A few million dollars casually spent on a dream garage.
We’re featuring the 10 costliest rides for 2021 in the following slides. We’re focusing here on production models, and are sidestepping vehicles limited to racetracks and one-off models that are usually created as engineering or design exercises, or are fabricated specifically for one of the world’s richest enthusiasts.
Read on to learn about the most expensive, cream-of-the-crop production cars on the market.
10) McLaren Speedtail
The Speedtail is the successor to the famed McLaren F1 in the automaker’s appropriately named Ultimate Series. Its focus is on speed, and while details are slim, the futuristic looking hypercar is set to deliver the goods with 1,036 horsepower coming from a hybrid powertrain. Top speed is expected to be in excess of 250 mph.
9) Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina, the famed Italian coachbuilder and design house, is getting into the hypercar game with the fully electric Battista. The company today is owned by Indian automaker Mahinda, which is best known for rough-and-tumble off-road vehicles. Named for company founder Battista “Pinin” Farina, it’s said to be the most powerful road-legal car ever produced in Italy. That’s almost an understatement, given its electric propulsion system produces an insane 1,900 horsepower and is good for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) run in less than two seconds. Pininfarina says it will travel for up to 450 kilometers on a single charge, which converts to around 280 miles.
8) Mercedes-AMG Project One
Mercedes calls the Project One “...a savage blend of science and spirit,” and who are we to argue the point? It’s so named because it’s as close to being a street-legal Formula One racer as it gets. Its exterior design elements are both elegant and purposeful, making it look like it's going fast even while standing still. Inside, there’s an F1-like rectangular steering wheel with integrated controls and a gear-select display, along with a pair of 10-inch high-resolution displays.
7) Koenigsegg Jesko
Christian von Koenigsegg’s latest supercar is named after his father Jesko, and is both track focused and road legal. The successor to the Agera RS, the Jesko turns heads with its racecar-like styling. An oversized wing at the rear helps minimize downforce while at speed. Riding on a carbon fiber chassis, it snaps necks with a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 1,280 horsepower (or up to 1,600 horsepower running on E85 biofuel, in some regions). It features a nine-speed multi-clutch transmission along with a sophisticated suspension and active rear steering for precise handling. The ultra-modern interior features two small touch screens embedded in the steering wheel, and a compact SmartCluster instrument screen mounted atop the column.
6) Aston Martin Valkyrie
Named for the figures in Norse mythology who decide the fates of soldiers in battle, the Valkyrie is a road-ready track star that was developed in conjunction with Red Bull Racing. It makes a stunningly bold visual statement, sporting a radically racy carbon-fiber exterior punctuated by broad shoulders over all four wheels and topped with a dome-like roof. It rides on a lightweight carbon fiber structure, and packs a mid-mounted 6.5-liter V12 engine that’s boosted by an electric motor to produce a stirring 1,160 horsepower.
5) W Motors Lykan Hypersport
The so-called “first Arab supercar” from Dubai’s W Motors played a pivotal role in “The Fast and the Furious 7,” and can take claim to being the costliest model ever featured in the “Fast” franchise. The Lykan is named for a mythical species of wolves having transformational powers. Its carbon fiber body looks more like a Transformer, however, with dramatically angular styling, diamond encrusted LED headlights, and a distinctively shaped rear spoiler.
4) Pagani Huayra BC Roadster
Ultra-exotic automaker Horacio Pagani rips the top off the company’s rip-roaring Huayra, and replaces it with a removable bonnet of carbon and glass to let the sun shine in while one races it to the horizon. Not only is the Huayra BC Roadster as quick as a racecar, it looks every bit the part with its low-slung carbon-titanium body punctuated with dynamic curves and creases, topped by a large wing-type spoiler at the rear.
3) Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport
A limited-build spinoff of the Bugatti Chiron, the Pur Sport was developed with a focus on incomparable handling abilities. A revised suspension features stiffer springs at the front and rear, and there are grippier Michelin Sport Cup tires at all four corners. Other enhancements include “aero blade” wheel spokes for improved aerodynamics, and an enormous fixed rear wing embellished with the Bugatti name.
2) Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
The Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 is the Italian automaker’s first hybrid offering. The FKP part of its name pays homage to the late Ferdinand Karl Piech, the former chairperson of Porsche and the grandson of company founder Ferdinand Porsche. Wrapped in carbon fiber, its styling is as wild as with any Lambo, and the Sian treats the driver to an appropriately high-tech-looking cockpit. Its 48-volt hybrid-electric V12 engine puts a galloping 819 horsepower to the pavement, and enables the car to reach a top speed of around 220 mph.
1) Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
The most expensive hypercar on our list is the ultimate expression (at least for now) of the Bugatti Chiron. Created to honor the company’s 110th anniversary, The Chiron Super Sport 300+ comes powered by a quad-turbocharged version of the base car’s 8.0-liter W16 engine that puts a whopping 1,600 horsepower to the pavement via a modified gearbox. It’s claimed to hit an almost inconceivable 304.8 mph, based on testing conducted at the Ehra-Lessien racetrack in Lower Saxony, Germany.