The Most Expensive Car in the World

Natalie Josef
December 20, 2010

I don’t know about you, but to me, buying Christmas presents is no easy task. Whether it’s for your brother or your grandma, it’s hard to know exactly what people will and will not like. Maybe that snowflake sweater would look good on Aunt Irene, but what if she hates it? What if your dad loves chess—are there any chess-related gifts out there?

It’s also hard to find gifts for people who already have everything. This is especially true for rich people and old people. Do I really have anything to offer the party host with a 3 million dollar home, a vacation home on the beach, and a seven-figure-income? What could I possibly buy for my ninety-five-year-old grandma who has arthritis, failing eyes, limited mobility, and money in the bank?

Well, if you really are looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for the person who literally has it all and money is no object (money? schmoney?), then I have the perfect gift idea for you—the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, the world’s most expensive car.

Named for Pierre Veyron, who won the 24-hour 1939 Le Mans with an original Bugatti, the car can reach 60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds. With its W16 engine (which is basically two narrow-angle V8s sharing a crankshaft), it can reach a top speed of 268 miles per hour, making it the fastest production car in the world. The car also features a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission, ten radiators, and 1200 horsepower.

Now, for the price tag. For about 2.3 to 2.6 million (red bow on the top not included), you can finally silence car-loving Uncle Bob with this ultimate gift. Sure the fuel economy is 6.3 miles per gallon in the city (15.8 highway) and the cost of insurance is probably what most people make in a year, but that is for Bob to worry about.

So, return that ugly tie you bought and give Uncle Bob a gift to remember. Hurry and get yours now, before it’s too late!


Natalie Josef

About the Author

Natalie Josef is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

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