The Five Most Expensive Cars of 2012
While comparing prices for new and used cars on a website such as autotrader.co.uk, you often think about what you can afford. In the majority of cases, your finances could stretch enough for you to buy a used BMW, Audi or Alfa Romeo saloon, but there are some cars with price tags beyond the means of all bar a few people on this planet. Nowadays, some of the world's most expensive cars sell for over $1,000,000 (around £600,000) each. Here is a list of the five most expensive cars out this year:
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport - $2,600,000
The ultimate supercar, this is the stuff of schoolboys' dreams. The main reason behind its astonishing price tag is that it's the world's fastest car, boasting a top speed of 267mph, helped by a massive 1200bhp. Its stunning looks also help to partly justify its status as the world's most expensive car.
Ferrari 599XX - $2,000,000
One of the Italian car maker's flagship models, the 599XX shows what they're all about - speed, stunning bodywork and power. Despite being second only to the Veyron in cost, it can only be used as a track day car, but it does 0-60mph in a lightning-quick 2.9 seconds. This car is a must for multi-millionaire boy racers who want to let loose on a racing track.
Zenvo ST1 - $1,800,000
Although they're not one of the most recognisable names in motoring, the Danish manufacturer have clearly put all their eggs in one basket with this 1,250bhp beast of a supercar. For those wondering about getting value for money when buying one, you do get a free $50,000 watch.
Koenigsegg Agera R - $1,711,000
Another Scandinavian supercar which causes your jaw to drop when you see it in the flesh, this car has plenty going for it. It runs on E85 ethanol, which enables it to make a hefty 1,115bhp. The fact that it also looks like a supercar from the distant future might also have something to do with its price.
Aston Martin One-77 - $1,400,000
A manufacturer famous for making expensive cars, this is the most pricey of Aston Martin's entire range. Featuring the famous grille, this car has a full carbon-chassis, one of only a few models fitted with one, and like other Astons, it combines style with performance. Another reason why this car's so expensive is that only 77 models will be produced, meaning that, like all the best supercars, it's rare.
Author Bio: This article was written by John-James Grice. John-James is a keen car enthusiast who works for the highly successful car dealership, Auto Trader.
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