When you think of Rodeo Drive, what comes to mind? Fame. Wealth. Celebrities. Fashion. The two-mile-long street in Beverley Hills has become an embodiment of style and luxury.
And as such, you would expect it to be full of luxury cars. Indeed, extravagant vehicles have become a fixture on and around Rodeo Drive. So much so that you hardly take notice of them anymore.
And when you own a luxury car, the last thing you want is to blend in. We indulged ourselves in the car watching on one of the most fashionable street in the world and spotted a few exquisite wheels that are bound to make you stand out. Below are our top pics for cars of Rodeo Drive – exotic wheels that fit, but don’t blend.
The hottest cars of Rodeo Drive
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Are you into sports cars? After the previous Agera S, the Swedish automaker pushes all boundaries to produce a powerful, yet stylish supercar.
RS is a two-door, two-seater with a removable hardtop. Its bodyshell is made from pre-impregnated carbon fiber/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements.
The engine has been optimized for regular pump gas and now puts out an incredible 1160 bhp. That’s an astonishing 232 bhp per liter with perfect reliability.
The Agera RS can also be configured to run on E85 for even higher power levels, while the engine management system offers the ability to adjust on-the-fly to any fuel mix at any given time.
There have been only 25 of such cars produced so far, and 10 have already been spoken for.
This exotic Swedish beauty, with plenty of mysteries to be unraveled, would definitely stand out on Rodeo Drive!
Thermal Orange Pearl NSX
Next, we have an American-made contender. ACURA NSX strives for an emotional drive, maintaining its principle of “Form Follows Function”. The Orange Pearl NSX revitalizes the past, but at the same time is forward-looking. Beautifully designed and punctiliously engineered.
The NSX is propelled by a Sports Hybrid SH-AWD® power unit consisting of a twin-turbocharged mid-mounted V6 engine paired with a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission (9DCT).
An electric Direct Drive Motor integrated with the engine and 9DCT supplements the engine with instantaneous electric torque. It also contains two additional electric motors, bringing the notion of exotic to a hybrid level.
Engineered seating and steering are complemented by minimalist materials, creating a cockpit that balances secure, ergonomic support and freedom of movement.
With such an unconventional exotic beast, you will definitely be spotted. It’s possible you will end up in tourist-taken pictures while steering this NSX on Rodeo Drive!
Bugatti Chiron is considered to be among the best of Bugatti exotic cars produced so far: it is the fastest, most powerful, and of exclusive production.
The French brand has been gracing the world with high-performance vehicles since 1909. The marque was founded by the Italian-born french engineer Ettore Bugatti in the then-German region Alsace. Today, production takes place in Molsheim, France.
Do you like the thrill of speed? The Chiron is THE car for you then. It will accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 2.5 seconds, 0-124mph in less than 6.5, and 0-186mph in under 13.6. That’s 2.9 seconds faster than a P1 and a second quicker than the Veyron Super Sport.
However, this nimble beast comes with a hefty price tag: £1.9m! If your budget goes beyond six digits, then it may be worth a dare.
As seductive as they may be, some cars are just too fast for this world, including Chiron’s brother – Veyron. But one can dream! We’ve compiled a list with the ten fastest cars in the world – don’t miss it.
Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Are you a hopeless romantic who loves all things vintage? Then the Phantom Drophead Coupé is your answer! Rolls Royce is an exotic car brand with a successful history that goes back a century ago.
Built in Derby, England, and Springfield, Massachusetts in the US, the Phantom was designed to replace the original Silver Ghost,
The original idea was to build a car big enough to transport a big party. The later Drophead version was made smaller, with not much legroom in the backseat. This is one Rolls-Royce where the front is the preferred place to sit.
In-car storage is surprisingly limited, aside from twin gloveboxes. However, the trunk space is big enough for a couple’s holiday luggage. It opens in two sections, with the lower half folding down to form a bench seat for picnicking.
But the real beauty of this socialite car is in the ease of driving. The driver’s seat offers a view typical for a 4×4, the steering is way easier, and the acceleration feels natural and effortless. Reminiscing the silver ghost maybe? I mean literally! Who said big cars are not fun to drive?
Of course, such a car is quite thirsty. Given the Phantom’s 6.75-liter engine and 2.6-tonne curb weight, it’s hardly surprising that it averages just 19 miles per gallon.
Then again, for someone who can afford a car like this, the cost to make those exotic wheels move won’t be an issue. Also, thanks to its 80-liter tank, the Phantom can cover a respectable 300 miles between fuel stops.
Would you want to see one of these Rodeo Drive cars in your garage?
Depending on your budget and preferences, your choice will vary. Yet, all these luxury cars have one thing in common – they are high-end and original. What is more important: they will make you stand out on Rodeo Drive.
Now, whether it is a sharp edge design vs. smooth curves; a smaller vs. larger car; a futuristic-looking supercar vs. an elegant ride with a vintage touch; a darker vs. bright color; a lighter hybrid vs. a heavier fuel engine….what more can we say…it all is a matter of your taste!
How to ship an exotic car?
To find a car that complies with your every requirement, you may have to look beyond California’s borders. Which begs the next question: How to bring it to Rodeo Drive safe and sound?
Exotic cars are sensitive cargo and require white-glove service. Look for a reliable licensed auto transport company, which will also provide adequate insurance during shipping.
To protect the car against potentially damaging external elements, we always recommend an enclosed auto transport. Also, you would not want any scratches on the sides of your beauty, thus the transporter should use soft tie-downs.
For more advice on auto transport services and costs, do not hesitate to give us a call or request a quote online. We are always ready to assist you regardless of the place of transportation and the season.