Top 5 Most Expensive Cars In The World 2021 {Owners +Pics}

The most expensive cars in the world is a never-ending battle, so let’s leave it up to the manufacturers. They have exceeded the limit of luxury; now it’s all about the class and affordability.

We will dig deep to list of most expensive cars in the world but first here’s my question. Do you have ever dreamt, where you are driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini or any other most expensive car on a straight highway? Hmm…let me guess, maybe some of you have imagined or some of not but better truth is you can’t buy one. Here’s why!

Owning one of the most expensive cars in the world is more than just a dream. These supercars are the living examples of engineering, performance and ultra-luxury. They all have shown what happens when a team of crazy engineers and designers meets with a single goal to make something extraordinary and put a dent in the automotive industry.

From Lamborghini to Bugatti and Mercedes Benz to Rolls Royce, Throttlebias has put some of the most expensive cars in the world of all time in detail. But even you have millions of dollars; still, you can’t buy any of them.

These are many expensive car brands in the world that sell their limited edition, which is also the most expensive cars, only to loyal customers. There are one who has a legacy connected to their brand. Today, you will also get to know who owns the most expensive car in the world and their owners.

So, let’s get straight to the list of the most expensive cars in the world without further ado. Shall we?

The Most Expensive Car In The World

Model Name Price
Bugatti La Voiture Noire$18.7 Million
Rolls-Royce Sweptail$13 Million
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero$8 Million
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita$4.8 Million
Lamborghini Veneno$4.5 Million

The Most Expensive Car In The World Of All Time

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – $18.7 Million

5th of March 2019, it was company’s 110th anniversary, Bugatti Motors introduced one of a kind hyper sports car to the world, Bugatti “La Voiture Noire” also known as The Black Car.

We have seen in many practical objects that custom made things add value to the product as well as increases price too. This went the same with the Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Every bit of the car like spare parts, body kits, and other components are handmade. And boy-oh-boy, this 2-seater 2-door hyper sports car is a perfect piece of French luxury and craftsmanship.

To make it lighter & faster, the entire structure, as well as other relative dynamic components, are made up of one of the strongest and lightest material – Carbon Fibre. That’s not all, some of the parts are manufactured with the help of Titan.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire In Black Color
Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Not only the engine part, but the manufacturer has worked a lot on the design too. Many elements of the “La Voiture Noire” resembles of the legendary Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic like artistic side lines, horseshoe grille and Bugatti’s signature line.

This only hypercar in the world “Bugatti La Voiture Noire” features in all-black paint job with few highlights of chrome across it. If you look at alloys, they are a bit different in design like never seen before. The manufacturer has not revealed inside pics yet but gave hints that it will be somewhat similar to the Bugatti Chiron. That said, let’s move to the engine and performance of Bugatti La Voiture Noire.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire Specifications

EngineW16, 8.0-litre, Quad-Turbo (2 stage turbocharging) Engine
Displacement8.0-litre, 7990 cc
Fuel TypePetrol (High-Octane)
Max. power1500 hp
Max. torque1600 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio1.3k kg/hp
TransmissionDual-Clutch Automatic Gearbox
Number Of Gears7
Weight 2000 kg or 4409 lbs

According to the Bugatti, the La Voiture Noire is the most powerful and luxurious hyper sports car. That’s said, it is the most expensive Bugatti in the world ever.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire Tail Lights
Bugatti La Voiture Noire

The La Voiture Noire will be powered by the same engine as we have seen in Chiron, Divo, etc. It’s a powerful W16, Quad-Turbo, 8.0-litre engine petrol engine that pushes a healthy 1500 hp of power at 6700 rpm and max. torque of 1600 Nm between 2000-6000 rpm. Power will be sent to all wheels with the help of an electronically controlled 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox system. Combining this level of performance and engineering, the manufacturer has made not only the most expensive but one of the fastest Bugatti in the world as well.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire Top Speed & Performance

Top Speed236 mph (est.)
0-60 mph2.4 seconds
0-124 mph6.5 seconds
0-186 mph13.6 seconds

Well, I am not surprised at all. Bugatti stands for speed, performance and luxury. Here, I want to put a famous motto of Sir Ettore Bugatti, which says: “if it is comparable, it is no longer Bugatti.” So, true. Isn’t it?

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire has an estimated top speed of 236 mph. As we have discussed above, the hypercar will have the same engine with few refinements and some aerodynamic tweaks. The hypercar is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in just 2.4 seconds followed by 0-124 mph in 6.5 seconds and 0-186 mph under 13.6 seconds.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Whether it’s the breath-taking performance or extra-ordinary engineering, some of the finest and premium materials like Titan, Carbon Fibre, & High-Strength Alloy and last, hundreds of hours of work by passionate automobile peoples that makes this ultimate machine one of the most expensive car in the world.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire Owners Name & Other Details

Bugatti La Voiture Noire, world’s most expensive car ever, is owned by a well known professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $13 Million

Rolls-Royce Sweptail got the second position in Throttlebias’s list of the most expensive car in the world. The Sweptail was first debuted in May 2017 in the event of classic and vintage cars taken place in Lake Como, Italy. At the time of launch, the super-luxury car was announced with a whopping price tag of around $13 Million, which was the most expensive car at that time.

