Syklife Matthias Hubatschek

Top 10 most exclusive cars in the world

by Matthias Hubatschek

1. Lamborghini Veneno

The latest car to make the exclusive list is also the most expensive to date; the Lamborghini Veneno. Like the Trevita, only three such cars were made; but unlike the Trevita it costs a whopping $3.9 million. The Veneno was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show only last March. It has a 552kW 6.5-litre V12 engine that can bring the car from 0 to 62 kph in just 2.8 seconds. The Veneno, which means “venom” in Spanish and Portuguese, unfortunately also has the distinction of being named one of the ugliest cars in the world, with one car review site calling it “the worst thing out of Italy since fascism.” The Lamborghini chairman himself, Stephan Winkelmann, defended its appearance at the show. “When we have a small run we have much more freedom in design,” he said.

2. Koenigsegg Trevita

If you own this car you are one of the only three people in the entire world who do. The word “Trevita” itself means “three whites” in Swedish and there were only three made. Owning one also means you would have already spent $2.21 million for this glittering-white automobile. The Trevita is considerably lighter than conventional sportscars but can go from 0 to 62mph is 2.9 second and reach a top speed of 250 mph. It has it’s own tire monitoring system, a rear-mounted camera and climate control. According to a website one such Trevita, allegedly owned by a Swiss executive has been “abandoned” in a Zurich parking lot. While the vehicle appears to be functional the owner does not seem to mind that he has built up quite the parking fee. Not to mention car lovers who visit to have their photo taken with the famous automobile.

3. Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster

The Zonda models have been in production since 1999 and less than 120 of them have been produced since. Just because there’s quite a lot of them does not mean they are not exclusive, U.S. law prohibits them from being sold to the States. Not that you can get any of them even if you worked around the law; all five cars of the Cinque model (hence the word ‘cinque’) were all sold before they were even manufactured. Named after the Argentinean air current, the Cinque Roadster can go from 0 to 62kpn in 4.3 seconds thanks to its V12 engine. This car set back its buyers buy a pricey $1.8 million. Buyers of this exclusive car allegedly consider it a solid investment. Its price as a collector’s item is bound to rise with the passing of time.

4. Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang

By itself, Bugatti’s Veyron line is already exclusive. Add another layer of exclusivity to that exclusive line and you have the Veyron Pur Sang. This car is so exclusive that only five of them were ever sold. They were all sold out less than 24 hours after they were made available during the unveiling. The only people invited to the unveiling were exclusive European clients whom seller knew had $3 million to spend on these automobiles. Built with almost no sharp edges, the two-seater Pur Sang was meant for luxury and also speed. Its 8L 1001 horsepower 16-cylinder engine lets the car go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds. You might also have to brace yourself; its smart braking system will bring that automobile from 62 mph to 0 in 2.3 seconds.

5. Zenvo ST1

Danish-made to the very core, the Zenvo ST1 is available for $1.2 million. There were only 15 of these exclusive cars ever made making them a bit harder to come by. It’s only offered for sale to “specially approved” customers. Powered by a 7L V8 engine with both a supercharger and a turbo, the ST1 can produce 1.104 BHP of power at the flick of a switch, capable to taking it from 0 to 62mph in three seconds flat. The shape of the car is intended to minimize air drag as much as possible while still being sleek and aesthetically appealing to the eye.

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