The 5 most expensive cars in America are the antithesis of the current most inexpensive available. They are (mostly) fast, sporty and feature aggressive styling. Below is a list compiled of the most expensive vehicles one’s money can buy. Gas milage is low but top speeds are high. Although there are several options available on these vehicles that can be added on to drive the price even higher, the prices listed are not for the top of the line versions which can drive up the price for these vehicles by thousands to millions of dollars.
The names on this list range from high-profile names like Rolls-Royce to names that have only begun commanding relevance in the past 10 years like Bugatti. Regardless, the speed, luxury or cutting-edge of these vehicles make them noteworthy leaders of the automotive industry.
Engine Size: 8.0 liter W16
Miles per gallon: 7 mph city/ 15 mph hwy
Top speed: 254 miles per hour
0-60 speed: 2.46 seconds
The Bugatti Veyron is known as the fastest car in the world. The current super sport version has the capability to beat any stock supercar in a long race. Although it may not have the fastest acceleration of vehicles on the list, it does have the fastest speed. The heavy vehicle requires 16 cylinders to produce 1001 horsepower to propel the heavy car to speeds faster than others. The faster the vehicle goes, the more difficult it is to propel faster due to increased wind resistance. Therefore, it is easier to propel a car going 60 mph another 10 mph quicker than it is to make the Veyron go from 200 mph another 10 mph. There were only 450 made.
Engine size: 3.8 liter V8
Miles per gallon: 16 mpg city/ 17 mph hwy
Top speed: 217 miles per hour
0-60 speed: 2.8 seconds
The McLaren P1 comes from an F1 racing heritage. A product of science, engineering and geniuses crunching numbers in a lab, the P1 is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles out there.
Porsche 918 Spyder
Engine size: 4.6 liter V8
Miles per gallon: 20 mpg city/ 24 mpg hwy
Top speed: 210 miles per hour
0-60 speed: 2.2 seconds
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a much more affordable option than the Bugatti even though it still costs more than most reasonably priced homes. The second German on the list, Porsche only made 918 for obvious reasons.
Engine size: 6.5 liter V12
Miles per gallon: 11 mpg city/ 18 mpg hwy
Top speed: 217 miles per hour
0-60 speed: 2.7 seconds
The first Italian on the list, the Aventador is part of Lamborghini’s current lineup of 3 different models. The Aventador is noteworthy for it’s top speed which is higher than the higher priced Porsche 918 and it’s aggressive styling which features a pointy fascia and scissor doors.
Engine size: 6.75 liter V12
Miles per gallon: 11 mpg city/ 19 mpg hwy
Top speed: 155 miles per hour
0-60 speed: 5.8 seconds
The Rolls-Royce Phantom isn’t expensive due to it’s speed but is noteworthy for it’s size and luxury. The longest of the vehicles on the list, the Rolls does not make a point to reduce weight to improve speed but uses heavy materials like wood and solid building materials to advocate for a luxurious feel.