Royal families and their one-off cars
The assets of the royal families are known to make headlines for their exclusivity and the distinct designs. This list provides details of
the elite cars various royal families from around the world own and prefer traveling in:
1) Bentley Limousine
Owned: Queen of United Kingdom
This custom-made Bentley limousine is an exclusive vehicle commissioned by the Queen of United Kingdom for all her state
travels. It was recently in the limelight around the world for being the vehicle in which Prince William and his brother went for his wedding to Kate Middleton. Exclusive features of the this maroon car include the transparent passenger rooftop, special monocoque chassis construction, special internal cabin height allowing the queen to stand upright while exiting the vehicle, and also the hind doors which open at an angle of 90 degrees, which makes it easier for Her Majesty to face the crowds directly without hindrance, and not to forget, the one and only model to be created.
2) Mercedes Benz G55 AMG
Owner: Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Sultan Bin Rashed al Nahyan
This custom-made Mercedes Benz was created for leading the envoy of the Prince Sultan Bin Rashed al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi.
This one-off vehicle was fitted with 5.5. litre V8 engine capable of delivering a total of 620 Horsepower system comprised of 8 piston calipers upfront and 4 calipers at the back. The wheels were 22-inch polished alloy wheels and headlamps were 4 Xenon upper beam lights along with 8 fog lamps. There was also extensive use of carbon fiber in the body to make it lightweight and more aerodynamic in design.
3) Rolls Royce- Star of India
Owner: King of Rajkot, India
Like most royalty, this vehicle was custom-made for the King of Rajkot, in India. This convertible 1934 Rolls Royce was an all-weather 50 HP car, a rarity of those times when it was created. To add to the distinct style, the paint of the car was orange in color, which is one of
the rarest in Rolls vehicles. The current owner of the vehicle, after a recent auction, is Gunther Zach, who is known to collect cars of such rarity and royal heritage.
4) Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet
Owner: Prince Albert II of Monaco
This Lexus LS 600h was made for Prince Albert II of Monaco for his upcoming wedding later this year. This one-off version has been made with a reinforced transparent rooftop and the designing has been done by the likes of Carat Duchatelet, which is known for its luxury
coaches. The paint which is midnight blue, is a special variety of water paint that has been applied manually by a group of craftsmen from the car company.
5) Pagani Zonda Una
Owner: Qatar Royal Family
This turquoise blue Pagani Zonda Una was created for the royal family of Qatar, to room around in the streets of the Gulf-based country. Among its distinct features was its 7.3 liter V8 engine which generated a total of 690 HP, enabling for a quick up and powerful drive. The royal family also owns a variety of cars in the baby blue shade, which has now become a characteristic of their car collection. Also, this Zonda happens to be the last piece to be ever made.
6) Rolls Royce Phantom
Owner: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, Saudi Arabia
Rolls Royce cars ooze royalty from its designs like no other vehicle its category. The Phantom version of the car comes with a powerful 6.75 Liter V12 engine that generates 453 BHP of power. The interiors of the car features special oak-wood finish for its panels, a LCD television set apart from the separate air-conditioning controls for the front and back seats, storage for Champagne, child safety
locks, occupant sensors and rear-active head restraints, giving a true royal treatment to its passengers. Even the color of the car can be customized according to the preference of the owner.
7) Aston Martin DB6 MKII Volante
Owner: Prince Charles, United Kingdom
This midnight-blue Aston Martin came to the news, when after the recent royal wedding, Prince William and his bride Katie Middleton did a tour of London city. The specialty of the car includes its engine which runs on alcohol-based fuel, made from the grapes grown in the royal garden of the British royal family. The mileage of the car is known to be a little over 8 kms to a gallon of fuel.
8) Customised Rolls Royce
Owner: Sultan Hasan Al Bolkiah of Brunei
The Sultan of Brunei is known for his spending habits, especially on his vehicles, due to which he is known to have the largest car collection in the world, apart from also being the owner of the most luxurious aircraft. However, his customized Rolls Royce is known to be a mixture
of the royal designs of Rolls Royce and the aerodynamics and engineering of a Porsche. It was recently noticed doing the rounds in the UK for his personal visit.
9) Cadillac Limousine
Owner: Royal family of Thailand
The royal family of Thailand is known to have a number of luxury wheels, recently included a Cadillac Limousine which was later also re-created for the United States President, as his official vehicle. Amongst other features are the aircraft composite doors and the chrome detailing on the interiors of the vehicle, along with an array of amenities for personal use and the extra high ceiling of the car.
10) Mercedes Pullman 600
Owner: King Bauduin of Belgium
King Bauduin was known for his taste in technology-friendly vehicles, and this customized Mercedes Benz stands a symbol of use of hybrid technology. The official vehicle of the royal family of Belgium, this vehicle has been fitted with all modern gadgets of hybrid technology, making this vehicle one of the most eco-friendly cars known.
11) 1961 MercedesBenz 300SL
Owner: Royal family of Jordan
King Abdullah I of Jordan was also another royal who was known for his taste in exotic vehicles, and one of them is the 1961 Mercedes Benz 300 SL. The car had been fitted with a 6 litre V8 engine, a rarity of the time when it was made. It produced a total of 380 HP and the top speed 155 mph. Till this day, the car remains as the official vehicle for the royal family.
12) Luma CLR 730 RS
Owner: King Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Saudi Arabia
One of the most exclusive cars from the Luma, this car is a customized version of the BMW M5 E60. It is known to be equipped with 730 HP 10 cylinder engine, with bi-compression mechanism and wheels with special anodized rims for its lightweight wheels. Since the model is meant for high speed travel, the body is completely made from carbon fiber, which reduces the overall weight of the chassis.
13) Toyota Limousine
Owner: Royal family of Japan
While most royals around the world travel in Rolls Royce, Mercedes and Porsche, the royal family travels in a custom-made limousine from Toyota. Keeping with the culture of producing energy-efficient cars, the limousine has been equipped with the latest energy-efficient engines
and other eco-friendly mechanisms. This 20-foot-long and 6-foot-wide vehicle has a sitting capacity of 20 people. It is equipped with a one-off 5.0 liter V12 engine that produces more than 350 HP of power. Also, bulletproofing and special tires adorn the emergency features of the car that can be driven even after the tires have been shot with bullets.