For car enthusiasts who often wonder what the world’s best car is, we will attempt to answer the question in this review. Of course, everyone has their own criteria for what makes a car great (see below), but there are some cars that are without a doubt among the best. Keep in mind that this guide is not a buyer’s guide, but rather we search for the best of the best according to certain defined criteria, regardless of the price tag or availability they carry. 

Defining the criteria

Depending on what you are searching for, your answer to what the best car is will vary. In this review, we address those who are interested in purchasing an affordable vehicle to drive regularly as well as those who are searching for the most expensive car and fastest car. As it pertains to the world’s best car, there are certain criteria that is essential to consider, including: 

 

  • Engine – The engine is responsible for making the car move. So of course, it is an important feature to consider. Finding the world’s best car should involve an examination of the speed, acceleration and longevity of the engine. 
  • Interior & infotainment – If you are searching for the most practical car, then you should consider the interior and infotainment system. A quality car for everyday use should have a comfortable interior and an exceptional infotainment system. 
  • Safety features – Speed and long-range performance is great, but safety is always essential. The world’s best car should not only perform well, but it should have advanced and innovative safety features. 
  • Price – Many car enthusiasts are simply interested in what car has sold for the most amount of money. Price is certainly an indicator that a car is among the best as it represents the quality and demand for a vehicle. 
  • Date – Some may feel an older car is less valuable, whereas others cherish legendary cars that date back multiple decades. 

 

The following is a review of some of the world’s best cars. We take a closer look at the World Car of The Year (according to the World Car Awards), the most expensive car, the fastest car and the car that has sold for the most amount of money. 

The 2020 world car of the year: Kia Telluride

The 2020 Kia Telluride was named the World Care of the Year by The World Car Awards (WCA). The Kia Telluride also received a perfect 10/10 by Car and Driver, a 4.7 of 10 by Cars and an 8.4 out of 10 by U.S. News & World Report. Not only is the 2020 Kia Telluride a great car, but it is available to many, pricing in around $33,000. The 2020 Kia Telluride is a four-door SUV with excellent performance, advanced safety features and a comfortable interior.

The 2019 World Car of The Year winner was the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace. The WCA awarded the 2020 Porsche Taycan the world’s best luxury and performance car. 

The world’s most expensive new car: 2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire costs $18.7 million. In addition, Bugatti only made one in the 2019 model. This car holds true to its name (which translates as “the black car”), offering a pitch-black exterior and an innovative body that will make your jaw drop. This one-off supercar is as powerful as it looks, featuring an 8-liter, 16 cylinder engine and 1,500 horsepower. 

Of course, the 2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire is not available for purchase. Still, it’s an intriguing model to awe over, and it certainly deserves mention when discussing the world’s best car. The person who purchased this super expensive vehicle is still unknown. Many have speculated that soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo made the purchase, although this claim has not been verified. 

The world’s fastest car: 2019 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport

The 2019 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport clocked at 304 miles per hour, making it the first car to officially break the 300 MPH barrier. Andy Wallace set the record in Germany. This wasn’t the first time Wallace won the Le Mans race, either. Not only is this car fast, but it is incredibly stylish with an awesome interior. 

The 2019 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport is certain to catch the attention of anyone who comes across it. Bugatti has made 30 of the record-breaking model, and the price tag is around $3.5 million, which is reasonable considering the demand for this insanely powerful vehicle.

The most expensive car ever sold: Ferrari 250 GTO

The Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $70 million dollars, making it the most expensive car ever sold. So what’s the appeal? As you might expect, the Ferrari 250 GTO has an intriguing backstory. As many know, racing was huge in the 60s, and car manufacturers would engage into fierce competition to see who could come up with the best-performing cars. 

The Ferrari 250 GTO is particularly special, winning most of the races it’s involved in. The 250 GTO investor bred the car while Ferrari was in the process of winning five straight Le Mans races. Additionally, Ferrari only made 39 250 GTO models. Today, 33 remain, making it all the more rare and valuable.  

The bottom line

The most expensive car or the fastest car does not make it the best. An award from a reputable organization does not make it the best either. The world’s best car superlative is subjective and open for debate. To me, that’s exactly what makes the question so great. 

One may argue the 2020 Kia Telluride is the best car due to its optimal performance and affordable price. Others may insist the best car should be priceless and cost should not factor in. For some, the world’s best car is the one that is the most eco-friendly. 

Regardless of what you decide is the best, there is no doubt that the bits and pieces of the automobile industry are beyond fascinating.

Aaron Westbury
Aaron is a content writer with a passion for cars. He enjoys learning new things and loves to share what he learns with others. Aaron also has a Bachelor's in English and years of experience as a writer, and he constantly seeks to improve and make his writing more informative and helpful for readers. Although a writer by day, Aaron enjoys his free time by getting outdoors and staying active anyway he can.

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    8 Comments

    1. As far as cars go, it’s hard to beat Curved Dash Oldsmobile. The true classic

    2. That Bugatti is insane! Interesting article. I agree the best car is up for debate because some like cars based off looks and some like cars based off reliability. That Ferrari for 70 million is insane never knew that!

    3. Hmm 70 million for one car that’s pretty insane! What happened to a good old hooptie with great gas mileage.

    4. hmm Id say the …1988-90 Bmw E30 M3

    5. I would agree that the words “best’ are always going to be subjective. Especially when speaking of vehicles, since there are so many different categories to consider. In this case the best “car” was an SUV. I am sure there are categories for best sedan, best truck, most reliable and so on. Reading about the most expensive cars made both my jaw drop and my eyes roll at the same time lol. To each’s own.

    6. I’ll stick with my Brabus Smart car, 107 hp is all I can handle. Looking cool is more important than speed.

    7. Fun article, I think everyone probably has there own idea what makes a car the best. For me, its hard to say, probably performance and power, but luxury is also important to me.

    8. I’m interested to see how the Telluride does over the next few years in regards to reliability and quality.

      Also, I would love to see an article listing some iconic muscle cars from the 70’s and then compare them to their currently available counterparts. Maybe a 0-60 mph, curb weight, and unique features. These types of articles are always interesting.

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