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The most expensive supercars in the auto industry (Part 2)

6. Bugatti Chiron Sport – 3.4 million USD

Launched at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Chiron Sport is almost identical to its regular version. The most noticeable difference comes from the parameters, the Chiron Sport is 18kg lighter than the original.

5. Lamborghini Veneno – 4.5 million USD

Within a year, Lamborghini only produced exactly 14 Veneno, including coupe and convertible. Each one costs $ 4.5 million and can quickly find its owner even without completing the assembly process. Lamborghini equipped on its most expensive supercar ever produced Aventador 6.5L V12 engine but for a capacity of up to 740 horsepower.

Within a year, Lamborghini only produced exactly 14 Veneno, including coupe and convertible

4. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – 4.8 million USD

Koenigsegg’s supercar is always priced in million USD, but CCXR Trevita is even more than that when it has a price of up to 4.8 million USD. CCXR Trevita is equipped with a complete carbon coating, covered with diamond paint unique to the village in the world. The Swedish automaker only produced 3 CCXR Trevita units before the death of the CCX line to replace it with Agera.

3. Mercedes – Maybach Exelero –  8 million USD

Producing only one for testing and promoting Goodyear’s new tires, Exelo is valued at up to $ 8 million. Vehicles equipped with a dual-turbocharged V12 engine with a capacity of 690 horsepower – among the strongest at the time of its launch (2004).

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – 12.8 million USD

The figure on the official selling price of Rolls-Royce Sweptail has never been officially announced. However, the fact that a big company like Rolls-Royce accepts to spend 4 years to produce a unique car for the Dubai giant shows that the huge price of 12.8 million USD is not unreasonable.

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – 18.7 million USD

Choose the Geneva Motor Show – one of the leading auto shows in the world as the place to launch the most expensive car ever produced in the history of the automotive industry. The price of $ 18.7 million after all taxes is unbelievable for a car.

Conclusions

Above are the most expensive supercars in the world.

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Bugatti La Voiture Noire supercar has just been introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 holding the most expensive car in history.

10. Pagani Huayra BC – 2 million USD

Gathering the highest quality manufacturing materials in the automotive industry, the supercar is considered to have the best engine sound on the planet for $ 2.8 million when shipped. Vehicles equipped with a 6.0L V12 engine provided by AMG produce a maximum capacity of 789 horsepower and maximum torque of 1000Nm.

9. Ferrari Sergio Pininfarina – 3 million USD

Built based on the 458 models, Sergio Pininfarina shares the same power configuration with Ferrari’s cheapest sports car. The car is equipped with a 4.5L twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a maximum capacity of 562 horsepower. Only 6 were produced and their owners were carefully selected by Ferrari.

8. Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar – 3.2 million USD

Supercar using the most powerful hybrid engine because Aston Martin has not been officially introduced, all 150 cars that the British automaker plans to produce are owned. Valkyrie is a special supercar, the car uses the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine block ever, combined with an electric motor for a total capacity of 1,160 horsepower tuned by one of the leading racing teams – Cosworth.

Not only that, but this is also a supercar that cuts weight negatively, every detail on the entire body is as minimal as possible that today’s technology limits can make. Aston Martin logo mounted at the top of the car is only 1/2 hair thick, as light as 1/8 of the regular logo.

7. W Motors Lykan Hypersport – 3.4 million USD

The car is equipped with a titanium headlight containing 420 diamonds

In 2013, a young car company based in Dubai – W Motors stunned the world when it launched the Lykan Hypersport supercar and valued at 3.4 million USD. The value of the car is too great because if you only see with your eyes and see the engine parameters.

A special feature of Lykan Hypersport comes from the fact that it is equipped with a titanium headlight containing 420 diamonds and a 3-dimensional screen in the interior compartment.

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The 10 most expensive supercars in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Produced with a limited number of engines for dinosaur performance, the following 10 supercars are so high that even billionaires with money cannot afford it.

