The Most expensive luxury cars in the world 2023
Are you a multimillionaire wanting to buy a new car? Or merely a dreamer who is idle? In either case, you should look at our ranking of the priciest vehicles on the planet.
Most people can only fantasize about having pricey supercars or luxury automobiles. The average price of a new car is around £30,000, but for the most expensive cars in the world on this list, that probably wouldn’t even cover a replacement door mirror.
These insanely expensive vehicles are better referred to as “hypercars” or “mega cars” because they go beyond sports cars and supercars. All of them, with the exception of the ultra-luxurious Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, are wildly extravagant, highly potent, and viscerally thrilling cars with top speeds far above 200 mph.
Several of the most costly cars in the world are one-offs or limited editions that were custom made for wealthy owners. While you won’t go unnoticed riding the streets in one of them, many of them will have been hidden away in the owners’ private garages to keep them hidden from inquisitive eyes.
The prices of the priciest automobiles in the world are predicted to rise further. More than half of the vehicles on this list of the top ten are Bugattis, along with models from Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Koenigsegg. This list is limited to vehicles produced and sold to private owners within the last five years.
Most expensive luxury cars in the world 2023:
- Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
- Bugatti La Voiture Noire
- Bugatti Centodieci
- Bugatti Divo
- Bugatti Bolide
- Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
- Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
- Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
- Lamborghini Sian Roadster
- Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
Price: up to £25 million (est)
When the magnificent Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was unveiled, it signalled a return for the illustrious British company to proper, bespoke coachbuilding. If the design itself didn’t stop you in your tracks, the staggering price most certainly will.
True, there have been extremely unique vintage vehicles that have fetched higher prices at auction, but as a brand-new vehicle, nothing compares to the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. It is also distinctive in this company because it is a luxury model rather than a fast and precise handling vehicle.
The Boat Tail, which is loosely related to the V12-powered Rolls-Royce Phantom below, is inspired by ultra-luxury yachts from the 1920s and beyond and features a bespoke body with a removable roof canopy, a new level of interior finish, and what’s known as a “hosting suite”—an opening rear deck with a parasol, upscale outdoor seating, and a champagne fridge.
In total, three Rolls-Royce Boat Tails have been constructed, each one being completely customised by its well-off owners. The cost? Although Rolls avoids discussing the obscene amount of money, the estimate is that each one will cost between £22 and 25 million pounds, making it by far the most expensive new car in the world.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Price: £11.4 million (approx)
There are Bugattis that are “common or garden,” then there is the Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Since it is a one-of-a-kind, the price was significantly higher than the average Chiron, which goes for £2.5 million plus taxes. Thus, it is the second most costly car in the world.
It is built on a Chiron beneath and pays homage to a unique 1940 Type 57 Atlantic owned by Jean Bugatti, the son of the company’s founder. It inexplicably disappeared while riding a train from Bordeaux to the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France. Consider the La Voiture Noire to be costly? According to reports, Ralph Lauren turned down a $100 million bid for one of his two Type 57 Atlantics.
In any case, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is tuned to be more of a grand tourer and is 450mm longer than a normal Chiron. Nonetheless, it still has the same 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo engine that produces just under 1500 PS, so if you flex your right foot, it will still go quickly. If Bugatti can find someone wealthy enough to commission another one, that remains to be seen.
Price: £9 million
The Bugatti Centodieci is positively mainstream in comparison to the La Voiture Noire. One of the ten hypercars that Bugatti will produce has been purchased by soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Recognize some of the Centodieci’s details? That may be the case if you can recall the final Bugatti that the French manufacturer produced before selling it to Volkswagen. With a carbon-fibre chassis, active aerodynamics, and a 550PS 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12, the EB110 rivaled the McLaren F1.
The EB110 Super Sport and the Bugatti Centodieci share an aggressive front end and a mechanically adjustable rear wing. But, a monstrous 1600PS from a tweaked version of the 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine from the Chiron will blow it into the following week.
The vehicle also commemorated the brand’s 110th birthday. Around £9 million, taxes included, was the cost.
Price: £4.8 million
The cost-to-production ratio for unique Bugattis is fairly obvious: the more expensive they are, the less are produced. Only 40 of the Divo’s £4.8 million models were made, making the regular Bugatti Chiron seem expensive. The final example left the factory in July 2021 and was handed over to its owner.
Unexpectedly, the Bugatti Divo is based on the Chiron and utilises the same W16 engine. But, it has been intended as a track-focused sports car rather than a straight-line speed demon, with a brand-new carbon fiber exterior that reduces weight, increases downforce, and lowers the top speed to just 236 mph.
With its unique “Top Speed” mode, the normal Chiron can drive even faster, up to 261 mph. Yet in the corners, the Bugatti Divo will destroy its sibling. Also, it gets a more scary appearance to make it stick out, and there are a tonne of personalization options.
