The year 1767 cannot be forgotten in the automotive history. It was the year the first human-transport vehicle was manufactured – thanks to Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. The steam-powered machine was basic. Nonetheless, it was savored. It was the first of a kind.
As the years passed, the wind of positive change blew threw the automotive industry. Newer cars were produced, and each one was a step-up from their previous models. The mobility need for cars became less important as the rich and mighty began to seek sophistication and prestige in their cars.
Today, cars are on a whole new level. They offer high-end technology, comfort, and performance. Putting their best food forward in these areas, some of the finest cars are more expensive than private jets. Yes, you heard that right. The Cirrus Vision, a 5-seater jet, costs 1.96 million, less than the cost price of some cars. Read along as Naijauto identifies them.
1. Bugatti Chiron: $2.7m (N826 million)
Bugatti has made a name for itself as an automaker that produces some of the most expensive cars. One of its models in this category is the Chiron with a starting price of 2.7 million. According to the automaker, the power and luxury of the Chiron are unrivaled. Discharging a speed of 268mph, it has a W-16 8.0 turbocharged engine, producing 1,500 horsepower.
Kylie Jenner recently bought herself a Chiron
2. Pagani Huayra BC: $2.8m (N856 million)
The Huayra is the costliest Pegani model in its history. It was christened in tribute to an investor from Italy who is arguably the biggest collector of Ferrari cars. Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, Huayra BC boasts of a V-12 6.0-liter bi-turbocharged engine, producing 790 horsepower along with 811 lb feet of torque.
The Huayra was named after an Italian investor
3. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio: $3m (N918 million)
The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is a concept car produced as a tribute to the deceased son of Pininfarina’s founder. Unveiled in 2013, only six units of the model were produced.
The open-air two-seater easily stands out from the lot with a 100 percent body frame carbon fiber. Just like its sister model the Ferrari 458, the Sergio is without a roof, windshield and side windows. It offers a V-8 4.5-liter F136F engine.
The open-air two-seater debuted in 2013
4. Aston Martin Valkyrie: $3.2m (N979 million)
The Valkyrie from Aston Martin is a revamped model of the previous Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001. It comes with a V-12 6.5-liter engine, 1:1 weight/power ratio hybrid battery system and 1,000 horsepower. The automaker produced only 150 units to be sold worldwide.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an upgraded Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001
5. Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere: $3.4m (N1.04 billion)
Speed is one thing the Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron has in excess. It is recognized as one of the fastest cars on the planet. From its 2005 debut, the Veyron has been revamped four times. Its body is made of carbon fiber with features including a refined cabin, a shortened hood, and bigger side scoops among others. Its W16 8.0-liter engine produces 1,200 horsepower along with 1,106-pound feet of torque.
The Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere is one of the fastest cars in the world
6. Lykan Hypersport: $3.4m (N1.04 billion)
The Lykan Hypersport can easily pass for an armored car. It is designed with scissor doors that give it a unique look. If you watched the “Furious 7” series, you probably saw it being featured.
Headlights of the Hypersport consist of LED blades and 240 15-carat diamonds. The first supercar from Arab, it produces 780 horsepower along with 708 pound feet of torque.
The Lykan Hypersport was featured in the popular series Furious 7
7. McLaren P1 LM: $3.6m (N1.1 billion)
The McLaren P1 LM was manufactured specifically for a select few, not the general public. It offers a V-8 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged engine laced with fancy gold plating. You get to see the car in all its glory on the tracks as it produces 1,000 horsepower. Only five units were manufactured, all sold.
The McLaren P1 LM is laced with gold plating
8. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5m (N1.38 billion)
The Veneno Roadster was created in commemoration of the automaker’s 50th anniversary. It comes well-packed with a V12 6.5-liter engine that produces 740 horsepower as well as 507 pound-feet of torque. In 2.9 seconds, it covers 60 mph.
Body of the Veneno Roadster is laced with carbon fiber. Only 9 units were produced.
The Veneno Roadster was produced to mark Lamborghini's 50th anniversary
9. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: $4.8m (N1.47 billion)
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is the costliest production car on the road. Laced with diamonds all over, it is made of shining and silvery-white fibers – a change from the black one used traditionally. It is enhanced by a V8 4.8-liter dual-super-charged engine, producing 1,004 horsepower as well as 797-pound feet of torque. Only two units were manufactured.
The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is made of silvery-white fibers, not the traditional black.
10. Rolls-Royce Sweptail: $13m (N3.99 billion)
The Sweptail by Rolls-Royce is the most expensive car produced yet. The automaker manufactured this masterpiece at the request of an unnamed customer. Indeed, the car is the definition of luxury. It has the special bespoke coachwork exclusive to the yore royal carriage. Interior of the two-seater is handcrafted with wood.
The Sweptail by Rolls-Royce is the most expensive car released as of now
Going by their prices, some of these cars can buy not just one but a few jets. Given their extremely high cost, just a few are made for those who have money in excess to throw around. If you ever get to ride in one, do not hesitate to share the experience with us.
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