10 Cars Only the Mega Rich Can Afford 

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The world of luxury cars is endlessly fascinating to look into, even if most of us will never be able to afford these magnificent machines. The 10 cars we’ll discuss below are indeed very difficult to afford for anyone but the mega rich. That’s because they aren’t worth just tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars – they all boast price tags worth millions.

We’ve ranked these cars based on their initial prices because once an automobile becomes a vintage collector’s item, its price tag becomes even more speculative and inconsistent. 

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10. 2016 Icona Vulcano Titanium – $2.78 million

The Icona Vulcano Titanium was made by Italian coachbuilder Cecomp in 2016. What’s truly special about this machine is that its exterior is handcrafted out of titanium. That’s why there is only one such car in existence and why it costs so much – the manufacturer said the handcrafting of the titanium body took over 10,000 hours. 

This makes the Icona Vulcano a world-first and an homage to the world’s fastest plane – the Blackbird SR-71. The titanium slows the car down a bit, of course, but the Icona Vulcano still boasts top speeds of over 220 mph and hits 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds. 

9. 2013 Pagani Zonda Revolucion – $2.8 million

The first of two Pagani cars on this list, the 2013 Zonda Revolucion was priced at around $2.8 million according to Edmunds. Pagani made only five of these cars, which more than explains the price tag. Of course, the car is much more than just rare.

The Zonda Revolucion is a track-only version of the original road-legal 1999 Pagani Zonda. The Revolucion weighs only 2,400 pounds, which allows it to produce 800 horsepower at 7,500 rpm. The Revolucion achieves this not only with its lightweight design but also through its modified 6.0 L Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine, which produces even more power.

8. 2023 McLaren Solus GT – $4 million

If you’ve ever wanted to drive a video game car, the McLaren Solus GT is literally that. The car was “debuted” in the Gran Turismo video game before McLaren released 25 of these machines in 2023. Naturally, this single-seater track car is not road-legal, as its V10 engine goes beyond 10,000 rpm and gets up to 840 bhp. This car is so powerful, in fact, that the 5.2-liter engine needs to be pre-warmed for an hour before driving. 

7. 2020 Aspark Owl – $4.2 million

Even if you’ve been following the luxury car niche for a while, you may have missed the infamous Aspark Owl. That’s because it’s been “coming out” for about six years now, ever since it was announced at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. 

The Owl is expected to be the fastest-ever electric hypercar, as Aspark promises 2,012 bhp, 0-60 mph in 1.72 seconds, and a driving range of 250 miles between charges. If and when the car is finally released for purchase, those specs will indeed justify the $4.2 million price tag for all 50 vehicles Aspark has vowed to make.

6. 2021 Bugatti Bolide – $4.3 million

The famous Bugatti Bolide was announced in 2021 as a track-only two-seater sportscar. It’s expected to come out of production in 2024, but all 40 Bolides have already been pre-sold for $4.3 million each. The Bolide is also expected to be one of the last cars Bugatti makes with a W16 engine, but that will still give it 1,578 horsepower and 2,250 rpm.

5. 2013 Lamborghini Veneno – $4.5 million

Lamborghini made only five Venenos in 2013 and sold them at the mind-numbing price of $4.5 million each. What’s more, one of those five cars is reported to have been resold for $11.1 million in 2016! If anyone wants to beat that $11.1 million record, it will take much more than a bunch of free spins in the Mega Moolah slot demo to get there.

The Veneno is also impressive technically, especially for 2013, as it boasts a top speed of 220 mph and 750 horsepower.

4. 2009 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – $4.8 million

Koenigsegg made only two of these cars, along with the other 47 CCX models released between 2006 and 2010. The exterior of the Trevita is made of diamond weave white carbon fibers, which gives this model its iconic look. The name “Trevita” means “three whites” in Swedish because three CCXR Trevitas were planned at first. Only two made it out of the production line, however – turns out it’s difficult to make a diamond car!

3. 2022 Bugatti Mistral – $5 million

The second Bugatti on our list is the Mistral. It was announced a year after the Bolide, but it should also hit the road in 2024. Unlike the Bolide, the Mistral is a road-legal car even though it uses the same W16 engine and is also expected to have 1,578 horsepower. All 99 of these cars were pre-sold at $5 million.

2. 2022 Pagani Huayra Codalunga – $7.4 million

The famous Huayra Codalunga is the second Pagani here and one of the most expensive cars in existence. This five-unit limited release is a newer version of the 2017 Pagani Huayra BC.

The BC itself could have made this list, as it’s priced at $3.25 million, but we decided to mention it here because the Codalunga more than doubled the BC’s price. In fact, all five Codalunga cars were pre-bought even before they were unveiled.

1. 2008 Maybach Exelero – $7.8 million

Only one Maybach Exelero was ever made by Stola (later acquired by Blutec). This luxurious two-seater sports car was featured in Jay-Z’s “Lost One” music video and was selling for almost $8 million back in 2008. This is still short of the $11.1 paid for that Lamborghini Veneno mentioned above, but it’s close to double the initial price of the Veneno line and was several years earlier. 

Conclusion

The luxury vehicle niche changes constantly, and we’ll likely need to amend this list as soon as next year. This is another reason why we love to follow this topic, however, as luxury cars are at the forefront of many technological advances. 

Electronics, tracking software, regenerative braking, collision avoidance technology, AI, and countless other innovations are constantly introduced and perfected in the automobile industry, and luxury cars are at the very edge of all these advancements.

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