Cars That Shout “I’m Filthy Rich, Move Over Peasant”
By James Hind
There are certain cars which when you see them in your rear view mirror look really really intimidating. They scream “I’m filthy rich, move over peasant”. These are the cars we think give that impression:
The most obvious one is the Rolls-Royce Phantom. At night, with its slit headlights it looks seriously menacing. The huge grille at the front and sheer size of it mean it’s probably the most imposing car on the road.
If you buy an S65 AMG then you’re really showing the world that you need to get places fast. The S65 AMG costs a whopping £50,000 less than the S63 AMG, yet is only 0.1 seconds quicker to 60mph. If someones prepared to drop £50k just to go a minuscule amount quicker then you know that person values their time more than their money, so you better get out of their way.
We know that Defenders are mostly driven by farmers, but whenever we see one in black with tinted windows, our mind always skips to the conclusion that it must contain a team of heavily armed ex-Soviet army bodyguards for a Russian oligarch. Perhaps just us?
Thanks to TopGear and the endless media attention the Veyron has had for the last 5 years, pretty much everyone knows that it’s one of the most expensive and fastest cars in the world. With it’s wide and low profile it’s seriously intimidating too.
With its gigantic round headlights, the Bentley Mulsanne really does have a piercing look about it. The acres of silver grilles and large Bentley badge mean that everyone will realise you’ve spent more on your car than most people do in their lives.
Ok, so it’s not really called ‘Monstrosity’, but it should be. With that many grilles and the matte black paintwork you just know there’s someone driving it who has far too much money and too little sense.