The 27 Most Expensive Cars in the World

What would you do if you were a billionaire? Would you buy a few high-end apartments in the world's most exciting cities? Invest in a business, fund a charity, collect valuable art or rare gems, maybe travel the world?

A billion dollars will allow you to do all that and more—but it can also get you a pretty lavish car. Some lucky billionaires have done just that, dropping millions on the world's most exclusive and expensive vehicles.

Brands like Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Pagani have produced cars that are as rare as they are luxurious, which can only mean one thing: they all come with a hefty price tag.

Find out below which cars make the list of the most expensive cars in the world, based on how much the cars cost at the time they were released. They may be worth even more now—if their owners could ever bear to part with them.

The list also does not include any vintage cars that may have been sold at auction, like the 1963 Ferrari GTO which sold for $70 million in 2018—but that doesn't mean that the cars are any less extraordinary.

Using data from Car and Driver, Motor 1, Motor Authority, CarBuzz, Wired, Business Insider, CNN, Beautiful Life, and High Snobiety, here Newsweek lists all the expensive cars you can never afford

So buckle up and find out just how much the world's richest inhabitants are spending on their cars.

27. Rolls-Royce Ghost

Rolls-Royce Ghost
The Rolls-Royce Ghost seen at Salon Prive, held at Blenheim Palace, in September 2020. Martyn Lucy/Getty

The Rolls-Royce Ghost costs an estimated $315,000 and, according to Rolls-Royce, is made for those "who recognize beauty in restraint."

26. Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Ferrari SF90 Stradale
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale seen at Salon Prive, held at Blenheim Palace. Martyn Lucy/Getty

The 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale costs $625,000, while the 2021 Stradale coupe costs an estimated $507,000.

25. Aston Martin Valhalla

Aston Martin will make 500 Valhalla coupes, which are expected to become available in 2022 and cost an estimated $1.3 million.

24. Rimac C_Two

Rimac C_Two
A Rimac C_Two model car is seen during a press day ahead of the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, on March 5, 2019. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty

Rimac C_Two cars cost $2 million and only eight were built. One was destroyed by TV presenter Richard Hammond when he crashed during The Grand Tour.

23. McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail
The McLaren Speedtail seen at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 on July 4, 2019, in Chichester, England. Martyn Lucy/Getty

The fastest McLaren ever built, the Speedtail cost $2.25 million. Just 106 models were made and all have been purchased.

22. Aston Martin Vulcan

Aston Martin Vulcan
The Aston Martin Vulcan on display at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show, March 4th, 2015, in Switzerland. Gerlach Delissen/Corbis/Getty

The Aston Martin Vulcan cost $2.3 million and owners were offered training by driving Aston Martin's slower cars first.

21. Ferrari F60 America

Ferrari F60
The Ferrari F60 America is unveiled at Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years In America on October 11, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Jonathan Leibson/Getty

Only 10 Ferrari F60 America cars were made, and all ten were purchased, each costing $2.5 million.

20. Mercedes-AMG One

To get their hands on one of 275 Mercedes-AMG One units, car enthusiasts had to part with $2.7 million.

19. Pagani Huayra BC

Pagani Huayra BC
The Pagani Huayra BC is displayed during the Geneva Motor Show 2016 on March 1, 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham/Getty

Only 20 Pagani Huayra BC cars were made, with each selling for $2.55 million.

18. Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K

Ferrari FXX K
The Ferrari FXX K at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017. Martyn Lucy/Getty

The Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K costs $2.6 million and cannot be driven on the road. Instead, the car is meant for track-racing and is only offered to the brand's loyal customers through the Ferrari's Corse Clienti customer racing program.

17. Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti Chiron
The Bugatti Chiron at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 12, 2017, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Sean Gallup

The Bugatti Chiron costs $2.99 million. According to Bugatti: "Every element of the CHIRON is a combination of reminiscence to its history and the most innovative technology."

16. Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko at the Geneva International Motorshow 2019. Martyn Lucy/Getty

Just 125 Koenigsegg Jesko cars will be made, and they have already all been sold, with the price tag set at $3 million.

15. Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

Only six Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio cars were made, and when they were released, they cost $3 million. However, in 2017, a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio sold for $5 million.

14. Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin Valkyrie
The new Aston Martin Valkyrie on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 at the Geneva Palexpo on March 8, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland. Gerlach Delissen/Corbis/Getty

The Aston Martin Valkyrie was first previewed nearly five years ago, and its owners will finally get their hands on their cars later this year, after paying $3 million each.

13. Limited Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere

The car customization company Masonry put its spin on the Bugatti Veyron and created two cars—each worth $3.4 million.

12. W Motors Lykan Hypersport

W Motors Lykan Hypersport
A W Motors Lykan Hypersport at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, on December 18, 2017. Ollie Millington/Getty

The W Motors Lykan Hypersport, which featured in Fast and Furious 7, is one of the rarest cars in the world, with only seven in existence, costing $3.4 million.

11. Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport costs a massive $3.6 million—and only 60 will be built. According to Bugatti, this car is the "most agile and uncompromising Chiron ever."

10. Lamborghini Sian

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
A Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 is displayed at the International Auto Show (IAA), in Frankfurt am Main, on September 11, 2019. Daniel Roland/Getty

Lamborghini Sian is named after "lightning" in the Bolognese dialect, which is said to capture the car's character. Only 63 were made and sold for around $3.6 million each.

9. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+

Only 30 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ cars were made and the exclusivity is reflected in the huge price tag. This rare sports car—which was the first car to exceed 300 miles per hour—costs $3.9 million. While a modified Chiron Super Sport 300+ reached 304.773 mph, the car is electronically capped at a not-so-slow 273.4 mph.

8. Lamborghini Veneno

amborghini Veneno
The Lamborghini Veneno roadster on board the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour on December 1, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Claudio Villa/Getty

The Lamborghini Veneno is a rare car: only four coupes and nine roadsters were made, and of these only 12 were available to purchase—for $4.5 million.

7. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Floyd Mayweather arrives at the Mayweather Boxing Club in his Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita car on August 26, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty

Only two Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita cars were built and one of them was owned by Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather purchased the car for $4.8 million.

6. Bugatti Divo

Bugatti Divo
A Bugatti Divo is displayed at the Paris Motor Show at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on October 3, 2018, in Paris, France. Richard Bord/Getty

The Bugatti Divo is named after French racing driver Albert Divo. In the 1920s, Divo won the Targa Florio race while driving a Bugatti—twice. The Bugatti Divo was limited to only 40 models and sold for $5.8 million.

5. Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero

Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exeleror
A Maybach concept car 'Exelero' is displayed at the 61st international motor show (IAA) on September 13, 2005, in Frankfurt, Germany. Ralph Orlowski/Getty

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is one-of-a-kind and worth $8 million.

4. Bugatti Centodieci

Only 10 Bugatti Centodieci cars were made, each costing $9 million. The owners were able to choose the color of their car, which you'd expect when dropping millions of dollars on a vehicle.

3. Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Bugatti La Voiture Noire
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the Geneva International Motorshow 2019. Martyn Lucy/Getty

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a one-of-a-kind car based on the Bugatti Divo and cost its owner $12.5 million before taxes or $18.9 million including taxes.

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail

Rolls Royce 'Sweptail'
The one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce 'Sweptail' at Goodwood on July 1, 2017, in Chichester, England. Michael Cole/Corbis/Getty

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is another unique car. The custom-built vehicle is the only of its kind in the world and had a price tag of $13 million.

1. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Only three Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta cars were made, each costing $17.5 million. One belongs to Horacio Pagani, while the other two were purchased before they were built.