The Most Expensive Cars in the World for 2011 - Pictures and Specifications

There are expensive cars and there are really expensive cars - cars that only the richest boys in the world compete to own. These cars are usually super-fast, super-luxurious, design-forward and are never mass-produced. Below are some of the bank account-busting toys available in the market today. And oh, they're mostly street-legal, speed-wise that is.


Porsche Carrera GT - $440,000

Manufacturer Porsche

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door roadster

Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive

Engine 5.7 liter DOHC V10

Transmission 6-speed manual

Length 4,623 mm (182.0 in)

Width 1,930 mm (76 in)

Height 1,168 mm (46.0 in)



Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster - $495,000

Manufacturer McLaren Automotive

Class Grand tourer

Body style 2-door coupé; 2-door roadster

Layout Rear-wheel drive, front mid-engine,

Engine 5.4 L supercharged V8 (M115 ML55)

Transmission 5-speed automatic

Wheelbase 2,700 mm (110 in)

Length 4,656 mm (183.3 in)

Width 1,908.5 mm (75.14 in)

Height 1,261 mm (49.6 in)



Koenigsegg CCX - $545,568

Manufacturer Koenigsegg

Designer Sven-Harry Åkesson

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door roadster

Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine 4.7 L twin-supercharged V8

Transmission 6-speed manual

Wheelbase 2,660 mm (104.7 in)

Length 4,293 mm (169.0 in)

Width 1,996 mm (78.6 in)

Height 1,120 mm (44.1 in)



Saleen S7 Twin Turbo - $555,000

Manufacturer Saleen

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door coupe

Layout Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine 7.0 L Ford 427, twin-turbocharged V8

Transmission 6-speed manual

Wheelbase 106.3 in (2,700 mm)

Length 187.95 in (4,774 mm)

Width 78.35 in (1,990 mm)

Height 40.98 in (1,041 mm)



SSC Ultimate Aero - $654,400

Manufacturer Shelby SuperCars

Body style 2-seat Berlinetta

Layout Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

Engine 6.34 litre 387.2 cu in V8

Length 4,470 mm (176.0 in)

Width 2,080 mm (81.9 in)

Height 1,090 mm (42.9 in)



Pagani Zonda C12 F - $667,321

Manufacturer Pagani Automobili S.p.A

Type V12

Displacement 445 cu in (7291 cc)

Power 670 hp @ n/a RPM

Torque 575 lb-ft @ n/a RPM

Driveline Rear Wheel Drive

Transmission 6 Speed Sequential

Length 174.6 in

Width 80.9 in

Height 44.9 in

Top Speed > 210 mph



Ferrari Enzo - $670,000

Manufacturer Ferrari

Class Sports car, Racing car, Supercar

Body style 2-seat Berlinetta

Layout RMR layout

Engine 6.0 L V12

Transmission 6-speed semi-automatic

Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104 in)

Length 4,702 mm (185.1 in)

Width 2,035 mm (80.1 in)

Height 1,147 mm (45.2 in)



McLaren F1 - $970,000

Manufacturer McLaren Automotive

Designers Peter Stevens and Gordon Murray

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door 3-seat coupé

Layout RMR layout

Engine 60° 6.1 L BMW S70/2 V12

Transmission 6-speed manual

Wheelbase 2,718 mm (107.0 in)

Length 4,287 mm (168.8 in)

Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)

Height 1,140 mm (44.9 in)



Lamborghini Reventon - $1,600,000

Manufacturer Lamborghini

Body style 2-door coupé

Layout Mid-engine, four-wheel drive

Engine 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12

Transmission 6-speed e-gear, 6-speed manual transmission

Wheelbase 2,665 mm (104.9 in)

Length 4,700 mm (190 in)

Width 2,058 mm (81.0 in)

Height 1,135 mm (44.7 in)



Bugatti Veyron - $1,700,000

Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles 

Designer Jozef Kaban

Body style Standard: 2-door coupé

Layout Longitudinal mid-engine, permanent all-wheel drive

Engine Standard 8.0 L (488 cu in) W16 quad-turbocharged 1,001 PS (736 kW; 987 bhp) Super Sport: 1,200 metric horsepower (883 kW; 1,184 bhp)

Transmission 7-speed DSG sequential

Wheelbase 2,710 mm (106.7 in)

Length 4,462 mm (175.7 in)

Width 1,998 mm (78.7 in)

Height 1,159 mm (45.6 in)


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jmckinny 4 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Now the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will set you back $2.6 million


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Julia212 4 years ago

This is a great (informative) article. Thanks for including all the specifications and pictures. I have a friend who loves 'car talk" and now can appreciate her perspective.

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