Australia’s 10 Most Expensive Cars 2016

To afford one of the vehicles listed here, you may need to take out a bank loan or perhaps rob the bank itself. Just don’t expect to see any Fords or Holdens featured. This is an all European affair – in descending order of price and pimp.

1. Rolls-Royce Phantom


ENGINE: 6.75 litre V12

TRANSMISSION: 8 speed automatic

POWER: 338kW

TORQUE: 531 ft-pounds@1000 rpm

TOP SPEED: 241 km/h (electronically limited)

0-100KM/H: 5.7 seconds

AUSSIE PRICE: $1,355.000

If you wipe your arse with S100 notes and have Cristal on tap at home this is your vehicle.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom is the pinnacle of the Aussie auto shopping list – where luxury is law and expense is an afterthought. Inspired by yachts from the 1930s, each Phantom is hand-built by 60 dedicated specialists. The 338kW V12 is more than capable of moving the mansion, and with 44,000 different palette options, every conceivable luxury has been accounted for – there are even personalised umbrellas stowed in the doorjamb if the weather rains on your parade. Money doesn’t buy happiness but you won’t see any Phantom owners crying any time soon.


2. Lamborghini Aventador


ENGINE: 6.5 litre V12

TRANSMISSION: 7 speed semi-automatic

POWER: 552kW

TORQUE: 508 ft-pounds@5500 rpm

TOP SPEED: 350 km/h +

0-100KM/H: 2.8 seconds

AUSSIE PRICE: $795,000

Did you think there would be a rich list with no bull? The Lamborghini Aventador may be runner up to the Rolls but it is the most expensive supercar in this land. Its design is inspired by a stealth bomber with sharp futuristic angles, but due to ever-tightening emissions restrictions, this exotic Italian has gone green. It has both engine stop-start and cylinder deactivation (turning V12 into straight six), which helps improve its economy by up to 20%. But make no mistake, the Aventador is still a proper street thug, cutting 0-100km/h in less than three seconds – meaning you’re not just paying for a pretty face.


3.Ferrari F12 Berlinetta


ENGINE: 6.3 litre V12

TRANSMISSION: 7 speed electroactuated sequential

POWER: 545Kw

TORQUE: 509 ft-pounds@6000 rpm

TOP SPEED: 340 km/h

0-100KM/H: 3.1 seconds

AUSSIE PRICE: $691,000

Since the LaFerrari is unavailable to us, the Ferrari F12 is the most expensive (and most powerlul) Ferrari on sale in Australia. Its 6.3 litre V12 engine seems intent on ripping itself from the shackles of the chassis, and the monstrous carbon ceramic brakes will fill you with more trust than your last babysitter; meaning it can make quick work of an Enzo – and help you lose your licence even if you were driving through a car park. The addition of air funnels to the nose means there is no need for big wings and spoilers; the only- spoiler here is your bank balance drains – but oh so worth it.

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