April 15, 2024

Drive Your Way

Cars are not getting cheaper, and as oil continues to skyrocket in price, along with the mark-up from most dealerships, buying a new car can take some people many years to fully pay off. But there are some cars in the world that are so expensive that they rival even some aircraft. These are cars that are at the top of the automobile food chain; the fastest, most luxurious vehicles on the market that are sought after by only the wealthiest among us.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $19 Million

As the most expensive new car ever made, the one-of – a-kind La Voiture Noire unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show stands as Bugatti’s crowning achievement. The French automaker hasn’t disclosed how much it paid for the Chiron-based one-off version, though reports point to a $19 million price tag. We don’t even know who bought it. Others say it belongs to former Volkswagen Group boss Ferdinand Piëch; others claim it has been added to the collection of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

While its owner’s identity remains a mystery, it is well known for its features. The La Voiture Noire— a name in French that means “the black car” — is powered by the same 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine used in the powerful Chiron. It channels the four wheels with a monstrous 1,500 horsepower.

Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 Million

The Maybach was built back in 2004 as well, but that makes its sticker price even more remarkable.  the Exelero will cost around $10.1 million, and, adjusted for inflation, it’s the equivalent of a small island nation’s GDP, the kind of money a person would need to win to see. Money and Maybach are about as closely linked as peanut butter and jelly, but with a 700 HP, twin-turbo V12 and luxury amenities, it’s little wonder that the vehicle costs so very much.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 Million

The CCXR Trevita is the world’s most expensive and luxurious road-legal hypercar. The car is literally covered in diamonds, and that’s not an exaggeration, as the expensive stones can be found throughout the chassis and interior of the car. The Swedish manufacturer has developed a new exterior finish for the Trevita called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibre with a resin imprinted with diamond dust.

Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million

Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini has chosen to mark the 50th anniversary of the automaker for the revamped Aventador roadster — translated from Italian. From every angle, the car is absolutely amazing, and we are not persuaded to this day that it is not an alien spacecraft surveying our world for eventual takeover. The only thing that is more impressive than the look is the price— a staggering $4.5 million that puts it firmly on our list of the most expensive cars. The Veneno is fast, a fact that would surprise no one. The 6.5-liter V12 spins up to 8,400 rpm to produce 740 HP and 507 lb-ft, moving the car in 2.9 seconds to 60 mph.

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