The Most 5 Expensive Production Cars Money can Buy
If you have money to spend and want tyres to burn, then these are the most expensive production cars on offer – take a look.
05 – The Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio ($3 Million)
The vastly expensive Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio had a production run of only 6 cars and was created in homage to the son of the founder of Pininfarina in the same year that he died. The car was originally a concept car from 2013 and was liked enough for Ferrari to give the green-light on the limited production run. This production run was based on the Ferrari 458 Spider.
One of the major differences between the vehicles is the weight. The Sergio has a complete carbon-fiber frame which makes it 330 pounds lighter than the 458. The Sergio also takes the open-air concept further with the 2-seat arrangement, complete lack of roof, side windows and windshield. This means that the force of the 4.5-liter F136F V-8 engine is even greater when compared to the same engine in the 458 Spider.
04 – The Aston Martin Valkyrie ($3 Million)
While there is no actual announcement price for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it is believed to be around $3 million. This car is the culmination of the vision of the new president of Aston Martin, Any Palmer, who is responsible for making the company solvent again and increasing its relevance with a killer series of cars. The Valkyrie is set to be the best of the series so far.
The story of the Valkyrie, also known as the Aston Martin-Red Bull AM-RB 001, starts with Palmer and Red Bull Racing’s Christian Horner and Adrian Newey agreeing to build a car over a pint. This partnership brought Aston Martin together with the aerodynamicist who is responsible for Red Bull’s multi-year dominance of Formula One. The partnership also created the aerodynamic scheme for the Valkyrie which channels air through the chassis to create downforce without the use of wings.
The engine on this car is going to be a 6.5-liter V-12 which has been tailored to the frame by Cosworth. It has been created to achieve the magical 1:1 power to weight ratio that many cars have tried to create.
It is important to note that this car is not for the casual buyer. Aston Martin’s designer, Marek Reichman, has stated that the car will also have a Rimac-built hybrid battery which allows for 1000 horsepower.
03 – The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($3.3 Million)
The most expensive Lamborghini on the road today is the Veneno Roadster. This vehicle is around $500,000 more expensive than the coupe version of the same model. This is a lot of money to splash to have less roof over your head.
To justify the high price tag, you simply need to look at the build of the 2-seater. The monoque of the car is made from carbon fiber and is bolted to a 740-HP 6.5-liter V12 engine which offers 7-speed single clutch with ISR automated manual transmission. This is actually a transmission that gets a lot of criticism from aficionados and if there was one place to improve this pricy vehicle, it would be the transmission. The car is placed on pushrod-actuated suspicion and offers a full all-wheel-drive system. However, this has not made the car heavy as it comes in at just 3.285 pounds.
02 – The Lykan HyperSport ($3.4 Million)
The Lykan HyperSport is the first legitimately Arab supercar made by W Motors. This is due to the fact that W Motors is based in Lebanon and the HyperSport is also the first car to be believed to have headlights which have embedded jewels. These jewels are titanium LED blades which have a total of 420 15-karat diamonds. However, Lykan has stated that buyers of this expensive vehicle will have the option of rubies, yellow diamonds, sapphires, and diamonds. According to Money Expert car insurance, each addition would dramatically increase the premium.
The rest of the car does not live up to the high price tag. It offers a mid-rear, twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine with 780 horsepower. It is able to go from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 240 mph. However, it seems that the diamond headlights are the primary reason why this is one of the most expensive cars in the world.
01 – The McLaren P1 LM ($3.7 Million)
As of 2017, the McLaren P1 LM is thought to be the most expensive car on the open market. However, it is interesting to note that McLaren did not actually build this car. They did create the original P1 which was then bought by Lanzante Motorsports who rebuilt it from a near-perfect supercar to a work of art which will always be remembered as a true achievement.
The P1 LM takes its cues from the famous McLaren F1 road car and the McLaren P1 GTR. The LM has gold plating like the F1 in the engine bay and offers a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. This is combined with 3 electric motors which are dispersed between the rear wheels and the engine. This allows the P1 LM to achieve the great 1000 horsepower of a true supercar.
While these details may not differentiate this car from others on the list, how smart the car is. The aerodynamics of the P1 LM really comes to life when it is on the track. The amended rear wing of the car and the larger front splitter come together with the dive planes to create a 40% increase in the downforce when measured against the P1 GTR.