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15 Most Expensive Cars In The World And Who Owns Them

The wealthy are known for spending their money on extravagant and lavish items. They love to spend their money on the most beautiful and fastest cars in the world. However, these are also some of the most expensive cars made. The invention of the car changed the world and now it’s almost impossible to live without one. In 1886, German inventor Karl Benz invented the modern car known as the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. Now cars are a common part of life and are crucial in some parts of the world. There are all kinds of different vehicles that are affordable to the general public. They range in price with some being expensive but still affordable to the average person.

However, there are special cars that are so expensive that only the richest and most famous people in the world own them. The cars are rare and in some cases, only a few were ever made. These cars cost more than most people’s homes. In fact, the average person could only dream of seeing one of these cars at an auto show. It takes a world-famous celebrity, business mogul or car collector to purchase one of these vehicles. The most famous car collectors own more than just one expensive car. They own several of the most iconic and expensive cars ever made. Celebs in particular love to spend their money on buying lavish and expensive cars.

BUGATTI GRAND SPORT VITESSE

Mayweather’s Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse

The Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse can go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds. This gorgeous car has a horsepower of 1,184 and is regarded as one of the fastest cars. Floyd Mayweather just had to add the beautiful and rare car to his collection.

It was in production from 2012 to 2015 and only a 150 were built. Despite being one of Mayweather’s most stellar vehicles, he put the car up for auction on eBay at an asking price of $4 million.

1949 PORSCHE 356

1949 Porsche 356 and Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld has an estimated net worth of $920 million. It helped him create one of the greatest car collections in the world. One of his most impressive vehicles in the collection is his 1949 Porsche 356.

Production was first based in Austria before moving to Germany. In 1966, the last 10 cars were re-designed and used by the German police. Jerry purchased one of these cars and it still has the “Polizei” logo on it. Jerry’s 1949 Porsche 356 is valued at $80,000 to $160,000.

BENTLEY GT CONTINENTAL

Bentley GT Continental and Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton is known for her large collection of shoes and clothing. In fact, she converted her home gym into a massive walk-in closet. In addition to loving clothes, Hilton also owns several impressive cars. Her most cherished item is her pink Bentley GT Continental. She had the car customized to her preferences.

The interior is also pink and includes pink leather seats. Additionally, her signature is throughout the car including on the seats and dashboard. The former reality star turned world famous DJ and entrepreneur purchased the pink Bentley for $285,000 as a Christmas present for herself.

ROLLS ROYCE GHOST

Rolls-Royce Ghost and Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is one of the most famous and controversial fighters in the UFC. He's also one of the highest paid fighters in Mixed Martial Arts. McGregor went through a time of poverty and was living off of welfare checks. He's now making up for that time by buying expensive cars.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost was first introduced in 2009 and replaced the Phantom. This custom made car was actually a gift to him and cost $350,000. It has a V12 engine with 453 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds. It also includes a custom wrap with his nickname “Notorious” and his face on the side.

MERCEDES SLR MCLAREN

Mercedes SLR McLaren and Jay Leno

The Mercedes SLR McLaren grand tourer car is one of the finest vehicles ever built. McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz worked together to build the car. It takes a special driver to get behind the wheel of this supercar and that driver is Jay Leno.

Leno is best known as the long-running host of The Tonight Show. Leno is an avid car collector and his collection includes 170 different vehicles. However, his favorite car is the Mercedes SLR McLaren. It has a top speed of 220 mph and can go from 0 to 100 in 3.5 seconds. Leno purchased the gorgeous car for $500,000.

ENZO FERRARI

Enzo Ferrari and Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage is known for spending his money on numerous outrageous items, such as a private island, Action Comics #1 and a haunted mansion in New Orleans. However, one of his greatest purchases was buying the phenomenal Enzo Ferrari. The car was built in 2002 and is named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari.

It can go from 0 to 62 in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Cage purchased the car for roughly $670,000. However, he later was forced to file for bankruptcy and sold his Ferrari for the same price he purchased it for.

PORSCHE 959

Porsche 959 and Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld started his career as a stand-up comedian and later co-created and starred in the groundbreaking sitcom Seinfeld. He's one of the most recognizable and richest comedians. He's known for his large car collection but doesn’t consider himself a collector. He said, “I don’t really even think of myself as a collector. I just love cars.”