Price: £4 million (est)
Ah, there’s another Bugatti, I see. While the Bugatti Bolide is a track-only vehicle, in contrast to the other cars on this list, it has the most extreme appearance of the group.
Imagine spending all that cash and never being able to drive it. Nevertheless, if you have the means to purchase a Bugatti Bolide, you presumably have a Chiron or two lying around for that. When the Bolide was first displayed as a concept, Bugatti decided to produce 40 of them for sale to consumers.
It will, in our opinion, be the quickest Bugatti of all and among the very fastest cars that money can purchase. Although that amount is only possible with 110-octane race fuel, the W16 engine’s boost was increased to a mind-boggling 1825PS in the process. It produces the same 1600PS in production form as the Centodieci and Bugatti Chiron Super Sport.
The Bollide’s aggressive aero-sculpted shape, lower roofline, enormous dual-element wing, and crazy diffuser make it obvious that it was designed with racing in mind. Exclusive Bugatti track days are available to buyers who want to put this amazing car to the test.
Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Price: £3.7 million (with options)
This magnificent design, the Pagani Huayra Roadster BC, ends the Bugatti tie in this ranking. It is a faster and more exclusive variant of a hypercar that was already fast and expensive.
When the standard Pagani Huayra was introduced, it only cost £800,000. However the Huayra Roadster BC costs more than four times as much when equipped with all the bells and whistles. Why? Obviously, a lot has changed since the regular Huayra debuted more than ten years ago.
The vehicle receives a brand-new, more potent version of the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12, increasing power to 791 PS, in addition to the retractable roof and upgraded bodywork.Compared to Bugattis, does it sound mild? Recall that the Huayra is rear-wheel drive and far lighter, weighing only 1250kg (about the same as a boggo-spec Volkswagen Golf) thanks to a special carbon composite body.
The 40 examples of the meticulously crafted Pagani Huayra Roadster BC will feature impressive body stiffness numbers and a significant amount of downforce.
Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Price: £3.5 million (approx)
One of the most extreme and expensive automobiles in the world is the amazing, F1-inspired Aston Martin Valkyrie. Yet, others found it to be insufficient, which is why the track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro exists.
The bonkers-looking V12 engine of the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro is effectively wrapped in a scattering of carbon fibre bodywork. Nevertheless, it’s not just any V12 engine; it’s a Cosworth-designed, naturally aspirated screamer with over 1000 PS and an 11,000rpm maximum rev limit. It can go as fast as 225 mph.
Aston Martin uses even more carbon fibre in the suspension, does away with the hybrid system, and uses perspex windows to make your normal Valkyrie into an AMR Pro.With twice the downforce of the normal Valkyrie, it also receives a larger wheelbase, dramatic wings, and spoilers.
There will be 75 Aston Martin Valkyrie vehicles made, some of which will be AMR Pro versions. First shipments have already started.
Lamborghini Sian Roadster
Price: £3.2 million (approx)
Aventador and Huracan are obviously too accessible, so Lamborghini has pushed into the ultra-prestige market. One of the most costly Lamborghinis ever made is the Sian Roadster.
The Sian Roadster is a hybrid vehicle that is expected to cost even more than the standard hard-top Sian (Lamborghini won’t say how much). Yet with 819PS from a normally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 plus an electric motor, it’s hardly a Toyota Prius.
The Sian Roadster includes some unique technology in addition to its traditional Lambo-esque outrageous, aerodynamic style, such as the use of a “supercapacitor” (essentially a super-powerful battery) to fill in the acceleration gaps during gear changes and enhance performance. Even the roadster model has a 0-62 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.
Before the Sian Roadster was ever unveiled to the public, all 19 of its highly customised models produced by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam personalization division had been sold.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Price: £3.1 million
Is that a Bugatti, I hear. Oh, and this isn’t the most expensive automobile in the world on this list. Compared to the brand’s previous tailored products, the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ may be “just” a Chiron, but it packs a much more potent punch.
As suggested by its name, the Chiron Super Sport 300+ was created to honour the 2019 customised Chiron that reached speeds of more over 300 mph. The Super Sport 300+ is rumoured to be capable of approaching that triple-hundred barrier – if you can find a road long enough. It has 100PS more than a regular Chiron, up to 1600 PS, plus longer gearing and a 250mm longer rear tail to greatly improve aerodynamics.
Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
Price: £3 million
If you don’t like Bugattis, you’ll probably dislike this list. You’re in luck since this Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, which costs a cool £3 million, is the final to be mentioned.
It is a more handling-focused driver’s car than the standard Chiron, with less weight, more downforce, and shorter gear ratios for quicker acceleration below 150 mph, comparable to the Bugatti Divo. But, in part due to a now fixed rear spoiler, the peak speed is down to a pitifully low 218 mph.
60 Chiron Pur Sport models will be made starting in 2020, making it slightly less exclusive than the Divo.