Cars in Singapore are horribly expensive. There’s no getting around that fact, especially in this city-state we call home. Coupled with the fact that cars here need something called a Certificate of Entitlement in order to be used on the roads, it’s not a great situation for local enthusiasts.
Granted, there are many considerations for people to buy cars here. To some, a car may seem unnecessary. However, these exorbitant car prices and regulations have done little to dissuade people from making this big-ticket purchase. From the average consumer to businessmen, and the uber-rich.
In this article, we’ll delve into some of the rarest and most expensive cars that belong to members of the aforementioned uber-rich. Cars that will leave even the likes of Richie Rich or Scrooge McDuck lusting with envy.
Koenigsegg Agera S
The Agera S this is proper hypercar stuff. An in-house developed twin-turbocharged V8 making a smidge over a thousand horsepower. That’s four-digit figures. Ten times the power of a small compact hatchback, while measuring in at just 1.4 tons. There are only three of these Agera S models lurking around Singapore, and we’re not privy to disclose that information. But if you do catch a glimpse of this around town, get your cameras out sharpish. You’d be hard-pressed to see it often.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Like the Agera S mentioned above, this is a very special machine. Just 25 of these Agera RS’ were ever made, and we’re very fortunate to have one such specimen registered here in Singapore. Like the Agera S, it boasts Koenigsegg’s stunning 5.0L twin-turbo V8. But in the Agera RS, it produces 1160 horsepower on regular pump fuel. And it weighs about 40 kilograms less. 0-100km/h in under 2.9 seconds. Better send it on an empty stomach.
Now, this is a car that oozes sex appeal. Not because of the company you’d attract when you step out from under its gullwing doors. This is a masterfully engineered car. A combination of art and science coming together to produce a truly spectacular machine. That, and it’s got a great big gargantuan twin-turbocharged 6.0L V12 from Mercedes-AMG. But if you need a refresher on the Huayra’s performance, here’s a reminder: It did a 1:13.8 on the TopGear test track in Dunsfold. Convinced?
A howling V10 that can rev from idle to 9000rpm in milliseconds, and a wonderfully high-pitched exhaust note that can shatter a champagne glass. This was Lexus’s crowning achievement. The halo car to come out of the Toyota Motor Corporation, and quite possibly the greatest Japanese supercar the world has ever seen. Not the costliest car in this list (Possibly the cheapest, in fact), but certainly one of the rarest.
(Click HERE to read our Drive of the Lexus LFA)
If you need a reminder of this car’s pedigree, look no further than the name: Enzo. Named after the founder of Ferrari himself, Enzo Ferrari, this car was way ahead of its time when it was produced over 16 years ago.
Copious use of carbonfibre, an F1-style gearbox with paddle shifters, carbon ceramic rotors, and a 6.0-litre V12. This is a car so extreme that it includes F1-derived tech that was banned by the FIA. Just 399 were ever made, and you’d be very lucky if you ever see one here or even abroad
Ahh, the magnificent Ferrari F12tdf. “TDF” for Tour De France, and no, we’re not talking about the bicycle races weaving through France. In this instance, Tour De France refers to the cross-country sportscar races that were held from 1899 to 1986.
(Click HERE to read about our Drive of the Ferrari F12tdf)
With a 6.3-litre V12 revving to almost 9000rpm and 760 horsepower on tap, perhaps even the legends of the original Tour De France would struggle to keep all that power in check.