If money is no option, then there are a lot of amazing sports cars to be bought and cherished. These are true high-performance vehicles – many of them designed for both the track and the street. These are cars that turns heads everywhere they go. However, they tend to cost well north of $1 million to buy.
The toys of the super rich (the one percent of the one-percenters), these are sports cars typically found in the garages of movie stars, professional athletes, hedge fund managers, and members of various royal families. While the rest of us will have to simply dream, it’s worth knowing which awesome sports cars are out there and how much it would cost to get behind the wheel. Here then is a list of the 13 most expensive sports cars available today.
[Note: We are well aware that some rare classic cars have sold for more at auctions, but this list is based on original purchase price — not re-sale amounts.]
13. Ford GT – $500,000
We’ll start at the half a million-dollar mark. For that price you can get yourself into the Ford GT. Named for the GT40, the historic Ford model that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race four times during the 1960s, the latest GT is pure performance engineering. This modern Ford GT has been praised for being closely related to the racing GT that still runs tracks around the world today.
The Ford GT also wins praise for its aerodynamics. Plenty of large open spaces enable excellent air flow. The rear wheels have standalone housing, which means they are not fully integrated into the body of the car.
As for the cabin, it features a narrow strip of controls in the center console and additional controls on the steering wheel that make for easy operation while driving. It also has Ford’s SYNC infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For an additional $50,000, you can upgrade to the more exclusive Ford GT Carbon Edition. It has unique racing stripes and a special paint job. With 1,350 units planned, the Ford GT has one of the highest production volumes of any car on this list.
12. De Tomaso P72 – $846,000
Next up is the De Tomaso P72, which can be had for a cool $846,000. For years, De Tomaso offered the Pantera, a fun mid-engine sports car that was displayed at car shows. It combined Italian styling and a Ford V8 engine for power. However, the company made a splash in early 2019 with the announcement of the P72.
The name is a nod to a racing prototype from the 1960s, for which Carroll Shelby provided a V8 engine. The P72 features a stunning combination of ruby red paint and gold wheels. Inside, the cabin is just as distinctive. The seats have a classic diamond stitch pattern, while the steampunk gauges and steering wheel are rose gold.
Perhaps the most extraordinary detail is the exposed linkage for the manual shifter. The engine is likely to be a Ferrari-derived V12. In keeping with its moniker, the P72 has a planned production run of just 72 vehicles, adding to its exclusivity.
11. Zenovo ST1 – $1.2 million
Crossing the seven-figure threshold is the Zenovo ST1, with a list price of $1.2 million. For that price, the buyer gets a beautiful vehicle that sports a seven liter, V8 engine and a top speed of 233 mph. Manufactured in Denmark, the Zenovo ST1 was built by the hands of a small team of workers who paid attention to every conceivable detail in the car.
The first vehicle actually built by Zenovo, the ST-1 has more than 1,100 horsepower and comes with features such as keyless entry, satellite navigation, a telescopic steering wheel, and adjustable leather racing seats. However, this car is ultra exclusive as only 15 are being built. Look for them at auctions around the world.
10. Ferrari’s LaFerrari Hybrid – $1.3 million
Now we come to a Ferrari — and not just any Ferrari. This is the luxury supercar known as the Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid. It sells for a cool $1.3 million. Totally awesome and environmentally responsible at the same time, this is not your typical hybrid car.
The LaFerrari Hybrid has a V12 engine that produces 950 horsepower and can go from 0-to-120 mph faster than most cars can go 0-to-60. All this, and the car uses 40 percent less gas than any other Ferrari on the market today.
It is also comparatively light at just over 2,000 pounds. The LaFerrari Hybrid contains a number of electronic controls such as stability control, high performance anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control, and active aerodynamics that ensure maximum driving performance. It’s basically a Ferrari you can feel good about driving. If you have the spare cash, that is.
9. Pagani Huayara – $1.3 million
Another Italian made beauty is the Pagani Huayara – price tag: $1.3 million. The name means “God of the Winds,” and for good reason. The Pagani Huayara has a top speed of 230 mph and is currently the fastest road car to go around Top Gear test track. It set a record time of 1 minute and 13.8 seconds.
What truly sets this car apart is its incredible interior. It was obviously inspired by “steam punk,” the science fiction genre that features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. It also has gullwing doors and funky side view mirrors, making it a favourite of car enthusiasts around the world. Not surprising that video game companies EA and Microsoft has featured this car in both the Need for Speed and Forza Motorsport franchises.
8. Aston Martin One-77 – $1.4 million
Feel like indulging your inner James Bond? Then why not take a spin in the Aston Martin One-77, the ultimate Bond car. The name refers to the number of cars that were made by Aston Martin – 77 in total. The One-77 has a 750 horse power engine, a handcrafted aluminium body, and a top speed of 220 mph. The car has been clocked going from 0-to-60 in 3.5 seconds.
Like all Aston Martin vehicles, the One-77 is gorgeous to look at. In fact, the car has won numerous international design awards, including the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award, the Good Design Award from The Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Best Design award by the British magazine Auto Express. And hey, it only costs $1.4 million. Could Agent 007 afford one on a British government salary?
