The great Mayan civilization might have predicted the end of earth’s life cycle in the year 2012 but what these great astronomers lacked was the vision to foresee the burst of a plethora of breathtaking most expensive cars of 2012. We aren’t talking about your run of the mill station wagons and everyday family cars, but the introduction of some of the most gorgeous and high performance luxury sedans and supercars the world has ever seen. Some of the biggest names such as Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani etc. are all gearing up for the new year, wherein they will offer their customers million dollar rides and in some cases much more than a million dollar. These exquisite supercars for sale boasts of cutting edge technology invested under their hoods and applied in their bodyworks as well as their interiors.
So, as the year 2012 fast approaches, here at World Most Expensive, we decided to warm up tantalize our luxury hungry readers’ taste buds with a pinch of high speed thrills and excitement.
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Here is our compilation of the ten most expensive cars of 2012.
1. Bugatti Veyron Supersport
Manufacturer:Bugatti Automobiles SAS
Introduced as a revamped edition of the Bugatti supercar, Bugatti Veyron, with additional engine and aesthetic modifications, the Bugatti Veyron Supersport is set to become the most expensive car of 2012. This magnificent expensive car carries significant performance upgrades over the stock Veyron, wherein the increased engine power has resulted in an increased 1,200 hp. This queen of supercars for sale is powered by an 8.0 liter, quad-turbocharged V8 engine that along with a dual clutch 7-speed DSG sequential transmission propels the Supersport from 0-100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds. At the end of the development process, the final top speed of Bugatti Veyron Supersport was announced at 415 km/h (258 mph). Though the actual maximum speed figure stands at 432 km/h (267 mph), yet the speed has been electronically limited to 258 mph in order to protect the tires. The Bugatti Veyron Supersport with its improved features comes with a mind-blowing price tag of $2.6 million.
2. Ferrari 599XX Evolution
Price:$2 Million (Estimate)
From one of the foremost names in the field of luxury cars, Italy based Ferrari, comes the all-new 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution. Widely considered to be one of the most expensive cars of 2012, the 599XX Evolution, picks up where the renowned Ferrari 599 left off. This Ferrari supercar will be featuring significant performance as well as bodywork upgrades and will be strictly limited to race tracks, meaning, you won’t be able to the supercar to your next upscale party. The Ferrari 599XX Evolution will be powered by a 6.0 L Tipo F140C V12 engine, producing an enormous 750 hp at 7200 rpm. One of the most stunning supercars for sale, the 599XX Evolution with its six speed sequential transmission can reach a top speed of 196 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of just 2.9 seconds. However, the most stunning feature of this new luxury car will be the addition of an active rear wing for enhanced aerodynamics, while navigating corners. The 599XX Evolution will be available to current Ferrari clients, who’ll then have a chance to participate in the company’s research and development program for the 2012-2013 seasons. The 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evolution will make its debut at the prestigious 2012 Geneva Auto Show and will cost an estimated $2 million per vehicle.
3. Zenvo ST1
Designed and developed by the Danish automobile entity, Zenvo, the all new Zenvo ST1 is in line to become one of the most expensive cars of 2012 and has been created to bring a luxury car that’s fit for both race tracks, as well as conventional roads. To ensure enhanced aerodynamic performance, Zenvo made use of steel space frame along with carbon fiber for the ST1. The Zenvo supercar is powered by a 7.0L V8 engine that will be available in both supercharger and turbocharger variants, while producing an eye-popping 1104 bhp. Fused with a six speed manual transmission, the ST1 will be able to achieve a remarkable acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 233 mph. On the inside, the Zenvo ST1 features opulent luxury, with the presence of an air conditioning system, navigation system, as well as a 7 inch display that acts as the primary display for the infotainment system, while also being connected to the rearview camera of the supercar. The Zenvo ST1 has been limited to only 15 models for production, thus maintaining exclusivity, with each model carrying a price tag of a whopping $1.8 million.
4. 2012 Koenigsegg Agera R
Manufacturer:Koenigsegg Automotive AB
Inspired by the widely acclaimed Koenigsegg Agera, the Swedish luxury car manufacturer, Koenigsegg Automotive AB announced its expensive supercar, the all-new 2012 Koenigsegg Agera R at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Koenigsegg supercar is powered by a Koenigsegg Biofuel V8 engine that delivers 1115 hp and with a dual clutch 7 speed transmission, the Agera R is capable of making a sprint of 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 240 mph (386 km/h). Aimed at the extremely wealthy customers and concentrating on their desire for luxury, the Koenigsegg Agera R features a unique Lightning Roof Box System, where in the owners can easily strap their snowboards to the roof of the supercar, with the ‘Winter Package’. The Agera R carries base price of $1.7 million, while you’ll have to shed an additional $250,000 if you opt for the carbon fiber version of the Agera R.
5. Aston Martin One-77
Creating ripples across the auto world is the stunning Aston Martin One-77, which besides being a highly elegant supercar, is also one of the most expensive cars of 2012. This magnificent Aston Martin supercar is entirely handcrafted and has made extensive use of carbon fiber for enhanced aerodynamic performance. The One-77 is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.3 liter V12 engine that brings about 750 bhp of output, which is sufficient enough to propel the supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Along with a six speed automatic transmission, Aston Martin is capable of attaining a top speed of a mind blowing 220 mph (354 km/h). The One-77 is integrated with a heavily modified Aston Martin DB9 engine that was reworked on by Cosworth and the modification entailed the introduction of new cylinder heads. With its stellar reputation, the One-77 has already seen its share of presence in popular media, including as a playable supercar in two of the bestselling video games, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) and Forza Motorsport 4 (2011).