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire – 18 million

Topping the list is a supercar with a record price of nearly 19 million USD – Bugatti La Voiture Noire has just been released by the French supercar company in early 2019.

This unique supercar is not a completely new product, but developed based on the Chiron, with additional unique and strange exterior details. In it, the name La Voiture Noire means “Black Car” in French. The car reminds us of the Type 57 SC Atlantic? that Bugatti launched exactly 10 years ago.

The bodywork is handcrafted in carbon fiber material, with a flow-like design that is both strong and soft. The front bumper and bodywork merge into one, while the window design is inspired by the helmet glass, with the windshield connecting to the window.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire

Supercar power comes from an 8.0L W16 engine with 4 Bugatti’s turbochargers, with a capacity of 1,479 horsepower and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque. This engine is identical to the one used in the Chiron and Divo vehicles. According to some rumors, this car was made at the request of former Volkswagen Group chairman – Mr. Ferdinand Piech.

2. Rolls-Royce Sweptail – $ 13 million

Number 2 on the list is Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a supercar produced in 2017 with only 1 version globally for the famous billionaire.

Sweptail’s design was inspired by the Rolls-Royce of the 1920-1930s. The car is personalized at the request of a billionaire customer who is passionate about collecting unique items, including superyachts and private planes. It took four years to perfect this unique Rolls-Royce Sweptail.

Rolls-Royce Sweptail is equipped with a V12 engine with a capacity of 6.6 liters, producing a maximum capacity of 453 horsepower, maximum torque of 720 Nm. The car can reach a top speed of 241 km / h.

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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 3)

Also, speed is reminiscent of European cars. The list of the 10 fastest cars on the planet is mostly European cars, and the rest are sporadic American models. The Bugatti Chiron is leading the world in commercial vehicle speed records (excluding the Hennessy Venom GT because it is a modified model).

The driving feeling is harder to distinguish between European and American cars because it depends on the personality of the market. European cars have a compact, sporty feel with a bit of safety. And American cars are “crazy”, lack control, and tend to accelerate in a straight line.

Speed is reminiscent of European cars

An expert at TheZebra commented: “German brands are known for their high-performance cars, making them fast and stable, able to pass every corner at high speed without any trouble. Their cars are better than American cars in terms of handling and driving pleasure.

American muscle car, large engine capacity

It is not difficult to define the strengths of American cars. The image of the large SUV or pickup is characteristic. Maybe the Japanese are making comparable cars to compete, but surpassing the muscular, massive style of American cars is not possible. American car design gives a feeling of birth for men.

Big engines are also a feature. Of the 10 cars with the largest engine capacity in the world today, 6 are American cars. Number one is the Dodge Viper with a capacity of up to 8.7 liters, the No. 2 position of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 equipped with a 7-liter engine. As mentioned above, American drivers have a very distinctive feeling of inconvenience.

In a 2015 MotorTrend test, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S and the 2015 Nissan GT-R for the Streets of Willow track completion speed.

And most importantly, the Camaro Z/28 is not the most powerful car, only uses rear-wheel drive, while the two opponents drive two wheels. The selling price of the American car is 75,000 USD, lower than the 117,000 USD of the Nissan GT-R and 185,000 USD of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 911 Turbo S and 2015 GT-R 

European cars are strong, but not cheap. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a capacity of 707 horsepower, price less than 60,000 USD in the US. That means more than the horsepower of many cult European cars like Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley Continental SuperSports, but the price is much lower.

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European cars are expensive but worth the money

Europeans love to say that you get what you pay for. That is why European cars are always expensive. Germany is known as a country with great mechanical engineering. An example of this is the case between two rivals, the Mercedes SLR McLaren and the Dodge Viper, both produced under Daimler-Chrysler.

The two high-performance models are similar in size and performance. But Viper made in America and sold for 80,000 USD, while SLR McLaren shipped in Europe and sold for 5 times.

