Cars aren’t cheap as we are all aware (well minus the 1-Litre Fiat we had in high school with the broken handbrake), but none of the vehicles you’ve, more than likely, ever bought even scrape anywhere the boundary of the cars we are here to discuss today. The cars mentioned below are the stuff of legend, the dreams of every man, woman and child and send grown men into fits of screams as they hear the roar of a powerful V12 juggernaut zoom past them or see it aggressively stood on a drive (or Main plinth at motor shows). Here we’re going to look at the 5 most expensive street-legal production cars.
Pagani Huayra BC – $2.6 million
The Pagani Huayra BC gets its name from the Incan God of Winds (Huayra); the BC is a lighter and more aggressive version of this already unbelievable V12 beast and was shown off at the Geneva Motor show 2016 with all 20 units reportedly already sold. The Pagani Huayra (not the BC) has the honor of the “fastest road-legal Top Gear lap ever” with a time of 01:13:08. The BC has a range of newer modifications than its older brother including new side skirts and a huge rear spoiler producing 1,102 lbs of downforce at 155 mph. The lightweight BC weighs just over a Ford Fiesta ST, or more exactly 2,685 lbs and I’m sure the carbon-titanium monocoque has something to do with the low weight.
Bugatti Veyron Limited Edition Mansory Vivere – $3.4 million
When you start discussing eye-watering automotive prices most people have to think of the Bugatti Veyron and this list is no exception. The 254 Mph Mansory Vivere edition comes from the wonderful bunch at Mansory. The Vivere has a shorter front-end emblazoned with a set of wings and with a plethora of other modifications under its belt including an ultra-light very tough carbon fiber body, this 1,200 Bhp vehicle reaches 254 Mph. The seats even have a line of ‘V’s running from top to bottom just in case you forgot the model!
Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million
Number 3 is definitely a newbie when it comes to this level of automotive prowess but they deserve it. The 3.7L twin-turbo monster definitely turns heads, with its scissor doors and diamond-encrusted headlights (220 per light, and they don’t have to be diamonds, you can choose the gem you want!) and the performance isn’t anything to be overlooked with a top speed of 385 km/h (240 Mph) and 0-100km/h (0-62 Mph) of 2.8 seconds, this car is jaw-droppingly fast. The Hypersport features in everyone’s favorite blockbuster street-racing film saga; Fast and Furious, crashing through 3 Dubai skyscrapers like a vehicular Spider-man. This astounding piece of automotive beauty is actually the first Arab Supercar and only had 7 vehicles produced each one fully customizable to make them as unique as possible. Abu Dhabi Police even purchased one, so if you ever find yourself in the area, remember you really do stand no chance in a race.
Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million
Unsurprisingly the legendary black and yellow bull has to make an appearance on this list and it does at number 2. This 3-unit exclusive Lamborghini is quite literally named Poison (Veneno in Italian). A 50th anniversary creation, this venomous vehicle doesn’t have any issue living up to its name, just looking at the rear is enough to realise this. The 6.5L Veneno manages to produce 750 Bhp and takes just 2.9 seconds to go from 0-60 mph topping the speedometer at 355km/h (220 Mph). This menacing motor has a mind-blowing power-to-weight ratio of 1.93kg/hp (4.25 lbs/hp). Everything on this car is designed to be the most efficient it can be from the entire cockpit is even covered in lightweight carbon-fiber CarbonSkin to the downforce control and cornering performance caused by the almost Picasso-esque rear end.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
Finally, at number 1 is those guys over at Koenigsegg. A Swedish abbreviation; “Trevita”, or “three whites”, tops our list of the most expensive production cars. Before Koenigsegg developed a coating that turns black carbon fibers into white dazzling alternatives, vehicles only had the usual black available. This amazing coating, called Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, not only makes up most of the price it also sparkles when the sunlight hits and has been compared to millions of tiny diamonds. Only 2 of these vehicles were ever made due to the time needed to produce them. The 4.8-litre Trevita is a dual-supercharged V8 that reaches 0-60MPH in 2.9 seconds with a jaw-dropping 1018 Bhp under the hood.
When it comes to cars, like all forms of transport, there are always people searching for the next level whether that’s technological, raw speed or pure indulgence (like diamond-encrusted headlights?!). These vehicles here will of course be forever out of reach for the average Joe like me and you but the technology these vehicles are producing and pioneering will eventually (hopefully) filter down to “normal” vehicles like the ones we all can afford, albeit slightly less fancy and probably a dumbed down version. One thing’s for sure, keep your eyes peeled because I promise you another vehicle will be along any minute now that blows these cars out of the water and sets the automotive world on fire, becoming the new poster boy in every teenage lad’s room.