Video: World's most expensive cars
While the rich surely don't worry about $4 a gallon gas like the rest of us, the fallout from the credit crisis is having a stifling effect on luxury car sales. Sales of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis and Bentleys are reported to have slowed around the world, although spikes have been noted for slightly less ostentatious models, including Maseratis, Mercedes and BMWs.
Even many of the superrich have decided, apparently, to take a wait-and-see approach on restocking their garages. But once the desire for an exotic sports car or luxury sedan gets too much to resist, they'll find a growing array of incredible cars at uber prices waiting for them.
|Here's video of some of the world's most expensive cars:|
|•||Bugatti Veyron||•||Ferrari 612 Scaglietti|
|•||Pagani Zonda||•||Ferrari 430 Scuderia|
|•||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren||•||Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG|
|•||Rolls-Royce Phantom||•||Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG|
|•||Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano||•||Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG|
Nothing says luxury like Rolls-Royce, and BMW, which took control of the ultraluxury brand in 2003, has maintained the sumptuous vehicles' quality and even improved their performance, thanks in part to the integration of electronics and powertrain components from the BMW 7-Series. The base four-door Phantom sedan carries an MSRP of $340,000, while the EWB, or extended wheelbase, model starts at $403,000 and the convertible Drophead Coupe begins at $407,000.
Engine:12-cylinder, 6.8-liter, 453 horsepower
Performance:0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, 149 mph top speed
Safety data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.