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10 most expensive cars in the world

10 most expensive cars in the world

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Here is a list of the 10 most expensive cars in the world

By Precious Osadebe

Some masterpieces of automotive engineering represent the pinnacle of exclusivity and opulence, each with a price tag that reflects their exceptional craftsmanship and unique features.

From bespoke customizations to limited-edition releases, these cars are the ultimate symbols of prestige and luxury.

Here is a list of the 10 most expensive cars in the world, showcasing unparalleled luxury, performance, and design:

Most expensive cars in the world

1. Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail

Debut date: August 18, 2023
Class: Full-size ultra-luxury coach build

Estimated Price: $30m

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The Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail, the world’s most expensive car, is priced at $30 million (approximately Rs. 211 crore). Unlike previous four-seater models, the La Rose Noire is a two-seater supercar with a removable hardtop. It features a twin-turbo 6.75-liter V-12 engine, producing 563 bhp and 820 Nm of torque. The car’s body is crafted from carbon, steel, and aluminum.

Measuring 5.3 meters in length and 2 meters in width, the La Rose Noire Droptail’s body color changes when viewed from different angles. The unique paint was developed through 150 tests and a secret base blend. Its design is inspired by the Black Baccara rose petals found in France. Inside, the car boasts a minimalistic design with exquisite wood craftsmanship on the dashboard. The dark red leather seats complement the rose-petals-themed exterior.

The development of this super luxury car took two years, with an additional nine months for production.

2. Rolls Royce Boat Tail

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Debut date: May 27, 2021
Class: Full-size ultra-luxury coach build

Estimated Price: $28m

The Boat Tail, successor to the 2017 Sweptail, features a distinctive two-toned exterior and a luxurious finish. Its interior boasts a lavish “hosting suite” with a built-in sun umbrella and a champagne fridge, exemplifying Rolls-Royce’s dedication to extravagance. The rear deck reinterprets the wooden rear decks of classic Rolls-Royce boat tail cars from the 1930s.

3. The Bugatti La Voiture Noire

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Debut date: March 2019
Class: Hyper sports car

Estimated Price: $18.6m

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire, meaning “the black car,” is powered by a quad-turbo 8-liter W16 engine with 1479 horsepower and 1600 newton-meters of torque. Featuring six exhaust tips, radical wheels, a custom fascia, and an illuminated rear badge spelling out “Bugatti,” it embodies sophistication and elegance. This masterpiece seamlessly combines speed, aesthetics, luxury, and technology.

4. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

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Debut date: August 2017
Class: Sports car

Estimated Price: $17.5m

Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Founded in 1992 by Horacio Pagani, Pagani Automobili is an esteemed Italian company known for creating some of the most coveted cars in the world. Unlike manufacturers such as Lamborghini and Ferrari, Pagani deliberately limits its production volumes. The Zonda HP Barchetta, introduced as an exclusive model, epitomizes this commitment to rarity and excellence. Only three units will be produced, with one reserved for Horacio Pagani himself, highlighting the company’s dedication to exclusivity and automotive perfection.

5. SP Automotive Chaos

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Debut date: November, 1, 2021
Class: Hyper car

Estimated Price: $14.3m

Renowned Greek automotive designer Spyros Panopoulos has introduced two high-performance cars using cutting-edge materials. The SP Automotive Chaos Earth Version, with a formidable 2,048 horsepower, serves as the standard model. The Zero Gravity variant elevates performance further with a quad-turbo V-10 engine producing an astonishing 3,065 horsepower. This variant accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 1.55 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in under 7.5 seconds.

6. Rolls Royce Sweptail

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Debut date: May 2017
Class: Full-size luxury car/grand tourer (GT)

Estimated Price: $12.9m

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is an iconic car that revives the coachbuilt Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s, distinguished by its sweeping roofline. The front design echoes the pre-facelift Phantom Coupé, featuring circular headlights with separate rectangular daytime running LEDs. It also boasts Rolls-Royce’s largest modern-era Pantheon grille, framed in brushed aluminum

7. Bugatti Centodieci

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Debut date: August 16, 2019
Class: Sports car

Estimated Price: $8.9m

The Centodieci, celebrating Bugatti’s 110-year legacy of exceptional design and performance, pays homage to the brand’s history by reimagining the iconic EB110. Named “Centodieci,” meaning 110 in Italian, this car captures the essence of its inspiration while advancing it with modern performance and avant-garde design. Limited to just 10 units, each Centodieci is an exclusive automotive masterpiece.

8. Mercedes Maybach Exelero

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 13: A Maybach concept car “Exelero” is displayed at the 61st international motor show (IAA) on September 13, 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. About one million visitors are expected to see the car show wich runs until September 25. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)


Debut date: 2005
Class: Sports car

Estimated Price: $7.9m

The Mercedes-Benz Exelero, crafted in 2004 by Fulda, a German division of Goodyear, is built on the Maybach framework and powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine delivering 690 horsepower (510 kW) and 1,020 Newton-metres (752 pound-feet) of torque. Engineered to minimize aerodynamic stress, this robust concept car weighs 2,660 kg (5,864 lb) and boasts a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph), outpacing many other concept cars.

9. Pagani Huayra Codalunga

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Debut date: June, 16, 2022
Class: Sports car

Estimated Price: $7.3m

When two avid Pagani collectors desired a vehicle inspired by the classic long-tail design of 1960s race cars, Pagani met the challenge. The result is the Pagani Huayra Codalunga, an exceptionally rare model limited to just five units. This sports car boasts a powerful 828-horsepower V-12 engine, ensuring swift and dynamic performance.

10. Bugatti Divo

Debut date: August 24, 2018
Class: Sports car

Estimated price: $5.9m

While the Divo shares similarities with its more affordable counterpart, the Chiron, it offers unique features that justify its higher price point. The Bugatti Divo achieved a weight reduction of 77 pounds compared to the Chiron by incorporating lighter wheels, a carbon fiber intercooler, and removing some sound deadening. Both vehicles boast the same 1,500 horsepower (1,119 kilowatts), but the Divo’s unique aerodynamic configuration gives it an impressive 8-second advantage around the Nardo test circuit compared to the Chiron.

The list was culled from Forbes India

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