While most carmakers are on their knees, some have increased their sales by 44%. The ideal time to invest or treat yourself
Luxury cars are not only defined by their excellent driving properties, state-of-the-art technologies and refined design, but also by the level of prestige they bring to their owners. LP-Life.com presents some of the recent gems driven by celebrities, that you can potentially also afford. A luxurious body made of top-of-the-line materials, excellent in its shapes and surface finish, is only part of what makes luxury cars so desirable.
Bentley Continental GT - James Bond's car
Readers of the novels by Ian Fleming, the creator of Agent 007, may remember that the most famous spy in the world drove a 1933 Bentley convertible at first.
The body of the Continental model is made using the "Super Formed" technology from aluminium heated above 500°C and pressed into the mould using high pressure. This is the first car in the world produced by this method, developed for the aerospace industry. Bentley owners include, for example, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Cher, Cristian Ronaldo or Ice-T. The carmaker had record sales in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, it sold 11,206 cars, compared to the 8,627 the previous year. Sales in 2020 increased by 2%. The interest was dispersed mainly across America and continental Europe.
The price of the vehicle is approximately 4.7 million CZK.
Mercedes-Maybach S 580 - a symbol of luxury
The two-color painted car is equipped with almost every technological convenience you can imagine. These include a neck heating system, a cooling box with temperature control in the rear part, seat belt feeders previously included only in coupe models, or a calf massage function.
The height of luxury can be experienced in the rear seat. The two seats can be adjusted up to an angle of 43.5 degrees.
Since its launch in 2015, approximately 60,000 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class cars have been shipped worldwide. In 2019, about 12,000 cars were sold, more than ever before, especially in Chinese markets. Last year, in addition to China, the main sales regions were Russia, South Korea, the USA and Germany. Maybach, for example, is owned by a former professional basketball player and former NBA player Gilbert Arenas. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West used to drive around Beverly Hills in one of these.
The price of the car is approximately 3.8 million CZK.
Mercedes S-Class - revolutionary interior
The Mercedes S-Class is considered one of the best luxury cars on the market today.
For Mercedes S-Class, especially in China and the USA, it is common for the owner to sit in the back. The manufacturer therefore focused primarily on the maximum comfort of the rear seats. The revolutionary interior stands out by combining modern technologies and luxury. In addition to the classic PIN entry, a high degree of theft protection is ensured by a new authentication procedure through a combination of fingerprints, face and voice recognition.
The Mercedes brand is very popular, especially among Slovak celebrities and athletes. A car by the Mercedes brand is also owned by the Slovak rapper Rytmus or the football player Marek Hamšík.
The car has the MBUX assistance system built in. It can memorize your favourite songs or the most frequently called numbers, it can even interpret head, hand or body language movements. For example, if the driver looks back at the rear window, the interior assistant will automatically open the sunblind. If the driver searches for something on the seat in the dark, the light switches on.
The seats have a diamond stitching pattern. Rear passengers can enjoy a ride with one of 10 different massage programs. Ambient lighting has also undergone changes. The backlight colour can be changed depending on the temperature or the selected music. The model will go on sale this year.
The price of the car is approximately 2.5 million CZK.
Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 - Spanish bull
An exceptionally clean, exotic and predatory design - that's Huracán. The sharp edges of the front mask and narrow headlights give Huracán a luxuriously sporty look.
What's interesting is what inspired the manufacturer when naming this model. Huracán was the name of one of the famous Spanish bulls, known for his immense courage and aggression, who became the legend of bullfighting in 1879.
Nicki Minaj, Christiano Ronaldo, Logan Paul and Leoš Mareš are some examples of Lamborghini owners.
Pope Francis also received the Huracán model as a gift from Lamborghini, however, he decided to sell it and donate the proceeds to charity. The buyer who bought it at the auction also did not keep the car for a long time and passed it on in the form of a lottery. The icing on the cake is that the winner of this lottery and another one among the number of owners are Czech.
The price of the car is approximately 5.2 million CZK.
Bentley Bentayga - a clock for the price of a car
One of the most expensive accessories in this car is the Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon clock, worth approximately 3.9 million crowns, located on the dashboard. The clock automatically rotates 3 times every 15 minutes, so you don't have to worry about it not showing the exact time.
This extra addition will almost double the price of the car. Those interested can choose a variant made of white gold, but especially for ladies, a variant made of pink gold may also be attractive. But it is obvious that leaving such a clock in a parked car is really risky.
