Arguably, the most expensive and luxurious chauffeur driven car to ever be created
is the Maybach 62.
Founded in by father and son, Wilhelm and Karl Maybach built their first prototype
in 1919. During the next 2 decades Maybach produced the most opulent and desired
vehicles of the time and in 1997 the prototype Maybach was presented at the Motorshow
and caught the attention of the world.
Our silver Maybach 62 cost a staggering £315,000, which is more than the average
price of a house. It's like a luxury first class lounge on wheels with a 5.5 litre,
V12 engine and weighing in at almost 3 tonnes it can go from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds.
Both billionaires and celebrities such as Roman Abramovich , Theo Paphitis, Peter
Jones, Simon Cowell and P Diddy own a Maybach.
As standard they come with fully reclining and massaging chairs, silver service
champagne set with cooled cup holders and a full entertainment system with wireless
headphones. So if you have a long business journey or simply wish to travel in refined
luxury, the Maybach 62 is as good as it gets.
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Next is the Rolls Royce Phantom which is a British institution and has
transported aristocracy in style for decades.
Now the wider population such as Russian Oligarchs and top CEOs own one including
Simon Cowell, Donald Trump and Alan Sugar.
As a chauffeur car they are ideal for every occasion and are very popular as wedding
cars in London. These vehicles start from £220,000 and boast a 453 BH (break horsepower)
V12 engine, which goes from 0-60 in just 5.7 seconds.
Interesting luxury accessories include a 26 speaker sound system with full entertainment
system, refrigerator, rear seat tables and those all important umbrellas located
discretely in the rear passenger doors.
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As one of the oldest forms of luxury travel and a favourite amongst diplomats and
heads of state including the President of India, the Mercedes Benz S 600 Pullman
takes the third spot in our list.
The Pullman offers its passengers not only a maximum of comfort, but also a superbly
appointed setting for discreet meetings. With a body based on the S600; the wheelbase
has been lengthened by over 1000 mm, and the roof raised.
A partition provides a sight and sound barrier between the high-ranking passengers
and the driving area - allowing the former to engage in conversation. Characterised
by sheer luxury in a way which is both unobtrusive and unmistakable, the Pullman
is designed to offer the maximum degree of comfort.
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The Bentley Continental Flying Spur has been overshadowed by the Maybach
and Rolls Royce unless you are James Bond who owned several.
The Flying Spur is a very special car in its own right and is very popular with
celebrities, footballers and their wives. They cost over £110,000 and are furnished
with a lavish wood interior finish and the most firm and sporty ride. It delivers
a blistering 522 BH from a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine and a 0-60 time
of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 200mph.
This again is a very popular wedding vehicle and frequently used for luxury airport
transfers and night clubbing.
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Fifth place could have been decided between the
Mercedes Viano, BMX 7 series or possibly
the Audi A8 which have all recently won various industry awards.
However, the Mercedes S 600 is the most popular luxury
chauffeur driven vehicles around today and therefore wins the final spot in our
list. At around £90,000 it might seem unfair to compare the S600 to the Maybach
and Rolls Royce but it is the car of choice for many who desire understated luxury
in a vehicle that sets the industry standard in comfort and safety.
The S-Class is considered the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz range and since its
introduction in 1954 it now delivers a blistering 500 BH from a 12 cylinder engine
and a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds.
Our chauffeurs feel confident that they can provide a reliable quality service to
help ensure their passengers are driven in comfort and style.
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