Updated: Jul 23, 2019
The most expensive cars in the world for 2019, spoiler alert the #1 most expensive car is the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at $18 million dollars. This is a crazy expensive car and very hard to justify but as it is named after a car that went missing during world war two maybe Bugatti were just replacing its icon.
Most of the usual suspects are here with one exception of the inclusion of Aston Martin which although they are expensive cars they wouldn't normally rich the Most Expensive car list in the world
#10 - Bugatti Chiron
" Chiron, in Greek mythology, one of the Centaurs, the son of the Titan Cronus and Philyra, an Oceanid or sea nymph"
The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engine two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France by French automobile manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. The Bugatti Chiron is the successor to the Bugatti Veyron. The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. Bugatti Chiron is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.
The main carry over component from the Veyron is the 7,993 cc (8.0 L) quad-turbocharged W16 engine, though it is heavily updated. The engine in the Chiron has a peak power output of 1,103 kW (1,500 PS; 1,479 hp) at 6,700 rpm and 1,600 N⋅m (1,180 lb⋅ft) of torque starting from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm. The engine in the most powerful variant of its predecessor, the Veyron Super Sport generates 220 kW (299 PS; 295 bhp) less than the new Chiron, while the engine in the original Veyron generates 367 kW (499 PS; 492 hp) less power.
Like its predecessor, the Veyron, the Chiron utilizes a carbon fiber body structure, independent suspension and a Haldex All-wheel drive system.The carbon fiber body has a stiffness of 50,000 Nm per degree.
The Chiron can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 2.4 seconds according to the manufacturer,0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 6.5 seconds and 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 13.6 seconds. In a world-record-setting test at the time in 2017, the Chiron reached 400 km/h (249 mph) in 32.6 seconds, after which it needed 9.4 seconds to brake to standstill.
The Chiron's top speed is electronically limited to 420 km/h (261 mph), or 375–380 km/h (233–236 mph) without the specific key, for safety reasons, mainly arising from the tyres as the manufacturer concluded that no tyre currently manufactured would be able to handle the stress at the top speed the Chiron is capable of achieving.The Chiron's top speed without limiter is speculated to be 465 km/h (289 mph) although the company CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has stated that the company is not interested in a top speed run. Independent testing by an owner has indicated that the Chiron can easily attain its limited top speed.
#9 - Pagani Huayra
The Pagani Huayra is a mid-engine sports car produced by Italian sports car manufacturer Pagani, succeeding the company's previous offering, the Zonda. It is named after Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god.The Huayra was named "The Hypercar of the Year 2012" by Top Gear magazine. On February 11, 2015 it was reported that the Pagani Huayra has been sold out. The Huayra was limited to just 100 units as part of Pagani's agreement with engine supplier Mercedes-AMG.
The Pagani Huayra was officially debuted online with several pictures in a press release early in 2011. The official world debut was at the Geneva Motor Show held in March, 2011.
The Huayra has a top speed of about 383 km/h (238 mph) and it has a 0-97 km/h (60 mph) acceleration time of 2.8 seconds. Using Pirelli tyres, the Pagani Huayra is capable of withstanding 1.66 g of lateral acceleration
The Pagani Huayra uses a seven-speed sequential gearbox and a single disc clutch. The choice not to use a dual-clutch in an oil bath was due to the increase in weight of over 70 kg (154 lb), thus negating any advantage of the faster gear changes in a double-clutch transmission. As a result, the transmission weighs 96 kg (212 lb).
The car is equipped with Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers have four pistons in front and four in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter and 34 mm (1.3 in) thick.
The Huayra engine is a 6.0 L (5,980 cc) twin-turbocharged M158 60° V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG specially for the Huayra, which has a power output of 730 PS (537 kW; 720 hp) at 5,800 rpm and 1,000 N⋅m (738 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 2,250-4,500 rpm. The engine has been designed at the request of Pagani to reduce turbo lag and improve response, achieved with smaller turbo chargers, a different inter-cooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.
Like many high-performance cars, the Huayra uses dry sump lubrication. This has several key benefits including guaranteeing oil flow even when the car is subjected to extreme lateral acceleration, preventing "oil surge" which allows the engine to operate more efficiently while the lack of an oil pan allows mounting the engine lower, lowering the car's center of gravity and improving handling. The fuel consumption of the Huayra is 10 mpg‑US (23.5 L/100 km; 12.0 mpg‑imp) in city and 14 mpg‑US (16.8 L/100 km; 16.8 mpg‑imp) in highway (EPA testing).