6. Maybach 62 S Landaulet
Maybach, a name that epitomizes and glorifies luxury in every sense is now all set to take the millionaires into a new dimension of opulent personal travel, with the introduction of Maybach 62 S Landaulet. Hailed as one of the most expensive cars of 2012 and said to be a unique addition to the world of luxury cars, the Landaulet, promises its owners with unimaginable luxury and class, without compromising on performance. Designed and developed by Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH, this gorgeous expensive car is powered by a Mercedes-AMG designed engine. This configuration delivers up to 612 hp, along with the inclusion of a five speed automatic transmission. The Maybach Landaulet has been designed for bespoke luxury and thus the magic resides in the interiors of the car. This magnificent luxury sedan comes with an electronic key that enables immediate keyless ignition, while the doors of the vehicle can also be opened with just a touch. The ultra-comfortable seats of the Landaulet are upholstered in Grand Nappa leather and the company even offer private jet style reclining seats for the rear passengers. The entire vehicle is encompassed with a state of art Bose Dolby surround sound system, while Maybach sedan comes with a command unit that can be used to control the car’s SIRIUS Satellite Radio, DVD player, satellite navigation and dual 9.5 inch video monitors.
7. 2011 Pagani Huayra
Manufacturer:Pagani Automobili S.p.A
Aptly named, ‘Huayra’, which is a South American wind god, the Italian sports cars behemoth, Pagani is now all geared up to set the roads ablaze with the introduction of the all new, Pagani Huayra. Slated for an official launch in the spring of next year, Pagani Huayra is considered among the league of the most expensive cars of 2012. This Pagani supercar has been designed and developed as a successor to the incredibly famous Pagani Zonda. One of the most expensive car, Pagani Huayra features a cutting edge carbon-titanium monocoque and the entire development of the supercar has been centered around the effective applications of composite materials and technologies. One of the most impressive safety features of the Huayra is its fuel tank, which is strategically placed behind the driver and is encased in a compartment made of various composite materials and ballistics. Pagani Huayra is powered by a thunderous M158 Mercedes-AMG V12 engine, delivering an output of 739 bhp. Furthermore, the Huayra is integrated with a seven speed sequential transmission that enables this magnificent supercar to attain a top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h), while maintaining an eye watering acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.
8. Hennessey Venom GT
Manufacturer:Hennessey Performance Engineering
Taking its inspiration from the legendary Lotus Elise, one of the principal supercar manufacturers in the U.S, Hennessey Performance Engineering came out with the mid blowing, Hennessey Venom GT. This absolutely amazing supercar is already being hailed as one of the most expensive cars of 2012 and is slated for a limited production run, with only 10 vehicles per year. The Hennessey supercar is powered by a Chevrolet LS2 V8 engine that produces a jaw dropping 1200 bhp. The engine is manufactured at the company’s facilities in in Sealy, Texas and is then sent to for the final assembly in Silverstone, England. The Venom GT sports enhanced aerodynamic properties with the extensive use of carbon fiber for bodywork, as well as the inclusion of carbon fiber wheels. This gorgeous addition to the list of 2012 luxury cars has been given a Ricardo plc 6-speed transmission, which enables it to make a sprint of 0 – 60 mph in a mind boggling 2.5 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 272 mph (437 km/h). As per Hennessy’s policy, each customer will be given a one-day orientation and instruction lesson for the Venom GT by a licensed company test driver on a race track in either the U.K or the U.S. The Hennessey Venom GT carries a price tag of $600,000 for the 750hp model, while the Venom GT with 1,200 hp costs a cool $1 million.
9. 2012 SSC Tuatara
Another American supercars manufacturers, Shelby SuperCars, which shot to fame with its absolutely amazing SSC Ultimate Aero is now all set to bring the new year with a bang. The company has now introduced its latest supercar offering, the 2012 SSC Tuatara. Named after Tuatara, a reptilian lizard found in New Zealand, this expensive car has been designed by Jason Castriota and will provide its owners with the perfect combination of high performance and bespoke luxury. The SSC Tuatara will be powered by a dual overhead camshaft 6.9 liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing a mammoth 1350 bhp of power. This SSC supercar will be incorporated with a seven speed automatic/manual transmission system that will provide a top speed of an estimated 276 mph, while covering 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. The Tuatara carries a carbon fiber/aluminum chassis along with carbon fiber wheels and state of the art carbon ceramic disc brakes. On the inside, the SSC Tuatara will feature air conditioning, a ten speaker sound system, satellite navigation, a rear view camera and even 7.5 inch DVD display.
10. Porsche 918 Spyder
From one of the most renowned manufacturers of luxury cars, Germany based Porsche SE, comes the gorgeous Porsche 918 Spyder. Slated for a launch next year, the Porsche 918 Spyder is already being considered as one of the most expensive cars of 2012. Adhering to its commitment towards preservation of environment, Porsche has provided the 918 Spyder with a plug-in hybrid propulsion system, where in this fabulous expensive car is powered by a 3.4 L V8 engine, along with a three electric motors that deliver an additional 218 bhp. The gasoline engine alone produces 500 hp and thus the supercar generates an astounding 718 hp, sufficient enough to reach a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Furthermore, with the inclusion of a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, the Porsche supercar is capable of achieving an acceleration of 0–100 km/h time in just under 3.2 seconds. To ensure extreme levels of performance and enhanced aerodynamics, Porsche made use of a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFP) monocoque for the chassis of the 918 Spyder, along with extensive use of magnesium and aluminum. The Porsche 918 Spyder also comes with a cutting edge new system called, ‘Range Manager’. This system can be activated via the Center Display and essentially provides the driver with the remaining range for the destination, thus enabling the driver to select the most effective choice of performance and power.