We are used to the fact that the cost of a car directly depends on its appearance. However, sometimes the price tag of an unassuming car can strongly surprise a potential buyer with a whole set of zeros with no end in sight. How about a couple of hundred million rubles? Not surprised? Then meet the first contender for the title of the most expensive car in the world that looks much cheaper than its real price.
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Certainly, the creation of the French car concern looks very rich. However, its real price doesn’t correlate in any way with its appearance, nor with its technical characteristics.
Even its maximum speed of 406 km/h does not justify its space price, comparable with average cost of a private plane.
The appearance of the car can hardly be called flashy and even in the top ten of the most beautiful cars in the world the Bugatti Centodieci will hardly get for the simple reason that even the BMW i8 of 2016 looks much prettier, despite the fact that it costs almost sixty times cheaper than our hero.
Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta
38 million dollars, and at today’s exchange rate, that, for a minute, would cost an average of one of the 39 existing examples of one of the rarest cars in the world. And the most expensive price of a car from this series can be called $52 million, and that’s 1963!
Auto experts still consider the Berlinetta the best Ferrari car in the history of the company. Produced since 1962, the car still excites the hearts of fans of immortal classics. And although neither in terms of appearance nor in terms of other characteristics the car is unlikely to gain at least a million rubles according to the opinion of car enthusiasts, its value to this day is held at the highest level.
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
You don’t like cars with a century-old history?
This thoroughbred “Englishman” is so huge and clumsy, that one should not consider this car for daily family trips. The car will easily help to underline its status, however, it is better to flaunt in front of girls with another vehicle – in fact, appearance of Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, frankly speaking, is not the most attractive.
Angular forms, prevalence of retro design, sufficiently mediocre interior, despite of rich materials, make the car as a whole something usual externally, though madly expensive from within.
In fact, even a steering wheel of this car is executed simply and discreetly, and if to look at the car from the front in twilight, it is possible to see the weary face of the old man, who does not want to test anything new any more.
This car is not capable to subdue even the unbiased motorist by its appearance. What to say, the majority of budget cars look much more interesting and expensive, however all of them lack one small detail.
We present you one of the rarest cars in the world. Maybach Exelero was released in 2004 in an amount of only one copy. The appearance of a budget car hides colossal technical capabilities, capable of accelerating almost three tons of curb weight to a speed of over 350 km / h.
Formation of the price Exelero began at the moment when the company Goodyear vital to test their experimental line of tires for sports cars of the new generation. Naturally, the testing had to take place in real conditions, at the limit of possibilities, to be as safe as possible and understandable to the designers. Maybach Exelero became such a test vehicle, specially developed for these purposes in one copy.
After the car successfully coped with its task, its success continued in show business, and further it became the object of trade of collectors, who brought the price of the car to the existing value today.
Mclaren P1 LM
The car of the British company cannot be called the rarest – almost four hundred supercars found their owners in 2013-2015.
The car is almost completely made of carbon fiber, including the frame, body and interior elements. It is so light that it does not gain even 1.5 tons of curb weight. The company’s engineers thought about the design so that the downforce during acceleration adds 600 kg to the car’s total weight, thus making it more stable.
Expensive, practical, but not justifying its cost at first sight, the hypercar, however, has a huge safety margin and a lot of expensive electromechanical and hydraulic devices – for example, a triple increase in ground clearance or automatic control of the position of each wheel in space.