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The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Ridiculous) Hypercars in the World

Posted on: November 16, 2015 by Platinum Direct

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It’s a truth widely acknowledged that the only thing cooler than a supercar is a hypercar.

Hypercars accelerate faster than a speeding bullet, cut corners like a flamethrower through an iceberg, can stop on a dime and look like if Pablo Picasso designed Mars Rovers.

Sure, it may be hard for anyone taller than 6 foot to even get into these cars, and you may have to put one of your kids in the boot for the school run, but what they lack in convenience they more than make up for in pure, unadulterated swagger.

But of course, all this comes at a price – a ridiculously high price.

It would almost be cheaper to put your own home on wheels than it would be to just insure some of the cars we have listed below. And while that would almost be as cool, it wouldn’t quite be as fun on track days as some of the most expensive hypercars available.

For this list we are basing it on the price of these road-legal production cars when they are brand new – so while many classic collectors cars have sold for millions at auctions, we are only counting the cost of cars straight out the lot before inflation.

10.Zenvo ST1 – $1.2 Million


We know you’re confused – ‘How have I not heard of one of the most expensive cars on the planet!?’

As only 15 Zenvo cars were ever produced, you’d have to be a car aficionado to have heard of this one. That, or a viewer of Top Gear, where the Zenvo had a pretty spectacular debut, dogged with breakdowns, slow lap times and a worrying (but visually awesome) engine fire.

Oh well, it just wouldn’t be a hypercar without a serious element of danger now would it? Part of the love/hate relationship that comes with these cars is that they are likely to spend just as much time in the garage as they are on the road.

Fundamental flaws aside, you cannot fault the Zenvo’s beautiful and aggressive bodywork. The angry, brutish exterior is matched under the bonnet – with the 6.8-litre V8 producing 1,104 horsepower and 1,054 pound-feet of torque.

To put that into perspective, if you had 1,104 horses you’d need to buy at least 9 tonnes of hay every day to feed them all, and hay doesn’t come cheap. So if anything you are saving money by buying this car, right?

9.Ferrari LaFerrari – $1.4 Million


So good they named it twice, this ‘mild hybrid’ hypercar boasts Ferrari’s ‘most extreme performance ever’. The mid-rear mounted 6.3-litre V12 works with an electric motor and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which stores the energy lost in braking to be used again in the next acceleration.

This tag-team combo produces 950 Italian Stallion’s worth of brake horsepower with a top speed of a face-blistering 349 km/ph. With that kind of grunt, people won’t even get a chance to stop and stare at how cool you look as you blast past them.

But most importantly, you know you’re rich when your car’s doors open upwards instead of outwards.

8.Pagani Huayra – $1.4 Million


Don’t ask us how to pronounce the name of this next car. Apparently owes its name to the Incan God of Winds, pronounced ‘why-rah’. But with a frankly ridiculous top speed of 383 km/h, you’ll be able to outrun any typhoon, hurricane or tropical storm the God of Winds throws at you.

The source of all this pure speed is the AMG 6.0-litre V12 with two turbochargers. It’s with this power that it gained the most prestigious motoring accolade of all – that is, timing the fastest lap ever on the Top Gear track.

With a lap time of 1:13.8, the Huayra made the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport look like a child’s push bike, beating its time by 3 whole seconds.

7.Aston Martin One-77 – $1.4 Million


Wow. This car looks so smooth your eyes slide right off it. As always, this Aston manages to surf the fine line between subtly classy and extravagantly stylish. Unfortunately, as the name suggests, only 77 were ever produced, so you’ll have to pull off some slick James Bond moves to get a hold of one.

Just because this car looks sophisticated, doesn’t mean it has to act it. With its 7.3-litre V12, naturally-aspirated by those sexy curves in the hood, this is the fastest Aston ever made. It produces 750 brake horsepower and can top 354 km/ph. If you were, for example, chasing down a Bond villain hell-bent on destroying the world, they better be able to reach 0-100km in less than 3.5 seconds, because that’s how fast you’d be going.

Unfortunately, the ejector seat, rotatable license plate and rocket launchers come as optional extras.