A water / oil heat exchanger reduces engine warm-up times on cold days and helps maintain a stable temperature for refrigerants and lubricants.
To minimize the use of pipes and fittings (and the overall weight of the vehicle), the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine. Inter-cooler fins act as an expansion tank circuit at low temperatures.
The titanium exhaust system was designed and built by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik. Hydroformed joints were developed to reduce back pressure and ensure a free flow exhaust. Titanium reduces the weight of the exhaust system while the Inconel silencers improve reliability in the most exposed parts of the exhaust at high temperatures. The entire system weighs less than 10 kg (22 lb).
#8 - Ferrari Sergio
The Pininfarina Sergio is a concept car produced by the Italian design house Pininfarina. It was presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a tribute to the former chairman of the company and the infamous automotive designer, Sergio Pininfarina, who died on 3 July 2012. The car is a coach built barchetta which is based on the mechanical underpinnings of the Ferrari 458 Spider
The exterior design consists of floats and aerodynamic headrests which are attached to the roll bar rather than the body of the seats, becoming almost elements of the exterior more than the interior. In front of the door panel, two helmets are housed in a storage locker which are produced by Pininfarina in collaboration with Newmax and are personalized with the color of the exterior. The open top body is designed with calculations and tests in the wind tunnel of Grugliasco to optimize aerodynamic performance. In particular, the full carbon body work results in weight savings of approximately 10% (150 lbs) over the aluminium body panels of the donor car. Other elements include unique 21" light alloy wheels by monodado with hub caps derived from Ferrari 458 Challenge, bespoke engine cover incorporating round holes inspired by the Ferrari Modulo and the elimination of a windshield which when combined with the car's air foil shaped front and by the use of a virtual windshield deploying at 31 mph (50 km/h) along with winglets incorporated in the front bumper, allows the arrival of a stream of air increasing with the speed of the car on the head of the driver and the passenger thereby increasing the car's aerodynamic character.
Taking cues from the 1965 Ferrari Dino prototype which was the first solo project of Sergio Pininfarina from Ferrari as well as the Mythos and the Modulo concept cars, the design of the car is a simple open top car displaying design purity through the use of simple and sensual elements.
The reduction in weight and the incorporation of unique aerodynamic design elements enable the car to accelerate from 0–62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.
Ferrari built six units of the Sergio starting in 2015 and sold it to handpicked customers. The production version consists of heavy modifications over the concept with the most noticeable being the addition of the windshield along with a removable hard top. The headrests are no longer incorporated in the roll bar and the car now shares many components with its donor including the interior, tail lights, indicators and the side view mirrors. Performance remains the same as the donor car. Each unit reportedly cost US$3,000,000 and have reportedly sold up to $5,000,000.
#7 - Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a limited production hybrid sports car collaboratively built by British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin and several other manufacturers.
The sports car is a product of collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing to develop a track-oriented car entirely usable and enjoyable as a road car.The car's makers claim the title of fastest street-legal car in the world for it. Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer and the world's most successful F1 designer aided in the design of the car.
In February 2017, Aston Martin revealed most of the vehicle's specifications.The final specifications were revealed later in the year.
Several manufacturers (other than Aston Martin and Red Bull) have taken part in the Valkyrie's construction, those being Cosworth, Ricardo, Rimac Automobili, Multimatic, Alcon, Bosch, Surface Transforms, Wipac, and Michelin.
The car contains a 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine tailored by Cosworth, which was initially planned to produce around 1,000 hp (746 kW; 1,014 PS), but it was later announced in June 2017 that the engine would have a power output of 1,146 PS (843 kW; 1,130 hp) at 10,500 rpm with a redline of 11,000 rpm. At the same time the power output figures of the engine were released, the weight was also mentioned, at 1,030 kg (2,271 lb), which surpasses the intended 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, with 1,112 PS (818 kW; 1,097 hp) per ton. The car can accelerate to 97 km/h (60 mph) from a standstill in a time of 2.5 seconds.
