Posted By: Dr. Maher Al Khedr,
The luxury cars we will review in this article are gorgeously wrapped, low-slung convertibles that look like spinning pieces of art rather than automobiles. They cost more than museum-grade artwork, with staggering quotations that are a preserve of tycoons, oligarchs, and affluent royals.
Every few months, an extremely limited supercar is added to the collection—with an asking price that trumps all the previous ones. What’s more mind-blowing than the extremely limited production, is the fact that these cars are snapped up so swiftly – even before they are built or unveiled.
You may only spot one in the playgrounds of the super-rich such as in some ultra-deluxe, first-class hotel in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Milan, or Shanghai. More than being a medium of expression, these cars are cherished art pieces that we are meant to marvel at, decades after their production.
Some of the names in the exclusive list of the most sophisticated cars come from uber-exotic labels such as Pagani and Koenigsegg while others such as Bugatti and Ferrari rent in Dubai are more familiar.
This list features the top 5, big-budget, cream-of-the-crop cars in the world. It contains racetrack exclusive automobiles manufactured as engineering and design experiments or at the request of one of the world’s cash-rich fanatics.
Bugatti La Voiture Noire
Two years after its release, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire is yet to be knocked off the high pedestal of being the most expensive, newest invention available for purchase. Instead of a flashy launch and a thrilling name, Bugatti manufacturers settled on an iconic name and a restrained, minimalist look for this car.
Described as an automotive haute couture, this gorgeous vehicle with a hand-sculpted, carbon-fiber shell reflects Bugatti’s desire for perfection, passion for redefining limits, and an exceptional pioneering spirit.
With a 1500 horsepower and a quad-turbo W16 engine, La Noire can speed up its acceleration speed from 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds. Being a precision-engineered, high-performance car, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire can reach a top speed of 260mph, (420kph).
With iconic aesthetics, La Noire pays tribute to Bugatti’s history, aesthetic, and manifesto. Going out of their way to display splendid craftsmanship, the designers got rid of seams to give the appearance of a “single-body” that appears more like a single shell.
It is a true representation of an ultra-classic heritage that combines luxury, technology, and lighting speed to create an unbeatable super-car.
Rolls-Royce Sweptail first debuted at the Italian as the priciest car in 2017. With a modified Phantom look, the special status of this car perfectly matched its mind-boggling asking price. Rolls-Royce designers considered flamboyance, scale, drama, and grandeur in the creation of this coachwork to come up with a swept tail, a flowing roofline, and a rising departure angle.
The Sweptail exudes nothing less than magnificent vibes which place it among the world’s most respected intercontinental tourers.
It has been hand-polished to reveal a mirror finish with one of the largest, multiplex panoramic glass roofs ever designed on an automobile. Most similar to the hull of a yacht, the Swetpail reveals no visible boundaries on its surfaces.
The most mind-blowing detail of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is perhaps it’s perfectly designed bottle deployment mechanism that releases two crystal flutes along with a chilled, vintage champagne bottle.
Drawing inspiration from its 1920-1930’s coach-building heritage, Rolls-Royce continues to persuade its future clientele with this design years later. The arrival of Sweptail is confirmation that Rolls-Royce still dominates the world of coach-building.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
Car enthusiasts refer to the 250 GTO as the Picasso of the Motoring World; others, the Holy Grail of Ferraris. Its rare availability, smooth function, originality, and perfect looks have made it one of the most sought-after antiques in the world. The hooded curves and the finesse in the retrograde design have remained unscathed for decades.
During its production years (1963-1964), the 250 GTO prided itself in its remarkable TIPO 168/62 Colombo V12 engine. Still regarded as a “bad boy” this car spots the Berlinetta, 2-door design, disc brakes, and Borrani wheels.
The world of car collection regards the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO as the biggest vintage trophy. Only 36 of them were ever made. Even more fascinating is the fact that all of them are still as efficient almost 6 decades later.
It earned the name “The Holy Grail” after winning the historic Tour De France Automobile in 1964. Aston Martin DP 214 and Shelby Cobra were among its rivals in the Group 3 GT racing.
To this day, the legacy of the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO remains unrivaled.
Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero
With the dimensions of a small van, Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero is a combination of the silk-smooth powerful features of a sports coupe and the elegant, high-end, first-class vibes of a luxury hyper car. In collaboration with Fulda, Mercedes-Benz created the Exelero to test high-performance tyres. The tyre-making company was interested in a car that could exceed the 350kmh mark.
The sinister result was the ultra-luxury Maybach Exelero which is more of a spin-off of the Maybach. The Mercedes-Benz Maybach Exelero has been designed with bodywork that is self-supporting and a downward-sloping back that has a two-tone finish.
It was first introduced to the world in 2015 as an exclusive, 2.6-tonne one-off.
Bugatti Centodieci pays homage to the 1991 EB110, the fastest hypercar of its time. Its pioneering design and breathtaking performance have pushed modern boundaries on imagination. The legendary wedge shape and its revered W16 engine are a modern interpretation of the luxury elite car.
When it comes to looks; retro design, tapestry beauty, and vigor, the Centuries is a beast compared to the Chiron
The sculptural beauty and perfect elegance has distinguished Bugatti Centuries from other limited-edition vehicles. It is truly an exceptional, tangible work of art.
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