7 of the Most Expensive Luxury Cars in Recent Years

Unless you’re someone like Virgin Group’s Richard Branson, you don’t have the budget for high-end luxury cars. But no matter your income, almost anyone can appreciate the specs of a luxury vehicle–even if you know you might never touch a car like this. If you appreciate luxury vehicles, check out this list of some of the most expensive cars of 2014 and 2015.

1. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5 Million

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
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If you happen to have the money for something exclusive, then the Lamborghini Veneno Roaster may be at the top of your list. Not only does it deliver incredible performance and a masterpiece design, but in 2014, Lamborghini announced that they were only going to manufacture nine units over the course of the year. That makes it one of the most exclusive vehicles available, which could be one reason that it’s priced at $4.5 million.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
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If you ever had the chance to get behind the wheel of this Italian beauty, you’d find that its 750-horsepower, 6.5-litre, and 12-cylinder engine combine to take you from zero to 62 in just 2.9 seconds. A carbon fiber-reinforced polymer design makes this vehicle light and speedy. Take it out for a spin, and you can reach top speeds of 221 miles per hour!

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
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2. W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 million

W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Image via Flickr by Omar Chatriwala

When the W Motors Lykan Hypersport debuted for pre-production in 2013, the company announced that only seven units would be produced. W Motors was only founded in 2012, but already this supercar has been featured in Furious 7 and in Asphalt 8 Airborne, and for good reason. It’s the third most expensive car in the world right after the $8 million Maybach Exelero, of which one unit was built in 2004, and the Lamborghini Veneno.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Image via Flickr by Omar Chatriwala

You’ll find an array of features that make this supercar unique, including 450 diamonds totaling 15 carats embedded into the front lights. If you’re looking for speed, say hello to a 770-horsepower engine that takes you from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds. Depending on the gear ratios, you could hit speeds up to 240 miles per hour.

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3. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: $2.5 Million

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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While there are numerous Bugatti vehicles priced in the millions, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the one everyone is talking about. The 2015 model is the last in its series, which is where its title, “La Finale,” comes from. Bugatti calls it the “fastest roadster in the world.”

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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The vehicle boasts a 1,200-horsepower W16 engine. Go from zero to 62 in a mere 2.6 seconds, and reach speeds up to 267 miles per hour on the racetrack. In “normal handling” mode, you can get up to 233 miles per hour. Made of carbon fiber, its design significantly reduces weight to improve speed, and the roof spoiler reduces wind noise.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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4. Koenigsegg Agera R: $1.6 Million

Koenigsegg Agera R
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The Koenigsegg Agera series was produced between 2011 and 2014. In that time, only 18 Agera R models were made, and each goes for around $1.6 million. This Swedish Agera series sports car once had a 4.7-litre V8 engine with twin fixed-vane turbos. The later models are equipped with a 5.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Recent updates to the Agera R also include carbon fiber wheels and enhanced aerodynamics.

Koenigsegg Agera R
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This hypercar boasts green technology with “upgraded fuel and engine management system with enough flow capacity to generate 1140hp and 1200Nm of torque on E85 and E100 biofuel,” says the Koenigsegg website. The car packs in a reported average 1140 horsepower, which pushes you from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds. According to estimates, this hypercar can reach up to 273 miles per hour. This particular model was featured in the movie  Need for Speed and in the Need For Speed: Most Wanted video game.

Koenigsegg Agera R
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5. Koenigsegg Agera S: $1.5 million

Koenigsegg Agera S
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If you can’t get enough of Koenigsegg’s luxury models, then you’re in luck. The Koenigsegg Agera S is a a similar option to the Agera R. This particular model was designed for markets where E85 fuel is unavailable, which is what the Agera R uses.

Koenigsegg Agera S
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Even without the high-octane biofuel option, drivers still manage to get 1030 horsepower from the engine. The car also features Hollow Space Carbon Fiber Aircore wheels, Koenigsegg’s revolutionary design. Go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, and reach top speeds of 248 miles per hour.

Koenigsegg Agera S
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6. Pagani Huayra: $1.5 million

Pagani Huayra
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The Pagani Huayra is a mid-engined Italian sports car that has been in production since 2012 to the present. The two-door berlinetta goes for around $1.5 million, and there are plans to add a two-door roadster to the series in 2016. Like most cars on this list, the Pagani Huayra is highly exclusive, with most of Pagani’s cars produced on a made-to-order basis.

Pagani Huayra
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Hop in one of these babies, and you’ll be greeted with a twin-turbocharger, 6.0-litre V12 engine featuring 720 horsepower, which can push speeds up to 230 miles per hour. In just 3.3 seconds, you can go from zero to 60 miles per hour.

Pagani Huayra
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In addition to these speedy features, the Huayra also comes with active aerodynamics, which sets it apart from its predecessor. The vehicle can change its front height off the ground as well as independently adjust four flaps at the front and rear of the car. This can help reduce drag and increase speed.

Pagani Huayra
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7. Ferrari LaFerrari: $1.3 Million

Ferrari LaFerrari
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The Ferrari LaFerrari is still in production today since being unveiled in 2013. To get your hands on one of these amazing vehicles, you have to have a reported $1.3 million, but with craftsmanship like this from Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, it may just be worth it.

Ferrari LaFerrari
Image via Flickr by Axion23

If you could get your hands on one of the 499 Ferrari LaFerrari two-door berlinettas, you’d find a 6.3 L F140FE V12 engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. Reportedly, the car can reach 62 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and up to 186 miles per hour in 15 seconds. Once you hit top speeds, you’ll be racing along at 217 miles per hour. Along with these impressive specs, the Ferrari LaFerrari boasts being the first mild hybrid from Ferrari, which reduces its fuel consumption by 40 percent.

Ferrari LaFerrari
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If you had the money to afford one of these luxury vehicles, which one would you like to see yourself in? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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