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As it was predicted, in 2012, Bugatti Veyron Supersport is still on the list of the top 10 most expensive cars.

Ultra-luxury cars. Information for collectors and potential buyers

In fact, Bugatti Veyron Supersport is number one on that list! Its price is $2,600,000. In 2011, a special edition of the Bugatti Veyron Supersport, Edition Merveilleux, was sold to a supercar collector in China. That special edition of Bugatti Veyron Supersport was specifically designed for Chinese market.

Because of the China’s fast growing economy, Chinese market has started to gain more attention from supercar designers. The number of millionaires in China increases every year and their interest in buying supercars increases as well. It is worth to note that the majority of the Chinese millionaires are women. They buy expensive cars for two main reasons – they like high performance cars and they seek the equal standing with men.

Here is the news for Ferrari fans - Ferrari 599XX, which is in the 2nd place on the list of the top 10 most expensive cars of 2012, is currently for sale for about $1,940,000. The supercar’s previous owner was from France. Ferrary 599XX, with only 932 miles on the odometer, has a 700 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine.

According to the 2012 supercars rating, Zenvo ST1 50S is in the 3rd place and its price is $1,800,000. It is an exclusive North American special-edition model and there are only three Zenvo ST1 50S that will be available for sale. Some of the features of the supercar include 7.0-liter V8 engine that makes 1,250 horsepower, lightweight magnesium wheels, monogrammed seats, etc.

The runners up on the 2012 rating list are:

  • Koenigsegg Agera R that costs about $1,711,000. The supercar’s twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine allows reaching 200 mph mark in 17.68 seconds. The 2013 Koenigsegg Agera R model was presented at the 2012 Geneva auto show for the first time. In that model, even the wheels are made of carbon fiber.
  • Aston Martin One-77 priced at $1,400,000. Only one Aston Martin One-77 is left and now it is available for sale! If you are interested in driving the supercar that has 7.3-liter V12 engine, you need to act quickly!
  • Maybach Landaulet priced at $1,400,000. The supercar’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine produces 620 horsepower. The unique 2012 Maybach Landaulet sedan comes with an extended-wheelbase and open roof. Remember that, due to low sales, the car maker will soon discontinue producing Maybach Landaulet, so you may want to use that last chance to buy it.
  • Pagani Huayra priced at $1,300,000. Get ready! The producer plans to deliver 25 models in 2012 and 40 more models in 2013. At the 2012 Geneva auto show, Pagani has confirmed that it received 85 purchase orders mostly originated from China, Japan, India, and Taiwan but it expects the U.S. to be its biggest market.
  • Hennessey Venom GT priced at $1,000,000. The supercar has 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine and reaches the speed of 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. In 2012, there will be a new model launched - Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, for $1,100,000. The new convertible is a high performance supercar with an elegant and simple design.
  • SSC Tuatara priced at $970,000. This model is claimed to be the fasted production car in the world (1,350 horsepower, projected maximum speed of 275 mph) and is expected to go on sale in 2012. If you like driving fast, this car is for you!
  • Porsche 918 Spyder priced at $845,000. Porshe is working on a production version of this supercar. Porshe 918 Spyder will have its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013. The supercar’s features will include 4.6-liter engine that will deliver 550 horsepower. Combined with three electric motors, the maximum output will be 720 horsepower. The total number of cars to be produced is 918, with first delivery of the production version of the Porsche 918 Spyder to be made at the end of 2013.
    More news on Porshe! Recently, a collector of American Porshe, bought Porsche 917/30 Can-Am from 1973 for $4.4 million. So, don’t think that only new supercars are popular. The old Porshe 917/30 can reach 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds. There are four such cars in the world and only two of them are privately owned.
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