Most Expensive New Cars You Can Buy Today (2020 Edition)
We continue our series of 2020 Edition Lists with a compilation of the “Most Expensive New Cars You Can Buy Today”.
While our previous lists in this series focused more on a pragmatic and meticulous assessment of each car, this list is particularly biased towards pricing as the ranking metric. Like our previous lists however, the cars featured here must also be current year models that you can walk into a dealership today and purchase; sold out or discontinued models are excluded.
To allow for a more diverse grouping of cars, we’ve divided the list into four major categories – hypercars, supercars, sedans and SUVs – with the most expensive vehicles featuring in each category respectively.
Without further ado, here are the “Most Expensive New Cars You Can Buy Today” – get your checkbooks out and be prepared to present them blank.
Most Expensive Hypercars
We now live in an age where supercars are no longer atop the automotive hierarchy. A relatively new category of car – the hypercar – has usurped its position at the zenith. Hypercars are typically more extravagant than your “everyday supercar”, exhibiting traits ranging from mind-boggling top speeds to the outlandish new technologies – and not least of all, how much it costs to own one.
1. Pagani Huayra Roadster BC
Base price: $3,500,000 / Engine: 6.0-liter AMG V12 / Power: 800 hp @ 5,800 rpm / Torque: 774 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
If you like your hypercars over-the-top and amazing, then the Huayra Roadster BC is for you. We’ve reported on this car before. Now it’s officially here. The car is a $3.5 million machine with a crazy powerful engine and looks that will catch the eye of anyone. Pagani recently revealed the car, and it’s a stunning example of what makes Pagani so special as a company.
The car weighs only 2,685 pounds. The engine power combined with the respectable weight means this car should outpace the BC Coupe. That means it should do a 0-60 mph run in under 2.5 seconds. The Roadster BC was designed for twisty roads and racetracks. Pagani says the car can pull 1.9 Gs of max lateral force in corners.
2. Aston Martin Valkyrie
Base price: $3,200,000 (est.) / Engine: 6.5L V12 hybrid engine w/ electric motor / Power: 1,160 hp @ 10,500 rpm / Torque: 664 lb-ft @ 10,500 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies teamed up to create a new hypercar. The production of the car named, Aston Martin Valkyrie, will likely to start in early 19 with only 150 units of being produced. The Valkyrie will come out as a no compromise, high performance machine. An incredibly special car with an equally remarkable name. One that immediately evokes connotations of power and honor, of being chosen by the Gods. Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar and it leaves nothing in reserve. Now that Aston Martin has secured future funding we expect to see this at the top of the Aston Martin model range rather soon.
3. Koenigsegg Jesko
Base price: $3,000,000 / Engine: 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8 / Power: 1,578 hp @ 8,500 rpm / Torque: 1,106 lb-ft @ 5,100 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
Koenigsegg’s new Jesko hypercar, named after his father who helped him start his company, claims over 300 mph as its top speed. While Koenigsegg hasn’t proven this in the real world, in simulations, the Agera successor has achieved it and the company thinks it’s true. There are two different versions of the car. Koenigsegg designed one for a high speed run to make the 300 mph, and one with some serious downforce for the racetrack. No matter the variant, you get a new carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, new suspension setup, redesigned engine, and a special gearbox. Koenigsegg plans to build 125 Jeskos over the course of the next few years. If you’ve got your heart set on one you’ll need just under $3 million. As always, Koenigsegg is expected to have at least one entrant in the current hypercars market.
4. Bugatti Chiron
Base price: $2,990,000 / Engine: 8.0L quad-turbocharged W16 / Power: 1,500 hp / Torque: 1,180 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: 2.3 s
The Bugatti Chiron is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive production super sports car in Bugatti’s history and sits on top of the current Bugatti model list. Its sophisticated design, innovative technology, and iconic, performance-oriented form make it a unique masterpiece of art, form and technique, that pushes boundaries beyond imagination.
The 8.0L W16 from the Veyron is no bad place to start from that perspective; that car had no shortage of power, producing 1183 bhp in SuperSports configuration – at launch, the fastest production car in the world. For the 2020 model year, Bugatti updated the entire car with extensive work in all areas. It is stunning.
5. Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
Base price: $2,700,000 / Engine: 1.6 liter V6 hybrid powertrain / Power: >1,000 hp / Torque: TBD / 0-60 mph: TBD
In case you missed the official unveiling of the new hypercar, the Project One has an F1-derived 1.6 liter V6 hybrid powertrain which gives it a total power output of over 1,000 hp and a maximum speed of over 217 mph. The hypercar also features an electric turbocharger, four electric motors and 11,000 rpm redline and an idle speed of 4000 rpm. It also gets Variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with hybrid-drive rear axle, electrically driven front axle and torque vectoring. The Project ONE will combine stunning racetrack performance and practical Formula 1 hybrid technology. Easily the best car in Mercedes-AMG Current Model list.
6. Pininfarina Battista
Base price: $2,500,000 / Engine: 4 electric motors / Power: 1,877 hp / Torque: 1,696 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: < 2.0 s
Nearly 90 years ago, Pininfarina had relatively humble beginnings as an Italian design and engineering consultancy and now is building one of the most anticipated cars on the market. The company is best known for their flourishing relationship with Ferrari, as it would end up designing more than 60 iconic sports cars over the decades, in collaboration with the Prancing Horse marque. Fast forward to the present day, and Pininfarina has its sights set on a new endeavor – producing a car they can call their very own. This car is the future, unlike anything ever made before it. However, it is also still relatable to the traditionally trained palate.
7. McLaren Speedtail
Base price: $2,200,000 / Engine: Yet-undisclosed hybrid powertrain / Power: 1,035 bhp / Torque: TBD / 0-60 mph: 2.9 sec / 0-186 mph: 12.8 sec / Top Speed: 250+ mph
McLaren’s model list is short but storied and this is the successor to the McLaren F1 (including iconic 3-seat layout), perhaps the best McLaren ever. The McLaren Speedtail is a limited-production hypercar (only 106 will be built). Whereas other McLaren’s blend handling, acceleration, top speed, and driving dynamics in a harmonious package, the Speedtail has a more singular focus. And that focus is speed. McLaren calls it their first ever Hyper-GT and it is their most aero-efficient car ever. With 1,035 horsepower from a yet-undisclosed hybrid powertrain, it will have a top speed north of 250 mph. Clients will be able to have a very bespoke car with the Speedtail. While
8. Lotus Evija
Base price: $2,100,000 / Engine: Dual electric motor / Power: 1,973 hp / Torque: TBD / 0-60 mph: < 3 s
Lotus has been hyping the Evija, going as far as saying that the Evija will be a “mind-blowing supercar” and we think it is one of the most exciting new cars coming to market. In 2019, you only successfully blow minds with numbers and specs that keep (ultra-rich) enthusiasts’ jaws glued to the floor. In many ways, it’s lived up to the hype from the company’s CEO. The car features two electric motors to achieve its power output, and the battery is placed in the middle of the car where a typical internal combustion mid-engine car would have its beating heart, meaning this helps with weight distribution. The current Lotus model range has been bare in recent years so we can’t wait to sample this baby.
9. Rimac C Two
Base price: $2,000,000 / Engine: 4 electric motors, 120 kWh battery / Power: 1,888 hp / Torque: 1,696 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: 1.85 s
Rimac’s C_Two has been lurking in the background of many supercar buyers and enthusiasts’ minds for some time now. The prototype version of what should be the most extreme Rimac yet, was unveiled late in 2019. Rimac will now take it to the Nardò Technical Centre in Italy for some final tweaks refinements. From there the car is supposed to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020 with the production version scheduled to launch officially in late 2020. We do have details on the C_Two’s powertrain, which will feature a 120 kWh battery pack and four electric motors. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Rimac has shared this architecture with Pininfarina.
10. Koenigsegg Regera
Base price: $1,900,000 / Engine: 5.0L twin-turbo V8 + 3 electric motors / Power: 1,578 hp / Torque: 1,106 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: 2.5 s
The Koenigsegg Regera omes with almost 1,600 hp and can do 300 mph according to Koenigsegg. There are two different versions of the car. Koenigsegg designed one for a high speed run to make the 300 mph, and one with some serious downforce for the racetrack. No matter the variant, you get a new carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, new suspension setup, redesigned engine, and a special gearbox. The car may be the successor to the Agera, but it’s all new. The car comes with a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The company worked on the engine to make it more powerful and lighter than any other V8 it has produced. It’ll make 1,600 hp on E85 biofuel and 1,280 on regular gasoline. Torque numbers sit at 1,106 lb-ft.
Most Expensive Supercars
Recently, supercars have become the more sensible and real-world option with the emergence of hypercars. A decade or two ago, who would have thought we would be talking about supercars in the same light as the best offerings in terms of bang-for-buck performance?
Their relatively down to earth prices, daily usability and familiarity are neatly complemented with more than enough performance to suit just about any driver; such is the state of today’s technological offerings. For this reason, the supercar battlefield is becoming a little more crowded and much more competitive – and that’s a good thing.
1. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
Base price: $515,000 / Engine: 6.5L Naturally Aspirated V12 / Power: 760 hp @ 8,500 rpm / Torque: 531 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec
The Aventador SVJ is one of the wildest Lamborghini models we have seen in years. It set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record for production cars, running an incredible 6:44.97 lap time. Its 6.5-liter V12 produces 760 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. A host of upgrades over the base model including less weight to haul around transform the driving experience. One of the greatest road cars I’ve ever driven and the pick in the current Lambo model range.
2. Ford GT (MK II)
Base price: $500,000 / Engine: 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 / Power: 647 hp / Torque: ~400 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: ~3.0 s
While most would reckon that the Ford GT ‘deserves’ at least a V8 engine, Ford has been clear that the car is all about packaging, aerodynamics and driving behaviour. As a chassis-focused car, it is looking to break away from the traditional notion that American cars are all about displacement and lack the poise to keep up with Europe’s big boys on the race track. The base model Ford GT (MK I) enters 2020 without any changes.
3. Ferrari 812 Superfast
Base price: $340,712 / Engine: 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 / Power: 789 bhp @ 8,500 rpm / Torque: 530 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec
A grand tourer with a whopping 789 horsepower wrapped in a curvaceous Italian body and one of the greatest chassis we have ever experienced. With its front-mid mounted 6.5-liter V12 and rear-wheel drive, it is the latest of Ferrari’s super-GT models. It has a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and advanced active aero and four-wheel steering. One of our favorite Ferrari cars ever and one of the most fun current Ferrari models.
4. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Base price: $304,995 / Engine: 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 / Power: 715 hp @ 6,500 rpm / Torque: 663 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm / 0-60 mph: 3.4 s
Unquestionably, the DBS Superleggera sits at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production range. Aggressive, yet beautiful. Super lightweight, yet powerfully strong. A commanding presence, yet lavishly finished. The DBS Superleggera coupe and Volante offer the ultimate super GT experience.
5. Ferrari F8 Tributo
Base price: $293,480 / Engine: 6.5L naturally aspirated V12 / Power: 710 hp @ 8,000 rpm / Torque: 568 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm / 0-60 mph: 2.9 s
Unveiled in 2019, the F8 Tributo is the successor to the wildly triumphant 488, and is now officially on sale in Ferrari dealerships. While it continues to be built on the outgoing 488 GTB platform, the F8 Tributo has its own unique body panels, aero kit, headlights, and tail lights which help to easily differentiate it from the aforementioned.
Rumour has it that the Tributo is going to be the swan song for Ferrari’s V8 internal combustion engine. Even the car’s name – which means “F8 tribute” – seems rather ominous in the context of it being the last of its kind. With the way things are going these days, it would be no surprise that the next generation of this car will at minimum be hybridized, making the F8 Tributo all the more special.
Most Expensive Sedans
Whichever terminology we use – be it saloons, 4-doors, sedans, etc. – these cars play an important role in offering performance in a utilitarian and luxurious package. While these cars tend to cater more to the latter two features, supercar-level performance can still be had aplenty in the most endowed and extravagant examples. Bentley and Rolls-Royce predictably dominate this space, in terms of price, and all of the above.
1. Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB
Base price: $491,425 / Engine: 6.8L twin-turbocharged V12 / Power: 563 hp @ 5,000 rpm / Torque: 663 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm / 0-60 mph: 5.3 s
In this case, EWB stands for ‘extended wheelbase’, alluding to what could be duly described as a stretched out Phantom. If one were to ever be chauffeured around in a car, this one would probably top most wishlists. In fact the EWB sits on top of the current Rolly-Royce model list for this very reason.
Aside from the glaringly obvious, the EWB also has some unique offerings that can only be seen from inside the car, such as the “private gallery”. The aforementioned is created by a single panel of glass that spans the entire fascia to house a unique gallery displaying bespoke artwork – a mobile, private museum of art, if you will.
2. Bentley Mulsanne EWB
Base price: $367,925 / Engine: 6.8L twin-turbocharged V8 / Power: 506 hp @ 4,000 rpm / Torque: 752 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm / 0-60 mph: 5.5 s
Designed for customers with a preference for being driven, it offers a first-class air-travel experience on the road and is our favorite current Bentley model. With an extra 250 mm of legroom in the rear and sumptuous, light-filled cabin space, it is very much a car for those who demand more time and space to think.
3. Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB
Base price: $350,500 / Engine: 6.8L twin-turbocharged V12 / Power: ~563 hp / Torque: ~663 lb-ft / 0-60 mph: 4.2 s
The ‘entry-level’ Rolls-Royce has been completely redesigned for the 2020 model year, and will feature its own unique chassis – it had been built upon the BMW 7-series frame until this change.
While not all the details are known, or clear, about the car at this time, it is still slated for release in the 2020 calendar year and will come standard with all-wheel-drive and will also likely utilize a slightly modified version of the range-topping Phantom’s twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
4. Mercedes-AMG S65 AMG Sedan
Base price: $236,595 / Engine: 6.0L twin-turbocharged V12 / Power: 621 hp @ 4,800 rpm / Torque: 438 lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm / 0-60 mph: 3.2 s
A handcrafted 621-hp biturbo V12 teams with a road-scanning, curve-tilting, fully active suspension in the AMG S 65. It’s more than luxurious, and more than powerful. It’s a sensation of majesty and magic no other sedan can match.
5. Bentley Flying Spur
Base price: $214,600 / Engine: 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 / Power: 626 hp @ 5,000 rpm / Torque: 664 lb-ft @ 1,350 rpm / 0-60 mph: 3.7 s
With a graceful yet commanding form, intricate detailing and sharp design lines, the new Flying Spur has an assertive road presence. Inside, tactile materials and modern craftsmanship combine to create a stylish and tranquil environment. The Flying Spur benefits from the standard 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12, though like the Bentayga, more engine options will likely become available in the near future.
Most Expensive SUVs
Automotive manufacturers of all ilks are well aware of the importance of the SUV segment, dedicating their resources to the unique opportunities it presents. Aside from their more obvious function as the workhorse of the modern family, the demand for more sporty and more luxurious models has soared as over the years as the vehicles become increasingly popular with a wider variety of buyers.
1. Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Base price: $327,750 / Engine: 6.8L twin-turbocharged V12 / Power: 563 hp @ 5,000 rpm / Torque: 663 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm / 0-60 mph: 4.8 s
The newest addition to the Rolls-Royce lineup is the automaker’s only SUV. While unapologetically different from anything else on offer, it still stands out as a Rolls-Royce thanks to its distinguishable and familiar rectangular front grill.
Its DNA is not just limited to outward appearances though, as the opulent interior design elements and phenomenal V12 performance that we become familiar with from the brand, live on in this all-terrain automobile.
2. Bentley Bentayga Speed W12
Base price: $300,000 / Engine: 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 / Power: 626 hp @ 5,000 rpm / Torque: 664 lb-ft @ 1,350 rpm / 0-60 mph: 3.8 s
This is the top-dog Bentayga. Bentley says it is the fastest SUV in the world. All we know is that the sprint from standstill to 60 mph is over in an insane (for SUV) 3.8 seconds and the Speed W12 goes on to a top speed of 190 mph. It isn’t just about straight line because this SUV handles better than you would ever expect from a car of this size and weight.
3. Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic LWB
Base price: $236,000 / Engine: 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 / Power: 557 @ 6,000 rpm / Torque: 516lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm / 0-60 mph: 5.4 s
The Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase combines a powerful 557 HP 5.0-litre V8 engine with a stunning interior, featuring Executive class rear seats and a Meridian Reference audio system and is designed with a unique SVAutobiography grill and accent.
4. Lamborghini Urus
Base price: US$203,995 / Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 / Power: 641 hp @ 6,000 rpm / Torque: 627 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm / 0-60 mph: 3.2 sec
The first *modern* Lamborghini SUV and one hell of an SUV. The Urus looks aggressive and has the right level of Lambo styling without going overboard. The Urus is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 that is good for 641 horsepower and 627 lb/ft of torque. Performance is astonishing for a big SUV, with 0-60 mph over in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. The Urus drives better than any other SUV and is definitely the performance pick in that segment. On the inside the Urus has decent luggage space and more electronics and infotainment equipment.
5. Aston Martin DBX
Base price: $192,986 / Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 / Power: 542 hp @ 6,500 rpm / Torque: 516 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm / 0-60 mph: 4.3 s
Built on brand-new architecture, the DBX is designed to carry occupants in true Aston Martin style. Brimming with the latest technology to keep you safe, the DBX is comfortable, sumptuously luxurious, and will thrill you from the moment you sit behind the wheel. Thanks to lightweight aluminum construction, and its world-leading Aston Martin powertrain and suspension developed by the finest engineers of their kind, the DBX drives like no other SUV. It drives like a sports car.