The most expensive car in the world (& in Nigeria!)


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The rich and famous spend lavishly when it comes to cars, but can you imagine the whopping price tag of $13 million or ₦4.7 billion nairas of the most expensive car in the world?

Would you like to know the most expensive car in the world? Apparently, you aren’t the only one curious about this. On a daily basis, people across the globe flood search engines with the query.

In a world where there is unlimited number of cars, knowing the ones that stand at the top isn’t such a bad idea. Look no further, brings you this information on a platter of gold. Get ready to be thrilled by world's costliest cars!

1. What’s the costliest car in the world?

In every group, there’s always the number one. Where we have expensive cars in the world, we are bound to have the most expensive among them all. Holding this coveted position is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail which costs a staggering $13 million, equivalent to over ₦4.7 billion.

The design of the car has its inspiration from a combination of several Rolls-Royce’s models. The styling took a different dimension as it was modeled after super-yachts.

There’s room for only two people in the most expensive car in the world. This isn’t such a nice thing as most people would love to enjoy the luxury it provides with their family and friends. It took Rolls-Royce four years to build the machine.

2. Who owns the most expensive car in the world?

The $13 million Rolls-Royce Sweptail was ordered by a very very rich man but the brand has never unveiled his name to the public. That's why the identity of owner of the world's costliest car remains a secret till now. However, reliable sources reported that they encountered the car model in BMW Abu Dhabi dealership, suggesting the wealthy owner must come from this area.

It totally makes sense when Abu Dhabi is the second most populous city of UAE (United Arab Emirates), only behind Dubai which is famous for the top-of-the-world luxury lifestyle.

Before this news, in finding answers to the question about who owns the most expensive car in the world, some people come to mind – celebrities and dignitaries. Giving the nature of their job, the former are known to flaunt their wealth including their cars. So, it’s understandable that, while they may not be the actual owners of the most expensive cars, their cars are noticed the most. So, we’ll work with what we can see.

  • Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is a legendary Singer, Entrepreneur, Manager and Judge among other things. He has graced many TV shows including America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, Pop Idol, The X Factor and American Idol to mention a few.

When he isn’t busy working on any of these shows, he’s probably riding his very expensive Bugatti Veyron which costs $1,700,000 (~₦618.4 million).


In fact, Simon Cowell was caught driving the Veyron twice in 4 years

  • Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld wears many hats in entertainment – Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director etc. Popular for his performance in the self-titled Sitcom Seinfeld, he has built a great deal of wealth for himself. With so much work under his belt, it comes as no surprise that he owns one of the most expensive cars in the world.

With a collection of Porsche cars in his garage, each of them costs about $700,000, equal to ₦254.6 million.


Jerry Seinfeld has acquired up to 16 Porsche cars in his garage

  • David Beckham

Former footballer David Beckham may no longer be in active football, but he’s still very much celebrated for his legacy. Besides being known as a footballer, Beckham is also famous for his wealth, style and looks.


David Beckham carrying his child on the Phantom Drophead Coupe

You don’t have to look too far to see what he has to show from his many years of playing professional football. His $407,000 (~₦148 million) Phantom Rolls-Royce is right here.

  • Paris Hilton

The name Paris Hilton is synonymous with wealth. The heiress to a billion-dollar empire has been exposed to the best things in life right from an early age. At a time when social media wasn’t popularly, Paris dominated the media, dishing out one surprise after another.

The reality star who was once engaged owns a pink Bentley estimated to cost $285,000 or ₦103.7 million.


The young heiress is living in her pink world

  • Kim Kardashian

Hate her or love her, Kim Kardashian is here to stay. The reality star who rose to fame under controversial circumstances has managed to remain relevant for years. Raking in some of the biggest endorsements in the world and establishing businesses, Kim makes a lot of money that can afford her a luxurious lifestyle.

The wife and mother owns a black Ferrari F430 that’s estimated to cost at least $186,925 (~₦68 million).


Not just Ferrari, this woman is owning around 20 luxury cars (Photo source: vipslifebemmy)

3. Top 10 cars in the world - world's most expensive cars

We have taken a look at the world's most expensive car. In this section, our focus is on the top 10 cars in the world. While the cost of the cars is a factor to consider, we aren’t exclusively looking at cost but the total package of the car.

