- When it comes to purchasing cars, the value is the number one priority that most buyers go for
- Notably, luxury car manufacturers are working to ensure they offer nothing short of solid engineering, brand cachet, and performance that will be able to convince potential buyers to shell out their extra thousands to purchase their cars.
- However, just like any other purchase of vehicles, your choice of car generally depends on your specific needs and just how much you’re concerned about your public image.
Of course, not all Audi R8 or Porsche 911 owners care that much about the vehicle’s superior handling.
Some just like it when they’re seen driving their machines. But there is more to owning a luxury car than just prestige.
Such premium automobiles come with the most sophisticated safety options and among the most advanced entertainment technology available in the market.
Furthermore, you may fancy the plushest interiors and a wide variety of customisation options. This post offers an insight into the most expensive car in the world.
Why exactly would one go for a $30,000,000 car when they can get good rides for a much less amount? Here are some of the reasons:
If you own most expensive cars or wish to have one, then you definitely have an idea of what I’m talking about here.
Whenever you see a Ferrari or a Lamborghini cruising down the street, looking at it will be like a reflex.
Every now and then, you’ll see admirers taking photos of parked super cars. There’s something about the awesome machines that will simply pull you towards them regardless of your age or gender.
Now, if you have one such ride, you’re probably used to the attention you get while driving. People will simply look at and treat you differently; you’ll be admired, envied, or even hate you, but you’ll feel good about it.
Driving passion or addiction to the adrenaline rush
Some people have a sincere passion for driving, and almost all these individuals dream of owning at least a supercar.
You may be one great driver, but whatever you’re driving will make all the difference. So to improve your performance, you will need to get a much better car. While it may be loads of fun, the hobby may turn out to be quite expensive.
The harder you push your car and the higher the frequency of doing it, the more expensive its maintenance will be.
As a status symbol
While it may be superficial, this statement is all the same true. Owning a Lamborghini, McLaren, Rolls Royce, or Koenigsegg Agera R, will come with a difference in your social status and social life.
You will be considered a powerful person, and may also be seen as a successful, smart, classy or fun person, depending on the type of car you drive. Notably, some individuals are prompted to drive such cars simply because of their business status which demands them to do so, making them appear classy.
However, those with poor mannerisms or has other similar issues, then having a super car will be of no importance to them, and the class will just be an appearance, an attribute that won’t last that long.
As a form of investment
Yes, people actually buy cars as an investment. As time flies, the value of the car will, in most cases, increase. This, of course, will depend on the overall care and maintenance.
This is more profound in rare car models or those that were once owned by a notable individual. For instance, a Ferrari that was owned by Steve McQueens has sold through bidding at $12,000,000. Probably, the new owner could sell it for an even higher amount.
Convenience for business
In some way, just like the website of your company or the formal business garments that you clad in meetings, the car you drive is a statement.
It is a crucial element which forms part of your overall impression. And you’re definitely aware of what is said about first impressions which are easy to create yet difficult to change.
You’ll need your potential clients and business partners, therefore, to see you as a successful individual, someone in control, and a person that they can rely on.
So which is the most expensive car in the world?
The number of both hyper-cars and super-cars is growing rapidly. This, therefore, means the competition for the title of the most expensive car is really tight.
From the Aston Martin Valkyrie to the McLaren P1 to the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, high-ticket and uncommon car varieties continue to flood the market.
Surprisingly, a list of the most expensive cars may not be as easy to create as one may think. This is because the prices people pay for these luxurious rides fluctuate according to the customer build requests which may get rather baroque among the buyers of those who buy the most expensive cars in the world.
Here’s a list of the most expensive automobiles in the world:
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - $4.8 million
The car makes its first appearance on this list with their brand CCXR Trevita, and it comes as the most expensive car in the world which is also street legal. But why so much money?
Without any form of exaggeration, this car literally has a diamond coating, and diamonds aren’t just as cheap.
The Swedish manufacturer of the car developed the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave a new exterior finish that involves using diamond dust-impregnated resin to coat carbon fibers.
