While most of us have to consider the price tag of any potential new car above anything else, there are those who have almost immeasurable wealth which provides them with the ability to purchase any car their heart desires. While a sleek BMW may be the ultimate goal of many, the ultra-rich have their eyes set much further along the horizon and are certainly eyeing a few of the world’s most expensive cars.
With headlights made of 240 diamonds and LED blades of 420 diamonds, the price of the Lykan Hypersport isn’t all that surprising. Built by Lebanon-based W Motors, the P1 LM is the first ever Arab supercar and sports a twin-turbo mid-rear mounted 3.8L flat-six boxer engine which can produce 780hp through the rear wheels and 780lb-ft of torque. If that wasn’t enough, it can also do 62mph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 240mph!
The McLaren P1 LM can best be described as a street-legal version of the P1 GTR and was converted by British firm, Lazante, who bought the original P1. With gold plating enveloping the engine bay and a 3.8L twin-turbo V8, the P1 LM can produce 1000hp and while there are similarities to the P1 GTR, the P1 LM weighs 132lbs less than the original. Only 5 units have been produced, all of which are already sold. But don’t be too sad, you’re better off spending that cash on AFL Premiership betting anyway!
With looks straight out of a sci-fi movie, the Veneno Roadster was built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th birthday. Thanks to the 6.5L V12 with a 7-speed single clutch ISR automated manual transmission, the Veneno Roadster produces 740hp and 507lb-ft of torque and can reach 60mph in 2.9 seconds. With only 9 units produced, it’s no surprise that the Veneno Roadster would have originally set you back $4.5 million – regrettably for those who could afford it, they’re all already sold.
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is the most expensive street-legal production car in the world and is encrusted in real diamonds thanks to the diamond dust impregnated resin which coats the body’s carbon fibres, known as the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave. Housing a 4.8L dual-supercharged V8 which produces 1004hp and 797lb-ft of torque, the CCXR Trevita also offers a one-of-a-kind dual carbon wing and an Inconel exhaust system.
While the Rolls Royce Sweptail already debuted in May 2017, it still remains the world’s most expensive car almost 2 years later. However, before you balk at the price, you should keep in mind that this vehicle was custom-made for an individual who chose to remain anonymous. The Sweptail can only seat 2 people and has a panoramic sunroof reminiscent of a racing yacht – as per the customer’s specifications. With a handcrafted wood and leather interior, the price doesn’t seem all that ridiculous.