16 Most Expensive Luxury Cars At 2012 Auto Shows


Each year automobile enthusiasts across the globe hold their collective breaths in anticipation of annual auto shows and this year too, numerous luxury brands have showcased the most expensive cars at 2012 auto shows. Whether it be a facelift for an existing model or an altogether new vehicle, any international auto show has to transform into a platform for some of the most breathtaking cars of 2012. 

With the rapidly evolving automobile technology, along with the intense focus on luxurious interiors and bespoke features, luxury marques all over the world are striving to bring the most alluring vehicles to international markets. With a thriving luxury industry, major markets such as the likes of China, U.S etc. have witnessed a surge in the demand for luxury sedans, luxury SUVs and even luxury supercars. From Ferrari, Lamborghini to Bentley and Land Rover, to name a few, luxury cars have made a profoundly significant impact on nearly every 2012 auto show till date.

Here at World Most Expensive, while we are ardently in love with the sheer beauty and elegance of luxury cars, we also greatly admire the immense technological advancements made in the field of automobiles. Understanding the impact of these bespoke cars and their respective luxury car brands on the global economy as a whole, we are proud to present to our luxury hungry readers the Most Expensive Luxury Cars at 2012 Auto Shows.

1.  Aston Martin Dragon 88

Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Introduction: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
Celebrating the auspicious occasion of the Chinese ‘Year of the Dragon’, renowned British luxury car manufacturer unveiled the all new Aston Martin Dragon 88 at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. This new range of exclusive Aston Martin luxury cars is comprised of the company’s high selling models including V8 Vantage S, Virage, and the Aston Martin DBS. 

The Dragon 88 limited edition collection will feature various body paint options such as champagne gold, volcano red, and amethyst red, while all Dragon 88 models will carry a 24 carat gold-plated Aston Martin wings logo that will be showcased on the hood as well as the rear of the cars. Furthermore, to ensure exclusivity, Aston Martin will also be including the widely acclaimed Aston Martin One-77 supercar into the Dragon 88 collection, along with  the four door Aston Martin Rapide that has been especially customized for the series by in-house ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service.

Considered to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows, the entire Dragon 88 collection will be introduced to the Chinese and other Asian markets this year, with more international markets set to receive these bespoke models.



2.  Jeep Wrangler Dragon Concept

Manufacturer: Chrysler
Introduction: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
Introduced as one of the most gorgeous concept cars of 2012, the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Concept was unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show amid a lot of fanfare. This fascinating luxury SUV has been designed as a tribute to the Chinese’ Year of the Dragon’ and Chrysler has stated that the Wrangler will only be pressed into production, if there high enough demand for it in the Chinese markets. The Jeep Wrangler Dragon Concept which is hailed as one of the most expensive luxury at 2012 auto shows feature dazzling bronze-gold details along with a fabulous black paint job. 

The gold details have been meticulously placed on the car’s front grille, headlamps, as well as on the Jeep logo on the front and rear of the vehicle. the Wrangler Dragon Concept will feature bespoke 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting package and 35 inch off road tires. On the inside, this fascinating entry to 2012 auto show will come with stark black instrument panels, while intricate gold detailing has been crafted on to the Jeep’s steering wheel spokes, instrument cluster and even on the leather stitched door bolsters. The Jeep Wrangler Dragon Concept will be powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that will deliver 284 hp and will be tethered to an all-new automatic transmission.


3.  2012 Lamborghini Urus

Manufacturer: Lamborghini S.p.A
Introduction: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
One of the biggest and globally cherished makers of luxury supercars, Italy based Lamborghini S.p.A at the prestigious 2012 Beijing Auto Show, unveiled the magnificent new 2012 Lamborghini Urus. Designed and developed as the company’s very first luxury SUV for the bespoke list of cars of 2012, the Urus will feature a front engine design, while maintaining the auto maker’s iconic charm and fascinating design aspects. 
Considered to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows, the Urus takes inspiration from the much vaunted Lamborghini Aventador, wherein the designers have crafted a fascinating blend of Aventador with that of an off-road SUV. On the outside, the Urus features high performance LED headlights, 24 inch wheels and comes with a carbon fiber reinforced polymer chassis that has been aerodynamically fashioned. 

The 2012 Lamborghini Urus is powered by a 600 HP engine that will be complemented  with an all-wheel drive system. To ensure maximum performance, the interiors of the Urus have also been crafted in carbon fiber reinforced polymer, while sporting comfortable bucket seats, a multifunctional steering wheel, in-car navigation and a state of the art infotainment system. There is also present a climate control system that can be operated via a touchscreen located on the central tunnel shaped dashboard. The 2012 Lamborghini Urus is slated for production in the year 2017.


