LUXURY CARS

The definition of "luxury" is subjective and often translates to "more expensive." In this section, we look at popular models such as Bentleys, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Lincolns and others.

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How Lincoln Cars Work

Lincoln cars have helped define the luxury car market since they were first designed. Learn how Lincoln has developed cars from the long and wide behemoths of the past to the sporty sedans of today.

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  • How Armored Cars Work
    How Armored Cars Work

    Some vehicles are armored at the factory; however, most armored vehicles get their extra protection from specialists. Find out what it takes to protect world leaders, military personnel and other valuables. See more »

  • How Bentleys Work
    How Bentleys Work

    A Bentley brings to mind the lives of the rich and famous. Bentleys are about speed, performance and luxury -- and if you have to ask how much it costs, you probably won't be buying one anytime soon. See more »

  • How Limousines Work
    How Limousines Work

    Along with transporting the rich and famous, limousines are a favored mode of transportation for politicos, players, partygoers and brides and grooms alike. Learn how exotic cars like Humvees -- and even airplanes -- have been converted into luxury rides. See more »

  • How Maybachs Work
    How Maybachs Work

    If you're like most people, you've never heard of the Maybach. It's an unbelievable driving machine, complete with back-seat writing tables and an engine that can outperform the Corvette's. See more »

  • How the Aston Martin Cygnet Works
    How the Aston Martin Cygnet Works

    Based on the Toyota iQ, the Cygnet is Aston Martin's idea of a city car. But what exactly do you get when you buy a small "economy" car from one of the world's most exclusive car makers? See more »

  • How the Mercedes SLR Works
    How the Mercedes SLR Works

    The SLR unites the Formula One-proven technology of McLaren with Mercedes engineering. While most ultra-fast supercars have sacrificed comfort for performance, the SLR tries to give drivers the best of both worlds. See more »

  • Is there a future for tiny, high-tech luxury cars?
    Is there a future for tiny, high-tech luxury cars?

    Is bigger always better? Imagine trying to sleep two people in a twin size bed and then think of how much easier it would be in a king size bed. In that case bigger is definitely better! See more »

  • 1937 Peugeot 402 Limousine
    1937 Peugeot 402 Limousine

    The 1937 Peugeot 402 Limousine had a classic streamlined shape. The rear-drive 402 used an overhead-valve inline four typical of period French cars. With 65 horsepower and a three-speed manual gearbox it could reach 75 mph. See more »

  • How Continental Cars Work
    How Continental Cars Work

    Continental Mark II and Mark III cars were top of the line. Continental was a separate division created to put the Ford Motor Company to the very top of the market. Read about these cars -- and the now-defunct company that made them -- in this article. See more »

  • How Lincoln Cars Work
    How Lincoln Cars Work

    Lincoln cars have helped define the luxury car market since they were first designed. Learn how Lincoln has developed cars from the long and wide behemoths of the past to the sporty sedans of today. See more »

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