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World’s Priciest Cars!

July 3, 2014 10:56 am Published by

Last week, some of the Team from FTT enjoyed a day out to The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Celebrating all things motoring, the weekend event, held near Chichester in West Sussex, caters for car fans across the country. Attracting the likes of Formula 1 stars Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, a range of historic race cars, recent supercars and timeless classics are on display, with some even available to test drive.

Excitingly, a 1950’s Ferrari was sold off for GBP 10.75 million at the event, making it the second most expensive road car ever sold in Britain at auction. This got us to thinking about some of the most extravagant and expensive cars ever made.

In terms of classics, the Ferrari 250 GTO Series 1 is posited as the most valuable car ever made by Ferrari, and quite possibly in the world. With its stunning appearance and thoroughbred V12 engine, this Italian car, is currently valued at around the USD 40 million mark.

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful automobiles ever created, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, follows in closely behind. Only four of these French cars were ever produced, of which two are still in existence, with one being owned by none other than Ralph Lauren. According to a 2010 report the 1936 version was auctioned for somewhere in the USD 30-40 million region.

Last year saw the jaw-dropping Lamborghini Veneno Roadster launched in Abu Dhabi. The Italian supercar boasts a lightweight body design and 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds. Prices start at USD 4.5 million, which equates to about Euros  3.3. million. However, only 9 copies are expected to be made this year.

Bugatti makes another appearance on our list of lavish motors, with their Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse starting at USD 2.5 million. Praised by it’s producers as “the fastest production roadster in the world”, 400 have been sold since its launch in 2005.

Koenigsegg Agera S, originating from Sweden, starts at USD 1,520,000. Flinging from zero to 62mph in just 2.9 seconds, this car belongs to the exclusive 1,000 hp plus club.

By comparison, the Hennessey Venom GT, which are produced in the UK, and the German Porsche 918 Spyder, are valued at a measly 1.2 million and 850,000 Dollars respectively!

All this is a far cry, however, from the humble Tata Nano, touted as the “worlds cheapest car”. Priced at 100,00 Rupees (roughly GBP 1,400), as far as we know it is yet to make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed!   

  

 

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