4.  2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification

Manufacturer: Bentley Motors
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Designed and developed by the British luxury marque, Bentley Motors, the all-new 2013 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification was introduced at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and is widely regarded as one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows. A befitting entry to an international auto show, the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification was unveiled as a new upgrade package for the renowned Bentley Mulsanne that would bring more exclusivity as well as bespoke features to the model. 

The Mulliner Driving Specification offers  21-inch wheels and Flying B vents along with leather trimmed interiors. On the inside, the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification takes luxury to a whole new level with the introduction of three hand‑blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes, designed by David Redman for the new model. This fascinating new luxury car is powered by 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 that gives an impressive output of 505bhp and is equally complemented with a cutting edge transmission system. 

Furthermore, the Mulsanne Driving Specification comes with an all-new Drive Dynamics Control system which automatically adjusts the suspension and steering systems. With a high performance power plant, the new expensive Bentley luxury sedan can achieve a top speed of 184 mph, while covering 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.



5.  2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate Edition

Manufacturer: Jaguar Cars Ltd
Introduction: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
One of the foremost and biggest names in the realm of luxury sedans, Jaguar Cars. Ltd. has now comes out with the magnificent new 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate Edition. Unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the XJ Ultimate is definitely one of the best cars of 2012 and bring it with high performance figures, along with mesmerizingly bespoke luxury features.  A gem of an addition for any 2012 auto show, the XJ Ultimate Edition has currently been introduced to Chinese markets and Jaguar has stated that only 30 examples will be sent to the U.S markets. This fabulous ultra-luxury sedan features an aluminum chassis and comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 510 hp, while tethered to an eight speed automatic transmission. 

The luxury of the XJ Ultimate Edition lies in its marvelous interiors, where in this gorgeous vehicles comes with semi-aniline premium leather seats that feature power adjustment, lumbar support, massage function, as well as individual climate control. The 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate Edition offers its wealthy occupants a trendy rear business table that is crafted from solid aluminum and has been given piano black trims. Furthermore, accentuating the eye-popping luxury of the XJ Ultimate Edition is the presence of a pair of bespoke champagne flutes, along with a luxury champagne chiller located between the rear seats.

The rear seats of this ultra-luxury sedan have been provided with an individual Apple iPad and keyboard, while the XJ Ultimate Edition takes in-car entertainment to a whole new level with the 15-channel, 20-speaker surround sound system, designed specifically for the XJ by Meridian. The 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate Edition will be introduced with a starting price tag of a whopping $155,000, making it one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows.



6.  Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Manufacturer: Bugatti
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
Taking off the roof of the famous Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, one of the most cherished luxury supercars manufacturer and the maker of world’s fastest production road car, Bugatti, unveiled at the stunning new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. Designed as a convertible variant of the Grand Sport series, the all new Vitesse carries a price tag if a mind blowing $2.64 million, thus making it one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows. 

This magnificent addition to a grand introductions at car shows is crafted entirely from carbon fiber that can even be found on the car’s center control panel, while the Grand Sport Vitesse features plush racing seats that have been upholstered in dual-tone stitched leather. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is powered by a 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16 engine that generates a mind blowing 1,200 bhp and coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, this luxury super-car can easily achieve a maximum speed of 410 km/h, while making a sprint of 0 to 100 km/h in under 2.6 seconds.



7.  2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Manufacturer: Ferrari S.p.A
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
Since the beginning of this year, every auto show so far has been a delight for auto enthusiasts and have provided a marvelous looking to the upcoming cars of 2012. The iconic Ferrari S.p.A at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show introduced the marvelously stunning 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta that not only captivated the attendees, but also made headlines the world over. Hailed as one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows, the F12 Berlinetta is said to be the fastest Ferrari ever built. 

The 2012 Ferraro F12 Berlinetta has been designed to carry forward the legacy of the world renowned Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Ferrari 550 Maranello, while this magnificent supercar is heavily inspired from the Ferrari FF sports car. The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a cutting edge naturally aspirated 65º V12 engine, delivering 750 hp of power and the engine is tethered to a F1 dual-clutch transmission. With this configuration, the 2012 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is said to achieve a top speed of 211 mph, while accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds.



8.  2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Manufacturer: Maserati
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
At the 2012 Geneva Auto Show earlier this years, another Italian luxury cars behemoth, Maserati, unveiled its latest offering in the form of the all-new 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport. Maserati is known to be one of the names that always have a significant impact at any international auto show and with the GranTurismo Sport, the iconic luxury marque continued its legacy. Designed and developed as a perfect amalgamation of bespoke luxury and cutting edge technology, the most astounding element of the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport is its striking blue paintjob called, “Blu Sofisticato.”  Under the hood, the GranTurismo Sport features a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, putting out 460 bhp of thrust. 

