $2.8 million USD.

 

17. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

Most Expensive Cars - Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

Price: $3 million

At seventeenth, is the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio.

Introduced as a concept car in 2013, the Pininfarina Sergio was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show.

It was a tribute to the former chairman of the company and Sergio Pininfarina, the legendary automotive designer who died just a year before.

The design was based on the Ferrari 458 Spider. Only six were made and all sold to a group of high net worth individuals.

 

16. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

 

Price: $3.3 million

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is a limited run production car, limited to 60.

It was first shown to the world in March 2020, and is essentially a handling-focused version of the regular Chiron. It’s much lighter than the original (50kg), more aerodynamic, and features both front and rear anti-roll bars.

The Chiron Pur Sport is listed at $3.3 million USD, making it the 16th most expensive car in the world.

 

15. Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti Veyron Vivere

Price: $3.4 million

What a beauty!

The limited edition Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere is just gorgeous.

The car was modeled on the Grand Sports Vitesse Roadster and has an 8.0 L W16 engine that produces 1,200 hp.

It’s one of the fastest cars in the world and the original version was named the Car of the Decade 2000-2009.

Reaching a top speed of 253 mph, it holds firm at number 8 on our list of most expensive cars.

 

14. Lykan Hypersport

Most Expensive Cars - Lykan Hypersport

Price: $3.4 million

Wow… just Wow! Look at it!

Words can’t even describe how nice this is.

It’s the product of W Motors, a Lebanese motor company that collaborated with both Lebanese and Italian engineers.

The HyperSport was the first car in the world to have headlights encrusted with diamonds (15cts).

Buyers also had the choice of rubies, yellow diamonds, and sapphires.

The twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8-litre engine produces 780 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque.

All that power means the car can reach speeds of up to 240 mph!

 

13. Pagani Huayra BC

Most Expensive Cars - Pagani Huayra BC

Price: $3.5 million

One of the most expensive cars ever designed, the Pagani Huayra BC is truly an epic automotive accomplishment.

Inspired by the Zonda R, and featuring sideways opening doors, Pagani has also increased the power, revised the chassis and brakes, and included a new 7-speed transverse gearbox.

It gets its name from one of Pagani’s original investors, Benny Caiola, who was also the first Pagani customer and friend of the founder.

With a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, it’s easy to see how this supercar is able to get up to speeds of 261 mph!

 

12. McLaren P1 LM

Most Expensive Cars - Mclaren P1 LM

Price: $3.6 million

The McLaren P1 LM is more or less a street legal version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR. Lanzante, a British firm, bought the original P1 and converted it for sale.

Six LMs were made in total. Five were sold to private buyers and the sixth, codenamed ‘XP1 LM,’ the prototype P1 LM, is now being used for development and testing purposes.

The P1 LM features a larger twin-turbocharged V8 engine than the P1 and P1 GTR and reaches a limited top speed of 214 mph!

With a price tag of $3.6 million, the P1 LM is the 12th most expensive car in the world.

 

11. Lamborghini Sian

Most Expensive Cars - Lamborghini Sian

Price: $3.6 million

The Lamborghini Sian is a limited production run of 63 cars, which have now all been sold. Lamborghini have put together the Sian as a hybrid supercar, which us a 6.5-litre V12 engine and extra electric motor.

This is the very first hybrid car that Lamborghini have sold, and every car will be individually customized according to the preferences of the owner.

The original sale price of the Sian was $3.6 million USD.

 

10. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Price: $4 million

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ was limited to 30 production cars, and this model signifies more than just another excellent display of Bugatti craftsmanship. 

Bugatti actually became the first manufacturer to cross the 300mph mark on a track in Germany. The car that managed it, was an upgraded version of the Bugatti Chiron, reaching 304.77mph.

Hence Bugatti decided to produce and sell a limited number of these upgrade Chiron models, which incorporate a tuned version of the original car’s quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine, producing 1,578bhp.

All 30 models have now been sold, and the prices started from €3.5 million ($4 million USD).

 

9. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Most Expensive Cars - Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Price: $4.5 million

Lamborghini’s poisonous Veneno cracks the top 10.

Veneno means venom or poison in Spanish and the car certainly gives off a deadly presence.

Based on the Aventador, the Veneno was created to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary and was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

It can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and its price tag makes it one of the most expensive production cars in the world!

 

8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Most Expensive Cars - Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Price: $4.8 million

Intended to be limited to only three units, the CCXR Trevita cost so much to manufacture, Koenigsegg decided to make the car even more exclusive and limit the number to just two.

Some of its features include a diamond weave carbon fibre finish, a unique double carbon rear wing, inconell exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes with ABS and a tire monitoring system.

The car featured above is from Floyd Mayweather’s own personal collection.

It has a top speed of 254 mph!

 

7. Pagani Huayra Imola

Most Expensive Cars - Pagani Huayra Imola

Price: $5.4 million

The seventh most expensive car in the world is the Pagani Huayra Imola, which is limited to just five production cars. It was announced back in September 2019, and since then Pagani have released more technical details.

The twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG specifically for Pagani now pumps out an astounding 827 horsepower and 811 pound-feet, making the Imola more powerful than the Huayra BC.

The Imola is listed for a price tag of €5 million ($5.41 million USD).

 

6. Bugatti Divo

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti Divo

Price: $5.8 million

The Bugatti Divo is a mid-engine sports car developed with a track-focused approach and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

It was named after French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio race twice in the 1920s for Bugatti.

According to Bugatti, the DIVO is the most agile and dynamic car they’ve ever created.

Limited to 40 units, the car was pre-sold before the public debut to Chiron owners through special invitation by the dealers. It sold out in its first day of availability.

Top speed – a reduced 236 mph!

 

5. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero

Most Expensive Cars - Mercedes Maybach Exelero

Price: $8 million

In second place on our list of most expensive cars is the Maybach Exelero from Mercedes Benz.

Despite its peculiar looks, it’s one hell of a high-performance four-seater sports car with V12 twin-turbo engine.

It was commissioned by a German subsidiary of Goodyear, Fulda, to test their new Carat Exelero tire range.

The Exelero featured in one of Jay-Z‘s music videos and was purchased by rapper Birdman according to Top Gear.

It has an impressive top speed of 213 mph.

 

4. Bugatti Centodieci

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti Centodieci

Price: $9 million

It’s clear to see a lot of thought has gone into Bugatti’s Centodieci model. The car pays homage to the Bugatti EB110 and is a celebration of the Bugatti marque’s 110th birthday.

The Centodieci weighs 20kg less than the Chiron, and has an 8,000cc quad-turbocharged W16 engine, rated at 1,578hp. Production of the Centodieci will be limited to 10 units priced at 8 million euros ($9 million USD) each.

 

3. Rolls Royce Sweptail

Most Expensive Cars - Rolls Royce Sweptail

Price: $13 Million

Third place on our list of the most expensive cars is what can only be described as one stunning piece of handcrafted magic.

A powerhouse of automotive design and engineering, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off luxury peace made in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Commissioned in 2013 for a super-yacht and aircraft specialist, who’s identity Rolls-Royce does not divulge.

The Sweptail made its debut as the most expensive new car in the world at the yearly Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in 2017.

It surpassed all its rivals and remains one of the most expensive cars ever sold.

 

2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Most Expensive Cars - Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Price: $17 Million

The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the second most expensive car in the world. It adds on to the already incredible legacy of the Pagani Zonda, and features a rather unique look. The rear wheels are partially covered by carbon fiber, the wind-shield is smaller than usual, and the car itself is roofless.

The Barchetta peaks at 789bhp with a top speed of 221mph. It is the fastest, and most powerful Zonda model ever produced.

It’s safe to say this car is a thing of beauty.

Although this is the second most expensive car on this list, it still has a ridiculous price tag of $17 million USD.

 

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Most Expensive Cars - Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Price: $18.7 million

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car in the world.

It’s a part of Bugatti’s plans to build two custom cars every year. Only one Noire will be built, and it’s pretty sexy… we think. Though first mentioned in 2019, Bugatti said it needed another 2 and a half years to finish building the car.

Boasting a top speed of 261mph, and 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds; that’s one hell of a rush.

Bugatti have states that an Anonymous buyer has purchased the car at the $18.7 million price tag, which is after tax. Pre-tax, the car is worth around $12.4 million USD.

 

Summary

We hope you enjoyed our list of the most expensive cars ever sold.

We enjoyed putting this list together and looking to buy one or two of these ourselves!

If you liked this list and want to see more, check out our other ‘most expensive’ lists below:

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive cars in the world:

  1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 million
  2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17 Million
  3. Rolls Royce Sweptail – $13 Million
  4. Bugatti Centodieci – $9 million
  5. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero – $8.0 million
  6. Bugatti Divo – $5.9 million
  7. Pagani Huayra Imola – $5.4 million
  8. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
  9. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 milion
  10. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ – $3.9 million
  11. Lamborghini Sian – $3.6 million
  12. McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 Million
  13. Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – $3.5 million
  14. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
  15. Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 million
  16. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport – $3.3 million
  17. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million
  18. Koenigsegg Jesko – $2.8 million
  19. Ferrari LaFerrari FXX-K Evo – $2.7 million
  20. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $2.6 million
  21. Ferrari F60 America – $2.6 million
  22. Mercedes-AMG One – $2.5 million
  23. Aston Martin Vulcan – $2.3 million
  24. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – $2.2 million
  25. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – $2.2 million
  26. McLaren Speedtail – $2.2 million
  27. Koenigsegg One – $2 million
  28. Zenvo TS1 GT — $1.9 million
  29. Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 million
  30. McLaren P1 – $1.15 million

Which of these most expensive supercars did you expect to appear on this list? Leave a comment below.

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