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10 most expensive cars in the world 2019 (September), prices & owners

By Hassana Obi
Publish on March 07, 2018

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How much does the most expensive car in the world cost? Who is its owner? Let's check out top 10 most expensive cars in the world 2019 (September update)!

When the prices of the most expensive cars in the world are mentioned, you naturally feel this strange chilly wind blow by, making you experience “Phantosmia of Money”. With the current cream de la crop costing a dubious $19 million, equivalent to a whooping ₦6.9 billion. These are statement cars, which can only be afforded by a select few and sometimes by those specifically selected by the manufacturers of these money beasts.

Let’s join Naijauto and explore the top 10 world's most expensive cars around in 2019 and their owners.

List of 10 most expensive cars in the world 2019 (updated September)   
 Rank  Model  Price
 #1  Bugatti La Voiture Noire   $19 million (~₦6.9 billion)
 #2  Rolls Royce Sweptail  $13 million (~₦4.7 billion)
 #3  Bugatti Centodieci  $8.9 million (~₦3.6 billion)
 #4  Maybach Exelero  $8 million (~₦2.9 billion)
 #5  Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita  $4.8 million (~₦1.7 billion)
 #6  McLaren P1 LM  $3.7 million (~₦1.3 billion)
 #7  Lykan Hypersport  $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)
 #8  Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere  $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)
 #9  Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio  $3 million (~₦1.09 billion)
 #10  Bugatti Chiron  $3 million (~₦1.09 billion)

Mesmerized already by the price tags? Now see what each of theser extravagant car has to offer and why they cost so much, starting from the "cheapest":

#10. Bugatti Chiron - $3 million (~₦1.09 Billion)

Bugatti Chiron is the more expensive, more powerful successor of the notorious Bugatti Veyron. Costing a whopping ₦1.09 billion, Bugatti Chiron is made from materials that are a true definition of luxury. It takes leather from 16 different cows to line the Chiron's seats, dashboard and door panels. And the feeling of posh is top-notch with diamond-supported speaker diaphragms.

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Bugatti has 4 cars in the list of the most expensive cars on earth

The Bugatti Chiron is also a serious contender for the most powerful car around, with its power standing at incredible 1500 hp and can accelerate from 0-97km/h in 2.4 seconds. It employs a quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter W16 engine which requires 800 liters of water and over 60,000 liters of air per minute to cool it off.

There are only 500 Bugatti Chiron owners in the world, with the most famous ones being Christiano Ronaldo, Crown Prince of Dubai and Crown Prince of Qatar.

#9. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio - $3 million (~₦1.09 billion)

The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio is an expensive pimp of Ferrari 458 Spider. Presented to the public at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, it is a tribute to the renowned car designer Sergio Pininfarina. A Pininfarina Sergio costs $3 million and you may think it is not so difficult for billionaires to own one, but no. There are only 6 of these supercars are built, and Ferrari hand-picks all of its owners! Talk about exclusivity!

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Only 6 Ferrari customers are picked to own the Pininfarina Sergio

It retains same overall exterior look as the Spider with all carbon fibre frame and just two seats. It can reach 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 320km/h. The 562 hp comes from 4.5 liter V8 engine through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

#8. Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere - $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)

When talking about the cosliest cars in the world, most people will think of the Bugatti Veyron, and they are right. Costing ₦1.23 billion, the Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere is the exquisitely pimped version of the notorious Veyron and takes it to a new height of luxury. It is reportedly owned by South African businessman Zinaid Moti. In Nigeria, the original, cheaper version of the Bugatti Veyron is owned by Senator Dino Melaye and billionaire Aliko Dangote.

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The Swiss master modification firm did a magnificent job on the Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere brands a top speed of 255 mph and easily accelerates from (0-62) mph in just 2.7 seconds. It delivers 1109 hp with maximum torque of 1106 lb-ft from an 8.0 liter V12 Quad-turbo engine. This supercar is one of the few blends of luxury and high performance. 

>>> See the Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere owned by businessman Zinaid Moti arrived at Zimbabwe airport on the way heading to South Africa!

#7. Lykan Hypersport - $3.4 million (~₦1.23 billion)

This Arab wonder is built by Lebanese carmaker W Motors. It comes with sharp and chiseled lines with pronounced Titanium blades made of 420 15-carat real diamonds, and headlamps specially encrusted with another 240 15-carat diamonds. If you are buying this car, you can have options of replacing diamonds with sapphires, yellow diamonds, rubies, or any precious stone of your liking. From the inside, its seats are handcrafted with gold stitching to match the squinting-demon diamond eyes,  Among the mere 7 units ever be built, one is owned by the Dubai Police.

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The Lykan Hypersport's headlamps are specially encrusted with 420 15-carat diamonds and precious stones

Now don't you think the diamonds are everything this Arab-made car has? Hell no! The Lykan Hypersport boast the performance that places it in the same league as the Bugatti Veyron! With 3.8-litre, 3746 cc V6 twin-turbo Porsche engine, it churns out 750 horsepower and 960 Nm of torque. It can sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in a neck-snapping 2.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 395km/h.

>>> See more beasts in the Dubai Police's supercar fleet!

#6. McLaren P1 LM - $3.6 million (~₦1.3 billion)

The McLaren P1 LM is the street legal version of the McLaren P1 GTR. Only 5 units of this high speed plug-hybrid supercar were ever produced. 

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The McLaren P1 LM is powered by a gold-plated 3.8 Liter dual-turbo V8 engine

Costing ₦1.3 billion each, the McLaren P1 LM has a gold-plated 3.8 Liter dual-turbo V8 engine and a Johnson Matthey Battery Systems design Lithium-ion high density battery, which both supply a whopping power of 903 hp, and a beastly torque output of 723 lb-ft.

