CEOs of the world require a car that says a lot about them − it should be able to convey their inner personality in a distinct manner. For CEOs that love to drive, Edmunds and Chief Executive magazine have come up with a list of the “Five Best Play Cars for CEOs.”
The cars nominated include the 2014 Jaguar F-Type V-8 S, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi RS 7, 2014 BMW i8, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. According to Edmunds’ Editor in Chief Scott Oldham and Chief Executive’s William J. Holstein, the five vehicles are “an intelligent range of new or recently refreshed selections.”
They made their selections based on the different needs of CEOs. For example, the Jaguar F-Type V-8 S is for the CEO that “loves stylish performance” and is designed to “put a smile on your face every time you get in.”
With an as-tested price of $210,620, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is the most expensive of the five vehicles, but was recommended for CEOs who “seek the ultimate.” That must include price too.
For the CEO who “demands excellence,” the Audi RS 7 is the vehicle of choice. The testers were impressed with its 4.0-liter V8 with 560 horsepower. Interestingly enough, the RS 7 was the only sedan of the five vehicles chosen.
CEOs who “appreciate style, performance, and cutting-edge technology” should look at the BMW i8. This plug-in hybrid was portrayed as the vehicle for the “Renaissance CEO.” With a test price of $135,700, the i8 ranks as one of the most expensive hybrids on sale today.
Lastly, America’s own Corvette Stingray was commended for its ability to “command respect.” It’s for CEOs that are “serious about torque” and, with 460 lb-ft, it stands to reason. At a $66,080 price point, it was also the cheapest of the five vehicles.
The “Five Best Play Cars for CEOs” are not only for CEOs, states Edmunds, but also for “all car shoppers with a playful side and a lot of cash.”