The top 10 cars in the world include:

  • Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron is so many things in one. It’s isn’t only fancy but also durable. But even if you had the money, you may not be able to get this car as it’s manufactured in limited series. The cost price is about 2 million dollars (~₦727.5 million). Maintenance cost of this car even added to the wild expense to own it. A famous owner of this beast - Floyd Mayweather has revealed it cost him ₦21million for each oil change and tires for his Bugatties.


"Fancy but durable" - says Bugatti Veyron

  •  Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini Reventon is unique by all standards. Due to its high value and worth, the company produced only 20 of it. You’ll find one of it right in a museum located in India. It costs 1.6 million dollars (~₦582 million).


Ladies & gentlemen, hats off for Lambo Reventon!

  •  Koenigsegg CCXR

Koenigsegg CCXR’s engine power is second to none. In terms of speed, it does 400 km/h. You get to arrive at your destination at the shortest time possible and in grand style. Floyd Mayweather (again, as Floyd is a notorious hypercar collector) used to pay $4.8 million for a CCXR Trevita model, translating to 1.75 billion nairas.


Inside the front cabin of Koenigsegg CCXR

  •  McLaren F1

McLaren F1 is a specially designed sports car. It’s known for its very high speed. In 32 seconds, it covers 60 mph. First produced in 1994, the car has gone through several upgrades. It goes for 1.2 million dollars (~₦436.5 million)

Are you daydreaming about these masterpieces?

  • Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Enzo is one sports car with very high speed. Its unique features include climate control and a very good sound system. In 3.65 seconds, it accelerates up to 100 km/h. When being launched in 2002, the car was priced from "only" ₦240 million, but latest models must be bought with around $2.4 million (~₦873 million).


Ferrari Enzo can rev up to 100 kph in less than 4 seconds

  • Pagani Zonda

Not many cars in the world are made of special carbon-titanium alloy. But the Pagani has it all over its body. It gives the car a very light weight, making it faster than its contemporaries. It costs 1.8 million dollars (~₦654.7 million).


The beauty from the rear of Zonda Tricolor

  • Porsche Carrera GT

First seen in 2004, the Porsche Carrera GT is partly a sports car. It was the number one sports car internationally in the 2000s. With 450,00 dollars or ₦164 million, you can have one of it.


Who can resist the charm from the Porsche?

  • Maybach Landaulet

The Maybach Landaulet boasts of topnotch technical qualities. An executive-class sedan, it’s the perfect ride for a boss driven by a driver. You get to enjoy a high-tech multimedia screen as you are on your ride. It costs 1.5 million dollars (~₦545.6 million).


Sitting in a Maybach Landaulet, what you expect more?

  • SSC Ultimate Aero

The SSC Ultimate Aero is a mid-engine American sports car. With a 257mph top speed, it does 60mph in just 2.7 seconds. Only 25 of it was produced and made available. At the time it was released, an SSC Ultimate Aero was sold at ₦270 million.


The intimidating look of the Ultimate on its racing track

  • Aston Martin One-77

The James Bond brand has an incredible 750 horsepower. In 3.5 seconds, it accelerates up to 100km/h. It costs ₦413.8 million.


Quick, get in! Let's speed up to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds!

4. Most luxurious car in the world: 5 car models for the rich mainstream

Cars become old the minute they are released into the market. You know why? Another car is going to be released the next minute. The latest car in the world trends for just a while, and then the spotlight shifts to another one, but for these 5 models, its luxury status remains on top of all time. And why they differ from the most expensive? Because its price can be considered more "affordable" while its luxury are of top class compared to other brands.

So if you think you have seen it all about the automobile extravagance, let's check the list of most luxurious car models in the world below!

4.1. Rolls Royce Phantom

What’s there not to love about the Rolls Royce Phantom? The mere look of it exudes immense wealth. Riding in this car is an experience on its own. It provides maximum comfort for both the driver and passengers. The Naija upper class are no inferior to any international counterparts since many of them are spotted riding or flaunting posh Rolls Royce Phantoms of themselves, including E-Money, Aliko Dangote, Olu Okeowo, and monachs.

