Hard-To-Get Cars With Hefty Price Tags To Match

By: Lauren Wurth | Published: Nov 02, 2023

Cars have served as a quintessential form of transport since their inception, and for the average Joe, a family Sedan is usually enough to meet any needs. However, some enthusiasts are very passionate about owning cool cars–so much so that they are willing to shell out large wads of cash.

This article has compiled a list of some of the most expensive cars out there. So for those who consider cars their most valuable possession, let’s check out some outrageously priced models of the luxury car world.

1. Bentley Bentayga - From $183,425

This luxury crossover vehicle, which began production in 2016, is a mid-size SUV with AWD (all-wheel-drive). It is known for being one of the world’s most luxurious and well-regarded SUVs. Its features include being highly customizable, sophisticated, and possessing great power.


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Such a well-designed vehicle has its flaws, however. In 2016, around 37 of these Bentaygas had to be recalled by Bentley due to the seats not being adequately secured. Still, this shows Bentley’s quest for perfection.


2. Tesla Roadster Founder’s Model - From $200,000

Being designed for aerodynamic efficiency and high overall performance–the Tesla Roadster is meant to be one of the fastest cars in the world. With a deposit of $38,000, you can reserve one for its 2023 release date.


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This model has an astounding acceleration–going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2 seconds flat. Its top speed is expected to be around 250 mph, with a 200-KwH battery lasting up to a range of 620 miles.

3. Aston Martin Rapide S - From $204,950

With over 100 years of history, Aston Martin has been one of the premiere producers of grand tourers and luxury sports cars. The latest model, the Aston Martin Rapide S, is designed for long journeys at high speeds.


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Its concept was first presented at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. Needless to say, the company’s shareholders were thoroughly impressed. The Rapide S remains an all-time favorite, even after the debut of the Rapide E.

4. Mercedes-AMG SL65 - Starting price is $220,000

While many high-end cars focus on speed and performance, the Mercedes-AMG SL65 leans more towards horsepower and refinement. Possessing an old-school Biturbo 6.0-liter V12 engine, this roadster can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4 seconds.


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The Mercedes-AMG SL65 is considered a must-have for many. After all, it has one of the best active and passive safety systems; it’s convenient and comfortable, and the quality of the speakers is out of this world. Plus, it has rear-wheel drive.

5. Mercedes-AMG G65 - From $222,700 

Well-loved for being a mix of past and present, the AMG G65 is part of the Mercedes-Benz G-class. Under the hood, you will find a V12 engine with twin turbochargers. This vehicle is considered a top-tier luxury SUV thanks to its convenience, comfort, and power.

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The Mercedes-AMG G65 is geared towards urban driving, though it can easily reach 60 miles per hour in around 5 seconds, being considered one of the fastest in its product line. 


6. Ferrari 488 GTB - From $262,647 

The Ferrari 488 GTB is the newest mid-engined and turbo-assisted vehicle from the famed “Prancing Horse” brand–following the famous F40. Serving as the successor of the 458, the 488 model boasts a 661-horsepower engine and can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3 seconds.

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The 488 GTB is considered one of the company’s most desirable luxury cars and has won various prizes, such as Motor Trend’s “Best Driver’s Car” in 2017 and Top Gear Magazine’s “The Supercar of the Year 2015.” 


7. McLaren 720S Coupe - From $299,000

The McLaren 720S Coupe looks and feels like an actual supercar thanks to its high speed and performance, as well as its sporty driving feel and elegant design. Aside from its design, it can produce 710 horsepower thanks to its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.

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The 720S Coupe can easily reach 60 miles per hour from rest in under three seconds. Combining excellent performance, aesthetically pleasing design, and practicality, this car is a must-buy for any vehicle enthusiast.


8. Bentley Mulsanne (2010) - From $304,670 

Having been manufactured from 2010 until 2020, the Bentley Mulsanne has become quite the collector’s item. Joining with its imposing design is its 6.75-liter V8 engine–capable of outputting up to 505 horsepower. Its excellent performance and power make it a symbol of status and extravagance.


Unlike most of the company’s other flagship cars, the Mulsanne was independently designed–the first in 80 years. So while it is more expensive than other luxury cars, the Mulsanne is worth the price as it is an excellent example of prestige and success.


9. Rolls-Royce Ghost - Starting Price is $311,900

It is a full-size luxury five-passenger vehicle known for its exclusive craftsmanship and the highest levels of luxury. What makes it really unique and special is its nearly flawless build.


The car is appreciated for its combination of elegant lines, contemporary and effortless luxury. The vehicle that costs over $300K cannot be bad, except for a few minor flaws that do no really make a significant difference.


