As automotive technology advances, so does the automotive market. Today, the most performance-oriented vehicles far surpass classic supercars that they can no longer be put in the same category. So, the term hypercar was forged. It denotes vehicles that break the boundaries of what was considered possible. Hypercars are incredibly fast and, naturally, highly expensive.
Being such a lucrative sport, the hypercar market today is becoming increasingly saturated as car manufacturers compete to create the most impressive vehicle suited only for the most ambitious car enthusiasts. Expectedly, a list of the top 10 most expensive cars will be filled with hypercars, but you can expect a few surprises. So, buckle and get ready for the 10 most expensive supercars ever created.
10 Pagani Huayra BC
Pagani created the Huyara BC with one goal in mind: speed. The company made a name for itself by producing the most vicious, strictly performance-oriented cars, and this one is no exception. In fact, it's the very epitome of that ideology.
Covered in carbon fiber to cut weight on every corner, the Huyara has a curb weight of only 2685 lbs. Combine this with its insanely powerful 6.0L twin-turbo V12 built by Mercedes-AMG, and you have an incredibly agile racing machine which is, by the way, fully road legal. However, being able to command this kind of performance comes at a price, a remarkable $2.5 million to be exact.
9 Bugatti Chiron Sport
By now, everyone has heard about the Chiron. Well, this is the Chiron in its fastest version. Announced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the new Chiron Sport starts off at $3.26 million, with options to far surpass that amount. This makes it the most expensive Bugatti car in production, but that's not all; it is also the quickest. Surpassing the regular Chiron, famed for its speed, the Sport version will do a 0-60 in 2.4 seconds and reach 186mph in a record-breaking 13.1 seconds. This is all courtesy of a mind-boggling 1500 horsepower engine.
8 W Motors Lykan Hypersport
When it was unveiled at the 2013 Qatar Motor show, the Lykan Hypersport came as a pleasant surprise to the automotive community. A Dubai manufacturer called W Motors had produced a mean hypercar that rivals the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg. The company decided to limit the number of Lykan Hypersports produced to only 7, each with a hefty $3.4 million sticker price.
But there's more to this car than incredible performance. Each Lykan Hypersport comes with diamond-encrusted headlights surrounded by white gold, and those fortunate enough to buy one will receive a $200,000 Cyrus Klepcy watch and be able to have gems of their choice decorate their car.
7 McLaren P1 LM
Designed as a road version of its racing counterpart P1 GTR, everything about this car screams "performance." Carbon fiber covers the P1 LM from the outside and is visibly featured in the interior. McLaren didn't think about luxury when designing this car; its sole purpose is speed, and in 2017 it set a new Nürburgring record.
Courtesy of a 3.8L V8 hybrid engine generating 986 horsepower, the P1 LM will do a 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph. Only 5 units have been made globally, and unfortunately, they're all sold out. When it came out, the P1 LM bore a price tag of 2.95 million pounds, which translates to roughly 3.7 million USD.
6 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
In 2014, Lamborghini created a beast so aerodynamic and aggressive that it feels like it's not meant for road use, but it is, and it's called the Veneno. Since then, only 9 units have been produced for the global market, and those rare individuals looking to own one should be prepared to set aside an incredible $4.5 million. Ideal for sunny days, this elite roadster is made with no rooftop in mind—not even a Targa top. Veneno's 6.5L V12 producing 750 horsepower will shuttle the car up to 221 mph with ease.
5 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
When designing the Trevita, Koenigsegg developed a unique coating that altered the carbon fiber used for Trevita into white as opposed to the traditional black. Only three were initially intended for production, which is why the car is called Trevita, which means "three whites."
But that's not all; the company also hid a monster under the hood. Powering the Trevita is a 4.8L V8 that produces 1018 bhp and warrants a top speed of over 254 mph. With a price tag of $4.8 million, it is not only one of the most expensive cars in the world, but also one of the fastest.
4 Ferrari Sergio Pininfarina
Sergio Pininfarina was a long-standing Pininfarina chairman responsible for numerous iconic Ferrari designs since the 50s. Upon his death in 2012, Ferrari decided to honor his legacy by creating a four-wheeled marvel that would bear his name.
Based on the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the Sergio Pininfarina is a luxury convertible aimed at the most ambitious supercar enthusiasts. With a naturally aspirated V8 producing 590 horsepower, this convertible is guaranteed fun. However, Ferrari decided to limit the production to only six units, making it extremely rare and desirable, reflected by its insane $5.1 million price tag.
3 Maybach Exelero
Conceptualized by Maybach to test top-tier performance tires, this absolutely massive 232-inch luxury coupe has long held the title of the most expensive car in the world. The Exelero was allegedly purchased by rapper Birdman for a staggering $8 million.
This price tag comes from how ahead of its time this car is. 15 years old today, it combines top-tier luxury with hypercar performance. That's right, the almost 20-foot long road yacht packs a twin-turbocharged 5.9L V12 that churns out 691 horsepower and propels the car up to a top speed of 218 miles per hour.
2 Rolls Royce Sweptail
In 2017, Rolls Royce proudly announced the completion of their 4-year bespoke effort known as the Sweptail. Requested by an anonymous fan in 2013, this one-off luxury masterpiece draws its lines from the early 20th century models featuring swept tails—hence the name. It was designed as an intersection between a luxury car and a yacht, with many design features borrowed from the Phantom.
Reaching from the windshield all the way to the back of the tail, the roof is covered in transparent glass, allowing passengers in the high-quality wood and leather interior an unrestrained freedom of view. But this kind of luxury comes at a price—a hefty $12.8 million, to be exact.
1 Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Literally translating to "The Black Car," La Voiture Noire is a piece of wonder named in honor of a black Type 57 SC Atlantic, one of only four ever built, that had been missing since the Second World War. The mystery surrounding the all-black Atlantic has been impeccably translated into the design of the darkness-shrouded La Voiture Noire. This car continues the Bugatti legacy featuring design elements that trace their roots all the way to the early 20th century and is made as a symbol of the proud Bugatti history demonstrating how much the company has achieved.
Only one La Voiture Noire will ever be produced, and it is going out to an anonymous buyer. Little is known about what lies under the hood. However, its performance is likely to rival its brother Chiron's. The price tag for this icon? A shocking 19 million dollars.