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Expensive and Extravagant: A Car Pictorial

October, 2013

Off the back of a $52 million Ferrari sale, here are our favourite expensive and extravagant cars.

Image source: UK Telegraph

Looking to buy a used car? The beautiful specimen above was sold last month for $52 million. It’s a Ferrari 250 GTO, and it is officially the worlds’ most expensive car.

The Ferrari in question is one of only 39 models built – so we’re sorry to report that unless you’ve got money to burn, you won’t be cruising around in this one any time soon. In celebration of the extravagant and expensive vehicular dreaming, we’ve put together a pictorial of a few of our favourite bank-breaking classic and new cars.

Rolls Royce 10 HP – $3,521,500 GBP

Image source: Super Cars

 

The oldest known surviving Rolls Royce in the world, and one of only 16 or 17 manufactured, this model is reminiscent of a horse-drawn cart with a steering wheel.

2012 SSC Tuatara – $970,000 USD estimated

 Image Source: Forbes

The SSC Tuatara is a super car that began pre-production in 2013 We’ve heard that it will be able to accelerate from a stop to 100km.h in 2.3 seconds.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – $10.9 million USD

Image Source: RM Auctions

Selling for a world record auction price at the time, this Ferrari features a 3.0-litre SOHC V-12 with 280 horsepower.

Porsche 918 Spyder – $845,000 USD

Image Source: Forbes

The 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid car, part of a limited production series by Porsche. It’s a 2-seater with a 4.6 litre V8 engine weighing 140kg according to Porsche.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $12.1 million

Image Source: Gizmag

 

Nicknamed the “red head” for the red valve covers, this TR from the 50s has a 3-litre, 300 horsepower V12 engine.

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