A Rimac-built hybrid battery system, which performs as a KERS system, is installed along with the engine. The power is delivered by a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission constructed by Ricardo. The exhausts come out nearby the engine, similar to the ones from F1 race cars and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Bosch supplies the Valkyrie's ECU unit, traction control system, and ESP. The braking system is provided by Alcon and Surface Transforms. The front and rear lights are manufactured by Wipac. The car has all-carbon fiber bodywork and is installed with a carbon fiber Monocell from manufacturer Multimatic. Michelin supplies the Valkyrie with the company's high-performance Sport Cup 2 tyres, having sizes of 265/35-ZR20 at the front and 325/30-ZR21 at the rear.The wheels are constructed out of lightweight magnesium alloy (20" front, 21" rear) with race-spec center-lock wheel nuts to reduce mass.
#6 - Bugatti Veyron Mansory Linea
Although some may argue this is just a Veyron with a face-lift, but those people would be mistaken.
Compared with the standard Veyron, the MANSORY Vivere gets an extensive face-lift at the front, consisting of modified wings, a shortened bonnet and striking front apron with a carbon fiber lip for extra down-force. The LED daytime running lights integrated in the front end and the new air intakes with eyebrow optics establish special accents. The newly developed side skirts act as a visual and aerodynamic link between both axles. Larger air outlets on the flanks of the vehicle and at the rear provide optimized motor cooling, and together with the new diffuser underline the design of this powerful car.
Other exclusive accents complete the MANSORY Vivere starting with the elegant, forged alloy wheels with slim spokes for optimized brake cooling, the arched grill with the stylized "Vivere-V" and the rear view mirror housings made of carbon fiber.
The interior presents itself as inimitably luxurious and yet functional. Also MANSORY understands how to combine harmoniously exclusive lifestyle and technology with the flawless demands of this unique product. Traditional craftsmanship, hand selected materials and a confident design come together and create a car interior in a class all of its own. In this regard, the LEDs of the ambient lighting system in the seats, door panels and the instrument panel are especially eye catching. The whole passenger compartment glows in the light of the courtesy lights, setting off beautifully the high quality carbon fiber applications and the skillfully quilted black and white leather.
For extra confidence when steering, MANSORY provides the driver with a redesigned airbag steering wheel with integrated paddles.
#5 - Lykan Hypersport
The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production sports car manufactured by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese and Italian engineers. It is the first sports car to be designed and produced indigenous in the Middle East.
The production of the car was limited to a planned total of just seven units. The first pre-production Lykan HyperSport was unveiled to the public at the Qatar Motor Show in February 2013.
At US$3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport was the third most expensive production car at time of its production. The HyperSport is the first car to have headlights with embedded jewels; they contain titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts). Although buyers had a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, and sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle's headlights at purchase based on the color choice. The car also uses a holographic display system on the center console with interactive motion features, as well as gold stitching on the seats. There is a discrepancy among sources as to how many cars have been sold, with reports varying from four to seven sales. At least two of the cars have been sold, one to an anonymous buyer, as revealed in a YouTube video by W Motors. In June 2015, the Abu Dhabi police force purchased a Lykan HyperSport. The Abu Dhabi Police car is included in the total of seven, meaning only six were available for purchase by customers.
The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7 liter (3,746 cc) twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developed by Ruf Automobile, producing a maximum power output of 581.6 kW (780 hp) at 7,100 rpm and 960 N⋅m (708 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine has a mid-rear mounted position and transfers power to the rear wheels.
The Lykan HyperSport was available with either a 6-speed sequential manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. The transmission is paired with a limited-slip differential and is mounted transversely at the rear of the car
The Lykan HyperSport uses MacPherson strut suspension on the front axle, and multi-link suspension with horizontal coil over shock absorbers at the rear axle. Anti-roll bars are also installed at both axles.
The Lykan HyperSport is equipped with forged aluminum wheels with diameters of 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. The tyres are Pirelli P Zeros with codes of 255/35 ZR 19 for the front and 335/30 ZR 20 for the rear. The brakes have ventilated ceramic composite discs, with a diameter of 380 mm each and using six-piston aluminium calipers at the front and rear.
The manufacturer claims a top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph), depending on the gear ratio setup. The car has claimed acceleration times of 2.8 seconds for 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) and 9.4 seconds for 0-200 km/h (0-125 mph), though no independent tests have been conducted. There was a demonstration of the car by W Motors in 2013 in Dubai, in which they claim to have recorded the car's performance.
