To some, owning the best, most expensive product in the world means everything. It's all about status. These people would be the 0.01%!
Whether it's a luxury yacht or a purebred Arabian thoroughbred with impeccable lineage, there is a market – and even demand – for such products.
With production automobiles, there are no exceptions.
Here, in descending order are the five highest-priced, hand-built "production" automobiles in the world today. All prices are expressed in United States (U.S.) dollars and speeds in miles per hour!
1. Lamborghini Veneno: $4,500,000. The Veneno propels you from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds "allowing" you (if you dare) to hit a top speed of 221 mph. Only three cars are being made available every year. Interested? Get on the waiting list!
2. Lykan Hypersport: $3,400,000. The Dubai-based company, W Motors is planning to make only seven of these. The Lykan Hypersport is powered by a flat 6 twin-turbo engine, which produces 750 horsepower, and takes you from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds with an estimated top speed of 245 mph.
The company has even promised available "flying doctors" to keep your car running in the event you experience mechanical difficulties.
3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sports: $2,400,000 – the "base" Veyron costs $1,700,000. Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, the Veyron is the fastest street legal car on the road today.
Believe it or not, there is actually a tie for fourth place!
4. Aston Martin One-77: $1,850,000. The name "One-77" says it all: beauty and power all in One. Deliberately limited to only 77 production units. With 750 horsepower, it is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a maximum speed of 220 mph.
4. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster: $1,850,000. One of the most exotic cars out there is also one of the most expensive. It can go from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h).
Finally, bringing up the rear – as far as price goes...
5. Zenvo ST1: $1,225,000. Able to reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h), the Zenvo ST1 is from a new Danish supercar company and production is limited to 15 units. The company has even promised available "flying doctors" to keep your car running in the event you experience mechanical difficulties. Problems with financing? You’re on your own!
In reality, you may only see any of these either cruising the streets of Beverley Hills– or on entertainment newsreels reporting on some celebrity with F1 aspirations crashing!