10. Ferrari F12 Berlinetta - Starting Price is $319.995

It is a luxurious Italian grand tourer that can offer you all you need from a supercar. It is also known as the fastest road-going Ferrari ever made. It is made simultaneously comfortable and competitive, so you can easily drive to the track, at the track, and then home.

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The car feels smaller on the road, thanks to its quick and light steering, and weight distribution that puts 54% of the vehicle’s mass over the rear wheels. This makes Ferrari F12 Berlinetta one of the most comfortable cars to ride in.


11. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren AMG - Starting price is $500,000

This unique and exclusive car was created by British manufacturer McLaren Automotive and the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. On one hand, the SLR McLaren is classic and elegant like a Mercedes-Benz, but on the other hand, it is eye-catching like a McLaren. The car successfully combines the best in engineering and design from both manufacturers.


The vehicle boasts a 5.4-liter powerful engine that is capable to produce 626-horsepower. Today, it is considered not only as one of the most expensive cars, but also one of the fastest automatic transmission vehicles in the world.


12. Saleen S7 - Starting price is $589,950

In 2000, Saleen S7 was created as America’s first production supercar. It is appreciated for its great styling, high performance, and great power. It is the twin-turbo model of a supercar that has an output of 750 horsepower and a maximum speed of 248 mph. It successfully competes with Lamborghini and other manufacturers.


Its 7.0-liter V8 engine is capable to produce 750 horsepower and can accelerate the vehicle to 62 miles per hour in about 3 seconds. In addition, Saleen S7 is lightweight because it is made from carbon fiber.


13. Porsche 918 Spyder - Starting price is $847,975

It is a two-seat luxury sports car with a removable roof manufactured by the famous German manufacturer Porsche. It is powered by two electric motors and a combustion engine. It is the second plug-in hybrid car with a limited production of 918 units that was ended in 2015.


The supercar has a 4.6-liter V8 engine with 887 horsepower. In less than 3 seconds, Porsche 918 Spyder can reach the speed of 62 miles per hour. The maximum price of the car can reach $929,000.


14. The Rimac Concept One - Starting Price is $940,000

It is a high-performance electric vehicle that is considered to be the world’s fastest accelerating electric car launched in 2013. It can reach the speed of over 62 miles per hour in just 2.6 seconds. Moreover, this electric car boasts 1,224 horsepower.


The car was designed and is manufactured by Rimac Automobili in Croatia. It features a 1088 horsepower motor with 2,802 lb/ft of torque. It probably remains one of the rarest road-going vehicles today with a quartet of permanent magnetic electric motors.


15. Lagonda Taraf - Starting Price is $1 million

It is a four-door-full-sized luxury vehicle, the production of which was launched in 2015. Originally, this car was made as an homage to the Lagonda car model produced in the period between 1976 and 1990. It took over 2,200 man-hours to produce 645 cars.


The car features a 5.9-liter AM11 V12 engine that generates a maximum power output of 547 PS. The Lagonda Taraf is luxurious both outside and inside – there are comfortable rear seats wrapped in genuine leather. The Taraf even has a small refrigerator between the seats and a leather headliner.


16. Apollo Arrow - Starting Price is $1.1 million

It is a two-seater and mid-engine vehicle that was developed by Apollo Automobil and introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The vehicle features a 4.0-liter V8 engine that generates 986 horsepower. The maximum speed that the car can reach is 220 mph.

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This hypercar is capable to reach from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. It also can hit 223 mph, which is higher than the Porsche 918 Spyder. It is a truly spectacular vehicle that is also the world’s newest hypercar.


17. Zenvo TS1 GT - Starting price is $1.2 million

It is a limited production extravagant car designed and manufactured by Danish Automobile company Zenovo Automotive. The production of this sports car is limited to five units per year. It has a 5.8-liter V8 supercharged engine with 2 centrifugal supercharges.


It is capable to sprint to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. The maximum speed that Zenvo TS1 GT can reach is 233 mph. Also, this car competes with the best, including Chiron, and Aventador.


18. Hennessey Venom GT - Starting price is $1.2 million

This high-performance powerful car is the product of Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering. Hennessey Venom GT is a great example of a successful combination of raw American power and British ingenuity. Even though there are only 29 cars, their price did not affect negatively the car’s resale value.


Another interesting fact about this unique car is that it entered into the Guinness World Book of Records by reaching the speed of 186 mph in only 13.63 seconds.


19. McLaren P1 - Starting price is $1.3 million

It is a mid-engine limited-production sports car that was designed and made by British Automobile manufacturer called McLaren Automotive. It is a hyper sports car that was launched in 2013. The main features of the vehicle are Formula One technology and hybrid engine setup. The 3.8-liter V8 engine of the McLaren P1 provides perfect performance.


