Ever since cars were invented we have been looking at ways to make them look more stunning and deliver even breath-taking performances. This has led to more and more expensive cars being built, and we all know the Germans are really good at doing it. With car brands like Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche based in the country German engineering and car making is an internationally appreciated.
These luxurious cars not only have the best specification in terms of engine and horsepower but they also have extraordinary accessories and rarity to them that makes them unbelievably expensive. Here is our list of the top 10 most expensive German cars in 2017.
List of the Top 10 most expensive German cars in 2017:
10. SLR McLaren FAB Design Desire (price $1.43 Million)
With a large price tag of $1.43 million, the 2009 edition of SLR McLaren has made it on our Expensive German Cars list thanks to its design and supreme specifications. The 750 HP engine can take the car to a highest speed of 193 mph and accelerate it from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The V8 5.4 litre engine can generate a torque of 552 kW.
9. SLR McLaren Mansory Renovatio (price $1.5 Million)
The SLR McLaren Mansory Renovatio was released in 2008 for and is currently priced at $1.5 million. With a bigger 5.5 litre engine compared to the previous car on our list, it can reach 60 mph from rest in just 3 seconds. It has a topmost speed of 210 mph and a fresh design with superior build quality. Ultralight wheels and fashionable interiors combined with streamlined design make this car built for speed and luxury. Built of ultralight but strong material this car will surely turn heads.
8. Vision SLR Concept (price $2 Million)
This 1999 concept car was released by Mercedes but never commercially formed. That makes this care really rare and unique and drives its price to a hefty $2 million. An impressive 5.5 litre V8 engine that will make this spectacular piece of German engineering reach top speed of 193 mph. The engine generates 557 HP and can take the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. With a torque of 410 kW this car is unparalleled in safety and power.
7. 2001 Volkswagen Nardo W12 Coupe Concept (price $3 Million)
Another concept car on our expensive German cars list, the Volkswagen Nardo W12 Coupe Concept was released by German automakers Volkswagen in 2001 at the Tokyo Motor Show. With an engine that produces 441 kW of torque it is the most powerful car by Volkswagen till now. One of the fastest concept cars created, it could reach top speeds of 221 mph. Created by Charlie Adair using ultralight material it weighs only 1200 kg. It can increase speed from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and costs $3.5 million.
6. CLK GTR AMG Super Sport (price $3.5 Million)
With a 7.3 litre V12 engine, one of the most powerful engines in the world, this CLK GTR AMG Super Sport will cost you $3.3 million. The engine can produce 720 HP in power and 529 kW in torque. With a sleek design using light wheels and curves that ease the flow of air around the car, this machine will grab eye balls wherever it goes. Designed primarily as a sports car, it has a chassis made of carbon fibre and aluminium.
5. CLK GTR AMG Roadster (price $3.3 Million)
Another variant of the CLK GTR model, the Roadster was built form an existing CLK GTR car by renovating the design. The removal of the roof and rebuilding of engine covers completely redefined the look and feel of the car. A 6.9 litre V12 engine and being how rare it is, the Roadster costs about $3.5 million. A distinctly different grille as well as separate black wing makes this car stand out when compared to other CLK GTR models produced by Mercedes.
4. C112 Mercedes Benz (price $4 Million)
Released in 1991 as a concept car, this marvel of German engineering is one of the most powerful cars ever produced. Even though it received a lot of orders, the car never went into production – a fact which raises its cost to a staggering $4 million. The C112 equipped with an iconic gullwing doors and a powerful 6 litre V12 engine. The revolutionary Active Body Control in the car helped improve its stability using many sensors and an on-board computer system.
3. Maybach Exelero (price $8 Million)
This unique car which features a twin turbo V12 engine carries with itself a heavy price tag of $8 million. This stunning four seater sports car has a 720 HP engine that makes the Maybach Exelero one powerful machine. This car has made famous appearances including one on popular German show Cobra 11 and also in a music video titled Lost One. The car was built on a request by Fulda Tires and was even used for testing its tires.
2. SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream (price $10 Million)
Custom made by modifying a Mercedes McLaren SLR, the Red Gold Dream is a one of a kind car in the world and valued at a staggering $10 million. Each of the wheels, the headlight and door sills are covered in 24 karat gold. The interior boasts a gold trimmed steering wheel and a switch gear covered in precious jewels including multiple rubies. A supercharged 5.4 litre V8 engine gives it a top speed of 210 mph.
1. 1954 Mercedes Formula 1 race car (Price $29.6 Million)
This car is an top in the list of expensive German cars and invaluable piece of history as Juan Fanigo used it at new Formula 1 world record. The rare and unique car, which won nine of the twelve races it competed in, sold for an astronomical fee of $29.6 million in an auction in 2013. The car was the first in the world to use desmodromic valves and direct fuel injection – a technology only used in fighter planes at that time. This car was so revolutionary and ahead of its time no tires available could match its superior performance.
These all time best and most expensive German cars are owned by wealthy owners who prefer collecting cars and not driving them because of how rare and limited editions they are.