25 Ridiculous Luxury Car Facts That Might Make You Wish You Were Rich

A luxury car is any vehicle that provides luxury (big surprise!), or basically any features that go beyond what is “necessary”. Although this definition is somewhat subjective, there is something of a consensus as to what constitutes a luxury car. The term luxury may be applied to any number of vehicle types, from vans and sedans to minibuses and sports cars. These days, however, there can be a bit of confusion surrounding premium brands vs luxury brands. Although premium brands tend to be high priced (and they can sometimes cost even more than the luxury equivalent), they are still often considered different. And while high price is certainly one of the factors that contributes to a car being “luxury”, it also boils down to the style, engineering, and even public opinion. Ever since cars hit the road, every era has had its own brands of luxury vehicles. These days, some brands focus almost exclusively on the luxury market (BMW and Mercedes) while other companies have subsidiaries in the luxury department (Lexus is a subsidiary of Toyota). So whether you are planning on buying one of these luxury cars or not, these are 25 Ridiculous Luxury Car facts That Might Make You Wish You Were Rich…or maybe not.

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A Mercedes Benz W125 achieved one of the fastest recorded speeds on the German Autobahn at 432kph (268mph). The year was 1938.

A Mercedes Benz W125 achieved one of the fastest recorded speeds on the German Autobahn at 432kph (268mph). The year was 1938.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The 1950 Cadillac El Dorado had a mini bar in its glove compartment

The 1950 Cadillac El Dorado had a mini bar in its glove compartmentSource: jalopnik.com, Image: wikipedia
23

When Audi began releasing cars in India, they had to create a new horn to withstand the heavy use

When Audi began releasing cars in India, they had to create a new horn to withstand the heavy useSource: livemint.com, Image: wikipedia
22

Because he starred as James Bond, Daniel Craig has been given a free Aston Martin for life

Because he starred as James Bond, Daniel Craig has been given a free Aston Martin for lifeSource: autoevolution.com, Image: wikipedia
21

In Dubai, you can't file for bankruptcy. Instead, people flee the country and leave their sports cars in the airport parking lot. It is completely full of abandoned sports cars.

In Dubai, you can't file for bankruptcy. Instead, people flee the country and leave their sports cars in the airport parking lot. It is completely full of abandoned sports cars.Source: coolmaterial.com, Image: wikipedia
20

Because the Tesla Model S doesn't produce any emissions, it is tested on an indoor track

Because the Tesla Model S doesn't produce any emissions, it is tested on an indoor trackSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
19

In 2010 a money manager in Colorado escaped felony charges for hitting someone when he argued that the smell of his new Mercedes had flared up his sleep apnea and caused him to lose consciousness.

In 2010 a money manager in Colorado escaped felony charges for hitting someone when he argued that the smell of his new Mercedes had flared up his sleep apnea and caused him to lose consciousness.Source: denverpost.com, Image: easyhomeinternetbusiness.com
18

A week before he died, James Dean was warned by Sir Alec Guinness to not get into his new Porsche or "he'll be found dead in it within a weeks time"

A week before he died, James Dean was warned by Sir Alec Guinness to not get into his new Porsche or "he'll be found dead in it within a weeks time"Source: nypl.org, Image: wikipedia
17

Al Capone's bullet proof cadillac was seized by the government and later used as President Roosevelt's limousine

Al Capone's bullet proof cadillac was seized by the government and later used as President Roosevelt's limousineSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
16

If the Lamborghini Aventador flips upside down, onboard explosives will blow the doors off

If the Lamborghini Aventador flips upside down, onboard explosives will blow the doors offSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
15

When the founder of Lamborghini approached Enzo Ferrari about helping to improve their cars, Ferrari turned him away because at that time Lamborghini was just manufacturing small tractors. This led to the creation of Lamborghini automobiles.