So, what makes Rolls Royce Sweptail so expensive?
First, it’s a Rolls Royce.

Rolls-Royce Sweptail
Rolls-Royce Sweptail

Second, the manufacturer has put EXTRA efforts to make this even more luxurious and futuristic.

Rolls Royce Sweptail is a two-seater, two-door super luxury and expensive car in the world. It shares its chassis and engine from one of the best seller Phantom VII Coupé, which is currently out of production.

If I talk about the design, then it’s not a normal Rolls Royce. Everything you see is completely redesigned and reworked. This vehicle is a synonym to luxury. Isn’t it?

And for those who don’t know that Rolls Royce Sweptail was not a production car. Yes, it was a custom project which was utterly hand-built and inspired by luxury coachbuilding. This design was requested by a super-yacht and aircraft specialist. Later on, Rolls Royce accepted and commissioned this project in 2013 as only one masterpiece in the world.

Rolls Royce Sweptail Back Looks
Rolls-Royce Sweptail

The front of the Rolls Royce Sweptail holds a massive solid aluminium grille that gives it a distinct and bold look. Whereas, the side profile of the car adds simplicity character to the car. Come to the rear end, and you will find a topic of discussion. Yes, as requested by the owner (Sam Li), the manufacturer has given Sweptail some out of the box design elements (exteriors as well as interiors) that had never been experimented in the history of Rolls Royce. 

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In case you don’t know, Sam Li, a Hong Kong-based billionaire, is the owner a kind super-luxury Rolls Royce Sweptail.

That’s not all; it gets a unique registered number 08, which is specially crafted from aluminium and polished with hands.

Many things in this extra-ordinary Rolls Royce is distinct from rest product cars. Like, as demanded by the owner, the entire roof of the Sweptail is made up of the panoramic sunroof that lets the natural light fall into the luxury cabin.

Most Expensive Rolls Royce Sweptail
Rolls-Royce Sweptail

Coming to the side profiles, there are no sharp body lines. Everything you see has a liquid flow design. There are standard wheels with 7-spoke alloy.

Step inside, you see a whole new world. The theme of the interior is based on the philosophy of simplicity and minimalism. As in the dream book of the client, the manufacturer has used natural materials like high-quality wood in two-tone colour. There is a mini-refrigerator placed in the centre of the seats. The owner also gets a smart place, on both side of the seats, to keep his suitcase.

This is Rolls Royce, so can’t make without advanced features. The user can control the centre console with a touch of a button, want to drink campaign tap, and the system will get ready it for you. These were a few examples of the luxury of a Rolls Royce – there are many more.

Rolls Royce Sweptail Specifications

EngineV12, 6.8-litre, Longitudinal Petrol Engine
Displacement6.8-litre, 6749 cc
Fuel TypePetrol (High-Octane)
Max. power571 PS
Max. torque720 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio4.6 kg/PS
Transmission8-speed Rear-Wheel Drive Automatic Gearbox
Number Of Gears8
Weight2629 kg

Saying of specs, the Rolls Royce Sweptail is powered by tried and tested engine which we have seen in Rolls-Royce Phantom. It gets a 6.8-litre, V12 Longitudinal placed petrol engine that churns a good power of 571 PS and a max. torque of 720 Nm. Power is sent to the rear the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Considering the weigh, which is 2629kg, of the luxury Sweptail, the car is pretty good in performance and efficiency.

Rolls Royce Sweptail Top Speed & Performance

Top Speed250 km/h or 155.3 mph (electronically limited)
0-60 mph5.1 seconds
0-100 mph5.3 seconds

Oh wait, this 2.6 tonnes Sweptail has a top speed of 250 km/h. This is pretty impressive, isn’t it? That’ not all, you get a good acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds whereas 0-100 mph comes under 5.3 seconds.

Rolls Royce Sweptail - Most Expensive Car In The World Of All Time
Rolls Royce Sweptail

Considering the amount, this individual designed Sweptail is not meant for speed or performance. I mean, look at this beauty. Do you think you can even race in this car? Rather than, you would want to relax in the lap of luxury and enjoy the view from insulted window glass. So that was the third most expensive car in the world, let’s move to the next!

Rolls Royce Sweptail Owners Name & Other Details

Sam Li, a Hong Kong-based billionaire it the only owner of this luxury Sweptail. Wait, except his Rolls Royce, the billionaire also owns a Boeing Aircraft and an exclusive collection of cars.

3. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero – $8 Million

There might be any chances that you have not heard about this supercar. Well, it never got any spotlight as others received in media or blogs.

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is a high-end performance sports car made by a German car manufacturer brand Maybach that is a subsidiary part of DaimlerChrysler motors. The project was started in 2013 and unveiled in May 2015, Italy. It took 25 months from idea to the final working model of Exelero.

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Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

Exelero was originated from the Latin-Italian term ex-cello/eccelso which equals to outstanding and accelero, which means accelerated.

According to the manufacturer, the Maybach Exelero was a particular project car that was created to test the tires. This collaboration was signed between the DaimlerChrysler and the tyre manufacturer – Fulda. This was not the first concept car; earlier in 1930, the same company had used a Maybach model.

The Fulda needed a car that can easily touch the max speed of 350 km/h or even more. During the final test, the car hit 351+ km/h and set a world speed record of world fastest limousine on standard production tyres.

Maybach Exelero
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

It combines the speed of a sports car and luxury of a long-wheelbase Limousine. That being said, the car weighs almost 2.6 tons which is considerably bulky but gives it more stability and rigidity on the road.

If I talk about Maybach Exelero interiors, just like any other Maybach, you get plenty of things. Everything is covered in the most exceptional quality of leather and neoprene. That’s not all; there are many inserts of aluminium and carbon fibre in red/black colour.

Maybach Exelero Red & Black Interiors
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero Specifications

EngineMercedes AMG V12, Bio-Turbo, 6.0-litre Petrol Engine
Displacement6.0-litre, 5980 cc
Fuel TypePetrol (High-Octane)
Max. power700 hp
Max. torque1,000 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio 3.7 kg/hp
TransmissionMercedes-Benz G-Trionic Rear-Wheel Drive Automatic Gearbox
Number Of Gears5
Weight2660 kg

Mechanically, Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is powered by a 6.0-litre, Twin-Turbo, V12 AMG petrol unit which we have seen placed in Maybach 57. As I have mentioned, this is an AMG; this means there is no power shortage.

Maybach Exelero Interiors
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

This V12 propels a rumbling 700 hp of power and a massive torque of 1000 Nm. To handle this much amount of power and torque, the manufacturer has fitted an AMG G-Tronic 5-speed automatic transmission system.  

Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero Top Speed & Performance

Top Speed351 km/h (estimated)
0-60 mph4.4 seconds

Being a big luxury limousine, Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero has a top speed of 351 km/h. This makes Maybach Exelero one of the fastest limousine in the world. Also, Exelero is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Maybach Exelero Owners Name & Other Details

According to Throttlebias, Bryan Christopher Williams, a famous Rapper and musician, also known as “Birdman” is the owner of Maybach Exelero. The Rapper has added Exelero to his exotic car collection at a whopping cost of $8 million.

4. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 Million

Koenigsegg is a high-performance sports car manufacturer. The company is based out in Sweden and recorded many achievements to their bulletin. They have built many supercars like – Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg Agera R, Koenigsegg Agera S, etc. As we are listing down the most expensive cars in the world, 4th most expensive car on our list is Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. Let’s dip deeper, shall we?

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is an exclusive supercar from Koenigsegg Automobiles. Here’s how! Until now, you have seen the carbon fibre in black colour, but Koenigsegg has done something different.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Usually, the manufacturer uses to expose carbon fibre to make the car light in weight yet aggressive. So, expect using the black exposed carbon fibre, the company developed a unique (paint) solution that converted the black carbon fibre into silver-white. This unique solution turned the car looks more sparkling and one of a kind.

What’s more?

The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita holds some of the unique features in the list:

  1. Double carbon fibre rear wing
  2. Inconell exhaust system
  3. Carbon-ceramic brakes with ABS
  4. Paddle-shifters
  5. Tire monitoring system with hydraulic lifting system and etc.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Specifications

EngineKoenigsegg V8, 4.8-litre Twin-Turbo, All Aluminium Engine
Displacement4.8-litre, 4800 cc
Fuel TypePetrol (High-Octane)
Max. power1018 bhp
Max. torque1080 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio 1.26 kg/hp
TransmissionTransverse placed paddle-shift gearbox system develop by Koenigsegg
Number Of Gears6-speed Manual/semi-automatic
Weight1456 kg

This supercar seems extremely aggressive in power. I mean, look at the engine output numbers. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita is powered by a Koenigsegg’s factory-made V8, 4.8-litre Twin Rotrex Superchargers petrol motor. This motor develops extremely good 1018 bhp of power at 7000 rpm and an impressive torque of 1080 Nm at 5600 rpm.

