Top 10 luxury car brands: the ranking!
1 – Lamborghini
Lamborghini is a brand of luxury sports cars founded in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini, an automotive engineer who initially focused on developing tractors in post-war Italy. In the space of 10 years, the manufacturer managed to make a fortune, which encouraged him to increase his ambitions. His primary motivation was to compete with Ferrari and Maserati on the market for luxury sports cars made in Italy, which was done. However, the brand remains absent from the competitive scene despite the success of its exceptional productions. The Huracan and Aventador are currently among the most popular.
2 – Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce began its career in the luxury automobile from 1904. Founded by Charles Rolls and Frederick Royce, the brand is currently owned by BMW. Until now, it is credited for building the most luxurious cars in the world. Its most notable production today is the Cullinan, a premium SUV model powered by a 6.75-liter turbocharged V12 engine rated at 563 horsepower. Offered since 2016 at a price of 344,000 euros, it becomes the most expensive SUV in the automotive industry.
Ferrari is undoubtedly one of the most popular automotive brands in the world, thanks to its many track records in the racing world. Founded in 1929 by a racing driver from the house of Alpha Romeo, the brand gained notoriety thanks to Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher in the early 2000s. The price of a Ferrari ranges from 200,000 euros and can reach 1, 6 million euros, in particular with the Ferrari Monza.
4 – Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg is a Swedish brand created in 1994 and specialized in luxury sports cars. It has the particularity of developing vehicles in very limited series, which has a great influence on their value. The Koenigsegg CCXR, for example, only exists in 6 copies in the world and it is sold at just under 5 million euros. The cheapest model in the range is the Koenigsegg Regera worth 1.3 million euros.
Bentley also built its reputation in the racing world. Founded in 1919 in London, the brand of luxury sports cars quickly forged a solid reputation in the field of motorsport. His results at the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1924 and 1930 are proof of this. In the 1930s, the brand experienced a long period of collaboration with Rolls-Royce, after which it began to impose its identity. Resolutely more sporty than its collaborator, Bentley also declines its vehicles in several categories. Among its most beautiful achievements, we find the Continental with a power of 550 hp sold for 200,000 euros.
Aston Martin is an iconic British luxury car brand. Founded in 1913, the brand combines luxury, elegance and sportiness in all its productions. Having had a sporting vocation since the beginning of its career, the brand has no difficulty in competing with the biggest manufacturers such as Bugatti. The brand’s most popular models are the Rapide, the DB11 and the DB5 which appeared in James Bond Goldfinger in 1964.
7 – Lotus cars
A very prestigious American manufacturer, Lotus was actually founded by an English engineer with a passion for aeronautics and automobiles. He has dedicated his career to trying to combine the best of his two passions to improve the aerodynamics of his models, which has allowed him to design vehicles that are both high performance and light. Among its flagship models, we find the Lotus Elise, a high-end sports compact sold from 57,000 euros or the Lotus Emira worth 150,000 euros. As for collectors, they are more fond of the Lotus Excel and its old school side.
World famous German manufacturer, Porsche is at the origin of the most luxurious sports cars in the history of the automobile with the Porsche 911. Launched in 1964, the model knows until now a great success. It undoubtedly owes it to its aesthetics, which has remained unchanged over the years. We can also mention models such as the Porsche RS Spyder whose value reaches 4 million euros or the 917 K of 12 million euros. However, the manufacturer can offer accessible models intended for the general public.
9 – Mercedes Benz
A premium division of the Daimler group, Mercedes-Benz is a very popular luxury car brand. It is known for its electric supercars, which, in the era of CO2 hunting, allow it to maintain its position in the ranking of the best manufacturers of sports cars. Alongside luxury cars, the brand has a full range of electric vehicles called EQ. It has passenger cars and relatively accessible utility vehicles.
Audi remains a safe bet among German luxury car brands. It owes its success throughout the world to the performance of its various models, their design and their high-end finishes. Indeed, the brand has always positioned itself in the premium category with its sedan, family, SUV or sports models. Founded in 1910 with the launch of the famous Audi Type A Sport-Phaeton, the brand only acquired its status as a top-of-the-range manufacturer in the 1980s. Belonging to the Volkswagen group, Audi is now looking to the future by making the electrification of its range of premium vehicles a priority.