The most expensive cars in the world in 2018

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Singer Porsche DLS

1W Motors Lykan HyperSport ($3.4 million USD)

Dubbed the first Arab supercar, the W Motors Lykan HyperSport represents everything we have come to know and expect from the United Arab Emirets. Think Dubai in a car, and you have the W Motors Lykan HyperSport. It’s powered by a 780-horsepower flat-6 mounted behind the cockpit. Power is sent to the rear wheels, it only needs 2.7 seconds to get to 100 km/h and top speed is set at 245 mph or 395 km/h.

2Bugatti Chiron ($2.9 million USD)

The Bugatti Chiron is no stranger to top 10 lists. It’s both expensive and ridiculous fast with a W16 that develops 1,500 horsepower. Whenever you have to put a comma when writing out a car’s horsepower number, you know you have something rather unique. It has the fuel economy rating of three Range Rovers in the city and will get you to 100 km/h in about 2.5 seconds.

3Apollo IE ($2.7 million USD)

The Apollo Intensa Emozione, or IE, is indeed intense and will indeed generate a lot of emotions in the hearts of enthusiasts. Looking like the last car you’re trying to unlock and then won’t be able to handle in a racing video game, the IE is even harder to get in real life with only 10 units produced. It has a naturally-aspirated V12 engine that makes almost 800 horsepower and will get to 100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds.

4Pagani Huayra BC ($2.5 million USD)

You see so many Paganis on YouTube and Instagram, you’d think everyone has one. Ultimately, very few are lucky enough even if the Huayra may just be the easiest car to get in this list if you have the funds. That said, the more extreme, track-focused BC version is much more exclusive and unique, and all 20 units have already been sold out.

5Aston Martin Vulcan ($2.3 million USD)

Aston Martin took everyone by surprise at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show when they unveiled the Vulcan. Coming from a brand known for the GT personality of its model lineup, the Vulcan was in another world with a 7.0-liter, naturally-aspirated V12 making more than 800 horsepower. It also looks like nothing else on the road.

6Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta ($2.2 million USD)

Ah the LaFerrari. For some reason it hasn’t gotten the same love as other Instagram darlings like the 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 or even the Lamborghini Aventador SV, but it’s certainly in a league of its own when it comes to performance and exclusivity. That’s especially true when talking about the Aperta version, basically a convertible LaFerrari. Powered by a mild hybrid powertrain that features a V12 at its core, the LaFerrari Aperta makes 789 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

7SCG 003 ($2 million USD)

Never heard of the SCG 003? You’re not alone. In 2017, SCG was given permission by the NHTSA to produce 325 cars per year as long as they comply with safety and emission standards where they are registered. 750 horsepower come from a twin-turbo V8 and the car is so planted that it can reach 2.0 G of lateral acceleration.

8Koeniegsegg Regera ($1.9 million USD)

Good ol’ Koeniegsegg is still going strong with the Regera. As exclusive and expensive as every other Koeniegsegg that’s ever been produced, it’s unique in the sense that it features a hybrid engine. The idea for the hybrid apparently came from Mr. Koeniegsegg himself who fell in love with his Tesla Model S’ instant acceleration. He decided to duplicate the feeling of having immediate power in the Regera. Total output is 1,797 horsepower with the electric components supplying low-end torque.

9Devel Sixteen V16 ($1.8 million USD)

 

Another hypercar from Dubain, the Devel was long believed to be a joke/myth/lie. No one really believed that you could build a 5,000 horsepower car, let alone sell one. Well, Devel is taking orders for its 16-cylinder monster, and you can bet anyone looking to win the country club horsepower battle will be looking into it.

10Singer DLS Porsche 911 ($1.8 million USD)

For many enthusiasts and many here at MotorIlllustated, the Singer DLS 911 is the most desirable car on this list. It may not have the horsepower numbers of the other vehicles here, but who cares? It’s a modern twist on one of the most beautiful cars of all time, and simply perfect. It’s just a little expensive.

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