A trip in a luxurious and expensive supercar is more than just a simple journey. Driving in such timeless pieces of art is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. These vehicles set themselves apart with their endlessly impressive and flashy features that merge the gap between a work of art and a car.
Getting the title of the “world’s most luxurious and expensive car” is no easy feat. At times, even having the super-powered engines, bespoke bodies, and the flashiest designs isn’t enough for the top spot. This list highlights the most luxurious and expensive cars, from Rolls-Royce to Mercedes Maybach to Bentley.
8 Mercedes Maybach S Class – $229,000
The Mercedes Maybach is a vehicle built with the passenger more in mind than the driver. It’s a stretched-out and fully loaded S Class with plenty of creature comforts for the passenger. Even though the driver gets a head-up display, sizable instrument display, 3D graphics, and multiple driver assistance features, the Maybach retains its focus on the passengers.
Everyone in the car gets heated, cooled, and massaging seats. However, the Maybach goes the extra mile to offer one of the rear passengers a massaging footrest. Mercedes also adds a new V12 trim level with the Maybach S 680 that aims to compete with rivals like the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Bentley Flying Spur.
7 Bentley Flying Spur – $309,000
There are a few luxury sedans that can match the excitement and luxury of the Flying Spur. It has an athletic prowess and a top-notch lineup of powertrains. One of the most exciting models is the Flying Spur Speed. It’s a more performance-focused version of the Flying Spur.
The Flying Spur Speed is an opulent cruiser and the only way of getting the Flying Spur with a W12 engine. Under the hood of the new Flying Spur Speed is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine. The powerplant offers 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque – managing a top speed of 207 mph and a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
6 Rolls-Royce Ghost – $339,000
One of the best displays of wealth on your driveway is a Rolls-Royce. Even the Ghost, the brand’s entry-level vehicle, costs over $300,000. The current generation Rolls-Royce Ghost shares the platform with its larger stablemates, the Phantom and Cullinan SUV.
Its bold and uncompromising stance is a head-turner. The Ghost also uses a hearty V12 engine like its larger stablemates. The engine delivers an effortless ultra-smooth ride. Its cabin also showcases the brand’s affluence thanks to smooth metal trim, exotic woods, and fine-grain leather.
5 Rolls-Royce Spectre – $400,000
Rolls-Royce was one brand that most would have assumed unlikely to convert to the EV world. The Spectre is the next generation of Rolls-Royce. It’s an electric coupe and a successor to the Phantom coupe. It boasts excellent artisanship that perfectly blends with electric technology.
The Spectre also marks the beginning of the brand’s goal of having a fully electric model lineup by 2030. It rides on the same platform as the Cullinan and Phantom. However, it uses a fully electric powertrain with two electric motors that produce 577 hp to make it the most powerful Rolls-Royce.
4 Rolls-Royce Phantom – $550,350
The Phantom is the epitome of comfort and luxury. It’s a massive sedan from Rolls-Royce, built for the super-rich. Besides being a comfortable and luxurious sedan, the Phantom is a powerful, exclusive, and expensive vehicle. Surprisingly, it isn’t the first on this list.
Phantom owners can easily customize the sedan to their liking. Its unlimited customization options help it stand out everywhere it goes. In addition, the Phantom sports one of the most recognizable grilles worldwide. It’s also the only production vehicle with full-size reverse-hinged coach doors.
3 Bentley Mulliner Batur – $2.8 Million
The Batur is a luxury GT that shares platforms with the regular Continental GT. However, unlike the Continental GT, the Batur is a special project from Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house coachbuilder. It aims to showcase what the brand’s future styling should look like.
Besides being a coach-built vehicle, the Batur also has some performance upgrades over the Continental GT. It retains the brand’s 6.0-liter Biturbo W12 but ups the power to 730 hp. The added grunt bid a fond farewell to Bentley’s monstrous W12 powerplant.
2 Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $13 Million
Unlike most cars on this list, the Sweptail was a request, and during its time, it was the most expensive vehicle in the world. To this day, the Sweptail still captures the hearts of enthusiasts worldwide.
One of the most exciting things about the Sweptail is how Rolls-Royce fused the old and the new. The Sweptail had modern luxury touches and a hint of the ’20s and ’30s glamour. It’s truly one of a kind vehicle that retains the brand’s silhouette, technology, and innovation.
1 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail – $28 Million
The Boat Tail proves that quality and quantity can go together without overshadowing each other. It’s a truly unique coach-built vehicle from Rolls-Royce. The result is a truly bespoke vehicle with impressive elements of a J Class yacht as the original 1932 Boat Tail.
The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail debuted in late 2021 at Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. It boasts a punchy 6.75-liter Biturbo V12 engine producing 563 hp. There are only three Boat Tails, all built according to the taste and preferences of their owners.