We all know that in this day and age, cars do a lot more than just taking people from one place to another; that’s just a fact that cannot be denied. If cars were only meant for that, there wouldn’t have been need to produce, let alone purchase cars over the $100,000 mark, after all, it’s all about conveying so why would anybody need a car that costs over $1 million. The reason why some cars, even decades after their productions still manage to sell big at auctions is the fact that for some people, cars are also pieces of art that are collected and cherished dearly.
The 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 became the most valuable car ever made by a British brand when it was sold for about $22.5 million USD at the Monterey Car Week auction despite having been built between 1956 and 1958, with just five of them making it to mainstream auto industry. The bottom line is sometimes, the big names manufacturers target people with high taste for luxury and that explains why some of these productions are often sold out even before they get to the public.
There are many factors that determine how expensive a car should be, even after production. Every car has a base price but for limited editions, rich people see them as investments as they will increase in value over the years, and therefore they can sell them for as high as they want, albeit only in auctions. So it is noteworthy that the most expensive cars are not only about how fast they can go, but also about brand popularity and reputation, history, rarity, comfort and tech integration. If you’re seeking to know about the most expensive cars, whether as a car collector or just an enthusiast who loves to stay up-to-date; we’ve compiled our list of the most expensive cars in the world in 2021.
Here is our list of the most expensive cars in the world in 2021.
10. Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory ($3.5 Million USD)
If a car was named Car of the Decade (from 2000-2009), you probably shouldn’t doubt its authenticity, and of course performance. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster birthed the Mansory Vivere which is a modified version of the Vitesse Roadster. It runs on an 8.0-liter W16 engine which can produce up to 1200 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque. This version of the Veyron can reach up to 253 mph, making it one of the fastest cars on the planet.
9. McLaren P1 LM ($3.6 Million USD)
Powered by a gold-plated 3.8-liter dual-turbo V8 engine and Lithium-ion high density battery which are both responsible for the power output of 908 hp and 723 lb-ft of torque, McLaren P1 LM is the street legal model of the popular track hypercar, McLaren P1 GTR. Although only six of the P1 LM were made, just five of them were sold to private buyers with the last one kept for development and testing purposes. P1 LM has a top speed of 217 mph and is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds.
8. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ ($4.1 Million USD)
With only 30 units of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, people have been wondering what makes this supercar so special that everyone wants to own a piece of it. The supercar is powered by an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine accompanied by four turbochargers to produce a monstrous 1,600 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, against all odds, broke the 300 mph barrier when it reached a top speed of approximately 305 mph, making it the fastest production supercar on the planet at the time of its production before being knocked off the perch by the Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut which has a top speed of 330 mph. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is regarded as one of the most expensive cars in the world with a pricing that starts from $4.1 million USD.
7. Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5 Million USD)
Lamborghini made the Veneno, which means ‘venom’ in Spanish, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. It was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood is a 6.5-liter L539 V12 engine that cranks out 740 hp and 507 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 221 mph. The Veneno can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.9 seconds. With only 9 models created, the car’s resell rate is so huge that one was sold for a whooping price of $11 million.
6. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8 Million USD)
As mentioned earlier, expensive cars are only owned by some of the world’s richest people and that explains why Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is one of billionaire, Floyd Mayweather’s personal collection. The mid-engine sport car is powered by a 4.7-liter twin-supercharged gasoline/ethanol engine which produces 1,004 hp and 796 lb-ft of torque on top of the 254 mph to speed. The car is popular for its high-end features like the carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, and of course, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
5. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero ($8 Million USD)
Undoubtedly one of the industry’s biggest names, Mercedes-Benz has taken it upon itself to produce some of the world’s best production cars and here it is with the Maybach Exelero which costs a whopping $8 million USD. The Maybach Exelero is one of Mercedes-Benz’s most expensive creation, and one of the most expensive cars in 2021. You can find under the hood, a twin-turbo V12 engine, mated to a 5G-Tronic automatic transmission to produces 690 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm. The $8 million-rated Exelero goes from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 218 mph.
4. Bugatti Centodieci ($9.4 Million USD)
Undoubtedly one of the industry’s biggest names, Bugatti has taken it upon itself to produce some of the world’s best production cars and here it is with the historic Bugatti Centodiece which costs a whopping 8 million Euros, which converts to $9.4 million USD in today’s exchange rate. You can find under the hood, a quad-turbocharged W16 engine, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to produce a powerful 1,578 hp and torque of 1,180 lb-ft. The Bugatti Centodiece goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.3 seconds and has a top speed of 236 mph.
3. Rolls Royce Sweptail ($13 Million USD)
At the time of its debut in 2017, the Rolls Royce Sweptail was the world’s most expensive vehicle costing $13 million USD, before being overtaken by our number one. Unfortunately, the car is off market as it was specially built on the request of a yacht and aircraft specialist who clearly wanted a car to be built with the concept he had in his mind. The hand-built car runs on a 6.75-liter V12 engine that helps the car reach a top speed of 155 mph with 0-60 acceleration time of 4.9 seconds.
2. Bugatti La Voiture Noire ($19.6 Million USD)
The second most expensive car in the world right now is the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which Bugatti calls ‘a tribute to BUGATTI’s own history’. It was made in reminiscent of the Type 57 SC Atlantic created by Bugatti’s eldest son, Jean Bugatti. Packed with two VR8 engines to make up the W16 engine accompanied by 4 cylinders, the supercar produces 1500 hp and 1180 lb-ft of toque. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission helps the car accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, with a top speed of 261 mph.
1. Rolls Royce Boat Tail ($28 Million USD)
The newly unveiled Rolls Royce Boat Tail has just overtaken every car on this list as the most expensive car in the world in 2021. The Boat Tail is based on the luxury automaker’s 1932 Boat Tail which was inspired by the hull of classic sailing boats. This new release boasts a completely remade rear end with wing-like covers that opens to reveal a trunk space full of picnic equipment and luxury accessories. Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by the same engine as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Cullinan, and Ghost which feature a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine which cranks out 570PS and 900 Nm. The Rolls Royce Boat Tail is priced at $28 Million USD.