7. W Motors Fenyr SuperSport – $1.5 million
Among the newest entries on this list is W Motors first-ever supercar. Known simply as the “Fenyr,” this super sports car costs $1.5 million. It’s technically a follow-up to the much admired Lykan HyperSport car, of which only seven were ever made. The Fenyr SuperSport is not as exclusive or expensive as the Lykan but is still a worthy luxury sports car.
The Fenyr features beautiful styling. Although only 25 units were originally planned, W Motors upped the production run to 100 to meet the demand. Powered by a Porsche 3.8-liter flat-six engine tuned to put out 800 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque, the Fenyr weighs a scant 2,976 pounds. This combines to send the Fenyr to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and to a top speed of 259 mph. The cabin of the Fenyr SuperSport features an instrument panel that has a gorgeous chrome shifter rising from the center console. Impressive!
6. Koenigsegg One:1 – $2 million
Pronounced one-to-one, this car by Swedish automaker Koenigsegg Agera is named for its power to weight ratio. It has both 1,360 horsepower and weighs 1,360 kilograms. This car can achieve power equivalent to one megawatt of energy, leading analysts to call it the world’s first “megacar.”
Indeed, the vehicle can hit 250 mph in under 20 seconds thanks to a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The One:1 also has a seven-speed dual clutch paddle shift and a carbon fiber engine that weighs less than 500 pounds (which is relatively light). Only six of these cars were ever built and were all sold to pre-orders. At $2 million, it’s no surprise they sold quickly. If you want one, you’re only hope to wait for one to hit the auction market and pay the inevitable mark-up price.
5. Ferrari F60 America – $3.2 million
Another Ferrari makes the list, the F60 America, which takes us over the $3 million mark. The Ferrari F60 America is typical of the Italian automaker in that it sports a 740 horsepower, V12 engine and can reach 60 mph in three seconds flat.
What really distinguishes this car is the fact that it’s also a convertible. Can you imagine going close to 200 mph with the wind blowing in your hair? This limited-edition car (only 10 models were manufactured) was designed and built to celebrate Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in North America. Accordingly, the car features American flag detailing in the center of the backrests of both seats, as well as Ferrari’s classic cherry red exterior and black interior.
4. Mansory Vivre Bugatti – $3.4 million
If you’re a car enthusiast, than you knew that a Bugatti was going to show up on this list somewhere. The Mansory Vivre has a top speed of 254 mph and an interior that can be completely customized by the buyer. For $3.4 million, we would hope so!.
It also has a W-16 1,000 horsepower engine that is enclosed in a sleek black and white body. All of the exterior bodywork components were made from an ultralight, aerospace grade carbon fiber that utilizes an advanced hardening process. The interior literally glows with specially made LED lights on the control panel, doors, and even the seats. This is one car that turns heads everywhere.
3. Lykan Hypersport – $3.5 million
Now we come to the aforementioned Lykan Hypersport. People who saw the Fast and Furious movies will probably be familiar with it. Manufactured in Lebanon, this car has a turbo charged V6 engine and can go from 0-to-60 in a mind melting 2.7 seconds. With a top speed of 250 miles per hour and a futuristic looking exterior, this car was a natural for the high octane Vin Diesel franchise.
The Hypersport was also the first “supercar” manufactured in the Middle East. In keeping with its luxury Arab roots, the Hypersport is the first car to have headlights embedded with jewels. Yes, real jewels. The headlights contain titanium LED lights surrounded by 420 diamonds. However, buyers are given the choice to substitute in rubies or sapphires instead. Now that’s customization! The car also has gold stitching on the seats and uses a holographic display system on the main console. No wonder if costs $3.5 million!
2. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million
No list of luxury sports cars would be complete without a Lamborghini. We are spotlighting the Lamborghini Veneno, which sells for a cool $4.5 million. In true Lamborghini fashion, this car contains a V12 engine that can produce 750 horsepower and a top speed of 221 mph. It can reach 62 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds.
The Veneno was built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. However, only three of these cars were built. They were all sold to private collectors. The Venemno boasts exclusive alloy wheels, the traditional “Rosso Veneno” (red) body color of Lamborghini, and two bucket seats made of forged composite and woven carbon-fibre upholstery. This is incredible performance at a premium price. However, if you can afford one (and find one for sale), there are few better options than the Veneno.
1. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million
Edging out the Lamborghini Veneno as the most expensive sports car is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. So what makes this limited edition sports car so valuable? For starters, its body is made from a diamond dusted carbon fibre. That is right, the body of the car has diamond dust embedded in it.
Under the hood is a twin supercharged V8 engine that produces 1,000 horsepower and 800 pound feet of torque. It is also an environmentally friendly vehicle, running entirely on ethanol. Owners are able to customize just about anything they want with this car. Its sleek design led it to be named one of the most beautiful cars in history by Forbes magazine.
Sadly, only three of these were made. They were all sold before a prototype of the vehicle was even finished. This is one car that is sure to appreciate with age, given the initial price tag. The features, attractive design, and limited number made will make the Trevita a much sought after car for years to come. Plus, you know, it is encrusted in diamond dust.