If you thought that paying over one million dollars for just one car is too much, you may want to reconsider. This top ten list will examine cars that are over $1 million in price. These vehicles carry such insane price tags due to many reasons like their luxury accessories, powerful engines, rich history and impressive performance etc.
Most of the follows cars are owned by celebrities and socialites who are more interested in collecting them than taking them for a spin. In fact, most of the cars that will be featured on this list come in limited editions and are valuable to the person that bought it.
This article examines one of the greatest auto makers in the world; Mercedes-Benz. There’s no point in denying that Mercedes is one of the luxurious car brands in the world. This can be attributed to the fact that Mercedes-Benz makes cars for the judicious people who are seeking a luxurious car to sweeten their taste buds. When you buy a Mercedes, you can nothing to lose, but everything to gain.
As a side note, I wanted to point your attention towards Mercedes-Benz and their innovations. The luxury car maker built the world’s first robot car, together with the team of Professor Ernst Dickmanns at Bundeswehr University Munich, in the early 1980s. Partially encouraged by Dickmanns’ success, in 1987 the European Union’s EUREK Aprogramme initiated the Prometheus Project on autonomous vehicles, funded to the tune of nearly €800 million. A culmination point was achieved in 1995, when Dickmanns’ re-engineered autonomous S-Class Mercedes took a long trip from Munich in Bavaria to Copenhagen in Denmark, and back. On highways, the robot can reach speeds over 175 km/h (109 mph). The car’s abilities has heavily influenced robot car research and funding worldwide.
10. SLR McLaren FAB Design Desire – $1.43 million
At a cost of $ 1.43 million, this Mercedes model is more than just luxury and class combined in one car. The outclass specifications of this model is the only reason why the price is so high. The car has a 5.4 liter V8 engine together with a 750 HP. The vehicle also drives at a top speed of 310 KMPH. It has a certain DTM machismo to it that might appeal to certain SLR fanciers who want something different than what they see on the road. As an advantage, the FAB Design Desire isn’t just about its good looks. It also features some suspension tweaks and engine mods that raise its power up to 750 hp and nearly 800 torques. And all of that bodywork, along with that optional rear wing, are said to substantially increase downforce.
9. SLR McLaren Mansory Renovatio -$1.5 million
The SLR McLaren Masonry Renovatio will cost you $ 1.5 million. With a superb gold-like appearance, 340 KMPH top speed and superior specs, this vehicle is worth every penny you pay for it. Moreover, it also has the capacity to travel from 0 to 100 KMPH in just 3 seconds. Wow! The car is all about fresh design and tested quality. During the development of the MANSORY Renovatio emphasis was put on both to individual design and as aerodynamic efficiency. To save weight MANSORY fashioned its body components out of carbon. The production car body is also made out of this extremely light and resilient material. Interesting!
8. Concept S-Class Coupe-$ 2 million
The reason for the high pricing of this vehicle is that it is a contemporary concept car. The specs may not be as awe striking, but it is one great vehicle to drive if you have the money to pay for it. It should also be considered that the vehicle/model is not being produced on a wide scale. Also very interesting to understand, while the concept S-Class Coupe puts the emphasis on the driver, the S600 remains the preferred choice for all those backseaters—especially the people that want a c hot-stone massages from the two reclining back seats and more legroom. You heard me right!
7. Vision SLR Concept-$2 million
This Mercedes model comes with a price tag of $ 2 million. This vehicle was also not subject to any commercial production. The element of uniqueness and style is what you will be paying for. It is capable of delivering a top speed of 320 KMPH. it is a joint effort between DaimlerChrysler and McLaren Cars Ltd. The two companies have invested over 200 million Euros to make a car that will have the McLaren F1 sweating it. The SLR will reflect the heritage, philosophies and styling of Mercedes-Benz and will be produced utilising the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques at the new TAG McLaren facilities currently under construction in Woking, England. We have no doubt that this expensive car will be competitive.
6. CLK GTR AMG Coupe-$3 million
It’s rare for a car like this to come up for sale, because just 25 vehicles of such a model were built. So if you have $ 3 million, you can get your hands on this rare, yet unique automobile that only 24 others will drive (wherever they are located). The design is superb as you can see in the picture above the description. Moreover, it packs a 7.3 liter V 12 engine and an impressive 664 HP. It is also able to top 100 KMPH in only 3.4 seconds.
5. CLK GTR AMG Super sport (Price: $3.3 million)
This Mercedes vehicle has a very powerful engine; a 7.3 litre V12 engine. The CLK GTR AMG Super sport is faster than the CLK GTR AMG Coupe, given that it has a top speed of 346 km/h. After competing successfully in 1997, the model was upgraded in 1998 and renamed the CLK LM. Following the construction of the CLK LMs and the CLK GTR road cars, the project ended in 1999 and replaced with the Mercedes-Benz CLR Le Mans prototype.
4. CLK GTR AMG Roadster (Price: $3.5 million)
The CLK GTR AMG Roadster came out in 2002 and it is on this top 10 list because it’s very expensive and has a powerful engine more exactly this: 6.9 litre V12 engine. Very rare to find such a treasure! The CLK GTR AMG Roadster can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. Why is this car so unique? Only six CLK GTR AMG Roadster were ever produced, thus making it one of the rarest supercars in the world.
3. C112 Mercedes Benz concept (Price: $4 million)
This 1991 Mercedes Benz is the oldest most powerful Mercedes concept car on the market today with an astounding price of $4 million. However, this price tag shouldn’t discourage you because the C112 was among the most powerful in its days and is still among the most powerful today. The C112 features a 6 litre V12 engine which is capable of doing 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. This was very impressive in 1991 and is still impressive today which makes the C112 old yet powerful.
2. SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream (Price: $10 million).
Wouldn’t it be cool to own such a car like this? This 2011 Mercedes Benz Red Gold Dream comes at a cost of $10 million dollars. The 2011 SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream has everything you could wish for, such as gold rims, a gold interior, and 999 hp. This makes the SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream the most powerful in this list. The SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream can do 0 to 100 km/h in a record 3 seconds. It doesn’t get better than the SLR McLaren Red Gold Dream when you are looking for the ultimate luxury and power in a vehicle. Did I forget to mention that the interior is gold coated? Oops.
1. 1954 Mercedes Formula 1 race car (Price: $29.6 million)
This specific Mercedes Benz car is the most expensive Mercedes Benz Model and represents a priceless history. This car was used by famous formula 1 race car driver, Juan Manuel Fangio, to set the world record. This is precisely why this car costs $29.6 million. You might think this is an unbelievable price to pay for a car that isn’t so powerful today and has been beaten by the competition; however, it’s old school appearance is part of the reason why it is so alluring. In 2012, it also became the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction, beating the previous record set by a Ferrari.