Listing the most expensive production cars is always a tricky task, considering that the cars that typically command the biggest bucks are oftentimes produced in very low numbers, and their customization options—along with their respective price tags—have no limits.
Today we tend to talk about multi-million dollar cars like it’s a completely normal thing. After all, this is where car collectors have pushed the industry after Bugatti opened the gates with its Veyron. Yet, it must not be forgotten that back in the 1990s, McLaren intended to make 300 F1s at first, only to stop in 1998 after just 72 completed road cars, which were the most expensive offerings of their times. Oh my, how things have changed…
Porsche is sitting this one out, but our list includes all the other usual suspects we can take seriously.
Every model on this list fits the following criteria: is street-legal, can actually make it to its buyer’s garage in 2021 (no multi-year waiting lists), and it’s solidly in the seven-figure price club—because that’s where the party really begins.
11. Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: $1M
Owned by the VW Group via Lamborghini; Italdesign, the firm founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro has upgraded the 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo with bigger turbos that generate 720 horsepower. It also tweaked the chassis, and most crucially, added a custom hand-built body just in time to celebrate the GT-R’s 50th anniversary.
Limited to 50 units, the resulting Nissan GT-R50 was fine-tuned at Italy’s Tazio Nuvolari circuit and is now ready for deliveries in early 2021. The R35 Nissan GT-R went into production in December 2007, with the GT-R Nismo following in 2013 as the fastest production volume car around the Nürburgring. Given its truly hand-built nature, customers willing to spend a cool million on a Nissan probably won’t try to break lap records with this special piece of kit, now available in all historic GT-R color themes as well.
10. McLaren Elva by MSO: $1.7M
The Elva is a 2,640-pound speedster tuned to 804 horsepower for the ultimate track toy experience. It’s also an Ultimate Series model from Woking you can’t have without a windshield in America, which partly explains why sales have been so slow since its announcement.