If you pay close attention, then you will notice that there are numerous luxury cars on Hungarian roads, with some of them costing way over 300 thousand euros. Interested in which cars are favoured by the richest Hungarians? Read on to find out.
Even though the roads in Hungary are in devastatingly bad shape (as we wrote, Opel mocked it too), one finds several luxurious vehicles roaming them. Pénzcentrum has collected those that were purchased in Hungary since January 2018.
Pénzcentrum found out from Datahouse that between January 2018 and February 2019, altogether 1400 new luxury cars were registered in Hungary; their prices put together are worth billions of forints.
The popularity of Mercedes, Audi and BMW is unbroken: 549 new Mercedes cars were registered in the aforementioned period, 225 new Audis and 166 new BMWs.
The rarest are the Aston Martin DB11 – only one DB11 was registered, though this costs 65 million forints (EUR 202 thousand), the Chevrolet Corvette (only one), Rolls-Royce Ghost (one, costs 50 million forints/155 thousand euros).
Although the basic Rolls-Royce Ghost costs 50 million forints (EUR 155 thousand), its price can reach even its double, 110 million forints (EUR 340 thousand), with extras. This model is the smaller one manufactured by Rolls-Royce, but it still stretches to 5.4 metres in length, hiding the finest of luxuries inside, like leather seats that resemble a very comfortable armchair or umbrellas in the doors, and we have not even mentioned its V12 engine delivering 570 bhp and 780 Nm torque.
Another expensive item on our list is the only Aston Martin DB11, the first car produced by the British manufacturer with a Mercedes engine, with a 5.2-litre capacity, two turbochargers, delivering 600 bhp on 6000 revs and 700 Nm torque, which is available already on 1500 revs. The car itself reaches 100 kilometres per hour in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 320 kph. The basic model costs 64 million forints (EUR 199 thousand).
The most expensive SUV registered in Hungary is the Bentley Bentayga SUV, with exactly three roaming the Hungarian roads.
This SUV, produced within the Volkswagen group, is equipped with a W12 engine delivering 635 bhp and 900 Nm torque, so it is able to reach 305 kph. The world’s fastest urban SUV costs 65 million forints (EUR 202 thousand).
Altogether 10 Ferraris were registered in Hungary in the past 14 months, including models like the 488 (80 million forints/248 thousand euros), the GTC4 Lusso or even the 812 Superfast (only one in Hungary). The 812 Superfast was intended to be the successor of the F12 and is equipped with a V12 engine, delivering 800 bhp, reaching 100 kph in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed of 350 kph. Of course, such an extravaganza does not come cheap: the Superfast costs 95 million forints (EUR 295 thousand).
It seems that not only electric cars are gaining popularity in Hungary, but electric luxury cars too: Pénzcentrum reports that 19 of the top Tesla models were registered last year, 12 of which are the most successful Tesla models, the S, with 7 of the most expensive Teslas, the Model X. The latter costs 30-45 million forints (EUR 93-140 thousand), depending on their equipment and the batteries. The Model X can be your trusty companion for over 400 kilometres with just one charge, and comes in family size, with 7 seats. This crossover reaches 100 kph in 3.2 seconds, it is equipped with numerous high-tech gadgets, and it has falcon doors.