The World’s Top 5 Luxury Limousines
When was the very first time you got to ride in a limo? Was it your high school prom, graduation or possibly your wedding? Almost of all of us at Detroit Auto Body can remember that moment when we were first impressed by the luxury and style of a limousine, not to mention the bar and the TV.
Limousines are luxury cars and that's why they aren't cheap. An average limo goes for between $100,000 and $300,000. Most of us will never be able to own a limo, but with a few hundred bucks, you can surely rent one anywhere in the country.
Here is a list of our Top 5 Limousines, based on several categories, including the size, accessories and unique features that make them truly one-of-a-kind.
1. The Sultan of Brunei’s Custom Rolls Royce Silver Spur Limo
This may be #1 on all lists for many years to come, because there isn't anything even close to this amazing creation. We doubt that we'll ever get to see this wonder here at Detroit Auto Body any time soon, so until then, photos will have to suffice. With a car collection of over $4 billion, the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah makes other car collectors look like Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld look like lightweights. The centerpiece of Bolkiah's collection is this Rolls Royce Silver Spur stretch limousine plated with pure 24 carat gold. I would love to find out what the insurance and maintenance costs are for this amazing limousine, but I bet the sultan isn't concerned about them at all! Total cost: $14 million
2. Batmobile Limousine
This impressive limo was built in 2012 and designed by Director Tim Burton to emulate several of the different versions featured during the Batman movie series. With all of the gadgets used by Batman in the movies and in the TV series from the 1960's, this limo has a rocket and missile launcher, video cameras in the front and the back and all of the bells and whistles required to fight against the likes of the Joker, Catwoman and the Penguin! Total cost: $4.2 million
3. The American Dream
The American Dream is the world’s longest limo, stretching 100 feet with 26 wheels. Just walking from one end to another is exhausting! Owned by car collector and designer Jay Orhberg, this behemoth stops traffic everywhere it goes. With a king-sized bed, a helicopter in tow, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool onboard, The American Dream is a mansion on wheels and a poster child for excess. Total cost: $4 million
4. Rolls Royce Phantom Limo
When a version of this Rolls Royce Phantom limo popped up in China, it shocked the world with its detail, style and power. This limo comes with extra features that makes it highly distinctive, from the lush interior, a $100,000 entertainment center, bulletproof armor covering every inch of the vehicle's exterior and an office with a desk and computers. It has a 6.8 liter V12 engine capable of pushing out 432 horsepower. Total cost: $3.8 million
5. The Beast
Known as the world’s most luxurious tank, The Beast was commissioned in 2009 to carry the President of the United States to events all over Washington D.C. Normally, this Cadillac One costs $300,000, but this particular version has been modified and equipped with amazing features that has pushed its overall cost to $3 million. The only vehicle that is any safer for its inhabitants in the world is the legendary Pope Mobile. So, when our President is in The Beast, you can be certain that he is safe and secure (and of course, traveling in extreme style). Total cost: $3 million
So, the next time you're chilling like a villain up in some classy limo, do a toast for these amazing custom creations.