Planning to mark the new year with a bank-busting luxury motor?

Even if you're not, this decade of ostentatious automobiles is a feast for the eyes.

And if you're not sure which one to add to your post-lottery-win fantasy shopping list, why not add them all?

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1. Rolls Royce Phantom

The Phantom has long been the most luxurious model in the Rolls Royce line-up. Indeed, it's long been one of the most luxurious cars on the planet.

The 2022 model is no different, with 130kg of soundproofing and a bespoke interior, plus a raft of premium options, such as star headliner, and a completely customisable paint job.

It's not the fastest car in the marque's range - but it is the most luxurious. That's not to say it's a slouch - the 6.75 litre V12 engine produces 570 horsepower. 

 

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2. Bentley Flying Spur

The Flying Spur fuses sumptuous luxury with incredible acceleration, the latter delivered by its exclusive 6-litre W12 engine which produces 645 HP. Such power is necessary, however, since the Spur weighs 2.4 tonnes.

It can go from standstill to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 207mph.

Adaptive suspension and sport dynamics ensure all that mass stays on the road while taking corners.

Comfort is assured thanks to the all-leather interior, the air suspension and the generous rear headroom.

 

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3. Mercedes Maybach S-Class

If a regular S-Class simply doesn’t cut it, then consider a Maybach version - in which every detail has been redesigned to be as luxurious as possible.

It features a visibly upgraded wheelbase, 18cm of additional length, a two-tone paint scheme (that takes a week to complete), the finest quality nappa leather, its own refrigerator, four screens and massaging seats.

If you're concerned all this kit will slow it down, you can always go with the twin turbo-charged version, delivering more than 620 HP.

What's more, it can drive and park by itself under certain conditions, thanks to its futuristic autonomous tech.

 

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4. Rolls Royce Cullinan

Keen to cash in on the vast SUV market, Rolls Royce developed the Cullinan - but, typically for the super-luxury British brand, it took its time. But the wait was worth it, boasting as it does supreme ambiance and a build quality that sets it apart from its rivals.

Among the many, many available features are the star headliner, custom dashboard inlays, and a set of two retractable picnic seats in the rear.

As with all Rollers, the almost limitless array of options means the potential purchase price is almost limitless too!

 

Interior of the Mercedes Maybach GLS

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5. Mercedes Maybach GLS

This souped-up variant of the Mercedes GLS - itself a supremely luxurious full-size SUV - is Maybach's first-ever SUV.

Like the Cullinan, it's a fabulous first attempt.

With miles of chrome highlights and an optional two-tone paint job, the exterior exudes assertiveness.

Inside, acres of leather, ultra-plush seats, and ambient lighting make for a truly luxurious experience for driver and passenger alike.

For an added touch of comfort, opt for the adjustable recliner seats, just in case you need a rest after all the mind-boggling luxury.

 

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6. Bentley Mulsanne

The Mulsanne is a thoroughly modern Bentley that nevertheless remains true to the marque's rich heritage.

Old-school coach building techniques have been harnessed to create this cutting-edge piece of automotive luxury.

The interior is as sumptuous as you would expect, with the added character of an analogue instrument panel.

This vast 2.6 tonne beast is powered by a 6.75 litre V8 which produces more than 505HP.

 

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7. Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

Peerless craftsmanship and boundary-pushing tech are the watchwords of this super luxury Range Rover.

Few vehicles can offer such comfort and refinement while being exceptional off-road.

Highlight features include adaptive air suspension, advanced safety systems, and top-of-the line infotainment - all seamlessly blended with the design language of Range Rover's long-standing heritage.

 

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BMW 7-Series

Beamers have always been pleasant to drive or ride in, but the 7-Series amplifies this quality to the level of true luxury.

The 2022 model featured the longest and widest grille ever fitted to a 7-Series.

A generous helping of chrome on the outside and oodles of leather on the inside are harnessed to great effect, blending BMW's heritage look with the latest in innovative tech, including a digital driver's display, heated seat and ambient lighting.

 

Lamborghini Urus

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9. Lamborghini Urus

Arguably the most outlandish and sporty SUV on the market, the 2022 Urus blends insane performance with oil-sheikh levels of comfort.

Like it's supercar siblings, the Urus features Lamborghini's signature design aesthetic - with bold, assertive lines and off-world angles that make it one of the biggest head turners you can buy.

The 2022 variant appears to have pinched a few design cues from the Aston Martin DBX front bumper - but it remains instantly recognizable as a Lambo.

With a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 190mph, one has to remind oneself that this is actually an SUV.

 

Audi RS Q8 Interior

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10. Audi RS Q8

The Q8 is the best equipped RS spec Audi available.

Based on a Lamborghini Urus (Audi owns the Italian marque), the RS Q8 is actually a little more comfortable and more luxurious than its more costly cousin. It also boasts a more aggressive look than the standard Audi Q8.

Inside, driver-oriented controls and contrasting stitching are among the many highlights, making this a luxurious option that won't break the bank. Well, not completely.