This is the Aznom Palladium and it's the world's first hyper-limousine
It's due to be unveiled at the Milano Monza Open Air Motor Show and it looks absolutely insane!
SUV-mania is still very much all the rage right now. All sorts of incredibly outlandish SUVs have cropped up over the last few years including the ostentatious celebration of excess that is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the fire-breathing angular beast that is the Lamborghini Urus and the gloriously over the top Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury that (somewhat sadly!) still remains a concept. Italian design house Aznom Automotive however is going to be unveiling something absolutely insane at the Milano Monza Open Air Motor Show later this month and that is the Palladium, the world's first hyper-limousine!
Aznom has already turned quite a few heads with the Atulux, a $263k custom job based on a Dodge Ram 1500 that's some kind of strange hybrid between a pickup truck, an SUV and a luxury saloon. It seems that the Palladium is somewhat of a further step forward from the Atulux, albeit taking things in a much more saloon car-like direction. Aznom states that the Palladium is inspired by "the great sedans used by heads of state and by the opulence of luxury automobiles from the 1930s, with their voluminous dimensions and all-terrain capacity" and that's something you can very clearly see in the design!
Image: Aznom Automotive
The Palladium will likely be based on an existing car or pickup truck of some kind and is 6 metres long and nearly 2 metres tall, with very generous ground clearance and plastic cladding on the body's lower parts to make sure that it has proper all-terrain capability. Everything about this car is massive, including the huge Rolls-Royce style grille and massive exhaust pipes! The power for this big, imposing beast will be provided by a twin-turbo internal combustion engine (surprisingly for a coachbuilt car in 2020, there seems to be no electric option!) producing around 670 hp, which will likely go to all four wheels via an automatic transmission.
Image: Aznom Automotive
The Palladium will be a limited production car, although just how limited that will be hasn't been specified by Aznom yet. Aznom haven't even announced any prices for the Palladium yet either, although judging by how much the Atulux costs and how luxurious they likely want this big beast to be it'll be pretty expensive, maybe even northwards of $500k. One thing is for certain, though; if you're driving a Palladium, you are certainly going to be more than conspicuous!