Ultra-Luxury

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:42 pm

 

Bentley Continental GT/GTC

Highlights: A convertible, called the GTC, joins the Continental family. A top speed of 195 mph with the roof up makes GTC the fastest drop-top in production. Power comes from the same twin-turbocharged, 552-hp W12 engine in the GT.

Base price: $169,990 GT; $189,990 GTC

What’s next: A freshened GT comes for next year.

AutoWeek‘s opinion: Hustling 500 hp down the road has never been so luxurious and elegant.

Maybach 57/57 S/62

Highlights: Business Package includes a wireless Internet router, color printer and Bluetooth. A pumped-up 57 S model gets a 604-hp twin-turbocharged V12 and firmer suspension.

Base price: $338,250

What’s next: Disappointing sales mean the Maybach brand’s future is uncertain.

AutoWeek‘s opinion: Provides the opulence demanded by discriminating CEOs.

Morgan Aero 8

Highlights: New front-end styling, larger air-conditioning capacity, xenon headlights with power washers, optional hardtop and trunk-fitted Schedoni leather luggage.

Base price: $119,000 (est.)

What’s next: A pumped-up AeroMax coupe arrives during 2008 with a limited production of 10.

AutoWeek‘s opinion: Modern-day performance with traditional flair.

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Highlights: Extended-wheelbase version allows large Americans a roomier rear-occupant space. Other changes include an auxiliary audio input jack and four new exterior colors.

Base price: $338,350

What’s next: The arrival of a convertible modeled after the 100EX concept.

AutoWeek‘s opinion: If curbside presence is your aim, this is your choice in the super-luxury sedan segment.

Also to consider

Aston Martin DB9 Courp/Volante, V8 Vantage; Bentley Arnage, Azure and Flying Spur; Bugatti Veyron

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