Driven to Extravagance: the World’s 5 Most Expensive Cars

Most of us will never be able to afford a vehicle that costs more than a house. But let this list of truly luxurious cars provide inspiration for your dreams…Rolls-Royce-phantom-extended-wheelbase-04
Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase (US$298,900/£177,770)
Britannia may no longer rule the waves but, thanks to Rolls-Royce, she still commands the roads. While luxury is more important than speed, the 6.75-litre V-12 engine will take you from 0-60 mph in a very respectable 5.8 seconds. The extended wheelbase means you have plenty of room to relax in style in the rear.


918spyderPorsche 918 Spyder (US$845,000/£502,560)
Boasting a 4.6-litre V-8 with two electric motors, this racing thoroughbred will hit 62 mph in a nippy 2.5 seconds. Featuring a host of innovations, such as rear-wheel steering and a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain, its lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced polymer body means it leaves most other supercars in the dust. Sell your Porsche

henneseyHennessey Venom GT (US$1,200,000/£713,690)
Setting a Guinness World Record of 0-186 mph in just 13.63 seconds in 2013, this is the car you need if you have to quickly nip down the road for a bottle of milk. Packing a 7.0-litre twin-turbo V-8, only 29 of these muscular monsters will ever be built so it’s a ride that will set you apart from the crowd.

AgeraS_startKoenigsegg Agera S (US$1,520,000/£904,000)
Sweden isn’t a country that immediately springs to mind when you think about performance motoring but the Agera S is here to change that. With a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V-8, you’ll find yourself racing along at 188 mph in a mere 22.7 seconds. With a detachable hardtop, you’ll be able to feel the wind in your hair on those rare summer days.

bugattiBugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse (US$2,500,000/£1,486,855)
We love to hate the French but this Gallic beauty is simply adorable. Bugatti claims it is the fastest production roadster in the world, reaching 255.5 mph in a 2013 trial. Just 450 of these chic and unique 8-litre wet dreams on wheels will grace the roads.