#4 - McLaren P1 LM
The McLaren P1 is a limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by British automobile manufacturer McLaren Automotive. Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, sales of the P1 began in the UK in October 2013 and all 375 units were sold out by November. Production ended in early December 2015. The United States accounted for 34% of the units and Europe for 26%.
It is considered by the automotive press to be the successor to the F1, utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology, but does not have the same three-seat layout. It was later confirmed that the Speed-tail served as the actual successor to the F1. Like the F1, the P1 has a mid-engine, rear wheel drive design that used a carbon fiber monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell first used in the MP4-12C and then in subsequent models. Its main competitors were the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918. They are all similar in specifications and performance, and in a race around Silverstone circuit they were all within half a second of each other, the P1 finishing first at 58.24 seconds and the LaFerrari finishing last at 58.58 seconds; the 918 was in-between with 58.46 seconds.
58 units of the track oriented P1 GTR and 5 units of its road legal counterpart, the P1 LM were produced after the initial run of 375 cars.
13 experimental Prototype 'XP', 5 Validation Prototypes 'VP' and 3 Pre-Production 'PP' cars were produced by McLaren before the production of the P1 started, a number of which have been refurbished, modified and sold to customers.
The P1 features a 3.8 L; 231.8 cu in (3,799 cc) twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The twin turbos boost the petrol engine at 1.4 bar (20.3 psi) to deliver 737 PS (542 kW; 727 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 531 lb⋅ft (720 N⋅m) of torque at 4,000 rpm, combined with an in-house-developed electric motor producing 179 PS (132 kW; 177 hp) and 192 lb⋅ft (260 N⋅m) of torque. The electric motor and the petrol engine in the P1, produce a combined power output of 916 PS (674 kW; 903 hp) and 723 lb⋅ft (980 N⋅m) of torque. The electric motor can be deployed manually by the driver or left in automatic mode, whereby the car's ECUs 'torque fill' the gaps in the petrol engine's output, which is considered turbo lag. This gives the powertrain an effective powerband of almost 7,000 rpm. The car has rear-wheel-drive layout and is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission developed by Graziano Transmission.
Power for the electric motor is stored in a 324-cell lithium-ion high-density battery pack located behind the cabin, developed by Johnson Matthey Battery Systems. The battery can be charged by the engine or through a plug-in equipment and can be fully charged in two hours. The car can be operated using either the petrol engine, the electric motor or with a combination of the two. The P1 has an all-electric range of at least 10 km (6.2 mi) on the combined European drive cycle. Under the EPA cycle, the range in EV mode is 19 mi (31 km). During EV mode the P1 has a petrol consumption of 4.8g/100 mile, and as a result, EPA's all-electric range is rated as zero. The total range is 330 mi (531 km). The P1 combined fuel economy in EV mode was rated by the EPA at 18 MPGe (13 L petrol equivalent/100 km; 22 mpg-imp petrol equivalent), with an energy consumption of 25 kW-hrs/100 mi and petrol consumption of 4.8 gal-US/100 mi. The combined fuel economy when running only with petrol is 17 mpg‑US (14 L/100 km; 20 mpg‑imp), 16 mpg‑US (15 L/100 km; 19 mpg‑imp) for city driving, and 20 mpg‑US (12 L/100 km; 24 mpg‑imp) in highway.
The P1 has Formula 1 derived features such as the Instant Power Assist System (IPAS), which gives an instant boost in acceleration via the electric motor, a Drag Reduction System (DRS) which operates the car's rear wing, thereby increasing straight line speed, and a KERS. Both of these features (IPAS, DRS) are operated via two buttons on the steering wheel. It also generates a downforce of 600 kg at 257 km/h (160 mph) and it boasts of a drag coefficient of only Cd=0.34.
