Not everyone wants to be gawked at in a Ferrari or a Bentley — these ten cars offer superlative luxury/performance and blend into the crowd.
Audi's biggest sedan is offered with a 520 hp V8 that propels the car to 60 in a spritely 3.5 seconds and unlike the big Mercedes and BMWs, it's subtle. Just ask reader Audistein:
"I DD an A8L V8 and it very, very rarely turns heads (and even then it's only due to the running lights which can be turned off). Most people assume it's an A6 because it looks like a bigger A4. "
Suggested By: Audistein, Photo Credit: Audi
The Genesis doesn't really look like anything, which might be its greatest strength. You can have your luxury and be entirely anonymous, and hey, 6% of Amex Black Card holders can't be wrong.
Suggested By: primalzer, Photo Credit: Hyundai
What if you want McLaren performance without looking like a gullwing-door showoff? Every auto enthusiast knows what a 911 Turbo is, but normal people won't spot the difference between this and a base Carrera. They'll know your car is expensive and fast, but they won't have any idea just how expensive and fast it is.
No, a Tesla isn't exactly anonymous outside of the Microsoft HQ parking lot, but it also doesn't look like something that hits 60 as quickly as a Ferrari F12 either.
No one expects a station wagon to have nearly 600 hp. Order one in a subtle color, de-badge it, and haul both ass and all your stuff.
Suggested By: Symon_say, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz
It wouldn't surprise me if people thought Kia still made the Sephia, which makes this robo-police dog named thing a great stealth luxobarge.
Suggested By: DennyCraneDennyCraneDennyCrane, Photo Credit: Kia
Fastest sedan in the world that just happens to look all-but-indistinguishable from a cop car? If I were a criminal, I'd order 5 in black.
Suggested By: Neon - Smart Afficonado, Photo Credit: Dodge
Park a Ford F-150 Platinum next to a BMW 535i and ask strangers which they think is more expensive. I'll bet most will say the BMW, even though both are around $55-60k, which makes a top trim pickup a serious sleeper luxury car.
Suggested By: cazzyodo, Photo Credit: Ford
Unlike the K900 and the Equus which are good bargain luxury cars, the Phaeton (actually pictured above, not a Passat) was a great luxury car by any standard. It's essentially a Bentley Flying Spur with some Volkswagen body parts on it.
Suggested By: Chariman Kaga, Photo Credit: Volkswagen
A modified van like this Mercedes Sprinter is the ultimate in stealth luxury. The interior can be as opulent as you want it to be but from the outside it just looks like a work van. You could probably get one with steelies and plastic body cladding and have the most subtle luxury limo ever.
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Top Photo Credit: Volkswagen