The five most expensive new cars in the world

Looking for something more exclusive than a McLaren? Here are the most select cars on offer today

Pagani Huayra BC
The Pagani Huayra BC on display at the Geneva Motor Show 
(Image credit: Harold Cunningham/Stringer)

Ferraris and McLarens not quite revving your engine? Never fear, there are a handful of manufacturers out there who can offer hyper-performance halo cars to satisfy any demand for exclusivity.

These are the fastest and most technically advanced cars money can buy, all featuring powertrains and materials rarely seen on regular production vehicles.

So here they are - the five most expensive cars on sale today.

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Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg has established itself as one of the world's most iconic supercar manufacturers and its new Regera has shaken up the high-performance formula.

Unlike a conventional supercar with a six or seven-speed gearbox, the Regera sends its 1,479bhp to the rear wheels through a single gear, Top Gear reports, with its electric and petrol motors working together to deliver gradual power delivery and removing the need for a multi-ration gearbox.

The Koenigsegg Regera costs around $1.9m (£1.5m), with several bespoke personalisation options available at a premium.

Bugatti Chiron

After a decade on sale, Bugatti's top-speed Veyron supercar has been replaced with the Chiron.

It is powered by an 8.0-litre W16 quad-turbo engine that outputs a monstrous 1,479bhp and 1180lb-ft torque, helping the car launch from zero to 62mph in 2.5secs and on to a top speed of 261mph - around 3mph faster than the record-breaking Veyron Super Sport.

Only 500 examples are set for production, says AutoExpress, each costing £2.1m.

Pagani Huayra BC

Italian boutique supercar-maker Pagani is renowned for regularly commissioning limited-run, multimillion-pound examples of its road cars. Its Huayra BC is the first of its generation.

According to Top Gear, "Pagani has been working extensively with Dallara on the aero, resulting in alterations to every panel except for the roof". The most notable difference is the giant fixed rear-wing, which works in tandem with the active aerodynamics for extra grip around corners.

Pagani has retained the base-car's 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, although Top Gear reports that the power output has been upped to 789bhp - 69bhp more than the base model.

Prices come in at around £2.1m, although personalisation options will see that rise substantially.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin has teamed up with Red Bull Racing to produce a track-only hypercar able to outpace an F1 car.

Called the Valkyrie, this limited-edition piece will be powered by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine boasting a power output of around 900bhp, says Autocar.

It adds: "The car will use an F1-inspired energy recovery system (ERS) to harvest kinetic energy from braking, with electric car maker Rimac supplying lightweight hybrid batteries."

A total of 150 units are set for production, the magazine says, with prices expected to start between £2-3m.

Mercedes-AMG Project One

Mercedes-AMG's Project One is set to be a road-going hypercar powered by a turbocharged V6 engine and hybrid system similar to that found in Lewis Hamilton's F1 drive.

Evo says it could produce a power output of around 1,000 to 1,500bhp, with four electric motors positioned behind the wheels each producing 160bhp. It will resemble a GT1 racing car from the late 1990s and "require a cooling system designed for a road car rather than the systems currently used by F1 cars", adds the site.

No prices have been confirmed, but Evo claims buyers should "expect the price to be in the region of €4m" (£3.5m).

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