Those who are looking for the ultimate in prestige and status know that there’s no better way to achieve this than by driving the most expensive car available on the market today. Whether they are captains of industry or internationally-famous movie stars, people who want to drive the most expensive car in the world have a number of options, but the top ten models will truly make them stand apart and offer them the ultimate in comfort, class, and style.
1. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse
This French-built roadster is not only one of the most expensive cars in the world, it’s also one of the fastest. Last year, one of these cars reached a top speed of 225 MPH. This car, which sells for well over $3 million dollars fully loaded, is also quite rare, with only about 50 available for sale currently worldwide.
2. Koenigsegg Agera S
For those who are looking for something unique in their search for the most expensive car in the world,this Swedish model may fit the bill. Selling at well over $2 million dollars, the Koenigsegg Agera S only recently became available in the U.S. and is reputed to be one of the fastest cars in the world, going from 0-60 MPH in just over two seconds.
3. Porsche 918 Spyder
The name Porsche has long been associated with wealth and prestige, and this Porsche is no different. While it is not the most expensive car in the world overall, this sleek and powerful German-made vehicle is popular the world over. It is lightweight and quick, and can go from 0-60 in less than three seconds. Fully loaded, this car sells for over $930,000.
4. Saleen S7
Not many people think about American engineering when it comes to buying the most expensive car, but this powerful racing vehicle has earned its place among this list. This car’s speed tops out at nearly 250 MPH, and its name is well known in the racing world. This car is as expensive as it is fast, with a price tag of over $600,000.
5. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Base
Those who hope to buy the most expensive car in the luxury class should choose the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Base. With a top price of over $300,000, this stylish Mercedes blends the look and feel of a sports car with the best in luxury features, such as a digital navigation system, automatic air, and top safety features, such as curtain 1st row overhead airbags.
6. Rolls Royce Wraith
The Rolls-Royce name is synonymous with wealth and status, so it’s little surprise that the Wraith is the most expensive car in its class. This coupe seats four, has an automatic transmission that comes standard, and costs over $300,000-$325,000 when fully loaded.
7. Ferrari F12berlinetta
This Italian-bred beauty is the fastest Ferrari on the road today, with its equally blazing-fast kin being confined to the racetrack. This car reaches a top speed of over 210 MPH and can accelerate from 0-60 in just over three seconds. It has a price tag that matches its high speeds, with a fully-loaded model costing well over $315,000.
8. Bentley Mulsanne
This stately Bentley, which seats five, is a luxury model that offers a blend of comfort and prestige. This car is especially popular for those who are looking for those qualities, not speed, when it comes to buying the most expensive car in the world. The price for this car starts at around $298,000 with an automatic transmission included, but can cost well over $315,000 fully loaded.
9. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
This Italian-built concept car is the second-most expensive car of its kind in the world and has recently been put into production in Europe. While Americans won’t be able to enjoy this blazing-fast model, (it does not meet the safety specifications needed,) Europeans will thrill to its top speeds of over 200 MPH and its lightweight carbon fiber body. When fully loaded, this concept car costs over $3.5 million dollars.
10. Maybach Exelero Sports Coupe
This coupe concept car has the distinction of being the most expensive car available on the market today. This German-engineered vehicle can reach a top speed of over 200 MPH and accelerates from 0-60 in just over four seconds. It is known as the world’s most expensive car for good reason—it’s priced at well over 8 million, making it the ultimate in prestige and status.