The Most Expensive Cars of 2018

Automobiles have been around for over 100 years, and in that short time, they’ve managed to become relatively affordable. However, much like any product or service, there are still quite a few vehicles in the world that cost exorbitant amounts of money. Considering my deep passion for cars, I figured I would highlight some of this year’s most expensive vehicles that most of us can only dream to obtain.

Rolls Royce – Sweptail – $13 million

I thought we should start the list off with the absolute most expensive car on the planet. If you’re familiar with cars, you know that Rolls Royce is synonymous with vast amounts of money. However, even the most automobile savvy person would be forgiven for not knowing just how expensive the company’s models can be. The Sweptail, however, is a bit of an oddity, in the fact that it is not a mass-produced vehicle. It is actually a one-of-a-kind model that was specifically created for an undisclosed client. The Sweptail seats two, features a full panoramic sunroof and has an interior made of wood and leather. It is a shockingly “basic” car, in terms of features and design.

Koenigsegg – CCXR – Trevita – $4.8 million

If you aren’t an automobile buff, you’ve probably never heard of Koenigsegg. The Swedish company produces high-end sports cars, and its CCXR Trevita is the most expensive of them all. The Trevita stands out, first and foremost, for the fact that it is literally coated in diamonds; technically speaking, the car is covered in a special kind of fiber that is coated with a diamond dust that allows it to shine with a silver color. It’s absolutely gorgeous. The Trevita also comes packed to the brim with features and power; boasting a dual-supercharged V8, iconell exhaust system, infotainment center and a dual carbon rear wing, the Trevita gives you a great deal of bang for your buck.

Lykan – Hypersport- $3.4 million

The Hypersport will literally blind you with its price. The car’s headlights are comprised of a whopping 240 15-carat diamonds! It also features a unique, slick design that gives the car an appearance similar to that of a pebble. It’s incredibly modern and very beautiful. The car not only features beauty, but also power, and can reach top speeds of up to 240 mph.

All three of these vehicles are all incredibly expensive and feature some of the most outlandish features on any car. This year is shaping up to be one of the greatest for car enthusiasts.

The Most Expensive Cars of 2018

Rolls-Royce Ends Production of Phantom VII

Throughout the course of the tremendous history of the automobile industry, which spans some 125 years, we have seen many iterations and models come and go. The famous Ford Model T, the AMC Gremlin and the Toyota Venza are all famous examples of cars that once had a popular following, but have been cut from the assembly line. And sadly, another classic model enters the growing list: the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII.

According to a report from CNET, the English car manufacturer is set to conclude the long-running model’s 7th generation iteration. And, in typical Rolls-Royce fashion, the final model to roll out of the factory is quite a lavish one. Per the customer’s request, the car is designed to resemble an ocean liner from the 1930s. It features a powder blue interior leather and naval-themed clocks. It even mentions H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, for some reason. Under the hood, the car includes a 6.8 liter V12, good for 454 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

The Phantom is not only a classic vehicle that exudes style and technology, but also an extremely part of Rolls-Royce’s history. As the company’s second most popular model, the Phantom actually helped revitalize the company. It helped create a popular image for the brand name, and after its 2003 update, was able to compete with other brands in terms of engineering. Before then, the Phantom series of cars were, for the most part, an aesthetic masterpiece, with little else to brag about. However, after BMW purchased the company and invested a large amount of money into its reengineering, the Phantom was finally able to live up to its potential. It became quieter, more powerful and more technologically advanced than its counterparts.

Now, while this may sound worrying, it isn’t, in actuality. The actual Phantom namebrand is not being discontinued, just this generation’s version. The Phantom VIII will probably roll out sometime either this year or next. I’m very excited to see what the company can come up with, and if the car can live up to its predecessors.

Rolls-Royce Ends Production of Phantom VII