While most of us can only dream of owning an Aston Martin DB9, for some, such a car is fit only for peasants. If you’ve found yourself with a several millions in disposable income and want to snag some new wheels, consider these.
Hennessey Venom GT
Conquest Knight XV
Aston Martin One-77
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6
Custom Pagani Zonda
BMW X6 M Hamann Tycoon Evo M
W-Motors Lykan Hypersport
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Mansory Garia Currus
Dartz Prombron Red Diamond
Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Special Edition
- Maybach Exelero
- Lamborghini Veneno
- Hennessey Venom GT
- Conquest Knight XV
- Fiat 500Tender2
- Aston Martin One-77
- Ferrari LaFerrari
- Mercedes-Benz G63...
- Custom Pagani Zonda
- Maybach Landaulet
- Zenvo ST1
- BMW X6 M Hamann...
- W-Motors Lykan...
- Ferrari P4/5
- Koenigsegg CCXR...
- Mansory Garia Currus
- Dartz Prombron...
- Bugatti Veyron...
- McLaren X-1
Unlike most of the now-defunct marque’s product line, this is a Maybach that you’d drive rather than be driven in. It’s a two-seater twin-turbo 700-horsepower luxury cruiser capable of hitting 350 km/h, and there’s only one in the world. It was brought to life for the sole purpose of testing new tires. It used to belong to rapper Birdman, but we’re not sure who has it now.
Let’s take a perfectly good Aventador and add so much aero trim, it looks like there’s a spice rack on the front, said someone at Lamborghini. Great idea, said management, and thus the Veneno was born. Okay, that’s not really how it happened, but if you thought Lamborghinis were starting to look soft and tame lately, then this is a welcome return to the outlandish. Only three were made and sold at a price of $4.7 million each. The roadster spec is pictured.
If the Hennessey Venom GT’s name sounds familiar, it’s because the car’s been making headlines battling the Bugatti Veyron for the title of fastest road car in the world the past few years. This is the kind of car that attracts playboys and rockstars—case in point, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who purchased an open-top GT. (Before Tyler asked Hennessey for the car, an open-top model didn’t exist.)
If you have a posse of haters who just won’t leave you alone, this might be what you need. Conquest’s Knight XV is designed to withstand gunfire and explosions while the owner sits in a luxurious, heavily armoured and very well equipped cocoon on wheels. Also, they’re built in Toronto!
Have you ever looked at a Fiat 500 and thought it would be the perfect car for a beach getaway? Well, one person did and commissioned this, the 500Tender2. Coachbuilder Castagna Milano took inspiration from yachts and fitted this former Fiat 500 with a champagne cooler, electric ladder, functional shower, and the all-important bespoke luggage set. The cost? Just north of $100,000, plus whatever the Fiat cost him.
This seems like one of those cars where designers and engineers just got a blank cheque and were told to get to work. Aston Martin only made 77 of these, hence the name—one of 77. Though they might want to call it the One-76 now, since one of them has since been wrecked. With the utterly fanatical level of customization Aston offered on these special cars, we have to hope Paris Hilton didn’t get her hands on one. Perhaps the most important part, though, is its chassis. Why? It’s made right here in Ontario, by Multimatic, the folks behind the new Ford GT.
If you’re the type of person who likes wearing a shirt with a picture of your own face on it, then you’ll love the LaFerrari—it got its name – which literally translates into “Ferrari the Ferrari” because it is, according to Ferrari, the ultimate expression of everything the brand stands for. The base model will cost you a shade over $1.5 million. Options are reasonably priced, too, including a yellow tachometer gauge for a reported $15,000.
We all knew the guys at AMG were a little crazy, and this just confirms it. This is for those times when four wheels just won’t do. AMG calls it “rugged outside, S-class inside.” Sounds perfect for tearing through the sandy countryside of Dubai. The head of G-class development at Mercedes is appropriately named Axel Harries. So, thanks Axel, for adding another axle.
Sure, the Pagani Zonda is no longer in production, but that didn’t stop several wealthy individuals from convincing the factory to make special one-off models anyway. In exchange for a large sum of money, Pagani was more than happy to oblige. The company has been saying the Zonda is no more for a long time, but now they actually mean it—Mercedes-Benz and AMG no longer produce the V12 that powers the thing.