Furthermore, Maserati has also given this expensive sports car a ‘Sports Mode’ that has been developed to automatically adjust the suspension and the transmission of the car. With a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, the GranTurismo can easily achieve a top speed of 186 mph, while accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. On the inside, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo boasts of gearshit paddles designed by Trofeo Design, along with plush seats, upholstered in Blu Sofisticato stitching. The company is even offering three other leather variants for the seats, including conventional leather, leather & Alcantara and carbon fiber Alcantara.



9.  2012 Lamborghini Aventador J

Manufacturer: Lamborghini S.p.A
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
Unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador J was designed and developed as a one-off model, which immediately took the world of automobiles by storm. One of the most stunning entries for any 2012 auto show, the Aventador J with its mind blowing $2.75 million price tag is also hailed as one of the most expensive luxury supercars at 2012 auto shows. 

Designed and developed as a roofless variant of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, the Aventador J comes in a stunning red paintjob, while this expensive luxury supercar has been crafted from carbon fiber, which makes lighter and more performance effective that the Aventador LP700-4. Not only has Lamborghini done away with the roof, but the designers have also removed the front windshield from the Aventador J, thereby further streamlining the car’s aerodynamic properties. The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador J is powered by a 6.5 L V12 engine, delivering 700 bhp and when paired with a seven speed single clutch transmission, this bespoke supercar can achieve a top speed of 186 mph.


10.  Bentley EXP 9 F

Manufacturer: Bentley Motors
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
At the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, renowned British luxury car brand Bentley Motors showcased its vision of an all new SUV called, Bentley EXP 9 F. Hailed by the company as the world’s most expensive SUV, the EXP 9 F will be developed to bring forth a perfect combination of high performance technology and bespoke interiors as well as eye popping features. The Bentley EXP 9 F takes its inspiration from the company’s famous Grand Tourer Bentley model and is widely accepted to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows. 

Bentley, which has always captivate audience at auto shows across the globe, took its magnificence a step further at the international auto show in Geneva with the EXP 9 F. The standard EXP 9 F will be powered by a 6.0-liter twin turbo-charged W-12 engine that would produce some 600 hp and will be tethered to an eight speed transmission. However, Bentley will also offers its customers with the choice of a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo charged engine that will be part of a hybrid engine configuration. The Bentley EXP 9 F has been given signature bodywork and comes with 23-inch alloy wheels. 

The interiors of the EXP 9 F scream of opulence with the presence of silk wool floor mats, while the trims on the interiors are fashioned in wood, leather and polished metals. For the 21st century customers, Bentley offers a state of the art  entertainment & multimedia system, while this expensive luxury SUV even comes with its very own wireless Internet.



11.  2013 BMW X1

Manufacturer: BMW
Introduction: 2012 New York Auto Show
One of the biggest and highly prestigious auto shows in the world, the 2012 New York Auto Show witnessed the unveiling of an all new BMW offering in the form of the 2013 BMW X1. The German luxury auto giant introduced this compact crossover as a perfect alternative to large and bulky SUVs.  BMW is offering the customers with two engine configurations for the X1, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 hp and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with 300 hp. 

Even with the engine difference, all models will still be featuring automatic transmission and start-stop technology. The first engine configuration will be available with the X1 28i model, while the latter will come with X1 xDrive35i model. On the inside, the 2013 BMW X1 features center console cupholders, electroplated trims and an optional navigation system. With a price tag of $40,000, the 2013 BMW X1 luxury CUV is expected to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows.



12.  2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II

Manufacturer: Rolls Royce
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
The most beloved and highly respected luxury marque in the world, Britain based Rolls Royce unveiled its latest addition to an uber roster of ultra-luxury cars in the form of the all-new 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II.  Introduced at the coveted 2012 Geneva Auto Show, the Phantom Series II is definitely the crème of all cars of 2012 that have been or are ‘to be’ unveiled at the any of the 2012 auto show. The Phantom Series II has been developed as a standalone upgrade to the Rolls Royce Phantom that will provide the Phantom with new bespoke features and most state of the art technology. 

The 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II is powered by a V12 direct injection engine and this expensive luxury sedan has been given an eight speed automatic transmission as well as full adaptive LED headlights. On the inside, the 2012 Rolls Royce Phantom Series II features a slew of the most modern amenities, such as the likes of an upgraded satellite navigation system with 3D maps that also provides additional information including landscape topography, guided tours and enhanced points of interest. Also, the refined in-cat infotainment system is now comprised of an 8.8 inch touchscreen interface and provides the driver with up to eight pre-set functions instantly.