Under the lustrous finish is the 4.8-litre V8 that’s also dual-supercharged to generate an output of 1,004 horsepower. It also has 797 pound-feet of torque, meaning that drivers of this machine should have minimal trouble overtaking on the freeway.
Lamborghini Veneno - $4.5 Million
Poison. This is the name of the company (Lamborghini) chose from their modified Aventador roadster that was built to commemorate the 50th birthday of the automaker.
While we may not speak for the motivations of the company, it’s true that the name befits a vehicle which looks positively deadly.
The car comes out as absolutely stunning from whatever angle you view it. It has 6.5-litre V12 spins that deliver 507 lb-ft and 740 horsepower which takes about 2.9 seconds to surge it up to 60mph.
Koenigsegg Regera - $1.9 million
It would be true to state that Christian von Koenigsegg is the world’s most visionary privateer builder. His innovations are undeniably groundbreaking and deeply personal creations.
For a majority of the most expensive vehicles in the world today, the price prices change to match how complex the demands of each customer are. The Regera has a 5.0 liter V8 with twin turbo which generates 1,100 horsepower.
Notably, each of the car’s rear wheels has its electric motor that pushes out approximately 700 horsepower. With its coupling open, the car is purely
McLaren P1 LM — $3.7 million
This is arguably among the most expensive cars in the world. Interestingly, the car wasn’t actually built by McLaren.
The company built the original P1 that was afterward acquired by Lanzante Motorsports. The company painstakingly rebuilt it to transform an almost-perfect supercar into a definitive artistic work that would be remembered to be a crowning achievement.
The machine produces a 1000 horsepower through its combination of three electric motors that are dispersed between the rare wheels and the engine. Notably, the engine bay of the car has a gold plating surrounding a 3.8-litre V-8 with twin turbo.
Lykan HyperSport — $3.4 million
Created by W Motors, this may be regarded as the first legitimate Arab supercar. This is true not only because the developing company is based in Lebanon, but also since the ride is known to be the first automobile whose headlights have been embedded with jewels.
Notably, this car has LED blades with a total of 420 karat diamonds (15-karat).
So what about the rest of this car? Just fine. It is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo that is mid-rear mounted. On performance, the ride fires approximately 780 horsepower through its rear wheels. In just 2.8 seconds, the car can fly from 0-62, and it comes with a blistering top velocity of 240 miles/hour.
Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio - $3 Million
With its asking price of $3 million, this vehicle joins the league of the most highly coveted cars in the world. Notably, only six of this kind were ever made.
It was crafted by Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house, and comes with a 4.5-liter V8 with an output of 562 horsepower to its rear wheels. The vehicle’s body not only saves the weight but also has interesting details such as the aerodynamic headrests installed directly to the roll cage.
Since only a few of them were built, the car’s process of purchase didn’t simply involve visiting the Ferrari dealership. Each of the owners was picked by the automaker, qualifying it to be one of the rare invite-only vehicles in history.
Notably very few people have managed to acquire such expensive cars, including the invite-only vehicles. One notable celebrity who’s known for his lavish lifestyle and taste in cars is Floyd Mayweather.
Who is Floyd Mayweather?
Floyd Joy Mayweather is a professional boxing promoter who began as a professional boxer. Born on February 24th, 1977, the award-winning boxer is a notable accurate, defensive, and amazing puncher.
Throughout his boxing career, the athlete managed a record of 26 consecutive wins, and his accolades have made him garner enough wealth to make him one of the few individuals with a garage full of the world’s most expensive rides.
His personal investments alone are worth $185.5 million, and his car collection is said to be about $8.2 Million. Mayweather resides in his Miami Beach property, a home that he bought way back in 2015. The real estate property has an estimated value of about $7.8 million.
From these statistics, it’s true to conclude that Mr. Mayweather is among the highest net worth sports personalities in the world.
The boxing guru competed between 1996 and 2007 then took a break from which he came back to continue playing between 2009 and 2015. He finally made a one-fight comeback in 2017 where he took on Conor McGregor in a fight that’s also known as "The Money Fight".
