Most Expensive Car in the World of All Time

Discover the priciest car ever in this article. Explore the history and features of the Most Expensive Car in the World of All Time

by S Samayanka

Updated Mar 28, 2024

Most Expensive Car in the World of All Time

Most Expensive Car in the World of All Time

The world's most expensive cars are made with amazing works of art on their wheels. The goal of expensive cars is to be the best in terms of appearance, speed, and uniqueness. They include the most luxurious entertainment systems, the safest security features, and extremely comfortable interiors, and you can even customize them to your exact specifications. These cars are the finest ones.

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1. Rolls-Royce La Rose Noire Droptail

The Rolls-Royce Droptail is a fancy car made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is a luxurious car and is useful for going on long trips. The making of the car started in August 2023, and they planned to make four different versions. On August 18, 2023, during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at Monterey Car Week, they made their public appearance with the Droptail.

They first showed it in a unique version known as "La Rose Noire." Each of the four versions has a different name, color, and inside design. The Droptail is more expensive than any other new car. It is estimated to be around $32 million.

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Specification

Details

Styling Inspiration

Classic Rolls-Royce roadsters, yachts, 1930s hot rods (West Coast), horology

Variants

1. La Rose Noire, - Inspired by the French Black Baccara rose, features black sycamore wood

2. Amethyst - Inspired by the amethyst gemstones, this includes the Vacheron Constantin watch, real amethyst stones

3. Arcadia - Inspired by a location in Greek mythology representing heaven on earth

Chassis

Monocoque chassis 

Engine

Twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre N74B68 V12 engine (variant of BMW's N74)

2.Rolls Royce Boat Tail

The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a car made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is not too huge, but it is luxurious, and it is meant to be used for long trips. Many people think it is the most expensive new car you can buy; it costs around $28 million.

BMW, which owns Rolls-Royce, took steps to ensure that the Boat Tail concept remains uncopied and set up special offices in Europe and Brazil in May of 2018.

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Specification

Details

Design

Inspired by the 1910s Rolls-Royce Ltd Boat Tail car design, with aesthetic cues from 1920s and 1930s yachts

Chassis

Shares chassis and engine with the Rolls-Royce Phantom

Bespoke Parts

1,813 bespoke parts, including five electronic control units in the rear deck

Unique Features

- Parasol extending from the rear deck, deploying like a flower

- Rotating cocktail tables with matching stool seats

- Complete set of Christofle tableware and two fridges designed to match Armand de Brignac champagne bottles

- Deck finished in Caleidolegno veneer, hinging towards the center in a butterfly shape at 67 degrees

Watches

Matching pairs of men's and women's watches by Bovet Fleurier with car sculpture on the dial

Sound System

Bespoke Bose Corporation sound system using the car's floor structure as a resonance chamber

3. Bugatti La Voiture Noire

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a fancy car that came out in March 2019. This car is called "La Voiture Noire" in French, which means "the black car." The car belongs to a class called hypersports cars, it is super fast and powerful. The unique car was displayed during the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. 

It is based on the earlier Bugatti car known as the Type 57 SC Atlantic and is based on the Chiron, another Bugatti car. The car is one of the most expensive cars, costing around 11 million euros. The final version of the car was announced on June 3, 2021. 

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Specification

Details

Body Material

Shiny carbon fiber, entirely handmade at the Bugatti factory in Molsheim

Roof

Low roof with aluminum dorsal edge, reminiscent of Bugatti Aérolithe and Bugatti Type SC57 Atlantic of the 1930s

Engine

16-cylinder, 8-liter quad-turbo W engine

Horsepower

1,500 hp

Top Speed

The theoretical maximum speed is over 400 km/h

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

2.4 seconds

Acceleration (0-200 km/h)

6.1 seconds

4.Rolls Royce Sweptail

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a special luxury car that is made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. This model of the car is based on another Rolls-Royce car called the Phantom Coupé, and it took around four years to build it by hand.