If according to Europeans, you get what you pay for, the SLR quality should be five times that of the Viper. In its history, the Dodge Viper has rarely had to be summoned. In 2016, they called to repair 2 Viper production from January 6-8, 2016. And the Mercedes SLR McLaren is the opposite.

European cars are expensive but worth the money

In mid-2006, the German company had to recall 433 vehicles from the 2005-2006 model in the US due to engine failure that could cause a fire. In early 2008, the “silver arrow” in 2007 was stuck with an incorrectly installed windshield.

Not stopping at Mercedes, many high-performance cars from cult brands in Europe also have a fault that can cause a fire. Can be mentioned, Lamborghini or Ferrari.

However, there is no denying the premium of European cars. They create new levels of luxury, with Rolls-Royce, Bentley, or Maybach (now Mercedes-Maybach). Especially the value increases over the years. Many rare European car models from the last century have been successfully auctioned at sky-high prices.

As the Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $ 38 million through an auction in 2014. The super-rich considers these cars as investments, not ordinary cars.

European traditions are always appreciated

In-car manufacturing, that factor is even more apparent. For Lamborghini, the Aventador has a bit of the look of “predecessor” Murcielago. Murcielago inherited many lines from Diablo, whose style comes from Countach. Also, there are many other examples, such as Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce…

In terms of technology, the US is a country with many famous companies in this field. Google and Tesla are leading the way in self-driving cars, vehicles requiring a lot of complex technology.

In Europe, many companies are catching up with the trend, for example, Mercedes by cooperating with American technology firms. However, in terms of traditional vehicles, European cars are far ahead of Ford or GM in general technology.

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One special feature of the global auto industry is that there are typical regional differences.

Japan is famous for its small, efficient, and fuel-efficient cars. America reminds people of pickup trucks, large SUVs, and sports cars that tend to accelerate in straight lines. As for Europeans, tradition is always appreciated, in addition to high performance and excellent handling.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

After World War II, Japan entered a period of economic hardship and oil scarcity. Faced with the challenge, the Japanese began to find ways to create small, cheap, fuel-consuming models to serve the domestic market. Most Americans laugh at the idea.

But the situation changed when the oil crisis and economic recession occurred in the 1970s. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan respectively entered the US market and quickly emerged by meeting the right tastes and hitting the right ones. Weaknesses, the cost of fuel, and the high cost of American or European cars.

The ’80s and ’90s were the moments when the Japanese car industry entered a new page. The trio of Toyota, Nissan, and Honda all create their luxury car brand. They make cars for all segments of the market. In some segments, Japanese cars are usually not smaller, not lighter, and not more economical.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

For example, the diesel-powered BMW 328d has an average consumption of 8.7 liters/100 km, equivalent to the 2014 Scion iQ and Mitsubishi Mirage CVT, according to Topspeed. Series 3 is still one of the best cars in the world. But from day one, the Japanese have built an image of efficiency and savings, so it remains in the minds of customers.

Reliability and resale value are also the strengths of Japanese cars. Talking about European cars will remember safety, but in terms of reliability, Japanese supercars are often at the top. According to a 2010 report of the evaluation site Consumer Reports, Japanese cars account for 7 out of 10 most reliable models of the year.

European car engines typically have a service life of at least 320,000 km. While Asian cars are similar, even at least 480,000 km. But what makes Japanese cars better than European cars is the maintenance issue.

Therefore, with old cars of the same life, Japanese cars always have a higher resale price. A 2002 JD Power & Associates study showed that Japanese vehicles have the highest long-term value.

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5. DeLorean Motor Company – USA

Founded by John DeLorean in 1975, DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) is an American automaker and at the same time an indispensable name in the world’s most famous automakers. In addition to the extremely prominent DMC models, the company also regularly modifies Mercedes cars.

