How Can You Get Your Hands On The Most Expensive Supercars?

How Can You Get Your Hands On The Most Expensive Supercars?

What is the most expensive car in the world and how can you get your hands on it without being the owner of Microsoft?    Well, the 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe is a reasonable candidate.  It sold for almost $9 million at auction in 1987.  Gems like that come along only rarely, but if you have the money and the opportunity, you need only spend a relatively a small fraction of that amount it to get a production supercar in your garage.   Spread betting is one of the few legitimate financial investment exercises that could potentially provide enough cash for the wheels of your dreams.  It’s a “marginal” activity, meaning that the bets you place don’t have to be huge to make a great deal of money.  There is a risk attached the practice that’s true, but it is perfectly possible to control the exposure to risk and limit your liability to lose.

Assuming you’ve correctly predicted how financial market indices will react on a given day and made your pile of Wonga, what supercar should you choose?

Here are a few thoughts and price tags:

1.  Bugatti Veyron – around £1.1 million

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest street-legal production car in the world with a proven top speed of over 253 mph delivered by  a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders. Built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS, it’s named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 for the original Bugatti company.

2.  Ferrari Enzo – About £640,000

Sometimes also referred to as the F60, this 12-cylinder supercar is named after the company’s founder.  It uses F1 performance management technology like a carbon-fibre body, sequential shift transmission, and carbon-ceramic brake discs as well as gimmicks not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics where the rear spoiler is actuated by computer to maintain down force at high speeds.

3. Pagani Zonda C12 F – roughly £474,000

The Zonda C12 F debuted at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show although it shares a lot with predecessor models like the 7.3 L V12. With a 3.2 second sprint to 60 mph and a top speed  of over 225 mph the Club sport version has a superior power to weight ratio (521 bhp/ton)  compared to the Ferrari  Enzo  (483 bhp/ton).

4.  Koenigsegg CCX   – £384,000 give or take

The Koenigsegg CCX (Competition Coupe X) is powered by an all aluminium, 4.7 Litre, 32-valve V8 engine with twin Rotrex centrifugal superchargers to produce 806 hp.  It’ll run on almost anything including biofuels too.

5.  Mercedes SLR McLaren – in the region of £291,000

Assembled at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England, the “SLR” moniker is assumed to stand for “Sportlich, Leicht, Rennsport” (German for “Sport; Light; Racing”). The SLR is thrown down the road by a supercharged 5.5 Litre, dry sump, 90 degree V8.

6.  Rolls-Royce Phantom – about £205,000

Remarkably cheap for a luxury saloon, the Phantom was launched in 2003 as the first Rolls-Royce model made under the ownership of BMW. It has a 6.8 Litre 48-valve, V12 engine derived from BMW’s existing V12 power plant. It is a bit of a boat at 1.63 m tall, 1.99 m wide and 5.83 m long and despite being built on an aluminium space frame, still weighs in at around 5, 478 lbs.

7.  Aston Martin Vanquish – £163,000 – ish

A lot of car for your money and fame too as seen in the Bond movie “Die Another Day”.  Unfortunately, even for that money you don’t get the active camouflage which rendered the film vehicle virtually invisible. The Vanquish is powered by a 5.9 Litre, 48-valve 60 degree V12 engine, controlled by a fly-by-wire throttle and a six-speed ‘paddle shift’ or semi-automatic transmission.

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