8 Most Expensive Cars In The World

For the average person, a car represents an opportunity to get from point A to point B. If you’re lucky, it won’t break down on the way.

For those with wealth, owning a car is a reflection of status, comfort and style.

For the mega wealthy, the automobile is like everything else: a competition.

To see just how ornate this competitive collecting can get, we’ve put together a list of the 8 most expensive cars in the world.

1) 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, Chassis 3851GT

This 1960s dream machine is one of Ferrari’s finest creations.

A beautiful automobile, its speed and race-ready tenacity became infamous when Henri Oreillier, a former skiing pro and hero of the French Resistance during WWII, tragically crashed and died behind the wheel at Coupes du Salon in 1962.

After a couple more tumultuous ownerships, the Ferrari was finally sold again in 2014 for a staggering $38,115,000.

2) 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, Chassis 0674

While the name might not exactly roll off the tongue, this Ferrari darling is another all-star racer, at one point able to top out at 185 miles an hour.

Ferrari ended up selling it – it was then retired from racing and eventually sold for over $35 million.

3) Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

To keep this list from being an auction-only affair, we’re going to jump ahead to the present day. The Maybach might be most famous as a pop culture icon – listen to any Rick Ross song and you can’t avoid the Maybach.

This incredible one-off will run you about $8 million despite the fact that it debuted in 2004. The two-door car justifies its cost with luxury and a 700 hp, twin-turbo V12 engine.

4) Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

The CCXR Trevita clocks in at $4.8 million and is the most expensive street-legal car in the world.

With carbon fibers coated in “diamond-impregnated” resin and a ridiculous 4.8 liter V8 that equals an output of 1,004 horsepower, this bad boy can move.

5) Lamborghini Veneno

Built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, this speedster that takes its name from the Spanish for “poison” is downright deadly.

At a cool $4.5 million, it can lunge to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. What a way to celebrate a birthday.

6) W Motors Lykan Hypersport

This amazing car had its star turn in Furious 7 when it crashed through three whole skyscrapers in Dubai.

With jewel-encrusted headlights, a futuristic interior and a 3.8 liter, twin turbo flat six, this whip is about as gaudy as it gets, which may explain why the Abu Dhabi police force uses it on patrol duty.

At a mere $3.4 million a pop, how could you not?

7) Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

With only six in existence, this $3 million car might be one of the rarest on this list, or at least one of the most exclusive.

Unavailable for purchase, the carmakers at Ferrari selected each recipient personally. One can only imagine how much this will be worth in 50 years.

8) Bugatti Chiron

Set on outdoing itself, the Bugatti Chiron updates the classic Veyron with unbelievable specs, jaw-dropping speed – 261 miles per hour at its max – the Chiron is all impact and pizazz.

Truly, the Chiron is a bargain with a starting price of just $2,998,000.