Even CEOs have to step out of their private jets and onto our roads from time to time. Here are your choices for the ten best ground-transport options for the corporate titans of the world.
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10.) Holland & Holland Range Rover by Overfinch
Suggested By: Roverguy
Why It's Great For CEOs: The Holland & Holland began life as just another Range Rover and then Overfinch added room for your hunting rifles and champagne flutes. The Holland & Holland edition is more than just transportation to and from your hunting excursion, it's the whole trip in one car. It's also got enough room for you and your other CEO buddies to go let off some steam after a long week of wheeling and dealing and comes equipped with a year's supply of booze.
9.) Citroen DS
Suggested By: evoCS
Why It's Great For CEOs: Evo CS suggests stuffing an LS under the hood of his CEO-mobile, but if it was good enough without the massive engine for President de Gaulle in The Day of The Jackal, it's good enough for us. Just remember the fish-tied-to-a-balloon hydropneumatic suspension can drive on three wheels if some kind of crazy assassination attempt should come your way.
Photo credit: Southsiders Motorcycle Culture
8.) 1965 Lincoln Continental
Suggested By: CABEZAGRANDE
Why It's Great For CEOs: CABEZAGRANDE puts it pretty much perfectly: "Because getting out of the back of a car with suicide doors in a suit can make anyone look like a total badass."
Photo credit: Chorewedel
7.) 1982 Lancia 037
Suggested By: luisthebeast
Why It's Great For CEOs: Commenter Luisthebeast literally takes the road-less-traveled with his suggestion of the 1982 037. Since the all-powerful CEO is too important to sit in traffic, it makes sense that he or she should drive the street-legal homologation version of a car that could simply take an alternate route down the highway median, through the forest, or across the gravel parking lot. Want to take a month off after your company's worst quarter? Just drive right up to the beach blanket.
Photo credit: Tonysphotos, flickr
6.) 2011 Audi A8L W12
Suggested By: Vorsprung
Why It's Great For CEOs: We had a number of people bring up the not-yet-on-the-streets A8L W12, and it's easy to see why. Combining the massive luxuriousness of the A8 long wheelbase with the earth-shaking power of Volkswagen's W12 engine and this A8 will get a Captain of Industry to the meeting rapidly, comfortably, and discreetly.
5.) Maserati Bellagio
Suggested By: Lotte
Why It's Great For CEOs: What's not to love? It's a Quattroporte with room for the wife, kids, dog, mistress, and a weekend's worth of luggage. It's also arguably one of the most beautiful cars on the list.
4.) Bristol Blenheim 3G
Suggested By: phillaDLJ
Why It's Great For CEOs: Their slogan should probably be: Bristol Blenheim, When getting there doesn't really matter. Who knows if you'll make that multimillion dollar merger meeting? Who really cares? Get your assistant to take notes, and fix what's left of the Bristol's electrical system on the side of the highway in your suit and tie. It's last century's British luxury grand tourer, built yesterday, and broken down today.
Photo credit: Motorati UK
3.) Cadillac Sixteen
Suggested By: Axel-Ripper
Why It's Great For CEOs: Featuring the eponymous 13.6 liter V-16 engine, the Sixteen is an absolutely mad automobile. It has a carved crystal Cadillac crest on the steering wheel and a Bulgari clock in the dashboard. It set the tone of Cadillac's modern 'Art & Science' design theme that continues to this day. And it's huge and imposing enough to strike fear in the heart's of any competitors, whether you're pulling up to a business meeting or an afternoon at the country club.
2.) 2011 Aston Martin Rapide
Suggested By: Cheeseslap
Why It's Great For CEOs: It's not as fast as the Porsche Panamera and not as roomy as the Maserati Bellagio. It's just so hot. It really comes down to how many sets of golf clubs or how many personal assistants you have to haul on any particular day.
1.) 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suggested By: Critique_
Why It's Great For CEOs: Critique_ said they'd keep posting the CTS-V Wagon until we picked it, so Critique_, congrats. The CTS-V wagon is another solid choice for CEO transportation. It's fast, luxurious, relatively low-key, and it's American. It's just awesome. Now you can relax, Critique_.