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2011-10-21 09:28
Some folks opt to buy a mansion or a private jet, for others the need for speed is simply too great and a garage full of expensive cars is seen as a far better way to show off your wealth.

If you're in the market for a new ride and money is of no concern you miht want to check out Forbes' magazine's list of the most expensive street-legal cars.

EXPENSIVE RIDES

Topping the list is Buggati's ultra-fast and ultra-expensive Bugatti Veyron SuperSports at £1.7m (R21.9-million estimated). You'd better act fast as the automaker plans to release a limited number of its hypercar. At least you'll make a return on your investment since the fewer Veyrons there are, the more each one should be worth.

To compile it lists Forbes reviewed price from ultra-luxury automakers and specialists and chose only cars that were in production and street legal, which eliminated the now discontinued Ferrari Enzo (R5.3-million) and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster (R4-million).

If you're looking for a monster track machine be prepared to splash out on the Koenigsegg Agera at No.2 on the list; or perhaps you'd rather be chauffeured in a luxury ride such as the Maybach Landaulet at No.3 for a mere £903 636.

For a classic millionaire ride and pure lady-charming appeal you could opt for the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV at £293 940. Though even the Lambo's cringeworthy price is outclassed by the upcoming Pagani Zonda C9 which will scoop the No.4 spot on the world's most expensive car list at £839 091.

Forbe's most expensive cars:

1 Bugatti Veyron SuperSports - £1.7m
2 Koenigsegg Agera - £968 182
3 Maybach Landaulet - £903 636
4 Forthcoming Pagani Zonda C9 - £839 091
5 Ferrari F70 (Next Enzo) -  £561 545
6 SSC Ultimate Aero - £484 091
7 LeBlanc Mirabeau - £469 891
8 Ferrari SA Aperta - £335 636
9 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV - £293 940
10 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe - £288 518
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