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10 of the most expensive sports cars ever

Luke Graham, special to CNBC
Ferrari banners outside the New York Stock Exchange October 21, 2015.
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Shares in the Italian luxury car maker Ferrari closed at $55 on it market debut this week. With an IPO price of $52 a share, the sale raised $893.1 million for parent company Fiat Chrysler. To mark the event, CNBC takes a look at some of the most expensive luxury sports cars ever produced.

- By Luke Graham, special to CNBC

Maybach Exelero: $8 million
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The Exelero was designed as a one-off in 2004 by Maybach for Fulda Tires to test new tires. The car, which has 700 horsepower and a twin turbo V12 engine, was bought from Maybach in 2011 by rap artist Birdman (real name Bryan Williams) for $8 million. The car can allegedly go from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 218mph.

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: $4.5 million
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This limited edition version of the Lamborghini Veneno was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the car-maker. Only nine cars were made in 2014. It boasts a top speed of 221mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds.

Source: Digital Trends

W Motors Lykan Hypersport: $3.4 million
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Just seven Lykan Hypersports have been sold. The manufacturer claims it has a top speed of 245 mph and can go from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. Part of the hefty price tag is due to the diamond-encrusted headlights and taillights with built-in sapphires.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: $2.2 million
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The Sesto Elemento's 5.2 liter V10 engine creates 570 horsepower and most of the car is made from light-weight carbon fiber. Just 20 cars were produced between 2011 and 2013 by Italian carmaker Lamborghini and were intended for track use only.

Source: Digital Trends

Koenigsegg CCXR: $2.173 million
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The CCXR is an environmentally-friendly variant of Koenigsegg CCX, as it uses ethanol biofuel. The special properties of the fuel also allow the car to produce a huge 1,004 horsepower.

Source: The Richest

Ferrari 599XX: $2 million
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The 720 horsepower 599XX is not road legal, and can only be used on tracks, but Ferrari still sold a limited run of 29 cars in 2010. It's also exceptionally fast: it completed a lap of the 20.83km Nordschleife circuit in Germany in six minutes and 58.16 seconds, the second fastest time for a production-derived sports car.

Source: The Richest

Aston Martin One-77: $1.8 million
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Just 77 units of this car were sold by James Bond's favorite auto-maker in 2010. Aston Martin claimed the car, with its light-weight carbon fiber chassis and 750 horsepower V12 engine, had an estimated top speed of 200mph.

Source: The Richest

Koenigsegg Agera R: $1.6 million
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Debuting in 2011, the Agera R can accelerate from 0–62mph in 2.8 seconds and has a theoretical top speed of 273 mph. It also set several land speed records for a two-seat production car: it can go from zero to 300 kilometers per hour then back to zero in 21.19 seconds.

Source: The Richest

Ferrari LaFerrari: $1.5 million
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First produced in 2013, the LaFerrari combines a 6.3 liter V12 engine with 120kW electric motor to produce 950 brake horsepower. This technically makes the LaFerrari an environmentally friendly hybrid vehicle; the electric motor reduces the car's fuel consumption by 40 percent.

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Porsche 918 Spyder: $929,000.00
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This hybrid car produces a total of 887 horsepower using a 4.6 litre V8 engine and two electric engines. Porsche made only 918 cars and sold them all in 2014. However, Porsche issued three separate recall notices due to the faults with the front and rear control arms and the wiring.

Source: Autobytel