T he world is flooded with hundreds of expensive and luxurious cars, but none come close to the category of cars known as Supercars. Supercars don’t have to be the fastest or even the best-designed vehicles in the world, but their uniqueness, rarity, and pure luxury give them an additional charm that has people clamoring for a second look. With the super-rich only getting richer, the top 1% are turning to unbelievably priced supercars as safe investments for their wealth, which means the demand for such cars is growing as we speak.
With their shiny hoods, market value, high-grade motors, and unbeatable appeal, here are the top 5 most expensive cars around the globe, ranging from $6,000,000 to a whopping $70,000,000!
Labeled the most expensive car of all time, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTOs interesting backstory only adds to its appeal. The car is extremely rare, with only 36 manufactured between 1962 and 1963. It was the fastest car in the world in the 60s, with an acceleration of 0-60mph in 6.1 seconds. Even though this isn’t a particularly boast-worthy number now, the 1963 Ferrari has been unbeatable as the most expensive car in the world to this day. Its mind-blowing $70,000,000 price tag doesn’t stop the ultra-rich from clamoring to get their hands on it, though. Some famous owners of this car today include celebrity fashion designer Ralph Lauren, drummer Nick Mason, and former US representative Christopher Cox.
Priced at an astounding $18,700,000, this one-off supercar is the most expensive modern-day car ever made. It was officially unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and was a celebration of Bugatti’s 110th anniversary. This car is also rare beyond words- as of today, there has only been one model manufactured, which is owned by Real Madrid football star Christiano Ronaldo. With a hand-sculpted carbon-fiber shell and an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds, the car’s minimalistic, sleek and iconic outlook has earned it the name La Voiture Noire- The Black Car.
The Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta is the prime example of a rare, specialized supercar, with only three vehicles ever made. Horatio Pagani named this car ‘barchetta’ or ‘little boat’ because that’s what it resembled for him. Its body is constructed entirely of lightweight carbon fiber with a slight blue tint, giving it an incredible glint and high-end feel. It debuted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, and Pagani himself currently owns one model. One of the other two was reportedly sold at a staggering $17.6 million price tag, putting it high on the most expensive cars list.
The Bugatti Centodieci (Italian for the number 110) reinterpreted the classical EB110, which was considered the most incredible and fastest supercar when first presented in 1991. With this remake, Bugatti is aiming for an even more exclusive car and is planning on selling only 10 of these hypercars, with each one having already been pre-bought. Its design has a distinctly modern aesthetic while paying homage to Bugatti’s traditional unique bodywork and over-the-top luxurious features. Bugatti released their claim of an acceleration of 0-62mph in 2.4 seconds, with a top speed of 236 mph. The ten limited-edition vehicles ooze an elegant and luxurious charm, with their sculptural beauty and distinct aesthetic making them worth the $9 million price tag for some.
Bugatti does luxurious, over-the-top supercars like no other, with the coachbuilt hyper sports Divo being the third Bugatti car on this list. Like other Bugatti cars, it prioritizes athletics, sharpness, and sleekness but has a distinctly futuristic design that makes it much more exotic and exclusive. It follows a blue and black color theme for both the interior and exterior and accelerates 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds.
The car also has an interesting backstory and derives its name from the French racing driver Albert Divo, who raced for Bugatti twice in the 1920s. Combining Bugatti’s dynamic car history with a modern design and incredible track performance, this car serves luxury, power, and style. Even though it’s the last on this list, it’s priced at a hefty 6 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive cars in the world.