In today’s world, the global automotive industry boasts an assortment of high-end cars, each with something unique to offer. And besides the shiny, striking hoods and lightning-fast speeds (which also come in handy during sports car racing), there’s much more to high-end vehicles. Often, when you buy one (although it’s typically inevitable to break the bank), you’re either supporting future automotive tech or even getting yourself a historical work of genius.
Far from that, these fancy cars are fun, with all auto manufacturers working year in and year out to enhance their innovation. Some focus on projects aiming to improve sustainability, while others continue to reshape the enjoyable, satisfying experience of driving high-end cars. From the astounding capabilities of their infotainment systems to the revving of top-grade engines, we can all agree as these expensive cars are more powerful, more intelligent, and quicker than ever before.
So, if you’re curious about the most expensive cars in the world, we’ve got you. Let’s get right into it, then, shall we?
The Top Three Most Expensive Cars in the World in 2023
The following is a list of the top three most expensive cars in the world.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70,000,000
Earlier, we mentioned some of the high-end cars being historical works of genius. Well, meet the Holy Grail of Ferraris, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. It’s the most expensive car in the world so far, boasting an unimaginable price tag of $70 million. The car is renowned for winning the 1964 Tour de France Automobile race, with Ferrari having won the competition for nine consecutive years.
Surprisingly, Ferrari only made 36 between 1962 and 1963, which explains the car’s price point. About its stats, the 250 GT0 takes only 6.1 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph and has a top speed of 174 mph. While that may not be as thrilling for today’s auto buffs, it sure was in the 60s, being the fastest in the world then.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $18,700,000
Next, we have what Bugatti calls the La Voiture Noire, which translates to “The Black Car” in English. Coming at a whopping $18 million price point, it lies second on our list. According to Bugatti, the La Voiture Noire is a tribute to their rich history and a masterpiece to showcase the Bugatti aesthetic and not just another supercar.
Designed in 2019 by Etienne Salome, Bugatti’s designer, this luxury vehicle incorporates a shell hand sculpted from carbon fiber along with an 8.10L W16 quad-turbo engine. With 1500 horsepower, the La Voiture Noire brags a top speed of 260 mph and uses only 2.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. It’s been two years now, and no one is yet to launch a supercar to kick the La Voiture Noire off the high podium.
Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – $17,600,000
Pagani Automobili S.p.A released the Zonda as their first supercar. At first, the company expected to cease production of the model to favor their next project, the Huayra. Nevertheless, Pagani produced a variety of Zonda special editions, one being the Zonda HP Barchetta.
It bears the iconic name Barchetta because, according to Pagani’s CEO and President, Horacio Pagani, it resembles a Barchetta, which translates to “a little boat” in Italian. Its entire frame employs carbon fiber, giving it an ultralight construction for a speedy, zippy feel.
Additionally, the Zonda HP Barchetta is only 21 inches tall and features a minimal windshield. It’s also pretty fast with a 220-mph top speed and only requires 3.4 seconds to hit the 60-mph mark. While it may sound like a typical dream car, it’s unfortunate you may never come across one to buy. Pagani only produced three of them, with the last being already sold for $17.6 million, similar to the price of one of the most expensive shoes.