You probably spent months saving up for your very first car, but the price of your Vauxhall Corsa is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the price of cars these days. If you’ve got dreams of one day owning your very own Lamborghini, Ferrari or Audi R8, the cars we’re about to look at will be right up your street.
So, if you’ve got a spare few million quid floating about, here we count back through 10 of the most ridiculously expensive brand new cars (we’re not going anywhere near the price of classics) which money can buy.
#10. Porsche 918 Spyder (£501k)
At £501,000, the Porsche 918 Spyder is the cheapest on our list, but it’s also, according to Porsche, ‘the future of the sports car’. The Spyder goes from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds, and, in case you’re bothered about the environment (which, looking at this list, is unlikely), it breaks the super car mould by being a hybrid too.
#9. Hennessey Venom GT (£652k)
We’re only the second car in and we’ve already broken the million dollar barrier (imagine you’re American). The £652,000 Hennessey Venom is a car you might not have heard of before, but one which you’d definitely notice if it pulled up next to you at the lights. Aside from its dashing good looks, Hennessey also claim that the Venom has a top speed of 287mph. We say claim because, well, who’s ever going to find out?
#9. McLaren P1 (£652k)
In joint place with the Hennessey Venom, the McLaren P1 also has a price tag of £652,000. Auto Express have compared the P1 to a fighter jet, and McLaren claim it’s the ‘best driver’s car in the world’. We think that’s probably something to do with the 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 engine… or then again maybe it’s just because of the beautiful carbon fibre chassis.
#8. Zenvo ST1 (£710k)
Zenvo was the brain child of a group of people who wanted to make a car which could do two things: get you to the shops and back as well as rival a Bugatti on the track… hence the massive 7 litre engine, and the three different driving modes. The £710,000 Zenvo ST1 also set Jeremy Clarkson on fire on Top Gear (which could be either a positive or negative… depending on how you look at it).
#7. Maybach Landaulet (£750k)
If you’re a rapper (or you have £750,000 to spare and want to look like Birdman), the Maybach Landaulet is more like a display case for the rich and famous. With a roof which reclines the whole way back and a screen separating you and your driver, the Maybach Landaulet is so posh that you require someone else to drive it for you.
#6. Ferrari LaFerrari (£770k)
It’s got a posh name and an even posher looking set of doors. This £770,600 Ferrari probably isn’t one you’re likely to spot down your local Morrisons, and with a name which translates to ’The Ferrari’, it’s no wonder it’s exclusive. In fact, it’s so exclusive that Ferrari had to invite you to buy one of the 499 made. Didn’t get the call? There’s always eBay…
#6. Pagani Huayra (£770k)
The Pagani Huayra might be in a draw with LaFerrari, but, apart from that, it’s a pretty unique supercar. With a 6 litre engine (custom made by AMG, of course), Autocar claim it’s on par with the Bugatti Veyron, and suggest it’s ‘arguably the best-looking supercar on the planet’. And they’ve certainly got a point.
#5. Lamborghini Reventon (£954k)
Here’s one you might recognise. The Lamborghini Reventon has the looks of a fighter jet and the engine of one too. It’s not just the engine people are shouting about either – it’s got the intimidating looks we’re used to from Lambo as well. What makes this even better? There was only 20 of the Reventon’s ever made. And if you’ve got just shy of £1million going spare, one of those could be yours.
#4. Aston Martin One-77 (£1.1m)
If an Aston Martin is good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for someone with £1.1million sitting in the bank. It’s sophisticated, it’s fast and it’s really bloody expensive… but what more do you want from a supercar with a 7.3 litre engine?
#4. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (£1.1m)
The Pagani Zonda is sitting pretty in joint fourth, proving that new doesn’t always mean better. It may cost a few hundred thousand less than it’s baby brother, but there’s no denying it’s just as impressive. But you could be in for a bit of a wait if you’re in the market for one, as Pagani only made 5…
#3. Koenigsegg One:1 (£1.18m)
We have no idea how you pronounce it, but who cares when you find a car which looks like this. If you’re not one for following tradition, Koenigsegg’s self-titled ‘world’s first Megacar’ has a horsepower to kg curb weight ratio of 1:1. If you’re not sure what that means, it’s basically the ‘dream’ power to weight balance… hence the name, One:1. Clever eh?
#2. Bugatti Veyron Vivere by Mansory (£2.01m)
Not only is this Bugatti Veyron one of the most expensive cars in the world, but it’s also the fastest road-legal car in the world. The Bugatti Veyron might seem a little less alluring since Katie Price bought one and sprayed it pink, but we’re sure Mansory won’t let her get her hands on one of these $3.4million beauties.
#2. W Motors Lykan Hypersort (£2.01m)
It’s got a funny name and a price tag so ridiculous you’d have to be swimming in money to buy one. The Lykan Hypersport comes from Lebanon (who knew they were into making cars!?), and it has lights covered in diamonds (real ones of course). If you’re looking for more than just pretty lights from a car, it will also do 245mph and 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.
#1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster (£3.3m)
And here we have it – the title of the most expensive car in the world goes to the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. At an eye-watering £3.3million, any buyer should be expecting a lot from this supercar, but don’t hope to keep your eardrums intact.
The roadster follows in the footsteps of the hard top version (of which only three were made), and to be quite honest, it looks like it could take off at any moment. You’re going to have to be pretty ballsy to get in the driving seat of one – the name is Spanish for ‘poison’, you know.
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Last modified: 14th January 2016