The most expensive cars in the world are often well built, exclusive and fast. Not only that but they’re also pieces of precious art, usually cherished years after their production.

While most of these recently produced vehicles are rather expensive (some almost unaffordable), they’re a sheer pleasure to admire.

Here is a list of 7 of the most expensive cars in the world right now

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.7 Million

At $18.7 million, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the world’s most expensive new car ever sold. The La Voiture Noire, or “The Black Car,” debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019.

Bugatti made the La Voiture Noire as a contemporary creation of their classic Type 57SC Atlantic. Among the specifics borrowed from the 57SC include the car’s six tailpipes. The sleek ride packs 1,180 pound-feet of torque and 1,500 horsepower and propels from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Its quad-turbo W-16 engine features a top speed of 261 mph. According to Bugatti’s spokesperson, Tim Bravo, this one-off single unit car is a Grand Turismo. It’s a piece of art in line that compares to highly exclusive luxury and fashion brands in France.

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $13 Million

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a bespoke luxury car. This one-off design made its public debut hosted by the manufacturer at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como. The Sweptail features a massive Pantheon grille of any ultramodern Rolls-Royce, milled from aluminum ingots and hand-polished to a mirror finish.

The R-R also features a large panoramic glass roof, framed in polished aluminum rails that drip down the rearmost part of the car. To evoke the design of racing yachts, the rear has a raked stern. The interior is nothing but an abundance of polished Macassar Ebony and Paldao wood trim for light-and-dark interiors.

3. Bugatti Centodieci: $8.9 Million

The Chiron-based car is another masterpiece from Bugatti. The Centodieci, which means “one hundred and ten” in Italian, is a limited-edition car that tributes the EB110. Going for $8.9 million, the top 1% might tell you it’s a bargain compared to the almost $19 million La Voiture Noire.

The Centodieci adorns a more angular design than other models from Bugatti like the Veyron and the Chiron. While the interior isn’t done yet, speculations are that it will feature a layout similar to the Chiron’s. However, it will include lots of model-specific accents and trim pieces.

The car is a 4 turbo-charged mid-range engine vehicle powered by a version of the Chiron’s 8.0-litre W16 that produces 1,600 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. The power allows the car to reach 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds, reaching a top speed of 236mph.

4. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero: $8 Million

The Maybach Exelero was designed to do one job─ putting to test some very serious tires (whopping 23-inch wheels!). The Dracula-style getaway car combines the elegance and best quality features of a high-end limousine from luxury hires that you can see more here about.

With a top speed that rivals some of the most expensive cars in the world, this car is the cream of the crop for a few reasons. The concept of this 2.6-tonne car was based on the Maybach 57.

Its engine is a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V12 with 3 valves per cylinder, delivering 691 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. This power propels the Exelero 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, clocking speeds in excess of 217 miles per hour.

5. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8 Million

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is a rare Swedish hypercar. The manufacturer intended to produce three units but the cost of production was so high that they ended up producing just two.

The car weighs 1.28 tons, accelerates 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 254mph. It features an all-aluminum 4.8-liter V8 engine and 2 superchargers. These deliver 1,018 horsepower and 796 pound-feet of torque via a torque-sensitive limited-slip differential and a one-of-a-kind 6-speed transverse gearbox.

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita features a diamond weave carbon fiber finish that sparkles like millions of tiny white diamonds when hit by the sun. To double as a roadster, it has a detachable hardtop that you can store in the front trunk. It also includes a tire monitoring system, an Inconel exhaust system, a custom-made double wing and carbon-ceramic brakes with ABS.

6. 2015 Lamborghini Veneno: $4.5 Million

The Lamborghini Veneno, the Roadster model, is stunning from every angle and amongst the most expensive cars for good reason. The car, introduced in Abu Dhabi, features upgrades from its antecedent. The Veneno’s overall outlook resembles the coupe version. It retains the aggressive exterior styling except for its lack of a roof.

Nine units were produced, each with a price tag of $4.8 million. The Veneno incorporates a carbon-ceramic braking system, 4 sizable exhaust pipes, a 6.5-liter V12 engine and generates 750hp. With a power ratio of 4.38, this Roadster can accelerate 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches a limited speed of 221mph.

7. Lamborghini Sian: $3.6 Million

This hybrid supercar was unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show as a tribute to the late Ferdinand K. Piëch. Sian features futuristic LED and aggressive lines, making it one of the company’s most artful creations. It packs a 6.5-liter V12 engine similar to that of the Aventador SVJ; just a little better.

The Sian comes with an added 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This provides an additional 34 electric horsepower into the system, totaling to 819hp─ thus beating SVJ’s 770hp. Lamborghini claims the car can go from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and that they’ve limited the top speed to 217mph.

Get Into the Most Expensive Cars in the World

The most expensive cars in the world aren’t just a mode of transportation. They are rolling pieces of art that often capture the priorities of the most-affluent persons, as well as the flamboyance and swagger of those who want to get heads turning.

Note that there’s no shortage of exotic and luxury cars. While money can’t buy happiness, it can buy a good-looking ride. So, if you could choose one from this list, which one would it be?

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