They are the objects of desire for all ambitious people across the globe. Admired for their sheer beauty, class and blistering speed, hypercars are the most exclusive class of cars today. A hypercar is one that expresses complete excellence in design, technology, performance and price. It pushes the boundaries of automotive technology in a way that no other motor vehicle can. Each one boasts exceptional performance and they are known for posting land speed records. They are also known for having price tags that will drop the jaw of any frugal spender. Simply said, hypercars can only be afforded by the rich, famous and affluent people in our society. Here are the 15 most expensive hypercars in the world.
Coming from the time-tested factory in Maranello, Italy, the LaFerrari is considered a thoroughbred hypercar. It is powered by a 6.2 liter V12 engine that churns out 950 bhp (brake horsepower). This one is naturally aspirated to produce a soundtrack that is simply music to the ears of race car drivers and Ferrari enthusiasts too. The LaFerrari has perfect handling and is widely considered to be the most exciting racecar that Ferrari has made since the iconic Ferrari F40. It will launch you from 0-60 mph (miles per hour) in an astonishing 2.9 seconds. For 1.3 million U.S. dollars, you can buy the LaFerrari and have a piece of automotive perfection in your garage.
Porsche 918 Spider
The Germans are well known for their mechanical genius and they have literally outdone themselves in this hypercar. The Porsche 918 Spider is a technological impossibility. They combined electric motors and an internal combustion engine to create a tremendous powerplant for this racer. The electric motors power the turbos of the hypercar to produce 875 bhp. In conjunction with space age lightweight materials, the Porscheme 918 Spider will go from 0-60 mph in only 2.6 seconds. With a price tag of 839 223 U.S. dollars, it is an engineering marvel.
Hybrid engine technology is at the forefront of hypercar manufacturing today. British brand McLaren have perfected it in their P1. Popular car reviewer Jeremy Clarkson of the Top Gear show indicates that this hypercar is a giant jump forward for human engineering. With an engine setup that produces an astonishing 903 bhp, this hypercar will take you from 0-60 mph in only 2.8 seconds. Not only is it terrifyingly fast, the McLaren P1 is tremendously expensive at 1.13 million U.S. dollars.
Everything about this hypercar is over the top. It is well known for spitting blue fire flames from the exhaust pipes. This is expected from the huge V12 engine in this hypercar. Lamborghini are well known for building cars that look and perform like jet fighters and the Centenario is one of their most perfect examples of this design language. It's engine produces 770 bhp and will reach 60 mph from a dead stop in only 2.7 seconds. For 1.95 million U.S. dollars you can get your very own Lamborghini Centenario and enjoy the feeling of piloting a road hugging jet fighter.
If you want extravagance, luxury, impeccable design and are willing to pay 1.3 million U.S. dollars for this, simply buy a Pagani Huayra. Built with breathless passion in Italy, this is one to the top hypercars in the world. It has a twin-turbo V12 engine that churns out 720bhp. Automatic flap technology keeps the Huayra on the ground as you launch it from 0-60mph in only 3.2 seconds. It is one of the most exclusive and expensive hypercars of 2016.
Mazzanti Evantra V8
Produced by Mazzanti in Firenze, Italy, the Evantra is a very exclusive hypercar . Only 5 are produced every year and each one is made according to the requirements of the buyer. Each Evantra has an aluminum V8 engine that produces a whopping 701 bhp. The hypercar will reach 60 mph from a dead stop in 3.2 seconds. Featuring a pair of suicide doors, the Mazzanti Evantra costs 890,000 U.S. dollars per unit.
This one is not on the list because of its price, that is relatively small compared to the others, but because of all of its features that make it fit amongst the hypercars category. It is very famous since it is made in Russia. The B2 is the second in a line of hypercars from the company. You can get this automobile with either a 2.8 or 3.5 liter V6 engine. These give you 300 and 400 bhp respectively. The Marussia B2 will launch you from 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds. A unique feature of this hypercar is that it has comfort features such as electric windows and an infotainment system. These are often left out of hypercars to promote performance. For 180 000 U.S. dollars, you can "try" to get the B2 Marussia and enjoy a "not so" expensive hypercar.