His fleet of cars includes the rare Porsche 959, which was in production between 1986 and 1993. Only 337 cars were built and it was considered the fastest street legal car at the time. Jerry purchased the incredible car for $700,000.

LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and Kanye West

Kanye West is known for his excellent taste in clothes, music, and women. He also has excellent taste in cars as does his wife, Kim Kardashian. Kanye and Kim are known for buying each other lavish presents. In 2012, Kim gave Kanye a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 for his 35th birthday.

Lamborghini introduced that car in 2011 and it soon became the company’s flagship vehicle. It's one of the fastest cars and can go from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds. Kim and Kanye had only been dating for a while when she bought him the $750,000 Lamborghini.

1959 CONVERTIBLE ROLLS ROYCE

Beyoncé's 1959 Convertible Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

Beyoncé is one of the best selling female artists of all time. She has an estimated net worth of $350 million. She’s married to rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z. The highly publicized couple is very private and keeps a low profile.

However, from time to time they open up and share a little. For Beyoncé’s 25th birthday, Jay bought her a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. The Silver Cloud was in production between 1955 and 1966. This particular model was introduced in 1959 and the classic car is worth roughly $1 million.

PAGANI HUAYRA

Pagani Huayra and Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is undefeated and has a record of 50-0. He also has the same record when it comes to buying the most expensive cars in the world. In 2012, Top Gear magazine named the Pagani Huayra as “The Hypercar of the Year”.

The car first went into production in 2012 and by 2015 was sold out. It goes from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 23o mph. A car this flashy needs an owner who is equally as flashy. Despite being one of the most expensive cars ever built, Mayweather had no problem dropping $1.4 million to buy the car.

GOLD BUGATTI VEYRON

Gold Bugatti Veyron and Flo Rida

The Bugatti Veyron was named the car of the decade and set numerous records. In 2005, it was Top Gear’s Best Car Driven All Year award. The Super Sport version holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest street-legal production car in the world.

A car of this caliber needs a driver of equal style and flash. In 2013, rapper Flo Rida purchased the Bugatti Veyron for a whopping $1.7 million. Apparently, the car was still not flashy enough. He had the car painted a gold chrome and added 24-karat gold rims.

1955 MERCEDES 300SL GULLWING COUPE

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe and Jay Leno

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe is a classic car that was considered the fastest when released. It’s now widely regarded as one of the most iconic cars in history. The stunning car was in production from 1955 to 1963.

Comedian Jay Leno is known for being one of the most frugal celebs in Hollywood. However, he had no problem paying $1.8 million to purchase this legendary car. Additionally, he put in a great deal of work and money to upgrade the car as well.

ASTON MARTIN ONE-77

Aston Martin One-77 and Floyd Mayweather

There is one thing that Floyd Mayweather loves more than winning and that’s buying the most expensive cars made. His Aston Martin One-77 is one of the most gorgeous cars in the world.

It has a 7.3L V12 engine with 750 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Only 77 cars were built and Mayweather is one of the few that own one. It sells for $2.4 million but it’s rumored that Mayweather paid roughly $3 million for this rare gem.

1955 PORSCHE 550 RS

1955 Porsche 550 RS and Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is known for his large car collection that is so big he had to purchase a second garage to store them. One of the most unique cars in his collection is the 1955 Porsche 550 RS. The car was in production from 1953 to 1956 and only 90 were produced.

The vehicle is infamously known as the very car that actor James Dean was driving when he tragically died on September 30, 1955, in a horrible car accident. Seinfeld’s Porsche is valued at between $3 million and $5 million. He put the car up for auction to make room in his garage for his newest purchases.

1963 FERRARI 250 GTO

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO and Paul Pappalardo

The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most expensive cars in the world. Only 36 of this model were produced between 1962 and 1964. The rare car is popular amongst car experts and collectors. It can go from 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 174 mph.

Car collector Paul Pappalardo purchased the stunning vehicle in the 1990’s. In October 2013, Pappalardo sold the car to an unknown buyer for an astonishing $52 million. In June 2018, a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $70 million.