Very often, the first sign that a person is in possession of a stupid amount of money is the car they drive. Whilst we would expect those of great prosperity to drive a fancy car, as with everything, there are always those who insist on taking it to the next level and buying ludicrously expensive cars simply because of their rarity or price tag.
Bugatti Veyron Mansory Vivere- $3.4 million
One of many Limited-Edition versions of the Bugatti Veyron, namely the Mansory Vivere edition. A wholly revamped and upgraded body and front end is superglued onto a Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster to produce this 1,200bhp beast, which beats the Lebanese built Lykan Hypersport to a top speed of 254mph for the same price of $3.4 million.
Lamborghini Veneno- $4.5 million
Its bonnet looks so slick and smooth anything would slide right off it, which is surely intended to distract from the snarling monster concealed within. The Veneno, often criminally understated as merely an upgraded Aventador, has a 6.5-litre 740bhp V12 engine which can do 0-60mph in a dazzling and slightly petrifying 2.9 seconds. It is made only from ultra-light elements presumably extracted from the centre of the Earth and it comes in at a whopping $4.5 million.
Rolls Royce Sweptail- $12.8 million
The Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a one-off, hand-built, other-worldly creature that was commissioned bespoke in 2013 by a super-yacht and aircraft specialist, otherwise known as a man who likes the smell of diamond in the morning and comes with a 6.75-litre V12 powertrain that produces a not-negligible 453bhp via a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. It is described by Giles Taylor, Rolls-Royce Head of Design, as ‘the automotive equivalent of Haute couture’ and costs a cataclysmic $12.8 million.