Singapore has more supercars per capita than any other city in the world, and we look at the five most expensive cars ever sold in Singapore
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Singapore boasts one of the highest supercar per capita figures in the world. It’s a fairly common sight to see a row of Ferraris parked outside Grand Hyatt Singapore, or a legion of Lamborghinis roaring around The Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City.
This can be attributed to the high number of super rich individuals in Singapore. In 2014, the Global Wealth report pegs the millionaires per capita figure in Singapore at 10.7 percent, ranking fourth in the world. This means that there are people willing, but more importantly able, to spend big on such supercars. However, due to taxes that include the registration fee, road tax, Certificate of Entitlement (COE), tiered Additional Registration Fee (ARF) and customs duty, supercars in Singapore are significantly more expensive than most other places in the world. But given the financial capacity of some drivers to purchase these super expensive cars, multi-million dollar exotic and super rare models still ply our roads.
However, even within the exotic, supercar ranks, not all cars are equal. To borrow a phrase from George Orwell, all supercars are equal, but some supercars are more equal than others. Here are the five most expensive cars ever sold and registered in Singapore:
5. Pagani Zonda S Roadster – estimated at $2.4 million (inclusive of COE)
The Zonda S Roadster is the convertible version of the Zonda S 7.3, featuring a 547bhp 7.3-litre Mercedes-AMG V12 engine. It was the first Zonda to feature a convertible roof. It carries the same components as the coupe, with its all-carbon central monocoque structure. Each car could also be carefully personalised to the customer’s exact demands.
Only 40 of the limited run Zonda S Roadsters were produced, and one of them made its way to Singapore, and was frequently spotted on the roads (originally in yellow, but subsequently painted pink).