Bugatti, Koenigsegg & Co. These cars are rare birds that moved to Switzerland in 2022
Switzerland is a mecca for supercars and hypercars. In 2022, a large number of often limited copies of these exclusive cars were registered with us, as statistics show.
The odds of seeing a Bugatti, Koenigsegg or Pagani on the road are relatively low. And for good reason: these are exclusive models, the production of which is often limited to small series, the number of copies of which is at most a few dozen per year. Surprisingly, many of them end up in Switzerland, where interest in power is as big as the country is small.
We took a look at the registration statistics for 2022 and selected some of the most exclusive wonders.
A unique example, “Bugatti La Voiture Noire” entered the statistics last year. In 2022, Switzerland was one of the world’s main markets for Molsheim’s luxury brand. Since 2022 alone, eight Chirons, one Divo and two out of ten Centodieci have been in circulation in Switzerland. With its 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine and 1,600 horsepower, the Centodieci is among the most powerful and expensive cars in the world. Collectors from Saint-Moritz and Vaduz did not hesitate to spend eight million euros to acquire one of ten copies.
In the same power category, the Koenigsegg Regera (1,500 hp), whose construction is limited to 80 examples and whose last model leaves the production line in 2022, is faster. One of the last copies from 2022, valued at less than two million francs, has passed into the hands of a Lausanne owner. If the heart tells it, it will need just 31.49 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 400 km/h, provided of course it can find a suitable landing or test track.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
All 150 road and 25 racing examples of the Aston Martin Valkyrie were sold two years before production began. The first customers who paid the British three million euros and more could finally buy a hybrid racing car designed by F1 designer Adrian Newey in 2022. Among them are four Swiss who own a hypercar capable of boulevards enough to compete in the No. 24 thanks to its 1,176 horsepower and a curb weight of less than a ton. Le Mans hours.
Ruf CTR Anniversary
Alois Ruf’s reputation among supercar enthusiasts is second to none. The Bavarians have been building their own sports cars based on the Porsche 911 for decades, so the CTR Jubilee is not a Porsche, but a car from an independent manufacturer. Limited to 50 copies, the ancestor of the Yellowbird with 710 hp and a top speed of 360 km/h costs around 900,000 euros. Since last year, three Swiss celebrities have been part of the circle of owners.
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
For the 50th anniversary of the legendary Countach, Lamborghini introduced the “Az-az” series, limited to 112 examples. Thanks to the help of a 48V electric motor, the Italians have 814 horsepower from the 6.5-liter V12, which allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds for a top speed of 355 km/h. The price of the new version of the icon of Sant’Agata Bolognese is 2,010,000 euros excluding VAT. The amount paid by at least eight Swiss customers who now have the privilege of keeping this fighting bull in their garage.
Ferrari fans didn’t have to spend that much to buy an SF 90 Stradale or a Maranello Spyder. Compared to the prices of the other little gems on this list, the hybrid coupe (491,000 francs) and Spyder (537,000 francs) are almost a bargain. Especially since the SF 90 is part of a very select club with 1,000 horsepower thanks to its 4.0-liter V8 and three electric motors. With 45 cars (21 Spyder and 24 Stradale) sold in Switzerland, the most powerful Ferrari almost looked like a production car. Even hybrid pioneer Toyota Prius’ sales were half as high in Switzerland.