Although the initial price of the McLaren P1 is $1.3 million, it can go above $1.5 million. Just like Ferrari, it has both motor and engine driving through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.


20. Ferrari LaFerrari - Starting Price is $1.3 million

Ferrari LaFerrari is the first hypercar made by the famous Italian manufacturer. LaFerrari means “The Ferrari” and it follows the footsteps of the most famous cars made by Ferrari, such as F40, F50, Enzo, and 288 GTO.

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The car features the 6.3-liter V12 engine that makes the vehicle capable to keep great performance. The top speed of the Ferrari LaFerrari is about 217 mph.


21. Pagani Huayra - Starting price is $1.4 million

Pagani Huayra is an exclusive car and unique, beautiful combination of art and science. First, the car made the debut in one of the Hollywood movies – Transformers: Age of Extinction. Top Gear magazine also labeled Pagani Huayra as The Hypercar of the Year 2012.


The powerful 6.0-liter engine generates a top acceleration of 230 mph, and produces 720-horsepower. This car has replaced the legendary Pagani Zonda that was popular years ago before launching Pagani Huayra. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of Pagani Huayra is $2.5 million, while the price of Pagani Huayra BC is $3.5 million.


22. Koenigsegg Agera S - Starting Price is $1.5 million

This Swedish unique vehicle with futuristic design and a 1,000 horsepower powerplant was first presented in 2013. An interesting fact about this car is that it was specially created for the markets that do not have E85 fuel. The name Agera means “to take action” in Swedish. It is also derived from the ancient Greek word Ageratos that is translated as ageless.


The Agenda S is a global sports car that is available in right and left-hand drive. It is also known for its very unique and rare suspension system that was created by Christian von Koenigsegg. It is the system that allows the two rare wheels to have an impact on each other when desired. The vehicle’s weight is only 1330 kg, which makes the Agenda S the lightest hypercar currently produced in the world.


23. Aston Martin One-77 - Starting Price is $1.87 million

This car is considered one of the most desirable and rarest vehicles in the world. There are only 77 of them, and one of them was already crashed in Hong Kong in 2012. It is a two-door flagship, two-seater vehicle that can boast its 7.3-liter engine with 750 horsepower.

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It is one of the most beautiful luxurious cars dressed in a deep blue Aviemore Pearl Finish with matching wheels. The car’s interior is a perfect blend of carbon fiber and high-quality blue leather. This brilliant vehicle is capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The maximum speed that Aston Martin One-77 can hit is 220 mph.


24. Koenigsegg Regera - The Starting Price is $2 million

It is another luxurious and unique sports car manufactured by the Swedish brand. It is definitely one of the fastest hybrid supercars in the world with a top speed of 254 mph. The production of Koenigsegg Regera is limited to 80 units only.


This unique vehicle can boast one of the most exotic powertrains – a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. The total system output of Koenigsegg Regera is 1500 horsepower. An interesting fact about this car is that there is no transmission. Instead, there is Koenigsegg Direct Drive that sends the power from the gas-powered engine and electric motors straight to the car’s rare wheels.


25.Ferrari 599XX - Starting Price is $2 million

Even though it is not the fastest Ferrari car, it is definitely the most luxurious. It is equipped with a 6.0-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine producing 720 horsepower. In less than 3 seconds, it takes the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed of the Ferrari 599XX is almost 196 mph.


The exterior bodywork of the car is based on the use of carbon fiber and extremely lightweight composites, which makes the Ferrari 599XX one of the lightest Ferrari cars – its weight is only 1,486 kg.


26. Koenigsegg CCXR - Starting Price is $2.17 million

One of the most unique features of this car is that it can run on all types of gas, including even ethanol. In 2009, Forbes names Koenigsegg CCXR as One of the most beautiful luxury cars in history.


It is much more powerful than the previous Koenigsegg models described above. It can reach the speed of 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, and its 4.8-liter V8 engine produces 1018 horsepower. The car can boast its lightweight carbon fiber body and stylish bicolor interior of orange and black.


27. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento - Starting Price is $2.2 million

It is a unique and sports luxury car with extensive use of carbon components that make it extremely lightweight – it weighs only 2,202 lbs (999 kilograms). It is a perfect car for those who like the speed and great performance – the car features a V10 engine with 570 horsepower. It can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds only. This Lamborghini model is capable to reach the maximum speed of 217 mph.


It is not the model that you can find for sale anytime soon because Lamborghini manufactured only 20 units. It is known and appreciated for its 6-speed automated manual transmission and all-wheel-drive system.


28. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse - Starting Price is $2.5 million

It is one of the fastest and most powerful street-legal production sports cars with a top speed of almost 268 mph. According to the test results conducted on April 6, 2013, it is also the fastest roadster in the world. It has been on the world automobile market since the year of 2012.


It features a 16-cylinder 8-liter engine that is capable to produce 1,200 horsepower. Its powerful engine allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds.


29. Ferrari F60 America - Starting Price is $2.5 million

Ferrari F60 is an extremely exclusive sports car – its production is limited to 10 units only. It features a 6,3-liter V12 engine with 730 horsepower. In just 3.1 seconds, this unique and fast vehicle can run from 0 to 62 mph.


The car features an absolutely unique body – the blue and white color scheme that is inspired by classic 1960’s North American Racing Team Ferraris. Its bespoke interior and distinctive look make this car very special and super-exclusive.


30. Mercedes-AMG One - Starting Price is $2.72 million

It is one of the limited-production sports hybrid cars that was first introduced at the International Motor Show Germany in 2017. Because of its sophisticated Formula-1 engine, the Mercedes-AMG One is delayed and will be available on the market not sooner than 2021. It is planned to manufacture 275 units, all of which have been already sold.


The car will feature a 1.6-liter V6 engine assisted by 2 electric motors. It is expected that it will accelerate from 0 to 124 mph in less than 6 seconds. Its maximum speed will be 217 mph.


31. Koenigsegg One-1 - Starting Price is $2.8 million

The Koenigsegg One-1 is a great example of a supercar with a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that is able to produce over 1,000 horsepower. The car was first introduced in 2014 and is considered a limited variation of the Koenigsegg Agera.


It is an extremely rare car with a top speed of 273 mph (440 km/h). It has broken the world record for the fastest 0-300 kilometer-per-hour run by completing it in 17.95 seconds.


32. Bugatti Chiron - Starting Price is $2.9 million

It is a mid-engine two-seater luxury sports car. It was designed by Bugatti Engineering and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.It is considered the most powerful and fastest vehicle in Bugatti’s history. It is more than just a car – it is an exclusive masterpiece of art.


It has an 8.0-liter W16 engine that is capable to generate up to 1,500 horsepower, which makes it a real performance monster. The top speed of the car is really impressive – 261 mph.


33. Aston Martin Valkyrie - Starting Price is $3 Million

This exclusive car is also known as Nebula or AM-RB 001. It is a limited production car manufactured by Red Bull Racing Advanced Technologies, Aston Martin, and some others. It boasts a 6.5-liter V12 engine that is capable to produce 1,000 horsepower.

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The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds only. There are two versions – the AMR Pro (the production is limited to 25 units) and road car’s production (limited to 150 units). Both versions of Aston Martin Valkyrie have been already sold out.


34. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio - Starting Price is $3 million

This unique and exclusive car was manufactured by Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio Italian design house Pininfarina as a posthumous tribute to the company’s former chairman and automotive designer Sergio Pininfarina.


This car is a great mix of aesthetic balance and elegant simplicity. It is based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, and there are only 6 units of this model. All 6 cars were sold to handpicked customers.


35. Maybach Exelero - Starting Price is $8 million

It is a very unique and exclusive car that was made in cooperation with tyre producer Fulda. This mid-engine vehicle was named after a French racing driver Albert Divo, who won the rice two times for the company in the 1920s.

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The production of this car was limited to 40 units only, and all of them were sold out on the first day of the car’s availability. The car features a 5,9-liter V12 engine and can boast 236 mph top speed.


36. Bugatti Centodieci - Starting Price is $9 million

It is one of the most powerful cars that can boast 1,600 horsepower. It is one of the most iconic Bugatti’s cars that is considered more than just a car. It is a driving pieace of art with pioneering design and breathtaking performance.


It is one of the most exclusive sports vehicles ever produced and its production is limited – only 10 units.


37. Rolls Royce Sweptail - Starting Price is $13 million

This luxury car was first introduced at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event in 2017. It is definitely one of the most expensive and exclusive cars manufactured in the United Kingdom by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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It has a 6,5-liter twin-turbo W12 engine with 453 horsepower. It has also a very distinctive design – it has a massive grille at the front, the largest on any other modern Rolls-Royce model.


38. Bugatti La Voiture Noire - Starting Price is $18.7 million

Today, it is the most expensive car in the world. Having a top speed of 261 mph, it is capable to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2,5 seconds.


The car was purchased by an anonymous buyer for $18.7, and without taxes, the vehicle’s price is about $12.4 million. It features a 16-liter engine that is capable to produce almost 1,500 horsepower.