Most Expensive – Motoring

Here is a great list of most expensive motoring stuffs! (few, will be added later)

Most Expensive Aircraft
expensive-aircraftAnyone who knows a little bit about history may not be surprised to hear that the most expensive aircraft was a product of the United States Department of Defense. It may also be no surprise to learn that the aircraft was designed to overtake Russian military.

The aircraft is a Northrop Grumman ATB or Advanced Technology Bomber and was called the B-2 Spirit. During the 1980s when the States and Russia were in deep war with each other the States were looking to find a way past Russia’s anti-aircraft devices. This bomber was meant to do just the trick.

However, the project had a few failings. It first had to be redesigned from a high-altitude machine to a low-altitude machine. This not only lengthened the project by two years but it also added $1 billion to the overall project. Figures for the value of the B-2 Spirit vary between $737 million and $2.2 billion but the most commonly quoted cost of the world’s most expensive aircraft is $1.3 billion. You’ll have to find one first though. Because of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and because of the high cost, there were only a total of 21 of these bombers ever made!

Most Expensive Car
bugatti_veyron_058If your passion for performance and luxury autos cannot be stopped, and your McLaren F1 is becoming a bore with the rest of your exotic cars, it might be time to check out the long awaited Veyron from Bugatti. At around $1.25 million, it is the most expensive car ever made. So what car value do you get for all that money?

This is not your typical luxury car. How about a W-16 (essentially two narrow-angle V-8s sharing a crankshaft) with four turbochargers generating 1001 hp, throw in all-wheel drive and you’ve got a seriously fast car.

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 hits 60 mph in 2.5 secs., does the quarter-mile in 10.5 secs. and reaches its top speed of 252 mph in just 55 secs. After a long absence from the market Bugatti (with a little help from parent company Volkswagen) has reclaimed its title as the ultimate performance car and reigns supreme as the world’s most expensive car in production.

Most Expensive Car Accident
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On March 04, 2007 a UK man took his brothers Bugatti Veyron out for a spin, literally.

On a rainy stretch on Renfree Way in Shepperton, Surrey the driver spun out at 100 mph, colliding with a van and then spinning into the trees, but luckily no one was seriously injured although we don’t know what happened to the driver after his brother got a hold of him.

The car ended up a write-off and the insurance bill will be topping £800,000 which does not include the damage to the van.

Most Expensive Car Wash

You just spent a pile of money on a shiny new Porsche, Lamborgini or Enzo and on your way home a bird decide to strategically place a dropping on your car, what do you do?

If “shoot it” is your first thought, the bird would be long gone by the time you took aim, the next best thing, if you’ve still got £5,000 to spare, take it to Paul Dalton in Surrey, England, he runs the world’s most expensive car wash.

The car wash has 50+ phases, takes about 2 weeks and includes a waxing from car wax made from rare materials only found in northern Brazil costing more than $11,000 a tub.

Most Expensive Car Wax
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What kind of wax do you use on a Classic car? If you’re the sort of person who only uses the best of anything on your pampered vehicle, then the answer is clear. You’ll get the most expensive car wax in the world.

Enter Swizöl International, a Switzerland-based company that specializes in handmade car care products. Their cheapest wax, “Onyx,” is priced at $95. It only goes uphill from there. Their costliest standard wax, “Mystery,” can be purchased for $555. Those prices don’t include the over $40 pretreatment required before applying any of their pricey waxes.

Their waxes reach such high prices because, unlike other brands, they’re made of 30% to over 60% carnauba. This allows Swizöls waxes to achieve an unrivaled level of hardness and transparency. Further, the waxes are infused with essential oils to make your car smell as good as it looks.

I called “Mystery” their most expensive standard wax for a reason, though. Each year, only a very few can get their hands on the most expensive car wax in the world. Swizöl’s “Divine” wax is specially formulated for the owner’s car based on the color and the paint used. It’s so exclusive that it even comes with a hand-engraved plaque bearing the owner’s name and the serial number, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

This elite wax costs a pretty penny at a little over $2,800.