13.  2013 Beckham Edition Range Rover Evoque (Limited Edition)

Manufacturer: Land Rover & Victoria Beckham
Introduction: 2012 Beijing Auto Show
The 2012 Beijing Auto Show is not only about new models and visionary concept cars. This coveted 2012 auto show is also the platform on which two of the biggest names in the realm of luxury cars and luxury fashion, Land Rover and Victoria Beckham unveiled the stunning product of their collaboration. Land Rover proudly unveiled the all-new 2013 Beckham Edition Range Rover Evoque, a luxury SUV that has been designed especially by the fashion icon, Victoria Beckham. 

This limited edition expensive luxury SUV is believed to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows and bring to life a fascinating partnership. Land Rover has contacted Mrs. Beckham about two year ago, around the same time when the original Range Rover Evoque was introduced. The Beckham Edition Range Rover Evoque sports a stunning ‘stealth grey’ matt exterior paintjob and the luxury SUV has also been given 20 inch gloss-black forged alloy wheels. 

Furthermore, both the exterior as well as the interior of this fabulous SUV comes with rose gold accents that are inspired from a 400 Daytona Rolex watch. On to the interiors, the Beckham Edition Range Rover Evoque features vintage tan leather upholstered seats that are crafted in the unique ‘tongue in cheek’ stitching style. Furthermore, rose gold accents have been generously applied to air-conditioning knobs and the dashboard sides. 

The 2013 Beckham Edition Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Si4 petrol engine, which along with  a six speed automatic transmission, takes the luxury SUV to a top speed of 135 mph, while enabling an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds. Land Rover has introduced this bespoke and exclusive Range Rover Evoque in a limited edition model and with a price tag of $128,912.



14.  2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG

Manufacturer: Mercedes Benz
Introduction: 2012 New York Auto Show
Marking the 45th anniversary of Mercedes Benz AMG model, Germany based luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz unveiled the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG at the prestigious 2012 New York Auto Show.  Designated as one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows, the SL65 AMG will be limited to only 45 examples and this gorgeous new model is expected to hit the dealerships in September 2012. 

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG ‘45th Anniversary’ Edition features extensive use of carbon fiber which can be seen on the external mirrors, spoiler lip and the front apron. Mercedes has incorporated twin tail pipes with chrome plating and bespoke addition to the international auto show also comes with 19″ light-alloy AMG wheels that have been designed at the AMG Performance Studio. 

The SL65 AMG is powered by an AMG Performance Studio producing 630 hp and when coupled with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-Speed transmission, this luxury car can easily attain a top speed of 186 mph, while accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. On the inside, the SL65 AMG features high end Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system, MAGIC VISION CONTROL, Intelligent Light System and COMAND Online with 6-disc DVD changer among many other startling amenities.



15.  2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Manufacturer: Aston Martin
Introduction: 2012 Geneva Auto Show
From the bespoke British luxury marque Aston Martin comes yet another fabulous offering in the form of the all-new 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. Considered to be one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows, the V12 Zagato is a fabulous addition to the high end luxury cars of 2012. This expensive Aston Martin is greatly inspired by the incredibly famous Aston Martin One-77 and incorporates an elegant mix of carbon fiber and hand crafted aluminum.

The V12 Zagato is powered by a monstrous V12 engine that delivers an impressive 510 hp, which in turn enable this exotic luxury car to achieve a top speed of 190 mph, while making an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. To ensure bespoke exclusivity, the V12 Zagato is primarily hand crafted and takes about 2,000 hours to complete a single car. Aston Martin has introduced the V12 Zagato in four magnificent paint jobs, namely Scintilla Silver, Alloro Green, Alba Blue and Diavolo Red and this luxury supercar comes with an enormous price tag of $516,789 with only 150 examples slated for production.



16.  2013 Bentley Continental GT V8

Manufacturer: Bentley Motors
Introduction: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the all-new 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 is the next evolutionary step of the widely acclaimed Bentley Continental series that the British luxury car brand has been so renowned for.  The new Continental GT V8 is regarded as one of the most expensive luxury cars at 2012 auto shows and will be available in both CT coupe and GTC convertible models. 

Grabbing majority of attention among all other entrees from other auto shows, the Bentley Continental GT V8 luxury sedan is powered by a 4.0 liter, twin turbocharged V8 engine that delivers an astounding 500 hp, which when tethered to an 8-speed automatic transmission propels this expensive Bentley to a top speed of 180 mph with an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. 

On the inside, the Continental GT V8 features bespoke interiors that are highlighted by Eliade cloth headlining and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, while the center console is clad in gorgeous two tone leather.  The 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 in the CT coupe form will be available with a price tag of $214,074, while the GTC convertible model carries a price tag of $235,485.


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