It was inspired by 1920s and 1930s cars. The car was first shown to the public in 2017 at an event named Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The car is expensive and costs around £10 million. The person who owns the Sweptail is named Sam Li, and he lives in Hong Kong. Giles Taylor is the person who designed this car. 

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Specification

Details

Manufacturer

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Production

2017

Model Years

2018

Assembly

Goodwood plant, Chichester, West Sussex, England

Designer

Alex Innes

Class

Full-size luxury car/grand tourer (GT)

Body Style

2-door coupé

Layout

FR layout

Doors

Suicide doors

Related

Rolls-Royce Phantom VII

Engine

6.75 L V12

Power Output

338 kW (453 bhp)

Transmission

ZF 8-speed automatic

5.Bugatti Centodieci

The Centodieci is a special car made by Bugatti, a famous company from France. It honors another car they produced called the Bugatti EB 110, in order to celebrate Bugatti's 110th birthday. The car was first shown on August 16, 2019, in California, USA.

The car feels lighter than the other Bugatti called the Chiron, by about 20 kilograms. The big rear wing present in the car helps it move faster. Using computers and virtual reality, the design team completed this car in just six months. 

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Specification

Details

Class

Sports car (S)

Body Style

2-door coupé

Layout

Mid-engine, all-wheel-drive

Engine

8.0 L (488.2 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16

Power Output

1,176 kW (1,600 PS; 1,578 hp)

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch

Length

4,544 mm (178.9 in)

Width

2,038 mm (80.2 in)

Height

1,212 mm (47.7 in)

6. Mercedes Maybach Exelero

The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance sports car that was specially made by a company called Stola, which is now part of Blutec, in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler. The car was shown to the public for the first time in 2005.

The Exelero car was created for a German company called Fulda, which is a part of Goodyear. Four students from a design school in Germany made the final design for this car. 

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Specifications

Details

Engine

Twin-turbo V12 engine

- Made by Maybach (now part of Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG)

- Mounted at 60º

- Each cylinder has 3 valves

- Compression ratio: 9.2:1

Power Output

700 PS (690 hp; 515 kW) at 5000 pm

752 ft-lb (1,020 N⋅m) of torque at 2500 rpm

Transmission

5G-Tronic automatic transmission

Performance

Theoretical top speed: 351 km/h (218 mph)

0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time: 4.4 seconds

Wheels

Alloy wheels with diameters of 23 inches at the front and rear

Tires

Fulda Carat Exeleros

- Size: 315/25 ZR 23

Brakes

Vented discs at the front and rear

Equipped with ABS

Interior

Main materials: dark and red leather, neoprene, glossy black carbon fiber, aluminum accents

Sport seats with red harness-style seatbelts

Exterior

Black exterior with a long hood, chrome grille, and fuel cap
 

7. Pagani Huayra Codalunga

The Pagani Huayra is a special sports car that is made by an Italian company called Pagani. The name "Huayra" comes from a South American wind god called Wayra Tata. The car was made after the version of Zonda.

A magazine named Top Gear named this car “The Hypercar of the Year 2012.” 100 Huayras were sold by February 11, 2015. Pagani only produced 100 units because they had an agreement with Mercedes-AMG, the engine manufacturer, to set a production limit.

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Specification

Details

Top Speed

Approximately 383 km/h (238 mph)

Acceleration (0-97 km/h / 0-60 mph)

2.8 seconds

Lateral Acceleration

1.66 g

Transmission

Seven-speed sequential gearbox

Clutch

Single-disc clutch

- Calipers

Brembo calipers with four pistons in front and four in rear

- Rotors

Drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter, 34 mm (1.3 in) thick

- Type

Twin-turbocharged M158 60° V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG

- Displacement

6.0 L (5,980 cc)

- Power Output

740 PS (544 kW; 730 hp) at 5,800 rpm

- Torque

1,000 N⋅m (738 lbf⋅ft) at 2,250-4,500 rpm

Fuel Consumption

10 mpg-US (city), 14 mpg-US (highway) (EPA testing)