Some refer to this historic moment as the "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History". During his career as a professional boxer, he has held several world titles as part of five weight classes as well as the lineal championship that he earned in four weight classes. He retired with an unbeaten record of 50-0.
Here’s a highlight of his career earnings.
- Arturo Gatti (June 25, 2005) — $3.2 million
- Carlos Baldomir (November 4, 2006) — $8 million
- Oscar De La Hoya (May 5, 2007) — $25 million
- Ricky Hatton (December 8, 2007) — $25 million
- World Wrestling Entertainment Appearance — $20 million
- Juan Manuel Márquez (September 19, 2009) — $25 million
- Sugar Shane Mosley (May 14th, 2010) — $30 million
- Victor Ortiz (September 17th, 2011) — $40 million
- Miguel Cotto May 5, 2012) — $40 million
- Robert Guerrero (May 4, 2013) — $50 million
- Saul Alvarez: (September 14, 2013) — $75 million
- Marcos Maidana (May 2, 2014) — $40 million
- Marcos Maidana (September 13, 2014) — $32 million
- Manny Pacquiao (May 2nd, 2015) — $250 million
- Andre Berto (September 12, 2015) — $35 million
- Conor McGregor (August 27, 2017) — $300 million
When you sum it all up, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s total career earnings as of this publication are $1.1 Billion.
Floyd Mayweather cars
With his solid career earnings, Mayweather has managed to acquire some of the most sought after vehicles in the world. Here are some of them.
1996 600S Mercedes
After the athlete’s unfortunate loss in the Atlanta Olympics of 1996, semifinals, Floyd chose to embark on a professional path of boxing in Las Vegas. With his first earnings, he bought this Mercedes, a car that still has a place in the extensive garage to this day. It probably reminds him of his grounded roots since just two years later, he became the WBC world champion and has never looked back ever since.
You can’t talk about the fastest and most expensive car varieties in the world without mentioning the Bugatti Veyron, and interestingly, the flamboyant boxing champ owns three of them. After his win against Andre Berto, the affluent Michigan sportsman went ahead to drop a staggering $6,500,000 on his pair of Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.
Floyd’s car collection is composed of a number of black stallions. All through the years, he has purchased and sold a good number of Ferraris such as the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, and Ferrari 458 Italia Spider. He once lamented on one of his social media pages how his Ferrari Enzo worth $3.2 million that he bought in January 2015 would depreciate in value. Therefore, in his true fashion, he had labeled it with a price tag of $32 million. As ambitious as it seems, a lot of potential buyers won’t mind buying used wheels that were initially owned by the sporting great.
Jeep Wrangler (TMT Edition)
On several occasions, this slippery orthodox has been sporting snakeskin shorts, with the most notable events being his mega fights with Marco Maidana II, Robert Guerrero, and ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The champ’s acquired taste in designer textiles has further transcended over to his ‘TMT edition’ customized Jeep Wrangler interior.
Being among the most elusive boxing champions, Mayweather can leave any of his opponents chasing shadows. This makes his Rolls-Royce Phantom (2016) a fitting match. Even though this was not his first vehicle of this kind, after his masterful dismantling of opponent Arturo Gatti in 2005, the professional boxer picked the keys of another Rolls before later selling it online at a price of $149,985. Additionally, rumor has it that he acquired three Rolls-Royce Ghosts soon after beating Victor Ortiz – since one is never enough.
What about his Lamborghinis?
A millionaire’s car collection won't be complete if it lacks a Lamborghini or two. The boxing champion and record holder has obviously owned several of these. Notably, the boxer hits the Las Vegas Boulevard tarmac with his customized ‘Money’ Murcielago or Aventador LP Roadster.
Top on his list of cars is his Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita that has an approximate value of $4.8 million. Being a populist who’s known to dictate the pace at which he carries his fights, he’ll get to move pretty quickly in his machine.
Other vehicles in his list include:
- McLaren MP4-12C
- Bentley Flying Spur
- Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Bentley Mulsanne
- Maserati GranTurismo
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