According to McLaren the P1 accelerates from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and 0–299 km/h (0–186 mph) in 16.5 seconds, making it a full 5.5 seconds faster than the F1, and a standing quarter mile is claimed in 9.8 seconds at 245 km/h (152 mph). Autocar tested 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) mph in 2.8 seconds, 0–120 mph (0–193 km/h) mph in 6.9 seconds, the standing quarter mile in 10.2 seconds at 147.5 mph (237 km/h), and the standing kilometer in 18.2 seconds at 178.5 mph (287 km/h). The P1 is electronically limited to a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The P1 has a dry weight of 1,395 kg (3,075 lb), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 656 PS/tonne. It has a kerb weight of 1,547 kg (3,411 lb) which translates to 601 PS/ tonne. Actual kerb weight (full tank of fuel, no luggage or people) of US-spec vehicles is 3,411 lb. The P1 also features bespoke Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres and specially developed carbon-ceramic brakes from Akebono. According to McLaren it takes 6.2 seconds to brake from 300 km/h (186 mph) to standstill, during which the car will cover 246 meters. From 97 km/h (60 mph), it will cover 30.2 meters
#3 - Lamborghini Veneno
The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited production high performance sports car manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini. Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the Veneno was developed to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. It was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. When introduced, it had a price of US$4,500,000, which makes it the one of the most expensive production cars in the world.
The prototype, Car Zero, is finished in Grigio Telesto (medium grey) and includes an Italian flag vinyl on both sides of the car
The engine is a development of the Aventador's 6.5-liter V12 and generates a power output of 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. The increase in power was achieved by enlarging the air intakes and modifying the exhaust system.
The Veneno is Lamborghini's interpretation of a racing prototype built for the road. The front of the car is designed for maximum airflow and for improved downforce. The redesigned front and rear arches direct air around the car in order to reduce excessive lift and aid in generating downforce. The smooth underbody ensures that the airflow is not interrupted. The large carbon-fiber rear wing connected to the car via an LMP1 style central fin is three-way adjustable. The wheels of the car (measuring 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear) have a turbine-like design and direct air to cool the car's carbon ceramic braking system. The central-locking hubs on the wheels allow for easy installation and removal. The car utilities Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
The Veneno retains the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with aluminium front and rear subframe from the Aventador along with the push-rod suspension system. The interior is based largely on the Aventador's interior but now incorporates the "carbon skin" element introduced on the Aventador J. The 7-speed ISR semi-automatic transmission is also retained from the Aventador and includes a new "track" setting for improved performance on a race track
#2 - Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
”Trevita” is a Swedish abbreviation that translates into “three whites”. The Koenigsegg visible carbon weave bodywork is renowned around the globe for its uniqueness and perfection.
Prior to the Trevita, car manufacturers only had access to traditional black carbon fibers. Koenigsegg developed a unique coated fiber solution for the Trevita program that transformed the fibers from black to a sparkling, silvery white. When sunlight hits the Trevita, it sparkles as if millions of tiny white diamonds are infused inside the visible carbon fiber bodywork.
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. The car’s specifications — in both performance and price — are nearly comical at this point, and just three were ever made.
#1 - Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Called La Voiture Noire (literally "the black car"), the Atlantic was used in Bugatti's promotional materials and was only driven by Jean and a select few racing driver friends. After 1938, though, the car seemingly disappeared without a trace. The most widely accepted theory—endorsed by Bugatti—is that it was moved to a safer part of France when the Germans invaded Alsace, although some say the car was given to one of those racing drivers in 1939 and shipped to Bordeaux in 1941 with a different chassis number affixed. Either way, the Atlantic has never been seen since. If Jean's Atlantic still exists and has been hidden away in a French barn for the past 80 years, it would be worth in excess of €100 million if found today.
Although the modern day La Voiture Noire shares the same name of its predecessor, its similarities end there and is completely focused on being a grand tourer. No photos of the car's interior have been given, but Bugatti says it has "the comfort of a luxury limousine" and is "the most elegant and fastest way to travel."
The signature quad-turbo W-16 engine has been unchanged for usage in this one-off. As in the Chiron and the Divo, the engine produces 1500 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque, but no other performance figures are given. While the Chiron will do 261 mph, the Divo will only achieve 236 mph due to its extreme aerodynamics. We expect this car's maximum to be somewhere between the two; if it had a higher top speed than the Chiron, Bugatti surely would have said as much.
Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann describes La Voiture Noire as automotive haute couture, and it's hard to argue against that. Coach building has seen a resurgence in recent years, with companies like Ferrari and McLaren coming out with extremely limited-run or even one-off models—not to mention legendary coach builders including Zagato and Touring Superleggera getting back in the game. Winkelmann says that "the true form of luxury is individuality" and that this one-off expresses what the company is capable of creating. To us, it sounds as though La Voiture Noire isn't the only one-off that Bugatti is open to creating. But that begs the question: If this is "a tribute to perfect technology and perfect design" as Bugatti says, where do they go from here?
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