by H. Mayor
Have you got 3.7 million Euros to spare? If the answer is yes you might want to consider getting your hands on the brand new Aston Martin Valkyrie. This new marvel developed by the legendary British firm and the Red Bull F1 team combines the best of British luxury, a cutting edge design which integrates all the latest high tech and the power of a competition car. It is considered the most expensive car in the world, priced around the 3.7 million Euros mark and only 150 of them will be manufactured.
But if you don’t have that kind of cash, don’t worry, here we will show you other more ‘affordable’ options that you are sure to love. In reference to a recent shortlist put together by the newspaper Expansión here are the five most expensive cars in the world:
1. Aston Martin Valkyrie (3,66 million Euros)
Aston Martin and the Red Bull F1 team have not cut any corners on the development of this super sports car, well beyond its time and whose V12, 6,5 litre engine can reach 1.000 horsepower. With an exclusive design from the acclaimed Adrian Newey, only 150 units will be manufactured in total.
2. Lykan Hypersport (3,18 million Euros)
This is the first super sports car from an Arab firm and it was intentionally developed to be the most luxurious, expensive and exclusive vehicle ever produced but Aston Martin’s Valkyrie has come slightly on top although this doesn’t take anything away for its amazing features. Developed by the Lebanese company W Motors and designed by Anthony Jaranelli, this Arab jewel was unveiled at January’s Qatar Motor Show. It boasts a 3.7 liter, twin-turbo flat-six that yields 770 hp and accomplishes 100km/h is in just 2,7 seconds reaching a top speed of 385 km/h. Amongst other exclusive features it incorporates some LEDs with embedded diamonds which can also be replaced with your favourite gemstones, movement sensor activated controls and an upholstery sawn with gold thread.
3. Pagani Huayra BC (2,63 million Euros)
The acronym ‘BC’ makes reference to collector Benny Caiola, a businessman deceased in 2010 that was Pagani’s best customer from his beginnings. The Italian firm brought this new version of its 2011 model (the most expensive car in the market at its time) in 2016. It has a 6.0 litre, 7 speed, V12 biturbo engine that yields 789 hp. Its interior is pure luxury with plenty of precious metals and the best leather throughout up to the last detail.
4. Bugatti Chiron (2,54 million Euros)
The fourth in the list pays tribute to Monegasque driver Louis Chiron. It was last year considered to be the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 460 km/h (which would deplete a full tank in less than 10 minutes) however it is electronically limited to ‘just’ 420 km/h. It was designed and developed by Volkswagen and it possesses a coupé carbon fibre body, independent suspension and a 16 cylinder, 1.500 hp allowing for some prodigious driving.
5. Koenigsegg Regera (1,78 million Euros)
This Swedish jewel, of which only 80 units will be built, can directly compete with the Bugatti in speed. In this case thanks to a hybrid, double turbo, 1.500 hp engine and its own propelling system that gets rid of the gearbox. So far it is just below in comparative tests but its manufacturer is certain that it can reach 400km/h in just 20 seconds. Marvellous!