Spania GTA Spano
Spain makes a mark in hypercar territory with this beast. The Spano has an 7.9 liter V10 which churns out 925 bhp. From a dead stop, the Spano reaches 60 mph in only 2.9 seconds. This amazing performance is made possible by lightweight construction materials such as carbon fiber, titanium and Kevlar. For 725,000 U.S. dollars, you can get this Spanish beast.
Porsche 9FF GT9-R
With a name that sounds like a code, this hypercar is simply out of this world. Its performance specifications read like a fantasy. The GT9-R will jump from a dead stop to 300 km/h (kilometers per hour) in only 13 seconds! Moreover, it will reach a top speed of 437 km/h.This hypercar can literally reach 0.5 mach! Built in Germany by a company that tunes Porsche sports cars, this speed machine is completely road legal and has a 3.6 liter boxer engine that produces a massive 1,400 bhp. If you want face-peeling speed, this is the hypercar to buy for 1,6 million U.S. dollars.
The United States makes its mark in hypercar territory with this one. It is manufacture by a company named Hennessey Performance. Built on the chassis of a Lotus Elise, the Venom GT is a heavily tuned machine that will achieve a top speed of 270 mph. It has a 7.0 liter V8 engine that makes 1,244 bhp. For 1,25 million U.S. dollars, you can have the Venom GT sitting in your garage.
Koenigsegg One 1
Among hyper car manufacturers, there is a dream ratio of 1 bhp/ 1kg. It means one brake horsepower for every kilogram of weight. This ratio indicates a perfect hypercar build. For a long time, this ratio was thought impossible. However, it has been achieved in the Koenigsegg One 1. Built in Sweden, the hypercar has achieved this ratio and then some. It features revolutionary technology such as a GPS Predictive Active Chassis and full 3G connectivity. It will reach a top speed of 440 km/h and costs 2,5 million U.S. dollars. The Koenigsegg One 1 is a true definition of an expensive hypercar.
This is the first high performance vehicle to be built in the Middle East. It is built in Lebanon by W Motors. Part of a limited run of only 7 units, the Lykan Hypersport has a 3.7 liter engine that produces 740 bhp. In 2.8 seconds, the Lykan will transport you from 0 - 60 mph. An interesting feature of this hypercar is that there is an option for you to get it with 420 sapphires, rubies or diamonds distributed around the car in a pattern of your desire. Featuring mind-bending speed and extreme luxury, the Lykan Hypersport costs 3,4 million U.S. dollars.
Built in Denmark, this hypercar can launch you to 100km/h in a very short 3 seconds. In addition to that, the Zenvo ST1 is powered by a 6.8 liter supercharged engine that has 1104 bhp. This hypercar has 3 modes of driving. These are wet, sport and race. Each mode sets the engine management systems to give you a pre-determined amount of horsepower. You can get it with a 6 speed manual shifter or a 7 speed Formula 1 paddle transmission system. The Zenvo is available at a price of 1,0 million U.S. dollars.
Built in France, this hypercar is well known for being the fastest, best automobile that money can buy. The engine in this machine has a capacity of 8 liters, has 16 cylinders and will produce 1,500 bhp. With a top speed of 260mph, It is a beautiful car that you can drive every day and can turn into a road munching beast at the push of a button. The Bugatti Chiron will reach 60 mph from a dead stop in only 2.5 seconds. It costs $2,6 million U.S. dollars and is worth every penny.
Word about this hypercar is going around like a legend from the mists. Built in Dubai, the Devel Sixteen shocked the world when it was unveiled at the Dubai Motorshow. According to the manufacturers, this hypercar has a 7.2 liter V16 engine that churns out a mind-blowing 5,000 bhp. This is as much power as 30 standard saloon cars combined. It has a top speed of 560km/h. This hypercar has a futuristic body design with exhaust tailpipes that are similar to the ones on a space shuttle. The price for the Devel Sixteen is rumored to be $1,0 million U.S. dollars but it is suspected that it will be much higher. In terms of hypercar features, the Devel Sixteen is the most exclusive in the world.
The Important Take Away
Built to inspire excitement, awe, respect and adoration, hypercars are the toys of the super wealthy people in the world. Many of them are built and tuned by hand. This guarantees attention to detail and high end quality. If you want to literally stop traffic when you drive down the road, try yourself at getting one of these amazing art pieces.