As you would expect, this Formula 1 style supercar delivers very impressive performance figures when it’s let to fly. It attains a top speed of 217 mph and accelerates from (0-60) mph in just about 2.4 seconds. 

#5. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - $4.8 million (~₦1.7 billion)

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is one of the rarest concept cars built by Koenigsegg Automotive, with just 2 units constructed so far. It is known for the its exclusive finish called "Diamond Weave" - a special white carbon fiber coat that sparks like thousands of tiny diamonds under the sun rays.

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Just two units of Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita has been built so far

The original plan was to build 3 units - which is enough to keep it exclusive, but it is too difficult and time consuming for Koenigsegg to produce the white carbon fiber, so they were able to make only 2 units of the CCXR Trevita eventually. One of the only two owners is reportedly legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather. 

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A closer look at the Koeniggseg's exclusive finish "Diamond Weave"

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is built with a 4.8 Liter Koenigsegg aluminum V8 engine accompanied by a Double Rotrex centrifugal supercharger that delivers an astonishing 1018 hp and 796 lb-ft torque at 5600 rpm. It can catapult from 0-62m in 2.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of over 410km/h.

>>> Floyd Mayweather has to modify his Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita to reduce its speed! Click to see why!

#4. Maybach Exelero - $8 million (~₦2.9 billion)

In a bid to test the performance limit of its world's biggest tyres of 23" - Carat Exelero, the renowned German tyre manufacturer Fulda ordered Mercedes-Benz to build a very big trial car that can fit the giant tyres and rims. This project gave birth to the one-off supercar known as the Maybach Exelero.

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This $8 million Maybach Exelero was built just to test newly developed tires

Costing a whopping $8million (~₦2.9 billion), close to the GDP of a small island nation, the Maybach Exelero was once the costliest car in the world until the Bugatti Centodieci dethroned it. There have been unconfirmed reports on the true owner of the Exelero, but rumors point to American rapper Jay Z who featured the car in his music video "Lost One".

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Rapper Jay Z is reportedly one of the 2 owners of the Maybach Exelero

Meant to extensive test the new tires performance limit, the Maybach Exelero is tweaked to reach a top speed of 218 mph. It delivers 690 hp and about 752 lb-ft torque with a 5.9 liter dual-turbocharged V12 engine. The Exelero clocks the 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds - quite impressive for a curb weight of 5864 lb.

#3. Bugatti Centodieci - $8.9 million (~₦3.6 billion)

Centodieci means 110 in Italian. Bugatti Centodieci is built to pay homage to the EB110, a production car that helped revive the dying Bugatti brand in the 1998 bankruptcy. The Bugatti Centodieci will have only 10 units built and cost an amazing $9 million, or ₦3.6 billion. All of the mere ten units have been ordered already and will be delivered beginning in 2021.

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All of the mere ten units of the Bugatti Centodieci have been ordered already

The Bugatti Centodieci owes so much to the Bugatti Divo, with a similar powertrain that delivers 100 hp more, reaching 1600hp. It’s 8.0 liter quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine propels this machine to a top speed of 236 mph, clearing the (0-62) mph in about 2.4 seconds.

#2. Rolls Royce Sweptail - $13 million (~₦4.73 billion)

Rolls-Royce Sweptail was a special project requested by a client as an accompanying vehicle for a super yacht. The design of this super expensive bespoke car is a collaboration between Rolls-Royce and the Sweptail customer, which is extremely rare for such a luxury car marque like Rolls-Royce. It is hand-built during a total of 4 years. You can see the details of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail here!

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The design of this super expensive bespoke car is a collaboration between Rolls-Royce and the Sweptail customer

And can you believe it, the whopping price of $13 million (₦4.73 billion) hasn't been decided when the Sweptail was ordered? Instead, the manufacturer made the car with thorough customization as required by the customer and stated the total cost at the delivery. But it seems that the price is not a problem for the loaded owner.

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The owner of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail did not know its price until it 's completed

The production team of the Rolls Royce Sweptail settled for a 6.75 liter V12 engine that supplied 453 hp and torque of 531 lb-ft. The beauty is able to reach a top speed of 150 mph while clearing the (0-60) mph in 5.6 seconds.

#1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire - $19 million (~₦6.9 billion)

La Voiture Noire means "The Black Car". The official most expensive car in the whole world is the latest supercar from Bugatti as a homage to the its Type 57SC Atlantic, an extremely rare all-black luxury coupe that went missing during the World War II and has never been found. 

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Instead of buying the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, you can buy 42 Rolls-Royce Phantoms

Every single component of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is hand-crafted and the whole body is made from carbon fibre. It will come with an 8.0 liter 16 cylinder quad-turbo engine that delivers 1500 hp, accompanying a torque of 1180 lb-ft while reaching a top speed of 249 mph. It clears the (0-60) mph in just 2.4 seconds.

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is one-off so only one person in the world is lucky enough to own it, for a whopping price of $19 million (₦6.9 billion). That money can buy 42 Rolls-Royce Phantoms - one of the most expensive cars in Nigeria, or 152 Mercedes Benz G Wagons, or 633 Toyota Camrys! 

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Every single component of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is hand-crafted

>>> The lucky owner of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is rumored to be Cristiano Ronaldo, who agreed to buy it right after seeing it's sketch and yet had to wait 2 years to get it delivered to his garage.


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So, those are the latest updated list of top 10 most expensive car in the world 2019, we hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget to bookmark Naijauto news for more coolest cars around the world!

Hassana Obi is an automobile writer and editor at Naijauto.com. She prides herself on hundreds of informative and entertaining articles on Nigerian traffic regulations, car prices and celebrity car collections. When Hassana is not writing, she is a teacher and philanthropist.