The Bugatti Veyron might be the most beautiful car or you might fonder upon Lamborghini Urus or think that Brock Lesnar was a beast – until you lay your eyes on the beautiful monster which is world’s most expensive SUV – the Karlmann King (let’s save the price tag for later).
The world doesn’t seem to be able to get enough of SUVs at the moment, and just about every manufacturer is either rushing to get into producing their own takes on the genre or expanding their existing portfolios. But if you really got deep pockets and have a liking for SUVs, and even Lamborghini Urus doesn’t seem to fit your league – then, first, how the hell are you here, reading this! And second, you got to check out ultimate SUV which will put an end to your quest – the Karlmann King, which also happens to be the world’s most expensive SUV ever! Loosen up that wallet (perhaps your massive locker).
Designed by a Chinese company called IAT and built by a European team which comprises of over 1,800 people, the company will build precisely just 12 pieces of Karlmann King. The SUV is built on a Ford F-550 platform and weighs a portly 4,500 kg. Should you want your SUV to be bullet-proof; the weight can go up to a massive 6,000 kg. It is almost six metres in length. Under the hood is a massive 6.8-litre V10, from the Ford F-550 itself. The engine churns out close to 400 bhp, a little less for something that weighs 4.5 tonnes. This explains the lowly top speed of just 140 kmph! This SUV has been built to withstand temperatures ranging from -40 degrees all the way to 200 degrees. Unfortunately, the Karlmann King have thin chances to be seen in India, even if we got all the money – since it is a 8.2 feet wide behemoth and most roads in India aren’t even 8 feet wide.
But that doesn’t stop us from looking into its fancy-ass features, does it? World’s most expensive SUV gets Hi-Fi sound, ultra HD 4K television set, private safebox, phone projection system and optional satellite TV along with optional satellite phone – talk about luxury. Well, there’s more – the car comes with coffee machine, electric table, independent AC at the front and rear, indoor neon light control and so on. And I don’t think I need to say a word about its edgy carbon-fibre and steel exteriors. So, are we ready for the price? The Karlmann King boasts a price tag of around £1.56m, making luxurious crossovers such as the £163,000 Bentley Bentayga seem positively cheap by comparison. Let’s get a Bentley. Right?