By Darsh Singhvi
Coming in at number 10, we have the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC – $3.5 million
Following Pagani’s lead, a roadster version of the fearsome Huayra BC was a done deal. The Huayra Roadster BC, a topless monster with 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) and 774 lb-ft of torque, was unveiled to mark the occasion. Surprisingly, Pagani increased the roadster’s horsepower by 50 percent above its coupe sibling, thanks to an AMG-sourced twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12. Owners should find comfort in knowing that their automobile is ultra-rare, in addition to the satisfaction of hearing the magnificent engine note without a roof in the way. Pagani is only making 40 of these cars, each with a price tag of $3.5 million. Unique and gorgeous cars from various motor brands may be found all over the world. These automobiles, on the other hand, are exquisitely designed, representing the brands of the industries that produced them. Some engines are of higher quality than others, resulting in some having greater horsepower and others having more torque. These cars’ acceleration is influenced by the amount of horsepower they produce. Any classy person would desire such vehicles to complement their wealth and improve their quality of life.
Coming in at number 9 – Lamborghini Sian: $3.6 million
Lamborghini Sian translates to Lamborghini “lightbolt” in Bolognese dialect, which should give you some idea as to what this supercar is capable of. Not only is it the most powerful Lamborghini ever made, but it’s also the most expensive. This limited edition hybrid supercar was sold to just 63 customers in total and comes with outrageous features to match. The Sian was designed to be the most customizable Lamborghini ever made, with every single color available to cover its carbon fiber body right through to its seats and interiors. It also easily reaches 0 – 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph.
Number 8, we have the 8. Buggati Chiron Super Sport 300+
Bugatti drew the attention of the entire automotive world when it announced that a customized version of the Chiron had broken the 300 mph barrier. The Super Sport 300 + is a road-legal variant of that car created to commemorate the event. The Super Sport 300+, which is limited to just 30 units, is a stunning version of the Chiron, with fluid, sliding bodywork and a nice stripe theme. Despite the name, Bugatti is restricting each car’s top speed to “only” 277 mph. The bodywork on the Chiron Super Sport 300+ has been stretched and aerodynamically designed for extremely high speeds. Performance and stability are enhanced by a perfect blend of minimal drag and downforce. The supercar is priced at $3.9 million.
Coming in at number 7, we have 7. Bugatti Divo: $6 million
Bugatti’s Chiron was such a success that the Divo, a car that closely follows it, has several similar features. However, the Divo is more exotic-looking – and much more exclusive.
Only 40 Divos will be produced and sold. Each has already been spoken for. Its updates include a better suspension, a much lighter frame for increased speed, and a new dorsal fin. Inside, the Divo houses an 8.0L W-16 engine with four turbochargers. As a result, the Divo has 1500 horsepower, an acceleration of just over 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.4 seconds.
Its top speed? 236 miles per hour (380 km/h).
Number 6, we have 6. Bugatti Centodieci: $9 million
Bugatti’s 2022 Centodieci will be even more exclusive: Only ten of these luxurious hypercars will be sold. Each has found a happy buyer already, including football star Christiano Ronaldo, despite the high price.
Bugatti, already a brand known for unique bodywork and luxurious comfort features, has sought to give the Centodieci everything possible to make it memorable – and completely decadent. With a 1577-hp quad-turbo W-16, it may not be the fastest Bugatti currently on the road; but it is the quickest accelerating.
With this car, Bugatti pays homage to the EB110 (or the ‘centodieci’), a supercar produced early in the ‘90s. That car didn’t quite have the timing to perform as it was hoped.
This car will make up for that, bringing performance and luxury to spare. Bugatti has posted a claimed 0-62 mph (or just over 0-100 km/h) acceleration of 2.4 seconds. The Centodieci will have a top speed of 236 mph, or 379 km/h – distinctly less than the Chiron, but this hypercar makes up for it with its distinct modern aesthetic.
Number 5 is the 5. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $13 million
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail wasn’t initially made for any specific reason: it was a request. A car that once took the title of the most expensive in the world, it’s a model that’s captured the hearts of all kinds of car fanatics across the planet. One of the best things about this car is its fusion of the old and the new: modern luxury combined with a hint of 1920s and ’30s glamor. We’re talking about characteristics from the classic Rolls-Royce silhouette combined with innovation and technology. Despite all we know about it, there’s one thing unknown: its owner. This one-off car truly is one of a kind.
Coming in at number 4 we have 4. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta: $17.6 million
The Zonda was the first car out of the Pagani Automobili auto house. Years ago, production should have ceased, favoring the Huayra; instead, Pagani has come out with many different special editions of the Zonda.
This, the Zonda HP Barchetta, was thus named – Barchetta – because, to Horatio Pagani, that’s what it resembled: in Italian, a ‘little boat’. Its frame is entirely formed of carbon fiber for an ultralight body and zippy, speedy feel; it’s blue-tinted, has a minimized windshield, and stands only some 21 inches tall (0.5 meters) at its tallest.
Unfortunately, the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is also the most expensive car that you can’t buy. Only three vehicles were made of this unique, specific version of the Zonda. When last sold, one of these vehicles went for $17.6M.
Its acceleration is 0-60 mph or 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. The Zonda HP Barchetta can reach a top speed of 220 miles per hour (355 km/h).
Coming in at number 3 we have 3. Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18.7 million
In 2019, Bugatti made a brilliant branding decision when rolling out their latest supercar. Instead of a flashy introduction and name geared to thrill, the French manufacturer opted for a restrained, minimalistic, and instantly iconic title: La Voiture Noire. The Black Car. No other description is necessary. Going into details doesn’t interrupt the awe of this gorgeous vehicle with a sky-high price: It’s got a carbon-fiber shell that’s sculpted by hand, a quad-turbo W16 8.10L engine that produces 1500 horsepower, and an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.4 seconds. Its top speed is 260 mph (420 km/h), and its overall performance is precision-engineered by an auto house famous for producing the most powerful cars in the world for decades on end.
Number 2 is the 2. Rolls-Royce Boat Tail: $28 million
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is proof that quantity and quality can walk together without overshadowing each other. This truly unique car was designed as a coach-built model, the first of three to be made. What does that mean? A bespoke vehicle, based on an existing framework. This one’s especially impressive as it features elements of a J-Class yacht as well as those of the original 1932 Boat Tail. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail made its public debut at Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in late 2021 and shows off with its 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine capable of 563 horsepower. It’s officially 2022’s most expensive new car in the world.
Number 1, Drum Roll please, 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70 million
Our 2022 final entrant is unchanged from 2021, and we’d be surprised if another car beats its position in 2023, either. So, for the most expensive car of all time, we’ll once again turn to history.
In 1964, the 250 GTO won the Tour de France Automobile – marking the ninth year in a row that Ferrari won that race. Only 36 of these cars were made between 1962 and 1963; the specific Ferrari that’s the most expensive in the world, at an unbelievable $70,000,000 price point, was victorious not only in the Tour de France, but also placed in the Le Mans.
With a top speed of 174 miles per hour and an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds, its stats wouldn’t stand up to the hypercars of the modern day. However, in the ‘60s, it was the fastest in the world – and, now, decades later, it remains the most expensive car in the world of all time by a long shot.