The Most Expensive Cars of 2014March 04, 2014
Last October, a 1963 Ferrari GTO was sold for $52 million from a private collector to an undisclosed buyer. The clandestine nature of the exchange adds to the mystique of the incredibly small and private world of classic car collecting. Because of the fees added on at car auctions, it is not uncommon to see unique cars selling for six or seven figures. A list of the most expensive cars ever sold would make your head spin – collectors will drop millions on a car purely for display. And you don’t want to even think about insuring a car that expensive.
For those of us who aren’t looking to write gigantic checks in an auction house, but still want something a little pricier than the cars for the 99 percent, here are 2014’s most expensive cars you may never have heard of, in no particular order.
Six Costliest Cars of 2014
Koenigsegg Agera S
The Agera S hails from Sweden, which has become slightly less relevant in US markets since the demise of Saab and transfer of Volvo to Ford Motors. Koenigsegg has a similar model, the Agera R, which runs on biofuel. This suggests that the supercar market will survive into the future of hybrid cars. The Agera S generates over 1000 horsepower, and just started shipping to the United States at the end of 2013, where you can purchase one for $1.52 million.
Hennessey is a Texas-based company that primarily modifies existing supercars. The Venom is their first foray into building their own model. The Venom is based largely in parts from the Lotus, but is its own vehicle. It can go from 0-186mph in just over thirteen seconds – that’s the current world record. It’ll set you back $1.2 million, but you’d be one of only 29 people worldwide to own one.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Okay, so you’ve probably heard of Enzo Ferrari’s automotive empire, but the name of this model was too much to pass up. Ferrari’s own marketing department writes the car’s name like that – F12 Berlinetta. Here at compare.com, we have no idea why they did that, but it is a beautiful car. Unlike Ferrari’s racing models, the F12 Berlinetta is street legal, and it maxes out somewhere around 210 miles an hour. It can be yours for $315,900.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The Porsche isn’t a brand you’ve never heard of, but you’ve probably never seen a Spyder in the wild. At $845,000, you’re paying for the aggressive body design (it’s a head-turner), as well as the ability to accelerate to 62mph in two and a half seconds. You’re also paying for the fact that it’s a hybrid (though not a terribly efficient one.) The battery works in conjunction with the gasoline-powered engine, but can take you up to 19 miles on its own.
Any list of fast, expensive, or cool-looking cars is going to include some incarnation of Bugatti’s Veyron. This vehicle will cost you more per year to insure than my car cost off the lot but it sure does look cool. In motion, the Veyron can hit speeds in excess of 250 miles an hour. Your wallet will take a $2.5 million hit if you want to own one of the fifty being made available to the public.
The Rolls-Royce brand name is synonymous with “posh luxury,” but the Phantom takes that one step farther. The car is enormous – the extended-wheelbase model is nine inches wider than the standard wheelbase, and it looks like the kind of stately automobile that will be featured in the upcoming James Bond movie, ferrying Ralph Fiennes to important government appointments. You can travel in this same style for $298,900.
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