Most prominent recently, DMC has decided to cooperate with American Express to produce 100 DeLorean DMC-12 24 carat gold-plated for sale to American Express Gold cardholders. However, only two were sold.

6. Misha Designs – USA

Misha Designs was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. This tuner specializes in the production of customized cars, tuning tools for luxurious supercars, and high-performance models. The founder of Misha Designs – Misha Rade Djordjevic has a great passion for Porsche and Mercedes.

Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts

Currently, Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts and supplying spare parts for many models, mainly Porsche and Mercedes at dealers in the US and around the world at affordable prices. and quality is always on top priority, Misha quickly became one of the famous world-class firms despite being born late.

7. Alpina – Germany

Alpina – full name is Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co KG is a car manufacturing and tuning company headquartered in Buchloe, Bavaria, Germany. Alpina was founded by Burkard Bovensiepen in 1965, is a BMW tuning company.

In 1965, Burkard established a business specializing in expensive supercars like BWM cars. The company has a close partnership with BMW and is directly involved in its production line, so Alpina is recognized by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer.

8. Gruppo Bertone – Italy

Gruppo Bertone was founded by Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912. After World War II, designer Nuccio Bertone took charge of the company and divided the company into two divisions including Carrozzeria specializing in manufacturing, and Stile Bertone making custom bikes.

9. Mazzanti Automobili – Italy

Mazzanti Automobili is an Italian car tuning company founded in 2002 by Luca Mazzanti and Walter Faralli. The company operates in the auto industry by handcrafting high-performance cars, primarily from conventional models. Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique, strange, and rare products in the world.

Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique products

10. Kleemann – Denmark

Recently, Kleemann A/S also started making other German cars such as Audi, BMW, and Porsche. Kleemann’s cars have always had an elegant design. Also, this company always wants to bring more profound designs, not merely remodeling mass-produced products.

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2. Mansory – Germany

Mansory was opened in 1989 by founder Kourosh Mansory in Munich, Germany. Although born 12 years slower than Brabus Mansory has their way to catch up to the top.

If Brabus engineers are powerful wizards, in Mansory, design, and design is a matter of priority. The products of this company are always carefully cared for the exterior as well as the interior and sparkle like a jewelry item.

Mansory often replaced most of the exterior details with carbon fiber to both increases the aesthetics and reduce the volume of the vehicle. They have a carbon fiber factory to provide materials for the vehicle’s process. Therefore, it is not surprising that Mansory products are always the hottest supercars, easily catching the public’s attention.

Mansory’s audience is very broad, including luxury cars, supercars, luxury SUVs, and motorcycles. Mansory specializes in customizing British cars such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin as well as the Italian supercar brand – Ferrari.

3. Hamann Motorsport – Germany

Hamann Motorsport tuner was founded by Richard Hamann in 1986 in the city of Laupheim, Germany. Like Brabus, Hamann also specializes in vehicle engines and selects a luxury car brand from Germany as its traditional partner, which is BMW. Hamann’s customized products cover all product lines of this luxury car, from the M-series to the X or Z-series.

After having had a lot of experience, this tuner began to expand its products to many other models such as Mercedes SLS AMG, McLaren. Up to now, its products are very wide, including Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mini, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

In addition to the vehicle’s engine, Hamann also sells more toys such as the spoiler, body kit, wheels, exhaust… Hamann’s pitch plan is currently quite successful. Although Richard Hamann has passed away, his tuning company continues to produce beautiful products and affirm his name to the world.

4. Carlex Design – Poland

Carlex Design is an international car manufacture with headquarters located in Poland, specializing in the design and manufacture of car interiors and unique vehicle lines. Its main job is to make the car more beautiful by the unique interior designs and other details, which further improve the vehicle’s performance.

Polish tuners have always proven they can customize from car to motorcycle, and every field makes a different impression. Especially, with car lines, this company always brings luxurious interior designs, giving the owner the highest feeling.

