Khodrocar - These rolling art pieces encapsulate the priorities of the
one percent, and in that universe, flamboyance and swagger take precedence over
practicality and efficiency. Lifestyle criticisms aside, these are truly
mind-boggling machines, and we’d like to count down our favorites for you here.
For the sake of clarity, we’re categorizing recently made,
road-legal production vehicles only — limited runs notwithstanding — and we’re leaving
out classic cars sold at auction. We’re also limiting the list to one entrant
per nameplate, so don’t expect 10 different iterations of the same Bugatti
Veyron. And these aren’t necessarily the fastest cars in the world (though many
of them are damn fast).
million — Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Koenigsegg makes its
firstappearance on our list with the CCXR Trevita, and it does so as the
most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin? With
no exaggeration, the car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t
For the Trevita, the Swedish
manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary
Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond
dust-impregnated resin. We can’t even fathom how much the touch-up paint costs.
Underneath the lustrous finish lies
a 4.8-liter, dual-supercharged V8 with a total output of 1,004 horsepower and
797 pound-feet of torque, which means it should have little to no trouble
overtaking semis on the freeway.
$4.5 million — Lamborghini Veneno
Poison. That’s the name Lamborghini chose for the modified
Aventador roadster you see above — translated from Spanish of course — built to
celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday. We can’t speak for the company’s
motivations, but the name is fitting for a vehicle that looks so positively
deadly, so undeniably venomous.
The car is absolutely stunning from every angle, and to this
day, we’re not convinced it isn’t an alien spacecraft surveying our planet for
eventual takeover. It just doesn’t seem real. The only thing more remarkable
than the look is the price — a whopping $4.5 million, clearly putting it on our
list of the most expensive cars.
The Veneno is fast, and that should come as no surprise. Its
6.5-liter V12 spins all the way up to 8,400 rpm to deliver 740 hp and 507
lb-ft, surging the car to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.
$3.4 million — W Motors Lykan Hypersport
You may recall the Lykan Hypersport from its starring role
in the blockbuster Furious 7, in which the Lebanese supercar crashed through
not one but three skyscrapers in Dubai. In a franchise filled with high-end
exotics and one-off custom creations, the fact that the Hypersport got so much
focus is a testament to its magnetism.
Let’s start with the styling, which includes jewel-encrusted
headlights, scissor doors, and an interior ripped straight from science
fiction. It looks like a pissed off armored car from the future, and its
performance is right on par with its image. The Hypersport boasts a 3.7-liter,
twin-turbo flat-six that yields 770 hp and 708 lb-ft.
$3.4 million — Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere
This list wouldn’t be complete without some version of the
mighty Bugatti Veyron. We’re shining our spotlight on the the Mansory Vivere
edition here, because not only is it one of the fastest cars in the world, it’s
one of the most expensive.
Augmented by German witch doctors Mansory, the 1,200-hp
Veyron starts out as a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster, only to be adorned with a
gorgeous carbon-fiber body, a new spoiler package, upgraded LED lights, a
revamped cabin, and a redesigned front grill. Further classifying the Veyron as
a work of art, maps of historic race events like the Targa Florio are laser
etched into the exterior and interior. Oh, and it can do 254 mph.
$3 million — Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
With an asking price of $3 million, the Ferrari Sergio isn’t
the most expensive car on our list. It is, however, one of the most
highly-coveted vehicles in the world, as only six were ever made.
Crafted by legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, the
Sergio is essentially a Ferrari 458 Spider with a completely new body and
interior. That means a 4.5-liter V8 sends a whopping 562 hp to the rear wheels,
but because the Sergio is lighter than the 458, it’s quicker and handles
better. The new body doesn’t just save weight— it’s chock-full of
interesting details like aerodynamic headrests that are built directly into the
With so few examples built, the Sergio’s purchase process wasn’t
as simple as strolling up to a Ferrari dealership. No, each owner was chosen by
automakeritself, making it one of the rare invite-only vehicles in