The 20 most expensive state cars ever
Expensive cars have always made heads turn. It becomes more special when the talk centers on expensive state cars, which governments across the world own.
Below are listed 20 of the most expensive of these cars that the world has ever seen.
20 Mercedes Benz Pullman S600 ($50,000)– Kenya
Though you might not have guessed but it is true that the Government of Kenya has one of the expensive state cars in its fleet. The car has an armored exterior that makes it extremely safe. The super car has a 6.3 liter V8 engine and can race up to a speed of 220 km/hr.
19 Lancia Thesis ($65,709) – Italy
Lancia Thesis, another of the expensive state cars has been part of the fleet with the Italian government. It can attain a maximum speed of 222 kilometer per hour and has 240 pounds feet of torque. Interestingly, the Prime Minister of Italy put it up for sale in 2014.
18 Toyota Century Royal ($85,500) – Japan
Among leading expensive state cars is Toyota Century Royal which has been used extensively by the Japanese Government. The super car is powered by a V12, 48 Valve engine and comes with a bulletproof exterior.
17 Mercedes Benz S350L ($85,995) –Singapore
The President of Singapore uses the 2010 variant of Mercedes Benz S350L to move around. The car is equipped with night view assist and collision sensors which makes it extremely safe too.
16 Range Rover Supercharged ($103,195) – Uzbekistan
Range Rover goes well with the ambiance of Uzbekistan and the head of the country moves around in it. Another of the expensive state cars, the Range Rover has armor protection and can withstand a hail of bullets.
15 Mercedes 600 Pullman ($120,384) – Morocco
The Mercedes 600 Pullman is indeed an impressive vehicle. Powered by a 6.3 liter V8 Engine and Bosh mechanical fuel injection, the super car is exclusive. The car has 6 doors and comes with forward facing jump seats.
14 Hyundai Equus VL 500(550) Limousine ($122,180) –South Korea
With as impulsive a neighbor as North Korea, the leadership in South Korea found the best bet in Hyundai Equus. This is an armored stretch limousine and can withstand a 15 kilo blast done by TNT.
13 Binz Limousine ($128,351) – Norway
The interior layout and top security features are perhaps the best qualitative aspects of Binz Limousine that attracted King Harald V in Norway to own it. The car is equipped with automatic start-stop feature and is very fuel efficient.
12 Rolls Royce Phantom ($148,645) – Brunei
Rolls Royce Phantom is unique for the fact that it is last in the league to have a separate chassis and has coiled springs in front and bottom. It is powered by a V8 Engine and has a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
11 Mercedes Benz S600L ($174,890) – Germany
The highly sophisticated Mercedes Benz S600L is the choice of German government. Its features include LED lighting sculpted exterior which makes exterior less wind resistant and windscreens which are animated and display high-tech graphics.
10 Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard ($180,000)-India
The Indian leadership has opted for Mercedes Benz that comes with a separate divider which allows the Indian President to have some privacy. The heavy armor makes it safe from grenade attack too.
9 Mercedes Benz W221 ($250,547) – Philippines
The choice of leadership in Philippines, the Mercedes Benz W221 is a 4 door car which is equipped with power brake boost and collision sensors among other features.
8 Mercedes S Class Limousine ($251,417) – Russia
Vladimir Putin has ensured that his Mercedes is unique indeed. The steering wheel has a double eagle in gold marked on it and the car comes with a great level of armored protection.
7 Maybach 62 ($394,000) – Malaysia
Maybach 62 is another luxury car that has kept the political class in Malaysia hooked. Its full reclining business class seats and picnic tables make it an extremely comfortable entity.
6 Jaguar XJ Sentinel ($455,025) – UK
This custom armored luxury car comes with a 5 liter V8 engine. Jaguar XJ has polycarbonate windows and can withstand bullet shots. Its night vision abilities are also best in the world.
5 Maybach 62 Limousine ($500,000) – Thailand
Maybach 62 Limousine comes with a V12 Engine and is a personal preference of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. The car is equipped with the latest technical gadgets and is considered to be a safe bet.
4 Mercedes Benz M Class ($524,990) – Vatican
Mercedes Benz M is the choice of Pope Francis who loves to travel in it. The custom build Mercedes has a top speed of 160 miles per hour and cruises through otherwise peaceful Vatican.
3 Hongqi Limousine ($801,624) – China
Hongqi Limousine is unique as it is the most expensive car in China. The turbo charged V8 Engine run Super car can charge from zero to hundred kilometers in less than 9 seconds. It is also the most sought after luxury car in the Chinese automobile history.
2 Cadillac One ($1, 500,00) – United States
This is considered to be one of the safest cars and is currently being used by Barack Obama, the US President. Night vision facilities are one of the many amenities of this super car.
1 Bentley State Limousine ($15, 167,500) – Queen of England
Now coming to the numerounospot in the list of most expensive state cars! Keeping in view the age of Queen of England, the Bentley State Limousine has been designed for her in a way that its doors can swing open at 90 degrees. The super car is also equipped with state of art security features.