The most expensive car in South Africa

The most expensive car owned in South Africa is a RollsRoyce Sweptail, with the Mercedes, Bugatti, and the Koenigsegg rounding up the top four.

Overview

Forbes Africa reported that Africa has a total of 18 billionaires, five of which are from South Africa. Johann Rupert, the second richest man in Africa, is only bested by Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, who has been the richest man in Africa for 11 consecutive years.

In light of this, and considering that South Africa is one of the richest countries on the continent, it must mean that some of the most expensive cars in the world are owned by South Africans.

Indeed, the most expensive car owned in South Africa is the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which is an estimated $14 million, approximately over R205.3 million.

Who owns the most expensive car in South Africa?

South Africa being one of the richest countries in Africa means that there are billionaires and multi-millionaires that live in the country.

Therefore, when these billionaires and multi-millionaires make expensive purchases, the purchases are recorded but the identity of the buyer is withheld.

The same applies to the owner of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the most expensive car in South Africa. Their identity has remained anonymous and has never been revealed.

The most expensive car in South Africa

While the owner of the most expensive car owned in South Africa is unknown, the car’s model and make is not.

To date, the most expensive car owned in South Africa stands as one of the most expensive cars in the world – the Rolls-Royce Sweptail. The car is touted as a combination of Rolls-Royce’s signature aesthetic blended with advanced technology.

The car’s exterior design borrows inspiration from the rear of the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon, the round door sides of the 1925 Phantom I, The Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupe coachwork from 1934, and the 1943 Gurney Nutting Phantom II’s two-door light saloon.

But it is the exclusivity of the car that makes it so expensive, since the car model is only made at the request of the buyer, which allows for the car to be custom-made for its owner, guaranteeing that every car made is one-of-a-kind.

Below is the list of the three other most expensive cars owned in South Africa.

1. Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero

The second most expensive car in South Africa is recorded as the Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero. The estimated selling price of the car is $8.9 million dollars, which, when converted to rands, will cost approximately R130.6 million.

The luxury car is touted for its speed as it has a Twin-Turbo Engine, with a horsepower of 690, and a top speed of 218 miles (+/- 351 Km) per hour.

The latest version of the model is the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, which is described as follows “There is no more up-to-date or luxurious way of embodying our design idiom: breathtaking proportions and a luxurious haute-couture interior make the Vision 6 Cabriolet the ultimate experience.”

2. Bugatti Divo

The Bugatti Divo rounds up the top three most expensive cars in South Africa. The car’s estimated value is $6.4 million, which when converted will cost approximately R93.9 million.

The beast of a car has an 8.0-litre W-16 engine, with four turbochargers and a horsepower of 1 479. Moreover, it can accelerate to 62 miles (+/- 100 Km) per hour within 2.4 seconds.

As a result, the engine is considered a rare find, as few like this are produced, and the only other notably comparable car with a W18 engine being the Volkswagen Group 8.0 WR16 engine.

3. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

The fourth most expensive car in South Africa is the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. The car’s estimated value is $5.2 million, which, when converted, is approximately R76.3 million.

With this luxury car, horsepower is the key feature. The car can produce a horsepower of up to 1 018 PS at 7000 revolutions per minute (RPM), and a torque of 1080 Nm at 5600 RPM.

Moreover, the car can reach a top speed of 254 miles (+/- 409 Km) per hour. In light of its statistics, this car is considered the fastest car in South Africa currently.

Final thoughts

South Africa does not have its own locally manufactured automobile, but the country has many automobile plants which manufacture some of the leading car brands in the world. As such, citizens have an affinity for luxury cars and those with the money to afford them are not afraid to splurge.

As a result, some of the most expensive cars in South Africa include the second most expensive car in the world, which is the made-on-request Rolls-Royce Sweptail.