25 Oct The Top 10 Most Coveted Cars of all Time
I’ve been looking forward to owning a Carrera since I was but a wee lad sitting on my father’s shoulders at the car show. The top 10 most valuable cars of all time was a dream list to compile, and it was made even sweeter when I saw my dream car sitting high up in the listing. Take a look at the 10 priciest cars ever and get a feel for what you’re missing.
Number 10: The Maybach 57 S
Rolling in at the paltry sum of $367,000, the Maybach 57 S is just short of unstoppable. A 6 L V12 engine built by Mercedes-AMG puts out just over 600 horsepower and almost 750 lb.ft. of torque.
Number 9: Maybach 62
Maybach 62 does just a little better than the “S” series in a few pivotal ways. I find these improvements necessitate the slight price leap to $385,250. AirMATIC patented dual-air suspension, an interface panel that a tank commander would envy and an entertainment system worthy of a theater make the 62 stand out.
Number 8: Porsche Carrera GT
My dream car is known for its predecessors, the LMP1-98 and 911 GT1-98 racers. Carrera improves on its grandfather and father with a bigger, 5.7 liter V10. The GT’s engine blasts out over 600 horsepower and allows for an acceleration of 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds. This car is made to be dreamed about, not owned. If you can afford the $440,000 price tag, however, feel free to prove me wrong.
Number 7: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
The first supercar class to combine automatic gear shifting with a front/mid-engine, the McLaren is often displaced among it peers. I can’t decide if the $457,250 SLR is a GT or a supercar.
Number 6: Koenigsegg CCR
Sweden’s Koenigsegg CCR once held the world record for fastest production car. At $545,568 and a top speed of 386.7 km/h, the CCR deserves its number 6 spot.
Number 5: Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
The Twin Turbo line was only produced in one California city for a very limited time. Saleen broke land speed records with its $555,000 supercar. The Saleen S7 was the first American-made supercar and held a top speed of 402 km/h.
Number 4: Leblanc Mirabeau
The same engine that powers the CCR is present in the Leblanc Mirabeau. At $645,084, the Mirabeau is one of the most powerful, street-legal vehicles on the planet.
Number 3: SSC Ultimate Aero
The Aero is the world’s fastest production car and is able to hit street records of 255 mph. $654,400 is keeping me from owning the Aero, unfortunately.
Number 2: Pagani Zonda Roadster F C12S 7.3
Number 1: Bugatti Veyron 16.4
At an estimated $5 million production cost per vehicle, the $1.2 million price tag on the Bugatti Veyron marks it as a steal. Each Veyron tops out at 253.81 mph and pumps out 1001 horsepower.
Future blog posts from AutoSuperShield.com will continue to provide an insider look into the world’s most amazing vehicles. Stay tuned.