More and more different car models are being used to build a limousine. In different countries you can find their locally built cars. Some of these vehicles look exotic and all of them are stretched. Yes, they are really stretched (at least more than double). Not all turns on all roads can overcome this car at first.
So, you probably already have questions. So we have the answers. How are the passengers feeling? What does the driver feel when he drives in this car? What do the owners of these vehicles feel?
We just found out about this. And I couldn’t hide this from you. Bucket of black caviar, gold toilet, a suitcase of dollars. The dimensionless limousines in the Association will be seen in a series of rare harmonies. “Honey, I’ll send a limo for you” doesn’t that sound great?
However, a limousine can boast of its own very few people. It is not even a high price and utility of these vehicles. What vehicle can be called a limousine? The extended sedan – the limousine, the car with a partition between the driver and passengers again the limousine.
Even the ordinary six-window sedan, sometimes also called a limousine! In fact, according to the generally accepted classification, the limousine should be understood as a passenger car with four or six doors with a bulkhead in the front row of seats.
Well, it turns out that the Chevrolet Suburban, shown in our photos in various poses, is not a limousine? Formally No. However, any passerby who has seen this car on the street will comment on the “limousine”! So the game becomes a concept, above a word “stretch”. Make any car “stretch”, and you get the “limousine” of the people.
The most expensive limousines are usually made by the high-class European car manufacturers themselves. A typical example: Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman. Such vehicles do not affect the appearance of the imagination, but are quite capable of stunning with the price. And in the armored version the price just killed: half a million dollars is not the limit. By the way, these cars give a ride to the presidents of many countries. Other types of limousines often used as a taxi or for corporate purposes are not based on the more expensive cars and can have up to six doors. It’s easy to come across these cars on the street today. In Seattle, such cars sometimes happen – these can be a Chrysler, Lincoln or a Mercedes-Benz.
And more… Stretch, super stretch, ultra stretch, ultra super stretch: the creators of these inexhaustible fantasy vehicles. Sometimes it seems that the limousine is not to perform any task, but only as a means of expression. 10 seats, 20 seats, 30 seats, TV, DVD players, bar, restaurant, swimming pool, a helipad, a golf course, Aquarium of the current model of the full-size aircraft carrier. Even if you don’t think about what it would be like to have such a desire, in the limo it will be.
Of course, five-axle stretch with a pool instead of luggage, that’s very exotic, a company demonstration, a kind of limousine concept. But the fifty-plus-foot-long four-wheel-drive SUV, capable of holding a football team, along with spare bench players, is what the real thing looks like. Anyone can touch this limo! And if you want or need to, you can become king for a day: starting at $300 an hour and sometimes even cheaper.
The most classic limousine, usually based on the Lincoln Town Car. The main point here – the presence of the frame: creating a stretch of the car with the supporting body – much more cumbersome and expensive task. And it’s simple: the body of serial machines is cut exactly in half, and between the front and rear doors they need to insert the box with windows – the so-called insert. The insertion length and defines a class of limousine. City cars, as a rule, stretch to 60-120 inches. (1524-3048 mm) and can grow to 200 inches, while at other times they are longer.
Only in the United States the production of limousines has perplexed fifty firms. Of those that are well known: Tiffany Coachworks, Dream Coachworks, Crystal Enterprises and others. Together, they create wonderful things. For example, in the model number of a six-axle Lincoln Navigator Dream, Crystal could represent such a wonderful creature, a Hummer H2 with eight doors!
In principle, with some standard fillers, which American cars have, it is enough to stretch: the engine and transmission remain intact. But the suspension and brake systems can be improved; anyway, the total weight of the car becomes much heavier. Again, it is necessary to refine the exhaust system, making it fit the new length of the vehicle.
The limousine is considered complete by carrying out even some paperwork. Did you guess? Right – in the list of electrical equipment there is an additional generator and battery, a heating and air conditioning equipment is more productive, as required by a huge passenger compartment.
The interior space and decoration – this is what limousines were built on. Everything – for the good of man! And no one, but for the entire company! Our GMC is designed for 14 people, in full possession of which mirrored bar with lighting. At the bar, with crystal decanters, wine glasses for the champagne bucket. Immediately – aquarium with artificial fish: bubbles of water and changing colors, rolling animals and things that please the eye.
Stars shine on the mirror ceiling: multicolored LEDs represent the romantic sky. In the case of the enclosures, located at the ends of the cabin, LCD televisions will be mounted, and two displays located on the side grilles. The signal for them is a DVD or VCR player; these devices are located on the floor under the seats. Above the most VIP seats, there is the control panel for all the devices and, next to it, the remote control: the main unit of the hi-fi audio system with two 12-inch subwoofers.
You can throw a party right in the car, highlighting intimate semidarkness stroboscope flashes and filling the cabin space with artificial smoke and laser beams. And you can turn off all of the above at once, or ask for the driver – the same panel is in the cabin. In the same cabin, however, there are some things. For example, a walkie-talkie to communicate with the driver, or the police and many other devices that are essential for the driver.
Is it difficult to drive a limo? In the words of the limousine driver, you can get used to everything. Of course, for limousines there are many restrictions. Thus, for example, intersections prior to Route: Limousine Section cannot make a sharp turn the first time. While we can usually drive all over the city, in some places it’s not without its problems. Surprisingly, the degrees of rotation – not the most important feature of the street.
The important thing is how wide the street is! However, for the professional there is little or no problem with the maneuver. Can you see how skillfully the drivers drive on a huge track? through the mirror In this sense, driving a limousine, even easier: there is no desire at all.
Do Limousine Drivers Violate Traffic Rules? Only when this is due to an extreme industrial need. Most common violation: It is okay to pull out into oncoming traffic or turn in the wrong place. The State Patrol, enchanted by the grandeur of the section and the extremely professionalism of its driver, indulgently refers to some infractions.
All in all. Everyone respects the limo. In an attempt to turn in crowded traffic conditions (for a car over a hundred feet long, almost every turn in the city is fraught with well-known complications), the limousine may block the street and generate heavy traffic, but few drivers will. start convulsively honking at a slow giant. Who knows who or what might be inside this car. They can be people going to a wedding. There is no reason to spoil your good mood.
But speed is respected everywhere. Even in a hurry, the company prohibits a driver from speeding more than 60 mph.
Actually, there is no particular problem with operating a limousine in the city. But there are interesting features. Take, for example, maintenance and repair. Almost all major limousine companies have specially trained people who check the technical condition of the limousine.
They also do some repairs. However, it is certainly not omnipotence: does a modern car require professional service? Can you imagine how to lift a limousine? No, because there are no elevators, which could be placed 200 inches from the limo. In general, the problem is, but it can be solved. Only experts need.