The coolest cars from our beloved (and slightly less so) heads of state.
Ever wondered what ol' Lizzie the second whizzes down to Tesco in? These are some of my favourite state vehicles.
It may not all be fun and games, but being the head of state is probably the most prestigious role one could ever be granted. And it means you will probably have a fairly decent budget for your daily-driver too. Scrap the Polo, here's some of the coolest cars owned by the world's heads of state:
United States of America: The Beast.
It would quite honestly be one of the most famous cars owned by a head of state, and it's no false claim that it isn't fairly well equipped for its job. As far as I can tell it may be the most secure form of transportation ever known to man. It's very cool. And conveniently, instead of me blabbing out all the details, have a look at this:
Only trouble is Trump's in the back (that was a joke don't take my head off and put it on a stake, please).
North Korea: Rolls Royce Phantom (the new one though)
Cutting out national electricity every evening was clearly money well saved because Kim Jong Un recently clocked sight of a Rolls Royce Phantom and decided he'd have it in the end. Not much I can say about it though because we'd be lucky to get a drip of info from over there. Have this picture instead:
Word on the street says it got swapped for a Merc but that's not as cool so forget that.
United Kingdom: Bentley State Limousine
Having been on Earth for about a thousand years, her majesty Queen Elizabeth the second has had plenty of time to wrack up quite the impressive collection of motors. We know from her mechanical history that cars have always been a topic of great interest to the world's longest serving monarch, and she has had quite the jaw dropping motor history, from Jaguar to Rolls Royce to Land Rover to Bentley. Today the official British Head of State car is the rather special Bentley State Limousine, one of only two in the world. My sympathy goes to the second one though, who knows where that ended up.
That's pretty rare......and cool.
Ireland: 1947 Rolls Royce Wraith
Technically now, it's either one of the two brand new BMW 7-Series cars President Michael D. Higgins recently purchased or a Mercedes S-Class that count for the State car. But today, a very impressive 1947 Rolls Royce Wraith holds the title as more of a representative piece. It flies the Irish flag and even today, is maintained well enough to make the odd public appearance.
Is maith liom an carr seo.
Spain: Rolls Royce Phantom VI
King Felipe VI, rather fittingly, has a VI edition Phantom in his garage. It is in my opinion, a very wise choose for screaming prestige. Used in his own coronation in 2014, the car has a long history dating back to the coronation of his father's way back in 1975. Today though it is well-rested and the more commonly used cars vary widely for the Spanish monarch.
And now I'm bored of finding cars from these people so I'm gonna leave it at five. Hope you enjoyed and if you didn't I'm sorry I'm not good enough for you.