1 – Rolls Royce
For those who seek perfection in every detail, the Rolls-Royce are certainly the most accomplished cars in the luxury market in all its glory. We can say that this man was right and that this brand of car is often considered the pinnacle of luxury like the Ghost or the Wraith which are discreet and extremely elegant among the latest models. Moreover, we can say that in 116 years, Rolls-Royce recorded the highest number of sales in the first quarter of 2021.
Bentley is a brand that was created by Walter Owen Bentley in January 1919. It is based in Crewe, England and has been owned by Volkswagen since 1998. Today, Bentley has been among the four most recognized luxury cars on the planet since the years 1924 to 1930, thanks to his multiple victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In recent years, the brand has deliberately rejuvenated all of its lines with its new B grilles on the wings of the cars, with new bumpers and an infotainment system at the cutting edge of contemporary technology. Bentleys are currently the “darling” cars of stars from all walks of life.
Among the racing cars, Ferrari is always in the first position of the fastest cars. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, the prancing horse brand is the most recognized car in the world thanks to its performance and luxury image. The models remain quite inaccessible in terms of price, but they are the exception. This year arrives the Ferrari Purosangue which is the brand’s first SUV to compete with the DBX from Aston Martin and the Urus from Lamborghini. Not sure that Enzo would have appreciated, but it must be said that this new SUV is a great success all the same.
Ferdinand Porsche founded his company in 1931 and built sports cars. This engineer who created the first Volkswagen is now known worldwide for having also built the Porsche 911 which entered luxury cars. The brand has seen increasing sales lately and even jumped 44% between 2020 and 2021 thanks to its first fully electric car: the Taycan . This model even has its subscription service whose expansion continues in the USA throughout 2022.
5 – Lamborghini
Ferruccio Lamborghini founded his car brand in 1963. A tractor manufacturer, when he left, this man had the ambition to create beautiful cars that could compete with Maserati and Ferrari and he got there in just ten years with the construction of prestige vehicles . Volkswagen bought the brand in 1998. The two best-known models on the market are the Lamborghini Huracan and the Lamborghini Aventador. In 2020, the brand recorded sales records never reached worldwide. Despite the mandatory two-month closure due to the health crisis, Lamborghini already had nine months of orders booked for the following year.
6 – Bugatti
Ettore Bugatti founded his company in 1909. The group then became French. At the beginning of the construction of these prestigious vehicles, Ettore Bugatti had announced that “nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive” and he was right. On the other hand, he could have added that nothing is faster because the Chiron from Bugatti was the fastest car in the world until 2020. It must also be said that its price is also unique, since it costs 2.5 millions of euros. The brand, today, belongs to the Volkswagen AG group. Be careful, because the brand has released the 300th Chiron Hypercar , plans the 500 and unveils the first Centodieci Hypercar. With all this, the brand could well regain its title with the fastest car on the planet.
Jaguar has always been a luxury brand with XXL comfort cars. In recent times, its reputation is more than justified with its very comfortable new models featuring high-end technology like the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in India. Jaguar also stands out with its F-Type 2021 which is a superb sports car that can go at 275 km / h at top speed while having retained an interior of exceptional elegance to the delight of fans of the brand. Jaguar is also present on the electric market and new products with the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV (case to follow…).
Cadillac is the quintessential American luxury car brand. Thinking Cadillac, we see those big 50s convertibles again with shiny, very pronounced bumpers and huge leather seats to match the often bright body paint. Today, Cadillac has also managed to keep up to date to maintain its reputation as an American luxury car. The Cadillac Lyriq is rolling proof that the brand has a vision for the future of luxury private transportation. It even provides for the construction of a vehicle without a steering wheel and without wheels!
9 – Maserati
The Maserati brothers founded the car brand of the same name in 1914. Its symbol is the trident, which is inspired by the Neptune fountain in Bologna, Italy. Today, the brand is a subsidiary of the Stellantis group developing racing, sports and luxury cars. 2020 was a big year for Maserati as it celebrated 50 years of the Bora which was the brand’s most famous car for a long time. In 2021, Maserati received the Best of the Best award at the Red Dot Awards with its new model: the Maserati MC20 . On the hybrid side, we can also note the Maserati Ghibi, which has been very successful for two years while retaining the brand’s incomparable sound.
Among the luxury car manufacturers, Lexus is the youngest and was created by the Toyota group in 1989. It is the first high-end manufacturer to have presented hybrid versions to the public.among its car models. The president of the Toyota group Eiji Toyoda also asked this question during a meeting: “can we create a luxury vehicle capable of representing an alternative to the best in the world? “. From there, was born the top-secret project with code F-1 for flagship and 1 for first vehicle. The Lexus logo is an L in an oval figure that was chosen based on a mathematical formula. The first Lexus was the LS 400. At the time, this car was highly regarded for its high-end comfort, performance, low fuel consumption and aerodynamics. Today, Lexus has managed to retain its share of the luxury car market, including its renowned hybrid models.