(Photo via David Byng, Wikimedia)
This is the kind of Maybach we’re all used to. The one where the wealthy owner lounges in the back with the roof down while his or her chauffeur parades him or her around town. Luxuries include a rear refrigerator, folding table, hand-polished champagne glasses, and, of course, a trunk-mounted umbrella. A twin-turbo V12 means the driver can have a nice time, too.
Zenvo only makes 15 of these cars a year. But it’s not because they’re so complex that it takes that long to construct them. The real reason? The guys behind Zenvo say it’s purely for greater exclusivity. For the cool price of $1.8 million, Zenvo will throw in a free watch. It’s the bargain of the century, really.
It’s like a vulgar cross between a stealth fighter and an X6 M. A new exhaust system and a reflashed ECU push the power of the already-potent X6 M up to 670 horses, shooting it from zero-to-100 km/h in just a shade over four seconds. Why anyone would want that in an SUV is a mystery, but cars like these aren’t necessarily meant for the sensible kind of person. Try not to make the kids lose their lunch all over the richly appointed leather.
(Photo via Alexandre Prevot, Wikimedia)
There’s no denying the love of automotive opulence present in the United Arab Emirates. It’s only inevitable someone there would try their hand at making a car, so here it is. The Lykan Hypersport’s announced price comes in at $3.4 million. Like the rival Zenvo, it comes with a free watch. The company say it features diamond-encrusted headlights and gold-stitched leather. Subtle!
The Ferrari Enzo is a very exclusive car. So exclusive that you couldn’t just buy one. You had to earn the right to give Ferrari your hard-earned (or inherited) dollars. With a very limited production run, you had to be all kinds of special to be chosen. Let’s say you were, but you felt that exclusivity just wasn’t enough. Then you could do what Jim Glickenhaus did and get Pininfarina to craft a new body over the guts of your former Enzo. And then start your own company making similar cars to boot.
“Shine bright like a diamond.” Who knows, maybe Christian von Koenigsegg is such a Rihanna fan he wanted his cars to show it. Your typical carbon-fibre weave is a pattern of black criss-crosses. On the Trevita, each thread of the carbon weave is given a silvery finish, making it look like the car is covered in millions of little diamonds in the sunlight. “Trevita” translates roughly to “three whites.” Appropriate, as there are only three of these in existence.
Golf is a serious sport. If you want to play with the big boys, you need a serious cart. Luckily, Mansory can help. Yes, the same Mansory who do their handiwork on Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, even Bugatti Veyrons. Top speed is a blinding 60 km/h, leaving other golfers eating your turf. It’s street-legal in Europe too, so you can stretch its legs on an autobahn cruise, should you desire.
An exercise in excess. Just the badge alone is plated with white gold and rubies. Even the windows are gold-plated. One of the more famous options for this car was a luxurious interior crafted from whale penis leather. Yes, you read that right. The option was eventually dropped for the Red Diamond, but still appeared on other Prombron models. Buyers of this most expensive SUV will also be treated to three bottles of pricey Russian vodka.
Inspired by the classic 300SLR racing car driven by the legendary Stirling Moss, Mercedes only made 75 of these special SLRs and offered them only to customers who already purchased a standard SLR. Customers like Kanye West, a man who doesn’t know the meaning of modesty. With a top speed of 350 km/h, it’s the quickest moss on Earth.
When owning one of the world’s fastest cars doesn’t stroke your ego enough, you could’ve paid Bugatti even more money for a special edition. Mechanically it was the same as a “standard” Super Sport but it stood out with unique looks, like the Veyron SS “Edition Marveilleux” pictured above. It featured an unpainted carbon-fibre exterior with blue highlights and a blue interior.
When you’re a McLaren fan who owns a McLaren F1, a Mercedes-McLaren SLR and an MP4-12C, but still find yourself bored, what do you do? Commission a custom one-off car from the brand, of course. McLaren designers took cues from classic cars, architecture and even objects like a grand piano.