Even though it has been said that the best things in the world are free, it may not be the case when talking about super cars and other vehicular speed devils that often take the world by surprise. This year, there are new members in the lineup of the most expensive cars, while there are others that have stayed in the list from last year. If you are aware of the fastest cars in the racing world, then this list may not surprise you as the speediest engines are equated to costly frames, performance, parts, and even the brand names. Thus, you can see this list and confirm the most expensive cars in 2012
Most Expensive Cars 2012
10. McLaren F1, SSC Tuatara
Even though the McLaren F1 has been built 15 years ago, its price is still noted to be one of the most expensive in its past years of production, and comparing it to the SSC Tuatara, which cars both price at $970,000, you can say that McLaren is a classic that can blow the most modern cars away. It has even overpriced the recent Porsche 918 Spyder, which is supposed to price at an expensive $845,000. SSC Tuatara, on the other hand, is the successor of one of the world’s fastest, the Ultimate Aero, carrying a 7.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
9. Hennessey Venom GT
Hennessey Performance Engineering has created one of the fastest cars in the US, with the Hennessey Venom GT, based from the inspiration of the legend, Lotus Elise. It is powered by a Chevrolet LS2 V8 engine, and has a framework made of carbon fiber, which explains its speedy capabilities. Its Ricardo plc 6-speed transmission can make the vehicle boost at 60mph in only 2.5 seconds and can reach a max speed of 272mph. All of these wonderful features can be yours at $1 million.
8. Pagani Huayra
The Huayra promises performance that can make the wind gods happy, thanks to its M158 Mercedes-AMG V12 engine that can run at 233mph, even reaching a 100kph at 3 seconds only. Known to be the successor for the Pagani Zonda F, the Huayra excites enthusiasts with its carbon-titanium structural skin, which makes the car cost over $1.3 million.
7. Maybach Landaulet, Aston Martin One-77
You may be deceived by the simple looks that can be compared with cheaper models, but the Maybach Landaulet can be considered a bargain for $1.4 million. Why is it the case? For one, it can be one of the rarest models ever especially that Mercedes-Benz decided to end its production with this last model. It would give you the 62S feel, while boasting a twin-turbo V12 engine. The Aston Martine One-77 costs the same as the other car, but this flaunts the only carbon chassis in the world, and a push-rod suspension setup that is found in F1 cars.
6. Lamborghini Reventon
Costing $1.6 million, the Lamborghini Reventon is known to be one of the most expensive mid-engine sports cars and the costliest Lamborghini has ever made. Its airplane inspired frame, and the name that suggests the power, speed, and robustness of a bull is all that comprises the heavy price of the powerful car that is about to burst.
5. Koenigsegg Agera R
The Swedish people are becoming famous in the racing community thanks to the vehicle that claims to be one of the fastest and most expensive in the world. The Koenigsegg Agera R has been created to penetrate the US market, where a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 that can carry biofuel while still running at an impressive 1,115 horsepower. The $1,711,000 is the price of the ordinary type, wherein an additional $250,000 can make you avail of its carbon fiber version.
4. Zenvo ST1
Coming from the shores of Denmark is a car that is created by Zenvo, the Zenvo ST1 may be known to be one of the most expensive models that can be seen in the race tracks and on the streets, while being a performance and luxury vehicle at the same time. The frame has been combined with two materials, the steel space frame for its shell, and carbon fiber for some of its parts. Its engine can be available in two variants of the 7.0L V8 engine, which can be supercharged or turbocharged. With a $1.8 million price tag, it will take a while to have its 15 models to be sold out.
3. Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster
Another one of the costly cars last year has made it on this list. The Pagani Zonda Clinque Roadster costs $1.85 million and the unit was only produced 5 times. Its body is made of carbon fiber material that is weaved with titanium threads, which explains its consistent aerodynamic performance. It has a super twin engine that is turbocharged AMG v12, which can boost the car to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
2. Ferrari 599XX
Thank goodness that Ferrari stays in this list as it has created a new line that will be boasted in 2012. The Ferrari 599XX and its 6.0 L Tipo F140C V12 engine can perform well and show performance, even if it has not been supercharged or turbocharged. You can fly from zero to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds. You can have this one set of wheels for your lifetime, which can cost you $2 million.
1. Bugatti Veyron Supersport
Hailed as the fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport als claims to be the most expensive car ever. With a $2.6 million price tag under its wing, you can never expect any less with its performance. Its 8.0 liter, quad-turbocharged V8 engine that along with a dual clutch 7-speed DSG sequential transmission makes the vehicle zoom at a shocking 267mph at max.
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