Expensive sports cars are an epitome of prestige, perfection, and luxury.......

Expensive sports cars are not just any other sports cars, they are super exotic sports cars which if you ain't careful could leave you bankrupt and in tears. If you are looking to stand out from the crowd and not be the usual Tom, Dick and Harry, then make sure you get one of these gorgeous and diabolically sports cars. So what makes these sports cars pricey?

bugatti veyron

Sleek and Elegant Design

Part of what makes expensive sports cars,is the streamlined, sleek, and smooth designs, all of which serve functional purposes to the overall performance of the car albeit being so highly aesthetically pleasing.

Indeed, even super exotic sports car makers know emphasis that car enthusiasts and racers put on design per se. After all, owning an super exotic sports car in contrast to owning a car is, in itself, a status symbol. This status is endowed not only by the make of the car but also the style and visual appeal.

In fact, companies like Ferrari even employ design houses to come up with their car designs. Design powerhouse Pininfarina, for example, designed the 2002 Ferrari ENZO.

pagani huayra


While design is one of the considerations of many sports car enthusiasts, the primary characteristic that by-far differentiates expensive sports cars from the rest is its acceleration and maintainable road speed. When it comes to sports cars, it’s all a matter of speed, speed, and more speed. A pretty car won’t cut it if it cannot deliver the exhilarating ride that is expected of every sports car.

Super exotic cars are continually challenging the rate at which a car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Designs are beginning to be shaped from the engineering needs of the car, in order to suitably deliver a new record speed. With the likes of the bugatti veyron which stands as the most expensive sports car at $1.7 million, being designed based on the specifications of making a fast car, expect faster sports cars in the near future.


Indeed, exotic sports cars aren’t the type that are mass produced and you can’t but then “off-the-lot”. Part of its exotic appeal is the fact that you can only have a certain number of models made available for sale. The rarer and more difficult to acquire, the greater a car’s exotic value.

saleen S7

Brand name

Most cars don’t need visualization to be called exotic and expensive, they just are. These would include your cult sports car classics like Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. No offense, but cars like the Nissan 350z and mazda mx-5 just don't make the cut.

While an ‘exotic sports car’ may be subjectively defined over a huge stratum, it’s safe to believe that these qualities are more or less held in commonality by any definition. At any rate, one look at a car may be enough to give you a clue. How about we take a look at some examples.

Mercedes slr mclaren

This car's base price, is GB£295,337 (approx. US$450,000, €350,000, CHF 500,000 or C$ 500,000. 2009), made it the ninth most expensive street-legal car in the year 2008.

ferrari 250 gto

Hailed as one of the greatest ferraris to be made, the 250 GTO was sold to a Japanese buyer for $14.6 million plus commission. In 2008, a British buyer bought a 250 GTO that formerly belonged to Lee Kun-hee of Samsung Electronics at an auction for a record £15.7 million.

Porsche carrera GT With a price tag of $ 440,000 the Porsche carrera Gt is the most expensive Porsche in the market. With a top speed of 205+ mph and the capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds, it’s certainly fast enough to justify its price.

lamborghini reventon

The Lamborghini Reventón (Spanish pronunciation: [reßen'ton]) is a mid-engine sports car that debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the most expensive Lamborghini road car to date, costing one million euros (~US$1.5 million, or ~£840,000).

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