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Check out the world's most expensive cars

Last updated on: February 13, 2012 11:41 IST

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These cars certainly make luxury come alive. They look great, they feel awesome and they can zip by at a sped of 200 miles per hour (322 km per hour). But, they all come at price exceeding $1 million.

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Jaguar Hybrid Supercar
Price: $1.1 million

The Hybrid Supercar by Jaguar debuted in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show. Jaguar said it would build 250 units of the car.

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According to Jaguar, the car is expected to exceed 200 miles per hour, which mean it can go from zero to 60 in three seconds, making this the fastest Jaguar of all time.

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But, it also promises to be eco-friendly: producing low CO2 emissions. The power will come from a petrol/electric hybrid system, with a relatively small "highly boosted" four-cylinder petrol engine and two electronic motors.

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Pagani Huayra
$1.1 million

Huayra is an Italian sports car manufactured by Hagani. The Huayra is a 700-horsepower vehicle that weighs only 3,000 pounds, and it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour (96 km per hour) in under four seconds.

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Only 20 units are going to be manufactured of this 3,000 pound vehicle, making it the lightest in its class.

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Visually the Huayra is still unmistakably a Pagani, courtesy of several typical details like the twin circular headlights and the quadruple, centrally mounted exhausts. Dominated by a big 'mouth', the overall shape of the car is, however, brand new.

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McLaren F1
$1.1 million

As one would expect, the McLaren F1 exceeds 200 miles per hour 7.6 seconds after idling at a stop sign.

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The McLaren F1 is more than just a fast car. This is a car that has made its stable mark in automotive history. Blessed with some of the most impeccable engineering in its time, it is a watershed moment for the automotive industry.

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The McLaren F1 has set a standard in the sports car industry. Featuring many innovative techniques that had been way ahead of its time, it is one of the greatest cars ever built.

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Maybach 62 Landaulet
$1.35 million

The Maybach 62 Landaulet is a convertible, which is designed to be driven by a chauffeur. That's right. The Landaulet is indeed, for a super-rich individual who wants something that is extremely extraordinary.

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Thus, the car is designed to give the passenger comfort and luxury. Firstly, to make passenger experience exclusive, it features a glass panel to separate him from the chauffer.

Where, the chauffeur's area is finished in black leather, the rear is done in all white with piano black and gold-flecked black granite inserts.

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Bugatti Veyron Sedan
$1.4 million

Bugatti is a French manufacturer of high-performance luxury cars. It is known for manufacturing some of the most beautiful cars.

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In 2005, one model the newly revived Bugatti introduced was the Veyron. Not everyone was convinced, but it did quite well and almost took the McLaren F1 head on.

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Buoyed by the car's reception in the marketplace, the company created new versions, the most recent of which is a Sedan. The company expects to sell between 1,000 and 1,500 units of this car.

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McLaren Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss
$1.7 million

Stirling Moss' striking lines seem to illicit a love-it-or-hate-it reaction, but no one can argue that Mercedes-Benz didn't come up with something unique as a send off to its flagship model.

Not that you can buy one anyway-- only 75 are planned for production and will only be offered to the most loyal of SLR customers.

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So what does $1.7 million get you? In addition to the unique body and interior, each car comes with M-B's bread-and-butter supercharged V8 pumping out 650 horsepower plus the ability to go 200+ mph without so much as a windshield protecting you from bugs at triple digit speeds.

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The Moss edition features a deep body crease that begins behind the front wheel and extends almost to the back of the door. Dual exhaust outlets now find their exit in the middle of the front quarter panel, rather than down at the rocker, as on conventional SLRs.

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ST1 50S Zenvo
$1.8 million

The Danish sports car company Zenvo is the manufacturer of the ST1 50S. In 2011, an edition went into production, where only three of the cars were made, one in red, one in white and one in blue.

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Despite the ultra limited number of this model, Zenvo has made sure that they're worth every penny prospective customers will have to shell out for the chance to own one of these three hypercars.

Thus, in addition to the twin-charged, 7-liter V8 engine, they also got monogrammed seats and a $49,000 wristwatch.

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These "50S" special editions come with a little extra – even more power.

The Danish supercar develops 1,104hp of power and a massive 1,430Nm of torque. But the Zenvo ST-1 50S is upgraded to a whopping 1,250hp, an extra 146 horsepower over the other 12 Zenvos.

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Aston Martin One-77
$2 million

The Aston Martin One-77 was revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. As its name implies, it was produced in a run of 77 units.

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The structural core of the One-77 is a lightweight and immensely rigid carbon-fiber monocoque. Attached to this tub is a set of double wishbones at each corner, with pushrods employed to transfer vertical suspension movements to the horizontally mounted spring/damper units.

Up front sits a bespoke 7.3-liter V-12 engine delivering 700 horsepower to the rear wheels via six-speed sequential transmission.

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Despite a $2 million price tag, the two-door coupe with the 7-liter V12 engine sold out its entire production run almost immediately.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Convertible
$2 million

With a price tag of $2 million, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Convertible is one of the most expensive new cars in the world.

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The 1,001-horsepower, 8-liter engine has four turbochargers, and it propels the car from zero to 60 miles per hour in two and a half seconds. It can reach a top speed of 253 miles per hour.

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The standard equipment includes 20-inch front wheels, 21-inch rear wheels, specially designed Michelin run-flat tires, carbon ceramic brakes, height-adjustable suspension and parking sensors.

Interior features include full leather trim, heated seats, a choice of three types of sports seats, automatic climate control, a 400-watt CD sound system, iPod interface, Bluetooth, back-up camera and navigation system with rearview mirror display. The Grand Sport includes a partial-panel removable glass roof panels and a canvas roof accessories.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
$2.9 million

Only 20 units of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento were built, but there are other factors bringing its exclusivity to another level entirely.

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The vehicle's chassis is composed almost entirely from carbon fiber. It can reach 62 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.

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The V10 engine delivers an amazing 570 HP and has a power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per hp.

The Sesto Elemento features a lightweight carbon-fiber structure with the entire front frame, exterior panels, and crash boxes also made of CFRP.



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