Koenigsegg CCXR
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual/semi-automatic torque-sensitive transmission system. That’s not all; it also comes packed with paddle-shift and a limited-slip differential.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Top Speed & Performance

Top Speed410 km/h (estimated)
0-100 km/h2.9 seconds
0-200 Km/h8.7 seconds

Speaking of performance, this sports car is fast AF. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita can accelerate 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, whereas 0-200 km/h comes under 8.7 seconds with a whopping top speed of 410 km/h. At this crazy speed, the driver will feel a lateral G-force of 1.5G. Isn’t that crazy?

Koenigsegg Most Expensive Car In The World-Koenigsegg  CCXR
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Koenigsegg automobiles is strict to limited production. That being said, the company manufactured only 2 examples of Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita in the world.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita Owners Name & Other Details

Being super-rich is not only the key to get these super expensive cars, but you need luck too. The two owners of Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita are:

Floyd Mayweather – An American former professional boxer.
Hans Thomas Gross – A self-made Billionaire based in Austria.

5. Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 Million

The Veneno is a 2-door, 2-seater high-performance sports car by Lamborghini Automobiles. This limited-production car is based on the Aventador and developed to celebrate the 50th birthday of the company. The manufacturer unveiled the first working prototype in 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a price tag of $4.5 Million, made it one of the most expensive cars in the world. Saying of limited edition, Lamborghini manufactured only 3 units and all of them were sold even before public unveiling.

Lamborghini Veneno Coupe
Lamborghini Veneno

Although, every Lamborghini is made for speed, but the Veneno has something different to offer. So, what’s different in this special edition Lamborghini?

First, let’s talk about the most focused part of this sportscar – Aerodynamics, Cornering capability and stability. This sportscar gets unique designed racing focused chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units which you won’t get in the Aventador from which Veneno shares its platform.

There is lots of carbon-fibre in or outside the car, like the entire chassis and other elements are made up of (CFRP) Carbon fibre reinforced polymer monocoque which not only helps to reduce the overall weight of the car but also gives it confidence while cornering.

Lamborghini Veneno Rear Look
Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini Veneno Specifications

EngineV-12, 60°, MPI (Multi-Point Injection), All Aluminium Block, Mid-mounted (Longitudinal) Engine, Generation IV
Displacement6.5-litre, 6498 cc
Fuel TypePetrol (High-Octane)
Max. power  750 PS
Max. torque 690 Nm
Weight to Power Ratio 1.9 kg/hp
Transmission 7-speed ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) Gearbox with AWD System (Electronically Controlled)
Number Of Gears7-speed Automatic with Paddle-shifters
Weight1490 kg

Expect the chassis and few dynamics, Lamborghini Veneno shares the same family engine but with some tweaks. The Lamborghini Veneno comes bolted with mid-mounted 6.5-litre, V12 MPI Petrol Engine, which is capable to serve 750 PS of power and 690 Nm of peak torque. 

Lamborghini Veneno
Lamborghini Veneno

This engine comes mated to a lightning-fast 7-speed auto ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) gearbox. Power controlled by an electronically controlled module and transmitted to all wheels. That’s not all; there’s a rear mechanical self-locking differential so that you can unleash the full potential of the Veneno.

Lamborghini Veneno Top Speed & Performance

Top Speed355 km/h
0-100 km/h2.9 seconds
0-160 Km/h5.5 seconds
0-200 km/h8.4 seconds
0-300 km/h25.1 seconds

Well, you can see the numbers. This sports car is pretty fast. The top speed of Lamborghini Veneno is 355 km/h, which makes it the fastest Lamborghini in the world. It does 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, whereas 0-200 km/h comes under 5.5 seconds.

This reminds me of the fastest hypercar in the world – 5000Hp Devel Sixteen. You will get to know the details of Devel Sixteen Engine, performance and the exclusivity of the hypercar.

Lamborghini Veneno Pics
Lamborghini Veneno

Thanks to the engineering & designers team who has achieved this breath-taking performance and also made us realise that every second matter.

Lamborghini Veneno Owners Name & Other Details

Just like these supercars, the owners are one of a kind and hard to find. Lamborghini has built only three Veneno for selling purpose; out of them, we have the name of two owners.

Meet the first owner Mr Kris Singh, a well-known car collector & Indian-American businessman based in New York. He also owns the only Koenigsegg’s Agera XS in the world. Second Lamborghini Veneno Owner is Mr Antoine Dominic, former Ferrari customer and the owner of Lamborghini Long Island in New York, USA.

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Most Expensive Cars In The World FAQs

Who owns the most expensive car in the world?

Cristiano Ronaldo, a well known professional footballer is the owner of the most expensive car in the world ever – Bugatti La Voiture Noire.

How expensive is the most expensive car in the world?

Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car in the world, which costs around &18. 7 Million in International markets and Rs 131.3 crore (inclusive taxes).

Written by Shailesh Thakran

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