Lubrication

Dry sump lubrication with benefits including oil flow during extreme lateral acceleration

Heat Exchanger

Water/oil heat exchanger for engine warm-up and stable temperature maintenance

Exhaust System

The titanium exhaust system designed by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik with Inconel silencers weighs less than 10 kg

8. Bugatti Divo

The Bugatti Divo is a sports car specially made by Bugatti. The car is named after the well-known French racer Albert Divo, who won the Targa Florio twice for Bugatti in the 1920s. The car made its first public appearance on August 24, 2018, in California, USA. Bugatti only made 40 of these cars, and they were all sold out before they were even shown to everyone.

The car was purchased by individuals who previously owned the Chiron, another model of Bugatti. After testing, Divo's first car was shipped to consumers in August 2020. The last car from Divo was made on July 23, 2021.

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Specifications

Details

Design

- Inspired by Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept

- Track performance-focused design

Exterior Features

- Redesigned exhaust system with quad exhaust pipes

- 1.8 metre wide fixed rear wing (23% wider than Chiron's retractable wing)

- NACA duct on roof for improved airflow to rear wing

- Large front chin spoiler

- Refined side skirts

- Larger air intakes on front

- New headlamps and taillamps

- Vent in bonnet for improved radiator cooling

- Vents on front wheel arches for brake cooling

Interior Features

- Inspired by Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept

- Alcantara upholstery and carbon-fibre trim for weight savings

- Relatively similar to Chiron's interior with luxurious touches

- Stiffer springs and dampers

- Carbon-fibre wiper blades and intercooler shroud

- Grooved wheel spokes

- Reduced sound insulation

- Lighter sound system

- Removal of storage lockers in doors and centre console for weight saving of 35 kg (77 lb)

Engine

- Quad-turbocharged W16 unit (same as Chiron)

- Retained 7-speed dual-clutch transmission

9. Lamborghini Veneno

The Lamborghini Veneno is a super fast sports car specially made by Lamborghini, a famous car company from Italy. The car was designed to celebrate the 50th birthday of Lamborghini. The first public appearance was made in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Initially, the cost of the car was $4,000,000, which made it one of the most expensive cars. The Lamborghini Veneno car is based on another Lamborghini called the Aventador. The car is a limited-edition version with an amazing design and incredible speed. 

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Specifications

Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

Engine

6.5 L V12

6.5 L V12

Power Output

750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 8,400 rpm

750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 8,400 rpm

Torque

690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm

690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm

Transmission

7-speed ISR automated manual

7-speed ISR automated manual

Top Speed

356 km/h (221 mph)

Same as Veneno

Acceleration (0–97 km/h)

2.9 seconds

Same as Veneno

Braking Distance

30 m (98.0 ft) from 97–0 km/h (60–0 mph)

Same as Veneno

Cornering G-force

1.41 G

Same as Veneno

Wheels

20-inch front, 21-inch rear with turbine-like design

Same as Veneno

Chassis

Carbon-fibre monocoque with aluminium subframes

Carbon-fibre monocoque with aluminium subframes and reinforced chassis components

Interior

Based on Aventador's interior, incorporates the "carbon skin" element

Same as Veneno

10. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is a special version of the Bugatti Chiron, which is a sports car. The car was made in order to celebrate the company's 110th anniversary, only 30 cars were produced, and it cost around 3.5 million euros.

The Super Sport 300+ looks a little different from the regular Chiron. This car has a very high top speed. According to Bugatti, it can reach speeds of over 483 km/h, which is quicker than most cars. But to prevent it from moving too quickly, they put a limit on it. 

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Specification

Description

Engine

Quad-turbocharged W16 engine

Power Output

1,600 PS (1,175 kW; 1,580 hp)

Nickname

"Thor"

Top Speed

Over 483 km/h (300 mph)

Production Limited

30 units

Special Features

Lacquer-coated carbon fiber body with orange stripes, modified gearbox, special exhaust system, and longer front and rear bumpers optimized for aerodynamics

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