Most Expensive Rims
DSC00828Big-name rappers and athletes are probably already familiar with Asanti, though you may not be. Last year Asanti was responsible for the then most expensive wheels in the world, a cubic zirconium encrusted set weighing in at a chunky 63,000 carets and an even heftier $250,000.

This year, the manufacturer ups the ante with the world’s first genuine diamond-encrusted rims. Debuted at the November SEMA auto show, the $1,000,000foursome sports a total of 110,000 carets of genuine gemstomes- and comes with a free Bentley Continental GT as a sort of “manufacturer’s rebate”. The gemmed 22-inch set represents the apex of the Asanti brand, whos slogan “Unequalled luxury” is conveyed by their most expensive rims as well as their standard consumer offerings, which include rims with faux woodgrain finishes as well as genuine alligator leather adhered to the face of the wheel.

Most Expensive Airport
gint_background_hkia1Airports today are far more than just places to catch a flight or connect to one. These vast structures today take up acres and acres of land and within them you can find not only passenger gates and check-in areas but restaurants, spas, gyms, and just about any other amenity you could hope to find in some of the nicest hotels around the world! The degree of luxury and number of features of course varies from airport to airport but it’s no secret that some of these traveler-friendly places have gone the extra mile both in providing amenities and with just having the space and the capacity to fly such a huge amount of people to all four corners of the world. And because they’re such grand spaces, they are also expensive places. So just what is the most expensive airport in the world?

Because of the $20 billion dollars it cost to construct, the Hong Kong International Airport, located in Hong Kong, was the most expensive airport to ever be built. In addition to this title, which landed this magnificent air space in the Guinness Book of World Records, it is also the world’s busiest airport with 47 million passengers in 2007 alone. But the HKIA will only enjoy the title of world’s most expensive airport for a limited time.

Put the words ‘most expensive’ before anything and you’ll soon find that the city of Dubai is itching to get their hands on it to top whatever it is and make it bigger and better. The world’s most expensive airport is no different. Dubai is currently in the planning stages of creating the world’s most expensive airport which when completed, will have an unbelievable number of features including: an airfield that has the capacity to fit the world’s largest jumbo-jets, hotels of course, shopping malls, two 18-hole golf courses, and an entire residential city where 750,000 people will be able to call home. Talk about taking the phrase ‘living at the airport’ to a whole new meaning! The project is to be called the Dubai World Center International and is estimated to cost a whopping $33 billion. However, until the year 2017, Hong Kong International has nothing to worry about as it’s not until then that DWCI is expected to open.

Most Expensive License Plate
expensive-license-plate-1Talal Khouri, a Dubai-based stockbroker, made history recently when he became the owner of the world’s most expensive license plate. He won the expensive license plate after placing the winning bid during an auction to benefit individuals with special needs. Oddly, the expensive license plate displayed the number five. You would think the most expensive license plate in the world would at least read ‘1’ or maybe something clever alluding to the owner’s wealth.

Well, now it does.

Saeed Khouri, a businessman from a wealthy Abu Dhabi family, recently purchased a license plate emblazoned with the number one from an auction that sold around ninety other vanity plates. The auction brought in $24 million which, ironically enough, will benefit a rehabilitation center for victims of traffic accidents. $14 million of that came from the sale of the ‘1’ plate.

Comparatively, only $6.2 million was paid for the ‘5’ plate. That price was almost ten times as much as the former most expensive license plate, ‘M1’, which fetched about $660,000 in Yorkshire, Northern England.

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Reporters asked Talal Khouri if the number ‘5′ had any special or sentimental meaning to him. “The number does not mean anything to me. I will keep it and after my death it will be re-auctioned and probably raise more money that will again be given to charity and humanitarian work,” he added.

The owner of the current most expensive license plate, on the other hand, was not so humble. He reportedly said of the purchase, “I bought it because it’s the best number. I bought it because I want to be the best in the world.”

Unlike standard license plates in the UAE, these vanity plates include only a single Western digit and no Arabic letters or numerals.

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