Are you wondering what your next car will be if you happen to win the lottery? Then check out this list of the ten most expensive cars in the world — all of which will set you back at least a cool million dollars. (We won’t even start to think about how much auto insurance costs for these bad boys.)
McLaren F1 – Price: $1.1 million
For decades, McLaren has been one of the top names in the auto racing world. I’m sure that the F1’s ability to go from zero to 200 miles per hour in just 7.6 seconds has something to do with it.
Pagani Huayra – Price: $1.1 million
Its name is derived from the god of wind among the indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains. Italian carmaker Pagani is hoping that the Huayra and its 700 horsepower engine will take the American market by storm.
Jaguar Hybrid Supercar – Price: $1.1 million
Every millionaire wants to have his cake and eat it too. So Jaguar responded with a sports car that can top 200 miles per hour and produce low carbon emission readings.
Maybach 62 Landaulet – Price: $1.35 million
The Maybach is well-suited for the owner who employs a chauffeur because it comes with a glass panel between the driver and back seat passengers. But if privacy isn’t a priority, the Landaulet’s separation panel AND its entire roof can be stowed so that it becomes the world’s most pricey four-door convertible.
Bugatti Veyron Sedan – Price: $1.4 million
Volkswagen bought the brand name of this luxury French automaker back in 1998 and has enjoyed significant success in the marketplace ever since. As proof of that accomplishment, the Veyron Sedan is not the most expensive Bugatti on this list.
McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss – Price: $1.7 million
Believe it or not, the $1.7 million price tag of the SLR Stirling Moss does not include a windshield! But that didn’t stop rapper Kanye West from driving one around Cannes in 2009.
STI 50S Zenvo – Price: $1.8 million
Talk about a limited production run: only three Zenvos were made for the U.S. market (one red, one white, and one blue). But the sports car by this Danish company did provide its owners with monogrammed car seats.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Convertible – Price: $2 million
Imagine the unique sensation of the wind blowing through your hair as you accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. This Bugatti can pull it off, thanks to its quad-turbocharged 8-liter engine which churns out a mind-blowing 1,001 horsepower.
Aston Martin One-77 – Price: $2 million
The One-77, which was featured in two different video games, is actually a bargain at $2 million. That’s because those who purchased this coupe and its seven-liter V12 engine when it was unveiled in India shelled out the equivalent of a whopping $4.4 million.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – Price: $2.9 million
The tailpipes of this Lamborghini are constructed of a glass and ceramic composite which can withstand temperatures of more than 1600 degrees. And its chassis is mostly made of a revolutionary carbon fiber – which happens to be the 6th element (sesto elemento in Italian) on the periodic table.
There’s that old saying about wanting to know “how the other half lives.” Well, this list represents “what the other half drives.” (Actually, it’s more like the other .01% – but that doesn’t sound as catchy.)