Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Most Expensive Cars Ever

We’ve all dreamed of splurging out on a dream car. But the price tags attached to the world’s most expensive supercars are so hefty that they could well blow your mind as well as your budget!
In fact, it’ll set you back considerably more than the cost of a (very large) house to buy any car on this list, which features just some of the most expensive automobiles ever made...

The prices quoted here are from the time of production, at the current exchange rate – many of these cars will actually be worth much more today…

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV – £293,940

One of the more affordable cars on our list, the sleek Lamborghini Murcielago, named after a victorious fighting bull from the 1870s, will only set you back a cool quarter of a million (!).

SSC Ultimate Aero – £484,091

This high-performance supercar broke the mould – it doesn’t come with the standardised driving aids of ABS and traction control, meaning the owner can both drive and brake with his right foot.

Bugatti Veyron SuperSports – £1.7m

At an eye-watering £1.7 million, this is the most expensive car we could find. With a top speed of 267mph, it’s also one of the fastest street legal vehicles ever.

Maybach Landaulet – £903,636

As the Mayback Landaulet is designed to be a chauffeur driven vehicle, it’s the needs of the back-seat passenger that come first here. Luxury features include unique windows that offer panoramic views and a relaxing massage function.

Ferrari Enzo – £421,780

All 349 of the Ferrari Enzos made during the original production run were sold in advance; 51 more were knocked out shortly after – one of which made a memorable appearance in ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’. They now sell for around $1 million at auction.

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – £288,518

It might have a slightly odd name, but this imposing, impressive convertible with a 6.75-litre, 435bhp V12 engine certainly turns heads as it cruises along.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster – £319,725

Mercedes-Benz and McLaren teamed up to build this incredible convertible, which can reach speeds of up to 208mph. With door that open up gull-wing style (just like the DeLorean), the entire interior is covered in luxurious leather, and the body is 100 per cent carbon fiber.

Aston Martin One-77 – £1.2m

Only 77 of these exclusive Aston Martin cars were made (hence the name). Carved out of one large piece of carbon fiber – a practise often used in the racing industry, but very rarely seen in street cars – it looks as good as it drives.

LeBlanc Mirabeau – £469,891

Originally built to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race, the LeBlanc Mirabeau has a 700-horsepower engine and can reach a top speed of 220mph.

Koenigsegg CCXR – £1.4m

The CCXR from little-known brand Koenigsegg was hand built by a 45-strong team. With carbon ceramic brakes, it has a hydraulic lifting system and the ability to go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds.

When I went to my local car dealership at the weekend I didn't think I'd come across a Koenigsegg CCXR or Ferrari Enzo, but I wanted to have a look around for there most expensive model. Has anyone come across some gems at the local lot?

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Joe bought a car from The Car People car dealership in Mancester UK, it lead him to think about his dream cars and so wrote this article. The next car will be a Bugatti...