The World's Fastest Chauffeur
My Dad is a professional Chauffeur. He really enjoys his work, not only because he gets the chance to chauffeur some very interesting and sometimes famous people, but because of the tools of his trade - a Mercedes-Benz S Class 600. As you can see from the picture above it looks very similar to the Mercedes-Benz S Class 500 pictured on the right. The only real clue is the V12 moniker on the front wing. Both cars are stylish and elegant. They feature the usual goodies that you might expect from this sort of calibre of car, DVD, TV etc but the 600 has an awesome secret weapon...
BiTurbo V12 Power
This is why this car costs more than a house. It is an awe-inspiring 5.5 Litre V12 hooked up to a BiTurbo system - are these Germans mad? It produces over 500BHP and more torque than the Titanic. When you put your foot down it uses more fuel than the executive jets shown parked along side it. The reason why my Dad chose the car though, was for the silky smooth silence of the V12 twin turbo. His customers expect the best chauffeuring experience from his cars, so that's what he gives them.
A gentle drive in the country
When he first got the car, he took me for a quick spin. I am quite used to the S Class now, I have been driven in most varieties. At first, I didn't notice much apart from the silence of the engine and the beautiful upholstering. Stitching doesn't do much for me, so I settled back for a nice leisurely drive on the country roads, listening to the awesome Bose Sound System. Then we turned into a long straight country road, with a gentle dip, so we could see a head for about a mile. Then all hell broke loose... My Dad put the car into Sports Mode, the car dropped low and you could now feel the bumps. He then floored it, in 4.8 seconds we passed by 60 mph and a few seconds later we were doing 120-mph on a country road! I can't explain how fast this car is. I have driven 911 Turbo's, Aston Martins and some other fast cars. But this is something else, it is effortless. The car is heavier than a train, but it performs like a skimpy clad Italian sports car. It is an incredible feat of Teutonic engineering, albeit the engineers should be certified for even contemplating such a beast, but I am so glad they did.
Need a chauffeur?
So if your in London or Surrey and you want a luxury limousine to take you round the shops or even on a long haul up to Edinburgh and your in a bit of a hurry. Book a chauffeur car from iChauffeur - Chauffeurs for London and ask for a S Class 600... You have been warned....