Getting from A to B is one thing yet doing it in style is another entirely. Thankfully, there are brands that value beauty over brawn, style over substance, and the fabulous over the functional. If you truly want to stand out when you step out at your destination then read on to discover what high end, luxury transport really means. If the idea of owning any of these doesn’t keep you motivated to keep going, nothing will.
Super Lux Transport That Will Keep You Motivated To Work
Airbus X Aston Martin ACH130 Helicopter
That’s right, Aston Martin has developed a luxurious helicopter. The ACH130 follows a year-long collaboration with Airbus to create a bespoke embodiment of sleek design with aerial engineering.
There are four different designs which combine Leather and Ultra-suede interiors with exteriors ranging from Stirling Green, Xenon Grey, Arizona Bronze and Ultramarine Black. The helicopter seats up to six passengers and has a range of almost 400 miles with a maximum speed of 134 knots (155 mph).
Airbus has designed several pieces of new technology into the ACH130 including a new axial compressor, high pressure compressor diffusor, and new material in the high pressure turbine.
“Beauty is of vital importance to Aston Martin and to our customers and we think the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is an inherently beautiful machine,” said Aston Martin’s VP and CCO Marek Reichman.
The 2020 Range Rover Sentinel
If you fancy yourself as the next James Bond, a king or a kingpin, then the Range Rover Sentinel may be just for you. Not only does it have a bulletproof exterior with smoked glass windows, the armoured SUV is now more powerful than ever before. Coming equipped with a new supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, the SUV now goes from 0 to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds and produces 375 hp. Considering how heavy the armoured protection is that’s quite impressive.
Not only is the Sentinel bulletproof, with high-strength steel and multi-laminated armoured glass it is also blast-certified. There’s also an anti-tamper exhaust, a self-sealing fuel tank, a backup battery system, and run-flat tires.
Expect those same amenities you’ve seen before with a Range Rover yet add the latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10″ touchscreens. Only the Sentinel can offer a specially configured front window, which was designed for important document deliveries. It drops a maximum of 5.9″ and features a public address system, allowing the occupant to signal people outside the vehicle just like a boss.
The Mercedes-AMG S-Class Final Edition
For those after the truly limited edition, Mercedes-AMG present the V12 S-Class Sedan. As expected for a final run the design is jaw dropping. There are only 130 units and the S 65 Final Edition flaunts a laudable black colourway inside and out and a twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 engine which delivers an impressive 621 hp and 1000 nm of torque. The car can also go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, highly impressive considering it weighs 2.5 tons.
There are distinguished touches that mark the S-Class Sedan out from the competition. The subtle bronze accents on the 20” alloy wheels, rear bumper, intakes and side skirts which adjoin the black exterior finish. Then the cabin is adorned with exclusive Nappa leather seats with copper-coloured contrasting topstitching and in the centre console is an edition badge to reaffirm the car’s unique status. Finally, if you opt for the Warmth Package, Mercedes-AMG will include a Magic Sky Control panoramic roof.
The Hypercar Czinger 21C
There are hypercars and then there is the Czinger 21C which broke the mould. This is a uniquely impressive combination of style and substance as its production did not even come from an assembly line. Almost every single metal component in the 21C is 3D printed, marking it out as one of the most unique and forward-thinking cars in the world.
Jens Sverdrup, Czinger COO, confirmed that the parts are made from a mix of aluminium, titanium, and Inconel (a heat-resistant material originally developed for use in the aerospace industry). All of this fits when you behold the hypercar as it is truly breathtaking.
The 21C boasts a hybrid powertrain and two electric motors that combine for 240 hp in the front wheels and a 2.8-litre, twin-turbocharged, flat-plane crank V-8 that powers the rear wheels through a 7-speed sequential transaxle, pumping out 950 hp. There are even rumours that it will do 0 to 100 kph in 1.9 seconds.
A company statement said, “Czinger has utilized its own revolutionary technologies to create a 1250hp drivetrain and computational manufacturing methods to keep the dry weight under 1200kg, for that all-important 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.”
Czinger is planning on a limited production run of only 80 to include both road and track-focused versions.