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There's riding in style and then there's rolling in extreme look-at-me mode. Some of the wildest limousine conversions take the hottest cars and stretch them out, while others simply pack a party onto wheels. Whatever the reason for the ride, here's how to roll when your average limo simply won't do.
Ferrari F1 360
England-based Prestige Limousine created the first-ever 400-hp Ferrari F1 360 limousine by adding nonstructural carbon-fiber panels bonded to the existing Ferrari. The designers worried about adding the extra weight to the vehicle, but reinforced the added section with even more carbon fiber. The best part? Enormous Ferrari-red gullwing doors.
Chevy Camaro Transformer
Avolar Limo calls its custom-built 312-horsepower Camaro limousine the Bumblebee Transformer, after the character in the Transformer films, we can only assume. The ride includes seating for 12, fiberoptics to wire all your media needs, lasers, mirrored ceiling panels, media galore, and a full bar. This modded Camaro cruises the streets of L.A.
This one screams chic wedding more than party lifestyle, but you have to appreciate the classic conversion of a British staple by A Perfect Limo. With oak seating for 36, or 50 if you include standing room and pack people in—this trolley actually has more function than you might think. The trolley limo comes with laser-show capabilities, a fog machine, and flat screens. The fully enclosed riding cabin also features a fireplace for those cold evenings and karaoke, too.
Tanks-a-Lot in the U.K. has about 30 tanks in its arsenal, mostly for corporate events and thrill seekers. But it decided to turn one version, the FV432 British tank, into a limo that can seat eight passengers ready to storm the streets of London. The armored personnel carrier includes a turret from when it was stationed near the Berlin Wall, newly created windows (since the original wasn't built for sightseeing), cameras in lieu of a rearview mirror, a leftover diesel-powered heater from the tank's war days, 44 feet of remote neon tubes, and a Jacuzzi.
With 460 square feet of extreme limo riding, the 435-hp Midnight Rider is the largest limousine on the road, its creators say. Based in California, this tractor-trailer—the only one ever built—has pulled in numerous awards as the largest, heaviest, etc., limo for hire in the U.S. Midnight Rider is a dance party on the highway: It's 70 feet long, carries 40 passengers (complete with two bartenders and a hostess), and has three separate lounges each with an 1800-watt surround-sound system to pump up the volume.
This Sunday you could be riding high in perhaps the world's most elegant monster truck. The 350-hp Monster Limo, based in Arizona, can show up at your place with a paint job to match your event. It's perfect if you need to crush a lineup of 15 Chevy Novas on your way to the prom.
The monster truck limo brings power, but not speed. Luckily, if you need luxury in a hurry there's this Indycar-style GP limo by Canadian Michael Pettipas. The world's fastest legal street limousine with 400-hp performs on the track, too. Those interested can also rent out the limo for track runs and seat six passengers in the back while they do hot laps.
If you're planning an upscale heist during a bachelor party, The Vault by Armored Limo is the ideal ride. The Florida-based armored car includes all the strobe lights, neon lighting, and full bar amenities you'd expect in a limo for you and your 27 closest friends. The only thing it can't protect you from: bad decisions.
Don't call it a bus—the F650 is the largest of the truck-based limos. Featured at a few different limo companies across the nation, this super-size Ford with 362 horsepower fits 30 passengers in a hybrid of a standard limo and a tour bus. The cabin includes a color-changing interior, a 42-inch plasma TV, and plenty more features to keep you riding in style.
The fruition a fanatical vision, this look-alike Batmobile limo has been seen roaming the streets of Gotham. Seriously. One can only wonder at the cost to create such an intricate design, complete with all the curves and points of a vehicle suitable only for Batman's night on the town.