10 Great Cars Owned And Used By King Charles III

Dan Smith

Charles III will officially become Head of State of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations on September 8, 2022. Charles III, 74, automatically inherited the role after the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. During his pre-crown career, he served in both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Navy. After completing his military service in 1976, he turned to other passions. His areas of greatest interest included the environment, sustainable agriculture and architectural preservation. The British royal family has owned and used some of Britain's finest branded cars for years. Prince Charles is no exception and has enjoyed some very attractive models. Here are his 10 best examples from his car history. RELATED: Check Out This Beautiful Aston Martin DB6 EV Conversion

10/10 Aston Martin DB6 Volante

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One of King Charles' most notable cars is the stunningly beautiful DB6 Volante. Charles has owned this car since 1970, in a gorgeous 'Seychelles Blue' finish.

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The car made headlines during the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. Prince William drove from Buckingham Palace to the mall, dragging balloons and ribbons. In line with his environmental concerns, Charles modified his car to run on bioethanol.

9/10 MGC GT

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Owned and driven by King Charles for over 30 years, the MGC GT was clearly his favorite car. Despite this, the model was not very popular with general buyers. Many complained that they needed to spend more time and effort developing the car.

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The MGC GT had a 3.0 liter engine and could go from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 10 seconds. With plenty of preparation time, the car topped him out at a top speed of 120 mph.

8/10 audi e-tron

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Prince Charles has long been an advocate for the environment. In line with his environmental beliefs, switching to electric cars makes a lot of sense. The E-Tron is Audi's first production all-electric vehicle.

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The car has dual electric motors and produces 402 horsepower. 0-60 mph in just 5.5 seconds and 124 mph. With an EPA-estimated range of 226 miles, the E-Tron would have been a useful addition to his fleet. Related: 5 things we love about the Audi E-Tron GT RS (5 reasons to buy a Porsche Taycan Turbo S)

7/10 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

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Prince Charles was gifted a stunning V8 Vantage Volante by the Emir of Bahrain. As its name suggests, the 5.3-liter V8 made performance under the hood.

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His Vantage V8 was so popular that Aston Martin built and sold another 20 in the same 'Prince of Wales' or 'PoW' specification.

6/10 Audi A8

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Another Audi model used by the monarch is the brand's flagship luxury sedan, the A8. Thanks to generous discounts, many members of the royal family have driven Audi models over the years.The new king has a third-generation version known as his D4, which he produced between 2010 and 2017. used.

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This car was the first Audi production car with the "Presense" collision avoidance system. This must have provided some peace of mind while he was taken between engagements, with luxury features such as a 1,400-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system and a very comfortable rear seat. His A8 would have provided rest.

5/10 Aston Martin Village Volante

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The third drop-top Aston used by Prince Charles was the Village Volante, leased from 1994 to 2007. The car was fast, with a top speed of 175 mph thanks to his upgraded 6.3-liter V8 engine. The standard car is a 5.2-liter V8.

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Supposedly, it featured a special compartment in the center console.

4/10 Audi A6 Allroad

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Proving that King Charles is a relatively modest man, he owns a number of A6 Allroads. The versatile wagon was the personal vehicle of choice, and he and his wife Camilla have driven this model for many years. Away from official duties, Charles enjoys an escape to the countryside.

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The Allroad combines comfort, sophistication and off-road capability so he can effortlessly glide around his property. Several engine options were available, with the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 proving to be a popular option. In just 5.6 seconds he was capable of 0-60 mph and was able to cruise to his restricted top speed of 155 mph. Related: 7 Reasons to Love the 2023 Audi A6 Allroad (3 Reasons to Buy an A4 Allroad)

3/10 Bentley State Limousine

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Created by Bentley as a one-off, the Arnage-based vehicle was used by the late King for 20 years. Built for his 50th anniversary on the throne, the car featured a 'panoramic glass house', allowing crowds to catch a glimpse of the Queen.

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After her death in late 2022, King Charles inherited not only the position of head of state, but also the state of Bentley. was doing.

2/10 jaguar i pace

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Prince Charles purchased an all-electric Jaguar I-Pace in 2019. The vehicle is used for public service and helps reduce local air pollution. The I-Pace is ideally suited for his duties in London as it has no exhaust emissions.

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With two electric motors, the car puts out a decent 394 horsepower. The I-Pace accelerates from 0 to 100 miles per hour in just over 4 seconds.

1/10 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

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Over the years, the royal family has owned numerous Rolls-Royce Phantoms. The Queen was gifted her bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom VI in silver in 1978 to commemorate her jubilee. This car was in heavy use until her 2002 when she started using her Bentley State Limousine.

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The Phantom VI was recently used by Charles III to perform official duties after the Queen's death. The engine room is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which demonstrates sufficient power. Source: Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Royal Mews, Bentley Motors, Audi, Jaguar.