Rolls-Royce Phantom has a great feel of precision as well as a moderate weight that enables the car to move smoothly. It accelerates from 0-100mph. It also goes from 30-70mph.


You just can't resist the beauty of Rolls-Royce Phantom

FYI: the starting price of a Rolls Royce Phantom now is about $420,000, or equal to ₦152.8 million. Save money from now on & we may be able to buy a second-hand Phantom at death.

4.2. Mercedes-Maybach S650

There’s a reason why some car experts claim that the Mercedes-Maybach S650 is the most accepted and appealing limousine car brand in the world. The luxury brand makes a huge statement with this one. It’s in a world of its own with its unbeatable individuality and exclusivity. There’s space for many people as the cars boasts of a 6.5-meter length.

The price of Mercedes-Maybach S650 stays much lower than the child from Rolls-Royce. Only with around ₦70 million, could we buy a Maybach at the base price.


While Mercedes is already luxurious, Maybach even goes beyond that level

4.3. Bentley Mulsanne

The Bentley Mulsanne needs no introduction. It singlehandedly announces itself from a thousand miles. The manufacturer says it’s committed to ensuring maximum comfort of passengers as well as the driver. A closer look at the car confirms their commitment and we think it's totally worth its base price at $405,471 or ₦147.5 million.


Find this Mulsanne resembles Rolls-Royce model? Both are top-notched!

4.4. Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Rolls-Royce is bent on giving car lover options in its productions. It makes a strong statement with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. If you’d love a car with an adjustable height air suspension, then you have found it. Its BMW four-wheel drive is another reason why it makes for a pleasant ride.


The starting price of Cullinan is N118 million

4.5. Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga takes the lead in car interior. Designed with carefully selected materials around the world, it stands out even in the midst of top luxurious cars. For a sporting driving experience, the Bentayga is the way to go. A Naija owner of this car is the scandalous Davido.

Like Maybach, the base price of this Bentley goes for roughly ₦71 million.


This is your view when driving a Bentley Bentayga

5. Most expensive car in Nigeria

Nigerians are known to be high-spenders all over the world. Their money spending habit is extended to cars. You’ll find all sorts of exotic cars you can think of on Nigerian roads. These flamboyant fleet of cars often make people curious about the most expensive car in Nigeria. With updated news from the car collection of Nigerian celebrities, Wizkid newly bought Lamborghini Urus would be the most expensive car in Nigeria that has been announced in public. The price of this beast must go for at least ₦101 million.


Wizkid's Lambo is a 2018 Urus in grey

Other artists or monarchs also own formidable car collections but they might not showcase their transport in public, so we have no idea how expensive those cars are. To read in details, visit our Celeb car section to know more!

6. Latest car in the world: A big "Wow" for its tech!

Every minute, a new car concept is introduced with groundgreaking technology. While you are reading this, there might be hundreds of newly manufactured cars released to the market, so the answer to the question of latest car in the world just remains true to this moment, within some seconds.

Just at the beginning of this year, the Byton All-Electric M-Byte SUV was premiered with dual display screens on its steering wheel and dashboard, promising to fetch its driver the best driving experience ever.


Has the dual screen of Byton satisfied your watching needs?

Few weeks back, Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 introduced the latest unlocking tech - using driver's fingerprints to open the car. This brings hope to many absent-minded people who often forget the car key somewhere.

And many more other cutting-edge tech trends are waiting for you to update, just follow the link and you'll find yourself 100 years ahead.

7. Verdict: what's the best car in the world?

Well, we can't say what's the best car in the world because it depends much on personal opinion and what one expects for his own driving experience. We just know Rolls-Royce Sweptail now is the most expensive car in the world and probably the property of a UAE billionnaire.

For owners of top cars in the world, as expected, the rich and famous drive the most impressive beasts. They have the money, so it makes perfect sense that they’d spend it on luxury. Their lavish lifestyle is entertainment to the masses like us who look up to them. Don't stop trying, you may become one of them one day, we believe!

In the meantime, check out Naijauto for mind-blowing car facts to expand your horizons!

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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