Million Dollar Cars

Multi-Million Dollar Cars


Million Dollar Cars

Million Dollar Cars

Maybach Exelero - Eight Million Dollars

Not all million dollar cars are created equal. If you have the money and are in the market for a (multi-)million dollar supercar, you may find this guidance useful.

The 2.7 tons carbon fiber and neoprene Maybach Exelero (above) is the world's most expensive car but its eight million dollar price tag is inflated because most of it is the research cost to build a one-off custom made car.

Lamborghini Sesto ElementoAmong cars that can be bought, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (left) tops the list at three million dollars. The car's Italian name means "Sixth Element," which in the periodic table is carbon, from which the car's chassis is made.

Is that why the car is worth $3 million?
Sesto Elemento's price tag has more to do with its exclusivity (Lamborghini made only twenty of these cars) than performance; it does not even meet American safety standards and therefore can be neither bought nor driven in the United States.

Bugatti VeyronA car whose price tag has more to do with performance than hype is the two million dollar Bugatti Veyron (right).

The 1,000 horse-powered Bugatti Veyron can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. Its top speed of 410 km per hour (255 miles per hour) is closer to those of airplanes than normal cars, and would be unsafe even on Germany's autobahn, which has no speed limit.
Slightly less powerful but sexier are a couple of one million dollar cars: Ferrari Enzo and the ultra-sleek Saleen. Thereafter, cars drop down to mere six figures: Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren and Porsche Carrera GT both cost $500,000.

In between $500,000 and $250,000 are the likes of Lamborghini Murcielago, Aston Martin Vanquish and the Ferrari F430, as wel as the less sporty, classic sedans Rolls Royce Phantom, Maybach 62 and 57, Bentley Arnage and Brooklands.

Under $250,000 lie the mass market BMWs, the other Mercedes Benz, Porsches, etc.

So, which car should you buy?

That depends on the source of your wealth. If it is the result solely of your endeavors and genius, click here. If you have been blessed with it, click here.