What is the most expensive car?
Let's try to find out which car is the most expensive in the world today. And we will find out in absolute terms (among all classes of cars), and in the main classes, of which, as you know, there are three: antique cars, sports cars (sports cars) and exclusive cars.
The most expensive car in the world
As you have probably guessed, the most expensive car belongs to the category of antiques. And the record was set in 2010, when the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic car of 1936 was bought at nearly 40 million US dollars at the auction of Gooding & Co. By the way, now this car is one of the main exhibits of the Mullin Automotive Museum in the United States, and until recently was in one private collection. The most interesting thing is that at one time Dr. P. Williamson, the former owner of the car, bought it for only 59 thousand dollars. It was in 1971. Thus, the cost of the car for 40 years has grown, it is terrible to imagine - 500 times! But the fact that the price of the car was so highIt’s not at all surprising, because the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic is, in fact, the world's first supercar - in those years there was no other car that could accelerate to 200 km / h and have 210 hp. under the hood. At 2 times cheaper, namely at $ 20 million, they estimated the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. In total, 36 such cars were produced, but only three Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. And now from serial rarities to modern serial cars.
The most expensive cars: sports cars
And here too the leader of Bugatti - and this time it is Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron. Its price in comparison with rare cars may seem low, but for a modern mass-produced car, it’s just space - that’s almost 1 million 700 thousand dollars! However, according to experts, the price is justified by the astounding technical characteristics of the car - with a maximum speed of 407 km / h, and on a special track it is 431 km / h, and in one of the races up to 434 km / h! In addition, the Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron accelerates to 100 km / h in just 2.5 seconds, and the power of the car is 1001 l / s - unprecedented figures. In terms of speed, however, the SSC Ultimate Aero 6.3 V-8 can compete with the Bugatti Veyron - the fastest sports car in the world. The maximum speed of the SSC Ultimate Aero 6.3 V-8 is just space - 436 km / h! However, at the price of this machine is in third place and costs about 655 thousand dollars. And between them is located Pagani Zonda C12 7.3 V12 worth 667 thousand dollars.
This series includes cars of famous world brands, which are produced in a total of not more than 50 per year. Also, they are not sports or racing cars and have a price of more than 100 thousand dollars. At the moment, the leader here - Maybach 62S MSRP worth 450 thousand dollars. He overtook such cars as the Rolls-Royce Phantom (445 thousand), Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano (310 thousand) and other prestigious cars. And, of course, we have prepared for you.