Powerful people need powerful motors — or so you may have thought.
Select Car Leasing gathered data on the cars of five of the world’s most influential leaders, including their estimated price and special features.
For presidents, monarchs, and religious heads, travel isn’t just about style and comfort, but also safety.
Some leaders prefer to travel more ostentatiously than others — prices in this list range from £11 million ($14.7 million) to a relatively economical £400,000 ($535,000).
Scroll down to see who has the most expensive wheels, ranked in ascending order of estimated price.
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5. Pope Benedict XVI, Mercedes-Benz M-Class AKA The Popemobile — £400,000 ($535,000).
Pope Benedict’s Mercedes-Benz M-Class was the last of the affectionately-named popemobiles.
The current Pope, Francis, ditched the bulletproof tradition in preference of more understated vehicles, saying: “It’s true that anything could happen, but let’s face it, at my age I don’t have much to lose.”
The custom popemobile was enlisted to transport the head of the Catholic Church around public events after an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Benedict’s popemobile featured armour-plated side panels and undercarriage and a built-in oxygen supply to the cabin.
Source: The Economic Times.
4. Vladimir Putin, Aurus Senat Limousine — £440,000 ($588,000).
Putin recently unveiled his new limousine after being voted back in for a fourth term.
The Aurus Senat was a joint venture between Porsche and Russian institute NAMI.
It was the first time in decades that the Russian President had ridden in a Russian-made vehicle to a state event.
Little is known about the car’s safety features, but the 6-ton behemoth is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine, which produces 598 hp.
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