2006´s top ten most expensive cars in the world. Well actually Forbes´ list is limited to top 10 most expensive cars you can buy in United States, thus these are U.S. prices.10. Maybach 57 S - $367,000
Maybach 57 S features a V12 Bi-Turbo engine that can produce 612 HP and reach 170 mph/275 km/h top speed.
57 S is Maybach's new model which was designed to be a sportier and more powerful version of its other cars, the 57 and 62.
Maybachs are made in Germany.9. Maybach 62 - $385,250
Maybach 62 features a 12 Cylinder, SOHC, 5.5 liter engine that can produce 543 horse power.
62 is an ultra-luxury sedan (made by Mercedes-Benz), which shockingly proves, that even such expensive cars to build, can turn into profit for car-makers.
Due to the fact that we list U.S. prices, Maybach 62 took 9th place. However the European version of Maybach 62 is more expensive than SLR McLaren (7th place) in Europe, while the retail price of U.S. version of the SLR is higher than any Maybach. It may have been more interesting not to include two such similar models from the same manufacturer, but we have decided to stick with the official Forbes list of the most expensive cars.8. Porsche Carrera GT - $440,000
Engine: V-10, DOHC 5.7 liter. Its ten-cylinder engine produces 600hp - the type of power that can rarely be seen outside the racing world.
Although some well-known auto portals claim that Porsche has stopped selling its Carrera GT
supercar. But currently (2006 Dec), Porsche confirms that its $440,000 famous convertible is still available for sale in the U.S. market, thus the car qualifies to be in this list.
Made in Germany.7. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - $452,750
Engine: 5.5 liter Supercharged V-8.Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
has been on worlds fastest and most expensive cars lists for quite a while now. This car is a fascinating result of collaboration between two well-known car brands: Mercedes and British race car legend McLaren. The delightful SLR McLaren is probably the most sophisticated and comfortable of all street-legal race cars to date. In 2007 most expensive car list this supercar is most likely going to be replaced by its successor Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition
.6. Koenigsegg CCR - $545,570Koenigsegg's CCR
engine: an 806 HP Aluminum 90 Degree, Supercharged V-8 (with Dry Sump Lubrication).
Regretfully CCR is not a street-legal supercar; however Koenigsegg is already working on the solution to this problem. At the recent Geneva Motor Show, they unveiled the Koenigsegg CCX
, a derivative of its CC family which is street-legal supercar for the U.S. roads.
Made in Sweden.5. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo - $555,000
The Saleen S7 uses a 7 liter 750 HP V-8 engine. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.Saleen's S7 Twin Turbo
has fallen to the 5th place from last years first spot in most expensive car list. Mainly because all four nameplates ahead of it are new. However, the S7 still remains to be one of the more recognizable supercars on the list.
Made in U.S.4. Leblanc Mirabeau - $645,080Leblanc Mirabeau
features a mid-engine that can output over 700 HP and is capable of reaching 230 mph / 370 km/h top speed.
Leblanc is rapidly ramping up the production of its new Mirabeau supercar, which, with its power and potential, should belong to a race track. Hopes are to make this powerful supercar street-legal for the U.S. roads by the end of 2006 or early 2007.
Made in Switzerland.3. SSC Ultimate Aero - $654,500SSC Ultimate Aero
uses a 1,046 HP V-8 engine.
This is not just the most expensive, but it is also the fastest American car. Automaker SSC has estimated that this supercar is capable of reaching 260 to 273 mph on the racing track. And apparently it's not the end of Ultimate Aero capabilities. SSC has already announced the Ultimate Aero TT model, which features an even more powerful engine.
Made in U.S.2. Pagani Zonda Roadster F C12S 7.3, Clubsport version - $667,320
This Pagani Zonda features an engine that puts out 650 HP, which makes it more powerful than its predecessor Pagani Zonda F
and much more powerful than the older Pagani Zonda C12 S
Pagani is a boutique Italian race car maker that specializes in building radical-looking sports cars. This expensive new model has helped the Zonda remain in 2nd place on the most expensive car list, where it ended up in year 2005.
Made in Italy.1. Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - $1,192,060Bugatti Veyron 16.4
uses a 16-cylinder, 1001 HP engine.
With its incredibly powerful engine, acceleration times and price, Veyron isn't just most expensive, but also most fascinating car in terms of performance and luxury. With its notorious production delays finally over, Bugatti's superstar Veyron is now already for sale in Europe and the company is working hard to bring it to the U.S. market.
Made in France.