When it comes to high-end hypercars, Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, and Pagani are some of the first names that spring to mind. After the past few years of concept-car madness, it’s not surprising to see these manufacturers establishing themselves as the top dogs in the supercar and hypercar markets, with their wealthiest clients receiving the quickest, rarest, most beautiful, and in this case, most expensive vehicles on Earth. We’ve teamed up with Autovault to collate the top 5 most expensive cars in the world!
We should also point out that the prices shown here are for new vehicles. We’re not including auction cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO, or excessively priced second hand sales because those aren’t relevant to this discussion. Don’t worry, though: There’s still a lot more than $100 million worth of automobiles here to pique your interest.
5) Bugatti Divo: $5.8 Million
The Divo is a favourite among Bugatti’s current models. Despite sharing much with its less expensive sibling, the Chiron, the Divo offers a lot of advantages to justify the additional cost. The Divo 77 is 33 pounds lighter than the Chiron, thanks to Bugatti’s use of lighter wheels, a carbon fibre intercooler, and a reduction in sound deadening. The Divo’s 1,500 horsepower is matched with an identical aerodynamic kit to the Chiron’s, but it has a quicker Nardo test track time of 8 seconds. Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Bugatti will create 40 examples of the vehicle, each priced at $5.8 million.
4) Mercedes-Maybach Exelero: $8.0 Million
The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is another one-of-a-kind vehicle, just like other models before it. The Exlero was presented in 2004 as part of a test for new tires by Fulda, a German Goodyear subsidiary. The Exelero is powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine producing 690 horsepower (510 kilowatts) and 752 pound-feet (1,020 Newton-meters) of torque, which Mercedes used to power the Maybach. The Exelero’s top speed is 218 miles per hour (350 kilometres per hour), which would cost more than $10 million in today’s dollars if adjusted for inflation.
3) Bugatti Centodieci: $9.0 Million
At last year’s Pebble Beach automobile week, Bugatti debuted the Centodieci, an ultra-rare and super-expensive vehicle for the third time. The car is a modern throwback to the Bugatti EB110 and was produced in just ten units. It’s also intended to commemorate Bugatti’s 110-year history. The Centodieci isn’t for everyone, but it won’t be mistaken for another model on the road. The Centodiece is one of the most exclusive automobiles ever created, with a price tag just shy of $9 million.
2) Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.7 Million
The one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new vehicle ever, with a price tag of $18.7 million and a selling price of $18.7 million after taxes. Naturally. The La Voiture Noire, a modern interpretation of Jean Bugatti’s personal Type 57 SC Atlantic, uses the same quad-turbo 8.0-litre W16 engine as the Chiron, producing 1,479 horsepower (1,102 kilowatts). It includes six exhaust tips, unusual wheels, an aggressive, custom fascia, and a huge light-up badge outback that says the company name. Naturally, this one-of-a-kind Bugatti has a home already.
1) Rolls-Royce Boat Tail: $28.0 Million (est.)
With the exquisite new Boat Tail, Rolls-Royce is once again involved in the coachbuilding business. The Boat Tail is the most expensive home ever sold in Canada, according to reports. It has a two-tone exterior, bespoke high-end fittings inside, and even includes a “hosting suite” with a champagne cooler and built-in sun umbrella. It was sold for $28.0 million, making it the most expensive production boat ever built, according to a rumour.