2022 shows that the arrival of luxury cars knows no borders. The world has seen the limits of automotive engineering and design pushed to the max. The automaker continued to offer some of the most luxurious, breathtaking and formidable cars in 2022. However, these cars were produced in very limited numbers, cost a fortune, and were only available to the obscene rich and famous.
The most expensive cars may share some standard features with regular cars, but they stand out for their extraordinarily ornate, one-of-a-kind and surprising aspects that blur the line between cars and works of art. In short, these expensive cars usually come with powerful engines, unimaginable designs, and comfort you’ll experience for the first time. However, claiming the title of “the most expensive car on the planet” is not easy. Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive new cars sold in 2022.
10/10 Lamborghini Cyan FKP 37 Roadster ($3.7 million)
Known for the legendary Gallardo, Aventador and Murcielago, Lamborghini takes it one step further with the Sián FKP 37 Roadster. This is the Italian brand’s first open-top HIS hybrid HIS sports car. The name “cyan” means lightning in Bolognese. As the name suggests, it effortlessly accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph.
This two-door roadster pairs a 6.5-liter V12 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system to produce 819 horsepower. In addition to being the most powerful Lambo ever made, it is also the most expensive Lambo available on the market. Limited to just 19 units, they sold for around $3.7 million each.
9/10 Bugatti Bolide ($4.7 million)
Bugatti has evolved the essence of the hypercar and created a series of sports cars that pushed the boundaries of the racing world. One of his such impressive additions to that line-up is his track-focused Bolide. The name comes from “le bolide” which means “race car” in French. Billed as the world’s most beautiful hypercar, his Bolide is the pinnacle of sophistication.
Costing $4.7 million, the 1,824-horsepower hypercar can lap racetracks like the Nürburgring in record time thanks to a more aggressive exterior and increased power than the Chiron Super Sport 300+. I can. Bugatti’s 1 truck out of 40. It’s clear why the car is so expensive, given the very limited production and Chiron-based chassis.
8/10 Bugatti W16 Mistral ($5 million)
Billed as the world’s fastest roadster, the Mistral is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind performance machine. The incredible power of his famous W16 engine embodies the spirit of Bugatti. Along with speed and grace, it also offers the most exhilarating roofless driving experience.
The 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine in this two-door convertible produces a whopping 1,578 ponies. It also has a top speed of 260 mph. Distinctive X-themed taillights and a slim front add to its visual appeal. Despite shipping beginning in early 2024, all 99 of his cars will be pre-sold in 2022 at his whopping $5 million price tag.
7/10 Pagani Huayra Imola ($5.4 million)
Pagani Automobili has always produced a selection of performance-oriented hypercars. It is undeniable that with each new model released, there is growing interest among collectors and enthusiasts around the world. The Pagani Imola is no exception. The new Huayra Imola is a road-legal hypercar that unleashes the full potential of Pagani’s track technology.
This spectacular creation is a more formidable and expensive version of the famous Huayra hypercar. Available in a limited edition of only 5 units, each one is surprisingly expensive ($5.4 million). His robust 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with 827 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque powers this sporting his car.
6/10 Pagani Cordalunga ($7.4 million)
In 2022, Pagani will debut the Codalunga, a limited edition of five, as an homage to 1960s race cars such as the Porsche 917. All five were quickly sold for a staggering $7.4 million.
This two-seater sports car is one of the most powerful cars ever produced in Italy. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine with a 7-speed sequential transmission that puts out 829 horsepower and 809 lb-ft of torque.
5/10 Bugatti Centodieci ($8 million)
Bugatti’s 2022 Centodieci is a truly special and exotic performance machine. Already known for its innovative bodywork and luxurious comfort features, Bugatti set out to provide the Centodieci with every possible amenity to make it unforgettable. With a limited production run of just 10, he is one of the most exclusive cars ever built. Despite the hefty $8 million price tag, all units have already found their masters, including football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo.
Centodieci celebrates the brand’s 110th anniversary while also paying homage to the Bugatti EB110. With modern touches to his classic wedge shape and his legendary 1,577 horsepower W16 engine, his Centodieci brings the EB110 into the modern era with elegance. Additionally, with a top speed of 240 mph he can reach 60 mph in less than 2.4 seconds.
4/10 SP Automotive Chaos ($14.4 million)
SP (Spyros Panopoulos) Automotive Chaos are new to the hypercar scene but are already making an impact. In addition to its wild name, the Greek hypercar is made using his 3D printed and aircraft materials. Chaos pushes the boundaries of creativity with outstanding performance and an attractive design.
Dubbed “the first ultracar,” the Chaos is expensive, with a Chaos Zero Gravity variant priced at a staggering $14.4 million. Under the hood is his 3,065 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V10 engine. It can sprint to 60 mph in just 1.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 310 mph. It easily outperforms some notable hypercars in terms of performance. A 2,049-horsepower Chaos Earth trim is also available, priced at $6.4 million.
3/10 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta ($17.6 million)
Production of the famous Zonda nameplate ended with the Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta. Production should have stopped years ago in favor of Huayra. Instead, Pagani released a special Zonda version, the Barchetta. Built entirely from scratch, he has only three of these rare and expensive Pagani prototypes, priced at around $17.6 million.
Interestingly, one was given to founder Horacio Pagani, but the last one was delivered to a customer at a special event in 2022. His 7.3-liter V12 engine from Mercedes-AMG in this hypercar produces 788 horsepower. Top speed is 220 mph and acceleration time from 0-60 mph is he 3.4 seconds. In addition, its impeccable elegance and stunning sculptural beauty transform it into a true work of art.
2/10 Bugatti La Voiture Noire ($18.7 million)
Bugatti captured the attention of the entire automotive world when it debuted La Voiture Noire, a larger-than-life hypercar built on the Chiron platform. The name comes from “La Voiture Noire”, which means “black car” in French. At a whopping $18.7 million, La Voiture Noire is also the most expensive Bugatti ever made.
La Voiture Noire celebrates the brand’s unique architectural heritage. This dazzling black machine is made from hand-carved carbon fiber. Plus, it’s powered by a formidable W16 quad-turbo engine that powers 1,500 giant ponies. With a top speed of 260 mph, he reaches 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.
1/10 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail ($28 million)
Rolls-Royce is famous for luxury cars. It offers a level of luxury and aesthetic pleasure unmatched by other brands. But his stunning Sweptail successor, the Boat Tail, smashed all records for being the most expensive and most exclusive street-legal car on the planet that year. With a record-breaking price tag of $28 million, it is also the most luxurious car in the world.
In the style of a coachbuild model, it combines the features of the J-Class yacht with the original 1932 boat tail. It boasts a distinctive two-tone exterior, custom interior finishes and high-end details. There are also hosting suites with built-in sun canopies and champagne refrigerators. The cabriolet also features his powerful 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine capable of rearing 563 horses.