The limousine is the pinnacle of all luxury cars. It allows for the passenger to sit back and enjoy the ride while being entertained by some of the finest features to ever be put into a vehicle. When a limo drives by or pulls over to a curb, everyone looking on knows that the person or persons riding in those back seats are rolling in cash.
Limousines can be very pricey investments. They will typically range anywhere from $100,000 to $300,000. However, some people do not feel that the everyday limo is enough to satisfy their needs. Some would prefer something ever more luxurious and are willing to spend a much bigger wad of cash in order to obtain it.
All the limos on this list cost at least $1 million to purchase. They are not your everyday limousines. These are highly customized or absolute top-of-the-line models. If they are not one of a kind they are one of just a very limited amount. Companies typically do not produce these cars until they are asked to by a customer because they are very expensive to build and in many cases a buyer will want it customized to his or her specific tastes. In order to accommodate the buyer's wishes, companies are forced to throw a huge price tag on these vehicles.
10 Lamborghini Aventador Stretch Limo: Value Unknown
In 2013, the limousine company Cars for Stars designed the concept for a Lamborghini Aventador stretch limo. The limo would be fitted with Lamborghini’s 6.5 liter V12 engine which pushes up to 700 horsepower. Aside from the looks and power of a Lamborghini, the interior would be custom fitted with everything you would expect from a high-end limo. The rear is designed to fit up to seven people, features an L-shaped couch and has plasma TVs, Ipod hookups, and even a champagne bar. It isn't a reality yet, and the inevitably steep price tag attached to such a creation might ensure that it never does become one, but we felt it belonged on this list out of pure awesomeness.
9 Mercedes-Benz S-600 Pullman: $1 million
The Mercedes-Benz S-600 Pullman has already been shown at various car shows throughout the world. It is scheduled to be officially released to consumers in 2015. It was designed as the replacement to the Maybach 62. Maybach was a company owned by Mercedes-Benz that specialized in high luxury limousines. The Maybach line was pulled because it was unable to compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley. The S-600 Pullman is a 21-foot limo with amour plating capable of resisting gunfire and small explosives. Its price is set at a cool $1 million.
8 The Million Euro Mini: $1.35 million
The most expensive Mini Cooper in the world is pink. The “Million Euro Mini” is owned by Princess Regina Abdurazakova of Kazakhstan. It is fitted with a 47 inch TV screen, 70 TFT monitors, 30 parking sensors, and 20 parking cameras. The body is covered in over one million tiny Swarovski crystals. Each wheel has an eight centimeter crystal in the middle. The window films are made up of about 50 grams of pure gold. The Mini cost about one million Euros or $1.35 million US.
7 Maybach Landaulet: $1.4 million
Maybach was Mercedes-Benz's luxury limousine production company until it was ended in 2013. Though their limos were considered more luxurious than Bentleys or Rolls Royces, their high price tags and lack of name recognition caused them to be unable to sell as many models as their competitors. The Landaulet was based on the style of limousines that made Maybach one of the most popular luxury car brands in the 1920s. It used a 62S 612 horsepower bi-turbo V12 engine. The car was famous for its retractable hard roof that allowed for its passengers to soak in the sun if desired. It was fitted with white leather with gold-flecked granite inlays and although not a "stretch" limousine, it still cost about $1.4 million.
6 The Midnight Rider: $2.5 million
The Midnight Rider was designed in 1986 and is the world’s largest for-hire limousine, and it's anything but traditional. The limo is constructed out of a tractor trailer body and can hold up to 40 passengers. It features three separate lounge areas all equipped with 1,800 watt speaker systems. The trailer includes an on-board night club complete with DJ and a full size bar with bartenders. The Midnight Rider is worth an estimated $2.5 million and it holds the world record for being the world’s heaviest limousine.
5 The Beast: $3 million
The Beast may very well be the world’s classiest tank. It was commissioned in 2009 to carry the President of the United States. There are actually twelve of these Cadillac limos and three travel in processions at all times. The one carrying the president is known as Cadillac One. Typically, one of these Cadillac limos would cost about $300,000, but the government has poured in over $3 million into this vehicle to ensure the president’s safety. The Beast is fitted with enough armor to withstand an RPG attack. Since The Beast is classified as a matter of national security it is unknown to the public what the exact capabilities of the car are. It is known that it has firefighting equipment, oxygen tanks and masks, tear gas, and shotguns. However, it is highly rumored that it also has built in grenade launchers.
4 Rolls Royce Phantom Limo: $3.8 million
It is probably surprising to see this above the limousine used to drive around the president of one of the world’s most powerful countries, but a version of this limo popped up in China worth around $3.8 million USD. The stock Rolls Royce Phantom is one of the priciest cars in the world to begin with, but this Phantom Limo is fitted with bulletproof armor and a full sized office along with all the luxury features of a Rolls Royce. It has a 6.8 liter V12 engine capable of pushing out 432 horsepower.
3 The American Dream: $4 million
The American Dream is owned by car collector and designer Jay Ohrberg. It is the world’s longest limo, stretching for 100 feet, and has 26 wheels. Its long list of features include a heated Jacuzzi, a sun deck, a swimming pool, king sized beds, and a helicopter landing pad. This mansion on wheels is worth about $4 million.
2 Batmobile Limousine: $4.2 million
The Batmobile Limousine is the perfect ride for the nerdy kid who grew up to make billions of dollars. It is designed completely after the Tim Burton Batman movie series that lasted from 1989 to 1992. It was built in 2012 and features all the gadgets Batman used in the movies. This includes rocket and missile launchers and the ejecting front and rear wheels. The car itself is fitted with a V8 Corvette jet engine. It cost $4.2 million to recreate the cinema icon and stretch it into a limo.
1 The Sultan of Brunei’s Custom Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limo: $14 million
The Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, holds the world record for the largest collection of cars. It is estimated his entire collection is worth over $4 billion. He also holds the world’s largest private collection of Roll Royces. It is believed that during the 1990s his family purchased half of the Rolls Royces sold throughout the entire world. He had the company design a very special car for his wedding day. The Sultan purchased a Rolls Royce Silver Spur stretch limousine and had it plated with pure 24 carat gold. It is valued at a mind boggling $14 million.