A high-end, luxury sports car possesses power, prestige, and pedigree, which go far beyond wheels, seats, and what’s under the hood. Creativity and forward-thinking have made luxury cars today complete works of art. The incredible design of sports cars today is, of course, worth a hefty price tag, but some are worth much more than others. These are the most expensive sports cars in the world today:
Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero
Mercedes Benz is known for creating some of the most incredible pieces of machinery ever to hit the road. They upheld this reputation with the Maybach Exelero, which was built in 2004. This luxury vehicle was designed with sleek lines to complement its rounded and slim silhouette. The Maybach Exelero features high-end materials for both the interior and exterior to enhance its beauty and comfort. Larger than most sports cars, it was a viable passenger car with a real capacity for life. With a V12 engine and 752 pound-feet of torque, the Maybach Exelero was rightfully priced at $8M—$10M in today’s values, adjusted for inflation.
Rolls Royce Sweptail
Designed for an anonymous billionaire, the historic Rolls-Royce manufacturer created the legendary Rolls Royce Sweptail. This beautiful piece of machinery is built with the silhouette, round doors, and tail designs of iconic Rolls models, but also with 21st-century technology and comfort. The unbroken pane of a durable glass ceiling, champagne chiller, crystal flutes, titanium analog clocks, carbon-fiber laptop stations, and a hat shelf prices the Rolls Royce Sweptail at a whopping $12.8M. “For those who value rarity in its most authentic form,” Rolls Royce offers “Coachbuild” to design and build your own RR.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
The French classic car manufacturer Bugatti created a new icon in the vehicular industry in 2019––La Voiture Noire, which translates simply as “The Black Car.” Designed in remembrance of Jean Bugatti’s Type 57 SC Atlantic vehicle not seen since World War II, their homage features a handcrafted carbon fiber body and a quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter engine that possesses a stunning 1500 horsepower capacity. Still, in its pre-production state, Bugatti has priced this “piece of automotive haute couture” at $18.7M.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
The most expensive car in the world today is not one designed with all the bells and whistles of modern, technology-driven vehicles. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was distinguished as the “Picasso of the Motoring World” after winning the 1964 Tour de France and placing 4th in Le Mans. Even after several decades of innovative and luxury cars designed to make collectors swoon, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT0 remains the most expensive car in the world with only 36 made between 1962 and 1963, a top speed of 174 miles per hour, and faster acceleration than most roller-coasters. It’s no wonder that this prestigious car last sold at $70M to David MacNeil, the WeatherTech founder and CEO (his 7th Ferrari).