The COVID-19 pandemic is kicking the stuffing out of the global economy, but the super luxury cars segment that includes models from the likes of Bentley, Porsche, and Bugatti has been resilient. (Rolls-Royce too.)
Related: A trip north for Fall-time Muskoka golf behind the wheel of the new Cadillac XT6
Perhaps you have been sitting at home like most people this year, chomping at the bit to race down to a vehicle dealership. You won’t be disappointed when you do. Because despite the pandemic the options for super luxury cars for 2021 are plentiful. Read on for our list of five luxury cars that are definitely worth waiting for.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class offers a spacious and elegant interior. According to the automaker, the S-Class sedan combines a wide range of fine materials with fine surfaces. It also offers, among other things, a large head-up display in the windshield that brings the latest display technology directly into your field of vision. The augmented reality display is complemented by the instrument panel with a 3D screen.
Under the hood of the S-Class, you’ll get to choose between a 429 horse power turbocharged 3-litre inline-6 cylinder engine (with the S580). Then there’s a 496 hp twin-turbo 4-litre V-8 (with the S580). You’ll have to wait until the first quarter of next year to get the 2021 S-Class. Pricing information is not yet available.
Luxury cars: 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line luxury SUV, the 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed may fit the bill. For the 2021 model year, the Bentayga gets an updated exterior and a refreshed interior, including the seats, steering wheel, and centre fascia. According to the company, the SUV goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. It reaches a max speed of around 306 km/hr. And the vehicle comes with a 6-litre twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine producing 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.
It also comes equipped with a suite of the latest My Bentley Connected Car Services. The Bentayga is specially designed to make each journey safe, smart, and convenient. You’ll be able to access these services both in-car and remotely via the My Bentley app. The Bentley Bentayga Speed will go on sale later in 2020. The cost hasn’t been announced yet
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV
The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS places a premium on style and comfort. The vehicle’s suspension actually lowers for entry and exit. That can be a nice feature if you don’t want to have to climb into or out of your vehicle. You’ll also get reclining, ventilated, and massaging seats. There is noise insulation and electronically controlled roller sun blinds for privacy. Extended folding tables and a refrigerator with space for champagne bottles are available.
The Maybach GLS even has its own aroma – white osmanthus blossom with hints of spicy tea. It features a 4-litre 8V biturbo engine, 550 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. The 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, latest-generation Advanced Driver Assistance technology, 4MATIC all-wheel drive are other features. It’s one of our favourite luxury cars and will be available later in 2020.
2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster
The 2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster might be the supercar for you. That’s if you’ve got a budget in the seven-figure range. The estimated price tag is around $1,244,500. To call this supercar a vehicular masterpiece might seem like hyperbole, but the V12 Speedster has the sizzle and the steak. Created by bespoke customization service ‘Q by Aston Martin’, the Aston Martin V12 Speedster is intended to be a visceral driver’s car.
While the supercar is heading to Canada, there isn’t a lot of information available just yet. But the two-door, two-passenger coupe comes with a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 gas engine producing 700 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. It also feature a maximum speed of 300 km/h, and goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
2021 Lamborghini Urus Performante
The Lamborghini Urus Performante is a high-end SUV featuring a 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Capable of going from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, the all-wheel drive, 8-speed automatic SUV features a maximum speed of 305 km/h. The expected price is $218,009, according to one source. If you’re looking for wild styling and awesome performance, then the Lamborghini Urus Performante may be the SUV for you. It’s around the same size as the Porsche Cayenne.
These five new vehicles represent a small handful of the supercars that are slated to be available in Canada early next year. If you’ve interested in buying a high-end luxury vehicle and are willing to wait a bit longer for a 2021 model, you may just find the wait to be well worth it.