What is even more unfortunate, is that the doors open like this:

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6.Koenigsegg One:1 – $2 Million


As you can see, this car is an absolute beast. Expect crowds everywhere you go, because if you drive one of these all hope of the quiet life has gone straight out the window.

Koenigsegg has named the One:1 a ‘megacar’ – not because of its monstrous size, but because it has a power output of a megawatt. The ‘One:1’ comes from the fact that the car has a perfectly balanced 1:1 kg-bhp ratio – that means it has 1 brake horsepower for every one of its massive 1,340 kilograms.

In theory, this car can top 454 km/ph, but we’re pretty sure if you reach that speed your head explodes in awe. This makes it one of the fastest land vehicles without a rocket strapped to the back of it. Except unlike the cars that break the land speed records you get to stop with ventilated ceramic brakes, instead of prayers and a parachute.

Only 6 of the One:1 models were ever made, and they sold almost as fast as the car can drive.

5.Ferrari F60 America – $2.5 Million


Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary of North American sales in serious style with this convertible, Americana-inspired F12berlinetta derivative. This car is so sexy it feels rude to stare at it for too long, even with its Stars and Stripes colour scheme and interior design.

With a soft-top that can be used at speeds of up to 120 km/ph, you can experience the full power of its 6.3-litre V12 with the wind blowing in your hair.

Although with a 0-200 km/ph of 8.5 seconds, things might get pretty blustery very quickly. But who wants a roof muffling the roar of 740bhp? Not us.

As limited run celebratory model, only 10 were ever made, which probably explains why it costs more than a private island – because there’s loads of those around.

4.Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – $3.4 Million


You can’t have any conversation about hypercars without mentioning the mighty Bugatti Veyron at some point. This particular model was taken in by the German mad scientists at Mansory who pimped out a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster with an obscene carbon fibre body, LED lights and the bespoke front grill.

And of course, no pimping would be complete without a fat spoiler stuck on the back.

On top of this, Mansory has used lasers to etch historic races won by Bugatti into the car’s exterior. Because if you have a history as rich and illustrious as Bugatti, you are going to brag about it.

3.W Motors Lykan Hypersport – $3.4 million


So obviously a hypercar they put ‘hyper’ in its name, this Lebanese firecracker looks like an alien stealth bomber. Up close, it has jewel-encrusted headlights, a spaceship-esque control panel and you can guess how the doors open…

You may recognise the Lykan from the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7, where it furiously stormed through several skyscrapers in Dubai. Conveniently, the Abu Dhabi police force has one of these on duty – so if you are planning to drive through any skyscapers in one of these anytime soon you are going to have a serious race on your hands.

But, if you were to, say, accidentally push the pedal down to the floor, you’d be from 0 to 100 km/ph in 2.8 seconds – which is actually about as long as it takes to say ‘0 to 100 km/ph in 2.8 seconds’. If you kept holding the pedal down, you’d reach its top speed of 386 km/ph in no time at all.

2.Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million


With this car, Lamborghini seems to have out-‘Batmobiled’ the Batmobile itself.

The angles of this car’s design are so sharp you could cut your eyes just looking at it, and the white, green and red trim of the Italian flag make damn sure everyone knows where you are coming from.

This was at one point the most expensive production car in the world – and only 3 were ever sold to customers, with 2 kept to showcase in Lamborghini’s museum.

The Veneno is of symbolic importance to Lamborghini, being essentially their 50th birthday present to themselves. Although Veneno translates literally as ‘poison’ – other car marques might cower in the face of such a bad omen, but Lamborghini are famous for spitting acid in the face of danger.

Did we mention the Veneno is fast? With a 6.5-litre V12 producing 740bhp, it better be!

1.Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 Million


What’s the easiest way you can think of to make the most expensive car in the world? Literally weave diamonds into the carbon fibre? Seems like a pretty dumb idea to us.

But not to Koenigsegg – that silver paint job you are looking at is literally made of diamond dust. You’d better hope no one keys this car because you won’t be able to cover a touch up with spare change, that’s for sure.

Despite being the most expensive car on this list, it’s 4.8-litre V8 engine and 1,004bhp seem kind of low compared to some of the others. It’s almost like they spent the majority of their budget coating the thing in diamond dust and couldn’t be bothered to give it almost $5m worth of brute force.

I bet its doors open in the normal way too…

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