When vintage car collectors go to auctions, they’re used to seeing price tags exceeding $1 million which many people are willing to fork over. Car enthusiasts and car collectors alike love to drool over these immaculately preserved specimens that are a piece of living history, like what we saw at Pebble Beach last weekend.
On the other hand there are cars with million-dollar price tags, where that number represents what you have to pay just to drive them off the lot. These are the luxury cars at the highest of price points, produced in limited edition runs of fewer than 100 and purchased only by the wealthiest clients.
The latter, are not available to everybody, nor should they be. They’re not ideal for grocery shopping, picking up the kids from soccer practice or visits to the Taco Bell drive-thru. However, many of them have twin turbo engines that allow them to go faster than 200 miles per hour, so what they are ideal for is going from parked to speeding in less than five seconds.
What are some of the cars with prices exceeding $1 million? Check out the list Penske Automotive Group has prepared. Be prepared to ogle!
Jaguar Hybrid Supercar
The Hybrid Supercar by Jaguar comes in at $1.1 million and has been talked about all the way from Paris Motor Show to British Formula One. Only 250 of these vehicles that can exceed 200 mph have been built.
Italian sports car can take your breath away by go zero to 60mph in under four seconds or the $1.1 million price tag. Only 20 units are going to be manufactured.
Deemed “the finest driving machine yet built for the public road.” This $1.1 million beauty can exceeds 200 miles per hour 7.6 seconds after idling at a stop sign.
Maybach 62 Landaulet
The Maybach 62 Landaulet is a convertible that is made for the super-rich at $1.36 million. It’s designed to be driven by a chauffeur and features a glass panel to separate him from the passenger.
Bugatti Veyron Sedan
Bugatti is a French manufacturer of high-performance luxury cars that car enthusiasts have been drooling over for 102 years. The company expects to sell between 1,000 and 1,500 units of this car at $1.4 million.
McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss
The McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss made headlines when rapper Kanye West was seen driving one to a 2009 charity event at Cannes. Only 75 units were made, and they sell for $1.7 million. Interesting fact, this vehicle doesn’t have a wind shield.
ST1 50S Zenvo
Zenvo gave the car a sticker $1.8 million price. In addition to the twin-charged, 7-liter V8 engine, they also get monogrammed seats and a $49,000 wristwatch with purchase of this hot rod. Just three of the cars were made, one in red, one in white and one in blue.
Aston Martin One-77
Despite a $2 million price tag, the two-door coupe with the 7-liter V12 engine sold out its entire production run almost immediately.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Convertible
The 1,001-horsepower, 8-liter engine has four turbochargers, propels the car from zero to 60 miles per hour in two and a half seconds and has a $2 million price tag. It can reach a top speed of 253 miles per hour, meaning one could drive it from New York to Philadelphia in 40 minutes.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
With a $2.9 million price tag you definitely have exclusivity. Only 20 units of this vehicle are produced. It can reach 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, and the tailpipes are made from the glass and ceramic composite Pyrosic, which can withstand temperatures of over 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit.