There was a time, not that long ago, when $100,000 was considered a stratospheric price to pay for an automobile, which had to have been imported to cost six figures. Today, there are used Fords out there that cost more than the average American home, and any list of the five most expensive cars will include exclusively million dollar-plus rides. In fact, every vehicle on this list costs at least $2 million!
Here are the five most expensive 2014 new car models available for sale in the United States, with starting prices in parentheses.
5. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ($2.2 million): This is the “cheaper” of two Lambos that made our list. It’s also the fastest of the bunch here, blasting from standstill to 60 faster than you can read to the end of this sentence. If 0-60 in around 2.5 seconds doesn’t excite you, maybe its stunning design or its exclusivity– only 20 will be produced for the year– will.
4. Pagani Zonda Revolucion ($2.9 million): With only five units scheduled for production in 2014, this is the rarest car on our list. Horacio Pagani’s Zonda swan song features 800 horsepower and design that looks like the lovechild of a Formula 1 racer and an alien space fighter.
3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ($2.6 million): Bugatti calls this masterpiece the “fastest production roadster in the world.” With a quad-turbo 16-cylinder beast of a powerplant putting out an otherworldly 1,600 horsepower– more than five times as many ponies as a Ford Mustang, this topless monster will rocket to a top speed of 254 miles an hour. That’s a world record for a convertible, by the way.
2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport ($3.4 million): Dubai-based W Motors is betting on big-spending locals to boost sales of its unique 750 horsepower supercar, which is the second-fastest from 0-60 (2.8 seconds) of any car on this list. The Lykan Hypersport, however, is also the second-rarest of all the vehicles listed here– only seven will be built this year.
1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($4.5 million): For the price of 1 of these, you could nearly 8 Pontiac Silverdomes (that’s an NFL arena, not a GM car) or 88 brand new Chevy Corvettes. But such comparisons only serve to obscure the fact that the Veneno is the finest Lambo ever built, and therefore one of the finest hyper-performance vehicles the world has ever known. Only nine of these 750HP, 221mph beasts, which will go from stopped to 60 in a hair under three seconds, will be painstakingly crafted this year, so good luck getting one, even if you did just sell your Internet startup to Facebook.