Top 10 Most Expensive State Cars in the World

These are The 10 Most Expensive Presidential Cars in the World:

1. Queen of England – Bentley State Limousine ($15,167,500)
Bentley State Limousine. (photo via wikimedia.org)
When the Queen of England wants to get around, you better believe that fashionable old lady does not settle for shabby chic. No, the leader of England rides around in a Bentley State Limousine. This baby is outfitted with everything a royal woman could need. Queen Elizabeth II can sit pretty in this vehicle, which was created as a 50th anniversary edition of the iconic automotive brand. Since the Queen is getting up there in age, the doors of the Bentley can swing open at a 90-degree angle, and a “panoramic glasshouse” means that she can get a nice easy view of her adoring fans and the common folk. Top-notch security features keep her safe and sound.


2. United States – Cadillac One ($1,500,00)
The Cadillac One. (photo via wikipedia.org)
When the President of the United States of America wants to get around, he hops into the Cadillac One. This is the official state car, and is manufactured by General Motors. The United States has been using presidential vehicles for about 80 years, but this one is a beauty. The current model is a limousine-style Cadillac and is, of course, fully armored to protect the Commander in Chief, currently, President Barack Obama. Get this: the Cadillac One has a stash of blood in it to match the President’s blood type. There’s also an oxygen tank, just in case of emergency. And for those late-night, top-secret limousine cruises, the Cadillac One is equipped with night vision, too.

3. Thailand – Maybach 62 Limousine ($500,000)
Maybach 62 Limousine. (photo via flickr.com)
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and his royal family only choose the best when it comes to their official vehicles. That is why they go around in the Maybach 62 Limousine. This powerhouse is a big bad boy, with a V12 engine and roomy interior. As far an entertainment is concerned, the vehicle includes a DVD and CD system, refrigerator and wine chiller, as well as a center console with all of the latest tech accoutrements. There is nothing ordinary about these limousines, and their high performance and luxury appearance is the best of both worlds. If you have a spare half a million dollars lying around, you should definitely check out the Maybach 62.

4. UK – Jaguar XJ Sentinel ($455,025)
Jaguar XJ Sentinel. (photo via wikimedia.org)
Hop aboard the Jaguar XJ Sentinel, the official vehicle for the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom. The Prime Ministerial Car is custom armored and outfitted with a supercharged 5-liter V8 engine. While a lot of the details and cool features are under wraps, we do know that the body of the car is made of titanium, Kevlar, and steel plate, with polycarbonate windows that can withstand bullet shots. There is an oxygen supply in case of disaster, and the vehicle is also able to withstand tear gas. Inside, it is a techie’s dream: high-def televisions, night vision abilities, and sound systems for important conference calls on the go. A Prime Minister always needs to be prepared!

5. Malaysia – Maybach 62 ($394,000)
 Maybach 62 (photo via wikimedia.org)
Now let’s head back over to Asia and go see the Maybach 62 in Malaysia. After a hiatus, the Maybach is back and ready to roll. The executive royalty of Malaysia can kick back and relax in fully-reclining business-class seats and keep their booze cool is a wine chiller. Picnic tables, safety features, and the latest technology that money can buy round out this luxury vehicle. You can bet that not everyone is riding around in this beautiful beast, but if you have nearly $400,000, you could be one of them. It may have only been a couple of years since the recurrence of the Maybach, but it is a force to be reckoned with.

6. Russia – Mercedes S-Class Limousine ($251,417)
Mercedes S-Class Limousine (photo via flickr.com)
Russian President Vladmir Putin does not play around when it comes to his car. His Mercedes S-Class Limousine is like the next generation of space-race competition, this time in the automotive market. Putin pulled out all the stops to get his own custom-designed limousine, and the results are absolutely astounding. First of all, the steering wheel features a double eagle in gold. There is the highest level of armored protection, high beltline, low roofline, plush leather interiors on the seats, steering wheel, and more. If you want to see the finest that Russian money can buy, here it is. The custom vehicle was part of Putin’s pet project which was put into place at the beginning of 2014.

7. India – Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard ($180,000)
Mercedes-Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard
In India, Narendra Modi is riding around in the stunning Mercedes-Benz S600. This limousine is outfitted with fluffy plush seating and classic design, but with a contemporary twist. A separation divider allows Pranab to have privacy and partition his area of the limousine off from others. A leader has got to have some down time to himself, after all. Moreover, this car is super safe, with heavy armor and protection, the strength and durability to withstand a grenade and an AK 47, and of course, the typical GPS and satellite navigation. Forget about riding in a tuk-tuk or on an elephant!

8. Germany – Mercedes-Benz S600L ($174,890)
Mercedes-Benz S600L (photo via wikimedia.org)
The German executive vehicles are categorized under the name Sonderklasse, meaning “special class.” These cars are certainly in a league of their own. Currently, they’re using the Mercedes-Benz S-Class series, which are sleeker and of course, highly sophisticated. Some awesome features include LED lighting, a sculpted exterior for less wind resistance, and two widescreen displays complete with high-tech graphics and animations. Touch screens, a head-up display, and Magic Body Control means that the driver can manipulate the car with just the simplest of navigations and movements. The car can also use its Road Surface Scan to literally look at the road conditions and surface and adjust its safety settings accordingly.

9. Brunei – Rolls Royce Phantom VI ($148,645)
Rolls Royce Phantom VI
The Sultan of Brunei travels around in the Rolls Royce Phantom VI. What a very fine choice, we must say. This automobile is not only powerful, but it is absolutely gorgeous. It was the last of the Rolls Royce line of cars to flaunt a separate chassis, with coiled springs at the front and in the back, leaf springs. SU carburetors, a V8 engine, and a 4-speed automatic gearbox helped catapult the machine to speed and top-notch style. Other world leaders who have used this vehicle include Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and even Kate Middleton (when she married Prince William!)

10. South Korea – Hyundai Equus VL500 (550) Limousine ($122,180)
Hyundai Equus VL500 (550) Limousine (photo via wikimedia.org)
South Korea has some pretty scary neighbors up North, so you can bet that the South Korean Hyundai Equus VL500 Limousine is ready to tackle whatever is thrown at it. This is the first armored stretch limo built on South Korean soil, and it is armed and protected to keep the Asian leader safe and sound. That includes enough strength and durability to withstand a 15 kilo blast of TNT! This model is larger than its predecessors, and it is actually quite a mammoth compared to the entire fleet of Hyundai models. It was used at the G20 Summit in South Korea and did not fail to impress. The car was originally constructed for South Korean President Cheong Wa Dae.

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