Most Luxurious Car – Maybach Exelero

For long time Bugatti Veyron had the title of most expensive, most luxurious car with price of over $2.4 million, however Maybach Exelero topped Bugatti Veyron by $5.6 million, yes the cost of Maybach Exelero is $8 million.

Beginning:

This custom build beast was unveiled to the public in May 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin it’s a product of competing students in Pforzheim Polytechnic Department of Transport Design.

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Specs:

The automobile was tested at the Nardo high-speed oval, despite the 2.66 tonnes weight prototype reached a speed of 218.38mph.

Acceleration from 0 to 60mph in 4.4seconds. Standard 550bhp V12 engine bored out to 5.9 litres, and tuned for 700bhp and over 738lb ft of torque.

Fun Fact: the most expensive car ever sold is 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa RossaSold for over $16,390,000, this automobile for collectors is also known as 666.

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Most Expensive Motorcycle Dodge Tomahawk $555,000

When it comes to motorcycles the  price rarely goes over $1 million, highest pricing motorcycle to date is Harley Davidson designed by Jack Armstrog, however due to it’s horrible design and lack of taste this Harley Davidson didn’t make my list, yes it costs $1 million, but it looks like trash can with some red paint work. Instead I will be introducing you to Dodge  Tomahawk, if you like Tron, you’ll like this one.

Release: Dodge Tomahawk was introduced by Dodge at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Design: due to bikes design it is non-street legal concept vehicle. Dodge emphasized that the bikes were “rolling sculptures” not intended to be ridden.

Price: hand-built examples of the Tomahawk were offered for sale through the Neiman Marcus catalog at a price of US$ 555,000, and up to nine of them might have sold.

Speed:  Dodge initially announced the top speed of the Tomahawk was estimated at 420 miles per hour (680 km/h), but later revised this downward to 300 miles per hour (480 km/h), and spokesmen did not answer questions on how this estimate was calculated. Wolfgang Bernhard, Chrysler Group chief operating officer at the time, said in 2003 that no one had ridden the Tomahawk faster than 100 miles per hour (160 km/h).

Brief “Under the Hood”: the Art Deco design was the work of Chrysler staff designer Mark Walters and featured the 500 horsepower (370 kW) 8.3-litre (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine from the Dodge Viper. Torque: 525 lb·ft (712 N·m). Transmission: 2-speed. SUspension: Front: Horizontal double fork. Brakes: Front: 16 piston disc, Rear: 8 piston disc. Tires: Front (2): 20″x4″, Rear (2): 20″x5″. Weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg). Fuel capacity: 3.35 US gal (12.7 l; 2.79 imp gal).

#2 Most Expensive Collectible Car Ferrari 250 GTO $35 million

Since the day it was manufactured Ferrari 250 GTO managed to stay in the first when it comes to racing and pricing, it’s one of most appreciated cars in collectors community.

Selling history: Ferrari 250 GTO was made for race driver Stirling Moss, it has become the most expensive car sold in private transaction for $35 million.

Brief history: Ferrari 250 GTO was produced by Ferrari from 1963 to 1964  for homologation into the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. Numeric part of it’s title denotes the displacement in cubic meters of each cylinder of the engine. GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologata”, Italian for “Grand Touring Homologated”.When new, the GTO commanded an $18,000 purchase price in the United States, and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti.

Specifications: Ferrari 250 GTO was designed to compete in GT racing. It was based on the 250 GT SWB .Chief engineer Giotto Bizzarrini installed the 3.0 L V12 engine from the 250 Testa Rossa into the chassis from the 250 GT SWB and worked with designer Sergio Scaglietti to develop the body. After Bizzarrini and most other Ferrari engineers were fired in a dispute with Enzo Ferrari, development was handed over to new engineer Mauro Forghieri, who worked with Scaglietti to continue development of the body, including wind tunnel and track testing. Unlike most Ferraris, it was not designed by a specific individual or design house.

 

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