Love a limo man, so did some research.
A limousine is the most expensive kind of automobile method of land transportation in the world. It’s a luxury sedan that has a wheelbase which is stretched and driven by a chauffeur. Regularly, it’s used and rented for special events, such as weddings. They are commonly owned by the wealthy and rich people in the world, like the politicians and government officials.
Before a limousine is sold to the limousine companies, it’s always bought and modified by the third party company. Yearly, the limousine industry is worth more than $4 billion in the U.S only. Limousine companies are over 4,000 and each company has over 42,000 employees. So it’s not a useless sector of the economy in the world. In this article, we’re going to discuss in detail the top ten priciest limousines which rich people use.
#1 – Toyota Century Royal
Since 2006, the Japan car giant has built only four units of Toyota Century Royal. Currently, it costs approximately $534,135. The specifications it has included four doors, FR layout, five-literV121GZ-FE engine that has the ability to produce up to 276 HP, a 6-speed transmission automatic system called the six Super ECT and its length is 6.155 meters.
The Toyota Century Royal limousine has a leather compartment, an internal entry step and its made in wool cloth upholstery. Exclusively, the vehicle is produced for Japan’s Emperor. So security measures are built within the car for the Japanese royal family to be protected from any kind of harm.
#2 – Cadillac One
The Cadillac One limousine is also called the Limo One. It’s a government limousine, produced by the General Motors to be used by the United States president. It has a chassis and driveline that are taken from the Chevrolet’s commercial truck known as the Kodiak. Even though it’s based on the Cadillac DTS, its door handles, the headlights and side mirrors are taken from the Cadillac Escalade. The tail lights as well as the backup lights got inspired by the company’s CTS sedan. It costs approximately $300,000 on the market.
#3 – Mercedes Benz S Class
Since 1954, the model of German giant has been the Mercedes Benz S Class limousine. The car has received motoring awards from Motor Trend Magazine and Automobile Magazine.It has also served as a launching pad for the innovations of the German company in the safety systems, interior styling and DrivetrainTechnologies.
The specifications it has includes an engine in the front and a back wheel-drive layout, a six liter V12 AMG as an engine which has the ability to produce up to 621 HP and a seven automatic transmission system for speed. The limousine costs approximately $154,000.
#4 – Chrysler 300 Limousine
The Chrysler 300 is the first model that made use of the latestChrysler winged emblem which took the position ofthe blue ribbon logo which has been in use since 1930’s. It’s a long wheelbase version of the luxury car owned by the Chrysler’s family. Canada is its main manufacturer and it’s based on the platform of Chrysler LX. One of the specifications it has is a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 petrol engine that has an automatic transmission system of 8HP45. Its approximate cost is $140,000.
#5 – Hyundai Equus Limousine
The only available limousine in South Korea is the Hyundai Equus, which is a long wheelbase version of Equus. The Presidential Security Services of South Korean uses the 5.5 liter version of this limousine for his events. And its approximate cost is $113,000. The specifications it has include a power driven footrest, a massage system, a bar radiator grill which is horizontal, a rear seat for leg support and a Tau 5-liter fuel engine with the ability of 395 hp at 3,500 rmp.
#6 – Mitsubishi Dignity Limousine
Originally, this limousine was produced from 1999 – 2001, then it disappeared. Later, Mitsubishi reintroduced it back in 2012. Mitsubishi Dignity limousine has a front wheel layout, a 4.5 liter V8 engine, a front engine, an INVECS II 5-speed system of automatic transmission and 5.33 meters length. And it approximately costs $105,500.
#7 – Chairman W Limousine
The Chairman W limousine is the first to be produced from Korea that has a four-wheel drive which is always found in the European vehicles. The limousine can travel up to 7.3 kilometers for a liter of gasoline. The vehicle has a five-liter V8 petrol engine that has 4,966 cc for displacement. It also has power of 302 hp at 5,600 rmp, a 7-speed system of automatic transmission and a speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Approximately it costs $103,000.
#8 – Lincoln MKS Limousine
This is the product of the Ford Motor Company. It’s based on the Ford D-three platform and assembled in Chicago. The features it has include a 3.5 liter engine of V6 DOHC which has the ability of 355 hp at 5,700 rpm, a front wheel, all the wheel drive layouts and a 6-speed of 6F55 automatic transmission system. It costs approximately $49,800.
#9 – Cadillac XTS limousine
The Cadillac XTS is assembled in Ontario in Canada and Shanghai in China. It’s the stretched wheelbase version of XTS sedan and it was introduced into the market in the year 2012. The features it has include a 3.6 liter of V6 gasoline engine charged up to 410 hp, a system of 6-speed automatic transmission, a torque of 369 lb-ft and front engine layout that has all the wheel drive capability. Its approximate cost is $48,635.
#10 – Great Wall Hover Pi Limousine
The first Chinese motors manufacturer to export vehicles in large quantities to the western world is the Great Wall Motors Company. The significant quantity exported happened in the year 2006 when the Great Wall Motors Company exported about 30,000 units of their vehicle model to Italy.
Also, this company has a limousine version referred to as Great Wall Hover Pi. Its first unit was offered to Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader as a gift. The features it has include a 2.4 liter petrol engine and its length is 6.9 meters and it costs $33,750.
From the information above, you are now aware of the priciest limousine in the world. They are mainly used by the rich and wealthy people, because they are very expensive for the poor people to afford. But if you are blessed with money, you can prefer any of the above mentioned limousines based on your taste and money.
And boom gotta love my good old friend in Florida, who has a limousine company, good old Steve, we have visited him recently and rode in one of his beauties.