2. Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta – £12.6m
With it’s unique (some would argue ugly) look, the HP Barchetta has added to the incredible legacy of Pagani Zonda. Horacio Pagani, the founder of Pagani Automobili, named this magnificent edition of Zondas for its cunning resemblance to a ‘little boat.’ Only three of these vehicles will ever be made, hence the hefty price tag, and all three have been booked already. One of the models was reserved by the founder as a present for his 60th birthday.
1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – £15m
The most expensive car in the world. According to Bugatti, their vintage Type 57 SC Atlantic reflects the marque’s “pioneering spirit, passion for perfection and the desire to continually redefine its limits”. As such, Bugatti drew inspiration from the old Type 57 when creating La Voiture Noire – or “the Black Car”. One of the four Atlantics ever built has been missing since World War Two – and La Voiture Noire is a homage to that car.
At £15m, La Voiture Noire has the biggest price tag of any car, ever. Only one will ever exist, and more than two years after it was sold, it still hasn’t left the production line. For some people, it’s a status thing. La Voiture Noire packs a 1,500 horsepower engine that pushes it to speeds of up to 261mph.
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