Just like living isn’t just breathing to stay alive, all material items of life have now developed their special meanings to in the age of consumerism. This list talks about cars. The automobiles which were once just carriages drawn by horses have moved on from being big boxes to carry people to purring mechanical beasts that peaks its own speed in seconds flat. For most people nowadays owning a car isn’t just about having their own transit system, but it’s also a symbol of their taste, passion, status and inevitably power.
These expensive desires coupled with the fact that marketing of automobiles by the automobile giants are always generously baited to hook the consumer in oneself, makes the automobile industry one if the permanently booming phenomenon. The value of luxury in our lives is being constantly underplayed by our moral halves. Read on to find out more about the top 10 most expensive cars that have rolled into our lives recently.
List of the world’s top 10 most expensive cars in 2017
10. Lamborghini Centenario LP 770 (Price $1.9 million)
The Centenario was launched in the honour of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man behind the brand who would’ve turned thirty in 2016. It’s longer, larger and lighter than the average Aventador sports beast. It’s a limited edition car which has customised bumper, fins, hood, vents, and rear haunches to keep it on the ground and to prevent hydroplaning. The Centenario also packs in quite a lot of power. Its 6.5l V12 provides the horsepower at 8600rpm. It peaks to a speed of 60mph in just 2.8 seconds.
9. Koenigsegg Regera (Price $2 million)
The Swedish brand always gets left out of the big leagues whenever there is a big debate around sports cars. However, the cars these engineers roll out of their garages are something to watch out for. The Regera is loaded with a 5.0l VB, 4-5 kWh and produces 1500 hp in total. The Regera gains 180mph in 0-10.9 seconds and it’s aptly priced at $ 2 million.
8. Koenigsegg One:1 (Price $2 million)
This super car packs a horsepower of 1340. It is based on an Agera R. It earns its moniker from its 1:1 kilogram to horsepower ratio. The car has been tested to top 273 mph. This is one of the fastest automobile ever made and it has honeycombs, intake manifold and ventilated ceramic brakes modelled after F1.
7. Bugatti Chiron (Price $2.5 million)
The new Bugatti Chiron outdoes its classic predecessor. After the Veyron Bugatti Chiron pushes the boundaries of power further above reach. It has reworked Quad-turbocharged 8.0l W16 which produces 1500hp and has an 1180 pound-ft of torque. It makes 60mph in 2.5 seconds and screams up to 261 mph if it is given the space to do so.
6. Ferrari F60 Amena (Price $2.5 million)
This model from the automobile giant was built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari. The supercar has only ten models distributed worldwide. It is based on the F12 Berlinetta and is very unsubtly patriotic as it has a stars and stripes colour scheme. It has a 6.2l V12 and it is made to churn out 740hp and it has been recorded to go 60mph in only 3.1 seconds. The car also reminds people of the time when Ferrari used to make region specific cars.
5. Pagani Huayra BC (Price $2.6 million)
The brand hasn’t been releasing common commercial cars yet, but it has sure produced some supercars. The name means God of Winds in Incan and frankly it’s a very apt name. It was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. It’s loaded with rear spoilers that provide 1102lbs of down force at the fastest of 155 mph. Despite a lot of other additions the Huayra is a very light car. Only 20 units had been made and all of them were valued at a sweet $ 2.6 million and were sold out almost immediately. It also has 789 turbocharged tappable ponies.
4. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere (Price $3.4 million)
The car was first released in 2005 and has been upgraded four times since. The sexy car looks as good on bedside posters of teenagers as much as it looks good on the street. It has an 8.0l W16 quad-turbocharged engine. The original version had a top speed of 253 mph and it was named Car of The Decade for 2000-2009.
3. W Motors Lykan Hypersport (Price $3.4 million)
The car is a limited edition model made by the Lebanese Company W Motors. It’s the first Middle Eastern supercar and has already starred in superhit race movie Fast and Furious 7, and in games like Project Cars, Driveclub, Asphalt and a few others. There are only 7 models of this car. It has a 3.7l twin turbo F6 engine and has 6 speed Sequential manual transmission and a 7-speed Dual clutch transmission. It has a top speed of 240mph, and goes 0-62 miles in 2.8 seconds flat. The only non private entity to purchase this car was the Abu Dhabi Police Force.
2. Lamborghini Veneno (Price $4.5 million)
The Veneno supercar was based on the Lamborghini Aventador and was released to commemorate the brand’s 50th anniversary. When it was introduced it was by far the most expensive car that was ever produced. There were only five cars made, among which only three were available to the customers which led to a scramble of the ones on the table. It has a 6.5l V12 engine and produces 740 bhp. Later Lamborghini updated the original version and kept releasing limited editions of the car.
1. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (Price $4.8 million)
No #1 expensive cars we have the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. The worth of the car isn’t just because if it’s mechanical specifications. The car is literally coated with diamonds. The Swedish makers developed an exterior finish which included coating carbon fibres combined with diamond dust. The glittery finish is not the end of it though. The car has a 4.8l dual-supercharged V8 engine. But be as it may, the main attraction of the car is still its exterior.
Owners and drivers, rich as they can be, always develop a sentimental connection to their own cars, be it the high school kid with his pickup truck or the businessman stepping out of his limo. If you take care of your car, the car takes care of you.