Ten Cars Costly than jets
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From its etymology, cars were made as means of transportation, with the first steam-powered automobile capable of human transport produced in 1769 by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot.
Over time, car making has evolved from the first combustion engine fuelled by hydrogen made in 1808 to the 1870 first gasoline powered combustion engine to 1903 when Ford produced thousands of affordable cars for sale.
In recent times, cars have moved from being just a means of transportation to being a symbol of status and power used by the very wealthy and influential.
From the stupendously-rich monarch in the Middle-East, to wealthy business moguls in Europe and America, cars have become another means of showing off wealth.
Big names like Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce often come at very high prices and are only meant for rich collectors as many of them are often sold out before they reach the public.
While most of the cars listed here are wildly out of the reach for most, it is a sheer pleasure just to look at them.
Some of these cars are more expensive than the most affordable Jet: the Cirrus Vision 5-seater jet which goes for $1.96 million.
In fact, the most expensive car in the world which goes for N3.9 billion ($13m), can buy 6 Cirrus Vision Jets. However, most of them are not available in the open market as there are only very limited quantity or they are manufactured on request. In fact there is only one of the most expensive car in the world and it would not be replicated.
Below is a list of 10 most expensive cars in the World:
- Bugatti Chiron – $2.7m (N826 million)
The Bugatti Chiron is hyped by its manufacturers and touted as the World’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car.
It is a fine example of the collusion of aerospace and automotive engineering to produce a classic device that could give a speed of 268 mph. The 8.0 litre turbo-charged W-16, 1,500-horsepower engine is actually 300 more than the Super Sport, the fastest Veyron model.
Its top speed has been limited to 261 mph on the road, its actual top speed is yet to be tested.
- Pagani Huayra BC – $2.8 million (N856 million)
This car was first seen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with many cool aero features. It is equipped with a 6.0 liter V-12 bi-turbo AMG engine and produces 790 horsepower and 811 lb-ft torque.
And the most amazing bit is that the BC takes over the Huayra by changing the model’s standard 150 milliseconds to 75 milliseconds and it weighs only 1,218 kilograms.
- Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $3 million (N918 million)
Each of the handmade units has an all-carbon-fibre frame, and is an open air luxury car with two seats. Like the Ferrari 458, it has no roof, side windows and windshield, and is 330 pounds lighter than its ancestor. It is fitted with a 4.5 liter F136F V-8 engine, which sends 562 hp to the rear wheels.
The owners of each of the six models were chosen by the manufacturers themselves, making this one of the rarest of the rare invite-only vehicles.
- Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3.2 million (N979 million)
- Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Masory Vivere – $3.4 million (N1.04 billion)
It has an awesome lacquered carbon-fibre body along with a new spoiler package providing new diffusers, a smarter cabin and front grill, larger side scoops, a shortened hood, and the like. The 8.0 litre W16 engine of the car can produce 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque. The original version could reach up to 253 mph and was named the Car of the Decade 2000-2009.
- Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million (N1.04 billion)
It looks like an armored car with scissor doors and an interior straight out of a sci-fi movie, this car featured in the ‘Furious 7’, and has actually been drafted by the Abu Dhabi police for patrol duty.
Built by W Motors, based in Lebanon, this is the first Arab supercar. And it doesn’t fare badly when compared with the traditional European biggies.
It can produce 780 horsepower through the rear wheels, and a 708 pound-feet of torque. It can get to a speed of 240 miles per hour reaching 62mph in just 2.8 seconds.
- McLaren P1 LM – $3.6 million (N1.1 billion)
The awesomeness of the aerodynamics can be witnessed where it is made for- on track, where it can produce 1000 horsepower. As of yet, only five units have been built, all of them being sold.
- Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $4.5 million (N1.38 billion)
Made of carbon-fiber, it had a dry weight of 3,285 pounds. Only 9 units have been made making the cars resell rate very high with the highest recorded resell being $11 million. It was the most expensive car in the world ever produced upon its introduction, and only three being available to customers in the first lot.
- Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million (N1.47 Billion)
- Sweptail by Rolls Royce – $13 million (N3.99 billion)
Probably modeled on the Wraith, this car can seat only two people (see what they mean by being exclusive?). The sunroof is fully panoramic, tapering down sharply like those of the racing yachts, as per the orders of the customer. Something very cool about the interior handcrafted with wood and leather are the hidden attaché cases for holding laptops behind each door. Not much else is available on this most expensive car in the world, except that it is based on the 1920s and 30s models, and looks like a yacht from the back. The owner does happen to be a collector of super-yachts and private planes.