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Top 10 most famous supercars in the world that you may not know (Part 1)

Today, when the major car manufacturers in the world cannot meet the individual needs of each customer, the giants think about ways to help their cars become more unique and powerful.

Although born later, the car tuning industry is also growing very fast, not inferior to the supercar market. From the original models when passing the tuners’ hands, they all become different in strength or appearance.

Here, let’s take a look at the 10 most famous and big car tuning companies in the world with Supercar Magazine.

1. Brabus – Germany

Brabus was founded in 1977 by Bodo Buschmann and Klaus Brackmann in the city of Bottrop, Ruhr (Germany). The Brabus name is a combination of the names of these two founders.

Brabus was founded in 1977 in Germany

Brackmann later left Brabus to return to his old career, but Bussmann (now CEO of the company) retains the name as a way of respecting his former colleague. With a reputation as the largest tuning company in the world, Brabus processes more than 7,500 cars (mainly Mercedes and Smart) each year and has been present in more than 106 countries and territories.

Its operating principle is to maximize the power of the car by increasing the power and torque of the engine. Customers can buy a car made by Brabus or bring it by themselves and then choose the package that suits them. Either way, the service price of this company is also sky-high.

In return, the cars that go through Brabus hands will be transformed into real “monsters” and are guaranteed by Brabus for up to 3 years with all the details they upgrade.

The German tuner currently holds the world record

The German tuner currently holds the world record with the title of the world’s fastest sedan. The Rocket 800 is tuned by Brabus from the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG model currently holds the record as the fastest sedan in the world with a speed of 370 km/h.

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6. Pagani Huayra Imola: 5.4 million USD

Unlike previous rumors about the name of Huayra Dragon, Pagani has just unveiled this supercar with the name Huayra Imola and extremely rare numbers – only 5 units worldwide.

Pagani did not disclose the performance details of the Huayra Imola. Some sources say the capacity of this car is greater than 745 horsepower on the Huayra BC model.

7. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita: 4.8 million USD

Trevita is an extremely rare version of the Swedish supercar manufacturer based on the Koenigsegg CCXR. Trevita supercar with carbon fiber casing with technology “diamond knitting” Koenigsegg’s exclusive.

Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita owns a 4.8-liter V8 supercharged engine, producing 1,018 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 1,080 Nm of torque at 5,600 rpm. And with the engine block can not be worse than this, Koenigsegg supercar can accelerate from 0-100 km per h in just 2.9 seconds, rolling the maximum speed of 410 km per hour.

8. Lamborghini Veneno: 4.5 million USD

Lamborghini Veneno, a supercar born to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini. This supercar was officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 and only 4 were produced, of which 1 will be kept by Lamborghini for display and the other 3 will be sold to 3 of their closest customers.

Veneno engine is 6.5 liter V12 with a capacity of 750 horsepower and a maximum speed of 354 km/h. 4-wheel drive system with custom ISR suspension.

9. Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+: 3.9 million USD

The car has an 8-liter W16 engine, 4 turbochargers, producing 1,578 horsepower and limited production to 30 units worldwide.

Commercial SuperSport 300+ will limit the top speed to 440 km/h. If the car owner wants to reach a maximum speed of 490 km per h, Bugatti will provide keys to customers when entering the Ehra-Lessien race of Volkswagen parent company in Germany.

10. Lamborghini Sian: 3.6 million USD

Sian Lamborghini is currently the fastest and most powerful supercar in the history of the house of Lamborghini and is limited to only 63 units with a price of $ 3.6 million. Sian is also the first supercar of the Italian automaker to apply mild-hybrid technology combined with a 6.5L V12 engine, naturally aspirated, for a maximum capacity of up to 819 horsepower.

Lamborghini Sian equipped with this mild-hybrid system uses a 48-volt electric motor, 34 horsepower strong. The electric motor also supports low-speed range, allowing the vehicle to back up and park using only an electric motor, without the need for a gasoline engine.