With great power, comes great responsibility. And great cars too.
They are the people who run their respective governments. No wonder or surprise that the quality of their lives during leadership is glamorous and classy. After all, they are the most powerful people on the planet. So, when they are out in their lavish rides, not just the paparazzi, but even common public can't help being spellbound.
Here's an interesting collection of the cars these mighty leaders use.
Having doors as heavy as that of a Boeing 747 and tires under the protection of kevlar, it is considered as one of the safest vehicles in the world. And of course, one of the most expensive too.
His beliefs of a simple life drives him to use this car that was donated by an Italian Priest who goes by the name Renzo Zocca. However, he owns a custom built Mercedes Benz with an armoured glass compartment as well.
Serving the personal choices of the Presidents of France, several car brands have been used in the past. Two special open top Citroen SM Présidentielle models are used exclusively for ceremonial purposes by him.
What's interesting about this car is that when the Queen is inside, the signature Bentley 'Flying B' bonnet ornament is replaced with either a St George one or a lion one.
Custom made for the Prime Minister, this car is not only bulletproof but also has self-contained oxygen supply that can protect the Prime Minister from a chemical attack. Another unique feature of the car is that it can release tear gas in case of an emergency.
The Prime Minister is regarded as the head of the nation. So the security of the car surely can't be compromised. This bullet-proof car can withstand attacks from handguns and AK-47s. But the President's car here turns out to be more noteworthy. The car is not just bullet proof but can run even on flat tires. Also, this car too can protect the President from gas or chemical attacks.
When it comes to cars, you can't just ignore the birthplace of Ferrari and Lamborghini. No less is expected from the official state car. The current fleet of presidential cars has 3 Lancia Thesises. Also, a Lancia Thesis Stola S85 and 3 Maserati Quattroportes serve as the official vehicles of the visiting presidents.
Similar to the masses of Japan, the emperor prefers using local automobile giant over foreign brands. This custom made and a completely bulletproof car is 20 feet long, and almost 7 meters wide and is valued to be around $500,000.
Instead of the regular license plate, this car has Kenyan coat of arms.
He believes in simple living and hence uses a non-luxury car. In fact, he even prefers to live near farms instead of the official residence.
This most expensive car in the country is often considered to be one of the most luxurious as well. Yes, China is still a communist country. At least on paper, it sure is.
Was that too much awesomeness concentrated in one place?