Cars will always be an exciting topic of conversation for those who love speed, style and good engineering. As one of the finer things in life, they can fetch a pretty hefty price tag. But which luxury set of wheels takes the title at the most expensive car in the world?
If you’re a petrolhead who has a passion for automobiles, keep reading. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 priciest cars in 2020.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Labelled the “best mid-size car”, 2020’s Aston Martin Valkyrie is a particularly special creation from the famous luxury car brand.
For a cool US$3.2 million, the Valkyrie’s lucky driver can enjoy whip-fast acceleration and rocket speeds. Only 150 of these supercars will ever be produced, and each one of them has already been spoken for.
Designed by the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, the Valkyrie is the fastest legal street-worthy car that the world has ever seen. It also features details such as an exterior camera feed that replaces mirrors, an information-displaying LCD screen and a steering wheel that’s said to make the driver feel as though they are being transported in a high-end vehicle from the future.
Pagani Huayra BC Roadster
A total of only 40 Pagani Huayra BCs were produced, and they each fetched a sum of US$3.4 million.
This car is said to be the last ever created in the beloved Italian Huayra line and is a homage to the small Italian supercar’s very first customer. It’s made of a blend of carbon fibre and a rare blend of carbon and titanium, which makes it very light and fast. T
The Huayra BC features artisanal quality inner workings, luxurious, buttery leather seats and is moulded specifically to ensure optimum comfort for both driver and passenger.
W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Also on offer for US$3.4 million, this car featured in the latest instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Its price may seem hefty, but it does come complete with diamond-encrusted headlights – talk about putting bling in the spotlight!
The Lykan Hypersport is known to reach speeds of up to 240 miles per hour and is an exceptionally exclusive vehicle – only seven have ever been produced.
Whoever purchases the Lykan Hypersport from the Dubai-based W Motors will have the opportunity to choose whether they would like their interior inlaid with rubies, sapphires or emeralds. You could say this is a real gem of a car…
Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere
This US$3.5 million beauty is one of the vehicles that is said to have properly introduced supercars into the 21st Century. The Bugatti Veyron is sought-after by collectors around the world and has been described as “a true work of automobile art.”
This car boasts a striking exterior of matte white and glossy black, as well as a decadently comfortable inside. It’s perfect for a quick trip to the county for a weekend getaway.
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
This US$4.5 million car is the most expensive Lamborghini on the market, although finding one to purchase could be a bit of a challenge. There are only nine in existence, many of which are said to be owned by anonymous royal entities.
Another part of what makes this car so special is the fact that one used to belong to the former Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea. However, his assets, including this car, were seized by Swiss authorities. Everyone loves a car with a bit of a backstory attached to it!
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Coming in at number 5 on the list for most expensive car is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. For an impressive US$4.8 million, this luxury car’s driver will get to enjoy this nippy little sportscar made from diamond weave carbon fibre.
This vehicle has been optimised for speed and performance and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds. It also boasts a top speed of 250 miles per hour and its finer details include carbon ceramic brakes. Only two such vehicles were ever made.
Mercedes Benz by Maybach Exelero
Far from a regular Mercedes Benz, this car is valued at US$ 8 million!
This car was commissioned by Goodyear with the sole purpose of showcasing its tyres in the best possible way. The design is the epitome of sleek lines and a slim, rounded silhouette. The car boasts a V12 twin-turbo engine and is outfitted in high-end materials. It’s also larger than most of the sportscars on this list, making it a perfect, luxurious passenger vehicle.
Rolls Royce Sweptail
Valued at US$12.8 million, this car cannot be bought, even if you did have that kind of spare change lying around.
The Sweptail was commissioned by an anonymous billionaire who approached the luxury car brand to design a vehicle specifically for him. It features all the classics of a Rolls Royce – round doors, impressive tail designs – but is equipped with 21st Century comfort and technology.
The ceiling of the car is made from a single pane of durable glass, so that the driver and his passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the world while they travel in style.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
The classic French car manufacturer decided that when they created this vehicle, the name of which means “The Black Car”, they weren’t going to get too caught up in flashy introductions or marketing.
Instead, they would let the US$18.4 million beast speak for itself.
By doing so, they inadvertently created a new icon in the auto industry. This car’s body is handcrafted from carbon fibre and has been precision-engineered for performance.
1963 Ferrari 250 GT0
While first released in 1963, the 250 GTO is currently the world’s most expensive car, having recently fetched US$70 million!
Just 36 of these vehicles were ever made, and the Ferrari 250 GTO has been labelled “The Picasso of the Motoring World”. With a top speed of 174 miles per hour, almost six decades after its initial release, this car is still faster than most rollercoasters, and its road legal.
Owners of this 1963 model Ferrari are said to be part of a by-invitation-only club who meet in luxurious locations across the world.
Now if that’s not a list to rev your engine, I’m not sure what is!