Now if we were strictly discussing the most expensive single-piece units sold at auction, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $38 million would have easily been the winner. For everyone’s sake though, we won’t take auction cars into consideration, but rather focus on production ones. By
By production, we, of course, mean cars sold at a given price by their respective manufacturer, because as we all know, even “production” hypercars are limited to just one or two examples.
These top expensive cars are at the pinnacle of hyper-performance vehicles, meant for experienced drivers with deep pockets.
5. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – $2.9 million
Just six examples of this remarkable creation exist, and all were built to pay tribute to Pininfarina’s son the year he died. Underneath, it’s essentially a 458 Spider, but you wouldn’t be able to tell just by looking at it. The Sergio-built bodywork is as exquisite as they come, actually shedding 330 lbs. from the already featherweight 458. As an object to look at, very few can match it.
4. Aston Martin Valkyrie – $3 million
Except for maybe the Valkyrie. If the Pininfarina Sergio is a hot, fiery Italian, the Valkyrie is a well-mannered Brit dressed in an expensive suit. It just means business from every angle you look at it, doesn’t it? Built in collaboration with Red Bull Racing (RBR), it features a 6.5-liter V12 specially tuned by Cosworth, producing well in excess of 1,000 horsepower along with the electric motors’ assistance.
3. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – $3.2 million
The Veneno Roadster is based on the $2.8 million Veneno, a car which is in turn based on the ‘standard’ $500,000 Aventador. What makes it so special apart from that transformer-like styling? How about a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 740 horsepower and a brutal seven-speed single clutch from ISR? It’s not the fastest car ever made, but it sure is the most insane-looking one.
2. Lykan HyperSport – $3.5 million
Many people doubt the Lykan’s legitimacy as a hypercar, but it genuinely is the first proper hypercar to come from the Middle East. The twin-turbo V8 with 780 horsepower and 240 mph top speed are impressive, but given its Arab origins, the HyperSport’s luxurious features are its crowning jewels, quite literally. The headlights feature embedded jewels, but buyers can choose between rubies, diamonds and even sapphires.
1. McLaren P1 LM – $3.75 million
If you’re the sort of person who thinks the standard P1 is slow, and the P1 GTR pedestrian, perhaps the P1 LM was built for you. We haven’t met such a person, but apparently, he exists, because so does this insane McLaren. The 1,000 horsepower powertrain hasn’t been altered too much, but the same can’t be said for the aero. The P1 LM apparently generates 40% more downforce than its GTR sibling. How they’ve quite managed to do that we have no idea.