Top 5 most expensive cars in the world

Samantha Menzies
Senior editor – Finance

Money can’t buy you happiness, or can it?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a pretty big list of things I am going to buy when I win the lottery.

A house, a trip-of-a-lifetime, and of course a mandatory fleet of the most beautiful cars you can imagine.

Also read: Australia’s most expensive Ford Falcon just doubled

A flashy car is one of the most visible ways people demonstrate their taste and financial status, so people finding themselves in sudden possession of wealth often go for the flashiest of all.

Digital Trends has identified the top 5 most expensive cars in the world, starting from the top.

$18.4 million — ROLLS-ROYCE SWEPTAIL

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Rolls-Royce will build you anything if you have a thick enough wallet to pay for it.
Take the Sweptail, for example. It’s a one-off coupe that a customer commissioned from the ground up.
Nearly every part of this car is unique, and the project took four years from start to finish, which explains why it costs a whopping US$13 million (A$18.4 million).

$11.3 MILLION — MERCEDES-BENZ MAYBACH EXELERO

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The Maybach Exelero makes its appearance under Honorable Mentions due to its one-off status. The Maybach was also built way back in 2004, but that actually makes its sticker price more impressive.

Adjusted for inflation, the Exelero would cost around US$10.1 million (A$14.3 million) today, which is close to the GDP of a small island nation.

Money and Maybach are about as closely related as peanut butter and jelly, but the two-door further justifies its cost with a 700 hp, twin-turbo V12 and luxurious amenities.

$6.8 MILLION — KOENIGSEGG CCXR TREVITA

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Koenigsegg’s CCXR Trevita is the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. Why so much coin?
The car is literally coated in diamonds … and diamonds aren’t cheap.
The Swedish manufacturer developed a new exterior finish called the Koenigsegg Proprietary Diamond Weave, which involves coating carbon fibers with a diamond dust-impregnated resin.

$6.4 MILLION — LAMBORGHINI VENENO

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Poison.

That’s the name Lamborghini chose for its modified Aventador roadster, built to celebrate the automaker’s 50th birthday.

The only thing more remarkable than the look is the price — a whopping US$4.5 million (A$6.4 million), clearly putting it at the top of the list of the world’s most expensive cars.

$4.8 MILLION — W MOTORS LYKAN HYPERSPORT

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The Lykan Hypersport made its starring role in the blockbuster Furious 7, in which the Lebanese supercar crashed through not one but three skyscrapers in Dubai.

Jewel-encrusted headlights, scissor doors, and an interior ripped straight from science fiction, it’s no wonder it comes with a price tag to suit.

Although it’s mainly used for marketing and public relations purposes, the high-flying stunner assures that the authorities can keep up with any baddie who tries to get cute on the freeway. Pedal to the floor, 0 to 62 mph is accomplished in just 2.8 seconds, and top speed is a downright scary 240 mph.

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