Luxury on Wheels: The 10 Most Pricey European Cars Ever

Elegance, performance, and exclusivity – the hallmarks of European luxury cars that transcend them beyond mere vehicles into high-end artistry and technological marvels. These machines, crafted with painstaking attention to detail, encapsulate the pinnacle of automotive design and engineering. Yet, among them, a select few stand out not just for their innovative features or exquisite craftsmanship but also for their jaw-dropping price tags.

This article spotlights the 10 priciest European cars ever made, the absolute apex of automotive indulgence.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire ($18.68 million)

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This one-off hypercar was sold as the most expensive new car ever. Inspired by the Type 57SC Atlantic, it is powered by an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine producing 1,500 horsepower. Its price reflects its exclusivity and exquisite craftsmanship. This unique car now belongs to Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bugatti Centodieci ($9 million)

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A limited-production high-performance sports car introduced in 2019, the Centodieci is a tribute to the Bugatti EB110. With an 8.0L W16 engine, the Centodieci boasts 1,600 horsepower and a strikingly distinctive design.

Bugatti Divo ($5.8 million)

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Named after French racing driver Albert Divo, the Divo is a track-focused version of the Chiron. Limited to just 40 units, it is lighter and has greater downforce than the Chiron, making it more agile.

Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5 Million)

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Lamborghini’s celebratory offering for its 50th birthday, the Veneno, was limited to just five units (two for Lamborghini and three for customers). With a 6.5L V12 engine generating 740 horsepower, its design was focused on optimal aerodynamics and stability.

Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 ($3.6 million)

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Lamborghini’s first hybrid and the most powerful car they’ve produced, the Sian uses a V12 engine and a 48V electric motor to produce 819 horsepower. It’s named after the late Ferdinand Karl Piëch, who was the chairman of the Volkswagen Group when the car was designed.

Pagani Huayra BC ($3.4 million)

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Named after the late Benny Caiola, a friend of founder Horacio Pagani and the Incan god of winds, the Huayra BC is a lighter and more powerful version of the standard Huayra. The BC comes with a 6.0L V12 bi-turbo engine by Mercedes-AMG.

Aston Martin Valkyrie ($3.2 million)

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Co-developed with Red Bull Racing, the Valkyrie is a hybrid sports car with technology derived from Formula 1. It’s powered by a 6.5L V12 engine and a Rimac-built hybrid battery system, bringing its total power output to 1,160 horsepower.

Koenigsegg Jesko ($2.8 million)

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Named after the founder’s father, Jesko is a track-focused, road-legal car for those looking for high performance. It’s powered by a 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,280 horsepower on standard gasoline and 1,600 horsepower on E85 biofuel.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ($2.7 million)

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Once the fastest car in the world, the Super Sport version of the Veyron features an 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 engine generating 1,200 horsepower. Only 30 units were made.

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta ($2.2 million)

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The open-top version of the LaFerrari, Ferrari’s first hybrid. It is powered by a 6.3L V12 engine paired with a 161 horsepower electric motor for a total output of 950 horsepower. Only 210 units were made, adding to its exclusivity.

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