The stretched limousine business has its roots in the U.S. with a big part of them at first based on the Lincoln Town Car. The limousine business has evolved over the years and during roughly the last 10-15 years there has been a big trend of turning big SUVs into rolling party vehicles.
That clearly makes sense as SUV offers plenty more head room, while also being wider. Basically every popular SUV has received a limo conversion and over the years we have seen everything from American SUVs like Cadillac Escalade, Hummer H2 to German SUVS such as BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne turned into long limousines with comfortable seating, champagne coolers, mini bars, special lightning and night club ready sound systems.
There is one niche that is slowly taking shape and that is sports/supercar based limousines. It is cool to arrive in a two-seater supercar at a party, but with two-seats you can just take a friend, and one of you has to stay sober.
Couple of years ago a Ferrari 360 Modena based limousine surprised everyone in front of the Harrods. This is clearly not what Enzo Ferrari had in mind when he created the company, but it is a free world and everyone gets to do with their cars whatever they want. This highly modified Ferrari was not just a random welding job in a strange garage, but a work by Carbonyte UK – these folks know well what they are doing as they are responsible for creating HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Technology, which was also used on the McLaren Mercedes SLR supercar.
Couple of years ago Top Gear reported about a wild Audi R8 limo with gullwing doors, which was announced by a UK limo broker. The whole project was purely CGI, but as you can see from the video below it looks quite special. There has not been much information about the special supercar limo, but as Carbonyte UK and one of UK’s biggest limo brokers are involved, we expect it to be more than another wild computer rendering.
Clearly not the most comfortable limo with bucket seats, but surely a special way to arrive at any party.
We also talked about a Lamborghini Aventador limo last year, but that one was also an early stage concept and there is no word about an actual production car.
Big part of limousine business has been related to airports, like sfo airport limousine, and weddings, but there is a growing trend in renting these vanity vehicles for trendy parties and supercar turned limousines sure are a good way to stand out from the crowd.