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Five Insanely Expensive Supercars

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During the last decade, numerous supercars have been created that provide a stunning combination of speed, superb handling and style. These automobiles feature some of the most advanced engines in the world, especially large cooling systems and unique designs that are rarely seen or mimicked.

With prices that range from $2.6 million to $8 million, these cutting-edge machines are generally not sold to any person who wants them. In order to buy one of the vehicles, the automaker has to invite the customer to purchase the car.

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – A Lightning-Fast Beauty

This beauty costs $2.6 million, and the extraordinary price is twice as high as the sum that is required to purchase the standard Bugatti Veyron. Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine that features four cutting-edge turbochargers, this supercar has a top speed of 267.8 miles per hour. No wonder it’s the fastest automobile legal to drive on public roads. With the capability of generating 1,200 horsepower and reaching 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds, it has a firm position on the list of the 10 fastest cars in the world.

The uniquely styled body made of carbon fiber helps it keep its weight to 4,387 pounds. This Bugatti sports a seven speed-transmission with computer-monitored gear ratios. Three sizable intercoolers and three radiators were installed to help the vehicle produce more horsepower and augment the air density in the massive combustion chamber.

Bugatti will only produce 150 of these automobiles.

Pagani Zonda Revolución – The World’s Most Outspoken Rebel

Pagani’s plan is to produce only five Zonda Revolucións, each with an incredibly high price of $2.9 million.

Unveiled in 2013, this futuristic-looking car is equipped with a V12 engine whose golden accents are made to match the colors of the wheels in some models. The engine is as powerful as it is great-looking – it can generate 800 horsepower and accelerate to 60mph in 2.7 seconds, leaving its opponents in the dust.

When Zonda Revolución was first released, its unique exterior and weight stunned car enthusiasts and other manufacturers. The fiberglass and titanium body reduced Zonda’s weight to only 2.358 pounds. The supercar’s exterior features a revolutionary drag reduction system that is controlled by several buttons on the steering wheel.

Additionally, the Pagani Zonda Revolución is equipped with one of the most advanced suspension systems in the world and an electronic traction control system with 12 settings. Unfortunately, the tremendous roar and the substantially reduced ground clearance ban this car from roads in most countries.

Mansory Vivere Bugatti Veyron – Extravagant German Tuning

Another Bugatti on the list, but with a twist. Mansory, a German luxury car modification company, took it upon themselves to make Bugatti even cooler. Hence, this version of Bugatti Veyron features an immense engine with an eight liter displacement, able to generate 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 foot-pounds of torque.

With a price of $3.4 million, the automobile’s intricate, unique design has rocked the automotive industry. Luxury was added to luxury to create an exterior made of white carbon fiber, with a modified grille in the front, newly designed wheels and customized side skirts. Mansory has altered the lower sections of the front and rear bumper, and placed the four exhaust pipes in a higher positions than those of the traditional Bugatti Veyron.

Two sizable scoops on top of the car allow additional air to reach the engine, while sleek vents have been strategically added to the sides to make it more aerodynamic. The vehicle features LED headlights and taillights that have been redesigned. On the inside, there are white seats made of soft leather, along with custom lights and white accents positioned on the steering wheel and on the dashboard.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport – The First Lebanese Supercar

This is the third most expensive car in the world so if you want to own it you’ll have to cash out $3.4 million. Manufactured in Lebanon, Lykan Hypersport comes with a six-cylinder engine which can produce 720 horsepower and 708 foot-pounds of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 in only 2.8 seconds and is able to travel at 245 miles per hour. With a weight of 3,042 pounds and a height of 46.1 inches, the car’s low center of gravity enables it to effectively navigate sharp turns while moving at especially high speeds.

The LED taillights are surrounded by sparkling diamonds, and there’s a layer of white gold around each of the sleek headlights. The interior contains a holographic display and innovative seats encased in carbon fiber, designed to stabilize the driver’s head while the vehicle is traveling quickly.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – A Breathtaking Masterpiece

With a stunning price of $4.5 million, this state-of-the-art vehicle was designed for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. The Veneno Roadster’s body exterior looks like a more advanced version of other Lamborghini vehicles. Unlike all the other models that Lamborghini has created, this supercar does not have a roof or a soft top. The exterior is primarily made of fiberglass so the Veneno only weighs 3,284 pounds.

For years, the company’s designers have refined their world-class motors, and as the fastest ever Lamborghini, the Veneno runs with a V12 engine able to generate 750 horsepower. It easily outclasses other models on the racetrack with 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.

The Veneno’s all-wheel drive has a wheelbase that’s 106.3 inches wide and 45.87 inches tall. Its ground clearance is reduced to 5.5 inches so it handles tight turns like a pro.

Only nine units will be produced, making this car one of the rarer collector’s items.

Honorable mention: The Maybach Exelero – The One and Only

Although this unique supercar doesn’t have a position on our official list, it merits an honorable mention. Only one Exelero was ever produced. As the most expensive car in the world, it was originally sold for $8 million.

The automobile’s exterior is based on a style particularly popular during the 1930s; however, the design was shelved in favor of vehicles that were easier to produce in the 1940s and 1950s. The first blueprints for the Exelero showed up in 2003, and its production was completed in 2005.

A V12 engine attached to two turbochargers can produce up to 700 horsepower, and accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. This acceleration doesn’t sound much compared to the other supercars on this list, but you have to take into consideration that Exelero weighs more than any other supercar ever created. 245.3 inches long and 54.2 inches tall, weighing 5,864 pounds, Exelero is the largest vehicle on this list.

Even though it doesn’t look like your typical supercar, with its proportions and power the Exelero will easily leave you breathless.

Cars That Dreams Are Made Of

These six supercars are international leaders in the automotive industry. The best designers spend a large amount of time to create and to refine every breathtaking aspect of each of these cars, and their high-quality components make them the most advanced machines on the roads. Their styles and their engines inspire drivers around the world and prompt millions of people to dream of owning one of these masterpieces. We don’t always want to be rich, but when we do, we want it because of these cars.

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