Bentley had record sales in 2020, even though it had been forced to shut down during the first closures. Production in North England was stopped for seven weeks and ran at only half capacity for the next nine weeks. Last year's favourable results were mainly due to sales on Chinese markets, which grew by almost 50%. New models have helped the carmaker increase its sales volume. Bentley Bentaygu is owned, for example, by Slovak tennis player Dominika Cibulková, Paris Hilton, Robert Downey Jr. Or Mark Wahlberg. In the past, rapper Tyga also received a gift in the form of a Bentley from his girlfriend Kylie Jenner.
The price of the car is approximately 5.2 million CZK.
Tesla Model S - cell phone control
The electric car was developed by Tesla, whose CEO is Elon Musk. It is a luxury limousine with the characteristics of a sports car.
Model S is equipped with an autopilot, which allows fully autonomous driving of the vehicle. You can control it remotely, either via the Smart Summon application on your mobile phone or with the vehicle key. In this way, the owner can have his Tesla leave a narrow parking space or park it in a garage.
The crisis year 2020 was a huge success for Tesla, sales of their cars increased by 44%. The market value of the carmaker increased roughly eightfold in 2020. Tesla was very successful in 2019, when it delivered 367,500 cars to its customers. Tesla owners include rapper Snoop Dog and Hollywood actors Morgan Freeman, Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Will Smith and Dustin Hoffman.
The price of the car is approximately 2.6 million CZK.
Rolls-Royce Phantom - the quietest car in the world
Phantom is not about fast driving, but above all about the enjoyment of driving, which is really at the peak with it. You can enter the interior, where you will find all conceivable luxuries, through coach doors. But getting out of the garage with this almost 6-meter car requires a lot of courage.
The rear part is perfectly soundproofed. The loudest sound in the cabin will be the beating of your own heart. To change direction, you can contact the driver via the on-board telephone.
Television and chilled champagne? Phantom provides such luxuries, right under a starry sky, which is imitated by hundreds of LED lights on the ceiling.
Glass was used on the dashboard for the first time. Rolls-Royce calls this part a gallery and you can insert photos here, for example. The Rolls-Royce brand is owned by Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell, 50 Cent, Beyonce or Ludacris, among others. Actors Pavel Trávníček and Leoš Mareš are among the lovers of the brand. Rolls-Royce cars are especially popular with Bollywood actors.
The only sales office in the Czech Republic, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Prague, boasts excellent results for the calendar year 2019, when it achieved its historically highest turnover, which had increased by 40 percent compared to the previous year. In 2019, the carmaker sold 5,152 cars globally, which is not only a quarter more than a year earlier, but also the most in its history. The carmaker said that sales fell by 30% in the first half of 2020, but now it seems to be heading towards better times.
The price of the car is almost 11 million CZK.
Audi A8 - a laser scanner
If you are a fan of long limousines, the Audi A8 is for you. Rear seat passengers have as much space as they would in first class on an airplane. Of interest are tinted self-darkening windows or retractable LCD screens in front of each passenger. Luxurious features include surround sound for rear passengers. The air conditioning allows the air to be scented with a mountain or sea scent.
Another novelty in the world of production motor cars is the laser scanner, which, together with a plethora of other sensors, allows the new A8 to drive partially autonomously, without driver intervention. Audi is a popular brand among actors such as Zac Efron and Orlando Bloom.
The price of the car is approximately 3 million CZK.
BMW 7 Series - the car that listens to you
Want to find a specific place or read emails along the way? By saying "Hey BMW", the system will recognize your voice and listen to your every word.
The paint with a shimmering amber effect creates an extremely elegant look. With a specially developed key with a display, the car can park itself without anyone sitting behind the wheel.
The real seats will offer maximum luxury in the form of massage seats and a panoramic window with the possibility of electronically changing its colour. Even Dagmar Havlová is one of BMW's fans!
The price of the car is approximately 3.4 million CZK.
BMW X7- gesture control
The X7 is the largest BMW model in the history of this Munich brand. The size of the interior space competes with limousines. In addition to the title of the biggest, this model can also be called the most luxurious.
A traditional part of luxury BMWs is the control of the basic functions of the on-board system with gestures - you can adjust the volume of the music by swiping your finger, you can reject a call by waving your hand. The X7 is another car popular among Indian actors.
The price of the car is approximately 3 million CZK.
Porsche Panamera - a horse on the highway
With 700 horsepower under the hood, the highway is this car's natural habitat. The 2021 model of Porsche Panamera brings a number of improvements in line with customer requirements.
It has a total of 110 control units. Add to that the luxurious design, safety systems and state-of-the-art equipment, and we get a great Porsche for up to four passengers. By 2023, the manufacturer wants to improve the sound of its cars. Porsche is owned by actor Keanu Reeves, Patrick Dempsey or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.