When the founder of Lamborghini approached Enzo Ferrari about helping to improve their cars, Ferrari turned him away because at that time Lamborghini was just manufacturing small tractors. This led to the creation of Lamborghini automobiles.Source: todayifoundout.com, Image: wikipedia
14

When Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Alwar visited the Rolls Royce showroom in London, the salesman implied he wouldn't be able to afford the car. Insulted, he bought ten of them, shipped them back to India, and had them used for garbage collection

When Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Alwar visited the Rolls Royce showroom in London, the salesman implied he wouldn't be able to afford the car. Insulted, he bought ten of them, shipped them back to India, and had them used for garbage collectionSource: frommers.com, Image: wikipedia
13

The BMW M5 engine is so quiet that fake engine sounds are played through the speakers so as to remind drivers of the vehicle's performance

The BMW M5 engine is so quiet that fake engine sounds are played through the speakers so as to remind drivers of the vehicle's performanceSource: nytimes, Image: wikipedia
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At one point, BMW had to recall the GPS system they had installed in their cars because they realized that male drivers would not take directions from a female voice.

At one point, BMW had to recall the GPS system they had installed in their cars because they realized that male drivers would not take directions from a female voiceSource: cuindependent.com, Image: wikipedia
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At the top speed of 254 mph, a Bugatti Veyron empties its 26 gallon tank in just over 10 minutes. That works out to an average of just over 2 miles per gallon

At the top speed of 254 mph, a Bugatti Veyron empties its 26 gallon tank in just over 10 minutes. That works out to an average of just over 2 miles per gallonSource: diseno-art.com, Image: wikipedia
10

The Lamborghini driven by Batman in the Christopher Nolan trilogy is actually a Murcielago. That means "bat" in Spanish.

The Lamborghini driven by Batman in the Christopher Nolan trilogy is actually a Murcielago. That means "bat" in Spanish.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The police department in Dubai is stocked with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bentleys so that they can catch speeders

The police department in Dubai is stocked with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bentleys so that they can catch speedersSource: news.sky.com, Image: wikipedia
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Bill Gates had a Porsche 959 supercar imported before they were legal in the US. It was impounded for over a decade before the law changed

Bill Gates had a Porsche 959 supercar imported before they were legal in the US. It was impounded for over a decade before the law changedSource: blog.dupontregistry.com, Image: wikipedia
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In Skyfall, the Aston Martin was actually a 3D printed model because they didn't want to mess up the original

In Skyfall, the Aston Martin was actually a 3D printed model because they didn't want to mess up the originalSource: gizmodo.com, Image: wikipedia
6

Gerald Mellin, a British businessman, killed himself by tying a rope between his neck and a tree. He then drove away at top speed in his Aston Martin.

Gerald Mellin, a British businessman, killed himself by tying a rope between his neck and a tree. He then drove away at top speed in his Aston Martin.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
5

The Ferrari FXX costs 2 million Euros but you don't even get to keep the car. Ferrari will bring it to a special track for you to use and when you are done they will pack it up until the next time you want to use it.

The Ferrari FXX costs 2 million Euros but you don't even get to keep the car. Ferrari will bring it to a special track for you to use and when you are done they will pack it up until the next time you want to use it.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Ferrari engines are designed to sound good by using 3rd and 6th harmonics on the intake (like an organ or a flute)

Ferrari engines are designed to sound good by using 3rd and 6th harmonics on the intake (like an organ or a flute)Source: ferrari.com, Image: pixabay
3

In 1955 a crash between a Mercedes and a Jaguar during the Le Mans race left 84 people dead. The endurance race continued and Mercedes withdrew from the race. They asked Jaguar to do the same. Jaguar refused and their driver (who caused the crash) went on to win the race.

In 1955 a crash between a Mercedes and a Jaguar during the Le Mans race left 84 people dead. The endurance race continued and Mercedes withdrew from the race. They asked Jaguar to do the same. Jaguar refused and their driver (who cause the crash) went on to win the race.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
2

The Alfa Romeo logo has a snake eating a human

The Alfa Romeo logo has a snake eating a humanSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
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In 2008 a Lamborghini was donated to the Italian state police. A Gallardo LP560-4, it was the world's fastest police car. It was fully loaded and even came with an organ transplant cooler. It was crashed less than a year later.

In 2008 a Lamborghini was donated to the Italian state police. A Gallardo LP560-4, it was the world's fastest police car. It was fully loaded and even came with an organ transplant cooler. It was crashed less than a year later.Source: nytimes, Image: wikipedia


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